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Atlantic salmon must go

The backlash against Atlantic salmon farms in western Washington continues to grow as more than 100,000 of the non-native fish remain unaccounted for following the collapse of a Cooke Aquaculture...

 

Re-elect Jesica Stickles to Arlington City Council

I am recommending Jesica Stickles be re-elected to the Arlington City Council. Jesica and I have been raising our children in the Arlington community, so I have seen her commitment first hand. I support her goals and values for our town and the...

 

Why turn away those wanting to help the Strawberry Festival?

My name is Cheryl Robinson. My father was Roy Robinson. Marysville has been a big part of my life. From 2007 through 2009 I was Co-Chair of Hospitality with Sandie Phipps, working with many devoted and talented Board Members and volunteers. For both...

 

No place here for Atlantic salmon

All Atlantic salmon fish farms in Puget Sound should be closed and future expansion plans scrapped following the Aug. 19 escape of thousands of the non-native fish from a facility on Cypress Island...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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 fire...

 

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...

 

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:...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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