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Lunchtime concert series season opens


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EVERETT — The Music on the Plaza concert series started with a bit of rain as the Seattle based band New Age Flamenco performed for a sparse audience due to the weather on Wednesday, June 13. Above, band members Ernesto Pediangco, left and Vidas Svagzdys perform one of the band’s signature style Latin and Caribbean songs. The concert series continues Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. through July 25 at the Snohomish County Campus Plaza Amphitheater in Everett, at the corner of Rockefeller Avenue and Wall Street. No concert July 4.

Many free meal options for kids are close by

While students look forward to their summer vacation, not all have the same availability to eat regular meals like they would during the school year.
To keep all children fed, the Snohomish, Monroe and Everett school districts are holding weekday summer meal programs.

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Monroe sets stay-out-of-drug areas

MONROE — Drug dealers and users who have prior drug related arrests will be subject to rearrest, jail time and fines if they are found in Monroe’s new designated “SODA” zone downtown.
SODA is the abbreviation for “stay out of designated area.” The City Council acted to create the area at its June 12 meeting.

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Second Street revampMany have plenty to say on Second Street

SNOHOMISH — About 30 residents, shoppers, business owners, farmers and officials shared diverse opinions about revamping the Second Street corridor at a Town Hall meeting June 14.

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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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The voice of the AquaSox Tall Tom Lafferty begins his 35th season in the booth

EVERETT — “Tall” Tom Lafferty casts a long shadow at Everett Memorial Stadium, and it’s not just because he’s 6 foot 5 inches.
Lafferty is beginning his 35th season announcing at the field and his resonant voice is synonymous with the Everett AquaSox, the Mariners’ Class A franchise.

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Retiring Snohomish teachers honored


Show and tell at police open house

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Kaitlyn Price photo

SNOHOMISH — Camden Smith, 5, from Snohomish gets to sit in the driver’s seat of the Snohomish County Search and Rescue’s “Kid Copter” with guidance from Deputy Bill Quistorf during the Snohomish Police Department’s open house on Friday Jun. 15.

  

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