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Giant blocks let you build anything

Doug Ramsay photo

Baylynn Fox, 7, of Everett slides a couple of foam blocks through the doorway of a castle that she and her sister Calla, 3, along with her 10-year-old friend Kylie Thoman were building inside the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett on Saturday, Nov. 16. The museum recently introduced Imagination Playground Blocks in its Build Zone.


Animal sanctuary trying to overcome water shortage

MONROE — The nonprofit Pasado’s Safe Haven is working as best it can with limited water for its 200 to 250 on-site rescue animals after its wells began running low. It is fundraising to connect to public water. More on this story...



Mental health urgent care center opens in Everett

EVERETT — The Providence Medical Group recently opened an outpatient behavioral health clinic, which serves an important areawide function in mental health care. More on this story...


Everett’s antique bookmobile, Pegasus, will finally be seen again

EVERETT — "Peggy" will be seen again soon in the Everett Museum of history. More on this story...


Students without MMR vaccine face exclusion

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A state law change erased the philosophical exemption for a vaccination that protects against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), and school districts are tracking down those who haven't complied. More on this story...


Snohomish yodeler gets on national TV

SNOHOMISH — A 9-year-old recently showed the world her yodeling skills.
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Community Transit proposes Everett service takeover

EVERETT — City officials asked Community Transit to present what merging city-run Everett Transit into the county-wide bus system might look like. More on this story...


What can food banks use? Hams and turkeys

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Food banks stock up for the holidays, but they cannot do it alone, and each has differing needs. What about the one in your town? More on this story...


Challenger Evan Merritt wins Snohomish Fire board seat

SNOHOMISH — The city’s contested races show clear leads as Evan Merritt will join the Snohomish Fire District 4 board. Judith Kuleta and Donna Ray won seats on the City Council. More on this story...


Civility project at Monroe library asks for kindness

MONROE — Messages of politeness and courtesy are on display in a collaborative art project at Sno-Isle Libraries’ Monroe branch.
People are asked to answer the question, “What does civility mean?”
Their answers go onto multicolored, 4.5-inch diameter poster board. More on this story...


Brighter days ahead: Expectant couple moving in soon to new HopeWorks site

EVERETT — Two soon-to-be tenants at HopeWorks Station II, the new center on Broadway, are working to improve their lives. He worked, she got sick, but now they're back to rebuilding. More on this story...


Franklin’s 2020 budget has to outpace rising costs

EVERETT — The budget has no layoffs, incorporates no new taxes and, according to the city, jettisons no public programs.
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Snohomish Lions conduct annual vision screenings

SNOHOMISH — Volunteers from the Snohomish Lions Club recently descended on Machias Elementary to screen students for vision defects. The club anticipates screening 4,000 Snohomish students in the district this year. More on this story...


Monroe’s budget takes no tax increase

MONROE — Taxpayers won’t see an increase to property taxes if the mayor’s proposed budget for 2020 is approved. More on this story...


Snohomish County wants to build a large indoor sports facility

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A regional indoor sports complex that would double as a community center appears to be in central Snohomish County’s future. More on this story...


County prosecutor wants to end 2-gram waiver for drug crimes, but first wants additional staff

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — County Prosecutor Adam Cornell says funding is needed to push low-level drug offenders into treatment, rather than having them spend the night in jail then go free. The county's "two-gram" rule currently gives a pass to suspects in possession of two grams or less of meth, heroin and cocaine.. More on this story...


Narcan overdose kit funding to shift in county

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A funding shift in how police departments can equip field officers with naloxone, the life-saving opioid overdose reversal spray, now has the county’s health district considering whether to become an in-between source that can provide the sprays.
Otherwise, police departments may need to start getting the kits on their own or asking the county for grants. More on this story...


 

  

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