Opinion

What do you love about Marysville or Arlington?

1. I can get to work usually trouble-free in 10 minutes. 2. My workplace is small enough that we get along and tease each other,… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

M’ville programs help with spring cleaning

Time for spring cleaning Marysville, it’s time for spring cleaning. Making our community more attractive and welcoming is a long-standing priority for the City Council… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Partnerships support student success

Community partnerships Parent and community partnerships in Arlington Public Schools provide valuable support for students. These partnerships foster opportunities that cultivate student learning. One goal… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Praise and raze

(for March 10)

  • Mar 10, 2018

Backseat coach: ICE melts our heart in favor of single M’ville mom

ICE is having a brain-freeze because it’s not using common sense. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to deport a Marysville woman, Bernarda… Continue reading

What issues are deal-breakers for you?

By Jerry Cornfield OLYMPIA — Voters will get a chance to really shake up membership in the state Legislature this fall, if they are so… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

Public records should stay open to the public

We usually think of hidden political goings-on at the federal level. Back-door deals and the like. Donations from groups as diverse as the NRA to… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Both sides want to cut taxes; question is how

By Jerry Cornfield Funny how things change around Olympia in the turn of a calendar year. Last year I wrote: “This may surprise you, but… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Let some new construction happen in your heart

By Jenny Smith You’ve likely noticed the construction around town as new restaurants and hotels rise up from the earth. My 3-year-old son shrieks at… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Questions to ask doctor before taking opioids

By Dr. Sam Ho If your doctor or dentist prescribes a pain reliever, take charge of your health and find out exactly what you are… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Why some people voted against M’ville school levies

In response to your recent editorial in support of school levies, I offer a few reasons why I have voted against them. •Government workers have… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Guns are only a part of it

Guns are part of it, but it’s not just guns. There have always been guns, and there has always been anger and mental illness. It’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

N. County to love new airport over Sea-Tac

By Nate Nehring Snohomish County has a rich history with the aerospace industry. Paine Field, south of Everett, was originally operated by the Army Air… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Sellers market, but still a good time to buy housing in M’ville

By Todd Fahlman Since 2015 Marysville has continued to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. with populations between 50,000 to… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Backseat Coach: What? Why vote down the levies?

I am so disappointed in my fellow Marysville voters. At press time, the school district’s maintenance and operations levy, the one we pay on every… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvitt… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Clearing up confusion on school levies

By Michael Sullivan A Special Election is taking place Feb. 13 and the Marysville School District joins districts across Snohomish County in asking voters to… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Preparing for an emergency

By Jon Nehring No one likes to think about how we would respond in a catastrophe, but it’s important for individuals and communities to be… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Make sure that everyone counts in the census

By Barb Tolbert The 2020 Census is only two years away and the city of Arlington, along with the State’s Office of Financial Management, has… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018