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Fighting crime and the justice system

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

We need to talk some more. For over eight days I was stuck with jury duty and for a week after that I had the flu and I think jury duty was the worst of the two. Our justice system has a lot of flaws in it. There are a lot of things to fix. The idea in this nation of being judged by your peers is flawed. The way the average citizen thinks today I wouldnt want to be judged by them.

Salvation Army thank you

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

The Salvation Army in Marysville would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the community of Marysville and surrounding areas for their generosity of resources and time in our efforts to help those affected by the flooding in Lewis County. The donation drop efforts took place last weekend. The donations received included: shovels, animal feed, cleaning products, water, blankets, etc. There was also a large monetary outpouring.

Is it politics again?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

I attended an Olympic Rental Association meeting on Saturday, Dec. 8, in Everett, Wash. The Keynote Speaker was Dan Kristiansen, State Representative for District 39. One of the questions he was asked was what he thought about a branch campus of the University of Washington being built in Everett. His response to this question flabbergasted me. He said he could not support this effort.

Insurance industry madder than a wet hen

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

During the last congressional session here in Washington State, the Fair Insurance Conduct Act was signed into law. The Act insures fair treatment by the insurance industry. Customers pay premiums and now insurance companies must pay claims as they advertise they do.

The Mountain Loop needs your voice; no motocross racing park for centuries

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

I, the Mountain Loop have provided a natural environment for you to get in touch with nature. You have enjoyed hiking my trails, camping in one of my many campgrounds, fishing or kayaking on one of the many streams, creeks or rivers I provide.

Mountain Loop Dustbowl

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

Going green is sensible. Reducing our carbon footprint is sensible. Evidence mounts daily that it may even be critical to the future of our planet.

Only ADM and corporate corn growers win

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

The World Watch Institute lists 16 crops that can be used to make ethanol and/or bio-diesel. The group, reprinted in a recent Ode magazine, shows switchgrass at 1,150 gallons per acre and hemp at 1,000. Corn comes in at a paltry 345 gallons. Neither switchgrass nor hemp needs large inputs of fertilizer pesticides or water as does corn and neither is a food crop as corn is. This is an important issue because the increasing competition between corn as food for animals, including humans, and corn as feed stock for liquid fuels is causing the costs of such food as dairy products, cheese and butter, etc., and meats, such as pork and chicken, to skyrocket.

Thank you Marysville Library

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

On Friday, July 20, the staff of the Marysville Branch of Sno-Isle library hosted a Harry Potter party from 10 p.m. to midnight. Snacks, prizes and activities for all ages were provided in a safe and well-organized environment and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Many thanks again to our Marysville Branch of the Sno-Isle Library for another great event.

Arlington Downtown Revitalization project a visionary example

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

The Arlington Downtown Revitalization project has been a visionary example of what can be done when local government has enlightened leadership. The planning, the knowledge of what needs to be done daily and the open communications are absolutely incredible. The spirit of cooperation among the city, local businesses and the Strider Construction people shows how good a project of this magnitude can go.

Reconsider ordinance

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

In September of this year, the city of Arlington imposed a fee on all properties of the city for a stormwater utility. As this was a new fee, and as our neighborhood does not have gutters, curbs, sidewalks, sewers or storm drains I wondered how it applied to our property and that of our neighbors. In our utility bill there was a brief explanation that the City Council imposed the fee after much study and if we had any questions we could contact Cristy Brubaker at the Public Works Department.

Bazaar successful

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

On behalf of the Loyal Heights Community Club we would like to thank The Arlington Times, The Marysville Globe, groups and individuals who donated items for sale and the greater Arlington community for supporting our recent successful fall bazaar.

Proposition 1

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce has as its mission to cultivate a business community that works together to enhance economic vitality in the Greater Arlington area. In May, the citizens of our community will be asked to pass Proposition 1, a $45 million bond issue to improve and modernize the emergency room facilities at Cascade Valley Hospital.

Caring staff

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

We have lived in Arlington our entire lives and all eight of our children were born at Cascade Valley Hospital. With eight active children, we have also visited the ER many times and have always been thankful for the prompt service and caring staff.

Bad food

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

My heart goes out to the pet owners around the country whose pets have been made sick and sometimes killed by contaminated wheat gluten from China. To see any living creature, especially a much-loved one, suffering is a painful experience for anyone.

