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It's pumpkin picking season

Peter Andonian, 5, of Kirkland struggles to carry a large pumpkin back to the wheelbarrow as he and his family were part of the thousands who flocked to The Farm at Swan’s Trail west of Snohomish on Sunday. The annual Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins is in full swing as seven farms are open for pumpkin picking and other farm-related activities. A list of the participating farms, along with festival events, can be found at www.festivalofpumpkins.org


Snohomish's cold weather shelter can use your help

SNOHOMISH — When it hits freezing, there's a place to go. More on this story...


Everett council candidates Bader, Erikson give answers

EVERETT — Challenger Joseph Erikson is looking to knock off incumbent Scott Bader. Here's what they had to say in a candidate questionnaire. More on this story...


Everett continues talks on allowing more marijuana stores in city

EVERETT — The members of a subcommittee of the City Council says they could be OK with more stores, on the condiition that any new stores get licensed for medical marijuana to expand this access. More on this story...


Monroe may pursue new City Hall

MONROE — The City Council agreed on Oct. 1 to explore constructing a new municipal building for the city’s campus. Here are the details. More on this story...


Scout makes detailed replication of old libraries

SNOHOMISH — Parker Kee is on the path to becoming an Eagle Scout after recently completing historically reminiscent library models, built from photographs taken in the early 1900s. More on this story...





State attorney general visits Rotary

MONROE — State Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited the Monroe Rotary Club’s meeting last week to explain the office’s role and speak to some of its work and the state's lawsuit against Purdue Pharma. More on this story...


A mainstay on Main Street looks to retire

MONROE — The owners of the Sky River Bakery, a joyful morning stop for hundreds, are planning a well-deserved break after starting shop here 32 years ago.    More on this story...


Snohomish Depot building on Bickford Avenue sells

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Depot building at 2606 Bickford Ave. recently sold, and will be under construction soon to prepare it for its future use. More on this story...


Elections: Park bond would upgrade, fix parks citywide

MONROE — The East County Parks District is asking voters for new funding for the first time in a decade. More on this story...


Everett Transit to buy more electric buses thanks to Volkswagen penalty

EVERETT — A government grant will help the city’s bus system enlarge its electric  fleet with eight more buses, and within a few years half its buses could be zero-emissions. More on this story...


Snohomish voters to see school bond this February

SNOHOMISH — Voters will decide on a $470 million capital bond in early February that would pay for building six new elementary schools to replace the old ones, update aging buildings and enhance safety in schools, while also reducing use of portable classrooms. More on this story...


Bids being taken for Carnegie annex demolition

SNOHOMISH — The city is preparing to demolish part of the Carnegie building downtown to restore the site to its original 1910 footprint.

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Food banks bothered by perception in fundraiser

SNOHOMISH — The messaging in a grocer’s campaign to fight hunger is frustrating the directors of several area food banks because Fred Meyer's "Round Up" campaign has left people thinking they're making a direct donation when that's not the case. More on this story...


Volunteer group Spruce Up Snohomish cleans town

SNOHOMISH — A response team is doing weekly cleanups to pick up health hazards and eyesores left by local drug users and litterbugs.
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