Opinion

Marysville school taxes half of other districts

By Jason Thompson On Feb. 11, we are asking voters to consider a Capital Levy to fund replacement of two schools with the greatest facility… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2020

 

School discipline seeks more-positive results

By Scott Peacock Since 2013 Washington state rules for school discipline have undergone significant revisions that are requiring all schools to rethink how we respond… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2020

 

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2020

 

Arlington looks ahead after successful 2019

This past year the city has been busy and I’d like to share just a few of the accomplishments. •In economic development, the city achieved… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Marysville sets legislative goals for 2020

With the new year comes a new legislative session beginning Jan. 13. The City Council and I have been successful in obtaining state funding for… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Public meetings on Marysville school boundaries start Tuesday

Marysville School District had a choice system for high schools the past 10+ years. After multiple studies, the school board made the decision in August… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Hits and misses (Jan. 4, 2020)

Hits All the people in Marysville who put up lights for Christmas. Seemed like more than usual. It was awesome. Getting ready to build the… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2020

Looks like a record year coming in real estate

The real estate market is poised to make a monumental jump again - just like in 2017. 2019 turned in some astonishing numbers. We witnessed… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2020

We have plenty to be proud of at Arlington schools

As superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, I am proud and grateful to be part of our amazing school district team. I am also grateful for… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2020

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2020

Poltical cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2019
Dan Hazen

‘Real meaning of Christmas’ up to each of us

Another commentary about the “Real Meaning of Christmas” feels harder to swallow than a mouth-full of steel wool. The issue is not new. I was… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2019
Dan Hazen

Lakewood focuses student growth on STEM education

Lakewood Middle School girls and boys are seeing the world through new eyes these days. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is more than… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2019

This season of giving, please help those in need

During this holiday season, I reflect on the things I am most thankful for. Primarily among them is our dedicated, involved community. Arlington, at its… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2019

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2019

Hits and misses

Hits The city of Marysville for considering helping the health district financially. The city for working with the community to open its fifth MESH home.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2019

Marysville’s come a long way this past decade

As we approach the end of the current decade, I thought it would be informative to look back at some key improvements our city has… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2019

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

Lakewood School District proposes renewing 2 levies in 2020

At its Nov. 20 meeting, the Lakewood School District Board of Directors approved proposing replacement levies for educational programs and operations, and technology and capital… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2019

Make Christmas merrier with a home this December

Charles Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge was a mean old miser that loathed Christmas and most people. If anything was said that seemed positive he would automatically… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2019