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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...

 

County has 37 overdoses in one week

At least 37 probable overdoses occurred in Snohomish County from July 17 to 23 according to the Snohomish Health District's Point-in-Time survey. The district reached out to local police, hospitals,...

 

Board selects Dr. Beatty as Health Officer

Following a lengthy recruitment process, the Board of Health unanimously approved an employment agreement with Dr. Mark Beatty to serve as the Snohomish Health District's next health officer. The...

 

STD rates increase in Snohomish County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that there are nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections every year in this country. Given these large numbers-and...

 

Volunteers needed to help homeless

More than 1,000 individuals of all ages and families experiencing homelessness are expected to attend this year’s Project Homeless Connect (PHC) event, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at Evergreen Middle School, 7621 Beverly Lane,...

 

Council reviews another rezone

At this week’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council was scheduled to review another rezone request. The Riar family rezone, requested by Supinder Gill, seeks a change from residential low and moderate density to high density residential north...

 

County confirms 2 cases of rabies in bats

Most bats are harmless, but a few carry rabies, a deadly disease which bats can pass on to humans through small bites and scratches. Five rabid bats have been found in Washington so far this year,...

 

Council nixes high density on Highland Drive

Last Monday, Arlington City Council listened to members of the community around Highland Drive and voted against an increase to density on 2 acres along Highland Drive near Stillaguamish Avenue. The surrounding property is already zoned high...

 

Free parenting classes in Arlington

Arlington classes beginning on May 9 which will help parents of children from birth to 4-years-old learn how to be positive in their parenting and support themselves as well. The "Making Parenting a...

 

Youth in Snohomish County making healthier choices

The first part of Washington's 2016 Healthy Youth Survey has been released, showing some drops in teen drug and substance use. According to the Snohomish Health District, thirteen of the school...

 

Working together to improve infrastructure, economic development

Public investments in infrastructure may not be exciting, but they are a critical component of planning for expected growth and attracting new businesses to the community. With 67,000 residents, Marysville is the fastest growing city in the state...

 

Mumps confirmed in Snohomish County

Washington state is seeing a mumps outbreak this year and cases are beginning to reach Snohomish County, with nine confirmed cases and 13 probable cases of mumps. "It's significantly higher than what...

 

Committing to a healthy lifestyle

February is American Heart Month, and a great time for our local community members to commit to living healthy lifestyles that involve lots of physical activity and eating right. Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men and women. According...

 

Council considers stage at Legion Park

After discussion at last Monday’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council is scheduled to vote this Tuesday (due to Presidents Day on Monday) on a proposal from community members John Green and Darren Massingill to build a stage in the southwest...

 

Council considers variety of proposals

After finally approving $160,000 in tourism grants from lodging taxes last week, Arlington City Council was scheduled at this week’s workshop meeting to review several proposals from the city’s recreation department. Council is reviewing a...

 

School District, city look at legislative priorities

The city of Marysville and Marysville School District work to provide services and enhance the quality of life for residents and businesses here in the Marysville/Tulalip community. Now that our state lawmakers are back in session in Olympia,...

 

Influenza season hits county hard

The flu season is just beginning but there have already been eight influenza-related deaths in Snohomish County, including at least two from Arlington, and many hospitalizations related to the...

 

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