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Kla Ha Ya Days are here

Digging in: The watermelon eating contest is just one of the hundreds of things you can do and see during Kla Ha Ya Days, an annual Snohomish tradition that goes back decades. Other events include frog catapulting, baby crawl contests, a circus and more. The Tribune’s Kla Ha Ya Days guide (click here) has all the details. The grand parade will be Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. on First Street. Get there early to find seating.

Drive-by shooting, car arson in Snohomish targeted house

SNOHOMISH — The family of the victims the Tribune spoke with are thankful for law enforcement's work. Five teenaged boys from Snohomish and Everett were arrested after a drive-by shooting early July 7 in northeast Snohomish and a related July 6 arson where fireworks were used to burn up a car.

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Project Homeless Connect on July 20 offers one-stop help

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Thursday, July 20 will be the annual Project Homeless Connect resource fair giving low-income people many forms of help under one roof. Project Homeless Connect will be held Thursday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Evergreen Middle School (7621 Beverly Lane in Everett).

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Man blows off hand among July 4 mishaps

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A serious incident where a man blew his hand off with a sparkler bomb in Everett, and firework-related fires in the night, meant it was a busy night for emergency personnel.

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News bites for July 12

Snohomish surpasses 10,000 people; Monroe to add park equipment; Everett forest work expands its reach.

Three longtime locals looking to snag open council seat

SNOHOMISH — Lisa Caldwell, Steve Dana and Meagan Gray are longtime locals vying for City Council position No. 7 being vacated by Councilman Tom Hamilton.

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A change for Glacier Peak High School

SNOHOMISH — A new principal will be greeting students this fall as Jim Dean follows his heart to run a shelter organization

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Fire at Port of Everett marina

Everett Police and Fire Department’s Marine 1 moves into position to battle flames from a number of boats that burned at the Everett Marina on Saturday, July 8. The fire started on a boat having mechanical problems while coming to dock. One person had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The fire damaged five boats on the D Dock, four of which sunk.

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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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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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.


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