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Another wonderful Easter Parade

Doug Ramsay photo

Having her Easter bonnet tied on by her mother Meghan, four-year-old Maya Ingebrigtson of Snohomish waits for judging during the
39th annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet contest in Snohomish on Saturday, April 20. Being the only Easter parade in the state, the parade has become a tradition as thousands line First street to watch. While it may have not been sunny as in past years, the event did remain rain-free. More photos are in this week's paper.

ATV group would like to ride on Snohomish city roads

SNOHOMISH — An ATV group is asking the city to let people ride on the streets. Doing so would match neighboring cities in Sultan, Monroe and Lake Stevens, the group says. More on this story...

Second Street plans, still being tweaked, aim to make road safer

SNOHOMISH — Plans for Second Street corridor would transform the stretch into a more pedestrian-friendly road. In addition, a recent pedestrian safety emphasis work by the Police Department showed motorists are blowing by pedestrians wanting to use crosswalks. More on this story...

Everett Transit low-income fare approved, begins July 1

EVERETT — Beginning in July, Everett Transit will offer a $1.50 fare for eligible low-income riders. More on this story...

Everett student inventor to present at national convention

EVERETT — A Forest View Elementary School fifth-grader has invented a way to get every drop of liquid from a pump dispenser, and is heading to present her idea next month at the National Invention Convention in Dearborn, Michigan.

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"Camp Read a Lot"

Doug Ramsay photo

Central Primary Elementary second graders Dave Thomsen (left)
and Brinley Fricke sit in a tent to read a book during the Snohomish
school’s “Camp Read A Lot” on Thursday, April 18. School librarians Angie Dennis and Tanya Lane turned the school’s library into a campsite
that included a fake campfire, tents, and a bear den. During the
three-day event in the library, librarians read camp stories
then allowed the students to read books in the tents.

Supporting orcas, Snohomian does hunger protest at state Capitol

SNOHOMISH — Lanni Johnson expected to conclude a 17-day fast Wednesday in support of orcas. The Snohomish resident wants to build political weight to get Gov. Jay Inslee to stand on removing the dams along the lower Snake River in southeast Washington. More on this story...

Nonprofit that helps at-risk youth opening new center

EVERETT — A new center for Cocoon House will put multiple services under roof to benefit at-risk and homeless youth. More on this story...

Two honored for CPR save in Monroe

MONROE — Last month, Snohomish County Fire District 7 presented two people with a Community Hero Award after they saved a man who went into cardiac arrest at a downtown restaurant. More on this story...

Property tax exemption may be given for next phase of Riverfront Development

EVERETT — On May 1, the City Council will consider allowing a property tax break to the Riverfront Development project if affordable housing is built at the new portion currently under development. More on this story...

Women-only martial arts class
created with a purpose

Jim Scolman photo

Left, Ruth Gebhard practices punches and kicks with her sparring partner at the Women’s Muay Thai Class at the Stray Dogs Club in Monroe on Sunday, April 7. At right, 9-year-old Courtney Hufford practices a kick with sparring partner Rebecca Pearce. Hufford’s 12-year-old sister Joy and mother Virgie also attend the class.

MONROE — A two-hour women-only Muay Thai class each weekend is meant to empower females young and old. More on this story...

Climate plan in development could guide city policies

EVERETT — The City Council members unanimously directed to begin drafting the city’s Climate Action Plan. It is designed to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and put Everett on course for reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. More on this story...

$500 million 2020 Snohomish school bond under consideration

SNOHOMISH — A large bond measure suggested by a citizens advisory committee would pay for replacing six schools and getting kids out of portables. The school board will ruminate on the idea over the summer. More on this story...




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