Douglas Buell

Voices of the Village bandmates with disabilities feel the star power with music

ARLINGTON – Brandon Somers is a musical savant. The Marysville man’s gift of perfect pitch is so sharp that when he was a child, he… Continue reading

The VR revolution comes to Snohomish County: VoyagerVR, county’s first arcade, brings virtual reality experience to Smokey Point

SMOKEY POINT – Teen Leah Holley is engaged in battle, swinging lightsabers to slash cube-shaped red- and blue-colored musical beats synchronized to rap music as… Continue reading

PUD breaks ground on cutting-edge Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center

ARLINGTON – For all that Congressman Rick Larsen’s father Dick knew about power as a 30-year worker with Snohomish County PUD, the terms “microgrid” or… Continue reading

Longboard racing cruises into Arlington for Centennial Sk8 Festival (slide show)

ARLINGTON – Longboarders and skateboarders from around the globe rolled into Arlington last weekend for the 6th Annual Centennial Sk8 Festival’s two days of races.… Continue reading

Advocate who works with seniors, mentally ill honored with Mayor’s volunteer award

ARLINGTON – An Arlington advocate for senior citizens, the mentally ill and homeless has been honored as the Mayor’s volunteer of the month. Anna Pritchard… Continue reading

Board adopts $75.4 million budget for Arlington public schools

ARLINGTON – The school board adopted a $75.4 million Arlington Public Schools budget for 2019 that includes across-the-board pay increases, additional staff, as well as… Continue reading

Arlington teachers union, district far apart on pay in post-McCleary contract

ARLINGTON – Teachers rallied outside the Arlington Public Schools administration building seeking a double-digit pay raise as contract negotiations with the district edge closer to… Continue reading

City Council approves ambulance utility fee to curb mountain EMS costs, dedicate more funds to public safety needs – Updated

ARLINGTON – A $15 ambulance utility fee to slash mounting EMS costs and devote more general fund money for public safety needs was approved by… Continue reading

The man who built a better crab trap: Arlington crab pot maker gets help from Russians to keep company’s head above water

Second in a two-part series ARLINGTON - When the Alaskan crab industry shifted from a derby-style season to a quota system known as “rationalization” in… Continue reading

Remedy Tulalip cannabis shop opens: Tulalip-owned enterprise one of 1st in Indian Country in the U.S.

TULALIP – The Tulalip Tribes opened the doors to Remedy Tulalip Friday, becoming one of the first legalized marijuana dispensaries in Indian Country in the… Continue reading

Snohomish County elected leaders team up for needle cleanup in Smokey Point

SMOKEY POINT – During a drug needle cleanup Saturday in a homeless camp, volunteers came across an unusual site. Mixed in with the dirty syringes,… Continue reading

Join together with the band, celebrating new Arlington uniforms

ARLINGTON – Strike up the brass, woodwinds and percussion. From the sounds of it, members of the Arlington High School marching band and drumline will… Continue reading

Council okays ambulance utility fee

ARLINGTON – A $15 ambulance utility fee to slash mounting EMS costs and devote more general fund money for public safety needs was approved by… Continue reading

Taco Bell franchise in Marysville among others fined by state for violating teen worker laws

MARYSVILLE – A Taco Bell franchise owner with a history of labor violations has been cited by state authorities for reportedly violating teen worker laws… Continue reading

The man who built a better crab trap: Arlington company’s pots stack the decks on reality TV’s ‘Deadliest Catch’

First in a two-part series ARLINGTON – Next time you’re watching crew members battle the elements to secure crab pots on deck in Alaska’s perilous… Continue reading

Arlington first responders urge safety for Stillaguamish River swimmers, beach-goers

ARLINGTON - Emergency rescue crews from Arlington assisted on an alarming number of drownings and near drowning calls on the Stillaguamish River during last year’s… Continue reading

Arlington Fire Department launches swimmers technical rescue team

ARLINGTON – Last summer on the day before school started, a 16-year-old girl swimming with family in the Stillaguamish River at the Lincoln Bridge went… Continue reading

Nourse Tree Farm north of Arlington named state’s Tree Farmer of the Year

ARLINGTON – The New family, owners of the Nourse Tree Farm north of Arlington, has been named the 2018 Tree Farmer of the Year in… Continue reading

Fire levy lid lift on August primary ballot for rural Arlington

ARLINGTON – Snohomish County Fire District 21 is going to rural Arlington voters on the Aug. 7 primary election seeking a lift in property taxes… Continue reading

Post-World Cup, LHS kids soccer camp keeps passion for sport alive and kicking

LAKEWOOD – The World Cup just ended, but a summer soccer camp at Lakewood High School this week kept the fun and spirit of the… Continue reading