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Learn to be safe while boating


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Having launched their boats at the Port of Everett’s 10th Street boat launch, boaters prepare for a day out on the Sound on Saturday, June 12.
Boating class: There was a free boating safety class on Thursday, June 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to review an introduction to boating laws, safety equipment, navigation, and other important topics. The class was led by Martin Mooney, an instructor with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The auxiliary and the Everett Public Library are co-sponsoring this class.
You can also sign up for a Washington State Boating Safety Course online at www.boat-ed.com


Snohomish Affordable Housing Group nonprofit plans to expand sites

SNOHOMISH — For almost 30 years, the nonprofit Snohomish Affordable Housing Group has used its own resources to build affordable housing for the public, and its fifth building is currently underway. It would love to build more if only it could find some more land.

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Coloring book of Snohomish features historical homes

SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish Panther has produced a brand-new coloring book of 20 historic homes from around Snohomish. The book may only include 20 homes, but Taylor Russell's "Snohomish Walks" Instagram account certainly has more than 20 images. Russell said she is considering a followup book.

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Compass Health adds beds for vets and homeless people in Everett

EVERETT — Compass Health recently christened an apartment-style building on its Broadway campus that provides 81 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans and chronically homeless individuals.

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Fire chaplains called to serve Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A group of five chaplains on rotating call 24/7 for Snohomish Fire swoop in to give comfort when the worst happens at home.

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City of Snohomish’s beloved Finance Director, Debbie Burton, receives a Key to the City

SNOHOMISH — The city's finance director helped Snohomish grow in many ways over the past two decades. She has now moved north, but not before making a lasting mark in Snohomish.

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TheLab@everett moving from Broadway to Hewitt Avenue

EVERETT — NW Innovation Resource Center’s Lab at Everett, also known as TheLab@everett, will move to a new location due to Everett Community College’s (EvCC) expansion.

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No-go for city’s Avenue D land plan as first contemplated

SNOHOMISH — Red tape associated with the county's former public works yard on Avenue D will prevent the city's request to have part of the land donated to the city to line it up for affordable housing.

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Attorneys rebut that planners followed code in Snohomish Walsh Hills land-use lawsuit

SNOHOMISH — The city didn’t misapply its code when it approved a contested subdivision in northeast Snohomish, attorneys for the city and developer DR Horton say in filings made late last month in response to a land-use challenge. Instead, they point a finger back.

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Hosts sought to give homeless teens lodging for Cocoon House Connections program

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Connections Host Home Program is an effort launched by Cocoon House to keep teens in their communities through volunteer hosting families in their area. The initiative seeks to place at-risk youth, ages 12-17, with hosts in their community for up to 21 days. Extensions can be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Everett council says to keep going on Everett-Snohomish fire agency pairing

EVERETT — City Council members support continuing to have Everett Fire look into joining forces with Snohomish Fire District 4 as a regional fire authority (RFA).

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Explore sea life at low tide


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Megan Dishneau, dog Miley and son Cole, age 4, all from Snohomish, enjoy the negative-3.7 low tide at Everett's Edgewater Park on Friday, May 28. ”This is the first trip to the beach for Miley and we are really enjoying this low tide,” Dishneau said.
The lowest tides of the season will occur June 24 and 25 with a negative-3.9 and negative-4.0, respectively. For a full list of low tide dates, click on the Outdoor Adventure Guide in the right-hand column.



State to pay $3.25 million over Monroe inmate’s death

MONROE — The state will pay a $3.25 million wrongful death settlement to the family of a Monroe Corrections Complex prisoner who died from an uncared-for abdominal wound.

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First Street improvements, such as new dining fixtures, are coming

SNOHOMISH — For downtown, the city plans to use federal funding for sidewalk repairs, semi-permanent outdoor dining fixtures, better trash management and replacing troublesome trees. Not on the list, but on everyone’s mind: Rehabbing the Avenue A gazebo. There's a plan for that.

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Everett settles with fired ex-cop for $89,000

EVERETT — The city recently settled a disability discrimination lawsuit with a former police lieutenant who alleged that after his off-duty drunken driving charge, he was unfairly terminated and then blackballed from vacancies within the department to restart his career.

