Douglas Buell

Photo project highlights local farm resilience in challenging times

SNOHOMISH – The popular idiom “a picture is worth a thousand words” is almost as old as turn-of-the-century farming. The phrase aptly describes a photo… Continue reading

A more detailed look at Arlington’s new ‘stay out of drug area’ in Smokey Point

ARLINGTON – The Arlington City Council approved a Stay Out of Designated (Drug) Area law Monday aimed at keeping repeat offenders out of the Smokey… Continue reading

Love your city: hundreds take part in Marysville church’s 4-day I Heart campaign

MARYSVILLE – Nine years ago, Mike and Emily Hutchinson tragically lost their daughter Jenna to SIDS when she was only 10 weeks old. What followed… Continue reading

Top Cub Aircraft to build plant in Arlington for high-flying China market (slide show)

ARLINGTON – Top Cub Aircraft is building a new manufacturing facility at Arlington Municipal Airport that will build planes for the high-flying China market, an… Continue reading

Arlington neighbors get outdoors together for National Night Out

ARLINGTON – Arlington neighbors locked their doors and got outdoors for National Night Out Tuesday to send a message to criminals that they stand with… Continue reading

Beat the heat? Head for water

ARLINGTON – With the weather forecast predicting more sizzling temperatures and a continued smoky haze from fires in Darrington and British Columbia, it’s time to… Continue reading

Arlington mulls anti-drug activity zone in Smokey Point

ARLINGTON – The city may establish a designated anti-drug activity zone in the Smokey Point area to deter increasing drug-related criminal activity and impose tougher… Continue reading

Meet the all-stars behind the plate in Stilly Valley Little League concession stand

ARLINGTON – Stilly Valley Little League baseball games at Quake Field wouldn’t be the same without snacks from the concession stand and the all-star couple… Continue reading

Edgecomb Creek Fish Passage project under way

ARLINGTON – Construction is under way on the Edgecomb Creek Fish Passage state project just east of SR 531 (172nd Street NE) and 67th Avenue… Continue reading

In Arlington boxing ring, Parkinson’s is taking a beating (slideshow)

ARLINGTON – In an Arlington garage-turned boxing ring, Suzanne Taitingfong plants her feet, elbows up, gloves punching through “jab-jab-right” instructions into the pads that former… Continue reading

Let your story begin at the NW Genealogy Conference Aug. 16-19

ARLINGTON – For all the online digital tools and home DNA-testing kits that are revolutionizing genealogy, there’s one elusive branch of the family tree that… Continue reading

PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow host keynote speaker at upcoming NW Genealogy Conference Aug. 16-19 (audio)

ARLINGTON – Kenyatta Berry, host of the Genealogy Roadshow on PBS and a lawyer with over 15 years of experience in genealogical research and writing,… Continue reading

RFA making some headway

By Douglas Buell ARLINGTON - The path to create a regional fire authority consolidating Arlington, Marysville and Fire District 12 won’t be easy, but… Continue reading

Transportation projects prioritized in Arlington

ARLINGTON – The city’s latest proposed six-year plan for transportation projects will bring much-needed road and pedestrian safety investments. The Transportation Improvement Plan, or TIP,… Continue reading

Governor helps open new 115-bed Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – For people in north Puget Sound stricken with mental illness or struggling with opioid addiction, things are going to get better. Gov. Jay… Continue reading

Navy veteran artist’s enchanting mural transforms tea room in Attic Secrets

MARYSVILLE – When Marysville artist Aletha Tatge puts paint and brush to the four corners of empty canvas, the vivid colors and images draw the… Continue reading

Arlington 4th of July brings out the red, white and blue in festival-goers

ARLINGTON – Thousands of people turned out for the Arlington Frontier Days 4th of July festival to exercise their right to freedom of celebration Tuesday.… Continue reading

Fly-In takes off Thursday with Kids Day

ARLINGTON – The Arlington Fly-In starts Thursday, and while many of its attractions will be seen in the skies others will be firmly attached to… Continue reading

Arlington deputy fire chief retires after 32 years

ARLINGTON - Deputy Fire Chief Tom Cooper, Arlington’s second full-time firefighter and a founding captain in the department, is retiring June 29 after 32 years… Continue reading

LHS graduates last class from current high school facility (slideshow)

LAKEWOOD – Against the backdrop of a sleek new campus under construction and on a field still scented with new turf smell, graduates of the… Continue reading