Opinion

Easter can handle our doubts

By Jenny Smith Five years ago, I spent one glorious evening with some friends sitting on the rocky coastline in Anchorage, Alaska. We had spent… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Arlington careful in planning growth

By Barb Tolbert In Arlington, we have a big challenge to plan housing for population growth. We have an equally important goal of preserving Arlington’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2019

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2019

Supporting RFA will bring you peace of mind

Who are you going to call if you have a fire or medical emergency? The Marysville Fire Department. And wouldn’t you feel better knowing they… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2019

Hits and misses

HITS Marysville’s Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances. The Fields of Dreams in Lakewood. That’s what happens when a community supports its schools. Maryfest for bringing pro… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2019

Marysville likes to help its residents with spring cleaning

By Jon Nehring Now that winter weather is finally behind us, and we’re starting to enjoy longer and warmer days, spring cleaning may be on… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2019

More hatchery fish needed

By Lorraine Loomis The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to strategically release an additional 50 million chinook from its hatcheries this year to… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2019

The real estate sky is not falling

By Todd Fahlman I’m tired of the real estate “Chicken Littles” you hear who analyze using fear mongering. Justified or not it can create a… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2019

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2019

Get involved; we represent you

By Nate Nehring Our government is based on a representative form in which voters get to select the people they want to make decisions on… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Time to spring clean your health and wellness

By Emily Countryman Spring is here. It’s time for a Spring Cleaning for your health and wellness. We are creatures of habit, and over time… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

A call for unity in the midst of differences

By Jenny Smith I remember sitting in a friend’s dorm room in college and a few of us got to talking about homosexuality. I quickly… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2019

Bipartisanship, Democracy, along with environment, key issues in Olympia visit

Being local newspapers for Marysville and Arlington, we don’t get a chance often to deal with state politics. But since I’m a board member now… Continue reading

Arlington’s Advisory Council digs deep into school equity

By Gary Sabol Arlington Public Schools’ Advisory Council for Education has been researching topics under consideration by school board for more than a dozen years,… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2019

Have coffee with us to have input on schools

By Pete Lundberg What is the school district doing about snow days? How can the district help my student find courses of study that work… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2019

Residents encouraged to be part of Arlington’s Comp Plan

By Barb Tolbert The Arlington Comprehensive Plan expresses community priorities that guide the city’s vision and what we want our city to become. The plan… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2019

Please volunteer, but don’t spread yourself too thin

By Steve Powell Throughout my almost 62 years, I have enjoyed volunteer service, but like most people I couldn’t devote much time to it because… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2019

Tick tock: Time to quit changing clocks

The time’s they are a changing - and people are tired of it. Therefore, it’s past time for the state legislature to approve a law… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2019

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2019

Spring real estate market will peak earlier than usual

By Todd Fahlman You don’t have to look at the calendar to figure out what time of the year it is. The temperatures are finally… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2019