Opinion

Let’s clean up this town

With the hope of warmer days ahead, many of us start thinking about spring cleaning and renewal. That can apply to our city as well… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020

 

Political cartoons

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  • Feb 14, 2020

 

We’re all to blame for not cleaning up Puget Sound

It would be easy to blame the Puget Sound Partnership’s failure to clean up Puget Sound on a lack of leadership, funding and meaningful authority… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020

 

Hits and misses (Feb. 15)

Hits Those who accept the responsibility and sacrifice and vote for schools. Donors who helped Grace Academy expand. Those participating in the process on Marysville… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2020

It’s not as costly to eat healthy as you might think

By Emily Countrman It’s so expensive to eat and live a healthy lifestyle! Or is it? It doesn’t have to be. Eliminating the myths of… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

We’re all a little scared of something

By Jenny Smith We live in a world with a playbook that tells us to act like we’ve got it all together. Somewhere along the… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

Success takes sacrifice

Why do you live in Marysville? Because of low taxes? Probably not. It’s more likely because this is where you could afford a home. While… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

2020 to be even busier for Arlington

By Barb Tolbert As busy as 2019 was for the city of Arlington, it is hard to imagine that 2020 could be any busier. Yet,… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

5 tips to prepare your home to sell this spring

By Todd Fahlman In 20 years there will be almost 80 million seniors accounting for 21 percent of the population. You may not want to… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2020

Support schools in all 3 communities

Excuses, excuses, excuses Ever wonder why parents send their kids to nearby Lakewood, Arlington and Lake Stevens schools instead of Marysville? Better schools, right? But… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2020

Arlington board urges you to vote Feb. 11

By The Board of Directors Arlington Public Schools continues to be recognized by the state auditor as one of the most-efficient school districts in the… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

It’s way past time to improve our schools in Marysville

We get it - nobody likes to pay more taxes. But we also know Marysville taxpayers have been getting off easy when it comes to… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

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

Public art tells the story of a community, like Marysville

Three decades ago, a cream-colored sculpture in downtown Comeford Park depicted Marysville founder James Comeford’s wife, Maria, reading to students. The sculpture is long gone,… 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