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As a taxpayer, it is important to me that my tax dollars are being managed responsibly. That is why I am supporting Nate Nehring's re-election campaign to the Snohomish County Council. Nate has proven to be a responsible steward of tax dollars during his first full term in office.

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I have really appreciated having Nate Nehring represent us on the Snohomish County Council. We can all see his commitment to youth and outreach in our community — I especially appreciated his series of classroom discussions and forums with Snohomish County students throughout 2021. 

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As a father and husband whose wife and son have or are serving in the United States military, I always appreciate when our leaders demonstrate their support for those who have served the nation. I learned through the newspaper about County Councilmember Nate Nehring’s legislation to provide …

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I was very pleased to see that Nate Nehring won the County Council primary election with what appears to be the largest vote total in the district’s recorded history. I am one of Nate’s many supporters and have followed his campaign closely. It is clear to me that the Councilmember’s base of…

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I have known Debora Nelson for many years and support her for the City Council position in Arlington. For the last several years I have attended the council meetings in person or for the last year and a half virtually. I have observed her research every issue that requires a vote, by gatheri…

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I have noticed Councilman Nate Nehring’s proactive approach to dealing with issues that most shy away from because there are no easy answers. This includes things like nuisance properties in our county that often resemble junk yards while also doubling as flop houses with rampant drug use. W…

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I am so impressed with Councilmember Nate Nehring and his initiative to help create the Regional Apprenticeship Pathways Program at Marysville Pilchuck High School. This is exactly the type of thinking we need to train and connect our students with good paying jobs in the Trades that are in …

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With the State Legislature passing new tax increases left and right, many people I know are seriously considering moving out of Washington State because they can no longer afford to live here and raise a family. It seems to me that in the midst of a pandemic, the more appropriate response fr…

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After more than a year spent fighting a deadly pandemic, we have a lot of reason to celebrate this summer. For many of us, July 4th festivities will mark a much-needed return to normalcy. While we at the Marysville Fire District join you in toasting to brighter days ahead, we ask you not to …

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I am an Arlington resident and received your paper with the Salute to Police section.  I am also a police officer in a city in Snohomish County.

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As we enter a new year and begin a new Presidential administration, I am excited and hopeful about the possibility of reclaiming our country's moral leadership at home and around the world. Here is an excerpt from a 1961 essay by Martin Luther King Jr. that could well have been written today:

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Firefighters want to thank the City Council for placing annexation of the Arlington Fire Department to North County Regional Fire Authority on the February election ballot for voters to consider. Annexing to the Fire Authority would protect the quality and level of emergency services for cit…

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John Dewey, one of the most prominent American philosophers of the 20th Century, wrote that “the local is the only universal, and as near an absolute as exists.” National and world politics have their place, but focusing too much attention on these can do more to divide us than to bring us t…

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 Black Lives Matter is not about partisan politics.  It is about simple, plain old justice.  It is about looking deeply at our ourselves and owning the biases that we have as individuals and as a community.  It is about critically examining the systems that we live in and through to see wher…

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Just as many of our residents and businesses have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 shutdown, Snohomish County is facing budget constraints due to falling revenues. In response to this, the County Council has approved reductions in spending accordingly. In this month’s colum…

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The single biggest way most of us help support and raise our children is through our schools.  These schools are concrete expressions of the care and vision we have for the next generation and for the future of our community. The quality of each child’s school experience cannot be left up to…

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The people of Snohomish County elected Adam Fortney as sheriff because they liked his promise to make the county a safer place. Now we hear that, even before all the votes are counted, the county executive Dave Somers wants to usurp the management of the jail from the elected sheriff. The ra…

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My family moved to Marysville in 1989 and I’ve had my business in the downtown area since then. I am so grateful that we have a Mayor in Jon Nehring who is working hard for our community.

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My husband and I have lived in Marysville for over 25 years. When we first moved here, Marysville was a small city with not much for activities or businesses. Our community is now a thriving city. Marysville under the leadership of Mayor Jon Nehring, the City Council and the Parks Department…

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The mayoral election that's just around the corner will be important for the future of Arlington. The area is in rapid growth and leadership is key to a successful future.

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As a home owner in Marysville and a chaplain with Marysville Crisis Support Services, I have a unique view of the recent Proposition 1 initiative to establish a Regional Fire Authority (RFA) in Marysville.

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In 2000, the community of Arlington passed a school bond. Literally hundreds of community and staff participated in the planning for the facilities needs of the district. Choices had to be made because we couldn’t afford to do it all at once.

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The February and November 2018 school bond proposals received majority approval by Arlington School District voters, but did not reach the 60% supermajority approval required. To increase the chance of passage the school board removed improvements to athletic facilities, the transportation c…

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On February 12 we will ask you, the voters, to approve a bond for school construction and safety improvements.  The planned projects will require our community to invest in a bond totaling $96 million.   As your elected representatives we do not take this action lightly.  It’s a balancing ac…

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I’ve known Judge Kristen Olbrechts for 27 years and trust her skill, knowledge, and legal acumen in the courtroom as an attorney and as a judge.

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I am writing to endorse Jennifer Rancourt for Judge of Cascade District Court. This judicial position serves citizens of north Snohomish County, including the cities of Marysville, Stanwood, and Arlington. I have been a Judge for the past 14 years, and I know both candidates. Jennifer Rancou…

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I watched the U.S. Senate candidates debate on Channel 5 which was handled excellently as each candidate was allowed only a short time frame to respond to the questions.

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I’m voting Democrat and Republican. The bitter partisanship in D.C. this year has shown me how much I don't want that to become a reality in Olympia, or more importantly Snohomish County.