Thank you

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

We wish to thank all the supporters, participants and volunteers who helped to make the 12th Annual A Farmers Market Springtime Garden Faire for 2007 a rousing success. Thank you to those who came and supported us with your presence and your dollars too. It was held Saturday March 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stanwood/Camano Fairgrounds. Next year it will be the first Saturday in April, our usual day. An extra special thanks to Bruce Boettcher owner, and Nate, of B-Square Electric Co, No Job is too Small: 652-4858, for their expertise and long hours. Also cheers to Kathy and Gary Beard of Camano Islands Company Perks Coffee: 387-2372 and Stanwood QFC for their promotional endeavors. We especially appreciate Malynda Shipley, Stanwood/Camano Fair Manager for all her hours of assistance. Bravo goes out to Garden Faire staff members: Marlaine Olson, Susan Large, Dana Carney and Donna-Lee McGinnis. Big hugs go to Volunteer Debi Granny Goodwitch Soap Kirby. Special Thank yous go to Martha White and friends Tori, Dea and the 2 strong young men Tucker and Tony, our Clean Team. We also wish to thank the many stores and offices that posted our flyers and hosted our brochure holders. Advanced Storage of Stanwood, Stanwood Shell Deli and Gas at I-5, Vantero Gas Station at 72nd and Hwy 530 and Burger King are especially appreciated for hosting our big 4x4 signs. Garden Faire, the longest continuous garden/craft show in North Snohomish County, broke customer attendance records this year. We had over 70 booths, including free gardening workshops and educational booths. Select home service exhibits were added this year as we endeavor to become our own local Home & Garden Shop. All wares sold are made, grown or baked in Washington state by the vendor, friend or family member with no Big Box big Corporations or imports. We feature specialty nurseries, country crafts, fine art and yummy eats. We learned a lot this first year in the brand new Bonnie Cole Youth Hall (or big red barn). And with the experience gained (it was first year for half the staff), we know that 2008 Garden Faire will be much warmer, bigger and better again. Thanks to our North Snohomish communities, to those many folks who go unnamed but not forgotten, as without you we could not put on this wonderful free family event!

Greene is most experienced, qualified, able sheriff candidate

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

Theres a reason why Chief Tom Greene has the best resume out of the candidates for Snohomish County sheriff, and its not merely because hes been behind a desk his entire career.

Rob Beidler for sheriff

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

For 17 years Rob Beidler has stood up to protect and defend the people of Snohomish County. Now its time for us to stand with Rob Beidler during his candidacy for Snohomish County Sheriff.

Be Patient Even when lives are at stake?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

I think it is admirable that WSDOT is concerned that someone might fall while painting graffiti on the old railroad bridge crossing I-5, south of 116th, but these people chose to put their lives in jeopardy. The residents and workers of Lakewood Commons at Smokey Point havent been afforded the luxury of choice. We are still at the mercy of sometimes blocking traffic when an aid car, fire truck or police are needed. As the holidays approach it will get worse.

Thank you I have never been so proud of a dance company

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

Two and a half years ago, Teresa Bates, owner of Marysville Performing Arts Centre, took a chance mid-season and asked me to join her teaching staff. I have a 45-year career as a teacher, choreographer and director. When I moved to the area five years ago, an initial unprofessional experience almost caused me to retire. Thanks to the guidance and encouragement from Mrs. Bates, along with supportive parents, I am teaching again and loving my work.

No alternative access

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

The proposed location for the Granite Falls Motocross Park entails a minimum of 15 miles of driving on two-lane roads from any of the nearest freeway off ramps to the. The final five miles of road, the Mountain Loop Highway, east of Granite Falls, is a winding, mountainous road with steep grades, particularly the long steep grade just prior to the project site known locally as Sand Hill. On the MLH, there is also the narrow Stillaguamish River Bridge, which creates numerous safety problems in itself.

Thank you

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

The city of Arlington started a Bus Bench Donation Program this summer to address the great shortage of benches at bus stops in Arlington. Of the 62 bus stop locations within the city, only 10 have benches and County Transit is only scheduled to install two new bench sites this year. At this rate, Arlington citizens would be standing or sitting on the ground at bus stops for a very long time.

Highest percentage

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

I would like to comment on Jay Hoods defense of our incarceration policy in last weeks letters section.

Time should fit the crime

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

I must respond to If you cant do the time, dont do the crime. Well, the incarcerated can do and are doing the time some 2.2 million of them in this country. I contend that the time should fit the crime, per our Bill of Rights, which states that cruel and unusual punishment should not be. Non-violent crimes are depicted as those where no weapons are involved and where no injuries are incurred.

Still no crosswalk

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

Theres still no crosswalk in front of M-PHS? I cant believe that after a boy got hit by a bus and received a major settlement for getting hit there is still no crosswalk or anything in front of the high school.

A tax on just existing

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

Hillary Clinton wants to force everyone all people in the country to pay for health care insurance, especially those who need it the least. The less you use it, the more you help pay for everyone else.

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