Steve Powell

Gifts needed so foster kids can have a Christmas

There are still about 500 foster kids in the state who won’t be getting gifts this Christmas. Treehouse Marketing director Trent Freeman said Dec. 15… Continue reading


With the Cougars, it’s off to the races (slide show)

LAKEWOOD – And they’re off. Alex Jensen scores off the tip-off. After a steal on the full-court press Michael Harris lays one in. After another… Continue reading


M-P guards score from all over in win over MG

MARYSVILLE – Luke Dobler and Josiah Gould led Marysville-Pilchuck in beating crosstown rival Marysville Getchell in a high school boys basketball game Saturday 63-38. M-P,… Continue reading


Survey says what community thinks of M’ville schools

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School District wants to know what it should do with its secondary schools. As enrollment continues to decline year after year,… Continue reading

Up in smoke: M’ville’s RFA talks with Arlington

MARYSVILLE – The proposed Regional Fire Authority with Arlington went up in flames Monday night. The firefighters union, rather than firefighters themselves, and the Arlington… Continue reading

Top MG scholars Students of the Month

MARYSVILLE – Carson Mielke and Eden Au Nguyen, both seniors at Marysville Getchell High School, are the December Boy and Girl of the Month, as… Continue reading

Toy Store helps Santa, parents at Christmas

MARYSVILLE – Dominique Valentine of Marysville was pregnant when she went to the Toy Store last year. This year, on Wednesday, she took her 7-month-old… Continue reading

Housing for homeless opens in ‘serene’ setting (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Fred Safstrom looked out at Twin Lakes. The calm water was smooth. On the cold yet sunny day the reflection of the surrounding… Continue reading

Hospice gives life to talking about death

MARYSVILLE – One of the hardest things in life is talking about death. Dana Brothers of Hospice of the Northwest wants to change that. “It’s… Continue reading

Rez-Q looking for new home on the range (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Dale Squeglia must feel like she’s been thrown off a horse. Squeglia, executive director of the nonprofit All Breed Equine Rez-Q, said she… Continue reading

Drones, tech could keep M’ville officers safer, save time

MARYSVILLE – Police safety has always been a concern, but even more so the past few years. Departments use dogs and robots to help keep… Continue reading

Tune in to see this band in M’ville

MARYSVILLE – Most people don’t even want to drive an hour to work, let alone to play in a band. But that’s what almost 60… Continue reading

Buzzer beater the difference in MG’s win over Sehome (updated, slide show)

MARYSVILLE - Cameron Stordahl’s body language said it all. The 6-foot-4 sophomore guard usually doesn’t miss shots like that. Or have turnovers like that. But… Continue reading

Emergency radio system running on borrowed time

MARYSVILLE – The Snohomish County Emergency Radio System is having its own emergency. SERS spokesman Ralph Krusey and consultant Andy Roushak said the “mature radio… Continue reading

M’ville enacts drug moratorium

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville City Council voted Monday night to enact a six-month moratorium on supervised drug consumption facilities. The moratorium will allow time for… Continue reading

Santa to be all over M’ville Saturday

MARYSVILLE – Santa is in town Saturday for the annual Merrysville for the Holidays. Santa also will be at the new Marysville Historical Museum Dec.… Continue reading

Festival of Trees raises money to help kids in need (slide show)

TULALIP – It’s a Wonderful Life when about 500 people donate thousands of dollars to help others who are less fortunate. At Opening Night of… Continue reading

Housing gives Hope to homeless

By Steve Powell LAKEWOOD – Kendra Lux is thankful that she’s five months clean after being addicted to meth off and on for 16… Continue reading

Absent 110 days, attendance now perfect

By Steve Powell ARLINGTON - Keinen LaRose of Arlington went from missing 110 days of school over two years to now having perfect attendance.… Continue reading

Shopping on Thanksgiving no longer taboo

MARYSVILLE – A few years ago, when stores starting opening for shopping on Thanksgiving Day, there was an outcry on social media for that to… Continue reading