Opinion

Letters to the editor

Vote for Ihler I grew up living in Arlington with Chris and the Ihler family. They are great people with integrity, and Chris is someone… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2017

Wright’s still right for job

Three very different candidates are running for Position 2 with the Marysville City Council. Any one of them would make a fine council member. Donna… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2017

Making changes really can be a challenge

There’s an old saying that says, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Every year, people make… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017

M’ville Farmers Market inspiring for people of faith

The Marysville Farmers Market is back, open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are several reasons why people of faith should get involved… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2017

New materials should help Arlington students

After more than a year of review, the Arlington Public Schools have adopted new English Language Arts instructional materials for grades K-11. The new materials… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2017

Community needs to put the merry back in Marysville’s 4th of July

For the first time in a long time, I’m not looking forward to the Fourth of July. When I first moved to Marysville in 2000,… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Support teachers In February 1973 Monty and I, with many other committed teachers and parents, marched to Olympia. Guess what? We’re still marching – 44… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2017

Please abide by the fireworks ban; it’s there for your own safety

By Tom Maloney Another 4th of July is upon us, and the celebrations will undoubtedly be different in Marysville. The fireworks ban prohibits the use,… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2017

Teachers may have to strike over budget

Members of the Marysville Education Association have authorized a meeting in August to discuss potential statewide labor actions, including a strike, over the Legislature’s continued… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2017

All fireworks illegal in M’ville

Over the past several years, I have learned that city leaders hear complaints from residents more often around the 4th of July than any other… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2017

Congratulations to the class of 2017

One of the honors of being a school board member comes during the final month of the school year. That’s when the board has the… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2017

Just say no to negative campaigning

The first “hit piece” of the political season is out. Let’s hope it’s the last. Voters deserve better than negative campaigning with “alternative facts.” Like… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2017

3 skills we all need to develop

There are a lot of skills we learn throughout our lives. Some help us do our jobs effectively, such as writing a good report or… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2017

Income tax to fully fund schools?

Our state is in a financial crisis regarding funding for schools. Year after year our state government cannot come up with an agreement on funding.… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2017

Letter to the editor – keep helping homeless

The distressing letter from Steve and Lynn Reid elicits this response. My background is as a volunteer working with street people at a religiously based… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2017

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2017

Tennis anyone? No, really, anyone?

Tennis anyone? No, really anyone? Tennis is one of my favorite sports to play. But for some reason, not too many people in this area… Continue reading

Praise and raze (June 3)

Praise to the consultants and to the Marysville School District for seeing the value of Small Learning Communities, especially at a school like Marysville Getchell,… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2017

Avoid summer slump; check out bookmobile

Warm weather is finally returning to the Pacific Northwest, and this means summer break is almost here. Although summer break can mean long days enjoying… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2017