Kirk Boxleitner

Arlington, Marysville take part in Students of Color Conference

EVERETT — Marysville and Arlington kids joined thousands of fellow middle and high schoolers from across the county at Everett Community College's 14th annual Students of Color Career Conference March 24.

Smokey Point businesses cope with crime

SMOKEY POINT — The problems that employees of the Smokey Point Safeway reported to the Arlington City Council are not unique.

Drug death, woman beaten, machete and naked men – all at same store

ARLINGTON — A naked man in a back room, a man with a machete in the women’s restroom and a drug-related death.

Work begins on new Lakewood High School

LAKEWOOD — “It’s like Christmas Day is finally here,” Lakewood schools superintendent Michael Mack said.

Arlington seeks sustainable funding for fire, EMS

ARLINGTON — The city's public safety director told the City Council March 7 that the Arlington Fire Department's Emergency Medical Services expenses should be covered by a combination of sources.

Weston High students ‘Catch the Fever’ for STEM

ARLINGTON — Weston High School students were encouraged to "Catch the Fever" for STEM by honing their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills through research projects on plagues, germs and communicable diseases, as well as how pandemics affect society.

Arlington sophomore Ms. Kelly goes to Washington

ARLINGTON — While it's not uncommon to feel jaded about the political process, especially during an election year, MacKenna Kelly came back from meeting with members of Congress feeling optimistic about our nation's prospects.

Skagit to invest $72 million in Cascade Valley Hospital

ARLINGTON — To demonstrate its commitment to its affiliation with the Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics, Skagit Regional Health pledged a $72 million investment, over the next five years, to installing a new electronic health record system.

Arlington increases use of hands-on education

ARLINGTON — During a joint meeting of the city, school district and hospital Feb. 29, Arlington schools superintendent Kris McDuffy reported a rise in hands-on and practical application education.

4th of July breakfast needs new organizers

ARLINGTON — A 30-year tradition of Arlington's Fourth of July celebrations could be going away, unless someone steps up to take it over.

‘All-In’ campaign shows reductions in crime

ARLINGTON — A year and a half after its official launch, Arlington's "All-In" crime prevention campaign has seen reductions in almost all major categories of property crimes.

Fitness buffs come together across equator to start business, family

SMOKEY POINT — They first met about three years ago, but they feel like they've weathered as many storms as a couple that's been married 10 years.

Community funds purchase of Kevlar vest for police K-9

ARLINGTON — With their noses for illegal drugs, police K-9s are just as much at risk as human officers of taking fire in the line of duty.

Tolbert delivers State of the City address

SMOKEY POINT — During her Feb. 9 State of the City address to the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Barbara Tolbert summed up the city's progress in economic development, infrastructure, fiscal sustainability and public safety.

Arlington, Lakewood school levies leading

Initial returns show Arlington schools' levy passing by a strong margin, while the Lakewood schools' two levies are leading more narrowly.

Eagle Festival highlights nature in Arlington’s backyard (slide show)

ARLINGTON — Near the Legion Park gazebo, children raced through the salmon obstacle course.

Arlington approves relaxed marijuana regs, questions lodging tax grant awards

ARLINGTON — The Arlington City Council cast votes Feb. 1 on marijuana laws and lodging tax distribution, and the controversial vote was not necessarily the one you might suspect.

Aging population means more health clinics needed

SMOKEY POINT — The local area has no shortage of medical clinics and practitioners of health and wellness, so when North Sound Physical Therapy conducted its open house at its new location, its members offered their thoughts.

H.U.G.E. Men of God give Christian men a haven of fellowship

ARLINGTON — Tony Bravo dedicated his life to Jesus after kicking a year-long addiction to heroin, but it's been through the H.U.G.E. Men of God that he's found a place of fellowship.

Homeless count tops last year’s numbers in first hour

SMOKEY POINT — He might not choose to give his name, but he wants people to know that the homeless are not nameless.