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Elections 2017

Results as of count released at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14

Snohomish Mayoral race
John Kartak likely to become Snohomish mayor

John Kartak     50.89 % - 1,625 votes
Karen Guzak    48.64 % - 1,553 votes

Snohomish Council 5
Snohomish council gets some familiar faces

Linda Redmon   51.14 % - 1,498 votes
Bob Dvorak     48.45% - 1,419 votes

Everett Mayoral race
Cassie Franklin leads Judy Tuohy for Everett mayor

Cassie Franklin  44.7% -7,746 votes
Judy Tuohy        43.6% -7,552 votes
Write-in (any)   11.7% - 2,032 votes

Number of ballots counted to date across county: about 146,747

Dancing with honor

Doug Ramsay photo

World War II Army veteran Pershing Beglau, 93, of Everett and his wife Anne dance to the 1940s-era big band music of the swing band Route 66 during the 12th annual Veterans Day USO dance at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett on Saturday, Nov. 11. More than 300 military veterans and guests attended this year’s event.

Ready to sing: Snohomish teen going to national competition

SNOHOMISH — A lifelong Snohomish resident was recently bestowed national recognition for her talents as a vocalist. Not the most expected path for someone born more than two months premature with significant sinus and respiratory conditions.

She'll be one of seven from Washington state participating in the choir competition later this month.

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Rehabilitating those who served

SNOHOMISH — The nonprofit Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors helps veterans largely fresh from tours of duty, where the
needs can be high. A small cadre of volunteers help organize supply drives, equine therapy and other therapies.

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Ann Averill, former Snohomish mayor, gave love, progress to city

SNOHOMISH — Ann Averill was known in Snohomish for her political career and efforts for the Snohomish Library and Future of Flight Museum, but to her grandkids, she was “Grannie Annie” who loved to cook, to get things done and enjoy nature.
Averill died Oct. 23, a few weeks shy of her 76th birthday.

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Everett's budget appears balanced for next year

EVERETT — For 2018, the city will operate from a $136 million general fund, which pays for day-to-day expenses, and a $360 million budget overall. This budget is about $4.6 million larger than last year’s budget. 

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Park users skeptical toward latest Lord Hill bike plan

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Tom Teigen reiterated that he has pressed the “re-set” button on controversial mountain biking plans in Lord Hill Regional Park (LHRP), but some stakeholders remain skeptical and a petition drive is under way here to keep mountain biking at the park in check.

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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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Demonstrating the dances of Peru

Doug Ramsay photo

Theresa McDermott of the Peruvian dance group Balorico performs a dance at the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett on Saturday, Nov. 4, as children from the audience were encouraged to join in. The dancing performance was part of the museum’s “Celebrate Our World” series, with this month featuring the country of Peru. The series of events continues next month featuring France.

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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