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Serving everyone equally

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Rob Zimmer (right) prepares a plate of eggs and sausage casserole to be handed to his wife Leslie (center) who will add fruit salad and toast to the plate, while Sandie Wheeler (left) will serve the dinner plate to the next guest at the Community Dinner on Thursday Nov. 15 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Snohomish.

All-volunteer Snohomish Community Kitchen offers
dinners and camaraderie weekly

SNOHOMISH — The dinners each Monday and Thursday give meals to anyone and everyone of every income level, attracting a close-knit group of friends plus anyone wishing for a meal (closed Thanksgiving). More on this story...


New temporary trail concept would be built on U.S. 2 bypass route

MONROE — A trail could be developed in a few years time. More than one dozen residents pitched ideas for a proposed new U.S. 2 bypass trail from 179th Avenue SE to Chain Lake Road at a recent community meeting. More on this story...

Everett plastic bag ban would have delayed timeline

EVERETT — If the council bites on a bag ban Dec. 5, it could be October when the city makes it required. More on this story...

Monroe selects a permanent police chief, Jeff Jolley

MONROE — The city has a new police chief.
He'll start in December.


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Profiles of People: "Ice Cream or Fruit"

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish Fire Lieutenant Whitney Mansfield eats healthy and has optimism while having a firefighter's life with ups and downs. More on this story...

“A Christmas Story” comes to life

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Practicing the scene in which Flick, played by 10-year-old Kalum Cruze (left) sticks his tongue to a frozen flag pole, schoolmates from left, Elianna Emmons, 11, Emmaleijh Hanhn, 13 and Andrew Tjaardra, 10, who plays Ralphie, watch in amazement during dress rehearsal on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Performances of “A Christmas Story” will be held at the Wagner Performing Arts Center located at 639 W. Main Street, in Monroe. Dates and times: Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2 at 2 p.m., Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Raffle tickets for the leg lamp will be sold at all shows and the winner will be announced
at the closing performance. Tickets for adults are $14.50, $12.50 for students, seniors and active military, and children 5 and under are free.
Further information is at www.skyperformingarts.com

Harvey Field growing in Paine's shadow

SNOHOMISH — Harvey Field is seeing more activity than before. With commercial flight poised to begin at Paine Field in a few months, the net benefits economically are all looking up. More on this story...

Maltby gas pipeline on pause

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The county reversed its permit approvals for the North Seattle Lateral Upgrade because of new information the company identified last week. The project would enlarge a natural gas pipeline through Maltby, which irks environmental groups that plan to appeal. More on this story...

“Vagrant faces” page, which catalogs accused people, wants anti-street crime message to empower residents

MONROE — A new Facebook group focusing on street crimes in Monroe has gathered more than 900 members in its first five weeks. Its goal is to enhance the public dialogue on street crime issues, but its effort has faced growing pains. On the site, members share experiences and post photos about aggressive panhandling, drug use, car prowls, loitering and homeless encampments. More on this story...

Plastic bag ban ask before Snohomish council

SNOHOMISH — The City Council will be asked on Dec. 4 to consider a ban on single-use plastic bags. More on this story...

Vogeli likely to win council contest
City Council elections-by-district reform approved

EVERETT — A measure reforming the City Council election system using geographic districts looks likely to pass, and voters opted for a system of five district seats and two at-large positions.
Meanwhile, council candidate Liz Vogeli (at left) has won a seat onto the City Council in a race against Tyler Rourke. More on this story...

Veterans Day Profiles

MONROE — Eighth grade Honors English students in Elke Hesselgrave's class from Park Place Middle School were assigned to interview and write a profile on a veteran. Here are five profiles:

Murvil Crawford, by Eli Miller
Ryan Forstie, by Myka Houtari
Donald Lunak,
by Rylee Ellis
Ken Teague, by Chloe Lewis
Bill Tygret, by Derek Todoroff

Vaping incidents prevalent at Monroe High School

MONROE — A large number of teenagers at Monroe High School have been suspended for using nicotine vaping devices (sometimes known as e-cigarettes). More on this story...

Photo: A Juul vape stick that contains nicotine cartridges.


Seniors uneasy on proposed member fee for Everett's Carl Gipson Senior Center

EVERETT — The city’s plan to introduce a $30 fee to use the Carl Gipson Senior Center disappoints some seniors who say it would be a barrier to being able to visit. The final public budget hearing is Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. More on this story...

#Finish522 effort looks to Olympia

MONROE — A new coalition picks up an old fight to fix the gap on state Route 522. More on this story...

County parks plans continue to progress

SNOHOMISH — Updates on the plans for extending Centennial Trail, building a park in Maltby, and improvements at Flowing Lake Park. More on this story...



 

 

  

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