Opinion

Bookmobile, new Mathmobile to help kids this summer

For many children, summer vacation from school means sunny days spent riding bicycles, playing with friends or taking a dip in the river. Unfortunately, the… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2018

Military a great fit with SnoCo

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, I am dedicating my May column to the great partnership between Snohomish County and our military. The county has… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2018

Take a walk on the not-too-wild side on Marysville trails

A couple of weeks ago we marked the first anniversary of the opening of the Ebey Waterfront Trail, the city’s newest and one of our… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2018

Praise and raze (May 5)

Praise to Superior Court Judge Richard Okrent for giving a harsher sentence than recommended to the teen who killed Robbie Myrick Jr. of Marysville Getchell.… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2018

Set the stage for a fast sale

Sell your home fast and make more money. Those are two important benefits that outweigh the initial investment of home staging, but those are not… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2018

National Day of Prayer faithfully honored in U.S.

By Mary Salamon The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2018

SnoCo partnering with cities on opioid epidemic to make us safer

By Nate Nehring Every corner of Snohomish County has been impacted by the rise of the heroin and opioid epidemic. Addiction, homelessness and associated property… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2018

Tell me your good news

By Jenny Smith How do you start your morning? Some of us have strict routines we follow. Others of us are lucky if we get… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2018

24 credit requirement leads to challenges

By Duane Fish The new Washington state high school graduation requirements have finally arrived at Arlington Public Schools and like many other districts around the… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018

M’ville winding down on school decisions

By Jason Thompson Today, Marysville School District staff, students, families, community members and community leaders will join us as we plan the direction of our… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018

State money isn’t all supposed to go for raises for teachers

By Jerry Cornfield OLYMPIA — Washington public school teachers are ready to reap financial rewards from their long battle to increase state funding for education.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2018

Praise and raze (April 7)

Praise that Marysville has found a way to build a new Civic Center that will improve the jail and consolidate departments with little cost to… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

We’re hoping to help homeless in a compassionate manner

By Jon Nehring Last week Police Chief Rick Smith and I joined with the Snohomish County and city of Arlington leaders to launch a new… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Don’t skim the surface of your existence this Easter

By Jenny Smith Do you remember being 5 years old? I remember taking a nap in kindergarten, playing at the sand and water table, and… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2018

Gun violence hot topic at M’ville coffee

By Rick Larsen One day after the March for Our Lives, I held a Community Coffee at the YMCA in Marysville. Community Coffees are a… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Is it really, finally, the end of McCleary funding battle?

By Jerry Cornfield OLYMPIA — Is the end truly near in the landmark school-funding case known as McCleary? Democratic state Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self of Mukilteo… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

It’s a hot time to be in the housing market locally

By Todd Fahlman It is no surprise that home prices in Marysville are on the rise. But how long can home prices continue to increase?… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Voters to decide on library tax in April

By Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory Property taxes are a tough subject, but worth talking about. Almost all of the money needed to operate the Marysville Library -… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

Will the ‘more’ be enough for school funding?

By Gina Zeutenhorst Funding for schools has never been more crucial. Unfortunately, the state’s funding formula has never been more complex. School districts continue to… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018