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You can ring my bell by donating to Salvation Army

Anytime you hear a bell ring, an angel gets its wings. If…

 

Praise and raze (Dec. 3)

Praise to Arlington and Marysville for their community Christmas events, which help…

  • Dec 4th, 2016

 

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Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit

  • Dec 4th, 2016

 

Marysville trying to reduce chronic absenteeism

By Ray Houser Chronic absenteeism, defined as missing at least 18 school…

  • Nov 26th, 2016

New website makes it easier to get information to Marysville Globe-Arlington Times

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville Globe and The Arlington Times have a new…

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When Christmas shopping, go old school

We know it’s tempting to buy that Christmas gift online because it…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit

  • Nov 22nd, 2016
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Steve Powell

Electoral votes give people in all parts of country a say in who wins

Like most people I guess, a number of things are bothering me…

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Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit

  • Nov 4th, 2016
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Rik Dalvit

  • Nov 4th, 2016
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Praise and raze: Thanks to Marysville merchants for Halloween treats

Praise to downtown merchants in Marysville for giving local kids a safe…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
Jon Nehring

Marysville wants your input on budget

As both your mayor and a Marysville resident raising a family here,…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
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Farewell: It’s been a fun ride as publisher of the Globe-Times

Editorials like these are never easy for me to write. But I will attempt to do so anyway and hope you will bear with me.

  • Aug 6th, 2016
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Marysville proud of its police department

The Marysville Police Department is recognized as proactive; doing more than responding to 9-1-1 calls.

  • Jul 24th, 2016

Pass measures to improve public safety

Raising our own taxes is never easy. It is an idea, frankly, that we likely would seldom support. Seems like government gets enough of our money, and much of it seems to be wasted at times – at least at the federal and state levels.

  • Jul 20th, 2016

Praise and raze (editorial)

Praise to all of the volunteers with Maryfest for putting on such a wonderful Marysville Strawberry Festival in 2016.

  • Jun 26th, 2016

Lots of activities planned this summer in Marysville

Summer hasn't officially started yet – though you wouldn't know it by the great weather we are having.

  • Jun 14th, 2016
Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA/2nd).

U.S. Rep. Larsen asks Congress for funds to help fight drug addiction

The stories are heartbreaking and all too frequent. One mother from Everett shared of her son's struggle with addiction that led to an overdose. Another mother from Bellingham told me that her daughter is in and out of jail and the hospital as she struggles with a heroin addiction.

  • Jun 8th, 2016
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Marysville mayor urges patriotism in Memorial Day speech

I want to thank you for the honor of being able to offer some remarks at this great event. I want to thank Cmdr. Jim Sewell and American Legion Post 178 for putting on this important event. It is so heartening to see so many come out on such an important day to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Jun 1st, 2016
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Letter to editor: Don’t enable children

What an outstanding article on D.B. Johnson in the January 3rd issue of the Globe!

  • Jan 9th, 2015

Recovery director a godsend in giving us focus after tragedy

Recovery Director Mary Schoenfeldt has been a godsend to the Marysville School District and the community in general.

  • Jan 9th, 2015

M’ville, Tulalips fight racism with education (Editorial)

With racism, this country seems to take two steps forward and one step back.

  • Dec 12th, 2014

Expert shares possible next steps for M’ville schools (opinion)

To help the community discussion in the wake of the tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, the Marysville Globe-Arlington Times asked Stephanie Hope Smith to provide us with some information.

  • Nov 20th, 2014

Praise and raze (Editorial)

Praise all around to the entire Marysville and Tulalip communities for their response after the terrible shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

  • Nov 14th, 2014

2-year budget cycle better for M’ville

Through its legislative authority, the City Council this year approved the transition from an annual to a biennial (two-year) budget process for Marysville as a way to provide better long-range and strategic planning.

  • Sep 19th, 2014

Congress needs to change AYP rules

Students at Mountlake Terrace High School know how to innovate.

