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Arlington, Darrington make America’s Best Communities finals

ARLINGTON — The Arlington and Darrington team was among the eight communities that made the finals of the America's Best Communities competition today.

Simulation shows poor have to work hard to get benefits

ARLINGTON — You’re part of a family with two to four other people. You have to take care of all your errands within four “work weeks” of 15 minutes each.

Boulton celebrates 48 years with Kiwanis

ARLINGTON — "The friendship I have made through Kiwanis are enduring and right up there with my family and those from church," George Boulton told the Arlington Kiwanis Club, as they celebrated his 80th birthday a couple of weeks early, along with his nearly 50 years in Kiwanis.

McClure receives Community Lifetime Achievement Award

ARLINGTON — Ray McClure was born at Arlington General Hospital Oct. 5, 1929, and later went on to serve as a hospital district commissioner for 24 years. Ten of those years were spent as chairman of the board.

Friends mourn killing of couple

OSO — An Arlington-area couple that's gone missing, and is suspected of having been killed, was remembered fondly by those who knew them.

Tourism increases in Snohomish County

ARLINGTON — Tourism is economic development. That was the message that Amy Spain, executive director of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau, delivered to the Arlington City Council April 11.

Schools chief going to Edmonds

ARLINGTON — As the Arlington School District draws up its timeline for finding a new superintendent, Kris McDuffy reflected on her eight years in the position. She has been named the new superintendent of the Edmonds School District.

Arlington consolidates duties into police services manager

ARLINGTON — As part of its ongoing streamlining, the Arlington Police Department has proposed consolidating the duties of three former commander-level positions into a single manager.

Stilly Valley Genealogical Society reopens

ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society not only celebrated its move to its new location, at 6111 188th Pl. NE in Arlington, but also welcomed a nationally renowned guest April 8.

Work at Haller Park likely to be delayed

ARLINGTON — The planned Haller Park restroom and activity shelter looks likely to go back to bid.

‘Can’t take it with you’ but you can watch LHS play

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood High School might be on spring break, but its Drama Club is still working feverishly through its vacation to prepare for the April 15 debut of ''You Can't Take It With You.'' The three-act romantic comedy is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that was also made into an Academy Award-winning film.

Arlington tackles drug-abuse awareness in schools

ARLINGTON — Arlington schools have tackled drug and alcohol abuse through a community-wide approach, but district officials admit there are gaps that need to be filled.

‘Trade UP’ gives students hands-on career experience

ARLINGTON — Arlington High School senior Nicole McGowan got a broader perspective on the careers that are out there when Arlington firefighter Ian Phipps helped her operate a firehose at the Arlington Airport April 5.

Inslee impressed with Arlington’s national economic project

ARLINGTON — Gov. Jay Inslee came away from a meeting with the Darrington-Arlington team's presenters for the America's Best Communities competition expressing enthusiasm for their work. He also was optimistic about their chances at the nationwide summit in North Carolina later this month.

United Way still helping Oso slide victims

ARLINGTON — Two years after the Oso slide, the United Way of Snohomish County is still helping to direct recovery efforts for the disaster.

Arrests are not the answer, say Arlington police

ARLINGTON — ''I've spent thirty years trying to arrest my way out of this problem, and I'm no closer to doing so now than when I started.''

Lakewood to build 50 low-income housing units

ARLINGTON — Housing Hope is aiming to address homelessness in Arlington, Marysville, Tulalip, Stanwood and Camano Island, with a site in Lakewood they expect to serve 182 low-income families over the next 10 years.

Compromise on minimum wage sought, AWB leader says

TULALIP — Gary Chandler’s advice for business owners regarding a potential minimum wage increase is this: Better a little than a lot.

Arlington, M’ville Easter egg hunts draw thousands (slide show)

Thousands of children turned out for Easter Egg Hunts in Arlington and Marysville.

Arlington swears in 2012 M-P alum as newest police officer

ARLINGTON — When Arlington Public Safety Director Bruce Stedman met police recruit Kendahl Beecher, he learned not to make assumptions.