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Get your wishes in now,

Santa's coming soon

Doug Ramsay photo

Ten-year-old twins, Tully VanAssche (left) and Annie VanAssche told Santa Claus their wishes for Christmas as the Jolly Old Man visited the Hidden Meadows Farm near Snohomish on Sunday, Dec. 9. All three were participating in the 16th annual Night of Christmas Jingles. The event brings back the time when the farmers and community members came together to forget the stresses of everyday life and celebrate the holiday season in a festive way.



Snohomish to create plastic bag ban

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish is on track to join about two dozen Washington jurisdictions in banning plastic bags. More on this story...


People hear local experiences of overt and subtle racism

SNOHOMISH — After racist messages disrupted a Glacier Peak High School assembly the week before, about 130 concerned people attended a panel on racism Dec. 3. More on this story...

Proposed Monroe affordable housing site has 166 units

MONROE — A new affordable housing complex next to Al Borlin Park beside Woods Creek could be under construction by spring 2019, though builders have several hurdles to clear first. More on this story...

Everett bans stores from offering plastic bags

EVERETT — “Paper or plastic?” won’t be a question at Everett stores come Sept. 30 when the city’s ban on throwaway plastic bags goes into effect. The City Council approved the restriction last week. More on this story...

Ministry aids burdened children of inmates

SNOHOMISH — A small ministry is asking the community’s help to deliver some Christmas cheer to two boys, ages 2 and 8, facing an uncommon hardship this year.
Their father is in prison. More on this story...

High school boundary adjustments in Everett being mapped

EVERETT — For fall 2020, the current, roughed-out plan is to move about 400 students north from Jackson to Cascade High School and 400 Cascade students to Everett High School. More on this story...

Public works yard on Avenue D being prepared for eventual sale

SNOHOMISH — A county owned 10-acre parcel along Avenue D is being cleaned up for possible sale next year. More on this story...

Obscenities, slurs spread over phones halt Glacier Peak HS assembly

SNOHOMISH — At least two students disrupted an assembly at Glacier Peak High School last week by spreading hateful messages through internet-connected devices. Law enforcement is investigating. More on this story...

Monroe plans to honor trees, take Christmas tree donations

MONROE — The city plans to recognize trees and also is taking Christmas trees for replanting after the holiday. More on this story...

A gem saved from the wrecking ball
Historic house in Snohomish avoids demolition

Doug Ramsay photo

Adam and Dana Hendry show off the kitchen and common area of the 129-year-old house on Cedar Avenue that they remodeled in downtown Snohomish. The planks on the ceiling are made of wooden shiplap said to be original to the house, which was discovered during the remodel process. “It was like striking gold,” Dana Hendry said.

SNOHOMISH — A 129-year-hold home that could have been demolished instead is renovated and the history is holds is remarkable. More on this story...



Condemned in Everett: Not all houses are vacated

EVERETT — The city is home to 34 houses and businesses that have an active condemnation order. The property owner — whether that be a bank or a landlord — is responsible for keeping people out. The order is not always met with success. More on this story...

Christmas House helps ensure gifts for low-income families

EVERETT — Christmas House opens this week to make sure every famiy can provide joy to their children. It's run by a cadre of volunteers and the gifts are all free. More on this story...

Family realizes community’s grace after home burns

SNOHOMISH — The community stepped up in numerous ways to assist a family whose home burned in an accidental fire earlier this month. More on this story...

Burglar alarm reforms in Everett aim to cut false calls for service

EVERETT — False alarms are causing unnecessary police responses. Changes to the rules, including a registry, should solve this. The registry will have a fee. More on this story...



 

 

  

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