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Relay For Life takes on cancer

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:36PM

MARYSVILLE Though the rain had temporarily let up, a cool wind crossed Marysville-Pilchuck stadium. Still, it wasnt enough to keep a couple hundred Relay For Life participants in their tents and RVs.

Community meeting on registered sex offender

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:36PM

ARLINGTON A registered sex offender is living in Arlington and the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office will meet with the community to answer questions about him.

Audubon awards local teachers for conservation projects

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:36PM

SMOKEY POINT The environmentally conscious efforts of educators in Arlington and Marysville were recognized recently, when the Pilchuck Audubon Society distributed its annual classroom conservation awards for elementary school teachers.

Fish escape the camera

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:36PM

Marty Rausch tried to take a photograph of a coho salmon swimming in the pond at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum but he missed

The Year In Review - A look back at some of the top stories of 2007

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 5:36PM

ARLINGTON It was an exciting year in Arlington, with the completion of the two-year Olympic Avenue project which was a dream among downtown business owners and city officials for many years before.

This week in history - from The Arlington Times archives

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:35PM

10 years ago 1998

Quilters come together for wounded troops

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:35PM

SMOKEY POINT More than a dozen quilters from around north Snohomish County converged on Aunt Marys Quilt Shop, April 19, to complete as many quilts for wounded local veterans.

Elizabeth Schell turns 100 in May

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:35PM

ARLINGTON Annalee Boultons mom, Elizabeth Schell, is turning 100 this week and she has taken the time to review a long and rewarding life.

Library bond vote set for May 20

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:35PM

ARLINGTON With the Arlington Library election coming up May 20, residents of the city of Arlington and the Arlington School District will soon receive information on the proposed new library.

This week in history - from The Arlington Times archives

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:35PM

10 years ago 1998

Stilly students win trip to Olympia

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:35PM

ARLINGTON Victoria Blymyer and Matthew Boes writing was so good that it earned them a trip to the state capitol.

Intelligentsia offers pledge

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 5:35PM

Arlington High School HiQ team members, Amye Ellsworth, Eric Mcelroy (sophmores) Tyler Gjersee (junior), Katie Nowlin, Chris Goosbee, Keith Bayer (seniors) and their teacher, Jane Jaselow, lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Arlington City Council meeting April 21

Behind the scenes at Our Town

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:34PM

by Safa Pinkens

Stilly Senior Center adds weekly walks to caregiver support

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:34PM

SMOKEY POINT Krystyna Simm wants the community to know that the Stillaguamish Senior Centers family caregiver programs are still focused on supporting seniors family members who provide unpaid care to their elderly loved ones.##M:[more]@@

Boston Pizza offers gourmet meals and casual dining

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:34PM

SMOKEY POINT Since opening in March, the Lakewood Crossing branch of the Boston Pizza Restaurant chain has offered its patrons what its manager considers a unique experience: pizza served in a casual but stylish dining atmosphere.

Angel of the Winds Casino triples in size

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:34PM

ARLINGTON News of the Angel of the Winds Casinos $44 million expansion has met with a muted response from the casinos critics, when compared to their initial outcry when the casino opened nearly four years ago.

Arlington Youth Dynamics raises funds to connect with kids

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:34PM

ARLINGTON Teens and adults alike will speak about the positive impact that Arlington Youth Dynamics has had in their lives, at the groups March 6 fundraising banquet at Haller Middle School.

City accepts applications for tourism grants

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:34PM

The city of Arlington has announced a second opportunity to apply for public and non-profit agencies for projects that assist tourism development and promotion in the city.

Crane repairs cause SR 9 work to be delayed

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:34PM

ARLINGTON Construction work on State Route 9, between Arlington and Bryant, has been postponed for a second time, again due to a crane breakdown.

