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Arlington rejects bid for downtown innovation center, pocket park

Arlington rejects bid for downtown innovation center, pocket park

ARLINGTON – The City Council on Monday rejected a bid that was more than twice above estimates for a proposed downtown Innovation Center and pocket… Continue reading

Arlington rejects bid for downtown innovation center, pocket park
Candidates for 39th Legislative District speak out on transportation, business

Candidates for 39th Legislative District speak out on transportation, business

ARLINGTON – Candidates running for three contested seats in the 39th Legislative District shared their views on transportation, education and other key issues with a… Continue reading

Candidates for 39th Legislative District speak out on transportation, business
Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show pays tribute to roar of engines past

Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show pays tribute to roar of engines past

ARLINGTON – When Mike Hayes was a 13-year-old in 1960s Marysville, he used to walk by a black, stylish classic car on his way home… Continue reading

Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show pays tribute to roar of engines past
Arlington’s intimate little art festival in Legion Park draws art lovers

Arlington’s intimate little art festival in Legion Park draws art lovers

ARLINGTON – With dark clouds looming over last weekend’s annual Art in Legion Park, the hundreds who attended the two-day festival in Arlington wouldn’t have… Continue reading

Arlington’s intimate little art festival in Legion Park draws art lovers
Arlington Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement: 14% pay increase over two years

Arlington Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement: 14% pay increase over two years

ARLINGTON - Arlington Public Schools and the teachers union signed on to a tentative contract agreement and new salary schedule on Monday night that enabled… Continue reading

Arlington Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement: 14% pay increase over two years

Coca-Cola distribution center to be built in Arlington near airport

ARLINGTON – Sharing a Coke could become much easier soon in Arlington. Utah-based bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola projects, Swire Coca-Cola, USA, has submitted an… Continue reading

Local artists transform downtown utility boxes into powerful art

Local artists transform downtown utility boxes into powerful art

ARLINGTON – Arlington’s penchant for art is viewable along many streets, trails and in public places, but two local artists have found an unusual new… Continue reading

Local artists transform downtown utility boxes into powerful art
Arlington Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement: 14% pay increase over two years

Arlington Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement: 14% pay increase over two years

ARLINGTON - Arlington Public Schools and the teachers union signed on to a tentative contract agreement and new salary schedule on Monday night that enabled… Continue reading

Arlington Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement: 14% pay increase over two years
Voices of the Village bandmates with disabilities feel the star power with music

Voices of the Village bandmates with disabilities feel the star power with music

ARLINGTON – Brandon Somers is a musical savant. The Marysville man’s gift of perfect pitch is so sharp that when he was a child, he… Continue reading

Voices of the Village bandmates with disabilities feel the star power with music
The VR revolution comes to Snohomish County: VoyagerVR, county’s first arcade, brings virtual reality experience to Smokey Point

The VR revolution comes to Snohomish County: VoyagerVR, county’s first arcade, brings virtual reality experience to Smokey Point

SMOKEY POINT – Teen Leah Holley is engaged in battle, swinging lightsabers to slash cube-shaped red- and blue-colored musical beats synchronized to rap music as… Continue reading

The VR revolution comes to Snohomish County: VoyagerVR, county’s first arcade, brings virtual reality experience to Smokey Point
PUD breaks ground on cutting-edge Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center

PUD breaks ground on cutting-edge Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center

ARLINGTON – For all that Congressman Rick Larsen’s father Dick knew about power as a 30-year worker with Snohomish County PUD, the terms “microgrid” or… Continue reading

PUD breaks ground on cutting-edge Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center
Longboard racing cruises into Arlington for Centennial Sk8 Festival (slide show)

Longboard racing cruises into Arlington for Centennial Sk8 Festival (slide show)

ARLINGTON – Longboarders and skateboarders from around the globe rolled into Arlington last weekend for the 6th Annual Centennial Sk8 Festival’s two days of races.… Continue reading

Longboard racing cruises into Arlington for Centennial Sk8 Festival (slide show)
Advocate who works with seniors, mentally ill honored with Mayor’s volunteer award

Advocate who works with seniors, mentally ill honored with Mayor’s volunteer award

ARLINGTON – An Arlington advocate for senior citizens, the mentally ill and homeless has been honored as the Mayor’s volunteer of the month. Anna Pritchard… Continue reading

Advocate who works with seniors, mentally ill honored with Mayor’s volunteer award

Board adopts $75.4 million budget for Arlington public schools

ARLINGTON – The school board adopted a $75.4 million Arlington Public Schools budget for 2019 that includes across-the-board pay increases, additional staff, as well as… Continue reading

Arlington teachers union, district far apart on pay in post-McCleary contract

Arlington teachers union, district far apart on pay in post-McCleary contract

ARLINGTON – Teachers rallied outside the Arlington Public Schools administration building seeking a double-digit pay raise as contract negotiations with the district edge closer to… Continue reading

Arlington teachers union, district far apart on pay in post-McCleary contract
City Council approves ambulance utility fee to curb mountain EMS costs, dedicate more funds to public safety needs - Updated

City Council approves ambulance utility fee to curb mountain EMS costs, dedicate more funds to public safety needs – Updated

ARLINGTON – A $15 ambulance utility fee to slash mounting EMS costs and devote more general fund money for public safety needs was approved by… Continue reading

City Council approves ambulance utility fee to curb mountain EMS costs, dedicate more funds to public safety needs - Updated
The man who built a better crab trap: Arlington crab pot maker gets help from Russians to keep company’s head above water

The man who built a better crab trap: Arlington crab pot maker gets help from Russians to keep company’s head above water

Second in a two-part series ARLINGTON - When the Alaskan crab industry shifted from a derby-style season to a quota system known as “rationalization” in… Continue reading

The man who built a better crab trap: Arlington crab pot maker gets help from Russians to keep company’s head above water
Remedy Tulalip cannabis shop opens: Tulalip-owned enterprise one of 1st in Indian Country in the U.S.

Remedy Tulalip cannabis shop opens: Tulalip-owned enterprise one of 1st in Indian Country in the U.S.

TULALIP – The Tulalip Tribes opened the doors to Remedy Tulalip Friday, becoming one of the first legalized marijuana dispensaries in Indian Country in the… Continue reading

Remedy Tulalip cannabis shop opens: Tulalip-owned enterprise one of 1st in Indian Country in the U.S.
Snohomish County elected leaders team up for needle cleanup in Smokey Point

Snohomish County elected leaders team up for needle cleanup in Smokey Point

SMOKEY POINT – During a drug needle cleanup Saturday in a homeless camp, volunteers came across an unusual site. Mixed in with the dirty syringes,… Continue reading

Snohomish County elected leaders team up for needle cleanup in Smokey Point
Join together with the band, celebrating new Arlington uniforms

Join together with the band, celebrating new Arlington uniforms

ARLINGTON – Strike up the brass, woodwinds and percussion. From the sounds of it, members of the Arlington High School marching band and drumline will… Continue reading

Join together with the band, celebrating new Arlington uniforms