Opinion

We’ll be doing endorsements for the upcoming elections

Breaking from recent tradition, The Marysville Globe and Arlington Times will be making endorsements in the upcoming elections.

What is your definition of ‘Routine’?

The recent decision by Arlington city officials and elected officials to place the issue of the early termination of Police Chief John Gray’s employment with city in the Consent Agenda portion of the City Council’s July 7 meeting had me wondering what is the definition of “Routine”?

There oughta be a law …

So say critics of Marysville’s schools. A law to make kids behave. A law requiring kids to do their homework. A law prohibiting gang activity. A law against graffiti. A law that orders teachers to make kids behave. Laws to penalize whoever doesn’t obey all the laws.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Don’t forget pets when preparing for Fourth

I want to thank the Marysville Police Department, Marysville Fire District and the Arlington Fire Department who all provided some very important information this week regarding fireworks safety and the enforcement of the new fireworks law in Marysville. It’s valuable information to have to help the people in our communities ensure they have a fun, and safe, Fourth of July holiday.

Who’s on first?

This is what I get for “taking over” management of the checkbook from my wife.

  • Jun 25, 2008

They’re Counting On Us

Step by step we are working to restore the health of Puget Sound, the rivers and our Pacific coast. We’re working through the Puget Sound Partnership clean-up effort and also implementing the Tribal/State Ocean Ecosystem Initiative — an ecosystem-based approach to management of our Pacific coastal waters — to make this part of the world a healthier place for all of us to call home.

  • Jun 11, 2008

Response to Mr. Kundu’s Editorial

Mr. Kundu’s recent article chastising me and other skeptics of the man-made global warming theory couldn’t have been more timely. Just this past week a petition was released signed by 31,000 scientists across the U.S. rejecting said theory. Where’s the consensus now?

  • May 28, 2008

Response to last week’s letter — Global Warming

As someone who has always made an effort to diligently research important social and environmental issues, I take strong offense to Paul Vanginhoven’s continuous efforts to misguide readers about the legitimacy of global warming.

  • May 21, 2008

The key to the PAC’s future Steve Stav

In the performing arts center business, it’s known as the “Build it and they will come” syndrome. After so much time, money and energy is spent on the monumental task of building a civic theater, it’s commonly found that relatively little resources and planning are devoted to the even more difficult job of successfully operating the center after its doors open.

  • Apr 30, 2008