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Affordable housing gaps reflect
countywide crunch for shelter

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Pressures on the market combined with a housing supply far short of demand has left people strapped in being able to find affordable housing.

Snohomish Sauerkraut Band hits 50

Sauerkraut trombonist Gordy Taylor performs along with the band in the 2014 Kla Ha Ya Parade. The band’s musicians and supporters will be dressed to the nines for their 50th appearance in the parade this year.

SNOHOMISH —The legendary Sauerkraut crew will reunite with 92-year-old Grand Marshal Gil Schwarzmiller, an original member of a family band that started unexpectedly in 1968. More on this story...


SR 92 and North Machias Road closure
extended to July 21

SNOHOMISH — A project to improve fish passages will interrupt drivers on state Road 92 to Machias. Two separate routes will be signed for these closures at state Route 92 and North Machias Road. WSDOT announced Wednesday, July 18 that the closure is extended to July 21.

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Condemned building still active inside

EVERETT — A building across the street from the Everett Performing Arts Center and near Funko has a storied past and was home to funky cafe, but a city order shut it all down. A visit showed that there is still activity in the building, though.

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Everett City Council primary has three contenders

EVERETT — Incumbent Ethel McNeal faces two challeners in the August primary: Tyler Rourke and Liz Vogeli. Ballots will come out this week in the mail.

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Everett council districts to be on ballot

EVERETT — Voters will decide this fall whether to reorganize the City Council by electing some of its members using new geographic districts.

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Downtown Monroe continues revitalization, including litter pickups

MONROE — The Downtown Monroe Association (DMA) introduced a new executive director plus plans to clean up the neighborhood and drum up business at the July 11 City Council meeting.

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Four candidates vying for PUD board seat

EVERETT — Four people are seeking a seat on the PUD board currently held by incumbent Sid Logan. The Tribune asks the candidates on their goals and plans if elected. The Aug. 7 primary will narrow the field to two candidates.

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Monroe teen vaping exceeds state averages

MONROE — A higher-than-average number of Monroe teenagers are using vape devices, from a self-reporting study. One in four sophomores reported vaping with THC, the hallucinogen in marijuana, in the past 30 days at the time of the study.

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A throwback market for modern times

EVERETT — What started as a tent that Kelso pitched on the site in 1997, and turned into an open air red barn 15 years ago, has transformed again by meshing old and new with a sprinkle of ice cream cones.

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Vital bridges along Mukilteo Boulevard to get seismic fixes

EVERETT — Three bridges along Mukilteo Boulevard will receive attention in the coming years to overcome vulnerabilities to earthquakes.

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Flowing Lake Park to receive additional parking, development

SNOHOMISH — The northside park that acts as a camping ground and fishing hole will get some improvements in the next few years.

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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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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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Guns being found in all sorts of places in Everett

Lunchtime concert series season opens

Doug Ramsay photo

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.

Burger event a chance to catch up

Noreen Dana (standing at right) talks to a group of guests waiting for their hamburgers to arrive. The one-day return of The Hub’s Pantherburger (story here) brought a big crowd to the Snohomish Delta Chalet, and more than 350 hamburgers were cooked. Steve Dana and his brother Rick manned the grill. The donations collected are to raise awareness about kidney disease. The Hub Drive-In was a staple in Snohomish for decades until closing in 2010.



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