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A Soaring 12 | WEEKLY CARTOON

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 10:08AM

Local students make SPU Dean’s List

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 1:40PM

The following students made the Seattle Pacific University 2013 Autumn Quarter Dean’s List.

Ballots must be returned by Feb. 11

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 1:31PM

Local voters still have time to fill out and return their ballots for the Feb. 11 Special Election.

City Council votes to allow marijuana businesses

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 1:07PM

ARLINGTON — The Arlington City Council voted by a 6-1 margin on Monday, Feb. 3, to approve an ordinance amending the Arlington Municipal Code to allow the production and processing of recreational marijuana in the city’s light industrial and general industrial zones, and to allow the retailing of recreational marijuana in the city’s general commercial and highway commercial zones.

Local schools receive PUD mini-grants

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 12:58PM

The Arlington and Marysville school districts are among those whose schools have received a total of 10 mini-grants for science-related educational projects from the Snohomish County Public Utility District. These grants help schools incorporate energy and water education into their curricula.

Barker looks back on 68 years in north Snohomish County

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 12:49PM

LAKEWOOD — Although Elwood Barker wasn’t born in north Snohomish County, he’s lived literal lifetimes longer in the area than many people who were born here. On Feb. 17, Barker will turn 90 years old — a leap year and his father’s faulty math meant that his birthday was incorrectly recorded as Feb. 15 — and the former North Dakota native has spent nearly seven full decades in the local region, moving here after his two-year tour of duty through Europe in the Army during World War II.

Free tax preparation, filing assistance available

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 12:40PM

Marysville and Arlington residents can take advantage of free tax preparation and filing assistance for taxpayers of all ages through the AARP Tax Aide Program.

DABA reboots with new meeting time, location

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 12:33PM

ARLINGTON — The first evening meeting of the Downtown Arlington Business Association on Wednesday, Feb. 5, included changes far broader than just the new meeting time and location, but DABA President Mike Britt sees that as a good first step.

Tulalip Tribes implement special DV criminal jurisdiction

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 11:45AM

TULALIP — The Tulalip Tribes will be one of three American Indian tribes in the nation to exercise special criminal jurisdiction over certain crimes of domestic and dating violence, regardless of the defendant’s Indian or non-Indian status, under a pilot project authorized by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The two other tribes are the Umatilla in Oregon and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.

Trenary solicits public input through 'Coffee with the Sheriff'

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 4:50PM

MARYSVILLE — Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary's visit to Marysville on Wednesday, Feb. 5, had a slightly sparser attendance than the community gathering in Stanwood on Saturday, Jan. 25, which kicked off his "Coffee with the Sheriff" series of meet-and-greets, but however many members of the public turn out, Trenary wants to ensure that they have access to their sheriff.

Thank you to all those who supported the Olympic Theatre | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Feb 5, 2014 at 2:29PM

In regard to the closure of the Olympic Theatre, I wish to sincerely thank my patrons, staff and many friends of the Olympic Theatre for all of their support and patronage the past 37 years of my ownership and operation of the theater here in Arlington.

Lil' Thrift offers 'usual needs, unusual wants' in downtown Arlington

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Feb 5, 2014 at 12:51PM

ARLINGTON — Jeff and Becky Phebus brought seven years of experience in the secondhand goods trade to their latest storefront, when they officially opened the Lil' Thrift store in downtown Arlington on Saturday, Feb. 1, and they want their customers to benefit from their knowledge and connections.

UPDATE | Olympic Theatre faces final curtain

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 5, 2014 at 11:38AM

ARLINGTON — The Olympic Theatre has been a landmark in downtown Arlington since 1939, and Norma Pappas has been at its helm since 1977, when she bought it with her dad, but the Tuesday, Feb. 4, showing of The Hobbit could be its final screening.

UPDATE | Arlington cold weather shelter reopens on Feb. 5

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 5, 2014 at 11:16AM

ARLINGTON — After losing one of its host churches, the Arlington cold weather shelter was faced with no longer having a home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, even as weather forecasts called for freezing cold temperatures. Fortunately, the Immaculate Conception Church of Arlington has been able to step up to fill the gap.

Apartment fire extinguished on Smokey Point Drive

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 5:05PM

ARLINGTON — Arlington Fire Department crews were dispatched to a reported fire in an apartment unit in the 3200 block of Smokey Point Drive at 2:48 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

City Council discusses property tax adjustment

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 4:34PM

The Arlington City Council discussed on Monday, Jan. 27, how they would make the case to the city’s citizens for a proposed adjustment to the property tax rate.

Arlington shuts down Lake Stevens

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 4:33PM

The Arlington girls basketball team defeated Lake Stevens, 54-40, on Jan. 31.

Eagles show toughness, depth

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 4:33PM

After placing fifth last year in the State Tournament, Arlington head coach Nick Brown and the Eagles are working for another run in the playoffs.

Lady Eagles eye league championship

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 12:15PM

Currently ranked No. 1 in Wesco North 4A, the Arlington Girls basketball team is looking to repeat last year’s success.

Aviators play to draw in Wenatchee

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 11:09AM

The Arlington Aviators and Wenatchee Fire played to a 10-10 tie on Friday, Jan. 25, in Wenatchee.

Diverse Hawks Fans | WEEKLY CARTOON

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 11:14AM

Proposed psychiatric care facility OK’d

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 2:51PM

SMOKEY POINT — US HealthVest’s Certificate of Need application, proposing to establish a 75-bed psychiatric hospital in north Marysville, was approved by the state Department of Health on Jan. 14, clearing the way for an $18.8 million, 60,000-square-foot facility that could open at 15621 Smokey Point Blvd. with an estimated 200 employees as early as 2016.

McDuffy presents State of the District address

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 2:48PM

ARLINGTON — Superintendent Dr. Kris McDuffy presented a portrait of the Arlington School District as adjusting capably to a community that’s changed significantly over the course of the past decade, during her State of the District address on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Weston seniors receive hands-on experience

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 2:42PM

ARLINGTON — Weston High School seniors have been getting hands-on experience in the working world, thanks to the contributions of adult professionals in “Seniors for Success.”

‘Still’ screens at Historic Everett Theatre

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 2:36PM

EVERETT — Arlington filmmaker Jonathan Holbrook is hitting the big time with “Still: The Web Series,” which was not only officially selected for the 2014 L.A. Web Series Festival from March 26-30, but has also been chosen to receive a screening at the Emerald City Comicon from March 28-30.

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