Douglas Buell

Schools: ‘Service animal’ status goes to the dogs – and miniature ponies

ARLINGTON – Miniature ponies must have a powerful lobby behind them. In revised legislation that took effect Jan. 1 statewide defining what constitutes a “service… Continue reading

Marysville Strawberry Festival royalty crowned, with few words of regal advice (video and slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Heavy is the head that wears the tiara as past Marysville Strawberry Festival queens and princesses will attest, but there are three cardinal… Continue reading

AHS marching band scores big with arrival of new uniforms

ARLINGTON – New uniforms for the Arlington High School marching band and drumline have arrived. In all, 180 uniforms were ordered that will outfit the… Continue reading

AHS drama department presents hit musical ‘Mamma Mia!’

ARLINGTON – For Grace Moberly, cast in the leading role of Donna in the Arlington High School Drama Department’s presentation of the hit musical “Mamma… Continue reading

Arlington schools bond falls again; can’t clear supermajority hurdle; a look at how precincts voted

A closer look at how precincts voted; help sought from state lawmakers

Mayor’s State of the City Address: Not poised for solid future; it’s here

ARLINGTON – At a countywide economic forecast breakfast in Everett prior to presenting her State of the City address, Mayor Barb Tolbert listened as she… Continue reading

Bye, snow: It’s Thawmaggedon time

If you liked Snowmaggedon’s action-packed snow day fun, here comes Thawmaggedon to a street near you

Arlington schools construction and security bond failing for third time

EVERETT - The Arlington school district’s $96 million bond to pay for school construction and security improvements is failing for a third time in early… Continue reading

Top 10 Arlington doesn’t make final cut for reality TV show; businesses inspired to start own revolution

ARLINGTON – Apprehension turned to numbness as business and community members cozied up to laptops and devices Tuesday morning with the announcement that Arlington didn’t… Continue reading

New StillCo co-working space opens in downtown Arlington

Chamber’s Stilly Valley Collective offers startups communal office space, without office drama

Fans flock to Arlington Eagle Festival, annual winter wing ding that welcomes return of the birds

ARLINGTON – Crowds filled downtown Arlington for the Eagle Festival last weekend, an annual wing ding that welcomes the return of wintering bald eagles to… Continue reading

Year’s first blast of snow blankets Arlington; another round on the way this weekend (slide show)

ARLINGTON – Another round of accumulating snow is on the way to Arlington this weekend after the heavy snowfall that greeted football fans on Super… Continue reading

Arlington’s $96 million schools construction, student safety bond in voters’ hands

ARLINGTON – As Election Day Tuesday approaches, the fate of a $96 million school construction and safety improvements bond measure now rests in the hands… Continue reading

Some Arlington utility customers to see billing date change; rates won’t

ARLINGTON – Arlington utility customers may see a change in their billing date in the coming weeks, but rest easy – the rates won’t change.… Continue reading

State of the District’s eye on equity, positive growth mindset

ARLINGTON – Barrier-free equity and cultivating a positive growth mindset that puts high value on effort and perseverance are two lessons Arlington schools are taking… Continue reading

Meet The Bread Lady: her company delivers home-baked breads, cinnamon rolls, cookies in Arlington

ARLINGTON – When Lauren Hammond started delivering her home-baked breads to the doorsteps of Arlington residents, orders came with a catchy jingle sung by her… Continue reading

Marysville Getchell MLK Day assembly lifts every voice to sing

MARYSVILLE – A Martin Luther King Jr. Day assembly at Marysville Getchell High School Friday celebrated the life of the civil rights leader through the… Continue reading

Judge gives Arlington marijuana producer 10 days to resolve 2 minor state violations, or shut its doors permanently

Update - A judge issued a final order Friday that the state Liquor and Cannabis Board can revoke the license for The Clone Zone, a… Continue reading

Pilot Travel Center now open at Island Crossing

ARLINGTON – The Pilot Travel Center at Island Crossing officially opened Monday to a non-stop bustle of area residents, truckers and travelers. Center employees said… Continue reading

Team from ‘Main Street’ reality show visits Arlington among 10 cities vying for starring role

ARLINGTON – Businesswoman Suzi Quillen was researching marketing ideas last summer when she stumbled across a reality show on Hulu called, “Small Business Revolution -… Continue reading