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Out for a spring walk

Several people wander past the flowering trees that are in full bloom in Everett’s Grand Avenue Park on Saturday, April 1. After a record-setting month of rain through March, much of Snohomish County was able to experience a brief break from the wet weather as the sun came out for a part of the afternoon and evening on Saturday.

Snohomish Carnegie Building closed “indefinitely”

SNOHOMISH — The city announced last week it has closed the Carnegie Building to public access “indefinitely.” The issue puts plans at the Carnegie on hold after problems with the roof over the 1968 annex building were identified.

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City after First Street bar in wake of rough St. Pat’s weekend

SNOHOMISH — Two hostile crowd incidents that flooded First Street during both nights of St. Patrick’s Day weekend has prompted the city to ask for quicker adjudication against the Time Out Sports Bar.

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Transfer secures over 80 acres of future parkland in Everett

EVERETT — A long-awaited land transfer from a private company to the city of Everett, for parks and recreational development, is soon happening.

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Congestion on 522 highway is causing kids to be late to school

MONROE — Morning traffic congestion on state Route 522 infuriates drivers, but it’s the hundreds of kids who arrive late to school by bus that has perked up the ears of legislators.

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The Spot Teen Drop-In Center a hub for safe fun

SNOHOMISH — The Spot, a few blocks north of Snohomish High on Avenue D, provides teens a place to go and offers support for teens who have a rough home.

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Seeing the baby birds

Penny Denning, 6, gently pets a week-old gosling at the Snohomish Co-op on Friday, April 7. Denning was part of a group of children from the Boys and Girls Club that ventured across the street to check out the baby chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys that are part of the Co-op’s annual spring sale.

County courthouse renovation project a go

EVERETT — A plan to renovate the County Courthouse — instead of build a new one — for $72 million was approved narrowly by the Snohomish County Council last week. Architectural pictures inside.

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Losing a town fixture: Snohomish’s J.C. Penney store is
on list of store closures, but people don’t want to lose it

SNOHOMISH — People have been calling or emailing the J.C. Penney corporate offices imploring them to keep the Snohomish store at Second and Pine open after it showed up on a store closure list.

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Questions raised at Lord Hill Park meeting

SNOHOMISH — More than 70 people, with varied interests in the future of Lord Hill Regional Park, packed a meeting room at the Snohomish Library recently to gather information, discuss problems and ask questions about the park’s future.

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Officer Southard a man with a healthy sense of humanity

MONROE — Police officer Jason Southard has seen it all.

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$3 million offer for Longfellow could resurrect nonprofit museum

EVERETT — An anonymous donor has offered $3 million for the former Longfellow school, which could save it from the wrecking back and give a home to the Everett Museum of History.

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Neighborhood block watches aim to launch across Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A group is forming a grassroots citywide coalition of block watches, with hopes to be up and running by late spring.

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Snohomish teens are building a tiny house

SNOHOMISH — Last week, a group of sophomore to senior boys in the twilight of their high school days were working on the tiny structure’s framing. Their deadline to finish the house was about two weeks away. Their tiny house will be shown at the CTE Showcase of Skills in Olympia on March 27 before Gov. Jay Inslee and other luminaries.

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