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Why I should vote
Oct 08 2010, 2:57 PM
With the November elections coming up fast, it is important to remember why it is so important that each citizen cast his/her vote in every election. Try to erase from your memory banks what party you may affiliate with or who you love and who you may hate. Put on the thought process of an “independent” and do your own research regarding what candidates have done, what they have said and what others say about them. Instead of letting someone else tell you what to do, do it yourself and find out for incumbent candidates what their voting record actually is and what they have said in the press, at townhalls, etc. and especially how a candidate may treat his/her constituents especially the ones who may have opposing points of view. For candidates without a voting record, the voter must rely on what the candidate says, what others say about him/her and then if elected, watch their records like hawks. Many people have forgotten that our founders purposely set up the elections so that “popularity” was not the reason someone was elected. It can happen, but the reason we do not have a simple majority wins vote is that even the founders could envision a few states controlling the entire United States. Each state has two senators who used to be selected by a state’s legislature but are now elected by the people. The reason is to give each state the exact same “voice” in public policy decisions.In addition, many people have forgotten that a country “of, by and for the people,” relies on those same people to be vigilant, to learn what our history and founding documents actually say instead of some comedian’s version of them and to be “independent” in thought at all times when doing his/her own research on each and every candidate for each and every election. If you are one of many who think “your vote doesn’t count,” do your research to find out – it counts far more now than it would with a straight popular vote – so use it or lose it.
Training vouchers for unemployed residents available at Paine Field
Oct 08 2010, 3:29 PM
EVERETT — Tuition vouchers are available to train 136 unemployed people at Paine Field through its Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center.
HomeStreet Bank's small business expo goes on in spite of rain
Oct 08 2010, 3:31 PM
MARYSVILLE — Bad weather might have driven the event indoors halfway through its four-hour running time, but HomeStreet Bank's Marysville branch kept its first small business fair going Sept. 10.
Skagit Regional Clinics expand cardiology services in Smokey Point
Oct 08 2010, 3:38 PM
SMOKEY POINT — Skagit Regional Clinic is expanding its cardiology services into the Smokey Point area and has hired a new cardiologist.
Dr. Yelena Rosenberg, who recently completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, will provide general cardiology to patients at Skagit Regional Clinics' existing office and expand the clinics' services into Arlington starting Sept. 15.
Accidental Deception Pass fall kills Arlington man
Oct 14 2010, 9:05 AM
A 47-year-old man died at Deception Pass in what appears to be an accidental fall near the Fidalgo Island side of the bridge sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.
Arlington resident Arthur Dunphy fell from the cliff near the pulloff located north of the Deception Pass Bridge, said Park Ranger Jack Hartt.
Stilly Senior Center hosts health fair
Oct 14 2010, 7:50 AM
SMOKEY POINT — The Stillaguamish Senior Center’s Health and Social Services Fair made its return to the facility Oct. 6, after a three-year hiatus.
Adele Erbeck, a registered nurse who runs the center’s Health and Wellness program, coordinated the event to help connect seniors and other local community members to support services they might need, especially in the current economic climate.
Lakewood Cougars rally past Red Wolves
Oct 14 2010, 9:16 AM
LAKEWOOD — Brittany Parmentier takes pride in getting a block.
Focus on Farming, Nov. 4, offers glimpse of ag’s future
Oct 15 2010, 9:22 AM
MARYSVILLE — Snohomish County’s Focus on Farming Conference returns Thursday, Nov. 4, for the seventh year, offering farmers a glimpse of agriculture’s future across Washington state as well as the Northwest.
Boys & Girls Club members from throughout Snohomish County help repair vandalized Arlington soccer field
Oct 20 2010, 2:27 PM
ARLINGTON — It's a temporary fix, but it was as much as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County could do to get the soccer field neighboring their Arlington club ready for afternoon players Oct. 20.
Before their meeting at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, the athletic directors and other volunteers from several Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the county took to the Arlington soccer field to re-lay the grass and sod that had been ripped up when one or more joyriders broke into a van at the Arlington club and tore the neighboring athletic fields apart with their tires.
"I was shocked that they used the van to do it," said Kyle Engel of the Mukilteo club, after he'd tamped down clods of soil where they'd previously laid.
Lakewood Cougs shine at North County Invite
Oct 21 2010, 8:37 AM
MARYSVILLE — Rachel Cundy didn’t know she was winning.