Political cartoons

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  • Feb 21, 2018


N. County to love new airport over Sea-Tac

By Nate Nehring Snohomish County has a rich history with the aerospace industry. Paine Field, south of Everett, was originally operated by the Army Air… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018


Sellers market, but still a good time to buy housing in M’ville

By Todd Fahlman Since 2015 Marysville has continued to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. with populations between 50,000 to… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018


Backseat Coach: What? Why vote down the levies?

I am so disappointed in my fellow Marysville voters. At press time, the school district’s maintenance and operations levy, the one we pay on every… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvitt… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Clearing up confusion on school levies

By Michael Sullivan A Special Election is taking place Feb. 13 and the Marysville School District joins districts across Snohomish County in asking voters to… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Preparing for an emergency

By Jon Nehring No one likes to think about how we would respond in a catastrophe, but it’s important for individuals and communities to be… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Make sure that everyone counts in the census

By Barb Tolbert The 2020 Census is only two years away and the city of Arlington, along with the State’s Office of Financial Management, has… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Praise and raze (Feb. 3)

Praise to the local Boy Scout Troop that raised $1,000 recycling Christmas trees and donated it to the Marysville Food Bank. Praise to all those… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

N. County to get $56 million for projects over 6 years

By Nate Nehring Snohomish County government spends millions of dollars per year on capital projects such as roads, parks and surface water. There are many… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Passing Arlington schools bond won’t raise Arlington tax rate

By Brian Lewis Arlington Public Schools is asking for voter approval of a school construction and safety bond on the Feb. 13 ballot. Here are… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Approval of 2 M’ville school levies will cost less as state picks up more of the tab

By Tom Albright On Feb. 13, the Marysville and Tulalip community will have an opportunity to vote on two replacement levies that will maintain support… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Please support school bonds in Arlington

Arlington needs to replace Post Middle School. That aging structure just can’t handle the growth in that area and its layout is not safe for… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ on Marysville school levies

We urge you to vote “yes” on both Marysville School District levies Feb. 13. The two levies amount to $3.64 per $1,000 valuation, or 41… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2018

Community needs to step up to have a July 4 event

Somebody step up and help - please. The city of Marysville, in its budget for 2018, set aside $15,000 for a Fourth of July celebration.… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

We all should use our voices in Olympia

With a short state legislative session under way, it’s important for the city to continue its partnerships with our elected leaders in Olympia and to… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Praise and raze (Jan. 6)

When I started my career in journalism in 1979, I wrote a sports column called Backseat Coach. The idea was that the column would be… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2018

SnoCo worked hard to keep taxes low

Our work on the annual budget is among the most important of our responsibilities in Snohomish County government. Last month, the council-approved 2018 budget went… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2018

We seek first to understand the student

With the holiday season upon us, it beseeches us to take time to be reflective. In the school setting, it is extremely important to think… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018