  • Sep 19th, 2014

All I’d heard about Costa Rica was right | OPINION

Little Costa Rica has been judged to be the world’s happiest place, based on average levels of health, satisfaction with life and devotion to preservation and sustainable development. The most foreign thing about Costa Rica is that the bottom-line doesn’t dictate values as it does here. When major decisions are to be made, they’re decided on the basis of whether they’re good for people and the environment.

  • Mar 3rd, 2014
State Rep. June Robinson

Building up our job-numbers should be Job No. 1 down in Olympia | GUEST OPINION

Six years ago, the Great Recession hit town. Every town. Still today, this worst economic calamity in more than seven decades is pummeling Marysville, Tulalip, and our other Snohomish County communities. The economic doldrums are hitting us every bit as hard as folks in other Washington regions, other states, and other countries.

  • Mar 3rd, 2014
State Rep. June Robinson

A look back at our accomplishments in 2013

I recently had the opportunity to present the 2014 State of the City address to business and community leaders, sharing an optimistic message that this year citizens can expect to see significant investments back into our community after guiding our financial resources responsibly through a challenging economic period.

  • Feb 10th, 2014

Dream big for kids | GUEST OPINION

Several years ago a phrase was coined that it takes a village to raise a child. That short group of words is more important today than ever before. I have, and continue to believe that every child deserves the best education that we can offer. However, many of our children come to school tired and hungry or sick and in need of basic health care. Many students within our own community are homeless or do not have a safe environment in which to live.

  • Feb 10th, 2014

Investing back into the community | GUEST OPINION

Last year, the city of Marysville made significant headway in re-building funding for some core government services put on hold while we waited for the economy to improve.

A lot of good fiction being written | OPINION

Attendance at early showings of the second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, suggests that it will be a blockbuster. People at Marysville’s Regal Cinema correctly anticipated that it was likely to play to a full house on the first night of its run and the enthusiasm continues. Its content seems to have touched a nerve.

  • Dec 30th, 2013

Downtown-waterfront redevelopment | GUEST OPINION

Last month, I attended the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) in Los Angeles to share Marysville’s downtown-waterfront revitalization plans and receive feedback from fellow mayors and a panel of nationally renowned urban design experts.

School funding a complicated issue | GUEST OPINION

I once heard someone say that problems always seem simplest to solve by those furthest away from the issue. I am guilty of that myself when I watch the nightly news from my couch and inform policy makers how to fix our major world problems by talking to my television. For some reason, they just aren’t listening to my advice.

  • Dec 16th, 2013

Three issues, one solution | OPINION

Pictures in my high school yearbook show the 1951 student body of West Valley High as 100 percent lilly-white Caucasian and with few exceptions, average to slim in build. What a contrast with last year’s M-PHS yearbook that pictured a healthy mix of races from around the globe and an unhealthy trend toward obesity. Call the obesity issue, Issue No. 1.

  • Dec 9th, 2013

Losing a few battles to win the war | GUEST OPINION

One of the lessons I’ve learned in my work as a teacher is that learning is not a passive phenomenon, something that can be done to students — it requires the active participation of the learner. We often refer to this personal investment of time and energy as engagement. It’s like the gears of a car — when they are engaged we have movement, when they are disengaged we have idling. When students are engaged as learners we see growth, when they are disengaged we see stagnation, or even worse, regression.

  • Dec 9th, 2013
Pot Applications Line Up by Rik Dalvit
Pot Applications Line Up by Rik Dalvit
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He Did Say That by Rik Dalvit

2014 Preliminary Budget is cautious, optimistic | GUEST OPINION

Last week, I presented my proposed 2014 Budget to Marysville citizens and the City Council, a cautious but optimistic spending plan that takes investing back into Marysville’s future to the next level.

We are thankful | GUEST OPINION

Leaves are falling, the grounds are frosty, the air is cool, we see children bundled up, football season well underway, and the beginning signs of fall and winter plays and holiday band and choir concerts preparing...all the signs of the Fall season. It’s a time of year when everyone comes together, a time when we reflect and remember all that we are thankful for. We think of what we are blessed with and show thanks to one another.

  • Nov 12th, 2013