This week in history - from The Arlington Times archives

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:34PM

10 years ago 1996

Arlington boy gets $9,000 toward a new heart from Marysville realtors

  • Dec 20, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 5:34PM

MARYSVILLE Money doesnt make the world go round, but thanks to a local real estate office, it could help Karl Bielsers circulation.

Rankin among police, firefighters asking Sen. Murray for support

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:33PM

EVERETT Arlington Fire Chief Jim Rankin was one of several Snohomish County first-responders and law enforcement agents to appeal to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray to prevent the presidents proposed budget from cutting Homeland Security grants for cities and states.

The Year In Review - A look back at some of the top stories of 2006

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:33PM

ARLINGTON Take a look back at some of the stories of 2006 that appeared in The Arlington Times.

This week in history - from The Arlington Times archives

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:33PM

10 years ago 1997

This week in history - from The Arlington Times archives

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 5:33PM

It begins with paging the supplier and then arranging to meet confidentially in parking lots from Granite Falls to Everett. Its not drug deals its an outreach program to prevent the spread of HIV in intravenous drug users by exchanging dirty needles for clean ones. Between January and September 1996, the Snohomish County Health District program exchanged almost 70,000 needles and made over 500 referrals for drug treatment. In Marysville, outreach workers exchanged between five and eight needles per month this year and none last year, said Elizabeth Doan-Gonzales, program director with Pacific Treatment Alternatives. The controversial program, funded through the states general fund for HIV prevention, is in its third year of operation. The health district board, comprised of 15 elected city and county council members, votes on renewing the contract with Pacific Treatment Alternatives each year. Last year was a close vote, 6-to-5 in favor. The year before it was 11-1 in favor with different board members. The board will soon vote on the 1997 contract. How do we know that giving them a clean needle ensures that they will use it? said Donna Pedersen, health board member and Marysville City Council member. Pedersen said she is concerned that the program isnt cost effective. I would much rather spend money on addiction programs than this, she said. The Snohomish County Health District contracted with Pacific Treatment Alternatives since 1989 for HIV prevention outreach work. In 1993, they added needle exchange to that contract. The $95,000 budget includes salary and administrative costs for two outreach workers, plus gas and mileage for all outreach work, not just needle exchange. The exchange program costs for 1995 were about $7,000 which includes purchasing clean needles and disposing contaminated needles. Ward Hinds, Snohomish County Health Officer, said the primary concern for the exchange program is preventing drug users from sharing contaminated needles. If this program can prevent just one AIDS case every 10 years its going to more than pay for itself, Hinds said. According to the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California and Harvard AIDS Institute, the lifetime costs of treating an HIV-infected person are about $119,000. Between 1990 and 1994, about 26 percent of the almost 300 people in Snohomish County with AIDS reported intravenous drug use. Washington state law prevents the sale of needles or syringes by pharmacists unless for legal uses. Pharmacists contacted said they question those who request needles and syringes to ensure they are for insulin. Pedersen said she has not been supportive of the needle exchange program. Although I have compassion for those who might be in a situation to contract AIDS I feel that it sends a mixed message to the young people, she said. Many programs work to counter drug use among teens, she said. [We say] dont do drugs, but if you do heres clean needles. Hinds said the program works with pagers and going to drug users to avoid a high level of visibility. The program is invisible to school kids, he said. We dont go around talking about needle exchange. There is no message except drug use is very dangerous and we can help you get into treatment, but while you are making that decision we dont want you to get infected, he said. Doan-Gonzales said it takes time to establish trust and relationships with the drug users before they may listen to treatment suggestions. We help keep them safe until they make other decisions, she said. Another advantage of meeting with drug users on their own terms is to avoid community opposition, Hinds said. Its very difficult to sell politically because we are trying to prevent infection in a segment of the population that is not very popular, Hinds said. Needle exchange programs in Seattle and Tacoma that have a central building for exchanges have been the subject of much opposition by neighbors and community members. Those who favor the needle exchange say it safely disposes of contaminated needles and keeps them out of public parks and streets.

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