Steve Powell

Federal funds return to M’ville to help those in need

MARYSVILLE – A program to help disabled people is one of 11 partially funded by a $323,711 federal grant administered by the city.

M’ville council to look tonight (Sept. 22) at forming a regional fire authority

MARYSVILLE – The City Council will discuss the possibility of forming a regional fire authority at its meeting at 7 tonight, Sept. 22, at City Hall.

Common Core not that common yet

MARYSVILLE – Start spreading the news, we're going to be a part of it – New York's Common Core curriculum. Faced with a "bit of an urgent situation," Kyle Kinoshita talked Sept. 15 of how a Marysville School District grade school is going to be using that state's curriculum – because it closely aligns with ours.

Museum director: If in doubt, don’t throw it out

MARYSVILLE – If in doubt, don't throw it out. That could be the new slogan for the Marysville Historical Society.

Director: Treat schoolchildren as well as Boeing

MARYSVILLE – Pete Lundberg said Boeing shouldn't be treated any better than the state's schoolchildren.

League takes aim at gun measures at Oct. 7 presentation

MARYSVILLE – If you are confused about the two gun initiatives on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, Barb Smith of Marysville says that's just what supporters of Initiative 591 want.

Kids learn about community service from Days of Caring (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Days of Caring is all about community service. The volunteers from businesses that participate know it. The people and agencies that get the help know it. And now the grade school students at Pioneer Elementary in Marysville know it, too.

M-P names co-principals for coming year

MARYSVILLE – Deann Anguino has expertise in math and science; Rob Lowry in history and language arts. So together they make the perfect pair to lead the teachers as co-principals at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

M’ville thanks businesses, tells them what it’s doing to help

MARYSVILLE – The city wants to help businesses succeed in town Its targeting of crime in the area has led to a 30 percent drop, including 59 percent for burglaries, 22 percent for robberies and 40 percent of assaults.

In lieu of better contracts, M’ville teachers want bond to fix up schools

MARYSVILLE – Local teachers have been sacrificing money for years — first because of the poor economy and now because they want the Marysville School District to pass a bond to fix the many schools in disrepair.

New hotel set to open in late December

ARLINGTON — The exterior of the new Angel of the Winds Casino hotel is nearing completion.

Crime down 30% in Marysville’s downtown

MARYSVILLE – The cleanup of downtown with the new Spray Park and the presence of police on bicycles, along with the persistence of officers in driving out the homeless, has led to a 30 percent drop in crime there.

M’ville business to reduce hazardous waste 40 percent after EPA fine

MARYSVILLE – Seacast was a lemon when it came to handling hazardous waste, but the Marysville company is going to use a new "water blast" system to turn it into lemonade.

M-P hopes to repeat; MG building on huge sophomore class

Friday Night Lights will be showing in Marysville, Arlington and Lakewood starting Sept. 5 as the high schools in those communities begin their football seasons.

Preps tackle tough issue of concussions

From pro football on down, everyone involved with the game is worried about concussions.

Pay-to-play fee gone as part of M’ville district’s budget

MARYSVILLE – Students no longer have to pay-to-play in the Marysville School District.

M’ville, teachers union reach tentative contract

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School District and its teachers have come to a tentative contract agreement.

Former Bulgarian star now Tulalip athletic director

TULALIP – Tori Torolova loves her family, even though she's seen little of them since she defected to the U.S. from Communist Bulgaria 24 years ago.

Tulalip cultural center celebrates anniversary with special event

TULALIP – The 3rd anniversary of the Hibulb Cultural Center will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 16, with a number of activities.

Teen learns to live with Lupus

MARYSVILLE ­­– When it comes to diseases, Lupus gets no respect. There are walkathons to raise money and awareness to fight many other diseases. But not Lupus.