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Little ones do trunk or treat

Doug Ramsay photo

Dressed as Mickey Mouse, Paxton Burns, 1 of Brier uses both hands to reach for some candy in a bowl as his sister Emily, 3, waits for her turn in the back. The two were of over 1,000 children and parents who celebrated Halloween by participating in the second annual Trunk or Treat at the Hope Church in Snohomish on Saturday, Oct. 28. Members of Snohomish Fire District 4 and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department also passed out candy.

Lake Tye, riverside parks being planned, meeting on Nov. 1 ahead

MONROE — Plans are under-way to mark more definitive futures for Lake Tye Park and the Cadman riverside site.
The city is master planning the two sites, and will hold a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 1 to discuss the plans. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Monroe Boys and Girls Club, 261 Sky River Parkway.

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Public outcry over Somers’ property tax proposal

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — County Executive Dave Somers’ proposal to raise property taxes 4 percent to fully fund the sheriff’s office was not well received at public hearings in Everett last week. 

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Museum drops bid for historic Longfellow

EVERETT — The nonprofit wanting to resurrect an Everett Museum of History dropped its bid for the Longfellow Building, a century-old edifice owned by the Everett School District.

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County Council District 5 race centers on traffic, growth patterns

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Traffic, future growth and county finances are fundamental in the race for County Council District 5. Incumbent Sam Low and challenger Kristin Kelly are the two candidates running for office. They discuss their solutions in this article.

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River trail along Sky would bridge cities

MONROE — The county is looking to help Monore and Sultan connect their parks via an 84-mile riverfront trail that extends to Puget Sound.

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Everett council districts effort to try for next fall’s ballot

EVERETT — The backers of a initiative to restructure the Everett City Council by geographic districts announced plans last week to get onto the November 2018 ballot and will hold a meeting about it on Saturday, Nov. 4.

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Centennial goes undefeated

The green-clad Patriots of Centennial Middle School had an undefeated seventh grade school football season this year in their league . “To see a group of kids who had never played football come together and be so successful is a true testament of how good the kids were, ” said head coach Joey Brown, who also coaches at Snohomish High School. At its final game of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 24 (above), Centennial beat Valley View 48 to 14.

Everett's Mayoral race has two established candidates and a write-in

EVERETT — Interviews with mayoral candidates Cassie Franklin, Judy Tuohy and Gary Watts.

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Monroe mayoral candidates see challenges ahead

MONROE — Interviews with mayoral candidates Jim Kamp and incumbent Geoffrey Thomas.

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Profiles of People: "Mayor"

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson will end his term as being 14 years as the city's mayor. What will he do next?

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Monroe City Council candidates answer questions on the issues

MONROE — Three City Council incumbents face challengers this year, while a fourth, Councilwoman Patsy Cudaback, is getting a free pass without an opponent.
The Tribune asked a few simple questions to each candidate by email, and here are their responses.

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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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Snohomish Mayoral candidates differ on many issues

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

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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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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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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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