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Protect the Troops

  • Mar 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:29PM

Rep. Jack Murtha is calling for humane treatment of our military. He has had the audacity to propose a plan that says we should never again send our troops into harms way under-equipped, under-trained and under-rested.

Fighting crime and the justice system

  • Mar 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:29PM

We need to talk some more. For over eight days I was stuck with jury duty and for a week after that I had the flu and I think jury duty was the worst of the two. Our justice system has a lot of flaws in it. There are a lot of things to fix. The idea in this nation of being judged by your peers is flawed. The way the average citizen thinks today I wouldnt want to be judged by them.

Arlington Downtown Revitalization project a visionary example

  • Aug 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:29PM

The Arlington Downtown Revitalization project has been a visionary example of what can be done when local government has enlightened leadership. The planning, the knowledge of what needs to be done daily and the open communications are absolutely incredible. The spirit of cooperation among the city, local businesses and the Strider Construction people shows how good a project of this magnitude can go.

Thank you Marysville Library

  • Aug 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:29PM

On Friday, July 20, the staff of the Marysville Branch of Sno-Isle library hosted a Harry Potter party from 10 p.m. to midnight. Snacks, prizes and activities for all ages were provided in a safe and well-organized environment and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Many thanks again to our Marysville Branch of the Sno-Isle Library for another great event.

Veterans Day articles

  • Nov 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

First of all, I want to thank you all for the wonderful articles recently about our veterans. Both the Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post and Aux 1561 and American Legion Post and Aux. 76 really appreciate the words of encouragement for all they do in the community. This is a lovely expression of the communitys gratitude and respect to our veterans. I also want to express how grateful we are to everyone who came to watch the parade, many of whom came up to the veterans and thanked them for their service, to the parents who explained to their children what being a veteran really means, to all that fly the flag, and to the schools that put on such awesome programs.

School Board incompetent, not students

  • Nov 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

Recently the Everett Herald printed an editorial, followed by an Arlington Times story describing Arlington schools as dropout factories in a study conducted by Johns Hopkins University. The Arlington drop out rate is listed as 40 percent. It should be noted that the Johns Hopkins study used data from three years, not the four years usually considered in similar studies.

Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

Thanks to Fannys

The world has changed

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

In his autobiography Mein Kampf, Adolph Hitler stated, For when a people is not willing or able to fight for its existence Providence in its eternal justice has decreed that peoples end. In the late 1930s, Hitler sensed the weakness and equivocation of the great European nations and knew that, if he moved with deceit and swift resolve, he would have a chance to crush Europe. It was, in the end, a close thing because Europeans had become complacent.

Forty Days for Life

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

Forty Days for Life is a spiritual time calling upon God to hear our prayers and end the tragedy of abortion in our neighborhoods, state, and nation. It is a time of prayer, while respectfully being present outside facilities that perform abortions, primarily Planned Parenthood. It is a time to pray for those individuals who enter the facilities as an employee doctor, nurse, staff or patient the mother, the father and their baby.

Accident

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

Last Saturday evening my wife and I attended a cross country meet held on your beautiful Cedarcrest golf course. Unfortunately the evening ended badly. Immediately following the race at 8:05 p.m. we (my wife, my 15-year--old son and I) were traveling south on 67th Avenue. We were in a long line of cars exiting the parking lot from the golf course. At the intersection of Grove Street and 67th we were struck by another car that ran the red light going westbound on Grove Street. We were a fraction of a second from major injuries or worse. Seconds after the impact I got out of the car and asked the driver of the other car if they were okay and also pointed at the still red light in their direction. The cars immediately behind me continued through the still green light.

Broken healthcare

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

President Bush is threatening to veto health care for millions of uninsured kids.

Support our schools

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

I would like to single out a group of individuals that work relentlessly to increase the quality of life for our young people. The results of their efforts help promote the American Dream in our children and contribute to a variety of other qualities we find desirable in our community.

Delivery Disaster

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

Sorry to bother you but so far it looks like the Arlington Times delivery system is not working not on Burn Road at least.

Support Lakewood levy

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

As most people are aware, Feb. 19 is the date for the presidential primary. However, it is also the date that the Lakewood School District is asking the voters to approve two measures: The Replacement School Program and Operations Levy and the Technology Levy.

