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Cancer survivor recounts progress of family’s treatment thanks to ACS

ARLINGTON — For Gayle Yunker, the fight against cancer is intensely personal.

Head lice can happen to anyone

ARLINGTON — It's the season for head lice, and local schools have already dealt with a few cases.

City considers water improvement & sources, plus pavement preservation

ARLINGTON — More than a mile of aging water pipe made of asbestos-concrete will be replaced in the city. On one project, the old pipe will actually stay in the ground because to move it would lead to more challenges.

Fire District 21 claims Arlington overcharges for EMS

ARLINGTON — "They're lucky to have had those dollars for as long as they did," Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said.

Cascade, Skagit Valley hospitals officially celebrate integration

ARLINGTON — "I've lived under the shadow of Cascade Valley Hospital for a long time," U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen said at the June 2 celebration of its integration with Skagit Valley Hospital. "I was born right here. So were my seven brothers and sisters."

Lakewood graduation June 10 at Tulalip, Senior Awards June 9 at LHS gym

LAKEWOOD — With the campus in disarray due to construction of the new high school, students and their families might be wondering where Lakewood will stage its graduation for the Class of 2016.

AHS graduation June 12 in Everett, Weston graduation June 14 at BPAC

ARLINGTON — A new year marks new wrinkles for the Arlington school district's graduation ceremonies.

Show ‘N’ Shine expands space but stays safe

ARLINGTON — As the 17th annual Show 'N' Shine car show comes to downtown Arlington June 11, the Arlington Fire Department and the Downtown Arlington Business Association expressed confidence that their street closure maintains public safety while allowing the event to accommodate more attendees.

Arlington Library keeps kids & teens busy & thinking during summer months

ARLINGTON — As the end of school approaches, families might be wondering how to keep their kids entertained over the summer, while still keeping their minds active.

Arlington, Marysville kids with disabilities receive free ramps

ARLINGTON — Every time Chevi Jefferson, 7, descended the slippery wet wooden steps outside her front door on a rainy day, her bus driver, Dana McCollum, would gasp and pray she didn't trip.

Arlington considers pay study for city staff

ARLINGTON — The Arlington City Council is considering whether to award a contract for a comprehensive salary survey.

Airport ready to receive grants for main taxiway lighting

ARLINGTON — The city is poised to accept a Federal Aviation Administration grant to design lighting for the Arlington Airport's primary taxiway.

Salsa company breaks ground on bigger building

ARLINGTON — Between May 13-16, the San Juan Salsa Co. expects to break ground on the expanded facility its partners have been planning for more than a year.

Summer sees roads resurfaced, water mains replaced

ARLINGTON — As spring turns to summer, local motorists can look forward to more road construction work.

Summer sees roads resurfaced, water mains replaced

ARLINGTON — As spring turns to summer, local motorists can look forward to more road construction work.

Life Skills students boosted by peer helpers

ARLINGTON — Principal Kerri Helgeson explained to the Arlington school board March 14 that Pioneer Elementary helps out students who have special needs, not only with advanced learning technology, but also with peer helpers their own age.

Marysville, Arlington, Smokey Point post offices ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ May 14

SMOKEY POINT — The Marysville, Arlington and Smokey Point post offices are gearing up for the annual National Association of Letter Carriers' "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive May 14, to benefit the Marysville and Arlington community food banks.

Cleanup aims to make Smokey Point more livable

SMOKEY POINT — Even before employees of the Smokey Point Safeway reported witnessing criminal activity in their parking lot to the Arlington City Council in March, Jennifer Smith knew she wanted to help clean up the area.

Options for kids shown at Family Expo in Arlington

ARLINGTON — Kids got to explore recreational options including camp, gymnastics, field trips and wilderness excursions April 30.

Steamroller makes an imprint on Arlington students’ art

ARLINGTON — A steamroller is not a traditional art tool, but a donation from Rex’s Rentals allowed Emily Palmiter’s students at Arlington High School to create eye-catching linoleum prints depicting the Pacific Northwest.