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Valley produce stands are opening up

Ciara Cleary restocks the apricots at Stocker Farm’s Country Market produce stand on Tuesday, June 27. A few produce stands in the Snohomish River Valley have opened up, and there are several u-pick farms now open. Right now, strawberries and raspberries are coming in fresh daily as are Walla Walla onions, and blueberries will be arriving within the next week or two and a blueberry u-pick site will be opening later this month.

Hal Moe Pool likely to be demolished

SNOHOMISH — The plan is to turn the old pool into a park.

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Four mayoral candidates answer public at Casino Road forum

EVERETT — The four candidates running for mayor gave answers to the public's questions at a forum last week focused on everyday issues for people living on Casino Road but hold broad themes for the general public.

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Popular salmon barbecue is not happening this year

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Tillicum Kiwanis annual Salmon Barbecue at Hill Park is being reluctantly discontinued, the service group said in a statement.

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City creating utility bill assistance program for low-income residents

EVERETT — The city’s public works department is building a low-income utilities assistance program for families struggling to pay their utility bills. It could launch in mid-July.

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Well-funded candidates Lark, Moore take similar stances

EVERETT — Two guys running for City Council gave similar answers in what could be the hottest council primary this season. The third challenger didn't respond to requests for interview.

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Snohomish candidate forum stays friendly

SNOHOMISH — The candidate forum last week stayed cordial, with a question about where the four people running for strong mayor stand on marijuana shops in city limits raising the most responses from the audience. Their responses are here.

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Origami stars and stripes

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The before-school and after-school YMCA daycare program at Cedar Wood Elementary School created an American flag made of origami peace cranes. They presented it to the school as a thank you gift. In the photo above, Cedar Wood Principal David Jones and YMCA teacher Shirley Bryant stand with the origami peace flag.

Learning English with enthusiastic pen pals

SNOHOMISH — Kids spent the school year writing to pen pals around Snohomish as part of their way of being conversant in English. Last week, their pen pals came for a visit.

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Candidates running for Snohomish mayor have ideas for city

SNOHOMISH — Four candidates — Derrick Burke, Karen Guzak, John
T. Kartak, and Elizabeth Larsen — are running for the executive strong mayor position and after the Aug. 1 Primary, two will remain. These are the candidates' thoughts on a few questions.

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Monroe looking to extend intercity trails

MONROE — Mayor Geoffrey Thomas has convened a group to look at extending trails from Monroe to Snohomish and Monroe to Duvall, and this is the scope of how it might be accomplished.

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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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