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The VanAssche family gather at April VanAssche’s parents’ farm last week. On the left from top are Gracie, 15, April and Annie, 9. Center from top are Maddie, 17, and Trevor 13. And on the right, iså husband Jay and son Tully, 9.



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GroundFrog Day will be Jan. 27 in the afternoon

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish Slew is so much more than a handsome face and at the 13th annual GroundFrog Day, Jan. 27 from 12:30 to 2 p.m., festivalgoers will get to see the triple-threat bullfrog in all his amphibian glory.

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New Carnegie plans have lower cost figures

SNOHOMISH — Revised plans for the Carnegie Building that include demolishing the annex and restoring the original 1910 footprint cut the cost almost in half, but at the moment financing the project in whole is contingent to a state request for $2 million. The city's putting upo $1.65 million.

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City-led Everett council districts measure discussed

EVERETT — The City Council is bringing geographic representation back into discussion with a new public process likely culminating in putting a city-led initiative on November’s ballot.

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Profiles of People: “Intentions”

He's walked the El Camino, retired from Boeing, is part of a state mining board and teaches children how to read. However, one of the most rewarding surprises yet in Mike Dunican's life came just last year.

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Snohomish youth football team to appear at NFL Pro Bowl

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Boys & Girls Club Legion of 12s flag football team will be flying all the way to Orlando, Florida Jan. 24 after winning a championship playoff spot from sweeping a Seahawks-sponsored regional tournament in Renton in November.

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STEM expo shows off new technology

SNOHOMISH — Making videos, and music, and a myriad of other technology being used in the classroom were showcased at the Snohomish STEM Expo last week.

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Using drones to monitor flames

SNOHOMISH — A new tool has been added to the arsenal of one fire district that could lead to better response to emergencies, and better public safety coordination.

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Snohomish Council sets drug injection site moratorium in 4-3 vote

SNOHOMISH — Last week the Snohomish City Council narrowly approved a six-month moratorium on drug injection sites in city limits.

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Bond Street access plans appear to go dormant after snags

EVERETT —The Bond Street underpass was frequently used to access Pigeon Creek Trail, which runs beside the rail line on Port of Everett property south to Pigeon Creek Beach until the passage was fenced off by the railroad in 2014 out of safety concerns. A project to reopen access never got past the preliminary design phase after roadblocks came up.

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Parents sue school district, Monsanto over classroom air quality

MONROE — A lawsuit filed last week says that former teachers, students and families at Sky Valley Education Center have suffered numerous severe health conditions.
The lawsuit argues that Monsanto was well aware of the risks using PCBs as a sealant, but also targets the school district and Snohomish Health District for not enforcing or otherwise requiring the school district to get rid of PCB-laden light fixtures.

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Snohomish Council changes comment protocols, start time

SNOHOMISH — City Council meetings may soon start an hour earlier at 6 p.m. and the public’s opportunity to give comments will be scaled back under tweaks approved last week.

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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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