Opinion

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

3 tips on selling home in heat of summer

By Todd Fahlman There may be no better time to sell your home than in the summer in Marysville, though spring is usually seen as… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018

Gender not as black and white as it used to be

By Jenny Smith As civilization marches on, we’re growing in our understanding of gender. Many of us have grown up understanding there are two genders.… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018

How to slow down in a high-speed world

By Emily Countryman Has the word “busy” replaced the word “fine” as your automatic response when asked by someone how you are doing? The world… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018

Time to take new look at burdensome regulations of GMA

By Nate Nehring One of the most-prominent points of discussion in local government is population growth. Snohomish County is among the fastest-growing counties in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Please help with school supplies for kids in need

The Stuff the Bus 2018 School Supplies Drive is under way. A huge “thank you” to the volunteers and donors who came out that day… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2018

Marysville police deserve your support for new building

In a time when there is so much confusion in the world, this makes sense. We are talking about raising the sales tax in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2018

Warnings could be coming when people buy guns

By Jerry Cornfield OLYMPIA — Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2018

Praise and raze (Aug. 8)

Praise to the state Department of Transportation for putting up no panhandling signs at the local offramps from I-5. There has been a drastic decrease… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2018

Improvements that will still add value to your home

I’m invited to visit and price homes on a weekly basis. Sellers are always asking, “What can I do to get the highest price for… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Maryfest makes a comeback from adversity

The Marysville Strawberry Festival had a rebirth this year. After a few years of negativity about who was running the show, many longtime volunteers returned,… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Marysville Pastors provide key service in town

By Rick Thiessen MAPA is the Marysville Area Pastors Association. We are what has typically been called the “Ministerial Association.” We’ve tried to rebrand this… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018