Douglas Buell

Meet the all-stars behind the plate in Stilly Valley Little League concession stand

ARLINGTON – Stilly Valley Little League baseball games at Quake Field wouldn’t be the same without snacks from the concession stand and the all-star couple… Continue reading

Edgecomb Creek Fish Passage project under way

ARLINGTON – Construction is under way on the Edgecomb Creek Fish Passage state project just east of SR 531 (172nd Street NE) and 67th Avenue… Continue reading

In Arlington boxing ring, Parkinson’s is taking a beating (slideshow)

ARLINGTON – In an Arlington garage-turned boxing ring, Suzanne Taitingfong plants her feet, elbows up, gloves punching through “jab-jab-right” instructions into the pads that former… Continue reading

Let your story begin at the NW Genealogy Conference Aug. 16-19

ARLINGTON – For all the online digital tools and home DNA-testing kits that are revolutionizing genealogy, there’s one elusive branch of the family tree that… Continue reading

PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow host keynote speaker at upcoming NW Genealogy Conference Aug. 16-19 (audio)

ARLINGTON – Kenyatta Berry, host of the Genealogy Roadshow on PBS and a lawyer with over 15 years of experience in genealogical research and writing,… Continue reading

RFA making some headway

By Douglas Buell ARLINGTON - The path to create a regional fire authority consolidating Arlington, Marysville and Fire District 12 won’t be easy, but… Continue reading

Transportation projects prioritized in Arlington

ARLINGTON – The city’s latest proposed six-year plan for transportation projects will bring much-needed road and pedestrian safety investments. The Transportation Improvement Plan, or TIP,… Continue reading

Governor helps open new 115-bed Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – For people in north Puget Sound stricken with mental illness or struggling with opioid addiction, things are going to get better. Gov. Jay… Continue reading

Arlington 4th of July brings out the red, white and blue in festival-goers

ARLINGTON – Thousands of people turned out for the Arlington Frontier Days 4th of July festival to exercise their right to freedom of celebration Tuesday.… Continue reading

Fly-In takes off Thursday with Kids Day

ARLINGTON – The Arlington Fly-In starts Thursday, and while many of its attractions will be seen in the skies others will be firmly attached to… Continue reading

Arlington council rejects Riar Family rezone

ARLINGTON – Opponents of a rezone that could have eventually resulted in as many as 90 townhouses near 172nd Street and 67th Avenue NE are… Continue reading

Fourth, Fly-In festivals fun

ARLINGTON – Organizers of the Fourth of July and July 7-9 Fly-In festivals in Arlington always add new things to keep them fun, and this… Continue reading

Plan to dedicate Smokey Point Drive property for city park finds traction

ARLINGTON – A business association is in talks with the city to dedicate 1.2 acresfor a park and walkway. The Smokey Point (Drive) Business Association… Continue reading

Planning commission vote on contested Riar Family rezone ends in impasse

ARLINGTON – A rezone that would clear the way potentially for 90 townhouses near 172nd Street and 67th Avenue NE will go the city council… Continue reading

Arlington deputy fire chief retires after 32 years

ARLINGTON - Deputy Fire Chief Tom Cooper, Arlington’s second full-time firefighter and a founding captain in the department, is retiring June 29 after 32 years… Continue reading

LHS graduates last class from current high school facility (slideshow)

LAKEWOOD – Against the backdrop of a sleek new campus under construction and on a field still scented with new turf smell, graduates of the… Continue reading

Arlington council OKs fund to help addicts

ARLINGTON – Manager Peggy Ray and staff at the Arlington Community Resource Center have seen the moment all too often when an addict walks in… Continue reading

Weston High grads persevere to earn diplomas (slideshow)

ARLINGTON – Growing up, a child psychologist told Michael Griffith and his parents that he would struggle in life. He would be anti-social and shy,… Continue reading

Skies the limit, AHS grads (slideshow)

EVERETT – If the artistic “mortarboard wisdom” adorning graduates’ caps is a reflection of how Arlington High School seniors are feeling about their future, some… Continue reading

Businesses key in addressing growing homelessness in Arlington

ARLINGTON – As city leaders address burgeoning homelessness in Arlington and Smokey Point, the business community will be an important partner. Arlington is working with… Continue reading