Don’t skim the surface of your existence this Easter

By Jenny Smith Do you remember being 5 years old? I remember taking a nap in kindergarten, playing at the sand and water table, and… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2018

Gun violence hot topic at M’ville coffee

By Rick Larsen One day after the March for Our Lives, I held a Community Coffee at the YMCA in Marysville. Community Coffees are a… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Is it really, finally, the end of McCleary funding battle?

By Jerry Cornfield OLYMPIA — Is the end truly near in the landmark school-funding case known as McCleary? Democratic state Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self of Mukilteo… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

It’s a hot time to be in the housing market locally

By Todd Fahlman It is no surprise that home prices in Marysville are on the rise. But how long can home prices continue to increase?… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Voters to decide on library tax in April

By Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory Property taxes are a tough subject, but worth talking about. Almost all of the money needed to operate the Marysville Library -… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

Will the ‘more’ be enough for school funding?

By Gina Zeutenhorst Funding for schools has never been more crucial. Unfortunately, the state’s funding formula has never been more complex. School districts continue to… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

What do you love about Marysville or Arlington?

1. I can get to work usually trouble-free in 10 minutes. 2. My workplace is small enough that we get along and tease each other,… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

M’ville programs help with spring cleaning

Time for spring cleaning Marysville, it’s time for spring cleaning. Making our community more attractive and welcoming is a long-standing priority for the City Council… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Partnerships support student success

Community partnerships Parent and community partnerships in Arlington Public Schools provide valuable support for students. These partnerships foster opportunities that cultivate student learning. One goal… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Praise and raze

(for March 10)

  • Mar 10, 2018

Backseat coach: ICE melts our heart in favor of single M’ville mom

ICE is having a brain-freeze because it’s not using common sense. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to deport a Marysville woman, Bernarda… Continue reading

What issues are deal-breakers for you?

By Jerry Cornfield OLYMPIA — Voters will get a chance to really shake up membership in the state Legislature this fall, if they are so… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

Public records should stay open to the public

We usually think of hidden political goings-on at the federal level. Back-door deals and the like. Donations from groups as diverse as the NRA to… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Both sides want to cut taxes; question is how

By Jerry Cornfield Funny how things change around Olympia in the turn of a calendar year. Last year I wrote: “This may surprise you, but… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Let some new construction happen in your heart

By Jenny Smith You’ve likely noticed the construction around town as new restaurants and hotels rise up from the earth. My 3-year-old son shrieks at… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Questions to ask doctor before taking opioids

By Dr. Sam Ho If your doctor or dentist prescribes a pain reliever, take charge of your health and find out exactly what you are… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Why some people voted against M’ville school levies

In response to your recent editorial in support of school levies, I offer a few reasons why I have voted against them. •Government workers have… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Guns are only a part of it

Guns are part of it, but it’s not just guns. There have always been guns, and there has always been anger and mental illness. It’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

N. County to love new airport over Sea-Tac

By Nate Nehring Snohomish County has a rich history with the aerospace industry. Paine Field, south of Everett, was originally operated by the Army Air… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018