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Snohomish Easter Parade is March 26

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A girl in 2013 with a cute bonnet of flowers. The 36th annual Snohomish Easter Parade and the bonnet contest will be Saturday, March 26 starting at 11 a.m. down First Street. The bonnet contest, which is open to kids and adults (and animals) starts right after the parade concludes.

SNOHOMISH — The 36th annual Snohomish Easter Parade is coming Saturday, March 26 with floats, dancing drill teams and the traditional bonnet contest. Find more details by clicking here: More...

Sewer rates to drop 10 percent in 2017

SNOHOMISH — The city’s sewer rates are proposed to go down by 10 percent next year, lopping about $20 from the average household’s sewage bill. The City Council, which proposed the rate drop, will take a formal vote on the rates later this year.

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EvCC smoking ban created new problem for neighbors

EVERETT — For the neighborhood surrounding Everett Community College, the college's all-campus smoking ban pushed cigarette smokers to its outskirts, which has added litter and secondhand smoke to neighbors' chagrin.

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Ferguson Park seen as fertile ground for makeover

SNOHOMISH — The city’s parks board is looking to give Ferguson Park a master plan so the city can make repairs and updates.

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Drivers blowing past crosswalk root of issue

EVERETT — A grandmother trying to get her kids safely across the road at a crosswalk is frustrated that nobody seems to stop during the morning rush on 16th Street, and now is setting up a call to action. Signholders will be crossing the road on Monday, March 21 starting at 7:30 a.m. at 16th Street and Baker Avenue to make a call to drivers.

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Many Everett apartments complexes lack fire alarms

EVERETT —New mandates from the Fire Department to make apartment complexes add fire alarms are sweeping Everett. At least 19 apartment buildings across the city do not have the appropriate fire alarm systems.

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Profiles of People: "Teeth"

Snohomish’s Cecilia Baca is this year’s president of the Washington State Dental Hygienists Association, a fitting title for someone who has pushed for preserving people’s teeth for decades. 

Baca is serious about advancing the role of healthy teeth in the American consciousness.

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Snohomish superintendent candidates down to 3

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish School District board is whittling down the finalists to become Superintendent Bill Mester’s successor and held a series of public interviews last week that revealed each candidate’s values and background. 
Three remain in the original pool of 13 applicants: Becky Berg, the superintendent of the Marysville School District; Kent Kultgen, the superintendent in the Helena, Montana school system; and Bill Gronseth, the superintendent in the Duluth, Minnesota school system.

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Five-store limit on marijuana stores proposed in Everett

The vote will be Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at 3002 Wetmore Ave.

EVERETT —The interest in capping Everett’s number of marijuana stores at five had concurrence by most of the city’s planning commissioners last week.
Everett leaders are grappl-ing with the possibility of up to 10 shops as the state wants to license more stores in many cities.

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Spring sports seasons starting up

Doug Ramsay photo,

Panther freshman Sam Stayner delivers a pitch during team practice early last week. The spring sports season begins for many high school teams this week, however a number of teams including the Snohomish Panther boys soccer team got a jump on things by starting their season last weekend.

Baseball, softball, girls tennis, golf, boys soccer along with track and field are starting competition. Boys and girls lacrosse also will begin play.

Man's pursuit is to help homeless people receive showers

EVERETT — On a chilly Wednesday evening in downtown Everett, Snohomish resident Frank Fargo pulls his truck in to the alley behind First Presbyterian Church on Rockefeller Avenue. A group of people await him, grateful for his weekly arrival.

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Fireworks ban to go to ballot this fall

SNOHOMISH —The city will send a decision on whether or not to ban fireworks to the ballot this November.
In the meantime, the City Council voted unanimously last week to restrict firework discharges to only July 4, bringing the city in line with rules used in unincorporated Snohomish County. The new limitation starts March 2017.

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Snohomish Pie Co.'s Jenny Brien is no simple Simon

SNOHOMISH — Jenny Brien and her crew from The Snohomish Pie Co. had the mettle last year to win big on national television.

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Next Konicke trial event March 24

SNOHOMISH — Still wheelchair-bound and slumping in his black-and-white striped jail suit, Zach Konicke, 29, appeared for his March 4 omnibus hearing where his public defense attorney, Robert O’Neal, motioned for a continuance set for March 24.

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