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‘His heart grew three sizes that day’

Doug Ramsay photo

The poor Grinch just can not get a break as he was chased out of town again this year by a posse of Santa’s helpers in the form of runners during the sixth annual “Chase the Grinch Outta Snohomish 5K and 10K fun run” on Sunday, Dec. 8. Hundreds of runners of all ages dressed for the festive occasion ran along the Centennial Trail.


Monroe school start times being discussed

MONROE — The Monroe School District is considering changing school starting times. More on this story...


Carnegie restoration bid selected, parking still discussion item

SNOHOMISH — The City Council voted to accept the low bid to renovate the Carnegie Building, and discussed other items. More on this story...


Everett prepares to conclude moratorium on homeless housing sites in single-family neighborhoods

EVERETT — The Everett City Council voted 5-1, last week in favor of continuing to allow supportive housing developments to be built on publicly owned land that is located within neighborhoods. More on this story...


Meth, heroin and cocaine suspects will face prosecution in 2020

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Two grams of meth, heroin or cocaine will lead to more than a night in jail, as soon as the 2-gram rule is lifted in early 2020.  More on this story...


Be good for goodness sake ...
Christmas House gives for 38th year to families living well below poverty line

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — From a modest start in 1981, the “store” operated out of late founder Roy Fraser’s garage and gifted handmade presents to more than 100 children.
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Annual drive collects food, holiday gifts for local residents in need

EVERETT — The annual Stuff a Bus charity drive, benefitting local families, returns next week and will be accepting donations through Dec. 15.

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Costco plans in the works

LAKE STEVENS — Public comments are both for and against: cons cite traffic; pros cite convenience More on this story...


Christmas Tree Syndrome poses threat to families

“Christmas Tree Syndrome” – While the pine scent may be nice to smell, the pollen and mold remaining on a live Christmas tree are dangerous to breathe.

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Snohomish city water, sewer rates to stay the same through 2022

SNOHOMISH — The City Council chose to keep utility rates stable for the next three years. More on this story...


City tackles squatters with new rules

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — In Snohomish, a new ordinance requires a property to have utility services and allows the city to take action if utilities are shut off for more than 14 days.
In Monroe, a haven for squatters is being demolished. More on this story...


Conflict between Everett and blueberry farm about
Lowell-Larimer Road damages won’t be over soon

EVERETT — The city is seeking half a million dollars in reimbursement from a blueberry farm over damages sustained to the Lowell-Larimer Road. More on this story...


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...


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...


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...


 

  

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