N. County to get $56 million for projects over 6 years

By Nate Nehring Snohomish County government spends millions of dollars per year on capital projects such as roads, parks and surface water. There are many… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Passing Arlington schools bond won’t raise Arlington tax rate

By Brian Lewis Arlington Public Schools is asking for voter approval of a school construction and safety bond on the Feb. 13 ballot. Here are… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Approval of 2 M’ville school levies will cost less as state picks up more of the tab

By Tom Albright On Feb. 13, the Marysville and Tulalip community will have an opportunity to vote on two replacement levies that will maintain support… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Please support school bonds in Arlington

Arlington needs to replace Post Middle School. That aging structure just can’t handle the growth in that area and its layout is not safe for… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ on Marysville school levies

We urge you to vote “yes” on both Marysville School District levies Feb. 13. The two levies amount to $3.64 per $1,000 valuation, or 41… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2018

Community needs to step up to have a July 4 event

Somebody step up and help - please. The city of Marysville, in its budget for 2018, set aside $15,000 for a Fourth of July celebration.… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

We all should use our voices in Olympia

With a short state legislative session under way, it’s important for the city to continue its partnerships with our elected leaders in Olympia and to… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Praise and raze (Jan. 6)

When I started my career in journalism in 1979, I wrote a sports column called Backseat Coach. The idea was that the column would be… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2018

SnoCo worked hard to keep taxes low

Our work on the annual budget is among the most important of our responsibilities in Snohomish County government. Last month, the council-approved 2018 budget went… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2018

We seek first to understand the student

With the holiday season upon us, it beseeches us to take time to be reflective. In the school setting, it is extremely important to think… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

Letters to the editor

Vote yes on bonds On Feb. 13, 2018, I will enthusiastically vote “yes” in favor of a bond to construct a new Post Middle School,… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2017

We could never equal Jesus’ gift exchange

There’s a scene in the show “The Big Bang Theory” where Sheldon is preparing for a gift exchange with Penny. Sheldon gets many gifts of… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2017

Arlington mayor says Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

During the holiday season, we reflect once again on the heartwarming goodwill found throughout our community. The thoughtfulness and concern of so many in the… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Marysville has done a lot this year

As we approach year’s end, I want to let you know about some of the good work your city has accomplished this year. City employees… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Praise and raze (Dec. 9)

Praise to Housing Hope providing shelter for the homeless. Praise to all those who volunteer and donate to the food banks in Marysville and Arlington.… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Eating healthy is important to learning

Nutrition is an important part of everyone’s continued health and longevity. This is especially true with children. They are not only developing physically and mentally,… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

How to make your holidays more enjoyable

It may not sound like it at first, but this is a positive column. So hang with me. But I feel I have to talk… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017