Steve Powell

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.

M’ville mayor talks about pot, new businesses, more

MARYSVILLE – Mayor Jon Nehring talked about the new marijuana law and changes in the business community at his Coffee Klatch at Jennings Park Aug. 7.

Foes blast M’ville fireworks; a few speak out for them

MARYSVILLE – Despite evidence to the contrary every July 4, more residents favor a ban on fireworks than support continuing them.

Family held out hope for almost a decade that Wright was still alive

For 9 1/2 years, Byron Wright's family held out hope that he was still alive.

Arlington woman gets 16 years for killing husband

EVERETT — Michele Donohue of Arlington was sentenced July 29 by Snohomish County Superior Court Judge George Bowden to 16 years in prison for murdering her husband, Byron Wright, in 2004.

M’ville talks of possible fireworks ban on July 4

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville City Council exploded with ideas on how to deal with problems associated with Fourth of July fireworks – ranging from an all-out ban to putting on its own community event – at its meeting July 28.

M’ville looks to force landowners to sell to widen State from 3 to 5 lanes

MARYSVILLE – The City Council will consider using eminent domain to obtain land to widen State Avenue from three to five lanes at its meeting tonight at 7 in council chambers.

M’ville hires consultant to clean waterfront, help decide its future

MARYSVILLE – Imagine the city’s waterfront filled with classy restaurants, a boardwalk and boutiques. Or how about condominiums and a casino? Wouldn’t a park with a stage for concerts and plays be nice?

Just 4 primary races will knock out any candidates

Two Republicans and two Democrats are vying in Legislative District 10, Position 2, for your votes in the Primary Election, with the top two going to the November general election, no matter which party they represent.

This M’ville train bound for glory at open house to help food bank

MARYSVILLE – A train around a Christmas tree in the living room in 1999 sparked a love that has engulfed Mike and Janet Elmore’s back yard.