SNOHOMISH COUNTY — For the first time in 39 years, Christmas House will not be operating for the holiday season. Although parents will not be able to come “shop” for their children’s toys at Christmas House in the Everett Boys and Girls Club like previous years, the organization will distribute toys to local food banks so children across the county can still receive gifts this year.
EVERETT — All Everett Police officers in uniform will be wearing body cameras starting sometime next year, thanks to a U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) grant.
EVERETT — AFK Tavern, a beloved place for gamers to be themselves, had to make a choice with the coronavirus: Extend the lease and risk it all, or take a breath to fight another day. The restaurant and bar's last day was Nov. 20. They plan to re-establish themselves at a future date.
SNOHOMISH — A roundtable on racism Nov. 14 online discussed how to make students and teachers stronger in being able to step in on racist incidents and how to change the school culture to make them less likely to happen in the first place.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — High school athletics in Snohomish County will have to wait once again.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced Nov. 18 that the season two start date has been pushed back to Feb. 1.
EVERETT — The Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens is well-known as a great place for a stroll and for the first time ever, the Arboretum will light up its gardens for festive evening walks. From Dec. 1 to 31, lights will turn on at dusk and turn off at 8 p.m.
SNOHOMISH — The Carnegie building in the historic Snohomish Downtown is almost fully restored. The City Council plans to discuss the Carnegie operations plan at the council meeting on Dec. 1. City administrator Steve Schuller said no dates or official plans have been set but the city has been thinking about
holding a “rotating” open house.
MONROE — The City Council made a preliminary denial against the proposal to re-zone Marshall Field for multi-family residential use at the Nov. 10 council meeting.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Gov. Jay Inslee announced restrictions Sunday, Nov. 15 that prohibit indoor social gatherings under practically all circumstances. The new rules are not a stay-at-home order like what happened in March, but it prohibits having guests over and closes many functions back down.
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
EVERETT — A tiny-shed village may someday spring up in Everett to house homeless individuals. The city came up with the idea using grant money to do so.
EVERETT — Having less service is how the agency can keep a sustainable budget, its leadership said, but it will not be restoring Sunday service and will keep many of its 2020 service reductions for the coming year.
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish’s Sammie Davis has spent the last four fire seasons traveling across the country fighting fires, often for weeks at a time. It's important work that's almost taken her life.
SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Lions Club is collecting many types of thin plastic, such as plastic bags, that will be recycled into a composite bench for the community at-large. Here's why they're doing it, and how to contribute.
EVERETT — Mayor Cassie Frankin’s $411 million budget doesn’t reverse most of the city’s coronavirus-driven cutbacks during 2020, but the message from her office is the city will innovate to get a stronger footing for the future.
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