Opinion

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

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Tips on how to be safer

By Jon Nehring June is National Safety Month, and I believe it’s important to recognize how much we each can do to create safer homes… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2018

Sexism was hiding just under the surface

I can’t tell you how many times my husband and I have misunderstood each other. I keep wanting him to think like me. He listens… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2018

Tool time as home improvements start

Early summer is an ideal time to complete home-improvement projects. Whether it’s a landscape update, installing new siding or replacement windows, or building a new… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2018

Inslee has lots of options: President? Governor? Retirement?

OLYMPIA — The political machinery of Jay Inslee is in pretty much full operation these days. And it’s stirred up a spew of speculation on… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2018

Berg says goodbye in letter to Marysville community

It is with mixed emotions that I write this to you. I have decided to leave my position as Superintendent of the Marysville School District.… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2018

Bookmobile, new Mathmobile to help kids this summer

For many children, summer vacation from school means sunny days spent riding bicycles, playing with friends or taking a dip in the river. Unfortunately, the… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2018

Military a great fit with SnoCo

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, I am dedicating my May column to the great partnership between Snohomish County and our military. The county has… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2018

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2018

Take a walk on the not-too-wild side on Marysville trails

A couple of weeks ago we marked the first anniversary of the opening of the Ebey Waterfront Trail, the city’s newest and one of our… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2018

Praise and raze (May 5)

Praise to Superior Court Judge Richard Okrent for giving a harsher sentence than recommended to the teen who killed Robbie Myrick Jr. of Marysville Getchell.… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2018

Set the stage for a fast sale

Sell your home fast and make more money. Those are two important benefits that outweigh the initial investment of home staging, but those are not… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2018

National Day of Prayer faithfully honored in U.S.

By Mary Salamon The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2018