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Arlington Dollars For Scholars teams up with Boston's Pizza for Feb. 21 fundraiser

  • Jan 31, 2012 at 3:34PM

LAKEWOOD — The Arlington Chapter of Dollars For Scholars will stage a fundraising event at Boston's Gourmet Pizza Restaurant in Lakewood from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Arlington, Marysville businesses collecting prom dresses for girls in need

  • Jan 31, 2012 at 10:43PM

ARLINGTON — Arlington and Marysville businesses are teaming up to help young women in need dress their best for a special night. "A Beautiful Addiction" Tanning Salon in Arlington and Trusty Threads in Marysville are serving as donation drop-off locations for the Prom Dress Exchange and Fashion Show taking place on Saturday, March 3, in Arlington.

The Human Spectrum | GUEST OPINION

  • Feb 1, 2012 at 9:56AM

The strategy announced last week by The American Psychiatric Association to revise the definition of autism will effectively eliminate the autism “epidemic” simply by changing what we mean by the word autism itself. The APA’s strategy has two paradoxical outcomes. First, it neatly absolves society of the burden of supporting a significant population of people whose needs are not changed in the slightest by the clever redefinition of the label that describes them.

Public school finance: Don’t waste this crisis!| OPINION

  • Feb 1, 2012 at 9:57AM

Look at a high school text book. Everything is first-class, or was when it was new. It’s tough, colorful, heavy and made to last. If you tried lugging a trade paperback to school and back every day it would be a mess of loose pages within a week or two. Library-rated bindings last longer but even they are no match for the durability of textbooks. Of course that level of quality costs a bundle so with school budgets in crisis you can be sure that school districts are squeezing one more year from nearly used up textbooks.

Lakewood, Granite Falls face off in ‘Cat Fight’

  • Feb 1, 2012 at 10:06AM

The Lakewood Cougars and the Granite Falls Tigers faced off on the hardcourt, Jan. 28, for the annual “Cat Fight.”

Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill; House review next

  • Feb 2, 2012 at 8:00AM

As Senate President Brad Owens announced that the same-sex marriage bill, ESSB 6239, had passed, an anxious audience of hundreds watching attentively during tense floor debate erupted with applause.

Sound Salmon Solutions planting trees in Arlington, Marysville

  • Feb 6, 2012 at 4:53PM

SMOKEY POINT — Sound Salmon Solutions needs volunteers to help them contribute to salmon recovery by planting native trees and shrubs at their restoration sites in Arlington and Marysville.

Lakewood, M-P soccer players sign letters of intent

  • Feb 8, 2012 at 10:19AM

Lakewood High School’s Miranda Head and Marysville-Pilchuck High School’s Rebecca Lentz were all smiles as they became the latest student athletes to sign their names on the dotted line on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Lakewood Cougars outrun Coupeville for a 95-36 victory

  • Feb 8, 2012 at 10:20AM

The Lakewood boys basketball team honored its seniors Jan. 31 with a near record-setting performance by handing Coupeville a 95-36 drubbing.

A Yes Vote | WEEKLY CARTOON

  • Feb 8, 2012 at 10:22AM

Marysville cheerleaders fall ill after competition in Everett

  • Feb 8, 2012 at 1:30PM

MARYSVILLE — Five Marysville-Pilchuck High School cheerleaders were among those who reportedly fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea after attending a cheerleading competition in Everett on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Marriage-equality law clears House; Governor's signature next

  • Feb 9, 2012 at 8:19AM

The final tally Wednesday of votes in the state House of Representatives on ESSB 6239 legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state was 55 yea and 43 nay.

Snohomish Health District rules out drinking water as source of disease in illness investigation

  • Feb 10, 2012 at 3:44PM

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Snohomish Health District is continuing its investigation of an illness that struck participants in a statewide cheerleading competition on Feb. 4 at Comcast Arena in Everett. Several Snohomish County schools participated. So far, 46 Snohomish County residents reported they were ill in connection with the event. Nearly 200 have reported illness statewide.

Norovirus identified as bug that sickened cheerleaders across county, state

  • Feb 14, 2012 at 2:06PM

OLYMPIA — Testing at the state Public Health Laboratories confirms that norovirus caused hundreds of illnesses during and after the Feb. 4 state high school cheerleading tournament in Everett. Norovirus is typically transmitted person-to-person.

A Secular Sacrament | WEEKLY CARTOON

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 11:08AM

Who needs CT buses? | OPINION

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 11:12AM

How necessary is public transportation? If you flunk your vision test when applying for a driver’s license, absolutely necessary. If you’re a student commuting from affordable housing to college, very essential. If driving a private car isn’t an option for any of a hundred other reasons, you need buses.

Lakewood wrestler qualifies for Mat Classic

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 11:58AM

With her fourth-place finish at the 2A Regional Tournament Feb. 11, Lakewood’s Allison Lawten qualified to compete in the upcoming Mat Classic in Tacoma on Feb. 17-18.

Rep. Larsen holds telephone town hall on Feb. 16

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 2:07PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, of Washington state's 2nd Congressional District, will hold a telephone town hall on Thursday, Feb. 16, starting at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Epidemic continues in Snohomish County: Free whooping cough shots for adults, Feb. 25

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Feb 21, 2012 at 9:13AM

In response to the ongoing whooping cough epidemic in the area, Snohomish Health District and Group Health Cooperative will offer free vaccine to protect adults from whooping cough, also called pertussis, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Group Health Everett Medical Center.

Rep. Bailey holds telephone town hall on Feb. 20

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 3:15PM

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Barbara Bailey is inviting her constituents in the 10th District to a telephone town hall meeting on Monday, Feb. 20. The community conversation, which will be conducted like a call-in radio show, will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Marysville City Council adopts 'Stay Out of Drug Area' downtown

  • Feb 21, 2012 at 2:16PM

MARYSVILLE — On Feb. 13, the Marysville City Council adopted new laws establishing a "Stay Out of Drug Area" downtown to deter drug-related criminal activity and impose stiffer penalties on repeat offenders, and amended existing laws aimed at reducing aggressive panhandling and lewd conduct in public places.

Local students study in Sea of Cortez, U.K.

  • Feb 21, 2012 at 2:24PM

Two area students spent January studying far afield as part of a special program through Linfield College. Arlington's Leah Rensel, a junior majoring in biology, took the college's class on "Literary Biology of the Sea of Cortez" at the Sea of Cortez in the Gulf of California, while Marysville's Peyton Mizell, a junior majoring in economics, took the college's class on "Creative Writing in the U.K." in the United Kingdom.

New WSDOT cameras, hardware map 16 miles of I-5 between Everett, Arlington

  • Feb 21, 2012 at 2:29PM

MARYSVILLE — For years, drivers in Snohomish County had to guess what traffic conditions would be like on Interstate 5 north of Everett. Cameras and traffic flow information stopped at the Snohomish River bridge, and the 16 miles of I-5 between Everett and Arlington showed up on the Seattle-area traffic map, at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Traffic/seattle, as a stretch of gray with the words, "No equipment available."

GOP caucus on March 3 in Marysville for Districts 38, 39 and 44

  • Feb 21, 2012 at 2:32PM

MARYSVILLE — The Republican caucus for Marysville will meet on March 3, and due to budget cuts, the Washington state presidential primary has been cancelled for the year, so the only way you will be able to vote in the Republican primary is by attending the caucus, since no ballots will be mailed.

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