Opinion

How to make your holidays more enjoyable

It may not sound like it at first, but this is a positive column. So hang with me. But I feel I have to talk… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Lots of ways to help this time of year

As a Marysville resident for nearly 25 years and your mayor since 2011, one of the things I love most is our community spirit. People… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

We emphasize gifts first then the impairment

This October, many Americans across the United States celebrated the contributions and achievements of Americans with disabilities as part of the American workforce. We also… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

Praise and raze (Nov. 4)

Praise to all of the candidates running in the Nov. 7 general election. Your commitment to help is what makes our communities great. Praise to… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Family unity: Key for successful military marriages

By Lisa N. Phillips November is Military Family Appreciation Month. With thousands of military members deployed worldwide, it’s no surprise that the family managing the… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

Take endorsements with a grain of salt

Voters need to be careful when looking at endorsements They can be misleading. Many people and organizations don’t even interview both candidates. They just endorse… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

2 great candidates for county council

As you look at the Nov. 7 general election ballot you should receive by this weekend, you will see two exceptional candidates running for Snohomish… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2017

King, Stickles are my choices

For the first time in my 35-year career in journalism, I don’t think it would be fair, as a representative for The Marysville Globe-The Arlington… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2017

We just can’t choose in this race

We take our responsibility of writing political endorsements seriously. When we feel strongly about a candidate, either way, we aren’t afraid to say so. But… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2017

Challenger would bring much-needed grassroots knowledge to M’ville School Board

The Marysville School District has been criticized for being too-much top-down. What better way to solve that problem than to elect one of those critics… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Getting involved the only way to improve education

As September rapidly flew by and the weather reminds us that school has really started and summer is past, I’m reminded of the mission the… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Going to Freeman a reminder of M-P tragedy

On Sept. 4, around 10 a.m., I hung up the phone in my office after having spoken with an expert in the field of children… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Revenues slightly outpacing expenditures in Marysville

Approaching the midway point of Marysville’s 2017-2018 biennial budget, I am pleased to report that the city is managing your tax dollars well. Marysville first… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Ghirardo has earned another term

Two wonderful candidates with a passion for education are running for Arlington school board, position 3. Challenger Judy Fay, who taught in the district for… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2017

Praise and raze (Sept. 23)

Praise to Marysville police for making an arrest in the killing of Robbie Myrick Jr. Raze that it took some time to make an arrest.… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2017

Re-elect Stevens in M’ville

Michael Stevens is one of the more-effective members of the Marysville City Council. We see no reason to replace him in the Nov. 7 general… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2017

Arlington mayor says goodbye to fire chief

By Barb Tolbert Saying goodbye to valued employees is hard, even when I am excited about their next professional challenge. Saying goodbye to Fire Chief… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017