Opinion

Unfunded state mandates a burden to counties

By Nate Nehring Snohomish County, along with the other 38 counties in Washington state, provides local and regional services to residents. Many decisions about the… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2018

Arlington mayor looks back, looks ahead

By Barb Tolbert As I look back on 2018, I am astounded at the accomplishments made by our city. It continued its focus on economic… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2018

Mayor Nehring reflects on the year that was 2018

By Jon Nehring Using our motto of “Live, Work, Play” as a framework, here’s a look at just a few things your city accomplished in… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2018

Take the time to really celebrate this Christmas season

By Jenny Smith The other day I had an uncomfortable wake-up call to what’s important in life. My 6-year-old daughter found out we had an… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your friends and loved ones the very best this holiday season and the very best… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

Cultivating a positive math mindset for Arlington students

By Chrys Sweeting Last year, a team of Arlington teachers, community members and administrators began working with the Washington State Leadership Academy to identify an… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

Praise and raze

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  • Dec 8, 2018

Tips on reducing stress, weight gain during holidays

Worried about how to get it all done for the upcoming Holidays? Do you always end up with so many items on your list to… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2018

Arlington students get employment through Transitions program

Helping disabled people in schools By Dave McKellar National studies have shown that people with disabilities are much less likely to be employed than those… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2018

Reading labels: The good, the bad, the truth

By Emily Countryman Wondering what all the claims are on your food packaging? Organic, Non GMO, natural, gluten free, etc. There are so many claims… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2018

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Time for Marysville to start taking that 1%

Many Marysville city leaders are proud that they haven’t raised property taxes since 2010. Any hike was caused by increases in the value of your… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Marysville ready to look at other educational strategies

By Pete Lundberg Students and families that are successful in the 21st century will be those that learn how to adapt and thrive in change.… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

SnoCo budget emphasizes public safety

The Snohomish County Council adopted the 2019 budget Nov. 19. The budget reflects North County values of fiscal responsibility and prioritizing public safety. This budget… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2018

Time, school bonds, Christmas and thanks

By Steve Powell I’m not a huge fan of Californians nowadays. However, they did just pass one law I totally agree with. They are switching… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2018

Political cartoon

Rik Dalvit… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Political differences are not the enemy

By Jenny Smith Someone recently taught me the original intent of the word, politics, and it has changed my perception of how politics can help… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2018

WIAA allows controversial transfer in Marysville

I have received a lot of anonymous information this week from people upset about two basketball stars from Marysville Getchell transferring to Marysville-Pilchuck. I can’t… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2018