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Get out of here, Grinch

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Grabbing onto his hat as he runs with a horde of people behind him, The Grinch made an appearance for the fourth annual Chase the Grinch run on Sunday, Dec. 3. About 800 runners participated in the run along the Centennial Trail from Snohomish to Three Lakes Road and back for the 5K runners, or Snohomish to Machias and back for the 10K runners.

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Act fast to apply for Everett City Council, Thursday's the deadline

EVERETT — Act quick if you want a chance at joining the Everett City Council. The deadline was extended, but it's still Thursday, Dec. 14 Applications can be submitted to
City Hall or also be submitted via the city’s website,

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Mayor John Kartak has first day in office

SNOHOMISH — In came the new Snohomish Mayor John Kartak. This was his first da.y Here is how it went.

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Sno-Isle Libraries looking at levy to avoid cuts

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The board that oversees the Sno-Isle Regional Libraries system will be weighing its options and deciding this month whether to cut the library district’s operating budget—and services—or put a “levy lid lift” measure before voters next spring that would raise property taxes.

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Consultant: City should become more dense to get more revenue

SNOHOMISH — The city should add more people and allow more density to raise more revenue, according to an economic development consultant. The Pilchuck District is cited as one such avenue.

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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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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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