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

Holding people accountable will set you free

When you are an adult, you know right from wrong. If you see something wrong, you try to fix it. If you can’t do it,… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2017

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Life house a lighthouse for homeless women

In Marysville there is a life house that ministers to women who find themselves in places where they never wanted to be. These women are… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2017

Praise and raze (Aug. 26)

Praise that moms are working out with their kids nearby to increase that bond. Praise that three Marysville cheerleaders received national honors. Praise to those… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2017

Targeted program helps re-engage students with school

Why is it that for some students the traditional high school experience does not work? How do we remove barriers for these students to ensure… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2017

In Our View: Maryfest sadly needs to move on

We appreciate Darren Doty. No one has done more for the Marysville Strawberry Festival than he and his family the past eight years. He has… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2017

Please give workers with disabilities a chance

I have a crippling disability. I cannot read. I cannot drive a car. I cannot even recognize the members of my own family. But most… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2017

Marysville: Showing up to school a big part of success

There is a popular quote that says, “80 percent of life is showing up”. When it comes to success in school and life, the positive… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Responses give ACS Relay some things to think about

Thanks to all of you who responded to my recent column asking why more people don’t support the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. It… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Many street improvements paid for with tax OK’d in ‘14

Since Marysville voters approved the formation of a Transportation Benefit District in 2014, the city has been making good progress on repairing and improving city… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

Vote for Jesica Stickles

Elect Stickles This is my recommendation for the re-election of Jesica Stickles to the Arlington City Council. I have gotten to know Jesica over the… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017

I’m excited about both days of Stilly River Fest

I’ve been looking forward to these concerts all summer. The Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow is one of my favorite local events… Continue reading

Distracted driving law goes too far

OLYMPIA — The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2017

Summertime and the learning is easy

“Summertime and the living is easy…” the classic Porgy and Bess song exclaims; a slower pace with more time for reflection and conversation is welcomed… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2017