Opinion

Hits and misses

HITS Marysville’s Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances. The Fields of Dreams in Lakewood. That’s what happens when a community supports its schools. Maryfest for bringing pro… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2019
Marysville likes to help its residents with spring cleaning

Marysville likes to help its residents with spring cleaning

By Jon Nehring Now that winter weather is finally behind us, and we’re starting to enjoy longer and warmer days, spring cleaning may be on… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2019
Marysville likes to help its residents with spring cleaning
More hatchery fish needed

More hatchery fish needed

By Lorraine Loomis The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to strategically release an additional 50 million chinook from its hatcheries this year to… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2019
More hatchery fish needed
The real estate sky is not falling

The real estate sky is not falling

By Todd Fahlman I’m tired of the real estate “Chicken Littles” you hear who analyze using fear mongering. Justified or not it can create a… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2019
The real estate sky is not falling
Political cartoons

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2019
Political cartoons
Get involved; we represent you

Get involved; we represent you

By Nate Nehring Our government is based on a representative form in which voters get to select the people they want to make decisions on… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019
Get involved; we represent you
Time to spring clean your health and wellness

Time to spring clean your health and wellness

By Emily Countryman Spring is here. It’s time for a Spring Cleaning for your health and wellness. We are creatures of habit, and over time… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019
Time to spring clean your health and wellness
A call for unity in the midst of differences

A call for unity in the midst of differences

By Jenny Smith I remember sitting in a friend’s dorm room in college and a few of us got to talking about homosexuality. I quickly… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2019
A call for unity in the midst of differences
Bipartisanship, Democracy, along with environment, key issues in Olympia visit

Bipartisanship, Democracy, along with environment, key issues in Olympia visit

Being local newspapers for Marysville and Arlington, we don’t get a chance often to deal with state politics. But since I’m a board member now… Continue reading

Bipartisanship, Democracy, along with environment, key issues in Olympia visit
Arlington’s Advisory Council digs deep into school equity

Arlington’s Advisory Council digs deep into school equity

By Gary Sabol Arlington Public Schools’ Advisory Council for Education has been researching topics under consideration by school board for more than a dozen years,… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2019
Arlington’s Advisory Council digs deep into school equity
Have coffee with us to have input on schools

Have coffee with us to have input on schools

By Pete Lundberg What is the school district doing about snow days? How can the district help my student find courses of study that work… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2019
Have coffee with us to have input on schools
Residents encouraged to be part of Arlington’s Comp Plan

Residents encouraged to be part of Arlington’s Comp Plan

By Barb Tolbert The Arlington Comprehensive Plan expresses community priorities that guide the city’s vision and what we want our city to become. The plan… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2019
Residents encouraged to be part of Arlington’s Comp Plan
Please volunteer, but don’t spread yourself too thin

Please volunteer, but don’t spread yourself too thin

By Steve Powell Throughout my almost 62 years, I have enjoyed volunteer service, but like most people I couldn’t devote much time to it because… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2019
Please volunteer, but don’t spread yourself too thin

Tick tock: Time to quit changing clocks

The time’s they are a changing - and people are tired of it. Therefore, it’s past time for the state legislature to approve a law… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2019
Political cartoons

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2019
Political cartoons
Spring real estate market will peak earlier than usual

Spring real estate market will peak earlier than usual

By Todd Fahlman You don’t have to look at the calendar to figure out what time of the year it is. The temperatures are finally… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2019
Spring real estate market will peak earlier than usual
What you really need when it comes to supplements

What you really need when it comes to supplements

By Emily Countryman Are you trying to get healthier and not sure where to start when you walk down the supplement aisle? Do large supplement… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2019
What you really need when it comes to supplements
Hidden in plain sight

Hidden in plain sight

By Jenny Smith During one of those long snow days we had recently, I asked my kids what they wanted to do. The 7-year-old announced,… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2019
Hidden in plain sight
Arlington schools ask legislature to lower bar to pass bonds

Arlington schools ask legislature to lower bar to pass bonds

By Marc Rosson The Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors recently sent letters to legislators in the 39th Legislative District, which encompasses many cities in… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2019
Arlington schools ask legislature to lower bar to pass bonds
Marysville mom of child cancer survivor starts guild to raise funds

Marysville mom of child cancer survivor starts guild to raise funds

By Jessica Beckstrand On Oct. 29, 2015, Layla Beckstrand was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma at only 18 months old. Neuroblastoma affects the… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2019
Marysville mom of child cancer survivor starts guild to raise funds