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Future firefighters get ready at new training ground

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Everett recruit firefighter Mark Bates tosses his self-contained breathing pack onto his back as he is timed for donning his full fire-resistant gear during an exercise at the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy in South Everett on Wednesday, March 21.

EVERETT — At the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy, 27 recruits drawn from across the county are learning the ropes. More on this story...

A softball trio’s rally: Three inseparable cousins find one struck ill

SNOHOMISH — Three teenage cousins who have played softball together for years are challenged by their toughest opponent as one is being treated for a blood cancer.

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Veteran Snohomish officer tasked on homelessness, outreach

SNOHOMISH — An officer who joined March 1 in a specialty capacity has been tasked with dual roles to assist homeless and in-crisis individuals and serve as a resource to neighborhoods and other groups.

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Noose used in harassment incident in central Everett

EVERETT — Two men in a car displayed a noose, which is used to send a clear and dangerous message, to harass a resident earlier this month. It comes on top of phone calls and other harassment she is receiving.

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A better Broadway may be on horizon in Everett

EVERETT — A vision and call for a much nicer North Broadway corridor is being given a warm reception at City Hall.Growth alone could reshape Broadway. The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) estimates Everett may grow by an average of more than 3,200 people per year between now and 2035.

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Two Snohomish teachers bring home Teacher Of The Year awards

SNOHOMISH — Two Snohomish School District educators won teacher of the year awards: manufacturing instructor Matt Johnson and alternative education teacher Thom Engel.

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Emergency radio system needs replacement

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — To be able to afford a new emergency radio system for the equipment officers and firefighters carry, county officials are looking at options that each ultimately point to a ballot measure this August or November.

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Monroe approves “no sit-lie” ordinance on sidewalks, may set stay-out-of-drug area

MONROE — The City Council has approved an ordinance to move homeless people off city sidewalks and is considering a separate ordinance to exclude people convicted of drug crimes from certain high-drug trafficking areas of Monroe.

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Monroe council may let ATVs on public streets

MONROE — The City Council is working on an ordinance to legalize driving wheeled all-terrain vehicles on roads in the city with speed limits 35 miles per hour or lower.

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Food banks can use more supplies during springtime

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Food banks face a lull in the spring before the annual Postal Carriers Food Drive.
As always, cash is king for donations.

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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...


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