Working harder may not be the answer

You want me to answer my emails.” A smattering of laughter and applause echoed through the hotel conference room. My boss, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky, took… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2019

Political cartoons

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Shame on EPA for changing law that keeps our waters clean

By Lorraine Loomis Treaty Indian tribes in Western Washington are outraged that the Environmental Protection Agency is advancing the agenda of a small group of… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Hits and misses

Hits To Jim Ballew for his many years of service as parks director for Marysville. We can thank him for all the great parks and… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2019

Meet local first-responders at National Night Out

A favorite summer event for many Marysville residents is National Night Out. This fun, free nationwide event now in its 36th year takes place on… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2019

No time to blink in a shifting market

I recently learned that you blink 25 times every minute. Each blink takes about one-fifth of a second. So, on a 10-hour drive averaging 40… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2019

SnoCo working to ensure stable housing costs

As our region’s population grows, policy makers are focused on planning for growth that is anticipated and the challenges that come along with it. Snohomish… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2019

Fahlman, Patrick discuss new ideas at forum

Here is an analysis of the political forum put on by Indivisible Marysville, a grassroots progressive organization, at the Red Curtain Center Tuesday night. Beckeye… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2019

Be careful when picking snacks for kids this summer

If you have kids home from school for summer break, you probably feel like there is a black hole in your fridge and pantry. Kids… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2019

Manufacturing jobs center gets green light

Even before I became mayor 11 years ago, city leaders and staff began the very long process of gaining a regional designation for our manufacturing… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2019

Marysville’s fireworks show epic


  • Jul 8, 2019

Designation means CIC will do even better

The Cascade Industrial Center (formerly known as the Arlington Marysville Manufacturing Industrial Center) received its official designation from the Puget Sound Regional Council last week.… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2019

Hits and misses

Hits To all the local leaders who worked so hard to get the Cascade Industrial Center. To Maryfest for a great job running the Marysville… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2019

Don’t forget to water yourself in summer

Summer is here, and that can mean a lot more drinking - and no I don’t just mean cold brews. In the summer we tend… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2019

It will again feel like the 4th of July in Marysville

We weren’t happy with the city when Marysville banned fireworks a few years ago. It felt un-patriotic. July 4th comes but once a year, and… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2019

Real estate moves faster in summer

Call me childish but beating the GPS time is an extreme sport for me. The same could be said for many home buyers and sellers… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2019

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
Emily Countryman

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