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Fishing derby enriches lives

Karen Skoog of Bellevue, (left) helps her brother David Fouty also of Bellevue with the fishing pole as the two participated in the Friendship Adventures non-competitive fishing derby at Snohomish’s Blackman Lake on Saturday, June 17. Kirkland based Friendship Adventures is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities through social, recreational, and educational activities.

Harvey Field gives its update on master plan

SNOHOMISH — It’s been more than two years since Harvey Field hosted a public update on its airport master plan, so it came as no surprise when 65 people showed up at an open house last week with what seemed like over two years’ worth of questions, comments and frustrations.

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Time is short for City Council ballot measure

EVERETT — A group working to reshape Everett’s City Council by geography has two weeks left to turn in the 8,100 signatures needed for their resolution to get a place on this November’s ballot.

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Gang presence growing, detectives say

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Law enforcers are looking to step up their presence within the community to keep innocent bystanders safe as gang violence is becoming more visible. 
It’ll take a larger effort. 
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Snohomish Regional Drug & Gang Task Force are tracking an increasing number of gang-related incidents countywide.

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Profiles of People: "Sisters"

sisters indexMany siblings lose contact with each other and create their own lives after maturing. Some stay connected through family gatherings, but distance, marriage and children can separate siblings. I don’t think that will happen with Elena and Bianca Bahr.

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How a cell tower may have led to a city government restructure

SNOHOMISH —A deed restriction that had been removed by the city via request through county council action in early 2015, which dictated land be used “for playground purposes only,” will likely not be reinstated on its original land parcels since the City Council is thinking about a partial rezone of the land in question. The act stirred public outcry.

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New Lake Tye playground open

MONROE —Kids of all ages whooped with delight June 1 as the new playground at Lake Tye formally opened up.

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It's Farmers Market season across the area

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A guide on the area's farmers markets shows that you never know who you'll meet at a farmers market.

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Naval Academy-bound senior aiming for the stars

SNOHOMISH — Just 18, Snohomish's Peter Faber is setting a clear course set for the U.S. Naval Academy, then military service, then, quite possibly, his ultimate goal to become an astronaut at NASA.

Faber will be shipping out to the academy in Maryland on June 29 as one of the very few and finest from Snohomish County.

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Beautifying the city

Stella Rucker, 7, of Everett (left) and her mother Molly plant flowers in a bed as they, along with other volunteers planted over 30,000 flowers along the stretch of Mukilteo Boulevard that stretches through Forest Park in Everett Saturday, June 3. This was the 24th year of the event which attracts volunteers from across the county.

Deed restrictions, Averill Field and what you should know

SNOHOMISH — At its June 6 meeting, the City Council will be discussing deed restrictions pertaining to the new state law prompted in part by the city’s actions a few years ago to remove a 93-year-old deed restriction on municipal-owned land.

To give readers the lay of the land, this is a guide to explain how the topic unfurled and where things are going.

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