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Bob Heirman, a legend, has passed

Bob Heirman, pictured earlier this year, was instrumental in keeping developers away from a wide expanse of land along the Snohomish River in the Cathcart area, which today is preserved as the 340-acre Bob Heirman Wildlife Park at Thomas’ Eddy.

SNOHOMISH — Highly esteemed sportsman, environmentalist, poet, memory-keeper and friend Bob Heirman went on his greatest adventure Saturday, April 29 at the age of 84.
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Zion Lutheran church in Snohomish celebrating 125 years

Pastor Gary Jensen leads services at Zion Lutheran church in Snohomish on April 30.SNOHOMISH — The church on Avenue A has had One hundred twenty-five years of congregation, baptisms, confirmations, song, praise and, most of all, community. The church will be hosting a special service Sunday, May 7 and an open house later that day from 3 to 5 p.m. for its 125th anniversary.

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Ideas brew at homelessness forum

SNOHOMISH — A panel forum about homelessness in Snohomish met Thursday, April 27 in attempt to kickstart a conversation on the topic. Some key points were often repeated by panelists.

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Boy hits his $13,000 goal to help drought-weary Somalia

SNOHOMISH — Blake Habersetzer, 13, met his birthday fundraising goal of $13,000 to go toward the Somalian water crisis in the nick of time last week.
Habersetzer, who turned lucky No. 13 on April 24, had been trying to raise $13,000 for his thirteenth birthday to donate to Christian humanitarian organization World Concern, which is aiding the people of Somalia to survive a current water crisis and drought.

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Everett teen creates anti-bullying campaign

EVERETT — #WeighItBeforeYouSayIt is the hashtag one teen wants people to use to emphasize thinking before saying something hurtful. MacKenzie Haarlow has enough experience with people saying hurtful things. Her goal is to spread the idea far and wide, with a special plea for "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon to embrace the campaign.

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Guest opinion: A new thought for the Carnegie

SNOHOMISH — The author suggests an idea on how to reshape the city-owned 1910 Carnegie Building at the corner of First Street and Cedar Avenue in Snohomish to provide a grand public space. The building is currently closed indefinitely because of waterlogged roof issues.

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Marching against climate change

Jacqueline Williamson (with the flag of earth) and Jenny Lutz (with the globe), both of Bothell, lead a march up W. Marine View Drive along the Everett waterfront as more than 400 people participated in the People’s Climate March of Everett sponsored by the local chapter of The march coincided with President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office and started at the 10th Street boat launch, finishing with a lecture in a field near Legion Park.

Still fighting fires

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.  

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Deed protection bill, with eye cast on Snohomish, approved by Gov.

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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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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News bites for April 26th, 2017

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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