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Elections 2016

From unofficial final county election results

Snohomish Prop 2: Government Snohomish Prop 1: Fireworks ban
Yes            50.10% - 2,227 votes Yes            46%       
No            49.90% - 2,218 votes  No              54%       
Number of ballots counted across county: 360,487 -- Approximately 78.9% voter turnout countywide

Prop. 2: Strong Mayor measure passes, would prompt spring election

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish appears poised to elect a mayor as its head of government this spring.
The split decision was from a little more than 4,400 voters. In the official elections tally, there were 2,227 “yes” votes to 2,218 “no” votes. There were 417 people who skipped this measure on the ballot.

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Picking the perfect tree

Ben Trask of Snohomish has a little help from his son Ruxin, 3, in carrying out the family Christmas tree while his wife Mellena follows behind with the family dog Tank. The Trasks along with daughters Keira, 7, and Abigail, 5 (not pictured) were one of many that went hunting for the perfect tree at the Reade Christmas Tree Ranch east of Snohomish this past weekend.

Snohomish police station reopening this week

SNOHOMISH —The police station on Maple Avenue is receiving a long-awaited remodel this month and also the work is being done under its $140,000 budget.
The new and improved station is expected to reopen to the public this week.

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Christmas House opens Dec. 1 to help parents provide gifts

EVERETT — Christmas House annually helps low-income parents fill the stockings for their children. The nonprofit giveaway shop will open its season on Dec. 1 and run Tuesdays through Saturdays until the weekend before Christmas.

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105-year-old Longfellow building may be rubble by summer

EVERETT — The Longfellow Building, a 105-year-old structure owned by the Everett School District, could be coming down by next summer to make way for a parking lot. The Longfellow's presumably short lifespan appears to have few hurdles before demolition.

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Thanksgiving for all on First Street

SNOHOMISH — On Thanksgiving, Andy's fish House took up the mantle of providing a community Thanksgiving meal, an event that was championed by the late Sue Williamson of the Twin Eagles Cafe.

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Taking back the Morgantown Neighborhood

SNOHOMISH — Neighbors in the Morgantown Neighborhood in northeast Snohomish ave created a watch program considered a model for other communities.

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County asked to loosen development restrictions on Sea-Sno Mill site

SNOHOMISH — The council unanimously greenlit sending the county a letter supporting the former Seattle-Snohomish Mill site owner’s push to lift off the land’s development restrictions.If approved to the fullest, it could turn the site across the river into a fuel or coal yard, hazardous waste storage and treatment, marijuana production and processing or a myriad of other uses. Right now, the acreage can be developed into just another sawmill or turned into forest land.

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STD rates on the rise sharply in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Year-to-date, the rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia cases in Snohomish County are way up.

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Downtown businesses looking elsewhere after rent hikes

EVERETT — Established downtown businesses Cafe Zippy, the Port Gardner Bay Winery and an engineering office are all looking elsewhere after their monthly space rent in the building went up more than 20 percent unexpectedly.
The building they are in at 2801 Wetmore goes the length of the block along California and includes a parking garage. It was previously owned by the collapsed Trinity Lutheran College.

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Kamiak teen a taekwondo powerhouse

MUKILTEO — Bilal Hasan, a 10th grader at Kamiak High School, recently competed to be the junior world Taekwondo champion for his weight class.

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Profiles of People: Daniel Westbrook's "Yukonality"

Daniel Westbrook of Snohomish grew up in the Yukon, and has a unique story that is underpinned by the principles that guide this builder and refinisher's way of life.

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City legal costs are up, but reasons why lay in unexpected places
A Tribune investigation

SNOHOMISH — Each month, the legal bills pile higher for the city of Snohomish.

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Racing toward the top: Local racer, 13, competes in U.S. and Canada

SNOHOMISH — Local teen Ellie Musgrave races with a sincere amount of determination to become a professional race car driver. Never boastful, she is well on her way to accomplishing her goal, and appears to benot afraid of adversity

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