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Many get into Halloween spirit in the Riverside Neighborhood

Kaitlyn Price photo

The Dean family decorated this home on East Grand Avenue in Everett for the annual Riverside Neighborhood Halloween contest. Summer Dean’s decorations include twinkly orange lights, gravestones, skeletons and more. There are six contest categories: best overall, best theme, best daytime, best nighttime, scariest and best block. Home nominations among neighbors close Saturday, Oct. 21.

EVERETT — The Riverside Neighborhood in northeast Everett has embraced an annual Halloween decorating contest with the hope of transforming Riverside into a “frightfully, delightful community.”

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Billions in new K-12 funding is no windfall for schools

$7.3 billion in additional state money will be put into the K-12 education system over the next four years with the intent to finally put the McCleary decision to rest, but as school district officials put it, it's no magic windfall and changes in the system poses new challenges for operating locally.

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Mayoral candidates differ on many issues

SNOHOMISH — Where John Kartak and Karen Guzak stand on the issues.

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Snohomish Serpentine to affect traffic Friday

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish High's pride will show as students walk the streets the morning of Friday, Oct. 20. Drivers may want to alter routes.

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Snohomish Council Candidates speak out on the issues

SNOHOMISH — The Tribune asked a few simple questions to each candidate by email on issues such as the Carnegie Building and marijuana, and here are their responses.

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Food banks can use your help, but cash is king

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Food banks report that they can use the public's help with filling their stocks, but cash helps each food bank stretch its buying power for buying healthful food in bulk.

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Teen shooting on Oct. 4 was gang-related, court papers show

EVERETT — A prosecutor wrote that both the victim and the shooter in the Oct. 4 shooting in south Everett were teenagers involved with gangs.

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Monroe Police bust drug, gun operation

MONROE — The Police Department busted a small heroin and guns operation in late August at an Everett storage shed.

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Who are the two people running for Snohomish mayor?

SNOHOMISH — Biographies of Karen Guzak and John Kartak.

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Everett Station area could blossom into a neighborhood, group says

EVERETT — A private workgroup thinks that it has a key to help revitalize the Everett Station area into a neighborhood with plenty of transit-oriented development.

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Snohomish crime trends stable

SNOHOMISH — Crime trends are consistent to last year, Police Department statistics show.

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It's pumpkin pickin' season

Parker Camacho, 1, of Everett, carries a pumpkin that she picked out back to a wagon as she and her family participated in the activities at Stocker Farm south of Snohomish on Sunday, Oct. 8. The Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins is in full swing, as farms throughout the valley are open with U-pick pumpkin patches, hay rides, corn mazes and other family-style activities. Several of the farms also have haunted activities in the evenings on weekends.

Students meet candidates at forum

SNOHOMISH — An estimated 300 people — mostly high school seniors — listened to local candidates and party leaders pitch their causes and positions at a Saturday morning breakfast gathering in the Snohomish High School Commons.

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Why wasn’t Cascade’s  greenhouse program saved?

EVERETT — A five-year saga that began with a student’s question ended abruptly this summer with the dismantling of Cascade High School’s food-producing greenhouse and a nascent aquaponics system.

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A new fungal threat to bats may have implications for agriculture

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A disease that's decimating bat populations could have serious consequences for local agriculture

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Trekking the woods to offer help

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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