Opinion

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

What do you love about Marysville or Arlington?

1. I can get to work usually trouble-free in 10 minutes. 2. My workplace is small enough that we get along and tease each other,… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

M’ville programs help with spring cleaning

Time for spring cleaning Marysville, it’s time for spring cleaning. Making our community more attractive and welcoming is a long-standing priority for the City Council… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Partnerships support student success

Community partnerships Parent and community partnerships in Arlington Public Schools provide valuable support for students. These partnerships foster opportunities that cultivate student learning. One goal… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Praise and raze

(for March 10)

  • Mar 10, 2018

Backseat coach: ICE melts our heart in favor of single M’ville mom

ICE is having a brain-freeze because it’s not using common sense. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to deport a Marysville woman, Bernarda… Continue reading

What issues are deal-breakers for you?

By Jerry Cornfield OLYMPIA — Voters will get a chance to really shake up membership in the state Legislature this fall, if they are so… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

Public records should stay open to the public

We usually think of hidden political goings-on at the federal level. Back-door deals and the like. Donations from groups as diverse as the NRA to… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Both sides want to cut taxes; question is how

By Jerry Cornfield Funny how things change around Olympia in the turn of a calendar year. Last year I wrote: “This may surprise you, but… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018