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Still fighting fires

Snohomish Fire District 4 Deputy Fire Chief Mike Gatterman (left) and Battalion Chief Craig Heike combined have over 70 years of firefighting experience serving the city of Snohomish and the surrounding community. The two started their firefighting careers as volunteers in the department in the late 1970s.

SNOHOMISH — Since their early 20s and bachelor days, Fire District 4 firefighters Mike Gatterman and Craig Heike have been fighting fires and running to the danger instead of from it and that will not soon change.       More on this story...

Deed protection bill, with eye cast on Snohomish, on Governor’s desk

SNOHOMISH — A bill sponsored by Rep. Mark Harmsworth passed by Gov. Jay Inslee that would protect restrictive land covenants by requiring cities to go through a public process before local governments can take action. The time that Snohomish city leaders stripped the deed restriction from the former Averill Field site sparked the bill.

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2-alarm fire ravages Snohomish Storage on Bickford

SNOHOMISH — A fire Tuesday, April 20 destroyed much at the Snohomish Storage center on Bickford Avenue.

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Uber warns it will pull out of Everett if city enacts new rules

EVERETT — The ride-hailing company Uber says that if certain new rules in a slate of regulations the City Council is proposing go forward, it would force the company to exit Everett. Uber's counterpart, Lyft, has given similar concerns.

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City’s proposed $18,000 salary for future executive mayor discussed

SNOHOMISH — The City Council is all for setting the future strong mayor’s salary at $18,000 a year, but will establish the pay at the May 2 meeting. Critics say the salary is being set too low to be able to attract a large field of candidates, among other concerns.

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At the right place at the right time: Boy helps save drowning child

SNOHOMISH — A young boy nearly drowned at the Snohomish Aquatic Center on Saturday, April 15 but was saved by sixth-grader Jonah Urie, 11, and two off-duty medical professionals.

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News bites for April 26th, 2017

Forum talks homeless issues in Snohomish on Thursday

SNOHOMISH — A panel forum about homelessness in Snohomish is meant to kickstart a conversation on the topic. The homelessness forum will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in Snohomish High School’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) Building, 1315 5th Street.

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Boy turning 13 working to raise $13k for Africa

SNOHOMISH — Blake Habersetzer was inspired to raise money to combat the drought in Somalia and for his 13th birthday he's aiming for $13,000. He'll be having a party for the final stretch of his fundraising goal on Sunday, April 23 at Zion Lutheran Church, 330 Union Ave. in Snohomish, from 3 – 5 p.m.

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Longfellow Building could be saved by museum's offer

EVERETT — The possibility that the century-old Longfellow Building may be saved to become the future home of the Everett Museum of History is taking another step forward.

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Neighborhood block watch efforts aim to blanket city

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

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City's homeless housing plan advances another step

EVERETT — A plan to have Catholic Housing Services build a 70-unit low barrier housing complex in central Everett has moved another step forward, but not everyone is happy about it.

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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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