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Bringing boundless cheer:
The Snohomish High Sparkle Squad


Doug Ramsay photo



SNOHOMISH — Even amid the band’s booming take on Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” and the squeak of sneakers taking the ball to the hoop, the cheerleaders stand out at Snohomish High School games.
This year, three in particular are adding their own pizzazz to high-spirited routines. More on this story...



GroundFrog Day on Saturday, Feb. 2 is a local favorite

SNOHOMISH — Are you ready to see what Snohomish Slew predicts?

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County homeless count yields important snapshot

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Last Thursday, volunteers searched across the county to interview and survey homeless people. Why? The data collection helps identify how the local situation is currently shaping up. More on this story...

Long-vacant Bickford Avenue “train station” for sale

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The building in Snohomish best known for its 19th century British train station design is on the market. In other news, there are upcoming small business events and applications are being taken for the Monroe homelessness task force. More on this story...

Being dispatched to disasters inspired Kurt Hilt's preparedness effort

LAKE STEVENS — Kurt Hilt is a firefighter and paramedic who dispatches to large disasters, and has taken the lessons learned to help create an emergency preparedness business and is also is leveraging his position as a City Councilman to help work on policy as a board of health appointee. More on this story...

Village Theatre to stay in Everett through 2025

EVERETT — The Village Theatre will continue presenting professional musical shows at the city’s performing arts center through 2025 under a new deal that should save the city money after the past contract hemorrhaged city money. 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...

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...

Why and how to talk about drugs with your kids

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — 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...

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...

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.
The cause and origin of the fire were still under investigation by a joint police and fire team as of late Friday, Jan. 25.

The man who died in the Jan. 20 fire at 3615 Broadway was identified as Stephen Andvik, 58. The county medical examiner’s office identified that he died of smoke inhalation and the manner of death was identified as an
accident. Andvik was the only fatality. KIRO-TV reported from talking with people who knew Andvik that he did not reside in the apartments but was there visiting a friend. The Tribune was unable to independently confirm by press time.
The two-alarm fire broke out in the second-floor apartments above Harvey’s Pub and Grill. It destroyed the upper story, and the bar below has extensive water damage.
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.


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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At least 36 people died homeless on the streets



 

 

  

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