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Year-round market ready for business

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Lee Schaefer of Everett considers buying produce from SnoValley Gardens’ fresh vegetables section at the Farms & Market year-round farm-based market that had its grand opening on Thursday, March 1 in downtown Everett. The market and associated apartment building above it was announced in 2013 — with Tibetan monks blessing the site — but took years to fully open as initial developer Lobsang Dargey was removed and jailed for fraud.

Snohomish County’s homeless children widespread

The number of children going to sleep without a permanent home on a daily basis across the county tops 3,000, and while the Recession has waned, the number of homeless students has grown and "who" is homeless has shifted, experts say. More on this story...

Monroe looks to hush train horns using quiet zone regulations

MONROE — The city is working to silence train horns at crossings by establishing what’s known as a quiet zone, which would largely stop the familiar suburban sound.

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Movement on Morgan-Madison Park to make it a natural space

EVERETT — Work will start soon on a long-planned, 1.8-acre park at the street corner of Madison and Morgan, and parks planners want input. A meeting was held Feb. 28.

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Historic Everett Theatre is for sale

EVERETT — "The Historic E" is seeking a buyer and historians are monitoring the sale as it is in a 116-year-old building.

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Community responds quickly to Little League theft

SNOHOMISH — Thieves caused a pre-season setback when they stole approximately $3,000 worth of gear from the North Snohomish Little League but the community quickly replensihed the coffers.

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Beer complements the wine festival

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Frank Sandoval, owner of SnoTown Brewery, serves a glass of its “SnoTown Amber Craft Beer” to Richard Fynn, both of Snohomish at the ninth annual Snohomish Wine Festival last weekend. The wine festival held by teh Snohomish Chamber of Commerce regularly includes beer vendors. This year it was held at Thomas Family Farm. An upcoming related alcohol tasting event is Snohomish on the Rocks distillery festival on April 28.

Local roller derbier brings home gold

SNOHOMISH — Lacey Ramon, known in roller derby circles at Carmen Getsome, is more than a tough veteran in the sport. She's also now a two-time winner in the sport's World Cup after going overseas to compete earlier in February.

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Balancing act sought on downtown methadone clinic talks

EVERETT — The City Council is kicking the conversation on whether to allow a methadone clinic downtown forward to look at broader options. However it chooses to proceed, the city likely must act on the issue. Another conversation will happen March 7.

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4.0 student at Jackson also a force on the wrestling mat

EVERETT — Maggie Telford, a sophomore at Jackson High School, made Timberwolf history earlier this month by becoming the school’s first female wrestler to compete in a state tournament in nine years.

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Everett considering letting more marijuana stores open up

EVERETT — The city’s planning commission is revisiting how many marijuana retailers can operate within city limits and where, with a possible recommendation for more lax regulations to hand over to the City Council as early as this spring. 

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Center gives people a place to belong

MONROE — A new center is providing people with issues such as seizures, autism, and other issues a place to belong. It’s new in downtown, and the story here is that there a so few centers for adults in the county. This one is the closest one versus Everett and Carnation

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Monroe − YMCA deal opens public pool time

MONROE — A new deal will allow the public to get free, limited access to the Sky Valley Y on Fryelands Boulevard.

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