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Mothers with heart

Doug Ramsay photo

Francisca Allard sits in the yard of the family’s home near Snohomish, along with her three children, left to right, Taylor, 20; Raegan, 3; and Mason, 7.

SNOHOMISH — One mother gave a priceless gift in a moment, the other over the course of 30 years. More on this story...

Future Everett Y pool to have open access for city residents

EVERETT — Pending a deal the Everett City Council will likely pass this week, city residents will be able to use the YMCA’s future pool even if they are not a Y member.

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Everett vote on having more marijuana stores is May 16

EVERETT — The City Council is set to decide whether the city should lift restrictions to allow five more legally licensed recreational marijuana stores open within city limits. Last week the council weighed the topic.

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Countywide jail diversion center opening its doors

EVERETT — Snohomish County's new jail diversion center, to help homeless people addicted to drugs, will open as soon as this week.

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Bill Bates, former Snohomish County Tribune publisher, served the community he loved

SNOHOMISH — Bill Bates, longtime Tribune editor and publisher, was willing to take a chance on people and always willing to listen to new ideas and take on new experiences. He stayed active into his 90s and the mountains' call was always inviting.


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Farmers Market season begins

Farmers markets are back and blooming, with the Snohomish Thursday afternoon market already open and the Everett Farmers Market opening on Mother's Day. Monroe's new market opens in June.

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Project Homeless Connect, one-stop event for help, ceases

EVERETT — The annual Project Homeless Connect one-stop event for getting people help will not be taking place this year.

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U.S. 2 trestle work starts this week

SNOHOMISH — U.S. 2 trestle drivers will have a smoother ride over the bridge by autumn, but the cost will be some spring and summer shutdowns. Overnight lane reductions began this week and will run Monday through Thursday nights for at least the next three weeks. The lanes reopen every morning by 4 a.m. Closure schedule is in story.

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Latest Snohomish Carnegie plans shown

SNOHOMISH — A vision of the renovated 1910 Carnegie building was presented at a recent town hall meeting.

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City wants to buy controversial East Monroe land

MONROE — City of Monroe leaders are looking to buy the East Monroe property—- and they want to utilize state and county grants to pay for it. Buying it would be a protracted process, but if it is accomplished it may conclude a 14-year saga over farmland.

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City Council considering giving Mayor Kartak a raise

SNOHOMISH — Mayor John Kartak’s $18,000-a-year salary may increase if the City Council decides it is right.

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Following in the footsteps

SNOHOMISH — The Panthers’ new head coach Nick Hammons has his dad Skip rooting for him.

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Learning the art of firefighting

Snohomish Fire recruit Doug Higbee prepares to access the inside fire scenario at a fire training program on Monday, April 16 at the Ray Brown Training Center in Machias. The purpose was to evaluate the inside and outside conditions of a mock hallway caught on fire, simulating what recruits might see in the field later on.

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish Fire's sole recruit going through training right now explains the intensity and camaraderie that goes into it. More on this story...


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