Praise and raze (Sept. 1)

  • Saturday, September 1, 2018 1:30am
  • Opinion

Praise to the Marysville School District and the teachers union for coming to a tentative agreement. We appreciate the teachers understanding that they couldn’t receive the large pay raises others were getting.

Raze that the legislature created such unfairness in the first place. We hope that governing body allows districts to level the playing field with levy money.

Praise to the Snohomish County Public Utility District put its Microgrid near the Arlington Airport. That solar-based facility will be great for our future.

Praise that the Arlington High School band is finally getting new uniforms.

Praise that the Arlington Assembly of God helped clean up Pioneer Elementary School. We love that so many organizations locally volunteer to help others.

Praise to all of the prep athletes turning out for fall sports. Best of luck to you all.

Raze to the man who looked at child porn at the Marysville library. That’s just gross.

Praise to Tina Meyer for her work on the distracted driving law. We agree with her that it could go a little further.

Praise to drivers who seemed to handle the first “Marysville Mess” fairly well. Unfortunately there are two more weekends, Sept. 8-9 and 15-16. Raze to the woman suspected in three molestation cases in Arlington. That’s just gross.

Praise to the Tulalip Resort Casino’s new Tula Bene restaurant. It’s a great dining experience.

Praise to the Stillaguamish Tribe’s always entertaining Stilly River Festival. This year even the parking was good.

Raze to the Marysville teacher arrested for suspicion of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. That’s just gross. Are you noticing yet a disturbing trend here?

Praise to everyone who participated in the National Night Out Against Crime. The best deterrent is community working with officials because police can’t be everywhere.

Praise to apprenticeship programs, like the one at Acro Machining in Marysville, that show young people there are great, well-paying jobs out there in the trades, and that’s one way to get one.

Praise to Snohomish County Councilman Nate Nehring for working with the Marysville and Arlington school districts for working on the North County Trade School Collaborative that will help address our workforce shortage and provide opportunities for youth to achieve success through a career in the skilled trades. Praise to Maud House for expanding its mission and helping struggling women and children get back on their feet, get trained and educated and move on in life.

Praise to the Lakewood School District for going the extra mile in helping students graduate. Praise that paving the Mountain Loop Highway is under consideration. We hope that can happen so more people could enjoy it.

Raze to the young man who killed two others because they “snitched” on him. That’s worse than the brain of a child.

Praise to the service Marysville K9 Ranger gave to the city, which is a better place for it.

Raze to the man who fired a woman because she was pregnant. What century are you living in?

Praise to Village Community Services and the great job they do with musical therapy for the banmates with disabilities.

Praise to Brian Holley for bringing such a unique form of entertainment to our community.

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