Douglas Buell

Arlington tries to keep taxes level in $107.5 million school bonds proposal

ARLINGTON – The Arlington School Board will hold a public workshop Nov. 2 to discuss a proposed $107.5 million construction bond issue that would go… Continue reading

Hakuna matata – no worries: senior delivers moving speech to last class to graduate who were on campus for 2014 M-P shooting

MARYSVILLE – “Hakuna matata” is the Swahili phrase from “The Lion King” that ASB President Daniel Amador chose to open his speech with at an… Continue reading

Writing on the wall: Graffiti-busters aim to wipe it out in Arlington

ARLINGTON – Almost two years ago, Vikki McMurray was on a one-woman crusade to wipe out graffiti in Arlington – one street, one fence, one… Continue reading

BMX star Tony Hoffman shares tale of how he beat drug addiction

By Douglas Buell ARLINGTON – On former BMX phenom Tony Hoffman’s best days, the gifted athlete was the No. 1-ranked amateur off-road cyclist in… Continue reading

Arlington, Getchell firefighters return from devastating California wildfires

ARLINGTON – Firefighters from Arlington and Fire District 22-Getchell have returned from battling wildfires still ravaging parts of Northern California. A 21-member strike team from… Continue reading

Transition volunteer team to bring fresh start to Marysville Strawberry Festival

MARYSVILLE – A who’s who of volunteers from festivals past and community leaders is taking the helm in a transition of new leadership that will… Continue reading

Arlington schools may float $107.5 million construction bond in 2018

ARLINGTON – The Arlington School Board is being asked to approve plans to take a $107.5 million bond issue to voters in February. The proposal… Continue reading

Business owners face off in Arlington council race

ARLINGTON – Two business owners with deep roots in the community are facing off for the Position 2 seat on the Arlington City Council. Incumbent… Continue reading

Seibert, King jockey for council seat

MARYSVILLE – For a city council race that pits electricians against one another, you would expect to see sparks fly. No shocking revelations here though… Continue reading

Family support key to Wellness Court

Last in a series TULALIP – For participants in the Tulalip Tribes’ Healing to Wellness Court, the path to substance abuse recovery is long, but… Continue reading

Healing hands of justice: Unique wellness court helps Tulalip Tribes break cycle of addiction

First in a two-part series TULALIP – Ron Whitener peruses the afternoon docket on his computer screen in Tulalip Tribal Courtroom 2. As a tribal… Continue reading

Rolf lands ‘dream job’ as Arlington Boys and Girls Club’s new director

ARLINGTON – When Lyanne Rolf was going to classes at Arlington High School in the mid-1990s, she spent time after class at the Arlington Boys… Continue reading

AHS brings back epic homecoming Lip Dub for the masses

ARLINGTON – It’s Homecoming Week, and Arlington High School students pulled off a seriously epic and intricate “lip dub” music video that rocked Olympic Avenue… Continue reading

Candidates for city, county council square off

TULALIP – The opioid epidemic, regional fire authority talks, and the ingenuity it will take to grow existing business and attract new investors to this… Continue reading

4th Street Market and Deli named state lottery Retailer of the Year

MARYSVILLE — Craig O’Dell of Tulalip is a regular lottery customer at the 4th Street Market and Deli looking to recapture the $100,000 grand feeling… Continue reading

Arlington study takes hard look in mirror

ARLINGTON – If Arlington hopes to break the cycle of homelessness, addiction and mental illness, it’s going to take partners, shared knowledge of available aid-ready… Continue reading

Skateboard racing speeds into Arlington for Centennial Sk8 Festival (slideshow)

ARLINGTON – Longboarders from the Pacific Northwest and around the world wheeled into Arlington over the weekend for the 5th annual Centennial Sk8 Festival. Angela… Continue reading

Health district offers needle cleanup kits to help keep community groups safer

Volunteer nonprofit groups are indispensable in helping cities keep their communities spruced up, but among that litter can be dangerous, discarded hypodermic needles. As Snohomish… Continue reading

Former longtime Arlington Mayor Bob Kraski dies

ARLINGTON – Bob Kraski, a three-term mayor who championed the Smokey Point annexation and building of the Arlington Boys and Girls Club before stepping down… Continue reading

9/11: Arlington a community that will never forget

ARLINGTON – Alone or together, people stopped by Arlington’s 9/11 Memorial at Firehouse 46 to pay tribute to the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks… Continue reading