Opinion

The high cost of doing nothing to our highways

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 28, 2008

Is Iraq A war we just might win?

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 28, 2008

Why is Congress so partisan?

by Lee Hamilton

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson

When the Big One hits, head for the nearest bridge

If youre like me, every time you cross a bridge since the Minneapolis disaster, you breathe a sigh of relief when you make it to the other side.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson

Change is not one of my favorite things

Some people welcome change with open arms while others dread it like a pending apocalypse. I would be the first to admit that, even if it were a voluntary change, I would fall in the group that dreads change rather than in the group that welcomes it.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Kris Passey

Colleges, community and heroes

On town meetings and colleges

  • Aug 28, 2008
Kris Passey

Green shopping is key to cleaner planet

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 28, 2008

Iraq 3.0

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson

Gores new company

Now that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has editorially asked President Bush and Vice President Cheney to promise not to accept any profit from war in retirement, Im waiting for it to do the same with former Vice President Gore in his new status as a partner in a venture capital firm that finances alternative energy start-up companies.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson

We win looking for a change in direction

We gather with family and friends on Whidbey Island each Fourth of July for a softball game and picnic. We split into teams of twenty or thirty which makes fielding hits in tall field grass almost possible. Batting rotations work alphabetically and all get their turn, from seniors to T-ball tots.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Combating vandalism, graffiti will require a cooperative effort by all involved

The recent spate of vandalism and graffiti suffered by merchants on Marysville historic Third Street is just the latest occurrence of a problem that has city leaders, police, merchants, school district officials and others working together to find creative solutions which address the issue without creating hardships for the victims of the senseless crimes.

  • Aug 28, 2008

How to truly support our troops

by Alex Epstein

  • Aug 28, 2008

Governor Gregoires proposed 07-09 budget too high

Will wonders never cease? Can it possibly be true in this blue blue state out here on the Left Coast that most of the daily newspapers have forsaken their endorsement of all things Gregoire to proclaim that Queen Christines proposed budget for 2007-2009 is too high?

  • Aug 28, 2008

Rude Politics: Evangelicals v. Catholics

by Jerod Patterson

  • Aug 28, 2008
Bob Graef

The price of tomatoes

Tomatoes at Thriftway were $2.29 per pound. Higher elsewhere. It took $42.20 to fill my Dodge Caravan with Safeways discounted regular gas. Green fees at local courses have been bumped up a couple of bucks since last year. And of course there was my new property assessment. Ouch.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Bob Graef
Adele Ferguson

What are they doing to us?

Gays and lesbians achieved what their lobbyist called a huge victory at the national assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America earlier this month.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Adele Ferguson
Making a difference in our communities

Making a difference in our communities

When it comes to getting involved in the community, many people are reticent because they question if their efforts can really make a difference in the lives of others.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Making a difference in our communities
Kris Passey

First week of carrier deliveries: Not error free but a good start

Our first week of carrier-delivered newspapers for the Marysville Globe and Arlington Times is now in the history books. As with any gigantic change in tradition and way of doing business we had some glitches. But one of the most amazing things that everyone here encountered were the number of people who are currently avid readers of the newspapers and have been for many years. Frankly, we were overwhelmed by the number of pleasant and helpful calls from both our body of regular readers and many new ones.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Kris Passey