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Alpacas and motorcycles



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Marlene and her husband, Chuck, have an RV repair shop on
their property. They also have many animals, including a herd
of alpacas, but also love to ride on adventures.
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Mayor Kartak seeks salary review in speech

SNOHOMISH — The mayor's State of the City speech was full of thanks, plus an unplaned request at the podium that he wouldn't mind a pay raise. More on this story...

Plastic bag ban starts Jan. 1 for Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — The City Council voted last week to set a plastic bag ban starting Jan. 1, and some council members said it could be a starting point to ban other throwaway plastics. It will cost 10 cents a bag if you don't bring your own. More on this story...

Monroe kids at schools on waivers may lose bus service

MONROE — About 300 kids ride buses to go to schools on waivers, but that might cease pending a school board vote. It has parents concerned this loss will impair their children's educations. A meeting is scheduled for March 11. More on this story...

Everett golf prices increase March 1 as city
again weighs downsizing Walter Hall course

EVERETT — The city plans to raise the fees March 1 at the city’s two golf courses amid a decrease in activity. More on this story...

Paine Field airline flights approved, service begins soon

EVERETT — The key federal approval for passenger flight at Paine Field came down on Feb. 20, promising a new era of airline service shortly for Snohomish County on March 4. More on this story...

50 years a quiet triumph for Stag Barbershop’s owner

SNOHOMISH — At the Stag Barbershop, you can expect plenty of conversation. Customers surprised affable barber Bob Martin with an appreciation party last week.n
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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...

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...

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

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. It was filed last week for consideration. More on this story...

Opioids being misused by many county residents



 

 

  

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