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Relief shouldnt mean paying more

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:09PM

After the Washington State Supreme Court ruled against Initiative 747, I was glad the governor accepted our request to call a one-day special session on Nov. 29 to reinstate the measures 1 percent levy limit. It was our opportunity to uphold the will of the people who approved the initiative in 2001.

Memorable Christmases

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:09PM

Some Christmases live in my memory. Some dont. My earliest truly memorable Christmas took place during WWII. Arctic air and a dwindling supply of coal had caused Dad to fire up the sheepherders stove that crouched in front of the fireplace. It was fed with scrounged wood, mainly cast-off railroad ties. The trouble with ties is that they give off creosote fumes that collect on chimneys insides to form a thick, flammable layer of varnish.

Whats a nice Jewish boy to do?

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:08PM

What, asked radio talk show host John Rothman on San Franciscos KGO the other night, does a nice Jewish boy like me say when someone wishes me a Merry Christmas?

Dont overlook locally owned businesses when shopping for the holidays

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:08PM

With less than a week before Christmas, north county residents have just days to do their last minute shopping for gifts for family and friends.

Why things get complicated in Congress

  • Mar 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:08PM

by Lee H. Hamilton

Take another look at I-937 and encourage new hydro generation

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:08PM

by Don C. Brunell

Senate leadership disdains will of the people

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:08PM

by Amber Gunn

Spring is the time for childhood opportunities

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:08PM

Parents of school-aged children, please make a springtime resolution to kick your kids outside.

U.S. Supreme Court decision should make Washington voters happy

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:08PM

A March 18 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court should make a lot of voters in Washington state very happy.

Malaise

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:08PM

President Carter called it malaise and became a one-termer when Ronald Reagan promised the people the dawning of a morning in America instead, but I think its the right word for the mood of the populace today, malaise meaning a vague sense of mental or moral ill-being.

Memorial Day honors those who died while serving

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:07PM

Presidential politics and foreign policy

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:07PM

by Jacob G. Hornberger

Chinese are putting their mountain of cash to work on their own R&D

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:07PM

by Don C. Brunell

Pathetic arguments for foreign intervention

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:07PM

by Sheldon Richman

Are you SAD? (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:07PM

Leaden skies leak intermittent drizzle while temperatures hang in the mid-40s. A few hardy golfers are out hacking from one muddy lie to the next. Fishermen standing thigh deep in the frigid Stillaguamish radiate shiver-ripples, fingers too numb to tie knots.

The un-justice system

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:07PM

In 1999, our family became crime victims due to the murder of my mother, writes Jim Statler of Marysville.

Voters, not Council, should decide fate of vehicle tab fee increases

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:07PM

Marysville is joining a number of cities who, along with the Snohomish County Council, are in the early stages of considering the formation of a Transportation Benefit District to raise funds for roadwork. The TBD could increase vehicle license tab fees by as much as $20 without voter approval, and more than $20 with voter approval.

Top 10 things Washingtons legislature

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:06PM

by Don C. Brunell

Marysville schools work to improve student behavior

  • Apr 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:06PM

by Larry Nyland

Politicians need to find a balance

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:06PM

by Lee H. Hamilton

State should pursue death penalty

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:06PM

The late King County prosecutor Norm Maleng was a dear friend of mine and I would have liked to see him become governor but he had one little flaw that irked me.

Arlington residents will have several opportunities to support their community

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:06PM

Arlington residents will have a couple of opportunities in the coming months to support their community when they cast their ballots in the Feb. 19 and May 20 elections.

It has seemed like a long time for us

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:05PM

by Ryan J. Cave

No matter where we choose to go

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:05PM

by Beth Hasseler

Today we graduate into a new world

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 2:05PM

by Emily Barry

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