Steve Powell

A day that will live in infamy for people in this area

OSO – On the four-year anniversary of the Oso Slide, many people gathered at the site at 10:37 a.m. to remember the 43 people who… Continue reading

Some drug crimes may have to drop to misdemeanors

MARYSVILLE – Officials said Monday they plan to arrest people for drug offenses even though the county prosecutor said recently he will not charge them… Continue reading

Trimester idea would help students earn credits faster

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School District has been looking for ways to help students earn more credits. The state is going to require more credits… Continue reading

Javelin has her pointed toward future (slide show)

LAKEWOOD – As a freshman, Paige Shimkus won the javelin at her first meet. “I was shell-shocked,” she said this week. “From that moment on… Continue reading

Both honored students at MG want to go into medicine

MARYSVILLE – Both Students of the Month for March from Marysville Getchell High School want to enter the medical field. Jamie Phung would like to… Continue reading

Pastors explain how churches can help businesses

Last of a three-part series MARYSVILLE – “If Jesus gave you a review, what would it be?” Tom Nelson was talking about how a person’s… Continue reading

Lakewood students walk out in support of safe schools but also in protest against violence

LAKEWOOD – The last time Lakewood High School students walked out of class was 3 1/2 years ago after the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.… Continue reading

Scales of Justice finally tipping McKenzie’s way

MARYSVILLE – McKenzie Justice has been focusing mostly on softball since she was 7. Now 18, the Marysville-Pilchuck High School girls softball standout hopes the… Continue reading

Hundreds attend Open House at Lakewood High School (slide show)

LAKEWOOD – Superintendent Michael Mack was beaming as community members praised the school district for the new Lakewood High, which was on display at an… Continue reading

Locals already working on safe schools

While school safety is grabbing attention nationwide, this community has been focused on it since the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School 3 1/2 years ago… Continue reading

LHS girls tennis loves new courts at home (slide show)

LAKEWOOD – Ask any sports team, they would rather play in the comforts of their own home instead of going on the road. Now, imagine… Continue reading

Backseat coach: ICE melts our heart in favor of single M’ville mom

ICE is having a brain-freeze because it’s not using common sense. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to deport a Marysville woman, Bernarda… Continue reading

Faith provides power for batteries, tomatoes in the workplace

Second of a three-part series MARYSVILLE – Norm Miller makes batteries and Bryant Amberlang tomatoes. But one thing they have in common is they encompass… Continue reading

M’ville rally for safe schools moved to Comeford Park

MARYSVILLE – To paraphrase from the famous 1976 movie “Network,” Bailey Thoms and some other Marysville Getchell students are “as mad as hell, and I’m… Continue reading

You gotta have faith in business, experts say

First of a three-part series MARYSVILLE – Having faith in your business is important. Faith that it will succeed sure, but many business leaders say… Continue reading

WTH is with the RPI

What the heck is with the Ratings Percentage Index? As the winner of the District 3A boys basketball title, it didn’t seem right that Marysville-Pilchuck… Continue reading

M’ville council OKs action plan, much more

MARYSVILLE – The City Council passed its Annual Action Plan Monday night to help fund projects related to affordable housing, the homeless, special needs and… Continue reading

Opportunity Expo: Not all good jobs require a college degree

EVERETT - Remember when good jobs were hard to find without a college education? Not anymore. At the Opportunity Expo for high school juniors Tuesday… Continue reading

M-P falls to Mount Spokane, out of state playoffs (slide show)

BOTHELL — Josiah Gould looked up at the scoreboard one last time with a tear in his eye. It still said the same thing: Mount… Continue reading

M-P wins district crown, Arlington 3rd; both play at state Saturday (slide show)

MILL CREEK – Marysville-Pilchuck won the district title, and Arlington placed third so both will be playing in the state regional qualifying round Saturday. M-P… Continue reading