How can anyone be against having clean water?

I don’t know how you can be against clean water, but some of the industries in our state are. They have convinced the U.S. Environmental… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2019


Our cities offer free entertainment

We are very fortunate to live in Marysville and Arlington. Both communities offer a wide variety of free entertainment every summer to give families some… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2019


Emily Countryman

Want to soak up the sun? Do it safely

Are you ready to soak up the sun? Most of us in the Northwest are excited about sunshine. But when it comes to UV rays,… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2019


5 real estate tips to avoid stress

Stressed is desserts spelled backwards. So let’s start the meal with pie and ice cream. With proper planning and timing your real estate transaction should… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2019

HIts and misses

Hits Marysville Rotary for giving out $178,500 in scholarships to Marysville graduates. The AVID program for helping kids get scholarships who may not have gotten… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2019

In 1 year, embedded social worker program making a difference

Police Chief Rick Smith and I joined officials Tuesday from Snohomish County and Arlington to report on the Embedded Social Worker program we introduced in… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2019

We’re proud of our students, staff at MSD

Great things are happening in the Marysville School District. If you’ve read the paper, liked us on Facebook or followed us on Twitter or Instagram… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2019

Growth is a gift, but it can also cause grief

Do you remember getting growing pains as a young kid? I felt mine in my shins in late elementary school on the school playground in… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2019

Help your child stay connected with fun learning activities this summer

With the end of the school year fast approaching, many families are making summer plans. While that may mean family vacations, trips to the river… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2019

State budgets include lots for this area

By Nate Nehring Every two years, the state Legislature adopts a biennial budget. This year they approved the 2019-2021 operating, capital and transportation budgets. Snohomish… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2019

80 percent of ACS donations benefits patients

Did you ever give to a charity organization only to discover that the money you donated didn’t get to the folks who needed it? It’s… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2019

God healed me; He can heal you, too

Are there answers from God, when there is no hope left? All the life was flooding out of my body. I had an 85-degree body… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2019

Infrastructure investments essential to supporting Arlington

Over the last few months, we have been sharing the city’s strategy to grow smart as we plan for new industries and population. Part of… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2019

Fisheries management more challenging every year

Each April for the past 35 years I’ve said the same thing: This was the most-challenging North of Falcon process we’ve ever had. Every year… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2019

Hits and Misses

Hits The girls in Marysville Troop 80 who are determined to become some of the first in the nation to obtain Eagle Scout. They are… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2019

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2019

Online home-pricing sites are like distracted driving

By Todd Fahlman Prospective home buyers and home sellers often want to get pricing information for properties without having to always rely on a real… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2019

Letting go rarely easy, takes practice

I recently got an opportunity to travel for work, and it was time to say goodbye to my 7-year-old. I was to leave early the… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2019

SnoCo working to get broadband to access internet

Access to high speed broadband internet has become increasingly important in today’s world. From commerce to communication, so much of our lives depend on reliable… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2019

Volunteer long-term care ombudsmen advocates needed

By Heidi L’Esperance and Bobbie Constantine Looking for a unique and challenging volunteer opportunity? The Snohomish County Long-Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman Program provides just that… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2019