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Soccer academy has kids
finding new goals

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Caylee Krestel (left) and Ryan Cho, both 8, participate in the annual Casino Road Soccer Camp on Thursday, June 28 at Walter E. Hall Park in Everett. The annual week-long camp hosted by the Everett Police Department is in its 11th year and helps build positive relations
between the police and at-risk children. Now-retired Everett Police Sgt. Manny Garcia, who once played professional soccer in Mexico, created the academy to teach soccer skills as well as promote positive life skills to the city’s youth.

Effort to stamp out plastic straws begins in Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A group is starting a campaign to have people rethink using plastic straws.

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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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Special return of The Hub’s burgers is for kidney disease awareness

SNOHOMISH — On Saturday, July 14, a few hundred lucky customers can get their Hub Drive-In burger fix, just the way they like it, said former owner Steve Dana. It's for kidsney disease awareness and the mission is both improtant and critical.

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Rivers not yet ready for swimming during this summer

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A swim in the river right now could be fatal because the water is cold and the currents are swift. Stick to a lake and wear a life jacket, officials say.

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Ferguson Park suggestions look to boost fun

SNOHOMISH — A raft of suggestions for the lakeside park are being considered.

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Cascade High teacher in sex lawsuits resigns

EVERETT — Craig Verver, the Cascade High School teacher who was embroiled into two lawsuits, is no longer working for the school district.

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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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Rain pauses Showdown race

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After being rained out on Saturday night, the main event for the annual Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway was postponed to Sunday, July 1, as crews were able to dry out the asphalt. The big-money Showdown attracts national Super Late Model circle track racers to Monroe. Above, in turn four, Chris Davidson of Pearland, Texas (No. 14) is ahead of Wyatt Gardner of Lake Stevens (No. 3) and John Lathrop Jr. of Puyallup (orange car, left) during the early laps of the race. National racer Preston Peltier won the 200-lap race for the second year in a row. Davidson was second and Robb Touchette of Lake Stevens was third.

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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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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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.


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