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Earth Day events this weekend

Marchers gather in Snohomish and utilize a megaphone alongside First Street as part of the 2017 Earth Day March, which attracted 60 participants.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A roundup of efforts and events across the county, including in your backyard. More on this story...

Snohomish Police chat about crime and community concerns

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Police Department shared insights and answered questions at its inaugural monthly “Coffee with a Cop” event.

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Delta neighbors ask state to continue arsenic clean ups

EVERETT — The Delta Neighborhood Association last month sent a letter to state and federal elected officials calling on them to increase funding for the state Department of Ecology to aid arsenic and lead cleanups in the neighborhood.
The cleanups have largely stopped because funding ran dry.

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Downtown Monroe kickstarts new events

MONROE — The city's downtown association will be holding a wedding expo on May 5 and has more events planned. Another opportunity is to "buy a Swift" to go on the city's downtown sculpture.

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Vandal damages Ferguson Park slide, Hill Park benches

SNOHOMISH — One or more vandals struck, literally, at city parks April 7 or 8, taking a hatchet to a slide at Ferguson Park and breaking shelter benches at Hill Park.

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Relaxed rules for Pilchuck District may help spur changes

SNOHOMISH — The City Council unanimously eliminated restrictions on the types of businesses allowed in the Pilchuck District last week to stimulate growth in the stagnant zoning area.

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Planning commission says yes to more Everett marijuana shops

EVERETT — The volunteer planning commission recommends letting five more marijuana shops open in the city, and reducing buffers around shops. The City Council will have the final say in the coming weeks.

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Gridlock, growth in Maltby are focal points at meeting

MALTBY — The Snohomish County Council took to the road and heard an earful about traffic and development in the town of Maltby at an April 2 meeting.

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Public meetings set on council district elections plan

EVERETT — The city announced a slate of four upcoming public meetings on potentially reshaping City Council elections with geographic districts.

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Snohomish to host triathlon

SNOHOMISH — Runners, swimmers and bikers will descend on Snohomish April 22.

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Neighbors mobilize against squatters in their cul-de-sac

SNOHOMISH — A problem house has neighbors' attention and chagrin as squatters have moved in.

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Library levy asks for cash boost to avoid service cuts

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A measure asking for a library levy lid lift is on ballots being mailed out this week.

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Building bikes for kids

Doug Ramsay photo

Josh Pfister, shop manager at Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop, moves the handlebars of a bicycle to check for alignment as he and several volunteers were working to repair children’s bikes for the shops’ 16th annual Kids Bike Swap to be held on June 10. Additional volunteers are needed with work parties every Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. through June 7 as well as Sunday, April 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information on volunteering at the shop located at 2531 Broadway in Everett, or regarding the Kids Bike Swap, call 425-252-6952 or visit

Future firefighters get ready at new training ground

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

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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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