Opinion

Letters to the editor (July 22)

Vote for Sutherland I have become weary of listening to politicians promise one thing and then govern differently. I stopped listening to what they say… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2017

Only 34 of 300 education bills signed into law

School board members are part of the Washington State School Directors Association. It works to further the education of school board members, and promote the… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2017

Praise and raze (July 22)

Praise to those involved in Relay for Life. We’re not sure why it’s not as big of an event as it used to be, but… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2017

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2017

Letters to the editor

Vote for Ihler I grew up living in Arlington with Chris and the Ihler family. They are great people with integrity, and Chris is someone… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2017

Wright’s still right for job

Three very different candidates are running for Position 2 with the Marysville City Council. Any one of them would make a fine council member. Donna… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2017

Making changes really can be a challenge

There’s an old saying that says, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Every year, people make… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017

M’ville Farmers Market inspiring for people of faith

The Marysville Farmers Market is back, open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are several reasons why people of faith should get involved… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2017

New materials should help Arlington students

After more than a year of review, the Arlington Public Schools have adopted new English Language Arts instructional materials for grades K-11. The new materials… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2017

Community needs to put the merry back in Marysville’s 4th of July

For the first time in a long time, I’m not looking forward to the Fourth of July. When I first moved to Marysville in 2000,… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Support teachers In February 1973 Monty and I, with many other committed teachers and parents, marched to Olympia. Guess what? We’re still marching – 44… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2017

Please abide by the fireworks ban; it’s there for your own safety

By Tom Maloney Another 4th of July is upon us, and the celebrations will undoubtedly be different in Marysville. The fireworks ban prohibits the use,… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2017

Teachers may have to strike over budget

Members of the Marysville Education Association have authorized a meeting in August to discuss potential statewide labor actions, including a strike, over the Legislature’s continued… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2017

All fireworks illegal in M’ville

Over the past several years, I have learned that city leaders hear complaints from residents more often around the 4th of July than any other… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2017

Congratulations to the class of 2017

One of the honors of being a school board member comes during the final month of the school year. That’s when the board has the… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2017

Just say no to negative campaigning

The first “hit piece” of the political season is out. Let’s hope it’s the last. Voters deserve better than negative campaigning with “alternative facts.” Like… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2017

3 skills we all need to develop

There are a lot of skills we learn throughout our lives. Some help us do our jobs effectively, such as writing a good report or… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2017

Income tax to fully fund schools?

Our state is in a financial crisis regarding funding for schools. Year after year our state government cannot come up with an agreement on funding.… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2017

Letter to the editor – keep helping homeless

The distressing letter from Steve and Lynn Reid elicits this response. My background is as a volunteer working with street people at a religiously based… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2017