Praise and raze (Aug. 4)

Praise to the city of Marysville for coming up with a plan to fund a new police department and jail facility for the cost of… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2018

Many teachers getting double-digit, up to 20 percent, raises

OLYMPIA — Teacher salaries are soaring as the Washington Education Association predicted they would. Leaders of the statewide teacher union declared in March that a… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

3 tips on selling home in heat of summer

By Todd Fahlman There may be no better time to sell your home than in the summer in Marysville, though spring is usually seen as… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018

Gender not as black and white as it used to be

By Jenny Smith As civilization marches on, we’re growing in our understanding of gender. Many of us have grown up understanding there are two genders.… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018

How to slow down in a high-speed world

By Emily Countryman Has the word “busy” replaced the word “fine” as your automatic response when asked by someone how you are doing? The world… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018

Time to take new look at burdensome regulations of GMA

By Nate Nehring One of the most-prominent points of discussion in local government is population growth. Snohomish County is among the fastest-growing counties in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Please help with school supplies for kids in need

The Stuff the Bus 2018 School Supplies Drive is under way. A huge “thank you” to the volunteers and donors who came out that day… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2018

Marysville police deserve your support for new building

In a time when there is so much confusion in the world, this makes sense. We are talking about raising the sales tax in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2018

Warnings could be coming when people buy guns

By Jerry Cornfield OLYMPIA — Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2018

Praise and raze (Aug. 8)

Praise to the state Department of Transportation for putting up no panhandling signs at the local offramps from I-5. There has been a drastic decrease… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2018

Improvements that will still add value to your home

I’m invited to visit and price homes on a weekly basis. Sellers are always asking, “What can I do to get the highest price for… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Maryfest makes a comeback from adversity

The Marysville Strawberry Festival had a rebirth this year. After a few years of negativity about who was running the show, many longtime volunteers returned,… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Marysville Pastors provide key service in town

By Rick Thiessen MAPA is the Marysville Area Pastors Association. We are what has typically been called the “Ministerial Association.” We’ve tried to rebrand this… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Sometimes it’s hard to be a man

I sometimes wonder how men feel in our country right now. The shifting conversation around domestic violence and sexual assault must raise important and awkward… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Unlike Seattle, we welcome businesses in SnoCo

News last month about Seattle’s new head tax ignited a fiery debate about what our business climate looks like in the Puget Sound area. Here… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018

Don’t be afraid to change to grow your business

MARYSVILLE – I’ve always wanted to run my own business. But I’ve never had the guts, or the money, to take the risk. I have… Continue reading

Lots going on this summer to help kids

The final bell has rung and the last bus departed, but the work to support our students and families continues to be a priority for… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2018

We need to be more cautious about strangers

It came to our attention just before deadline that a local Realtor was attacked during an Open House recently. The victim did not want to… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Report delayed until mid-July, but 2 new jobs address public concerns

As we close out the school year, I want to thank you for involvement in our community engagement efforts over the past year and provide… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018