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Snohomish has a new police chief

New Snohomish Police Chief Keith Rogers (center) meets with an area resident at a reception on Monday, Sept. 11 at Collector’s Choice Restaurant held by the city to let the public say goodbye to former chief Capt. John Flood (right) and meet the city’s new police chief.

Chief Rogers is greeting everyone he meets

SNOHOMISH — Last week people gave a bittersweet goodbye to
Capt. John Flood, and an enthusiastic hello to new Police Chief Lt. Keith Rogers.
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YMCA, city in talks to give public pool access, new park

EVERETT — A second swimming center for Everett may become available to the public in 2019 and a new large park next door would be built by 2021 under a two-for-one agreement the city is working on with the YMCA of Snohomish County.

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Fire District 7 to have new station at Fales Road operational by 2018

SNOHOMISH — A new fire station now under construction on Fales Road will put service closer to the residents in Echo Lake. Ground broke on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

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Profiles of People: Pastor Darrell Goodwin - “Inclusivity”

Darrell Goodwin, the new pastor at the United Church of Christ, exemplifies a person who, even though he’s a young man, has dedicated himself to living a life that includes all people, writes columnist Patricia Therrell.

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Smoke seen across city was fire at old mill

SNOHOMISH — A fire burned through a building at the former Seattle–Snohomish Mill on the southern bank of the Snohomish River. Firefighters were summoned
Saturday, Sept. 16 to the old mill site shortly before 8 a.m. to find flames rising from the second story at one of the several buildings that remain from the former lumber mill.
In the photo, Snohomish Fire District 4 firefighter-paramedic Dave Alberts aims a water stream onto flames within the building as District 4 lieutenant Sean Witherow watches as fire crews extinguish the fire. Fire crews from Fire Dist. 7 in Clearview and Mill Creek, along with Lake Stevens fire crews assisted in fighting the fire.

Bikini baristas sue Everett in federal court, city pauses enforcement

EVERETT — The city recently paused on enforcing legislation to halt bikini barista stands after it was sued in federal court claiming the ban interferes with the constitutional rights of the baristas to show their skin.

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News Bites for September 20

Upcoming candidate forums, paving work on First Street.

Two teens arrested in stabbing on Ave. E

SNOHOMISH — A man who confronted teens on this property was stabbed. Police call the incident a random one. Police were seeking two additional teens connected to the incident as of press time. 

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Park Place Middle is new, decked in blue, and state-of-the-art

MONROE — An open house was held Tuesday, Sept. 5 with parents and kids largely giving wide acclaim for the new school. Teachers are smitten with the new tech. Many classrooms have 75-inch touchscreens that have a Microsoft Surface computer built in to provide interactive learning.

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Council considering loading dock noise limits

SNOHOMISH — The City Council has heard an earful from neighbors annoyed by deliveries at nearby stores, and decided to get public input on changing the city noise codes.

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Push made for second methadone clinic in Everett

EVERETT — The City Council is interested in seeing zoning changes accelerated to provide the framework that would allow a second methadone clinic to locate in the city.

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Needle cleanup kits available to public

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Before picking up used heroin needles, you may consider picking up a needle safety kit. One thousand needle collection kits will be available for free from the Snohomish Health District starting this week.

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Opioid center looking for a home

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — An opioid addiction treatment center has spent many months looking for a city to call home. A deal in Snohomish supported by local leaders fell through. 

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$1.5 million claim made against Snohomish County

EVERETT — A woman filed a $1.5 million claim against Snohomish County last week over an incident where deputies arrived at her and her husband's home in June. The woman had her finger broken in a scuffle, but 911 call logs show medical aid was called off by an intervening sergeant multiple times. Deputies in the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office were disciplined over the incident.

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