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The voice of the AquaSox


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Tall Tom Lafferty begins his 35th season in the booth
First game of the season is Friday, June 15


EVERETT — "Tall" Tom Lafferty of Snohomish fell into becoming the public announcer, but there's more behind the man with the familiar voice. More on this story...


Guns being found in all sorts of places in Everett

EVERETT — People are finding guns cast aside in bushes and other inappropriate places on average twice a month around the city, from 911 call logs for found guns. The reports come from all across the city,but it is an anomaly to find a gun in a park.
To reduce gun thefts, the Police Department has set up a program to educate people to secure guns safely called Lock-It Everett.

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Snohomish credit card charges identified in audit all were reversed

SNOHOMISH — In followup to the May 23 article discussing frauds that occurred, every charge on the city credit cards was reversed. No city employees were implicated in the frauds. Links to related documents from the State Auditor's Office are at the bottom of the story.

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Everett zoning plan allows a denser downtown

By SAMANTHA CHAPMAN, contributing writer Published May 9, 2018     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 fEVERETT — Concerns were raised about boundary areas and opioid clinic regulations built in to the city's Metro Plan, which is being readied for a vote at the Planning Commission on June 19.

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Providence hospital workers picket for improved staffing levels

By MICHAEL WHITNEY Published June 13, 2018     Providence hospital workers picket for improved staffing levels  EVERETT — Nurses and other health care workers at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett picketed last week during the union negotiation prEVERETT — Nurses and other health care workers at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett picketed last week during the union negotiation process. Manpower is a primary factor in the issue. The people who work there say they often do not get to consistently take their breaks because of staff shortages. More on this story...


Everett Transit fare increases proposed

EVERETT — A proposal introduced in May would essentially double most of Everett Transit’s fares using gradual increases. More on this story...


Second Street revamp continues to be prepared

SNOHOMISH — The city is looking to design a new Second Street corridor. The de facto east-west arterial in Snohomish could be beautified with trees, bike lanes and better walking opportunities. Traffic calming is another goal. A secondtown hall is coming on June 14 at 5:30 p.m.at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club at 402 Second Street.

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School growth woes at Jackson High a puzzle for district

EVERETT — At a meeting at Jackson High School last week, it was clear there is no consensus on what to do about school growth problems.

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A garden with plenty


SNOHOMISH — Snohomish High students built a pollinator garden on campus that was the site of a meet and greet for Cascade View Elementary students and pen pals from the senior English classes at Snohomish High on Friday, June 8. The second graders and high school
seniors released butterflies in the pollinator garden to see them fly.
The pen pal exchanges discussed how birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators live.
In the photo, Cascade View second grader C.J. Cressey, 8, marvels at the sight of one of the released butterflies sitting on his hand. Sixty second graders from Cascade View were teamed up with 55 high school students to release the approximately 60 butterflies.


News bites for June 6

Snohomish Police Open House planned and Mary Lambert will be the headliner for a big concert in Everett this fall, among other news.


New community hub for Casino Road being planned

EVERETT — Sometime in the near future, a new community hub could open along Casino Road. It’s going to be inside the Children’s Village center at 14 E. Casino Road. Most importantly, it will give the community a space of its own.

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Winter likely the earliest for first Paine Field flights

EVERETT — A required FAA study for Paine Field's plans could push out the expected first passenger flights to as early as winter.

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The Historic Everett Theatre could be yours (among hundreds of contributors)

EVERETT — The theater is extending an offer to the community to join a group of co-owners to pass the baton as the current owner has announced his retirement. It’s like crowdfunding.

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Family’s service with guide dogs featured in film


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Rebecca Minelga kneels by new trainee Ogden, a Labrador, at the Snohomish Library last week with her sons Sebastian, 1, in her arms, and Oliver, 5.


SNOHOMISH — A family's work raising puppies to become guide dogs for the blind is part of a documentary film that was shown at the Seattle International Film Festival recently.

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Retiring Snohomish teachers honored


 

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