Douglas Buell

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

Regional council clears Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing-Industrial Center for next stage

SEATTLE - The proposed Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing-Industrial Center (MIC) cleared a crucial step for recognition on Thursday. Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Policy Board after… Continue reading

Arlington’s $107.5 million school construction bond in voters’ hands

ARLINGTON – Arlington district voters will decide the fate of a $107.5 million schools construction bond in a Feb. 13 special election. If voters approve… Continue reading

Arlington Library knows, it’s good to have friends

ARLINGTON – Friends of the Arlington Library volunteers have supported the library since 1981, while sharing their love of books with the community. The nonprofit… Continue reading

Strawberry Festival survey results released

MARYSVILLE – The Twilight Grand Parade is the hands-down main event of the Strawberry Festival each June, but if the community members had a choice,… Continue reading

Homeless count helps them connect with services

ARLINGTON – Bobby Gunn camped out on the floor, propped up on his backpack to get a meal and some shuteye at the Suds n’… Continue reading

A change in the winds: Stilly Tribe breaks ground on $64 million casino-hotel expansion (slide show)

By Douglas Buell dbuell@arlingtontimes.com ARLINGTON - The Stillaguamish Tribe broke ground Tuesday on a $64 million expansion for its Angel of the Winds Resort Casino… Continue reading

Homeless ‘point in time’ counts those living at edge of society

ARLINGTON – Bobby Gunn camped out on the floor, propped up on his backpack to get a meal and some shuteye at the Suds n’… Continue reading