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Crowd seeks vote on utility tax

ARLINGTON – In a week where Independence Day pyrotechnics lit up the air, a public hearing for a proposed ambulance utility tax had its own… Continue reading

Kids break ground on Haller Park Splash Pad

ARLINGTON –Before children could romp in the water spray jets at the future Haller Park Splash Pad, they needed to turn a little dirt. The… Continue reading

Arlington City Council ready to award bid for Haller Park Splash Pad

ARLINGTON – With the City Council’s anticipated awarding of a construction contract on Monday, the Haller Park Splash Pad project can move forward, and things… Continue reading

Neighborhood meeting for proposed multi-family senior housing community

ARLINGTON – A neighborhood meeting is planned to answer questions about a proposal to build a 170-unit, multi-family senior housing community in Smokey Point, a… Continue reading

Council public hearing Monday for proposed ambulance utility fee

ARLINGTON – Facing mounting EMS costs and unmet public safety needs, the city is proposing an ambulance utility fee of $15 that would appear on… Continue reading

Arlington School Board approves 2nd try for schools bond

ARLINGTON – A school construction and district-wide safety improvements bond is going back to voters for a second try. The Arlington School Board voted 3-1… Continue reading

Stillaguamish Valley Barn Quilt Trail taking shape, one barn at a time

ARLINGTON – The Stillaguamish Valley is home to a patchwork of agricultural fields and a tapestry of culture that gives the region its character. Shawna… Continue reading

Oh, the places they’ll go: To AHS grads, today was your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way

EVERETT – By all accounts, 2018 was an awesome year to be an Eagle. Arlington High School held its commencement exercises at Angel of the… Continue reading

Meet your hand-picked Strawberry Festival Senior Royalty for 2018

MARYSVILLE CARE CENTER ROYALTY King Dale Covert Dale Covert was born and raised in Marysville, twice married, with a son and grandson He still remembers… Continue reading

Weston students rise above adversity, tragedy to stay true to goal to graduate

ARLINGTON – For two brothers who addressed the senior class of Weston High School at a graduation ceremony, their message was one of resiliency, rising… Continue reading

‘Band mom’ honored for making sure the beat goes on in Arlington

ARLINGTON – Bands count on a conductor to direct them, but when you’ve got a “band mom” like Teresa Hanna in your camp helping out,… Continue reading

Arlington to look at another possible school bond

ARLINGTON – After vigorous efforts to tap into the minds of Arlington voters, the School Board at its meeting on Monday will hear recommendations that… Continue reading

Marysville gets fit for summer at Healthy Communities Challenge Day (slide show)

MARYSVILLE - From scaling a climbing wall and striking a yoga pose to walking with YMCA staff and leaving with starter seeds from the local… Continue reading

Special needs girls revel in magical swim with mermaids

MARYSVILLE – Young girls with special needs had a magical dream-come-true day swimming with mermaids at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School pool. The Junior Girl Scouts… Continue reading

Arlington mulls ambulance utility fee for EMS, public safety

ARLINGTON – Faced with mounting EMS costs and unfilled public safety needs, the city is proposing an ambulance utility fee of $15 that would appear… Continue reading

Marysville students explore career options at Military Careers Day

MARYSVILLE – The school district and Career and Technical Education Department hosted its first-ever Military Careers Day on May 10 to give students a rare… Continue reading

Haller Park Splash Pad re-bid would delay project to next year

ARLINGTON – No one wants to be the one to break the news to the kids, but if you were hoping to cool off at… Continue reading

Willow Place expands to give disabled adults room to grow (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Caregiver Sue Williss guided her “bulldozer crew” of disabled adults outside Willow Place; they took turns shoveling for a weeping willow planted in… Continue reading

Michelle Sheldon becomes first Tulalip tribal member to pass state bar exam

TULALIP – In a historic moment, Michelle Sheldon on April 25 became the first Tulalip tribal member to pass the state bar exam. She was… Continue reading

Arlington welcomes GloryBucha, county’s first kombucha brewery and taproom

ARLINGTON - Bring together an exacting Arlington brewmaster and a retired Silicon Valley tech transplant with a shared taste for kombucha, let their idea ferment,… Continue reading