Opinion

Is Marysville showing too much compassion?

Lynn and I penned the following letter over a month ago and have been wondering if it is a true perception of our experience or… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2017

Donate to organizations, not homeless

Marysville is a truly caring community. That’s a wonderful thing, of course. But when people on the street or outside the store ask you for… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2017

Despite all the work, homelessness getting worse

Despite many organizations and individuals working hard to end homelessness, the problem is getting worse. Statistics: Snohomish County has experienced a 50 percent increase from… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2017

Letters to the editor

Retain Nate Snohomish is one of Washington state’s fastest-growing counties and is unique in that we have a broad spectrum of communities and scenery. County… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2017

New law limits suspensions

The growing mountain of national data suggests that punitive discipline that removes students from school leads to lower graduation rates. If students aren’t in school,… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2017

Arlington has accomplished so much, and more is on the way

I am so honored to be the mayor of this vibrant community. We can all be proud of the City’s 2016 accomplishments: •Added higher education… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2017

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2017

Goal of new discipline tact is for kids to be in school

Traditional school discipline generally assumes that for every offense there is a corresponding consequence, which penalizes the student for that offense. When we think about… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2017

Praise and raze (March 11)

Praise to Donna’s Truck Stop for putting in a security system that makes it such a safe place to be. Praise to the trucking industry… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2017

Hand panhandlers help instead of $

We know it’s hard. We feel sorry for them, too. But people can’t keep giving money to panhandlers and homeless on the streets. Or they… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2017

Arlington schools looks at its facilities

Arlington Public Schools has been recognized as a statewide leader in providing educational services to our community. District staff and leadership work every day to… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2017

Political cartoon (Feb. 25)

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2017

Praise and raze (Feb. 18)

Raze to those rushing to judgment in the shooting by officers in Arlington. When that happens bad things occur, such as in Ferguson, Missouri. Let… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2017

Police build case ‘right out of the gate’

MARYSVILLE – A man in an oversized brown coat walked into the room and started yelling profanities at a policeman. When the man lunged toward… Continue reading

Economic development will help Arlington families for generations

In August 2014, the U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded a grant to Economic Alliance Snohomish County to support an economic redevelopment plan for the North… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2017

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2017

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2017

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2017

Praise and Raze (Dec. 31)

Praise to the county for considering three of our local standout leaders for the county council. We would have great representation on the council if… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2017

FlashAlert system helps schools link to parents when weather is frightful

By Brian Lewis In our fast-paced society of social media and other instant alerts, it’s easier than ever to stay up-to-date on school closures and… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2016