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The Tribune's 2017 Year in Review

Strolling by candlelight


Doug Ramsay photo

With more than 500 candle lit paper bags lining it, the Snohomish Riverfront Trail became a popular place for a sunset stroll on Thursday, Dec. 21 during the 12th annual Winter Solstice walk. For a second straight year, the rain was absent for the event. People carried decorative lanterns and holiday songs could be heard by the groups of carolers.

Monroe Police lose K9 Nuke

MONROE — The Police Department's agile and adept tracking dog died over the holidays.
Nuke was part of a few big searches and a key part to a few good catches.


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Monroe looking to improve more roads in 2018

MONROE — The city's future road plans include work for the Blueberry Lane/Kelsey Street intersection, sidewalk railway safety crossings at Fryelands Boulevard and 179th Street, and a second phase of extending the sidewalk along Chain Lake Road.

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Everett museum finds a home

EVERETT — At last, Everett’s history artifacts
may soon be unveiled for the public to see.
The Everett Museum of History last week bought the empty building at 2939 Colby Ave. downtown.


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A community searches high and low

SNOHOMISH — The map was taped together, with small notes and highlighted portions filling the map lines, detailing the streets and riv-ers of town. 
Poring over the map of where to search next was the daughter of missing postman Henry Groeneveld, Liz Dickson, who, with the support of volunteers, donated search tools and social media was continuing to look for her dad.


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Slow pace, limited options for Baker Heights residents

EVERETT — Tenants in the bungalows that make up the 244-unit Baker Heights public housing project are in the final stage of what has been a very long goodbye. 

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Six finalists for City Council vacancy

EVERETT — Six finalists for an open City Council seat were selected last week from a wide pool of applicants.
They are: Ethel McNeal, William Morgan, Hillary Pirtle, Paula Rhyne, Tyler Rourke and Michael Trujillo.
The council will hold a second set of interviews to help make its selection at a special Jan. 3 meeting starting at 3 p.m.

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City’s lawsuit against pharma co. swept into national trial

EVERETT — The city’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharmaceuticals was consolidated into a multi-state lawsuit against multiple pharmaceutical companies.
On Dec. 5, a federal judicial panel decided to combine dozens of separate cases, including the city’s, into one large case.

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Still a legend in dance


Doug Ramsay photo

Eleanor Leight, 95, talks with a few women from the audience following the Leight Fantastic dance team’s holiday performance at the Snohomish Senior Center on Monday, Dec. 11.




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