Douglas Buell

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

Vandals cause major damage at Arlington Airport

ARLINGTON – Brazen vandals over a two-week period struck Arlington Municipal Airport, leaving thousands of dollars of property damage in their path. The perpetrators damaged… Continue reading

AHS’ DECA club enjoys spirit of giving, collecting food for families in need

ARLINGTON – If you’ve shopped at Safeway or Wal-Mart recently you’ve probably seen Arlington High School DECA club students collecting foods. The students pass out… Continue reading

Arlington School District hires consultant for strategic plan

ARLINGTON – When the school board went through the process of selecting the district’s new superintendent last spring, they listed revising the strategic plan as… Continue reading

Vandals strike Arlington Airport in two-week rash of overnight mayhem

ARLINGTON – Brazen vandals over a two-week period struck Arlington Municipal Airport, leaving thousands of dollars of property damage in their path. The perpetrators damaged… Continue reading

Friday not as Black as usual

While some people in the Marysville and Arlington area woke up nursing turkey hangovers that they hoped to shake in time for the Apple Cup,… Continue reading

Arlington residents take field trip to get to know their public schools

ARLINGTON – Elijah Moore, an eighth-grader at Post Middle School, smiled. A robot on his computer screen smiled back. When he frowned the computer frowned.… Continue reading

Arlington rejects high bids again on Haller Park bathrooms; finds solid alternative

ARLINGTON – When the construction industry has an over abundance of pricier large private and public works projects to keep it occupied, that can have… Continue reading

Global Machine Works riding growth wave in aerospace industry

ARLINGTON – Aerospace manufacturing is riding a wave of growth in Arlington and Marysville, and companies like Global Machine Works that invest in new technology… Continue reading

Pioneer 4th graders conduct holiday Caring for Critters Pet Food Drive

ARLINGTON – Thanks to a pup named Shiloh and the helping hands of fourth-graders at Pioneer Elementary School, dogs at a local adoption shelter will… Continue reading

Arlington police unveil new crime map to the public

ARLINGTON – People interested in learning about crime in Arlington and in their own neighborhood now have the data at their fingertips thanks to a… Continue reading

Arlington School District moves ahead to sell 180-acre site once planned for high school

ARLINGTON - The Arlington School District is selling a 180-acre property on Highway 530 that at one time had been planned for a new high… Continue reading

Decorative holiday candles on street poles cast final glow; new banners coming

ARLINGTON – The decorative candles mounted on street poles in Arlington around the holiday season have cast their final glow. The Arlington City Council Nov.… Continue reading

Arlington Fire Department inspection reminder firefighters, EMTs ready when alarm sounds

By Douglas Buell ARLINGTON – During the Fire Department annual inspection two years ago, attendees got a dramatic firsthand look at Arlington firefighter-EMTs’ professionalism… Continue reading

Arlington eyes innovative community court for homelessness-related crimes, bringing help, not punishment for repeat low-level offenders

By Douglas Buell ARLINGTON – City officials are exploring a diversion program that would help chronic low-level offenders caught in the revolving door of… Continue reading

Marysville 93-year-old Cubs fan revels in World Series win

MARYSVILLE – Art Olson has seen 16 presidents take office and dozens of teams go to the World Series. But the 93-year-old Chicago Cubs fan… Continue reading

Public hearing set for Arlington’s first-ever preliminary biennial budget

ARLINGTON – The city’s first-ever proposed biennial budget lays a sound course for meeting Arlington’s goals over the next two years for more economic development,… Continue reading

Community rallies behind Arlington woman whose historic building destroyed in arson fire

ARLINGTON – The community is rallying behind the owner of a historic building in downtown Arlington that was destroyed in an explosive fire Oct. 23.… Continue reading