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Process of setting of salmon season gets early start

The 2017 state and tribal salmon season-setting process got an earlier start this year. Nobody wants a repeat of last year’s North of Falcon process that required a month of overtime negotiations and led to a delay in opening some sport fisheries....

 

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....

 

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, we’re discussing the following legislative priorities...

 

Climate change is damaging Treaty Rights

Climate change isn't happening to some of us. It's happening to all of us, and it's going to take all of us to meet its challenges. A recent report from the treaty Indian tribes in western Washington brings the issue of climate change home. Home to...

 

Ice Cubes or Snowflakes? The Big Question in American Education

How are human beings like snowflakes? If you ask grandparents they will tell you that every child is bright and beautiful in their own unique way, and that is what makes them so special. But the full realization of children's gifts and talents is...

 

Marysville, Tulalip share rich history

The city of Marysville, Marysville School District, and the Tulalip Tribes are proud to present our monthly joint column. This month we highlight the shared history of the Marysville-Tulalip community. The Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve has brought great attention to our rich...

 

State water quality standards finally get updated

It took a long time on a rough road to get there, but today Washington has some of the most protective water quality standards in the nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month finalized updated state water quality standards that...

 

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

The city of Marysville, Marysville School District, and the Tulalip Tribes are proud to present our monthly joint column. This month we are celebrating Native American Heritage Month by acknowledging the value of the Since Time Immemorial (STI) curriculum, which has been implemented in Washington...

 

U.S. recognizing tribal sovereignty and treaty rights

A wave of federal recognition of tribal sovereignty and treaty rights has reached a high water mark in the closing days of President Barack Obama’s administration. We hope President Donald Trump will help push that wave even higher. President...

 

October is Unity and Wellness Month

The Marysville School District was proud to join the Tulalip Tribes and Tulalip Youth Services in recognizing October as Unity and Wellness month. Throughout October, Tulalip Youth Services dedicated their work to important community health issues, and recognized our community’s commitment to...

 

Data drives fishery management

Cautious pre-season planning and careful in-season management by the tribal and state co-managers are paying off this fall with limited tribal and sport coho fisheries for surplus hatchery fish. Drought and other effects of climate change —...

 

VCS thanks Smokey Point Community Church

The board and staff of Village Community Services would like to share our heartfelt gratitude for the members of the Smokey Point Community Church who blessed Village Community Services with their service. Members of the congregation recently devoted two Sunday mornings to helping Village Community...

 

Partnership is a strength of M'ville/Tulalip community

Partnership is one of the strengths of the Marysville/Tulalip community. Here we believe that organizations and entities working together can accomplish so much more than we each would on our own. That’s why we’re excited to introduce a new monthly feature article co-written by the Marysville...

 

Carr's Hardware - A Marysville Classic

Having lived in Marysville from the ripe old age of one, I grew up in a totally different Marysville than what you see today. The streets were not as wide and the traffic was oh so much less. My great uncle, Noble Olson, owned and operated the Marysville Co-Op, located, on State Street where the...

 

Please vote in the most important election of your lifetime

Having voted 27 times using “mail-in” ballot’s since September 2005, I was flabbergasted when I didn’t receive my Primary Election ballot. I called Snohomish County Elections the last week of July asking if it had been mailed. I was informed all ballots were sent out mid July. When I said I...

 

State should drop culvert case appeal

We are disappointed to learn that the state of Washington will continue its longstanding efforts to deny tribal treaty-reserved fishing rights by once again appealing a federal court ruling requiring the repair of hundreds of fish-blocking culverts...

 

Elvira on education

“Listen sister, if I want your opinion, I’ll beat it out of you!” – Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) If there is one thing that really irritates people, it is unsolicited criticism. It is hard enough to hear negative opinions that we ask for, but when someone’s harsh judgment comes at...

 

Loss of salmon habitat continues every day

Despite their unbreakable connection, salmon harvest and habitat restoration continue moving down separate roads in western Washington. Many people either don’t see or choose to ignore the fact that habitat determines harvest, and that we continue...

 

Strawberry Festival belongs to the community

Dear Marysville Community, Several weeks ago, people traveled from near and far to celebrate another jam-packed annual Strawberry Festival, shining the spotlight on the family-friendly Marysville and Tulalip communities. For volunteers who serve on the Maryfest Board of Directors, the sponsoring...

 

Help save our Festival

In support and response to Ms. Deckard’s Letter to the Editor in the Aug. 10 North County Outlook. Eight-five years ago the Marysville Strawberry Festival began as a small hometown event, becoming Snohomish County's largest parade/festival and the 3rd largest in the state, drawing over 100,000...

 

Making democracy work

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. – Anne Frank It’s not always easy keeping our faith in human nature these days. Horrific headlines seem to roll over us one after another...

 

Thank you for the support

To the People of Marysville, Thank you. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your trust. Thank you for standing with us in these difficult times. In light of the tragic events over the past week, we, as a Police Department, saw a community come together and embrace us as their own. The...

 

Why aren't our flags at half staff?

Over the last couple of days we have had an unsettling amount of violence in our country.  On Friday [July 8] we wake up to see five police officers gunned downed at an event were people where peacefully protesting. Yes, we have seen questionable events over the last year where these protest are...

 

Treaty rights aid salmon habitat recovery effort

Treaty tribes in western Washington have won some recent treaty rights battles, but we continue to lose ground in the war to restore and protect salmon and their habitat. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on June 27 that the state...

 

Fireworks ban will have little effect

Regarding your article on the Marysville fireworks ban; unfortunately this ban will have little effect. The devices that were at the root of the problem were illegal by state law the second they left the reservation. The law prohibits sale, purchase, possession and discharging illegal fireworks. To...

 

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