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Articles from the April 23, 2013 edition

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Airbags – A lifesaving tool that can kill

Did you know that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 238 people were killed by the airbags in their cars between 1990 and 2002, and thousands...

 

America will rise above terror

Like everybody else, I spent way too much time glued to the TV last week. Starting with the bombing in Boston, I couldn’t seem to get beyond the horror. When the announcement that the shooter was...

 

Time to get crabby

Spring in the northwest is often described by what flowering trees happen to be in bloom. For example, “Cherry blossom time” is a familiar term used here as well as all the way on the other...

 

BPAC hosts musical Flight

The Arlington High School music group Flight will be performing “Club Broadway: an intimate cabaret evening” at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center May 3 and 4 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. each evening. Matinee performances will be held May 5 at 1...

 

Citywide cleanup powered by volunteers

Clean Sweep Week kicked off in Marysville on Saturday, and hundreds of volunteers spent the mostly gray Saturday morning helping to beautify the city. The annual Shred-a-Thon is always one of the...

 

Free day of activities at YMCA for Healthy Kids Day

To help kids stay active during their summer breaks, YMCAs across the country are running Healthy Kids Day on April 27. The Marysville YMCA and the four other Snohomish County YMCAs will be hosting activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. These events are f...

 

Fundraiser for 3-day cancer walk

Kathy Bailey (left) is training to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk and her employer, Cherie Ruchty (right) of Keystone Realty and Rentals, is hosting a fundraiser for the effort.  ...

 

Help document Tulalip history

Lita Sheldon, a Tulalip tribal member, has devoted most of her adult life to the preservation of the history and culture of local native Americans. While employed by the Tulalip Tribes, she managed th...

 

Marysville students help improve creek habitat

Students from the Marysville Cooperative Education Partnership (MCEP) planted about 1,000 trees at Strawberry Fields Park to help the ecosystem of a nearby creek on April 19. About 80 to 100 fourth...

 

New name, same mission

Marysville First Assembly in Marysville has changed its name to The Grove Church. “This change reflects the attitude, approach and method the church wants to portray,” explained Pastor Nik...

 
 By Sarah Arney    News    April 23, 2013

Council plans ballot measure to fund transportation projects

After creating a transportation benefit district (TBD) at its April 1 meeting, Arlington City Council is on a fast track to get a proposal ready for the August ballot. On April 15 the council, acting as the board of directors for the TBD, approved...

 

New coalition of regional leaders formed to oppose coal exports

SEATTLE â Leaders of city governments and tribal nations across the Pacific Northwest today announced the formation of a new coalition to oppose coal trains and coal exports. The Leadership Alliance Against Coal will work together to raise...

 

Nominations for Marysville's most appealing buildings open

The cozy bungalow of Jan and Zed Long (left) won the 2012 award for Best Home.   Marysville's most attractive homes and businesses will be recognized again this summer as part of the Pride of...

 

Haller students run for Boston

Students from Arlington’s Haller Middle School were part of the national Run for Boston initiative on Monday, spurred to action by assistant principal Faye Britt, who competed in this...

 

Opportunity Expo showcases a variety of options for students

During the Marysville School District's 2013 Opportunity Expo, students explored a myriad of exhibits and displays from colleges, businesses and local industry, each offering a different path to succe...

 
 By Joe Manney    Schools    April 23, 2013

Prep Roundup

Baseball Marysville-Pilchuck: The Tomahawks managed to get in three games despite having the latter half of the week’s matchups postponed. M-P picked up their first of three victories in...

 

Support for Relay is felt locally

Editor, I am a volunteer representing the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the current Mission Delivery Chair for the Relay for Life of Marysville/Tulalip 2013. Our “Relay Season” is in full swing and we want to involve our great and...

 

The opportunity of a calling…

John Dewey was a professional philosopher, and from all we can tell, he was born for the job. At the celebration of his seventieth birthday, Dewey made these remarks: “One of the conditions of...

 

New Smokey Point flower shop opens

Arlington Mayor Barb Tolbert (front left) and What's Bloomin' Now owner Jodi Sugg (front right) cut the ribbon on April 19 for the grand opening of the new Smokey Point flower shop.   A new...

 

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