Kirk Boxleitner

10th St. sweeps state mock trial

TULALIP — It was the first-ever statewide mock trial for eight-graders, and not only did the 10th Street School win, it won by so much that it actually agreed to share some of its awards.

Stolen car leads police on chase from Marysville to Lake Stevens and back

MARYSVILLE — A round-trip car chase from Marysville to Lake Stevens and back again saw a stolen car go off the road and two suspects get arrested March 4.

Women encouraged to share their stories

MARYSVILLE — As the WISE Women head into their third annual business showcase March 16, they took time during their regular monthly meeting March 2 to help women in business tell their stories.

Soroptimists ease off on requirements

ARLINGTON — Only once every 12 years does an area conference of Soroptimist International convene in Marysville or Arlington, since the Marysville chapter is but one of 12 in the area.

‘Stand Together, Build Together’ event unites Tulalip Tribes

TULALIP — As their communities continue to recover from tragedies both historic and recent, the Tulalip Tribes hosted a Gathering Of Native Americans to "Stand Together, Build Together" Feb. 25-27.

38th District lawmakers address schools, taxes, tribes, social services

MARYSVILLE — Attendees of the 38th District town hall at the Marysville Opera House Feb. 20 were told two things by their legislators; the state still isn't adequately funding education because it's not possible to raise sufficient revenue.

Milt Priggee explains evolution of editorial cartoons

MARYSVILLE — "I draw cartoons that piss people off," said Milt Priggee, whose career as an editorial cartoonist began in 1976 and included several years at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane.

New Tulalip skate park named after woman who pushed tribe to build it

TULALIP — Debra Barto’s son, Shane McLean, said his mom weathered the trauma of growing up on the Tulalip Reservation before Native American heritage was as accepted as it is now.

‘Marysville,’ as in hot dog, ‘needs to be a little spicy’

MARYSVILLE — What does Marysville taste like? If you stop by My Awesome Dogs at 13901 Smokey Point Blvd., you’ll find out that Marysville tastes like cream cheese, Sriracha and jalapeños.

Area community groups receive funds from car show

EVERETT — As the proceeds from the 12th annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show were distributed to various community groups, Bill Kinney reflected on how that money has contributed to an extended campaign of fundraising for the Arlington Boys & Girls Club.

Marysville’s only frozen yogurt shop opens

MARYSVILLE — City officials and the families helped celebrate the opening of Marysville's only frozen yogurt shop Jan. 30.

Career Support Workshop for Girls covers life safety skills as well

MARYSVILLE — The Career Support Workshop for Girls at the Marysville Family YMCA's Youth Development Center Jan. 30 went well beyond giving job advice to young women.

YMCA gives dinner, showers, haircuts to homeless, families in need (slide show)

MARYSVILLE — It was simple haircut, provided for free by students of the Everett Community College School of Cosmetology, but for families like the Christiansens, it made a huge difference.

What would Jesus do? Haga ‘The Sign Guy’ tried to answer that

MARYSVILLE — If you’re curious about the impact that James “Gary” Haga had on his community and beyond, you need only ask those who knew him, and even many who didn’t.

Earrings help people hear voices of missing, murdered Native American women

TULALIP — The earrings are beautifully crafted, but what they represent makes them difficult to look at. That was the consensus on the evening before the "Sing Our Rivers Red" traveling earring exhibition opened to the public at the Hibulb Cultural Center.

MG basketball players score at food bank

MARYSVILLE — JoAnn Sewell admits that she's not very tall. So when nine members of the Marysville Getchell High School basketball team helped at the food bank Saturday, she was ecstatic.

Arlington toy store serves about 100 more kids this year

ARLINGTON — Shoppers at this year’s Toy Store for families in need no longer had to ascend three flights of stairs to browse through the selection.

M’ville food bank sees fewer clients, but they have greater needs

MARYSVILLE — As the Marysville Community Food Bank kicked off its Christmas dinner basket distribution Dec. 18, Dell Deierling reflected on the changes that the food bank has seen over the past year.

Arlington’s feeding younger, smaller families

ARLINGTON — When Tori Anderson was in her junior and senior years at Arlington High School, she volunteered regularly at the Arlington Community Food Bank.

Marysville Cemetery, Arlington Legion take part in ‘Wreaths Across America’

MARYSVILLE — Although many of the military members who assembled at the Marysville Cemetery Dec. 12 had several years in the service, the ceremony that took place that day was new to almost all of them.