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                                Lead cook Keina Gowins with Presidents Elementary hands out free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches to students and parents outside the school Wednesday. Presidents and AHS serve as central kitchen sites for preparing meals, which starting next week will expand to 12 delivery sites from Silvana to Oso. Right, Arlington Food Bank executive director Carla Gastineau and Mike Simpson, food bank board president and owner of Arlington Grocery Outlet, partnered with the district with their Meals Til Monday program, and gave a woman a box of donated food while at Presidents.

Arlington students won’t go hungry during the COVID-19 school closures

ARLINGTON – Arlington schools are closed through April 24 to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean school children will… Continue reading

 

Arlington closed until April 24 amid COVID-19 outbreak: what’s next?

ARLINGTON – When Arlington public school leaders met for a special meeting March 12 to decide if and for how long to close schools amid… Continue reading

 

City Council works toward financing new Fire Station 48

ARLINGTON – The city signed an agreement with Sterling Bank to negotiate terms for a long-term bond to finance construction of a new Fire Station… Continue reading

 

A tent is set up outside Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington to screen people for symptoms of possible coronavirus before entering the hospital.

Skagit Valley Health, Cascade Valley Hospital testing 1st COVID-19 cases

ARLINGTON – Skagit Regional Health, which includes Cascade Valley Hospital, is caring for patients who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, hospital officials announced Tuesday.… Continue reading

A tent is set up outside Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington to screen people for symptoms of possible coronavirus before entering the hospital.
A tent is set up outside Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington to screen people for symptoms of possible coronavirus before entering the hospital.

Schools, elder care facilities, churches, city adapt to life disrupted by COVID-19

ARLINGTON – The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak may not be wreaking havoc on society the way a natural disaster like an earthquake would, but it’s quickly… Continue reading

A tent is set up outside Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington to screen people for symptoms of possible coronavirus before entering the hospital.

City’s realignment project to put the brakes on bicycle accidents at skewed rail crossing

ARLINGTON – As some cyclists know well from painful experience, crossing railroad tracks embedded in a paved trail or on a street can be a… Continue reading

Bond refunding to save city of Arlington over $1 million in interest

ARLINGTON - The city of Arlington plans to refinance two bonds and a promissory note for the Graafstra property that could save the city an… Continue reading

What city, schools, first responders are doing to stop the coronavirus from spreading

ARLINGTON – As coronavirus concern grows in the Arlington area, school districts, local governments and first responders are taking extra precautions to be prepared in… Continue reading

172nd Street work coming this year; it’s not the big widening project

ARLINGTON – The city of Arlington recently hired an engineering firm to design a new signalized intersection at 40th Avenue NE on 172nd Street NE,… Continue reading

Cast ready for AHS Drama’s fun musical fairy tale ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ starting March 6

ARLINGTON - Hear ye, lords and ladies, the Arlington High School Drama department invites you to enjoy their performance of the medieval comedy musical “Once… Continue reading

2020 Census a month away: What Arlington residents should know

ARLINGTON – With the 2020 U.S. Census only weeks away, residents are being urged to make themselves count by completing the brief survey that decides… Continue reading

District seeks suitors to buy or lease old Arlington High School

ARLINGTON – Figuratively speaking, the “For Sale or Lease” sign is in the front lawn for the historic old Arlington High School. Arlington Public Schools… Continue reading

39th district lawmakers discuss state issues at mid-session town hall talk

Anti-gun laws, K-12 sex education bill, housing draw local concern

Former mayoral candidate fills City Council vacancy

ARLINGTON – When Don Vanney retired last year and ran for mayor, the lifelong resident insisted he wanted to give back to his community one… Continue reading

Arlington Community Resource Center: We’re open

ARLINGTON – On a recent visit to the Arlington Community Resource Center, a homeless man sat alone quietly at a kitchen island, enjoying a snack… Continue reading

Arlington to crack down on abandoned vehicles, parking scofflaws

Update: The City Council Feb. 18 amended sections of the city code related to illegal parking, vehicles and traffic and other language that brings city… Continue reading

Arlington school levies, bond recap and look at how you voted

ARLINGTON – This month’s special election in Washington state has had more school districts failing enrichment and capital levies, as well as school bonds, than… Continue reading

Father-daughter dance carries on everlasting Valentine’s tradition

MARYSVILLE – Dads and their little princesses danced the night away the past two Saturdays during the Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance hosted by the Marysville Parks,… Continue reading

City Council adopts code of ethics they hope they will never need

ARLINGTON – The City Council Monday formally adopted a code of ethics to guide its members in how they should conduct themselves in office, and… Continue reading

9 candidates apply to fill City Council vacancy

ARLINGTON – Nine applicants are looking to join the Arlington City Council, filling in for Josh Roundy, who resigned last month for personal reasons. Interested… Continue reading