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Sport crabbing needs in-season management

The same principles we use to manage many of our salmon fisheries should be used to regulate recreational harvest of Dungeness crab in Puget Sound. During most chinook salmon fisheries, we develop in-season estimates using catch data gathered from...

 

Own It, Mr. President

“Let Obamacare fail…we’ll just let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it.” – President Donald Trump, July 18, 2017   Own it, Mr. President. Own the...

 

Let's focus together on salmon recovery

The state of Washington has made remarkable progress in the past four years toward meeting a federal court mandate to repair hundreds of fish-blocking culverts under state roads. Failing culverts deny tribal treaty-reserved fishing rights that...

 

The structures of leadership

I like to walk. It's a great feeling to be outdoors in the fresh air, stretching my legs, and just having a little time to think. But walking has had a side benefit that I didn't plan or expect. It has helped me get to know my neighbors. As I pass...

 
 By Becky Berg    Opinion    July 19, 2017

Legislature helps schools

Upon becoming a school board member, there are several things that happen, one of which is becoming a member of the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA). This organization works to further the education of school board members, and...

 

I support Nate Nehring

I am livid! Where is the compassion in the political arena in Snohomish County? My kind Republican uncle, Conrad F. Lundgren, was elected to the House of Representatives many times from Flathead County, where Kalispell, Mont., is the pretty county seat. The Republicans there, when I was growing up,...

 
 By Tom Maloney    Opinion    June 28, 2017

Fireworks ban now in place in Marysville city limits

Another 4th of July is upon us and the celebrations will undoubtedly be different in the city of Marysville this year. The fireworks ban now in place prohibits the use, possession and sale of all fireworks within city limits. Violators face a minimum...

 

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....

 

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