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Healthy Communities Challenge Day returns to Marysville on June 2

Marysville families can come out to learn about healthy activities and support from local organizations as part of the annual free Healthy Communities Challenge Day on June 2. It will be held from 10...

 

Needle Clean-Up Kit, disposal program expands

Since rolling out the free needle clean-up kit program in September 2017, over 800 kits have been distributed by the Snohomish Health District. These kits have ensured the safe and proper disposal of more than 10,000 syringes. Starting April 25 —...

 
 By Sarah Arney    Communities    May 2, 2018

Council considers variety of issues

Arlington City Council met April 23 to review the launch of an initiative that started during its spring retreat in March. The city is proposing changing the design guidelines for historic downtown Arlington to standards, which means the guidelines...

 

Levy will help libraries maintain services

I am fortunate to serve with six other individuals from Island and Snohomish counties on a board responsible for the oversight of a critical community resource: our public libraries. The objective of...

 

Arlington City Council hears about response to the opioid epidemic

On Monday, April 9, Arlington City Council learned about Snohomish County’s multi-agency coordination (MAC) strategy to respond to the opioid epidemic. County Executive Dave Somers said his team that is being coordinated by the county’s Office fo...

 

M'ville, Health District disagree on needle exchange program

The city of Marysville is considering pulling their funding of the Snohomish Health District over the district's plans to expand Everett's needle exchange program. The Snohomish County Syringe...

 

County does well in health rankings

According to the ninth annual County Health Rankings, Snohomish County is ranked the third healthiest county overall in the state. The rankings released recently by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health...

 

Snohomish County agencies pool resources to tackle opioid abuse

Nearly one in six heroin deaths in 2016 Washington state occurred in Snohomish County and more than three quarters of Snohomish County overdoses in summer 2017 occurred in Everett and Marysville. The Snohomish County Executive, the County Council,...

 
 By Nate Henring    Opinion    March 14, 2018

County Council works with local legislators

Snohomish County is represented by 21 legislators from seven different legislative districts in Olympia at the State Legislature. The Snohomish County Council passes an annual legislative agenda to gu...

 

Legislators hold town hall meeting

Local state legislators Sen. Keith Wagoner (R-39) and Rep. Carolyn Eslick (R-39) held an Arlington town hall on Feb. 17 to talk about local issues and concerns. Wagoner and Eslick represent the 39th...

 

School bond, levies on Feb. 13 ballot

The Feb. 13 Special Election ballot has several measures on it from the Arlington School District and Marysville School District. Ballots have been mailed out by Snohomish County and are due by Feb. 1...

 

It's not too late to get flu shot

Even though the reports of influenza appears to have reached its peak in Snohomish County, health officials are still recommending residents take steps to protect themselves. "We're hopeful that we're...

 

Helping you stay healthy

Health is influenced by our environment's day-to-day circumstances and experiences. Marysville’s 2016 Health Profile prepared by the Snohomish Health District reports that cardiovascular disease and cancer represent the leading causes of death at 4...

 

Marysville chamber continues to grow

Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce's President/CEO Jesica Stickles talked about upcoming plans and events for the local chamber at her 2018 State of the Chamber. Stickles gave her address at the J...

 

Nehring discusses plans for Marysville in 2018

Continuing road planning, trail expansions, public safety initiatives and advancing the Manufacturing-Industrial Center are some of the projects slated for Marysville in the new year. “I’m excited about 2018. Things are really going well here in...

 

Health District expands public's online tools

Online tools are now available from the Snohomish Health District that allow easier ways to do things like submit birth certificate orders, send complaints or view inspection reports. In an effort to...

 

City Council considers property taxes, EMS levy

Arlington City Council was scheduled to approve the proposed 2018 property taxes and the 2018 EMS levy this Monday, Nov. 20. At the Nov. 6 public hearing no one spoke on the tax levies, but on proposed budget amendments, Lindsay Dunn inquired about $...

 

Fall brings many things, including flu season

Fall brings changing leaves and pumpkins - and the beginning of flu season. Last year, Snohomish County saw record numbers of influenza-related school absenteeism, hospitalizations and deaths....

 

M'ville Chamber hosts candidates forum

Local candidates for Marysville and Snohomish County races in the upcoming general election talked about their platforms at a candidates forum on Sept. 29. Candidates from two Marysville City Council...

 

Health District provides needle clean-up kits

Free needle clean-up kits are now available to help residents or businesses who want to dispose of discarded drug needles found in their community. The program began as a partnership between the...

 

Fire Chief Bruce Stedman leaves Arlington for south county position

Longtime leader of Arlington's fire department, Bruce Stedman, has resigned after being offered the fire chief position in south Snohomish County. Voters in the city of Lynnwood and Fire District 1...

 

City Council considers revisions to comp plan

Arlington City Council is back to work this week, with a workshop meeting Monday, Sept. 11. Amendments include removing the King-Thompson area from the city’s urban growth plan, removing a Transfer of Development Rights overlay and adding a...

 

Candlelight vigil focuses on overdose awareness

In 2016, Snohomish County lost over 90 people to an opioid overdose. The tragedy of overdose is far too frequent, but is ultimately preventable. Overdose prevention, education and recognition play a crucial role in saving lives. To commemorate Intern...

 

Mayor Nehring hosts coffee klatch

Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring responded to concerns over public safety and Marysville's growth at a recent coffee klatch with Marysville residents on Aug. 17. The city of Marysville holds coffee...

 

Photovoice: Farmers speak out with images

Two Arlington area farmers joined others from across Snohomish County to express their concerns about agriculture here, in the Stillaguamish Valley, and in the Snohomish and Skykomish river valleys...

 

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