Douglas Buell

Mayor’s state of the city address hits on public safety

ARLINGTON – In the face of the burgeoning opioid crisis, and the social and financial strain its putting on the community, first responders and businesses,… Continue reading


Indoor riders ready for Pedaling for Parkinson’s YMCA fundraiser

MARYSVILLE – Suzanne Taitingfong of Marysville has been an advocate for improving the lives of those with Parkinson’s in Snohomish County, even while contending with… Continue reading


Injured in wrestling, Eagle to become a Redhawk baseball player

ARLINGTON – Gavin Rork has been a standout baseball player and wrestler for Arlington High School for years. But when he was injured during wrestling… Continue reading


YMCA man to pull his way for disabled at Draggin’ Dumbbells challenge fundraiser

MARYSVILLE – As a staff member, Quinton Morris pulls his weight around the corridors of the Marysville YMCA. Pull is something he’ll be doing plenty… Continue reading

Strawberry Festival royalty this year to be led by teen who would be king

MARYSVILLE – Marysville Getchell High School junior Nathan Weller has always looked up to royals – now he rules among them. In a rare turn… Continue reading

What will it take?Leaders talk school safety after Fla. massacre

ARLINGTON – Gun control has been topping national headlines since a deadly shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people died, and… Continue reading

Marysville students rally for safe schools: angry, fed up with gun violence

MARYSVILLE – Students in Marysville waved signs on State Avenue and staged a rally in Comeford Park to declare that now is the time to… Continue reading

Emory Lofts project to bring housing for bike-riding millennials, more business downtown

ARLINGTON – Residential development will be coming soon to Arlington’s downtown business district. Emory Lofts, a new three-story building with street level businesses, calls for… Continue reading

Governor vetoes bill that would exempt lawmakers from Open Records Act

OLYMPIA – The governor on Thursday vetoed a controversial public records bill hastily passed by the state Legislature on Feb. 23 that circumvented a court… Continue reading

Arlington, Marysville to send recruits to new regional county fire training academy

ARLINGTON – Arlington Fire and the Marysville Fire District have banded with several other local districts to establish a closer-to-home fire training academy. South Snohomish… Continue reading

New Sonic Drive-In opens in Marysville to heavy traffic

MARYSVILLE – That traffic mess that stalled drivers Monday near 116th Street NE and State Avenue wasn’t a lengthy train or fender-bender. It was the… Continue reading

PUD’s planned Arlington Microgrid gives glimpse of future of the power industry

ARLINGTON – Arlington resident Mark Kirschenbaum knows a thing or two about new clean energy technologies and their potential to transform the energy landscape. As… Continue reading

Arlington launches dynamic new website

ARLINGTON - The city went live Thursday with a new website that is more dynamic, easier to navigate and customized with a graphic look and… Continue reading

Volunteers build Strawberry Festival float for another busy parade season

MARYSVILLE – In a garage bay in a closed-down auto repair shop near Ebey Waterfront Park, volunteers strip down a craft oddly shaped like a… Continue reading

School bond issue fails

ARLINGTON – Arlington Public Schools’ $107.5 million bond to build and renovate school facilities and improve security failed to gain a supermajority for passage. In… Continue reading

Intensified Algebra helps AHS freshmen stay on pace for success

ARLINGTON – Arlington High School is using a new approach to give struggling freshmen students relief from math anxiety, and keep them on track to… Continue reading

Chamber unveils new name as big as a valley

ARLINGTON – The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday unveiled its new name – the Stillaguamish Valley Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials said the… Continue reading

Lakewood High School standout athletes sign letters of intent

LAKEWOOD – As part of National Signing Day, four Lakewood High School student-athletes signed letters of intent committing to colleges. Signing their contracts were Jon… Continue reading

Arlington ECEAP gets youngsters kindergarten-ready

ARLINGTON – Arlington educators want to give kids an early jump on learning that makes them kindergarten ready. Arlington Public Schools offers the Early Childhood… Continue reading

Arlington celebrates eagles, other birds of prey at annual festival (slide show)

ARLINGTON – At the annual Eagle Festival in Arlington, visitors didn’t just find the iconic birds in riverfront trees or soaring overhead. They found eagles… Continue reading