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Monroe seeks to hush train horns through these steps

MONROE — City Hall’s interest in silencing train horns while passing through will require some diligence. A new draft report explains how the city can establish a "Railroad Quiet Zone."

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Snohomish EV Chargers go live

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish’s first public Electric Vehicle charging station began operation last week after getting an inspector’s all-clear. They’re at the west side of First Street, near Gagnon Welding, approximately 300 feet west of the Avenue D intersection.
Snohomish’s station has four charging ports hanging from two chargers. These are Level 2 EV chargers.
There also happen to be eight EV charging ports located at the apartment development at 1925 Weaver Rd. and stations in a parking lot at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Dr. — Tribune staff


Snohomish intends to lower speeds to 20 mph, including on arterials

SNOHOMISH — Most City Council members have said they support a proposal to reduce speed limits to 20 mph across the main core of the city, including some arterial roads.
These arterials include Second Street, Avenue D, Avenue A, Fourth Street, Maple, Pine, Lincoln and part of Park Avenue.

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Barriers down: Everett Planned Parenthood opponents out front again

EVERETT — A national conservative law firm says its intervention caused the city to pull down barriers in front of the Everett Planned Parenthood. The city, in a statement, says it already planned to take down the barriers.

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Snohomish mayor’s salary re-opened for discussion

SNOHOMISH — Mayor John Kartak’s printed commentary where he opined  on the mayor’s salary being $18,000 a year sparked City Council interest last week on how to approach altering it.

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Who has filed for election in the local area

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — It's Kartak, Redmon, King, Franklin, Oss, Wittock and more. A rundown of City Council, school board and mayoral candidates for 2021 in Snohomish, Monroe and Everett.

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County selling 144 acres beside Glacier Peak HS to developer

SNOHOMISH — The County Council last week authorized entering into a $40.3 million purchase-and-sale agreement with D.R. Horton’s Pacific Ridge Homes. The land is a forest next to Glacier Peak High School and Little Cedars Elementary.

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A big bear sculpture greets Glacier Peak Grizzlies

SNOHOMISH — At Glacier Peak High School, students are greeted by a 9-foot-tall grizzly bear statue, bringing smiles to student’s faces and showing off Grizzly pride.

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Providence Everett nurses picket over contract

EVERETT — An organized pool of picketers circulated on the sidewalks for two hours outside the county’s largest hospital Wednesday, May 5 in opposition to proposals made during union negotiations over sick pay and paid-time-off, which nurses say they are unhappy with.

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Rivers, lakes are still too cold and unsafe for swimming

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The weather’s fine, but the waters are not.
Lakes and rivers are too cold right now to go swimming, and many drowning victims die due to cold-water shock.

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How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Everybody over age 16 is eligibile for a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington state.
To get set up, a vaccine locator website for finding appointments is at https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/
The website has information on where vaccination appointments are available in real-time.
Starting May 5, people will not be required to register for an appointment from one of the county's mass vaccination sites, as some vaccines will be available without appointments. Appointments are still highly recommended by the Snohomish Health District.
Vaccines are free and do not require insurance.
The county has seven other vaccination sites. Among them are the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, the Arlington Airport, the Angel of the Winds arena in downtown Everett, Boom City in Tulalip, the Ash Way Park & Ride in Lynnwood, a walk-up center near the Boeing factory and at Edmonds College.
People can call for assistance in booking an appointment through the county health district’s COVID-19 call center. The number is 425-339-5278.
The call center is intended for people who do not have internet access, need language assistance, or have other barriers to online registration, the Snohomish Health District says.
Numerous pharmacies have the vaccine as well, and appointments can be made through the state locator, which is again https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/

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Lake Roesiger ecosystem to be studied

SNOHOMISH — A pro will be advising the county on how to solve trouble with invasive plants in Lake Roesiger northeast of Snohomish.

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Everett Recovery Cafe uses camaraderie, care to lift people from addiction and homelessness

EVERETT — The emphasis, and perhaps the golden rule, at the Everett Recovery Cafe is to cast no judgements on others. A center open to everyone experiencing difficulties with addiction or homelessness who can use help opened in its new space in west downtown last month.

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