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  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:29PM

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Hateful graffiti mars Arlington neighborhoods

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:29PM

ARLINGTON Hateful graffiti has once again made its mark on Arlington, as the Arlington Police Department responded to 14 separate reports of graffiti that had been spray-painted on houses and vehicles throughout the city on the morning of April 8.

City maps out stormwater wetland

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:29PM

ARLINGTON Jim Kelly expects a constructed stormwater wetland will help the city of Arlington enhance the quality of water in the Stillaguamish River. It will also help meet the environmental and education efforts required by the states recently enacted stormwater program. The Washington State Department of Ecology is kicking in some funding to help the city out with the project.

City seeks solutions for Smokey Point park

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:29PM

ARLINGTON City officials are negotiating with property owners to determine whether a small forest with some big trees in the heart of Smokey Point could become a city park.

Arlington School Board charged with alleged open public meetings violations

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:29PM

ARLINGTON The Arlington School District was served with a complaint for alleged violations of the open public meetings act by the Spokane-based non-profit Center for Justice, and by the Allied Law Group, which represents clients on open-government cases.

Edward Jones and LeTip co-host Business After Hours

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:29PM

From left, the president of the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce, Jim Lonneker visits with Warren Phillips, Marv Monty and Thomas Mitchell when Phillips hosted a Business After Hours event for the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce

Civil Air Patrol seeks new members

  • Apr 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 27, 2013 at 4:29PM

ARLINGTON Pilot training and military discipline were among the benefits that the Walsh family, Wes Bailey and other area youths and families were looking for when they visited the community open house of the Arlington Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, at Weston High School March 20.

Island Crossing heads to state Supreme Court

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:28PM

ARLINGTON The 18-year land-use dispute over Island Crossing might finally be heading toward a resolution.

Trafton Elementary gets top award from Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:28PM

ARLINGTON Nearly two months after its plaques ceremony for the Washington State Historic Register and the National Register of Historic Places, the Trafton Elementary School was honored by the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission June 17 in the Arlington City Council Chambers.

Meridian 'goes green' with vanpools, saves employees green in their wallets

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:28PM

ARLINGTON With gas prices more than $4 a gallon, it's more expensive than ever to drive to work, but employers like Meridian Yachts in Arlington are aiming to ease the burden on both the environment and their employees' wallets.

Olympic Avenue faces lane closures

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:28PM

On Monday, June 23, traffic on Olympic Avenue and on Third Street next to city hall will be reduced to one lane, flagger controlled

Volunteers continue Eagle Creek restoration

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:28PM

ARLINGTON The hard work of local children to restore native wildlife was continued by older volunteers June 20, as employees of Windermere Real Estate in Arlington placed protectors around more than 2,500 seedlings at Eagle Creek.

Arlington Downtown Businesses Focus on Disaster Preparedness

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:28PM

ARLINGTON The city and its downtown merchants are aiming to be prepared for potential emergencies, but they need help from their citizens and neighbors to do it.

Well-known attorney, local chamber leader Ian Millikan dies from cancer

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:28PM

MARYSVILLE Often quiet, but formidable in court and very funny were some of the traits friends used to describe attorney Ian Millikan.

SR 9 near Arlington closed all weekend as crews reach major milestone

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:28PM

ARLINGTON Crews are getting ready to open a new segment of State Route 9 near Arlington next week. Starting Friday night, drivers should plan to take an alternate route as crews close SR 9 for the weekend in order to connect the new roadway with the existing highway.

Home-school students overcome obstacles, juggle hectic schedules

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:27PM

ARLINGTON School Box owner Nola Smith is proud of her home-school students and hopes that more people can learn how home-schooling works.

Arlington Idol competition set for July 11

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:27PM

ARLINGTON With the Arlington Idol contest coming up during the Arlington Street Fair on July 11, some talented singers have come out and auditioned for an opportunity to sing in front of their community and win a prize as well.

City, school district seek coordinator for PAC

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:27PM

ARLINGTON Since the new Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School is intended to be community facility, the city of Arlington is working with the Arlington School District to hire a booking agent or a marketing firm to manage scheduling and promoting of the new A-PAC.

Pacific Learning Center students describe Olympic Avenue project

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:27PM

ARLINGTON Students at Pacific Learning Center, on Division Street at the north end of Olympic Avenue, are taking advantage of a learning opportunity in language arts by writing their perceptions of the street renovation, which is occurring right outside their schools windows.

Island Crossing may go to state Supreme Court

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:27PM

ARLINGTON The 17-year land-use dispute over Island Crossing took its first steps toward the Washington State Supreme Court June 28.

State representative says U of W branch not needed

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:27PM

MARYSVILLE Even as local officials continue to lobby to bring a new branch campus of the University of Washington here, at least one state representative says the new school isnt necessarily needed.

Rotaries work to end polio

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:26PM

When the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $200 million program to help eradicate polio worldwide, local Rotary International members had reasons to take notice.

Passerby aids accident victims

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:26PM

STANWOOD Steve Winter was grateful for the course in hazardous work operations and emergency response he took at Fremont Maritime Nov. 14, because he was able to apply what hed learned that same day.

Focus on Farming Conference draws record turnout

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:26PM

Lynnwood All we have to do is redefine our whole system, was the message of keynote speaker Dr. Fred Kirschenmann, from Iowa State Universitys Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. He provided an inspirational speech during the exquisite lunch featuring all local products at the Snohomish Countys Fourth Annual Focus on Farming Conference Nov. 29. He started with the assumption that we have an energy crisis and a climate crisis that should inspire thinking outside the box and redefining the way we do things.

Scouts collect food

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 4:26PM

ARLINGTON Arlington Cub Scouts of America Pack 92 is hoping to surpass its previous years holiday collections for local families in need.

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