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Rough and tumble:
County’s wrestling scene a family affair


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EVERETT — An underground of everyday folks get into costume
every month or so in Snohomish County to show off
their wrestling moves for audiences young and old.
It's life in the ring. It's also a family.
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Hobbs’ road fix package banks on tax increases

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — State Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, has drafted a roadmap to quicken area commutes on state Route 522 and Highway 9 and finish longstanding projects along U.S. 2, but funding the plan creates tax increases that will require the buy-in of fellow legislators. More on this story...

Snohomish plastic bag ban council vote is Feb. 19

SNOHOMISH — Retailers speak up on whether they would be impacted by a proposed plastic bag ban arriving at the City Council for a vote on Feb. 19. The larger retailers said it posed no challenge. More on this story...

Everett woman grateful she had carbon
monoxide detectors after scare

EVERETT — A new homeowners' experience gives a warning on carbon monoxide detectors, but also a heartwarming ending. "There’s no reason not to have them," the homeowner said. More on this story...

Everett Film Festival offers lesser seen, acclaimed flicks

EVERETT — The 22nd annual Everett Film Festival on Feb. 15 and 16 will have indpendent documentaries and features that touch on all corners of the globe, including Snohomish County. More on this story...

Cascade High’s cheer team going to national competiton

EVERETT — Tumbling through the air, the cheerleaders stressed and flexed to get where they are as state champs. Later this month, they're going to be in Las Vegas for the big show. More on this story...

Snohomish Lions surprise food bank with $3,000

SNOHOMISH — The surprise gave much-needed security upgrades and was a community effort. More on this story...

Snohomish Slew says more wet coming


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Snohomish’s famous amphibian frognosticator, Snohomish Slew, looks out at the crowd of his admirers as is presented by caretaker
Thayer Cueter for the 14th annual GroundFrog Day celebration in downtown Snohomish on Saturday, Feb. 2. Well over several hundred Slew’s fans gathered to see if he would let out a croak to signal a quick arrival of spring. However, he held his silence, indicating his forecast of six more weeks of “soggy and wet,” and even added with a chance of snow flurries to this year’s prediction.


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...

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...

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...


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 xhometown. 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...

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...

At least 36 people died homeless on the streets



 

 

  

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