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Why and how to talk about
drugs with your kids


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Isabell Loew-Trozzo checks a prescription medication bottle for signs of a substitute opioid in the mock teenage bedroom set at the opioid education event at Glacier Peak High School on Jan. 15. A picture of Bob Marley is taped to the computer screen to suggest a sign of affinity for drug culture.



SNOHOMISH — Parents learned the importance about advocating for their children and how to discuss avoiding drugs at a panel forum at Glacier Peak High School last week, but also found surprising places drugs could be hidden in a hands-on exercise. More on this story...



Deputy George Perillo may be the last career Snohomish cop

SNOHOMISH — After 25 years, a man who’s worn many hats, but all of them in service to the people of Snohomish, is heading to a new post policing the Paine Field Airport. More on this story...

Monroe taking applications for citizens group to look at homeless issues

MONROE — The city hopes putting nine to 11 diverse heads together will help end homelessness by establishing a Homelessness Policy Advisory Committee. Applications are being taken through Feb. 11. More on this story...

County’s Carnegie Building in Everett opens as a place to get help

EVERETT — The Carnegie Building in Everett is now open as a public social services hub to connect people in need with community resources for addiction treatment, employment services, food security, health care navigation, housing programs, veterans’ services, education and mental health counseling all under one roof. More on this story...

Monroe man fundraising to erase school lunch debts

MONROE — There is almost $40,000 in unpaid lunch debts among Monroe students, and almost $100,000 for Snohomish students. A Monroe chiropractor is tackling debt in his hometown. More on this story...

Body found after fire in
Everett bar’s building




A male was found dead on Sunday, Jan. 20 after a fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. in the second-floor apartments above Harvey’s Pub and Grill on Broadway, which was once the former home of Buzz Inn. The two-alarm fire at 3615 Broadway destroyed the upper story, and the bar below has extensive water damage.
A joint team of Everett Fire Investigators and Everett Police detectives are seeking how the fire started. No other information, including the male’s identity, was available at press time.
The building was equipped with fire alarms that alerted people inside the bar and the apartments upstairs to evacuate the building. There were no fire sprinklers in the building. It was built in 1951.


Everett petting zoo will run again this year for summertime fun

EVERETT — Little children this summer will again get to mingle with the goats, chickens, rabbits and all the other friends they encounter at the Forest Park Animal Farm petting zoo.

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Months after business-building class graduated, here are two successes

SNOHOMISH — Two moms who took a business course last fall for disadvantaged people have created new businesses serving two separate industries. More on this story...

Opioids being misused by many county residents

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Up to 10 percent of the county may be misusing opioids, a deeply researched new report from the Snohomish Health District found. Between 35,000 and 80,000 people in Snohomish County are estimated to be taking too much of their prescription, using an illicit opioid like heroin, or using someone else’s pills. More on this story...

Gang crimes down, and police want measures to stick

EVERETT — Gang violence is down, and the Police Department and community groups hope to make inroads on steering kids clear. Statistics are included in story. More on this story...

PROFILES OF PEOPLE: Vince

Vince Cavanaugh, world traveler, metal sculptor, painter, poet, and music lover, also spent decades working in one of the more dangerous jobs out there.


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Pending Paine Field decision could be slowed by federal shutdown

EVERETT — The federal government partial shutdown could delay a decision from the Federal Aviation Administration regarding commercial flight at Paine Field, a spokesman said. However at the terminal, preparation work appears to be moving along as if that first flight is coming as scheduled. More on this story...

Logistics for mapping new Everett council districts outlined in proposal

EVERETT — Discussions are happening before the city looks for volunteers to set up the upcoming election districting commission. More on this story...

At least 36 people died homeless on the streets

EVERETT — Homeless people die of the same things as you and I, but the mortality risks are much higher and the vulnerability levels of being attacked are greater. The number of deaths also appears to be growing. More on this story...

Move out day soon for low-income Pilchuck Ridge renters

SNOHOMISH — Moving day is coming for many Pilchuck Ridge apartment dwellers, and some question the voucher amounts they are being given for the opportunity to keep their community together. More on this story...

Everett innovation hub wants to spark big, homegrown ideas

EVERETT — An innovation hub for entrepreneurs has sprouted in north Broadway, with forthcoming plans to open similar sites in Smokey Point and Sedro-Woolley. More on this story...


Cold weather shelters give warmth to those in need

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Cold weather shelters in Snohomish, Monroe and Everett that give a place to rest when the weather freezes do so with limited resources. More on this story...

 

 

  

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