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Tooth-A-Palooza ensures free checkups

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Alden Reldan, 4, of Oak Harbor, practices the proper way of brushing his teeth during the annual Tooth- A-Palooza event at the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett on Friday, Feb.15. The event, which was in conjunction with the museum’s monthly free admission night, featured free low-level dental exams by area dentists, along with hands-on exhibits and lessons in proper dental care. It is timed to celebrate “National Children’s Dental Health Month.”



Blackmans Lake health is focus of Feb. 25 meeting

SNOHOMISH — Water quality testing results from the lake will help educate the public on the severity of its situation. A meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Harvey Room of Snohomish Fire District 4, 1525 Ave. D.. More on this story...

Critics fear juvenile court policy suggestions allow biases to sneak in

EVERETT — Internal city memos on how the county juvenile justice system should approach youth offenders, which also discuss detention sentencing and pre-trial conditions, has some observers concerned the suggestions could be misapplied to disproportionately
lock up children of color. More on this story...

Garbage service bills for Snohomish to increase

SNOHOMISH — Garbage rates are scheduled to inch up April 1. More on this story...

Lake Stevens Fire, Fire District 7 exploring merger

LAKE STEVENS — Learn more at meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26; potential merger would combine Clearview, Monroe and Lake Stevens service. More on this story...

Found dog ventured for miles and braved snowstorm, and will be up for adoption

EVERETT — Coco the dog ventured for miles before being found. Now she's at the animal shelter. Would you like a German Shepherd dog? More on this story...

In Buy Nothing groups, neighbors find free stuff while reducing waste

SNOHOMISH — Many Snohomish County residents are part of a community where gifts are freely given among neighbors. More on this story...

Monroe murder suspect arrested, victim identified

MONROE — The victim likely never saw his death coming, police
say. More on this story...

Kids always eat, but school lunch debts mount

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish School District is approaching an unwelcome milestone: $100,000 in unpaid student meals. More on this story...

Related: Monroe man fundraising to erase school lunch debts

Snohomish council to have a vacancy this election year

SNOHOMISH — The City Council is set to have one seat vacant this election season, possibly two, as longstanding council members evaluate whether to move on. More on this story...

Reduced bus fares for low-income riders coming

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Everett Transit is proposing creating a low-income fare to start later this year, as does Community Transit. Eligibility would be based on income among other factors. More on this story...

Parents object to boundary changes for Jackson, Cascade, EHS

EVERETT — New high school district lines are being drawn and 300 concerned residents showed up to Gateway Middle School last week upset their student might fall on the “wrong” side. More on this story...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Opioids being misused by many county residents


At least 36 people died homeless on the streets



 

 

  

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