Councilwoman rebuked for uncivil broadside of mayor

ARLINGTON – A remark by an outgoing Arlington city councilwoman in local media calling the mayor “corrupt” led City Councilmembers to explore rules for civility… Continue reading


Election: Arlington mayor’s race still the closest

With the number of votes to count dwindling, the closest race locally is still the one for Arlington mayor. Incumbent Barb Tolbert’s lead is back… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2019


Arlington honors service members, military families during Veterans Day Parade

ARLINGTON – Flag-waving Arlington residents and visitors honored military service members past and present Monday during the annual Veterans Day Parade. Hundreds of people filled… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2019


Police: Arlington man not wearing seat belt dies in crash

ARLINGTON – A 50-year old Arlington man died when he lost control going around a corner and crashed into a pasture Sunday afternoon. The Sheriff’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2019

Elections update: Mayor leading by slim margin, city council to see change, voters backing fireworks ban

A mayor’s race too close to call, an incumbent city councilmember struggling against a newcomer and a school board member likely to retain his seat… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019

Hands Together homeless shelter reluctantly shuts doors

ARLINGTON – The Hands Together shelter is shutting its doors this year for the first time in a decade, leaving the homeless to face cold… Continue reading

Longtime Tulalip Tribes leader Stan Jones dies

TULALIP – Stan Jones, a longtime leader of the Tulalip Tribes, died Tuesday at the age of 93. Jones was tribal chairman for 26 of… Continue reading

Mental health court in Marysville a big success

MARYSVILLE – For eight years, Cecilio Smith was homeless and off and on used drugs. But not anymore. Thanks to the Mental Health Alternatives Program,… Continue reading

Mayor Barb Tolbert and challenger Don Vanney

More ballots counted, but local election results change little

An incumbent Marysville school board member and a former Marysville City Council member were still behind in election returns Wednesday night. Also, in Arlington, the… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019
Mayor Barb Tolbert and challenger Don Vanney

Mayor Nehring not a big fan of roundabouts either

MARYSVILLE – Mayor Jon Nehring admitted he is not a fan of roundabouts at a recent Coffee Klatch. “We need to take a closer look… Continue reading

State to audit Marysville schools’ academics

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School District has enough low-performing schools that the state is now calling it a Required Action District. “More of our schools… Continue reading

MG student wins Community Service award

MARYSVILLE – Elise Sumsion of Marysville Getchell High School is the first recipient of the Marysville Rotary Club Community Service Award this school year. She… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Prosecutor: Arlington teen wanted bomb ‘mayhem’ not injuries

By Zachariah Bryan ARLINGTON — A teen who set off a pipe bomb in a bathroom at Arlington High School said he didn’t want… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2019

Home Depot volunteers build tiny home for Marysville disabled veteran

TULALIP – A U.S. Army veteran and retired first responder will have a new home thanks to the handiwork of volunteers from a Marysville-Tulalip business.… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Arlington’s Kent Prairie elementary students gather school supplies for children in Uganda

ARLINGTON- Kent Prairie Elementary students have been gathering school supplies over the past few weeks to donate to students in Uganda. For the past three… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Arlington school board approves bond, levy ballot measures

ARLINGTON – The School Board voted unanimously Monday to put a bond issue, capital improvements levy and renewal of an operations levy on February’s special… Continue reading

Vintage finish: Arlington doc, Rotarian triumphs in Peking to Paris rally; raises funds to wipe out polio

ARLINGTON – Back home after finishing the 36-day Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, an Arlington doctor and his teammate say they met their share of… Continue reading

Young Arlington author publishes spy thriller

Lavinia Dasani, 22, packs stories and a dream, moves 10,000 miles from Mauritius to Arlington

Marysville woman killed by hit-and-run driver

MARYSVILLE – A Marysville woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver while standing in a rest area parking lot six miles north of Ferndale. Cynthia… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

City buys use-of-force virtual training simulator for police

ARLINGTON – Police soon will start in-house training using an innovative use-of-force virtual simulator that casts them in situations almost as real as the ones… Continue reading