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Young filmmaker’s space odyssey
to premiere

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Filmmaker Emmett Fifield kneels with the clay figures from his film “Constant Space” in Fifield’s basement studio along with the Super 8 camera that he used to make the full-length feature film.

MONROE — A young filmmaker who spent years developing, building and shooting — almost frame by frame — a full-length Claymotion sci-fi flick will see it put on the big screen shortly.

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Western Heritage Center museum’s transfer will keep it open

MONROE — The Western Heritage Center at the Evergreen fairgrounds is set to be preserved from going under by going from independently owned to being part of the Snohomish County Parks system.

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Snohomish showdown for strong mayor has key figures from Prop. 2 fight, plus council primaries results

SNOHOMISH — John Kartak and Karen Guzak will move forward to November’s election in the race to be the city’s first executive “strong” mayor in 40 years.

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Everett council rejects placing districting on ballot, backers eye loophole

EVERETT — Last week's council vote surely won't be the end of the line for council district efforts.

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Brian Sullivan bumped in close primary for Everett mayor

EVERETT — City Councilwomen Cassie Franklin and Judy Tuohy are set to face off in November’s mayoral election, the most well-funded candidate in the race, Brian Sullivan, will be outside looking in unless something wildly changes with the few remaining votes to be tallied.

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Roesiger's descendant captures his journals in new book

SNOHOMISH — The great-niece of Snohomish pioneer Richard Roesiger, who has a lake named after him, utilized his journals from the 1800s to give a glimpse of how this burgeoning area formed.

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Pianos ready to play

Imagine Children’s Museum music instructor Marco Cortes (sitting) plays one of the “Street Tunes” pianos in downtown Everett with Rosalyn Pedersen, 3, of Mukilteo along with her younger brother Ben (hidden behind her) as their father Blake watches outside of the museum on Sunday, Aug. 6. Painted by artist Cathy Tanasse, the piano called “Meow Art” is one of 18 pianos located throughout the downtown area. The pianos were put on the sidewalks on Aug. 2 and are available to play during daylight hours until Aug. 22 as one of the city’s public interactive programs each summer. For more information and a map of pianos, and to vote for your favorite, visit

Former county yard on Avenue D may be ready to sell

SNOHOMISH — The land which once was a Snohomish County maintenance site, off Avenue D and Bonneville Avenue, is nearing its final stages of ecological clean-up and could potentially host an affordable housing site someday.

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This dairy farm is making energy with manure

MONROE — Using digesters that convert manure into energy, the Werkhoven farm is putting power to the people one "cow patty" at a time.

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Monroe Police’s embedded social worker program seeing results

MONROE — Elisa Delgado is roaming the streets looking for people who need help.

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Truck noises at Snohomish Station keeping neighbors awake

SNOHOMISH — Neighbors of the Snohomish Station are frustrated with early morning truck noise and with the City Council for its decision last week to take no further action to bridge communications, or try to actively enforce noise ordinance issues...

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Hope and healing: Hundreds served at Project Homeless Connect

EVERETT — The halls were filled July 20 at Evergreen Middle School with hundreds of people, lots lugging backpacks, lunching in the cafeteria, and signing up at a multitude of booths at the ninth annual Project Homeless Connect.

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Adult charges in Snohomish drive-by shooting targeting teen

SNOHOMISH — An ongoing “beef” between two Snohomish teens, former schoolmates at Snohomish High School, culminated in violence. Court documents revealed the harrowing details of the July 6 car arson and July 7 drive-by shooting in a neighborhood northeast of Blackmans Lake.

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