Opinion

Leaders work for students to learn trades

By David Beyer, Leonard Kelley, Jon Nehring, Nate Nehring and Barbara Tolbert For The Globe-Times As the construction industry in Snohomish County continues to boom,… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2018
No stamp of approval yet on balloting costs

No stamp of approval yet on balloting costs

OLYMPIA — Even with the postage paid, thousands of Washington voters didn’t get their ballots in on time for the August primary. Collectively, auditors rejected… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2018
No stamp of approval yet on balloting costs

Expectations higher along with pay

Congratulations to the teachers in Marysville, Arlington and Lakewood for the big raises you received this year. We know you didn’t get into teaching for… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018
A look at how Marysville spends its money

A look at how Marysville spends its money

In last month’s column I wrote about the various sources of city revenue. This month I’ll look at expenditures as we continue to work on… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2018
A look at how Marysville spends its money
Home-selling starting to cool off

Home-selling starting to cool off

Have you noticed? It’s not such an insane, over-the-top real estate market anymore. The thought of I’ll just throw a for sale sign in my… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2018
Home-selling starting to cool off
Give yourself a break

Give yourself a break

Being a pastor is a fascinating profession. We’re invited into powerful moments in the lives of people like weddings, a hospital bed side, newborn babies… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2018
Give yourself a break

Praise and raze (Sept. 1)

Praise to the Marysville School District and the teachers union for coming to a tentative agreement. We appreciate the teachers understanding that they couldn’t receive… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2018
Program clears a path for trade jobs

Program clears a path for trade jobs

A skilled workforce is critical to the livability of our region, productivity of our economy, and prosperity of our families. We must be ready and… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2018
Program clears a path for trade jobs
Pack nutritious lunches for schoolchildren

Pack nutritious lunches for schoolchildren

The first day of school is right around the corner. Back to carpools, new backpacks, school supplies and of course the new lunch box. What… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2018
Pack nutritious lunches for schoolchildren
Political cartoons

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2018
Political cartoons
Time to prepare children for start of school

Time to prepare children for start of school

The Marysville School District is gearing up for the start of a new school year beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5. Whether your child is starting school… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2018
Time to prepare children for start of school
The ugly, the bad and the good are evident in Marysville
The ugly, the bad and the good are evident in Marysville
Marysville receives revenue from a variety of sources

Marysville receives revenue from a variety of sources

The city of Marysville has a biennial budget, meaning that city staff develops and the City Council approves a budget every two years, then reviews… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2018
Marysville receives revenue from a variety of sources

Praise and raze (Aug. 4)

Praise to the city of Marysville for coming up with a plan to fund a new police department and jail facility for the cost of… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2018
Many teachers getting double-digit, up to 20 percent, raises

Many teachers getting double-digit, up to 20 percent, raises

OLYMPIA — Teacher salaries are soaring as the Washington Education Association predicted they would. Leaders of the statewide teacher union declared in March that a… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018
Many teachers getting double-digit, up to 20 percent, raises
3 tips on selling home in heat of summer

3 tips on selling home in heat of summer

By Todd Fahlman There may be no better time to sell your home than in the summer in Marysville, though spring is usually seen as… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018
3 tips on selling home in heat of summer
Gender not as black and white as it used to be

Gender not as black and white as it used to be

By Jenny Smith As civilization marches on, we’re growing in our understanding of gender. Many of us have grown up understanding there are two genders.… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018
Gender not as black and white as it used to be
How to slow down in a high-speed world

How to slow down in a high-speed world

By Emily Countryman Has the word “busy” replaced the word “fine” as your automatic response when asked by someone how you are doing? The world… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018
How to slow down in a high-speed world
Time to take new look at burdensome regulations of GMA

Time to take new look at burdensome regulations of GMA

By Nate Nehring One of the most-prominent points of discussion in local government is population growth. Snohomish County is among the fastest-growing counties in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018
Time to take new look at burdensome regulations of GMA
Political cartoons

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018
Political cartoons