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- Jan 4, 2012 at 5:25PM
SMOKEY POINT — With La Nina expected to bring colder weather to the Pacific Northwest, the Snohomish County PUD is offering the following tips to area residents to help them keep their energy consumption under control and stay warm during upcoming cold spells. You'll use less energy and will still keep your home warm if you set your thermostat no higher than 68 degrees during the day and no lower than 55 degrees at night. Elderly customers or those with small babies may want to keep their homes warmer.
- Jan 5, 2012 at 9:08AM
When lawmakers arrived Nov. 28 at the state Capitol for a special session, many of my fellow legislators and I were hopeful we could vote within the first couple days on a solution that would close a $2 billion state operating budget gap without raising taxes — and then go home, thus saving taxpayers the expense of an extended session.
- Jan 5, 2012 at 9:09AM
We’ve owned dogs. The last was a Cock-a-peke-a-poo our kids selected at an animal shelter, lo, those many years ago. And as usually happens, the kids grew up and moved on while the dog stayed. The
- Jan 5, 2012 at 4:55PM
LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood School District's two levies that had been slated for the Feb. 14 ballot are instead expected to appear on the April 17 ballot.
- Jan 5, 2012 at 4:57PM
OLYMPIA — The state Legislature faces a roughly $2 billion budget shortfall with its session starting on Jan. 9, but before they consider any more cuts to education, they'll need to keep in mind the Washington State Supreme Court's 7-2 decision on McCleary v. Washington, issued Jan. 5, which ruled that the Legislature has not complied with its constitutional duty to "make ample provision for the basic education of all children in Washington."
- Jan 9, 2012 at 3:37PM
OLYMPIA — As state Rep. Kirk Pearson heads into his sixth term, he reflected on recent changes and upcoming challenges facing both the Legislature and its constituents.
- Jan 11, 2012 at 9:22AM
As we start yet another new year filled with possibility and challenge, I find myself reflecting on the many lessons learned this past year from stories of diversity and inclusion.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 5:12PM
Monday, Jan. 16, is the deadline for Washington state residents to register online or via mail in time to vote in the Feb. 14 special election, if they haven't registered or updated their addresses already. Jan. 16 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, meaning there won't be any mail service on that holiday, so people need to remember to get their mail-in registration postmarked before then.
- Jan 13, 2012 at 4:18PM
With inclement weather approaching, be sure to check the websites for The Arlington Times and The Marysville Globe for the latest updates on possible school closures and "snow days," including on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the first day of school after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- Jan 17, 2012 at 12:17PM
With the full force of winter bearing down on the local area, Arlington and Marysville residents could wake up to find several inches of snow piled up on their roads and backyards by the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 18.
- Jan 17, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Jan 18, 2012 at 5:03AM
The Arlington, Lakewood and Marysville school districts have announced that schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 18, due to the forecasted inclement weather.
- Jan 18, 2012 at 8:46AM
With snow blanketing the area, we asked readers of www.arlingtontimes.com and www.marysvilleglobe.com to submit their snow photos. The following photos were taken and submitted by members of our communities.
- Jan 18, 2012 at 11:30AM
- Jan 18, 2012 at 11:34AM
An odd thing happened in Iowa — or rather, it didn’t happen. You’d think that intellectual triumphs like space exploration and gene splicing would show that we’ve become better thinkers but just the opposite has taken place. If the Iowa primary reflected the nation’s quality of thinking, our mental processes definitely need some work.
- Jan 18, 2012 at 11:49AM
It took a complete team effort and two late three-pointers from senior Caitlyn Darrah for Lakewood to beat Coupeville for their first win of the season.
- Jan 18, 2012 at 1:29PM
Snohomish County is seeking volunteers for its Jan. 26 Point in Time homeless count.
- Jan 19, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Jan 20, 2012 at 6:35AM
The Arlington, Lakewood and Marysville school districts have announced that schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 20.
- Jan 20, 2012 at 6:55AM
We asked our readers to submit their snow photos and Sunshine Soderberg sent us this photo of her horse ZayT'.
- Jan 20, 2012 at 7:01AM
We asked our readers to submit their snow photos and Randy Ordonez sent us this photo of an overturned truck on Yew Road.
- Jan 24, 2012 at 10:41AM
Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, will hold a telephone town hall Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m.
- Jan 24, 2012 at 11:20AM
Everett Community College is hosting a free evening of workshops for elementary, middle, and high school students and their families at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 15 in EvCC's Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. in Everett.
- Jan 24, 2012 at 1:13PM
SMOKEY POINT — Saturday, Jan. 21, was originally set to mark the start of the 2012 Relay For Life season for both the Arlington and the Marysville/Tulalip communities, but the first winter storm of the year in Snohomish County shut down those plans. However, neither the Arlington nor the Marysville/Tulalip communities have given up on staging official commencements for the 2012 Relay For Life season, which is why Feb. 7 and 8 have become their new kick-off days.
- Jan 24, 2012 at 1:46PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, of Washington state's 2nd Congressional District, will hold a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Jan. 25, starting at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
- Jan 25, 2012 at 8:22AM
Snohomish County residents, farmers, businesses and municipalities should begin reporting to the county’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) storm damages related to winter weather occurring between Jan. 13 through 23.
- Jan 25, 2012 at 10:13AM