Letters to the Editor

Sen. Haugen should be re-elected | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

n 1999, Initiative 695 passed ending the motor vehicle excise tax (MVET) which car owners used to pay when renewing their car tabs. But since roughly 75 percent of this lost MVET revenue had gone for transportation purposes including ferry operations, the ferry system has been in a budgetary crunch these past twelve years.

  • Oct 31, 2012

Sen. Haugen has changed | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tenth District State Senator Mary Margaret Haugen has changed.

  • Oct 31, 2012

Who would steal from a food bank? | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A small church near Granite Falls offers a food bank once a month. They have a little room for storage. Someone went in (broke in) and stole all the food in the freezer and food in the little storage room.

  • Oct 24, 2012

Vote No on charter schools | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

White billionaires want to control the education of poor people. Why?

  • Oct 24, 2012

We support Sen. Haugen

We are writing you this letter in support of our mother, Senator Mary Margaret Haugen. This is the first time in her political career that all four of her children have felt the need to speak out. Our mother has worked tirelessly for all of the citizens of the 10th District, not just Democrats or Republicans, but for all people. We are writing you this letter because we are deeply offended by all of the negative “Hit” pieces that have been mailed out by her opponent’s supporters.

  • Oct 17, 2012

Thank you for the support | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

We would like to take this time to praise and give thanks for all the prayers, support, donations and ongoing efforts to help the family of Bryan Walden. For those who don’t know Bryan or hadn’t heard of his accident, he was topping a tree on his property when something dreadful went wrong. He fell about 25 feet with the ladder and tree landing on top of him.

  • Oct 17, 2012

A reminder to small businesses | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

After purchasing several products as gifts from a well-known Arlington business, our family member (the recipient) found that one of the items didn’t fit. She and her partner, with receipt in hand, entered the business and kindly requested to do an exchange. They were met with skepticism and a less than cordial attitude. They live out of the area and are not your “typical” couple.

  • Sep 26, 2012

Women’s rights? | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Offensive! That is what Suzan DelBene’s latest television ad was to me. First, because of the internet and all sorts of editing programs, she was able to insert her opponent, John Koster, holding “yes” and “no” signs as if in answer to what she perceives are women’s rights.

  • Sep 26, 2012

Thanks for supporting food bank | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

On behalf of the Arlington Community Food Bank we would like to thank the Stillaguamish Tribe, Arlington Hardware & Lumber, city of Arlington, Wal-Mart and the greater Arlington community for their very generous donations to the Food Bank capital building fund. Soon you will see the ground breaking for the new building. We have to vacate our current facility by Jan.1, 2013, so time is of the essence.

  • Aug 1, 2012

Good Law or Bad Law? You Decide. | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

In order to fully understand the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Health Care Act, one has to understand what the Supreme Court actually is authorized to do under the Constitution. It is only authorized to rule on the “constitutionality” of anything brought before it.

  • Jul 3, 2012

Support the Lakewood School District levies | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

We are writing today to urge voters in the Lakewood School District to vote “YES” on April 17 for the Replacement School Programs and Operation Levy and the Capital Projects and Technology Levy.

  • Feb 29, 2012

Food Bank thanks community for support | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Those of us at the Arlington Food Bank wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the organizations who were involved in helping us with our holiday food drive. It was with the assistance of those in the Arlington and Lakewood School Districts and the Arlington Fire Department’s Santa Run, along with considerable support from the food drives at our local grocery stores, that we received substantial food donations which made the holiday food drive a huge success. Overall, our community enabled us to assist more than 300 families for this past holiday season. Your kindness helped so many who have so little.

  • Feb 29, 2012

Vote Yes on the school levy | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

As a former Finance Director of the Arlington School District and prior Mayor of Arlington I would like to take this opportunity to remind our Arlington School District citizens that on Tuesday, February 14th a Replacement 4-Year Maintenance and Operations Levy will be on the election ballot. The current four-Year M & O levy will expire at the end of this year.

  • Feb 8, 2012

Support Arlington schools | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

On Feb. 14, we will ask you, the voter, to approve a School Programs and Operation Levy (formerly called a M&O Levy) for the Arlington School District.

  • Feb 1, 2012

Thanks for helping Toys for Kids | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I would like to thank everyone who helped American Legion Post 76 Toys For Kids raise money throughout the year to help purchase Christmas gifts for the less fortunate children in the Arlington area.

  • Jan 5, 2012

Protecting our children | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The outrage over the recent incidents of child abuse at two major, high profile university athletic departments continues to fill the national print and electronic media.

  • Jan 5, 2012

I love the Lakewood School District | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I have been a member of the Lakewood School District community for over 30 years, as a resident, a taxpayer, a parent of two Lakewood graduates and one child to begin school at Lakewood in the fall. I have had the privilege of being a teacher and librarian for Lakewood School District since 1977. This is my community, my home, and I love living and working here. This fall I have been reminded that Lakewood is a great place by community participation in several venues.

  • Dec 21, 2011

Tolbert has vision, passion | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Barb Tolbert’s vision and passion for the city of Arlington make her the obvious choice as our next Mayor.

  • Nov 2, 2011

Steve Baker for Mayor? | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

As the citizens of the city of Arlington begin to make their decision for who our next Mayor should be and what attributes we would like to see, perhaps we should consider the ones we don’t.

  • Nov 2, 2011

Support Rankin for City Council | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I first met Jim Rankin after he had been selected to serve as our Fire Chief here in Arlington.

  • Oct 26, 2011