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Mankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Mandating state contraceptive education (done), removing the supermajority to build, operate schools (not doneyet)

We now will have a law saying that if a Washington school teaches sex ed it has to teach about contraceptives as well as abstinence. And we have had serious moves to eliminate the necessity of a supermajority vote to pass school bonds and levies that as yet is not law (ESJR 8207/EHJR 4204).

  • Aug 27, 2008

The Air Force doesnt need a Maserati

by Jim Hightower

  • Aug 27, 2008

Norm Maleng gives a lifetime of public service

Norm Malengs problem, I thought and why he got left at the post in his two tries for governor and one for attorney general, was that he found it difficult to blow his own horn.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Strawberry Festival offers something for everyone

Everyone has their favorite Strawberry Festival activity. For some its the Grand Parade or the fireworks that follow. For others it may be the Pig Out on the Farm, the trike races, the Funtastic carnival, the talent show or the Berry Run. For many, last years inaugural Poochapalooza became an instant favorite and will return this year.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Immigration Policy reveals what we are

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 27, 2008

About that attorney general campaign ­— top 10 questions for incumbent Rob McKenna

I am Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg, a former 14-year elected prosecutor currently challenging Republican incumbent Rob McKenna for Attorney General. I have been campaigning for months on a simple platform: reform the Attorney General’s office to get results on consumer protection, identity theft and investigate high fuel costs — not simply issue press releases and pursue so-called public service announcements to advance a political agenda.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Voters can’t make a bad choice in Superior Court race

One of the things that the three candidates for Snohomish County Superior Court, Position 6, all agreed upon, July 24, when meeting with the editorial board of The Marysville Globe and Arlington Times, was that whomever was elected to the position would have to face a number of very difficult decisions when adjudicating the cases which come before them.

  • Jul 30, 2008

We’ll be doing endorsements for the upcoming elections

Breaking from recent tradition, The Marysville Globe and Arlington Times will be making endorsements in the upcoming elections.

  • Jul 23, 2008

What is your definition of ‘Routine’?

The recent decision by Arlington city officials and elected officials to place the issue of the early termination of Police Chief John Gray’s employment with city in the Consent Agenda portion of the City Council’s July 7 meeting had me wondering what is the definition of “Routine”?

  • Jul 9, 2008

Don’t forget pets when preparing for Fourth

I want to thank the Marysville Police Department, Marysville Fire District and the Arlington Fire Department who all provided some very important information this week regarding fireworks safety and the enforcement of the new fireworks law in Marysville. It’s valuable information to have to help the people in our communities ensure they have a fun, and safe, Fourth of July holiday.

  • Jun 25, 2008

MPD will enforce fireworks laws

With the close of another very successful Strawberry Festival week, the Marysville Police Department is preparing for the next “hot” topic on its agenda; the Fourth of July and fireworks.

  • Jun 25, 2008

Who’s on first?

This is what I get for “taking over” management of the checkbook from my wife.

  • Jun 25, 2008

They’re Counting On Us

Step by step we are working to restore the health of Puget Sound, the rivers and our Pacific coast. We’re working through the Puget Sound Partnership clean-up effort and also implementing the Tribal/State Ocean Ecosystem Initiative — an ecosystem-based approach to management of our Pacific coastal waters — to make this part of the world a healthier place for all of us to call home.

  • Jun 11, 2008

Response to Mr. Kundu’s Editorial

Mr. Kundu’s recent article chastising me and other skeptics of the man-made global warming theory couldn’t have been more timely. Just this past week a petition was released signed by 31,000 scientists across the U.S. rejecting said theory. Where’s the consensus now?

  • May 28, 2008

What’s going wrong in Washington?

In the wake of an earlier column about our state rejecting a $13.2 million education grant, people are asking, “What is going wrong in Washington?” Why was Washington the only state of seven to reject funding to improve math and science learning for public school students in advanced placement programs?

  • May 21, 2008

How far is it to Seattle?

How far is it to Seattle? That depends. Among other things, it depends on the time of day, the season, weather and the particular day of the week. Add the price of gas. According to the on-the-ground measure, Seattle is 38 miles away. My car’s odometer agrees with maps that 38 miles is close to accurate. Though the road still measures 38 miles, I can feel the distance growing every year.

  • May 7, 2008

The key to the PAC’s future Steve Stav

In the performing arts center business, it’s known as the “Build it and they will come” syndrome. After so much time, money and energy is spent on the monumental task of building a civic theater, it’s commonly found that relatively little resources and planning are devoted to the even more difficult job of successfully operating the center after its doors open.

  • Apr 30, 2008