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Snohomish River Run


Jim Scolman photo

Pictured above are the first of the racers to cross the finish line on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Snohomish River Run 5K and 10k. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, start times were staggered into five minute intervals with a max of 10 runners each start.



School districts put a pause on the return to school plan

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Snohomish Health District sent an email to all Snohomish County school districts on Oct. 12 requesting to pause planning of the return to schools.

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Everett allows more cannabis retailers in city limits

EVERETT — Soon, three new marijuana shops could open around town. The council voted 6-1 to increase Everett’s cannabis store limit to eight.

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Prep sports begin Dec. 28, open coaching extended

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The “second” season of high school sports is around the corner. Basketball, bowling, boys swim and dive, gymnastics and wrestling, are scheduled to begin practice on Dec. 28.

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The Snohomish Farmers Market grew in attendance this year

SNOHOMISH — Despite the peak of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Snohomish Farmers Market managed to sustain success in the midst of an economic shutdown.

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Everett City Council district map nears completion

EVERETT — After a year of work, the map to be used for restructuring elections for five City Council seats by geographic districts is almost done.

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Election 2020
In 44th LD, Lovick, Kartak campaigning for state house seat, respond to questions

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — State Rep. John Lovick is defending his seat against Snohomish Mayor John Kartak for a state House of Representatives position in the 44th Legislative District. The two replied to questions from the Tribune.

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Lion, community servant Merle Kirkley recognized for service, given Key to the City

SNOHOMISH — Long-time Snohomish resident Merle Kirkley was appreciated for his services by the city council at its Oct. 6 meeting. To Kirkley’s surprise, he was also awarded a Key to the City by Mayor John Kartak.

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Snohomish’s budget built as conservative for 2021-2022 biennium

SNOHOMISH — Mayor John Kartak released the recommended 2021-2022 budget amounting to $65.4 million.

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Utility assistance relief program reopens for applications until Nov. 13

SNOHOMISH — The city has reopened the application window for utility support and rent relief grant program for residents of Snohomish impacted by COVID-19.

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Snohomish to install Electric Vehicle chargers on First Street west of Avenue D

SNOHOMISH — The charging station will be located on First Street, west of Avenue D near the old Iron Works building. The council voted 4-2 to approve the expenditure.

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Election 2020 candidate Q&As

Election 2020
39th District race puts opposites against each other

EAST SNOHOMISH COUNTY — In the 39th District, the two candidates for State Rep. Position 1 have vastly different outlooks on how the state should run.

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Election 2020
In 44th LD Rep. 1 race, Lovick, Kartak campaigning for state house seat, respond to questions

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — State Rep. John Lovick is defending his seat against Snohomish Mayor John Kartak for a state House of Representatives position in the 44th Legislative District. The two replied to questions from the Tribune.

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Election 2020
44th District Rep. 2 race between April Berg, Mark James a toss-up for open seat

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Tribune queried Democrat April Berg and Republican Mark James, who are in the running for an open seat in the 44th Legislative District, which includes Snohomish and Lake Stevens. Berg replied, James didn't.

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Election 2020
PUD Commission Candidates answer our questions

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — PUD Commissioners guide the utility and set rates. The Tribune queried candidates Sid Logan and Rob Toyer on a few issues, and their replies are inside.

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Development on Terrace Avenue discussed

SNOHOMISH — Housing construction company DR Horton held an online meeting Thursday, Sept. 24 to address the concerns of Walsh Hills’ neighbors.

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Fred Meyer, QFC workers told not to wear Black Lives Matter buttons

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Fred Meyer and QFC, both under the Kroger umbrella of grocery retail stores, have banned employees from wearing Black Lives Matter (BLM) buttons while at work. 

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Mayor Kartak’s protestors joke online backfires

SNOHOMISH — Mayor John Kartak posted a picture making fun of protestors being hit by cars on his personal social media page, but says he didn’t initially understand it and doesn’t support its message.

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Pumpkin-pickin’ season in full swing


Doug Ramsay photo

Corbin Littleton, 4, of Lake Stevens finds it a lot easier to just roll his chosen pumpkin back to the wagon rather than carrying it as he and his parents were on a pumpkin hunting venture at Stocker Farm this past Sunday. The Snohomish River Valley has become the place to be to search out that perfect jack-o-lantern or decorative pumpkin again this year during the annual Festival of Pumpkins.


Local farms opening steadily for guests


Doug Ramsay photo

The hay ride heads out from the corn maze with a load of guests at Craven Farm on Sunday, Sept. 27. The wagon has dividers inside as a social distancing safety measure.

SNOHOMISH —
Much like everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic put the fall agritourism season in jeopardy. But with some elbow grease, local farmers worked with the state Legislature to open up many of the usual activities and are ready to welcome guests safely this season. More on this story...



County Executive’s proposed budget adds SCSO body cameras, avoids layoffs and braces for 2021

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — County Executive Dave Somers’ 2021 budget aims to be resourceful since 2020 left little to work from.
Somers is proposing a $1.05 billion budget, down by $55 million from the budget adopted last year.

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Relief at last for Skyview Estates neighbors

MONROE — Community residents saw their road destroyed in a February landslide. Now, things are begining to get put back to normal. But until then, they had to maintain resilience.

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Franklin releases 2021 budget, public hearings in October

EVERETT — Mayor Cassie Frankin’s $411 million budget doesn’t reverse most of the city’s coronavirus-driven cutbacks during 2020, but the message from her office is the city will innovate to get a stronger footing for the future.

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Preservation plan builds for Wood Creek forest

EVERETT — A nearly hundred-acre woody watershed once seen as
at-risk to development could be protected for its long-term future as the city is working toward a solution that may include joining with an environmental group for the site plan.

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