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A new era for Paine Field


Jim Scolman photo

The first commercial flight at Paine Field in more than 75 years launched Monday, March 4. Here, photographed Saturday, March 2, technicians perform last-minute checks of the check-in kiosks in the arrivals area in anticipation of opening day.
The first trip Monday, March 4 was a ceremonial flight to Portland at 10 a.m., and the airport’s first formal commercial passenger flight of the 21st century left at 10:30 a.m. heading to Las Vegas with Alaska Airlines.


Blackmans Lake health not ideal, findings show

SNOHOMISH — Water monitoring tests show the lakewater contained an average of 566 colonies of fecal coliform bacteria per 100 milliliters of water based on December tests.
Washington State standards recommend the level be no higher than 100 colonies per 100 milliliters for swimming or 200 colonies per 100 milliliters for wading. That's not great. More on this story...


Park names debate settles down

SNOHOMISH — Five names for area parks will go forward to the City Council. More on this story...

Monroe hospital asking for levy bump in April to bring back birth services

MONROE — The hospital in Monroe has a levy request on April's ballot that would bring back a birthing ward and 24/7 surgical services. The total cost for the average homeowner in its taxing district of Snohomish, Monroe and eastward? About $80 more a year in property taxes. More on this story...

Fire District 7 and Lake Stevens Fire planning merger

LAKE STEVENS — Lake Stevens Fire and Fire District 7 may merge to form a single, 12-station unit serving about 162,000 residents. More on this story...

NEWS BITES for March 6, 2019

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The PUD won't raise rates after all, Snohomish sex ed curriculum meetings coming up, and more. More on this story...

Group hoping to save doomed Longfellow Building

EVERETT — “This place matters,” “save the school” and “love me, don’t leave me,” the signs read. Preservationists dropped a "heart bomb" on the century-old Longfellow Building that the school district intends to demolish. More on this story...

Early eight-way scramble opens for County Council seat

EVERETT — An opening for a County Council seat long held by Brian Sullivan has created a scrum of eight candidates so far. More on this story...

Profiles of People: Alpacas and motorcycles

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — 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 unplanned 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...

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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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...

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


 

 

  

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