Hits and misses

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:30am
  • Opinion


The city of Marysville for considering helping the health district financially.

The city for working with the community to open its fifth MESH home.

Rod Merrell and Lori Knutsen for their positive attitudes toward a state academic audit. We can always learn and do better. That’s the kind of thinking that will improve our schools.

Marysville for helping people through its new mental health court.

Arlington for funding more public art.

All the local support shown for legendary Tulalip tribal leader Stan Jones after his passing.

Tulalip Quil Ceda Elementary for its Day of the Dead festival.

M-P and Lakewood football teams; Arlington’s volleyball, and boys and girls cross country teams; and MG’s soccer and girls cross country teams for their post-season performances.

Marysville schools for finding out about student social and emotional needs to see what can be done to help.

Arlington for coming up with a code of conduct after a derogatory comment was made against their mayor.

All the groups helping out those in need this holiday season.

The city for fixing up the Little League baseball facility at Cedar Field.

Marysville NJROTC for getting 23 perfect scores at their inspection.

All those who volunteered to plant trees at the Qwuloolt Estuary.

Arlington for honoring the military with its annual Veterans Day Parade.

Getting student involvement in Marysville’s long-term planning.

The city for naming Steve Smith grand marshal of the Electric Lights Parade. Nice to see a longtime businessman honored.

Arlington for teaming up with the Port of Everett regarding the Cascade Industrial Center.


The recent $1.5 million settlement in Arlington is what’s wrong with our judicial system. We’re afraid it might cost us more so let’s just settle. Crime is not supposed to pay.

School buses do not have to stop every five houses. The kids can walk a bit. It’s good for them. And it won’t back up traffic of people trying to get to and from work.

There’s been a number of pedestrians hit by vehicles recently. We need a traffic cop or at least red-light cameras.

The student with the bomb at Arlington High.

No cold-weather shelter in Arlington this year.

More in Opinion

Public art tells the story of a community, like Marysville

Three decades ago, a cream-colored sculpture in downtown Comeford Park depicted Marysville… Continue reading

School discipline seeks more-positive results

By Scott Peacock Since 2013 Washington state rules for school discipline have… Continue reading

Marysville school taxes half of other districts

By Jason Thompson On Feb. 11, we are asking voters to consider… Continue reading

Arlington looks ahead after successful 2019

This past year the city has been busy and I’d like to… Continue reading

Public meetings on Marysville school boundaries start Tuesday

Marysville School District had a choice system for high schools the past… Continue reading

Marysville sets legislative goals for 2020

With the new year comes a new legislative session beginning Jan. 13.… Continue reading

Hits and misses (Jan. 4, 2020)

Hits All the people in Marysville who put up lights for Christmas.… Continue reading

Looks like a record year coming in real estate

The real estate market is poised to make a monumental jump again… Continue reading

We have plenty to be proud of at Arlington schools

As superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, I am proud and grateful to… Continue reading