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Santa stops by Snohomish

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Having arrived on the top of a Snohomish Fire District 4 fire engine, Santa Claus makes his way through a crowd of his fans to the Avenue A gazebo where he sat and talked to children regarding their Christmas lists on Saturday, Nov. 25. The annual visit to downtown Snohomish by Old St. Nick marks the opening day of holiday shopping and sales by local businesses.

Newly formed county effort acting on opioid crisis

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Last week, county officials announced an action plan that targets the opioid epidemic that has had law enforcement and health officials more stressed and strained in the last few years.

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Snohomish makes some headway in its government transition

SNOHOMISH — The city is preparing to change its form of government from Council-Manager to Mayor-Council on Nov. 28, the day the County Auditor certifies the results from the general election.

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County Council budget takes no property tax hike

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The County Council adopted its version of the budget after numerous amendments last week 5-0. The county council chose to take no property tax increase.
The reasoning was in part because parts of the county will see hits from Sound Transit 3’s tax, and most of the county will see property taxes increase for schools.

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It’s time to Stuff A Bus

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — he annual Stuff a Bus giving drive, benefitting local families supported by Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW), provides another opportunity this year to bring joy in our community.
The remaining campaign dates are Dec. 2 and 3, and Dec. 9 and 10.
The groups will collect toys and non-perishable food items between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at two locations:
Fred Meyer in Everett at Murphy’s Corner, 12906 Bothell-Everett Highway
Fred Meyer in Snohomish, 2801 Bickford Ave.

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Everett Public Schools to ask for $325 million bond in February

EVERETT — The Everett School Board last week authorized a capital bond and a replacement levy, which both will appear on the Feb. 13 ballot.
The capital bond will largely focus on improvements at the high schools, and will be the district’s way to build a new, fourth full-size high school. That high school would be located in Mill Creek south of Jackson High School. The Mill Creek area is poised as the largest area of growth.

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How will Snohomish's government transition work?

SNOHOMISH — The city is preparing to change its form of government from Council-Manager to Mayor-Council on Nov. 28, the day the County Auditor certifies the results from the general election.

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City manager will receive $100k as farewell payoff

SNOHOMISH — City Manager Larry Bauman will lose his title and his job in the city’s switch to a mayor-led city before his contract expires, and that means the city must pay up.

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Monroe crime statistics show stability for October

MONROE — Crime in the city held steady last month, according to Police Department incident figures.The city's Community Outreach team has also made numerous contacts since forming this spring.

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How a pair of dreamers intend to stand out in Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — The city's newest shop owners have brought life into one of the city's older buildings on First Street.

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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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All breeds welcome

Kaitlyn Price photo

A Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, named Right Said Fred, is being handled by his owner Tonya Struble and examined by
Judge Eric Liebes. He went on to win a group two in the hound group. The Whidbey Island Kennel Club hosts a two-day annual All-Breed American Kennel Club show every year in November at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds which includes conformation, junior showmanship, obedience and rally trials. This year, 1,374 dogs were entered into the show.

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