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Accountability matters for Water and Treaty Rights

Do you make sure you have enough money in your bank account before writing a check for a big purchase? Of course. That's what responsible people do to avoid trouble down the road. You would think that kind of common-sense thinking would be supported...

 

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...

 

Conservation comes first when protecting salmon

An earlier start to the annual salmon season-setting process helped the tribal and state salmon co-managers finish their work right on time this year. Steadily shrinking salmon populations have made the process of establishing fishing seasons...

 

Pay by the mile? Residents of the 39th District say 'No'

There seems to be no end to the ideas state government comes up with to take your hard-earned money. Two years ago, the Legislature adopted an 11.9 cent gas tax hike and numerous vehicle fee increases to pay for a 16-year, $16 billion statewide...

 

Partnerships support youth

This year, the Tulalip Tribes, city of Marysville and Marysville School District collaborated to present monthly articles on our joint work and community efforts. With graduation quickly approaching, we reflect on the important role our partnerships play in supporting our youth and helping them...

 
 By Jim Strickland    Opinion    May 10, 2017

Education - A process of Living that Never Ends

In 1897, John Dewey wrote that education is "a process of living and not a preparation for future living." I don't think Dewey meant that the future is unimportant, but that the seeds of a quality future are embedded in a quality present. Education...

 

Community celebrates opening of the Ebey Waterfront Trail

The Tulalip Tribes The Tulalip Tribes lifts its hands to the City of Marysville for the completion of the current phase of the Ebey Waterfront Trail. The trail begins near Ebey Front Park and ends at the Qwuloolt Estuary which is enjoying its second season after the levy was breached in 2015. The...

 

Thank You from a veteran

I am a Korean War Veteran in my 80s. I have been invited to go on an Honor Flight for war veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials. I took my army hat to the Allen Creek Dry Cleaners to have it cleaned before my flight. When I went to pick up the hat the owner would not allow me to...

 

We need to preserve water quality gains

We shouldn't reverse course after more than 20 years of hard work to update Washington's water quality standards. Today our state's standards for protecting human health from toxics in our waters are among the strongest in the nation. That's why we...

 

Proud of how Strawberry Festival has been handled in the past

I read the letters in the last issue of the North County Outlook from Marysville residents that have volunteered for years and through their efforts have made "our" Marysville Strawberry Festival event one of the best in the state, and now it is being taken over by non-residents of Marysville and...

 

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 and the second largest city in Snohomish County....

 

Strawberry Festival board member responds to Letters to the Editor

I read the editorials contained in the North County Outlook regarding the article published March 10 in The Marysville Globe regarding the Marysville Strawberry Festival. On behalf of the board, the volunteers and the community at large, I would like to clarify some of the points made and provide a...

 

We want to ensure the success of, not undermine, the Strawberry Festival

I am writing in response to the article “Berry fest in jam, seeks help” which appeared in the March 12, 2017, edition of the Marysville Globe. In that article Maryfest president Darren Doty and vice president Mark Jensen said, “There is a group trying to undermine the Maryfest Board of...

 

I hope Strawberry Festival gets out of this jam

I am writing in response to the Marysville Globe, March 12, 2017, article on the Marysville Strawberry Festival “in a jam.” It is very true that the 2017 Marysville Strawberry Festival is “in a jam,” but this is due to the leadership of the past 2-3 years. I would like to address Mr. Darren...

 

We need to do more to clean the Puget Sound

The health of Puget Sound is getting some much-needed help from efforts to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and a proposed new law that would prohibit sewage discharge from boats. Polluted stormwater runoff from urban areas is the number one source...

 

Aspiring to democracy

I live to be inspired. Life can be tough sometimes, and moments of inspiration are the stepping stones that help get me across its roughest patches. Thankfully, I find most of the inspiration I need right under my nose in family, friends, work, and...

 

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 to the most recent Community Report Card, 27...

 

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...

 

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