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New Arlington Library deserves support

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:45PM

Ballots for the May 20 special election should have already begun appearing in area mail boxes, as local residents will have the opportunity to decide if Arlington needs a new library. There will actually be two measures on the ballot an $8.8 million construction bond and a measure to form a Library Capital Facility Area. Both measures must receive a supermajority of 60 percent or more yes votes for the new library to be built.

Let them eat nanoparticles

  • Dec 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:45PM

by Jim Hightower

Crime: Scratch where it itches

  • Dec 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:45PM

The front pages of both our community newspapers this week have crime-related stories prominently displayed. The Arlington Times headlines a request for information on a luring suspect, The Marysville Globe highlights the efforts of citizens in helping to stop a vicious assault on a Sheriffs officer.

Christmas, 1947

  • Dec 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:45PM

It was a world of one-car families, one salary incomes, one-car detached garages, and one bathroom homes. So long as that was our neighbors situation, we figured it was the normal state of affairs, and it was. It worked well to have one parent orchestrating family life while the other brought home the bacon.

Be careful with the good news

  • Dec 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:45PM

by Don C. Brunell

The WASL, other items making the news

  • Dec 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:45PM

ITEM The state Board of Education has approved delaying the requirement that high school students pass the math section of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning in order to graduate. Thats in the wake of the failure of 49 percent of sophomores last spring to pass the math test, and an announcement by Gov. Chris Gregoire and Superintendent of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson that they will ask the 2007 Legislature to approve the delay through 2010. In the meantime, plans are for better teacher training, more emphasis on the importance of math and a longer school day and year.

Blame the beetles for damage to forests

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:44PM

Why they hate us look to history for answers

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:44PM

by Sheldon Richman

How campaign finance laws weaken our First Amendment rights

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:44PM

by William Maurer

Students, drivers need to use extra caution as new school year starts

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:44PM

With thousands of local children returning to school this week, students and drivers must use extra caution to ensure their safety and to prevent a tragic accident. The dangers are real in October 2005 a M-PHS student was seriously injured when he was hit by a bus while on his way to school in darkness of the early morning.

The Air Force doesnt need a Maserati

  • Nov 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:44PM

by Jim Hightower

Thanks to those who worked on library bond, MFD ballot measures

  • Nov 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:44PM

Despite the dedication and hard work of a group of very committed volunteers, it appears, unfortunately, that the Arlington Library Bond which appeared on the Nov. 7 general election ballot has failed to get the required 60 percent supermajority needed to pass.

Oh, no, another IBPE! (Irregular But Predictable Emergency)

  • Nov 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:44PM

We live in an area blessed with many good things and a few IBPEs (Irregular But Predictable Emergencies). November is a good case in point.

History, as written here and elsewhere

  • Nov 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

I got two items of feedback on my last article, the one that probed into the complex mire of our Iraq involvement. Both questioned the middle part in which I tried to explore why simplistic notions of victory and defeat cant fit the situation.

Who really leaves the Sanikan lid up?

  • Nov 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

Okay, elections over, back to the real world.

Youd love this darling little sweatshop

  • Dec 20, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

by Jim Hightower

Christmas Chicken: The Magic of Christmas

  • Dec 20, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

This column first appeared here Dec. 17, 1997. We reprint it by request.

December is open enrollment for Medicare drug benefit

  • Dec 20, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

by Senator Maria Cantwell

Guessing poll results incorrectly

  • Dec 20, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

In a poll taken in this state a week after the election by Peter Hart, guess which of our three top women office holders topped out in voter acceptance?

Governor right to sign law banning protests at funerals

  • Feb 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

Army Spec. Mickel Garrigus of McCleary, Marine Cpl. Darrel Morris of Spokane and Army Maj. Alan Johnson, have several things in common.

Were all a little nuts

  • Feb 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

What a school year its been for Marysville. Test scores rising, new schools being built, Dr. Nyland deservedly up for National Superintendent of the Year. And how about those MPHS B-Ballers? But good is never good enough in the pursuit of excellence. In the school biz, we (that means all of us) always have another challenge to meet. Dealing with learning disorders is one of those.

Guest Opinion: Negotiating with Iran and Syria over Iraq

  • Feb 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

by W. Andrew Terrill

Dixy Lee Ray vs. Al Gore on the environment

  • Feb 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

All hell is breaking loose in Iraq and U.S. presidential wannabes are popping up like dandelions in the spring but that doesnt diminish the headlines in many newspapers on the topic they appear to have decided is of equal importance: Global warming.

Just how low will President Bush go?

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

Just how low will President George W. Bush go? No, Im not referring to his approval rating which currently hovers around the mid-20 percent range making him the least popular

He who controls the water controls the world

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:43PM

Remember how mad everybody got when the U.S. Supreme Court decided that government could seize private property not just for public use but private interests, e.g., kicking you out of your home so a developer can build a shopping mall? Reasoning behind the decision, it was explained, was to produce more jobs and tax revenues. But states could feel free, the court said, to place further restrictions on takings, which many, including Washington, have done.

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