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Vote Yes on Arlington Levy

Arlington Public Schools needs your Yes vote on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to continue providing high quality education programs not funded by the State.  Both of my daughters graduated from Arlington High School and recently graduated from Washington...

 

Schools deserve our support

Renewal of the Arlington School District’s levy for Educational Programs and Operations is of high priority for all of us because “Good Schools Make Good Communities.” This gives us all a vested interest in seeing that the proposition passes....

 

School Levies – Supporting students, families and community

I am in support of the upcoming Arlington School District Levy. Education is one of the single best measures to invest in our future and is a contributing factor to boosting our economic engine. It is common sense to invest in schools so we can fill...

 

Vote yes for ASD

16One of the things I love most about Arlington is the closeness of our community. Part of that “closeness” is standing up and taking care of our own. It is for that very reason I’m asking everyone to vote yes for the Arlington School District...

 

Thank you for your support

I would like to take this time to thank all my supporters in my recent bid to become Mayor of Arlington. The support was overwhelming. A special thank you to my campaign team, especially my campaign manager Cristy Brubaker. Everyone worked so hard...

 

Thank you for your support

Dear Editor, On behalf of North County Fire/EMS, I want to thank our community for renewing the levy for Emergency Medical Service in the recent election. EMS is our most widely used service, and your support will ensure that this program will...

 

Thank you for all of the support

The past six months have been the most challenging time in my life and it has been one where the community of Arlington has shown their love and concern for my health and wellbeing beyond belief. I would have never guessed that my life would have...

 

Let's support Mayor Tolbert

I have resided in Arlington for the past 65 years and have seen the town go through many changes and many mayors. Arlington’s population was between 3,500 and 4,000 for many of those years and the mayors were mainly figureheads with very little...

 

Vote for Jon Nehring

It’s never too late to make sure that you give our exemplary Mayor Jon Nehring of Marysville a landslide victory in November with your positive vote. Leadership that listens and truly cares. Laurel Parratt Marysville...

 

Arlington public safety on the ballot

After working for over 39 years in public safety in Arlington (EMS & Fire), and being a part of building a program that was second to none, I have watched the decline of a first-class Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program, and can no longer be...

 

Correcting Misstatements

A recent letter to the editor by former Finance Director Jim Chase to this paper included many misstatements. These are so egregious, I feel it is my duty to correct these for the public. Recently, Mr. Chase contacted Ms. Guenzler to ask her to back...

 

Facts about Citizens Salary Commission

As chairperson of Arlington’s Citizens Salary Commission (which included Chad Clay, Frank Barden, Sherri McCarthy and Jim Chase), I would like to offer a different perspective than that written by Jim Chase in his recent letter to the editor of...

 

Be an informed voter

The citizens of Arlington have a unique opportunity to examine both sides of a controversy which is tearing our town apart. State auditors have completed an audit of city financial transactions amid accusations of mismanagement and fraud. The audit...

 

Vote for Mayor Barb

One of my favorite parts of being on City Council so far has been the Public Safety Sustainability committee we just finished. This was the first group I have worked with that was all inclusive. Mayor Barb Tolbert coordinated this group to include Co...

 

Arlington Fly-In funding

Curt Hecla’s recent Letter to the Editor read that the Arlington Fly-In also received government funding after the 530 slide. As President of the Board of Directors for the Arlington Fly-In, I oversee budgets and review the financial statements. I...

 

Christianson for Mayor

The upcoming Mayoral election is an important one. An important question to ask is, is the city better off than it was 4 years ago. The quick answer would be yes. But that’s an easy answer. Four years ago, the economy was bad all over the country....

 

Vote for Christianson for mayor of Arlington

Government of the people, by the people, and for the people is what we need in this country today. We can begin in Arlington with this great ideal by electing a person, Craig Christianson, to the office of mayor.  He holds to this form of...

 

I support Tolbert for Arlington's mayor

Dear Editor I am writing you today about Mayor Barbara Tolbert. I met Barbara in 2011, when I was one of the Board of Directors with the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce. What I truly like about her is she was approachable, very easy to...

 

Mayor Tolbert, a gem the community needs to keep

Dear Editor, Four years ago our community suffered in the economic collapse with many homes going into foreclosure, and with lowered values a lot of the homes converted to rental units. This greatly affected the neighborhood and crime, vandalism and...

 

Comparing the candidates for Arlington Mayor

In our daily lives, we forget to recognize what people, public servants in particular, do for us. We tend to take them for granted. We shouldn’t. With the upcoming mayoral election, I wanted to understand the differences between Mayor Barb Tolbert...

 

Heaven needed a new mayor

Heaven needed a new mayor and Marysville has lost one of ours with the passing of Mayor Dennis Kendall. Dennis was an intricate piece of so many things, that when put together, made the fabric of what Marysville is today. From his work with the Boys...

 

Support the ASD transportation levy

I have three children in the Arlington School District. My kids have been riding the school bus for several years now, to school, as well as on field trips and to sports events. And I must say our buses are extremely old. Twenty-eight years old for...

 

Thanks for the kindness and generosity

I have received four packages in the mail with return addresses I didn’t recognize. Two packages with a couple ping-pong paddles, munchies, and jerky; a box of 40(!) good quality ping pong paddles; and, most recently, a Christmas card. Since they...

 

I want to say 'Thank You' to the readers of the North County Outlook

I’d like to take a moment to thank you for including my son Nolan Mortensen in your Military Wishes & Thanks section in your Oct. 15, 2014 issue. Your very generous readers have supplied his entire unit with ping pong paddles! He has received beef...

 

A letter of thanks to the community from Windermere Marysville

Dear Editor, As our friends and supporters, we are excited to share with you the results of our 2014 Snohomish County Realtor Food Drive. Like it is every October, our office was a happy, noisy, crowded place this past month as the food began piling...

 

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