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Mayor proposes cuts,
fees to solve budget

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Carl Gipson Senior Center members (from left, Dianne Campbell of Lake Stevens, Joanne Drebaum of Snohomish, Jan Brown of Everett and Pam Kepford of Everett) work out during a Zumba session at the center on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The Zumba class meets Wednesdays at 4 p.m. A budget proposal the mayor presented last week would introduce a membership fee to use the Carl Gipson Senior Center. Right now, the center is free to everyone over the age of 50.

EVERETT — Making “difficult decisions” to address an unsustainable city budget, Mayor Cassie Franklin recently outlined job cuts and service fee increases that include beginning a membership fee to attend the Carl Gipson Senior Center. The City Council will grapple with the budget over the next few months. More...



Snohomish workshop helps dinosaurs roam

dino picSNOHOMISH — The dinos that are finished up at this workshop can make a big impression almost anywhere. Aided by electronics and person inside, they can walk, talk, play and roar.

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Church leader Russell Nelson’s visit excites faith

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A rare visit from head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a Sept. 15 devotional in Seattle has local followers ecstatic to have the chance to hear him speak.

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New noise ordinance limits late-night sound

SNOHOMISH — The City Council approved an ordinance that will protect residents from nuisance noises at night

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Snohomish drive-by shooter changes plea to guilty, will be sentenced

SNOHOMISH — Hayden Cross Baus and his friends drove to a rival's domicile north of Blackman's Lake and committed a shattering shooting.

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Council praises economic plan’s direction

SNOHOMISH — The five-part plan to increase revenues through careful evaluation, support and growth of the city’s assets.The city's economic development manager also addressed concerns about lighting up a bridge with LEDs.

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Homeless housing site will provide stability, services

EVERETT — The four-story, 65-unit building tucked behind the corner of Evergreen Way and Pecks Drive that is set to give the county's most chronically homeless people permanent housing is on its way.

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A police ride along can give citizens a look at a patrol cop’s night

SNOHOMISH — A ridealong can give perspective on a patrol officer's variety of encounters.

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Metro Everett plan would allow a taller downtown

EVERETT — The City Council approved a comprehensive book of development regulation modifications, including a mixed vote to continue allowing clinics and social services downtown.

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Coyote sightings may catch people by surprise, but threat is low

EVERETT — What to do when you encounter a coyote in urban settings.

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Kartak clarifies comments at Second Street meeting

SNOHOMISH — Plans for the Second Street corridor have changed a bit, and the mayor also made a point to clarify his comments from a past meeting about making Second Street feel like First Street. Also, a roundabout is considered on First Street west of Avenue D.

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What happens when affordable housing is lost?

SNOHOMISH — People may be displaced as time is up for its owner's interest and the building is finding buyers. Affordable housing groups couldn't step in. A sale will turn the building into market-rate housing, and circumstances have left the low-income residents living at Sixth Street and Pine Avenue potentially pushed out of the community.

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Racist incidents in Snohomish spark response

SNOHOMISH — A string of racist acts in the city has prompted residents to take their group, Snohomish for Equity, public. The City Council denounced the racist acts that occurred in the city over the summer.

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Rebuilt Salem Woods and Frank Wagner elementaries,
plus Park Place Middle, readying for school year

MONROE — Students will be entering freshly readied new schools. There will be open house events on Saturday, Sept. 15.

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Special focus reports this year from the Tribune

Affordable housing gaps reflect
countywide crunch for shelter


Snohomish County’s homeless children widespread


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