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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, July 18, 2017   Own it, Mr. President. Own the...

 

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: Congressional Republicans found out last week, 20...

 

Rep. Larsen tours career/technical classes

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen stopped by Arlington High School on May 5 to visit some of the career and technical education classes that are offered at the school. Larsen is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 2nd District, which stretches along the coa...

 

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 School to talk with students.  Larsen talked with...

 

Rep. Larsen sponsors school safety bill

Schools across the United States could have more federal funds to improve safety and security if the School Safety Act of 2017 is passed. The bill is being sponsored by local U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, who represents Washington's second congressional dis...

 

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 from north Everett to Bellingham, hosted a town...

 

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 constituents. Largely, the legislation worked as intended....

 

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 Care Act and any other issues important to them....

 

Larsen visits Housing Hope project

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen visited the future Housing Hope project in Lakewood that will house many local homeless and low-income families. The construction is scheduled to begin shortly and finish sometime in the summer. “Probably the middle to end of...

 

Voters cast ballots in general election

Based on the results of the Nov. 8 general election the U.S. will have a new president while Washington state prepares for some incoming initiatives to be enacted. Presidential Election Donald Trump secured the presidential election with more than 270 electoral votes confirmed the night of Nov. 8....

 

Local, state, federal races are all on the Nov. 8 ballot

Ballots in Snohomish County for the general election have been mailed out and include many important federal and state races. The county mailed ballots out on Oct. 20. They can be returned through the mail but must be post marked no later than Nov. 8 or they can be deposited at local drop boxes....

 

Tulalip Wellness Court will provide addicts new path to community

The Tulalip Tribes hope their new Tulalip Wellness Court will help drug addicts in the legal system find community support to lead a sober and healthy life. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen came to visit the Tulalip Tribes and learn about their upcoming...

 

America's Best Communities projects continue in Arlington

Arlington officials met with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen to talk about the progress made with the $100,000 the community received as part of the America's Best Communities competition. Darrington and Arlington entered the competition as a joint entry and...

 

Chamber hosts candidates forum

Candidates for many local races talked about their policies at a candidate forum on Oct. 11 hosted by the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce. The candidates are on the ballot for the upcoming Nov. 8 general election. District 39 State Legislative Seat Republican John Koster and Democrat...

 

Galde among victims of mall shooting

Among the five dead from the Sept. 23 Cascade Mall shooting in Burlington were two Arlington residents, Belinda Galde and her mother Beatrice Dotson. The tragedy has left the nearby Skagit County community and Arlington with heavy hearts. “I rise to offer my condolences to the community of...

 

Officials discuss transitional housing

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen met with Marysville officials on Aug. 29 to talk about the city's efforts to provide transitional housing to formerly homeless individuals. Larsen met with city officials, local church members and a tenant of the houses to talk...

 

Voters reject sales tax increases

Two sales tax measures that would have funded public safety measures in Snohomish County and Marysville are currently failing according to preliminary results from the Aug. 2 primary election. Marysville Public Safety Tax Marysville’s public safety sales tax proposal would raise the city’s...

 

Larsen visits AHS Transitions, Build A Plane competition

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen toured a couple of local programs encouraging students to get into the workforce on June 29. Larsen talked with Arlington School District officials about their efforts to provide work experience for those with disabilities and a...

 

Hospitals celebrate partnership

Officials celebrated the lease of Cascade Valley Hospital to Skagit Regional Health on June 2. The lease began this June and will bring Cascade Valley Hospital into the Skagit Regional Health network, which now consists of two hospitals, 18 clinics a...

 

Skagit Regional Health, CVH merge

Skagit Regional Health and Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics are coming together as a unified, integrated health care system. On June 1, Skagit Regional Health will officially lease and operate Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics. These two organizations share common values and have a...

 

Officials discuss possible Qwuloolt trails

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen met with Marysville staff on March 8 to discuss the future of the Qwuloolt Estuary and the recreation opportunities around it. Larsen said that it was his first time back to the Qwuloolt Estuary since it was breached last...

 

Arlington student goes to Washington, D.C.

MacKenna Kelly, an Arlington High School sophomore, was one of two students in the state to be a part of YMCA's National Advocacy Day and travel to Washington, D.C. to talk to congressional representatives. The YMCA's Youth and Government program...

 

Arlington's Fujinaka nominated to attend U.S. Military Academy

Arlington's Anna Fujinaka is one of three Washington students to be nominated by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen to attend the military service academies. The military service academies are the five federal academies for undergraduate education of military...

 

Rep. Larsen speaks with Haller students

Haller Middle School students got to learn what happens in Washington, D.C. from U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen on Jan. 20. "Toward the beginning of the year, we were doing some reading about the separation of powers in the U.S. government," said teacher...

 

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 abuse. “A lot of the younger generation who got...

 

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