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Local florists prepare for Valentine's Day

Local floral shops have been preparing for many weeks in the lead-up to the busiest time of the year for them: Valentine's Day. "It's the busiest 48 hours of the year for us, Feb. 13 and 14," said Dav...

 

Fathers, daughters dance at B&G Club

The Arlington Boys & Girls Club hosted a new event for fathers and their daughters to put on their formalwear and dance for an evening. The Father-Daughter Dance was held on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 at...

 

Leah's Dream Foundation holds Valentine's Party

The local Leah's Dream Foundation held their second annual Valentine's Party for those with autism or other special needs and their friends and family. The party was held on Feb. 9 at the...

 

Snohomish County Elections office releases preliminary results for Feb. 13 Special Election

The Snohomish County Elections office has released the preliminary results for the Feb. 13 Special Election. The results listed are current as of 8 p.m. on Feb. 13. The Arlington SD Proposition No. 1, Bonds to Construct and Renovate School...

 

Families, friends say farewell to deploying Army Reserve soldiers

Army Reserve soldiers of the 477th Transportation Company and their friends and family gathered on Feb. 2 for a farewell ceremony. The local soldiers are set to deploy in the near future and met at...

 

Arlington's Eagle Festival highlights local nature

Arlington locals celebrated the return of eagles to the Stillaguamish Valley with the 11th annual Eagle Festival on Feb. 2 and 3. The festival, which is run by the city of Arlington, the...

 

Open Doors helps students who have dropped out

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen came to the Arlington School District to see their recently started Open Doors program which is meant to re-engage local students who have dropped out. The congressman visited...

 

Angel of the Winds to add $60 million expansion

The Stillaguamish Tribe has started a 300,000-square-foot expansion for the Angel of the Winds Casino Resort which will add a concert venue, bowling alley and more. Tribal officials and local leaders...

 

Nehring gives State of the City

Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring talked about the current state of the city's public safety initiatives, economy and recreation opportunities during his State of the City on Jan. 26. Nehring was happy...

 

Larsen meets with Arlington's DABA

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen stopped by downtown Arlington on Jan. 24 to meet with local leaders from the Downtown Arlington Business Association to learn about how the organization is doing. The Downtown...

 

Sweeting gives State of District

Arlington School District Superintendent Chrys Sweeting talked about efforts to improve local schools at her 2018 State of the District on Jan. 18. Equity was a big part of Sweeting's goals for the...

 

M'ville, Fire District 12 continue RFA talks

Talks will likely begin again between Fire District 12 and the city of Marysville about forming a Regional Fire Authority to provide fire services for the area. Last year District 12 had been working...

 

Arlington families learn about disaster preparedness

Michelle Boll, program coordinator at the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, helped Arlington families learn the best ways to prepare for an emergency on Jan. 17. In her...

 

Officials hope to replace emergency radio system

Public safety officials throughout Snohomish County hope that they can soon replace an aging 20-year-old emergency radio system. The Snohomish County Emergency Radio System (a.k.a. SERS) is a public n...

 

ASD bond would improve schools

Arlington School District voters will make a decision on Feb. 13 regarding a $107.5 million bond proposal which funds a variety of projects, including replacing Post Middle School. All schools would...

 

Local police officer helps send bikes to Zambia

One Marysville police officer helped to send 24 bicycles around the world to Zambia where they are helping locals have reliable transportation. Police officer Joe Belleme said he learned about the...

 

Housing Hope helps local families build their own homes

Eight local families finished building their own homes this January as part of Housing Hope's Team HomeBuilding program. The eight families moved into the Arlington homes on Jan. 12 after a ceremony...

 

Community celebrates opening of new library

Sno-Isle Libraries officials held the grand opening for their new local library that will serve the Smokey Point and Lakewood areas on Jan. 6. The library is at 3411 169th Place NE, Suites ABC, Arling...

 

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...

 

Hibulb's Native Art Mart highlights tribal artists

The Hibulb Cultural Center's Native Art Marts allow local tribal artists an opportunity to display and sell their work every month. Lena Jones, a Hibulb Cultural Center employee and the main organizer...

 

Two suspects arrested in Pinewood vandalism case

Two suspects were arrested on Jan. 4 in connection with vandalism to Marysville's Pinewood Elementary caused largely by discharging a firearm or firearms into the school. The school is believed to...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 10, 2018

Despite new majority, State Democrats won't scramble for a capital gains tax

OLYMPIA, Wash. — While Democrats in the state legislature have supported enacting a capital gains tax to fund public education in the past, they aren’t itching to pass one this legislative session now that they control both the statehouse and...

 
 By Alex Visser    News    January 10, 2018

Senate Democrats take early aim at gun legislation

With a newfound majority in the Washington Senate, state Democrats have found an early target in firearm regulation as the 2018 legislative session gets set to begin. Senate Bill 6049 would regulate the ownership and manufacturing of large capacity...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 10, 2018

State lawmakers to introduce 'trigger modifications' gun bill

Senate bill 5992, to be introduced to the state Legislature would ban a gun parts intended to increase the weapon’s rate of fire. The statute includes a ban on products that produce rapid bursts or other trigger functions. This includes bump...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 10, 2018

State Sen. Doug Ericksen isn't taking a job in the Trump administration

Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will not take a job at President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency, despite reports to the contrary. A report in the Bellingham Herald on Jan. 5 stated tha...

 

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