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Goodbye school, hello summer

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Weston Gile, 5, from Snohomish runs through three aqua jumper fountains during a sunny day at the Willis Tucker Spray Pad on Friday, June 15. The Spray Pad is open until the warm weather ends in September at Willis D. Tucker Community Park.

Fourth of July events in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Have fun this Fourth of July at one of these events in our area.

Know the rules on fireworks for a safe, legal Fourth

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish and Monroe have specific times when fireworks can be lit for the Fourth of July, and there are some rules of thumb to be safe. Fireworks are banned in Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace and Mukilteo

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Lions build a den to benefit community

SNOHOMISH — When a new house constructed in six months sells, the Snohomish Lions will use the proceeds to benefit the community for the next 20 to 25 years.

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Downtown Everett rezone plan moves forward

EVERETT — A zoning plan for a denser downtown Everett moved out of the Planning Commission on its way to City Council, but with changes that exempt a historic neighborhood from its boundaries and would allow medical clinics, including methadone clinics, on the first floor.

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School district adjusts plan on sexual health curriculum changes

SNOHOMISH — After parents objected, the Snohomish School District is retuning its sexual health curriculum.

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Officials share strategies to keep Monroe students safe

MONROE — Move - Evade - Defend, and other strategies, are being taught to students for if a life-threatening attacker is on campus.

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Trail proposals mapped out at regional gathering

SNOHOMISH — City and county leaders ponder how to zigzag the region with new trails.

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Many free meal options for kids are close by

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — 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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Many have plenty to say on Second Street

Second Street revampSNOHOMISH — 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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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.

No boo-boos for these bears

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EVERETT — Four-year-old Jason Smith of Everett has his teddy bear examined by Kaiser Permanente physician Lindsey Pepper during the Imagine Children’s Museum’s annual Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday, June 23. Young visitors to the museum were given a free bear by Kaiser Permanente where they then had their bear examined by medical staff prior to taking them home.


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