SNOHOMISH — Snohomish Fire District 4 recently settled a discrimination lawsuit for $400,000 by a long-serving firefighter lieutenant whose doctor-recommended pathway back to work after being diagnosed with PTSD wasn't approved by prior FD4 brass, and he was mistreated and pushed around for it instead. There is an ongoing national discussion to mental health care needs for frontline paramedics and firefighters.
SNOHOMISH — Molli Corcoran of Snohomish may seem like all your other neighbors... Corcoran is an actor by trade, and her job as the Tooth Fairy started as just another role. But, she says that as she met more kids and learned about oral health, she became passionate.
SNOHOMISH — A public hearing on the merits of a proposed 111--house subdivision in northeast Snohomish before hearing examiner Andrew Reeves was completed Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Reeves expects to make a decision later this month on whether the project can go forward.
Community banks are vital to serving the needs of local customers and communities, particularly in challenging times. As the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed consumers to adopt online banking in unprecedented numbers, some large national banks have responded by consolidating their retail operations and closing branches in small, rural communities. In areas left behind by these financial institutions, the role of community banks has become more important than ever.
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish’s Fire District 4 has decided to study the possibility of forming a Regional Fire Authority (RFA) with the Everett Fire Department.
SNOHOMISH — The Midtown Task Force is looking to hear what the public thinks on its recommendations for reshaping the Avenue D—Bickford Avenue commercial corridor, and it will hold open houses next week.
EVERETT — A public meeting for Thursday, Jan. 14 has been rescheduled after this week's press time to early February. The city set up “Rethink Housing” as a series of conversations on reshaping zoning codes to better accommodate multiple types of housing stock within Everett.
Small and mid-sized businesses in Snohomish County are vital to our local economy. As we have seen firsthand, the disruption to these businesses caused by the pandemic has had a significant adverse impact on the community. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans offer a source of financial support for business owners and their employees.
SNOHOMISH — When the pandemic struck and schools were forced to close, Snohomish resident and Mill Creek preschool teacher Lori Gagnon felt the responsibility to remain connected with her students, and people have responded joyfully to her book-reading videos. Now, she is attracting attention nationwide.
EVERETT — Fifty-three people, if not more, died in Snohomish County without shelter during the past 12 months. The number of people who are living homeless has grown. So have the number who have died.
SNOHOMISH — For 30-some years, a man has let people down on their luck stay on his land and to lead them to the Lord. But when this got him in trouble, people stepped up to help make things square.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Because of COVID-19, many smaller cold shelters in the county, like those based in churches, are not operating this year due to social distancing requirements. Efforts were merged to create a cold weather shelter at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds
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