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Need rehabilitative prison programs

  • Dec 20, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:31PM

Many folks view educational and training opportunities for those incarcerated as undeserved and incompatible with the desire to punish those who offend us. Offenders are sent to prison as punishment, not to be punished. Our treatment of those incarcerated has a direct impact on their success when released.

Johnny-come-lately

  • May 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:31PM

The headlines tell the story. Toyota No. 1 in world car sales. Environmentally based new jobs top 170,000 in Germany. Thousands of Chinese-produced CFLs (energy efficient light bulbs) saving money for American families. Germany leads world in Wind Power. Soy leads in solar cell applications.

Cinco de Mayo

  • May 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

Marysvilles First Annual Cinco de Mayo Community Festival was a huge success. More than 300 people came out to celebrate the shared traditions of our diverse community. We laughed, we sang, we played and we ate and ate and ate.

No alternative access

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

The proposed location for the Granite Falls Motocross Park entails a minimum of 15 miles of driving on two-lane roads from any of the nearest freeway off ramps to the. The final five miles of road, the Mountain Loop Highway, east of Granite Falls, is a winding, mountainous road with steep grades, particularly the long steep grade just prior to the project site known locally as Sand Hill. On the MLH, there is also the narrow Stillaguamish River Bridge, which creates numerous safety problems in itself.

Thank you

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

The city of Arlington started a Bus Bench Donation Program this summer to address the great shortage of benches at bus stops in Arlington. Of the 62 bus stop locations within the city, only 10 have benches and County Transit is only scheduled to install two new bench sites this year. At this rate, Arlington citizens would be standing or sitting on the ground at bus stops for a very long time.

Highest percentage

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

I would like to comment on Jay Hoods defense of our incarceration policy in last weeks letters section.

Time should fit the crime

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

I must respond to If you cant do the time, dont do the crime. Well, the incarcerated can do and are doing the time some 2.2 million of them in this country. I contend that the time should fit the crime, per our Bill of Rights, which states that cruel and unusual punishment should not be. Non-violent crimes are depicted as those where no weapons are involved and where no injuries are incurred.

Another motocross?

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

Do we really need another motocross track in Washington state? A five-minute Internet search brought to my attention that there are currently over 14 official motocross racing facilities and over 30 designated MX/ORV trails or parks in our fair state.

Still no crosswalk

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

Theres still no crosswalk in front of M-PHS? I cant believe that after a boy got hit by a bus and received a major settlement for getting hit there is still no crosswalk or anything in front of the high school.

All residents vote for Sheriff

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

Ive been working with Tom Greene for Sheriff for more than a year now. Ive found that hes the only candidate that actually has the ability, knowledge and credentials to step into the Sheriffs Office on day one and start work.

A tax on just existing

  • Sep 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

Hillary Clinton wants to force everyone all people in the country to pay for health care insurance, especially those who need it the least. The less you use it, the more you help pay for everyone else.

Random act of kindness

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

I just wanted to take a moment and share with you a very heartwarming story from last night involving two students from AHS. I just moved to Arlington and have found most everyone to be very kind and friendly, however, my experience last night made me thankful for the area my family now calls home.

OMCC Thank you

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

On behalf of the Operation Marysville Community Christmas committee, I would like to thank the Marysville community for their continuing support in our efforts to feed hungry families in Marysville during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Voters do understand

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

Once again our State Supreme Court threw out a voter-approved initiative (I-747) where we, the citizens of Washington state, voted to limit property tax increases to a 1 percent cap. With this ruling, the law will allow increases up to 6 percent a year.

Thank you

  • Nov 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

This letter is to thank the Marysville Fire Department. We had an accident involving our 2-year-old grandson. The fire department/medic unit was so fast in responding to our 911 call. When they arrived, they were so thorough and re-assuring.

Letters to the Editor

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

Initiate 1029

Tom Greene for Sheriff

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

I write in response to Mark Griswolds letter dated Oct. 24, 2007. Were you at the kick off breakfast that Ken Hutcherson spoke at Mr. Griswold? I was there and there was no mention of the gay issue. What Ken spoke on was adoption, which is an issue very close to the hearts of both Tom Greene and Ken Hutcherson.

Vote for fire district funds

  • Oct 18, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:30PM

The Marysville Fire District has a ballot measure for your consideration this fall. Proposition 1 would lift the fire levy lid from the current $0.85 to $1.15 per thousand of assessed valuation.

Vote yes on I-933

  • Oct 18, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:29PM

Everyone needs to vote yes for Initiative 933. We have never sent a letter to a newspaper before, but the ads for No on I-933 weighed heavy on our hearts. We have been working with rural landowners since 2003 helping them to steer through the expensive, complicated and unfriendly permit system because they are losing their lands, mostly due to river erosion. Because of this, we know government regulations and their responsiveness to the taxpayers they work for.

Imagine Childrens Museum celebrates two years

  • Oct 18, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:29PM

Happy, happy birthday to us. This month Imagine Childrens Museum is two years old and what an incredible two years it has been.

Insurance industry madder than a wet hen

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

During the last congressional session here in Washington State, the Fair Insurance Conduct Act was signed into law. The Act insures fair treatment by the insurance industry. Customers pay premiums and now insurance companies must pay claims as they advertise they do.

The Mountain Loop needs your voice; no motocross racing park for centuries

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

I, the Mountain Loop have provided a natural environment for you to get in touch with nature. You have enjoyed hiking my trails, camping in one of my many campgrounds, fishing or kayaking on one of the many streams, creeks or rivers I provide.

Mountain Loop Dustbowl

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

Going green is sensible. Reducing our carbon footprint is sensible. Evidence mounts daily that it may even be critical to the future of our planet.

Only ADM and corporate corn growers win

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

The World Watch Institute lists 16 crops that can be used to make ethanol and/or bio-diesel. The group, reprinted in a recent Ode magazine, shows switchgrass at 1,150 gallons per acre and hemp at 1,000. Corn comes in at a paltry 345 gallons. Neither switchgrass nor hemp needs large inputs of fertilizer pesticides or water as does corn and neither is a food crop as corn is. This is an important issue because the increasing competition between corn as food for animals, including humans, and corn as feed stock for liquid fuels is causing the costs of such food as dairy products, cheese and butter, etc., and meats, such as pork and chicken, to skyrocket.

Arlington Library

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:29PM

What is truly important in our lives? What are the things we really treasure for ourselves, our family and our community? When we chose to live in Arlington, what were the things that we looked for that made Arlington more special than other communities? Think about the time when the serious decision was made for our families to live in or around Arlington.

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