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Hirst 'fix' will hurt salmon

In a hasty move to “fix” the Hirst ruling, the State Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee are writing a bad check on our limited water supply at the cost of salmon, future generations and holders of...

 

Helping you stay healthy

Health is influenced by our environment's day-to-day circumstances and experiences. Marysville’s 2016 Health Profile prepared by the Snohomish Health District reports that cardiovascular disease and cancer represent the leading causes of death at 4...

 

Vote 'Yes' to support our children

In 1977 the legislature was directed by the courts to identify and fully fund basic education. Now, 41 years later the legislature still is not adequately funding the education every child in the state deserves. This is why our schools must depend...

 

Ecosystem out of balance

All natural resources are connected and we are all connected to them, but most of those resources are not being managed as part of a larger whole, and that can lead to huge imbalances in this...

 

Vote 'Yes' for kids

Our family moved to Arlington 12 years ago, and have enjoyed having our six kids in the Arlington School District. They have been very blessed to have excellent teachers, programs and activities. However, our schools have some room for improvement....

 

County approves 2018 budget

The responsibility of passing a budget for Snohomish County government is something which the County Council takes very seriously. Last month, the council-adopted budget went into effect. Back in...

 

Local jurisdictions set legislative agendas

If it’s January, is must be legislative season in Olympia. With a short session ahead, it’s important for local jurisdictions to hone their priorities and clearly articulate their value to our state lawmakers. Here is an overview of the...

 

Accord fosters cooperation

A 28-year-old investment in cooperation and government-to-government relations between Indian tribes and the state of Washington is still paying off today. Through the 1989 Centennial Accord the...

 

The most wonderful time of the year

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Our community truly embraces the holidays and offers many free and inexpensive ways for families to celebrate the season. Break out the calendar and find some old and new events to enjoy this year....

 

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...

 

Welcome to The Berry Patch

Welcome to The Berry Patch, your road map to the 2018 Marysville Strawberry Festival. The Marysville Strawberry Festival began in 1932 and the purpose was to celebrate the berry harvest and the dairy business. The Festival was the idea of Leon...

 

Bold action needed for salmon recovery

Frustrated with the lack of progress in salmon recovery — especially Puget Sound chinook — treaty tribes in western Washington have proposed seven bold actions to jump-start those efforts. Puget...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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