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Response, help came quick after Everett apartment fire

Apartment Fire

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Everett firefighters battle a three-alarm fire that ripped through a three-story apartment building at the Bluffs Apartment complex on West Casino Road on Thursday, New Year’s Eve that left one person dead and 12 others hospitalized. Over 90 firefighters from as far away as Mountlake Terrace fought the fire, which was first reported just after 7:15 p.m.

EVERETT — People came to assist immediately when more than 100 people lost their homes in the three-alarm New Year’s Eve apartment fire at The Bluffs at Evergreen, and are continuing to help victimized families.. More on this story...


Kimberly-Clark Mill site readying for next phase

EVERETT — After more than 80 years as a pulp and paper mill and three as a pile of unwanted, contaminated rubble, the former Kimberly-Clark site is poised to complete a clear makeover. 

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City seeks partners, state dollars for homeless housing plan

EVERETT — The city will seek partners for housing homeless people and also make a $2 million request tot he Legislature, and already has a sponsor in Olympia.

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45-cat rescue in Snohomish by group incites accusations

SNOHOMISH — A rescue of 45 cats from an empty Three Lakes residence was followed by a slew of finger-pointing between an animal rescue nonprofit and county animal control.

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Maple Avenue improvements among 2016 plans for city

SNOHOMISH — Smoother roads and improved intersections are part of the purpose for a transportation benefit district.
More streets will be rebuilt this year, from a recent overview from city officials.
Maple Avenue between Second Street and Pine Avenue will get new pavement, for example.

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Workgroup on Hal Moe Pool's future is created

SNOHOMISH — A group of committee members to discuss redeveloping Hal Moe Pool is now set. The committee of nine includes the senior center’s director, residents and business owners. Their mission will be to help recommend what the pool site near Third Street and Lincoln Avenue should be redeveloped into, with the goal of it becoming a community resource. Their work will take most of this year to complete.

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Liquor board agents to look often in First Street bars

EVERETT — Employees, and their bosses, bear the blame for much of the parking congestion in downtown Everett, and Everett police may be exacerbating the problem according to a recent survey.
But the report, shared at a Nov. 8 meeting at the Everett station, also showed that congestion is not as big an issue as it may seem

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New councilman Zach Wilde a fresh face

Zach WildeSNOHOMISH — Zach Wilde, 25, may have been known as a hard charger on the basketball court, but now he will be using his mental acumen to help guide the city.
Wilde, who was raised in Snohomish since his birth, knows Snohomish from a youthful perspective. His face also resonates with community members because of this fact, he said

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Master plan for Japanese Gulch up for review

MUKILTEO — Once a town bustling with Japanese immigrants and Crown Lumber Mill workers, then next door to Boeing’s Everett hub post-World War II, Japanese Gulch, a 140-acre wooded greenspace area owned by the city of Mukilteo, is ready for the next phase in its life

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Still time to apply for Everett's charter review board

EVERETT — Everett residents interested in serving on the City’s Charter Review Committee have two more weeks to apply. The City has extended the deadline for applications to Friday, Jan. 15.

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Restoring Snohomish land use deed restriction not on table right now

SNOHOMISH — Sources report that city officials said at a town hall-style meeting that the city is open to restoring the deed restriction on the block that includes the Boys & Girls Club and old Hal Moe Pool site, but there are no apparent immediate plans to restore the restriction. A group appears to be pushing the city to put back the 1922 restriction

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Crime, trouble at Everett Mission an ongoing battle

EVERETT —The Everett Gospel Mission shelter is a dangerous place, according to an Everett man who said he went undercover to observe the operation.
Crime statistics paint the numbers to back up the man's claim, but there is more to the story. The Tribune looked into issues around the Mission.

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Craft alcohol stands in rural areas proposed

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The County Council is anticipated to be considering a proposal that allows craft breweries, wineries and alcohol distilleries, plus tasting rooms, to operate in most of unincorporated Snohomish County.

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Dairy ambassadors speak to kids

Snohomish County Dairy Ambassador Becca Bartelheimer of Snohomish reacts to young girls’ as the two talk about the healthy benefits of dairy food during the Imagine Children’s Museum’s “Jumping Jacks and Super Snacks Fun Day” on Saturday, Jan. 9. The daylong event featured activities to teach children proper fitness as well as healthy eating. Along with Bartelheimer, Snohomish County Dairy Ambassador Allyson Carothers of Monroe and Washington State Dairy Ambassador Nicole Buell of Marysville were on hand talking about the benefits of dairy foods and handing out cheese samples.


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