Opinion

Praise and raze

Oct. 6

  • Oct 6, 2018

Real estate cooling with the fall weather

By Todd Fahlman The real estate market is open 365 days a year – yes, even on holidays – but there are cyclical trends to… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2018

Battling chronic absenteeism in schools

By Kathy Ehman September is an exciting time and the beginning of the school year with students and teachers coming together to learn and grow… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2018

We can’t be afraid to talk about race

By Jenny Smith We’ve been exploring what makes us better together in Marysville. We are a fast-growing community with lots to love but our research… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2018

Adults need community service, too

For a number of years, schools in Washington state have emphasized that students become involved in community service. That connection has been great not only… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2018

Leaders work for students to learn trades

By David Beyer, Leonard Kelley, Jon Nehring, Nate Nehring and Barbara Tolbert For The Globe-Times As the construction industry in Snohomish County continues to boom,… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2018

No stamp of approval yet on balloting costs

OLYMPIA — Even with the postage paid, thousands of Washington voters didn’t get their ballots in on time for the August primary. Collectively, auditors rejected… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2018

Expectations higher along with pay

Congratulations to the teachers in Marysville, Arlington and Lakewood for the big raises you received this year. We know you didn’t get into teaching for… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

A look at how Marysville spends its money

In last month’s column I wrote about the various sources of city revenue. This month I’ll look at expenditures as we continue to work on… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2018

Home-selling starting to cool off

Have you noticed? It’s not such an insane, over-the-top real estate market anymore. The thought of I’ll just throw a for sale sign in my… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2018

Give yourself a break

Being a pastor is a fascinating profession. We’re invited into powerful moments in the lives of people like weddings, a hospital bed side, newborn babies… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2018

Praise and raze (Sept. 1)

Praise to the Marysville School District and the teachers union for coming to a tentative agreement. We appreciate the teachers understanding that they couldn’t receive… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2018

Program clears a path for trade jobs

A skilled workforce is critical to the livability of our region, productivity of our economy, and prosperity of our families. We must be ready and… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2018

Pack nutritious lunches for schoolchildren

The first day of school is right around the corner. Back to carpools, new backpacks, school supplies and of course the new lunch box. What… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2018

Time to prepare children for start of school

The Marysville School District is gearing up for the start of a new school year beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5. Whether your child is starting school… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2018

Marysville receives revenue from a variety of sources

The city of Marysville has a biennial budget, meaning that city staff develops and the City Council approves a budget every two years, then reviews… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2018

Praise and raze (Aug. 4)

Praise to the city of Marysville for coming up with a plan to fund a new police department and jail facility for the cost of… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2018

Many teachers getting double-digit, up to 20 percent, raises

OLYMPIA — Teacher salaries are soaring as the Washington Education Association predicted they would. Leaders of the statewide teacher union declared in March that a… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018