Douglas Buell

2018: Optimism, challenges ahead

ARLINGTON – If the mayor’s confident outlook for Arlington in the new year has a familiar ring to it, that’s because many of the programs… Continue reading

Arlington Year in Review: Our Top 10 stories of 2017

ARLINGTON – In 2017, Arlington made strides in addressing the opioid drug epidemic, homelessness and boosting public safety, while making headway on economic growth and… Continue reading

Lakewood/Smokey Point Library to celebrate grand opening in January

SMOKEY POINT – If you love reading and the irresistible draw of an aisle of alphabetized book titles, the new Lakewood/Smokey Point Library will open… Continue reading

A Simple Gesture aims to fill up Arlington Food Bank all year

ARLINGTON – Arlington Food Bank volunteers are busy as elves and shelves are amply stocked with donations for the holidays, but coordinators think they’ve come… Continue reading

Arlington doctor preps for amazing race to end polio for good

ARLINGTON – Retired Arlington physician Lee Harman would travel around the world to see polio wiped out in our lifetime - and that’s halfway what… Continue reading

Family pleads for public’s help to find missing teenage daughter

ARLINGTON – Family and friends of a missing Arlington girl are seeking the public’s help to find her. They are trying to locate Shyanne Williamson,… Continue reading

Mayor, council honor Raezer for his leadership, passion for Arlington

ARLINGTON – Usually mild-mannered Chris Raezer seemed a little too impatient to get to the Transportation Benefit District meeting and adjourn Monday’s City Council meeting.… Continue reading

Proposed regional fire authority on life support after tense talks

ARLINGTON – Arlington city councilmembers grudgingly struck a tone of compromise in discussions Monday to give a lifeline to Regional Fire Authority talks, while their… Continue reading

Church to perform zany ‘Christmas Choir’ comedy to support foster children during holidays

ARLINGTON – Just like the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” don’t judge a play by its choir. That’s worth keeping in… Continue reading

City issues permit for Pilot Travel Center at Island Crossing

ARLINGTON – The city issued a special use permit on Dec. 7 after a hearing examiner’s ruling that will enable the Pilot Travel Center project… Continue reading

Tulalips break ground on new casino (slide show)

TULALIP – On a three count, shovels dug in and mined some gold. That’s the good fortune the Tulalip Tribes hopes to see after breaking… Continue reading

Arlington’s Open Doors program providing students pathway to get ahead in life

ARLINGTON – Arlington 16-year-old student Nazarelli Macias is handling the tough job of raising a child, but the young mom is determined to earn her… Continue reading

Outgoing longtime school board directors honored with sweet, poetic praise

ARLINGTON – Two veteran school board directors with a passion for education were honored for a combined four decades of public service to the Arlington… Continue reading

LHS STEM Club packs girl power: club named 1 of 5 schools statewide in Samsung ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ competition

LAKEWOOD – Lakewood High School STEM Club students competing in a national competition are combining the wisdom of science with the forces of girl power… Continue reading

Neighbors rescue baby in rollover; loaded weapon in diaper bag; dad charged

MARYSVILLE – A loaded firearm in a diaper bag, and neighbors rescuing a baby out of an overturned SUV have led to criminal charges against… Continue reading

Could 2018 be year of the MIC?

SEATTLE - The proposed Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing-Industrial Center should clear a crucial step for recognition when a regional governing board puts it to a vote in… Continue reading

Arlington police going off-road with newest vehicles

ARLINGTON – Arlington police have been called trailblazers before – now they’ll have the wheels to prove it. Police added an all-terrain vehicle to their… Continue reading

Oso chaplain honored for aid, comfort in worst of times

ARLINGTON – When Oso chaplain Joel Johnson is called to a critical emergency situation or crime scene, odds are someone just lost their home, their… Continue reading

Arlington Airport installs new video surveillance system for security

ARLINGTON – More eyes are on Arlington Municipal Airport after the city this month installed a new state-of-the-art wireless video surveillance system to improve security… Continue reading

Man arrested for selling drugs across the street from the M’ville police department

MARYSVILLE – Marysville Pro-Act officers arrested two people on drug-related offenses today, but they didn’t have to go far - one was across-the-street from the… Continue reading