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Own It, Mr. President

“Let Obamacare fail…we’ll just let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it.” – President Donald Trump,...

 

Trumpcare lacks common sense

If there were a book on common sense for Congress, I am sure it would include a chapter on holding public committee hearings before voting on legislation. Trumpcare would be a perfect case study:...

 

Larsen meets with students, Tulalip Board

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, of Washington's 2nd District, stopped by Tulalip on April 21 to talk with the new Tulalip Tribal Board about the impacts of budget cuts, and then visited Mountain View High...

 

Rep. Larsen holds ACA town hall

Supporters and detractors of the Affordable Care Act came out to Marysville on Feb. 11 to talk with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen about the healthcare bill. Larsen, the local Congressman whose district goes...

 

The ACA is not dead yet

Like the "dead" man scene in the classic Monty Python film, the Affordable Care Act is not dead yet.   In 2009, I voted for the Affordable Care Act after hearing from more than 15,000...

 

Rep. Larsen to Hold Affordable Care Act 'Town Talk' in Marysville on Feb. 11

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will hold a "Town Talk" at Totem Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 11, to hear directly from his constituents about their questions and concerns on the future of the Affordable...

 

Larsen meets with drug awareness coalition

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-2) met with members of the Arlington Drug Awareness Coalition on Jan. 20 to discuss the local heroin problem. Arlington police detective Rory Bolter said that the local increase in heroin abuse has been driven by oxycontin...

 

Get help in applying for health insurance

Those looking for help in applying for health insurance for 2016 can stop by the Arlington Library on Jan. 7 or Jan. 11 for one-on-one help. Jessica Hernandez from the Sea Mar Community Health Center...

 

Health insurance help at Marysville Library

Locals needing help signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act can find assistance at Sno-Isle Libraries, which will host four help sessions at the Marysville Library. The enrollmen...

 

Marysville Goodwill hosts family health fair

Marysville Goodwill will host a Family Health and Safety Fair this August to give free screenings and help with healthcare questions. The fair will be on Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the...

 

Important candidates for Arlington talk at forum

Candidates in several important upcoming races faced off during an Arlington Chamber of Commerce meeting at a candidate’s forum on Oct. 14. The eight campaigners, including candidates for Snohomish County Executive, the U.S. Congress seat for...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    March 26, 2014

March 31 deadlines loom

The last day of this month is a critical deadline for drivers and those seeking health insurance coverage. March 31 is the last day studded tires will be allowed on the road. Unless WSDOT grants a weather-related extension, studded tires are only...

 

New library space features technology tools for all

The Marysville Library will celebrate the opening of its new “Creative Commons” area, a place for technology-based creativity, with its “TECHcitement” event on Nov. 2. The new Creative Commons area is a 1,700 sq. foot area in the center of...

 

Free help to enroll in affordable health insurance

Uninsured and underinsured people under 65 can get free, unbiased enrollment help for health insurance with 65 assisters at 18 sites in Snohomish County, including the Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Suite 208, in Everett. Why the...

 

Health insurance marketplace opens in Oct.

Washington Health Plan Finder begins open enrollment for health insurance on Oct. 1, offering 46 choices of health plans for Washington state citizens. The health plan finder at wahealthplanfinder.org is Washington state’s insurance exchange. Insur...

 

Hometown pharmacy focused on service

The corner drugstore is an endangered icon, threatened – like the ubiquitous 5 and Dime stores that began to die out decades ago – by the mass production and mass marketing of retail pharmacy...

 

Rep. Larsen meets with constituents

The dining room at Boondocker’s Restaurant was packed last Thursday with people eager to meet with their congressman. Rep. Rick Larsen listened to comments and shared information with the standing...

 

Defining conservative beliefs

Much is being made in the media about the differences between those who profess to being Liberal or "Progressive" and those of us who are in a more conservative frame of mind. Since the majority of the press offers only the liberal, what some of us...

 

Snohomish County gets graded on community health issues

Youth physical abuse, adult/youth obesity and suicide have been identified as Snohomish County’s biggest preventable health problems by county officials. The Snohomish County Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) spent a year analyzing data...

 

Weekly Roll Call Report

The legislature did not pass any bills this week, following the cut-off last Friday, but here is some recently passed legislation that may be of interest to our readers. Y = Yes, N = No, E = Excused, X = Not Voting Senate Bill 5107, Senate Bill...

 

Inaugural address defines Inslee’s major goals

Shortly after noon Wednesday, Jan. 16, Washington’s new governor Jay Inslee laid forth the vision for his first term that included focusing on job creation and preservation, a balanced...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    July 11, 2012

Health care bill survives legal challenge

In the final week of the Supreme Court's recent session, Chief Justice John Roberts and four other jurists upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act–widely known as...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    March 22, 2011

Marysville residents show support for health care

On the first day of spring and two days before the one-year anniversary of the signing of health care reform legislation, 40 members from OUR Marysville walked into the Everett DSHS office carrying fl...

 

Improved access to health care a promise that can't be delayed

RE: Your Voice is Essential in Proposed Changes to Your Healthcare, by Rep. Dan Kristiansen, published Wednesday, August 26, 2009, North County Outlook We are disappointed that a fellow state legislator, Rep. Dan Kristiansen, misrepresents what the...

 

Homeless housing programs target Marysville, north county

Three Snohomish County agencies will share more than $2 million to increase housing units for low-income and homeless families and individuals. Under the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), Snohomish County Human Services will...

 

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