A quagmire of hog fuel

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

Many years ago, someone had an idea that we could use the abandoned railroad beds for bike and horse trails. This idea gained some momentum for a while and we did get a lot of beautiful trails put in to accommodate horses and bikes.

Traffic Grinch is the city

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

In an article in your Dec. 5 paper, the city of Marysville sounded delighted that the tax revenue from sales tax is growing. Imagine how fast it would grow if people could get in and out of the stores at Lakewood Commons.

Good intentions

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

Our state government has an opportunity for redemption by moving HB1321 to the floor and passing it. HB1321 is a parental notification bill making it the law that parents are informed before Planned Parenthood can perform an abortion on their teenage daughter. HB1321 is notification only, not permission. If the teenage girl doses not want her parents notified, then a judge will decide if the parents are not fit to know and if a line needs to be drawn through their constitution rights. HB1321 will help ensure that the people who care most about this girl and the unborn have a chance to ensure her best interest and mental health are protected.

Online vs. library

  • Oct 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

Boy, where have I been? According to Brian Laine (Oct. 18, letters to the editor) I no longer need the Arlington Public Library because I can get it all from my little old home computer. Wow. Lets see he must mean that I can get those 30 to 40 books I check out each month online for free? And I can get all those wonderful magazines I borrow for free online? And my husband can get all those blues, jazz, and Bob Dylan CDs online for free? And all those woodworking books he checks out? For free online? How about all that local family history research I do for others? Its online for free, too? And those DVDs I borrow for free? What a dummy Ive been.

Traffic dangers

  • Oct 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

I would like to congratulate The Globe/Times staff members who won WNPA awards but would like to challenge one of them to cover an accident waiting to happen.

I-933 is devastating

  • Oct 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:28PM

The last six Washington governors, including the current one, Christine Gregoire, and both Republicans and Democrats of the past have all come together to oppose Initiative 933. Theres a very good reason for this: it is a devastating proposal.

Larger libraries allow for more resources

  • Oct 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

I would like to thank Managing Librarian Leslie Moore for all of the help she gave me the last two-and-a-half years while I was researching the history of the women ancestors of my granddaughters two families in order to make her the quilt that hung on the library wall this summer. She very patiently helped me acquire skills I never thought Id have for doing online research, even on two different occasions giving the same lesson on how to really research on the Internet.

Support Marysville Fire District

  • Oct 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

As a lifetime resident of Marysville, Im writing to urge citizens to vote yes on Proposition 1. The Marysville Fire District needs our help so that they can continue to provide the excellent service they have always given our community.

Time to act

  • Mar 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

Much has been written in the past couple of months regarding improving the U.S. 2 trestle. It is very unfortunately that nothing was done to secure funding back in 2004, when it would have cost $345 million to replace the entire structure. Now, here we are a mere three years later and what will we be paying for? What the DOT calls access ramps (since they claim that capacity is not the problem) for $486 million, which, by the way, construction is not slated to begin until 2016. In addition to the DOT, many public officials have said that we should wait until funding becomes available to fix the structure. Wait for what? Wait for tens of thousands of more residents to move to south Marysville, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Monroe and all points in between? Wait until the cost rises into the billions? Wait until its takes over an hour to travel the two-mile stretch at 5 a.m.? We cannot wait to fix this nightmare. Whether by creating a special taxing district, introducing tolls, requesting assistance from the federal government or some other form, the time to act is now.

Graffiti

  • Mar 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

I want to applaud Mr. Hoffmans proposed solution to the graffiti problem that we are currently experiencing in Marysville. He is very generous to offer public and private property as a canvas for our young budding artists. I think he should take the lead in this bold and groundbreaking outreach program and offer up his residence to these artists as a token of his sincerity and commitment to the mastery of their skills. I am sure he will be proud to see every square inch of his property tagged with vulgar language and images that would not be appropriate to comment on. There are many people in this community, such as myself, who are very proud of their parks and businesses, who do not consider it a plausible solution to let vandals paint the whole town.

Thank you

  • Mar 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:27PM

Every once in a while you get news that really knocks the wind right out of you. That was the case a couple of weeks ago when I received word that my brother, Howard Olsen had passed away. It was a Sunday and I had just enough time to meet with my nieces and their families before returning to Olympia for the legislative session. Believe me, the trip was not an easy one.

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