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Trekking the woods to offer help

Monroe Police Sgt. Ryan Irving squats to check out an empty tent found in Al Borlin Park by city parks crews. The occupant was believed to have run away when Irving approached the campsite.

Monroe’s homelessness assistance effort may be showing success

MONROE — Two or three times a week, an outreach team with a socal worker is meeting with homeless people they encounter camping. They don’t write tickets unless it’s the person’s final warning, and they don’t make arrests unless there’s a threat to safety or a person has a felony warrant out for their arrest. They simply hike out into the wooded areas where city parks employees have found camps, and they come to talk.

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Each field goal means thousands for cancer research

SNOHOMISH — A boy at Centennial Middle School is using his football field goal kicking talent to raise money for breast cancer research. Last year his kicks raised $2,000 for the cause.

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City may decrease wastewater utility rates in 2018

SNOHOMISH — It’s still a ‘maybe’ until city staff can put together the final analysis for City Council approval, but in-city residents could see their wastewater bill rates reduced in 2018. The reason lies in a success story involving bacteria.

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Cascade teacher accused of sexual relationship with second graduate

EVERETT — Another former student has levied accusations in court against a teacher.

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Snohomish making plan to retain businesses

SNOHOMISH — One step toward retaining businesses is to keep in contact with shop owners, and the city is looking at having UW interns help with this legwork.

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Keeping it spotless

Jack Kuehn of Everett finishes shining the chrome parts under the hood of his 1940 Ford Deluxe 2-door sedan at the 35th annual Snohomish Classic Car & Hot Rod Display on Sunday, Sept. 24. Kuehn, a retired Everett police officer, was one of about 500 owners of classic vehicles and hot rods that showed off their rides in downtown Snohomish.

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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Snohomish has a new police chief

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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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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News Bites for September 20

Upcoming candidate forums, paving work on First Street.

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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