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Legislative page program gives students a look at lawmaking

On the first floor of the state Capitol in the Page Room, photos are displayed of young people who served as legislative pages during the early years of the program. These images are an...

 

Supporting veterans starts locally

As a grateful nation pauses to honor women and men who served in the military this Veterans Day, I call on community members to reflect on how to best support local veterans. I recently held six...

 

Working together to help our neighbors

As the weather gets colder and we approach the holiday season, some of our neighbors are struggling to make ends meet. This can be an even more difficult time for people who don’t have enough resources to meet their family’s food and clothing...

 

Community events support local youth

Supporting our youth is one of the most important things a community can do. That’s the focus of Unity and Wellness Month activities presented throughout October by Tulalip Tribes Youth Services, and also promoted by the Marysville School District...

 

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,...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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:...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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)...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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