At Lakewood cafe, we learned about priorities

Last Wednesday approximately 90 students, parents, staff, community members and administrators came together at Lakewood High School in café-style conversations to discuss what defines Lakewood,… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2019

Election observations

As journalists we get to engage ourselves with politicians during election campaigns more than the average voter. So we feel an obligation to share our… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2019

School transportation important in Arlington

The yellow school bus is an American icon. Transportation to and from school is such an important part of the school experience that Washington state… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2019

Fall a colorful time for home selling, buying

The fall real estate season is the second-most popular time to sell and purchase a home. People have time to shop for properties and want… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2019

Programs before, not after, addiction key to stopping it

Places like Marysville, Arlington and Snohomish County are doing a great job dealing with the homeless and opioid epidemic through their embedded social worker programs.… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2019

Great Pumpkin Spice ideas for healthy eaters

It’s Pumpkin Spiced everything season. You might enjoy this fun fall flavor, but it’s important to know what you are consuming. For example, your Pumpkin… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2019

Work over summer helps prepare students, facilities for new school year in Arlington

By Gary Sabol Staff from Arlington Public Schools spent the summer providing enriching programs to students and working on different projects to help them have… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

New Lakewood superintendent says, Let’s have a conversation

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Lakewood students, staff, parents and community members are invited to attend the Lakewood Community Café in the high school Commons from… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2019

Inslee missed chance on Boeing tax breaks

Jay Inslee had a chance recently to face his muggers. He didn’t show up. It would have been interesting to see if he’s ready to… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Hits and misses

Hits To Marysville Police Chief Rick Smith for his many years of great service to our community. To the Marysville School District for its emphasis… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2019

Marysville hits the road with improvements

One of Marysville’s big priorities is maintaining more than 420 lane-miles of arterial and residential city streets. This summer contractor crews have been working on… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2019

Tips on staying healthy as school starts up again

It’s after Labor Day, and we all know what that means: Summer is winding down, and kids are heading back to school. The one thing… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2019

Tribes continue to work hard on salmon recovery

Treaty tribes are encouraged by fish passage improvement projects in the Puget Sound region and other projects that will open access to miles of salmon… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2019

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

SnoCo working to reduce waste

Reducing waste is a top focus of the Snohomish County Council. There are multiple ways we have been working to reduce waste in our county.… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2019

Talk of recession is just talk

I talk real estate every day and recently I’ve been hearing people speak of a recession. The way I understand a recession is a business… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2019

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

How to make public hearings more interactive

At Monday’s Marysville School Board meeting, I asked during a public hearing on the budget why discussion of it didn’t take place at a public… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2019

Marysville School District excited for start of year

By Pete Lundberg There’s nothing quite like the excitement that comes with the anticipation of a new school year. Families are busy making sure that… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2019

‘Designated Survivor’ my dream president

I haven’t watched much TV for years. Despite all the channels, there just doesn’t seem to be many good shows. But the last year or… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2019