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Farmers markets kickstarting their seasons shortly


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SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Farmers markets, featuring fresh food from local vendors, are beginning to blossom starting this month.
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EvergreenHealth Monroe hospital regroups after levy failure

MONROE — The hospital is working from its backup plan as voters declined a levy request by almost 60 percent. More on this story...

Everett has numerous new housing projects underway

EVERETT — More than 1,000 private and specialty housing units are in development right now across the city. More on this story...

Everett districting commission activates soon

EVERETT — More than two dozen applicants from all corners of the city have so far applied for Everett’s council districting commission. The commission's body of work includes to set the map for the city's first districts-based council elections. More on this story...

2019 Olympia Legislative wrapup:
What passed and what didn’t

OLYMPIA — A legislative roundup from this year's session, including a couple of bills locals talked about which didn't pass. More on this story...

Monroe fishing derby action


Jim Scolman photo

Not everyone used a rod and reel at the “Trouts Unlimited Kids Fishing Day” on Sunday, April 28 at Lake Tye, in Monroe, as a participant wades into the lake with a big net. The weekend weather was sunny almost all weekend, lending to a good amount of sunshine. The event later included an adult derby.
In Snohomish, the Snohomish Sportsmen’s Club and Tillicum Kiwanis are hosting a kids’ derby May 4 from 8 to 11 a.m. on Blackman Lake; meet at Hill Park, 1600 Park Ave.



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 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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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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