Opinion

Teachers may have to strike over budget

Members of the Marysville Education Association have authorized a meeting in August…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

 

Political cartoons (June 17)

Rik Dalvit

  • Jun 17th, 2017

 

Congratulations to the class of 2017

One of the honors of being a school board member comes during…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

 

All fireworks illegal in M’ville

Over the past several years, I have learned that city leaders hear…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

Just say no to negative campaigning

The first “hit piece” of the political season is out. Let’s hope…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

3 skills we all need to develop

There are a lot of skills we learn throughout our lives. Some…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Income tax to fully fund schools?

Our state is in a financial crisis regarding funding for schools. Year…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Letter to the editor – keep helping homeless

The distressing letter from Steve and Lynn Reid elicits this response. My…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Praise and raze (June 3)

Praise to the consultants and to the Marysville School District for seeing…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017

Tennis anyone? No, really, anyone?

Tennis anyone? No, really anyone? Tennis is one of my favorite sports…

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvitt

  • May 27th, 2017

Avoid summer slump; check out bookmobile

Warm weather is finally returning to the Pacific Northwest, and this means…

  • May 27th, 2017

Is Marysville showing too much compassion?

Lynn and I penned the following letter over a month ago and…

  • May 20th, 2017

Donate to organizations, not homeless

Marysville is a truly caring community. That’s a wonderful thing, of course.…

  • May 13th, 2017

Praise and raze (May 6)

Praise to all those who work at the Marysville Municipal Court. They…

  • May 6th, 2017

Reducing barriers gives all students a chance to succeed

As Americans, it is easy to forget how lucky we are to…

  • May 6th, 2017

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit

  • May 6th, 2017

Continue discussions on drug addiction

David Day doesn’t know what to do about his drug-addict son. Most…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

We need more talks on drug addiction

David Day doesn’t know what to do about his drug-addict son. Most…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Donate tissue not just organs

April is National Donate Life Month, a time to educate Washingtonians about…

  • Apr 15th, 2017

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit

  • Apr 15th, 2017

Best to avoid confrontations with police, don’t you think?

MARYSVILLE – I have always respected law enforcement but even more so…

Here are some reasons why apologies don’t work

As a therapist, I witness a lot of apologies. As a husband…

  • Apr 8th, 2017

Praise and raze (April 8)

Praise to Gov. Jay Inslee for coming to Marysville and talking about…

  • Apr 8th, 2017

Letter to the editor

Previous Maryfest leaders don’t want to hurt festival

  • Apr 8th, 2017

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit

  • Apr 1st, 2017

Downtown Marysville hopping with 3rd St., estuary, Opera House improvements

Have you visited our historic downtown area recently? The city’s road and…

  • Apr 1st, 2017

SWAT team evolves in Marysville

Last in a series MARYSVILLE – Cmdr. Mark Thomas has seen the…

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit

  • Mar 18th, 2017

Let’s get along

Maryfest right now reminds us of Congress. Both sides say they want…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

K-9 dogs must obey commands of their trainers

MARYSVILLE – Their bites are worse than their barks. That’s why it’s…

Praise and raze (March 11)

Praise to Donna’s Truck Stop for putting in a security system that…

  • Mar 11th, 2017

Many causes of distracted driving, but they’re all dangerous

MARYSVILLE – Many people’s lives have been impacted by a drunken driver.…

Crime: It happens so fast it’s tough to take it all in

Fourth in a series MARYSVILLE – Things happen so fast in a…

Political cartoon (Feb. 25)

Rik Dalvit

  • Feb 25th, 2017

Give panhandlers this instead of $

We know it’s hard. We feel sorry for them, too. But people…

  • Feb 25th, 2017

Marysville police explain Taser use

Third in a series MARYSVILLE – The shooting of a 17-year-old girl…

Berg: Marysville School District welcomes all (column in Spanish and Russian, too)

Marysville School District is committed to ensuring that our students feel safe,…

  • Feb 19th, 2017

Praise and raze (Feb. 18)

Raze to those rushing to judgment in the shooting by officers in…

  • Feb 19th, 2017