Douglas Buell

The hidden story of teen drug use at home

ARLINGTON – Ever wonder how your child might hide drugs from you at home? Where would you look? A can of Coke? In the dirty… Continue reading

Volunteers document homeless during annual street count

ARLINGTON – While the Point In Time homeless count numbers are still being compiled from this week’s annual event, there is one family from 2016’s… Continue reading

CVH nurses contract talks off to slow, bumpy start

ARLINGTON – Contract talks between the union representing nurses at Cascade Valley Hospital and management that merged with Skagit Regional Health in 2015 have gotten… Continue reading

One night in Marysville’s emergency cold weather shelter

MARYSVILLE - Snohomish County and its cities and towns are preparing to conduct their annual Point in Time homeless count Tuesday. You don’t have to… Continue reading

Man allegedly admits to robbing espresso stands, bank

EVERETT – A 30-year-old Everett man is set to be arraigned today on multiple charges of robbery in the first degree. The man is suspected… Continue reading

Arlington Awaits launches ‘the Sky’s the Limit’ campaign to attract new business

ARLINGTON – When your business is in Arlington, the sky’s the limit. That’s the high-flying message that tops Arlington’s marketing campaign to attract new commercial… Continue reading

Women climbing the ladder as firefighters

ARLINGTON – Women are making a lot of gains in the job market in many areas, but one where they are still lacking is firefighting.… Continue reading

Local GOP names finalists to fill County Council vacancy

EVERETT – The county Republican Party on Saturday chose three candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Snohomish County Council. Nate Nehring, Kevin Ashe… Continue reading

Arlington: the year in review for 2016

December The Arlington community gave the gift of time and hope during the holidays through Operation Christmas Hope, the toy store, food bank and meals… Continue reading

Arlington mayor says good things await in new year

ARLINGTON – As Mayor Barb Tolbert looks out her second-story City Hall window at the shops lining Olympic Avenue and Centennial Trail as it passes… Continue reading

3 local leaders on county council list

EVERETT – Outgoing Snohomish County Councilman Ken Klein has submitted the names of three nominees to the county Republican Party to fill his seat on… Continue reading

Youth Council brainstorms ideas for Boys & Girls Club teen center

ARLINGTON – When the new teen center at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club opens in early spring, give the Arlington Youth Council high marks… Continue reading

Business advice for the New Year – don’t knock over iconic landmarks

ARLINGTON – With the new year approaching, now’s a good time for expert business advice about simple ways to motivate teams. For example, seek input… Continue reading

Arlington Rotarians serve seniors at Stilly Senior Center Christmas Luncheon

ARLINGTON – Arlington Rotary Club members shared the spirit of giving with more than 150 senior citizens, family members and caretakers during the annual Christmas… Continue reading

‘The Voice’ is nothing; she’s got the voices

MARYSVILLE – Marysville’s Dolores Rogers has been called, “The Woman of 100 Voices.” Rogers, a professional voice-over virtuoso who can talk like the animals, boys,… Continue reading

Arlington Rotary donates, delivers holiday food baskets to families in need

ARLINGTON – Teams of Arlington Rotary Club members fanned out throughout the Stilly Valley on Dec. 22 to deliver a record 86 Christmas dinner baskets… Continue reading

Arlington gives holiday gifts of time, hope

ARLINGTON – Sometimes the gift of time and hope during the holidays is the greatest gift of all. Arlington volunteers gave plenty of both during… Continue reading

Losing sleep over lodging tax

By Douglas Buell ARLINGTON – The lodging tax program based on putting “heads in beds” is causing some City Council members to lose sleep.… Continue reading

Arlington, Marysville well-prepared for first snow of the season

’Twas the white before Christmas, and all through the town, Few creatures were stirring, many wore a frown, Snow causes crazy traffic throughout Puget Sound,… Continue reading

State audit issues Arlington clean bill of health

ARLINGTON – The city has received a clean audit containing no findings from the state Auditor’s Office for 2015. City officials also resolved internal control… Continue reading