Opinion

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

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

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

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
It’s not as costly to eat healthy as you might think
We’re all a little scared of something

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
We’re all a little scared of something

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

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
2020 to be even busier for Arlington
5 tips to prepare your home to sell this spring

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
5 tips to prepare your home to sell this spring
Political cartoon

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2020
Political cartoon

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

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
Marysville school taxes half of other districts
Public art tells the story of a community, like Marysville

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
Public art tells the story of a community, like Marysville
School discipline seeks more-positive results

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
School discipline seeks more-positive results
Political cartoon

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2020
Political cartoon
Arlington looks ahead after successful 2019

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
Arlington looks ahead after successful 2019
Marysville sets legislative goals for 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
Marysville sets legislative goals for 2020
Public meetings on Marysville school boundaries start Tuesday

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
Public meetings on Marysville school boundaries start Tuesday

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

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
Looks like a record year coming in real estate