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Out of the mouths of children

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:53PM

When expectations arent met, someone usually demands to know why. This goes for public education as well as politics, wars, marriage and raising children. Normally, it is someone up the organizational chart that demands to know why underlings under-perform. Thats why it came as such a surprise when 200 Totem Middle School students called principals and teachers to account.

District, students must work together to address safety, disciplinary concerns

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:53PM

While the March 5 walk out by nearly 200 students at Totem Middle School may not have caught Marysville School District officials off guard, it did surprise many in the community to see students actually asking for and demanding more discipline and increased safety at their school.

Thank Goodness We Can Ignore the Wars

  • Apr 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:53PM

by Sheldon Richman

Workers, children deserve family leave insurance

  • Apr 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:53PM

Maritime safety tax misses the mark

  • Apr 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:53PM

The Rise of Islamists in the Middle East

  • Apr 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:52PM

Failing students, failing schools, or failing teachers?

  • Apr 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:52PM

WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) is still the 800-pound gorilla on the backs of state legislators who cant decide whether to abandon it, dilute it or delay its taking effect until, hopefully, a miracle brings students up to par so they can pass it.

Trio of Easter events offer lots of family fun

  • Apr 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:52PM

The cities of Arlington and Marysville are going with local businesses and community groups to present a trio of fun-filled Easter events for the entire family.

A bad fix to contractor issue will increase home prices and spawn a new round of lawsuits

  • Feb 27, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:52PM

by Don C. Brunell

Crystals run amok?

  • Feb 27, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:52PM

The first time I had labyrinthitis, back in 2000, it was something, according to medical authorities, that you usually only get once in a lifetime.

Democratic caucus rocked

  • Feb 27, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:52PM

The Democratic Party caucus for a sliver of Washingtons 44th Legislative District was held Feb. 9, in the Marysvilles Totem Middle School cafeteria. The previous presidential caucus, held at Lake Stevens High School, brought a huge chunk of 44th Districts precincts together.

Communities commended for supporting schools

  • Feb 27, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:52PM

Local school districts are going five-for-five when it comes to the levies on the Feb. 19 ballot and local voters should be commended for supporting the districts and, more importantly, the students they serve.

Recent events highlight the good and the bad in our communities

  • Jan 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:52PM

While the vast majority of residents in our communities are good and caring people, there are, unfortunately, those who care about nothing and care about no one but themselves. The differences between these two types of people were highlighted by several recent events.

A man named Smedley

  • Jan 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:52PM

Hiding or classifying wrongdoing will always harm us.

Lawmakers should pass streamlined sales tax legislation

  • Jan 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

by Don C. Brunell

Annual Ripoffs and Rotters list revealed

  • Jan 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

The year is young yet so I wont forsake my annual listing of ripoffs and rotters.

Secret hold not so secret any more

  • Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

by Charles N. Davis

Dare We Call It Tyranny?

  • Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

by Sheldon Richman

Small businesses increasingly endangered by lawsuits

  • Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

by Don C. Brunell

Legislative pay too high

  • Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

When I started writing this column in 1965, state legislators were paid $3,600 a year.

Illegal use of fireworks continues to plague our communities

  • Jun 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

In 2001 the Marysville City Council voted 4-3 against a proposal to ban the discharge of fireworks within city limits saying that the issue could be addressed through enforcement and education. But six years later, it seems little progress has been made to abate the illegal use of fireworks a problem that affects all of north Snohomish County.

Southwest Washington bridges and barges are critical to the regions economy

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

by Don C. Brunell

Why read?

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

Aside from a few high-achieving schools, WASL reading scores in Snohomish County need to improve. The percent of Marysvilles seventh graders that met or exceeded WASL standards were Marysville Middle School 49.5 percent, Cedarcrest 56.0 percent, and Tenth Street School 67.3 percent. Almost half of Marysvilles seventh graders reading comprehension and speed fall below a truly reasonable standard.

Winter holidays, Santa, Christmas and the Season of Giving

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

Winter has settled in. Santa Claus continues making frequent appearances around town.

Hidden $108 million property tax increase

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:51PM

Do you think it was wise of you to jump all over the governor and the Legislature after they passed the I-747 replacement bill in the special session? I asked Tim Eyman. Isnt the bill a replica of your initiative?

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