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Volunteer group Spruce Up Snohomish cleans town weekly

Spruce Up Snohomish’s Shayn Bancroft (walking) and Sara Thein team up to pick up trash along state Route 9 at the southbound off-ramp to Second Street in Snohomish earlier this month.

SNOHOMISH — A response team is doing weekly cleanups to pick up health hazards and eyesores left by local drug users and litterbugs.
  More on this story... Published September 25, 2019


SHS Serpentine slinks through Friday Sept. 27

SNOHOMISH — If viewed from above, four streets of Snohomish will appear to be meandered by a red and white snake. The 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Serpentine event is Sept. 27, on the last day of Homecoming week.
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Food banks bothered by perception in fundraiser

SNOHOMISH — The messaging in a grocer’s campaign to fight hunger is frustrating the directors of several area food banks because Fred Meyer's "Round Up" campaign has left people thinking they're making a direct donation when that's not the case. More on this story...


Fire–city land deal taken off the table

SNOHOMISH — Fire District 4 will regroup before it could re-enter into discussing a land swap with the city for three properties the city and fire district currently co-own. The deal is dead right now.
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Monroe's swifts stayed away this year due to predator

MONROE — Predatory merlins have frightened away the Vaux’s swifts from their popular roosting spot in Frank Wagner Elementary’s chimney, leaving no show for the public. An expert worries whether it means the swifts have abandoned Monroe. The city embraced the little birds as an emblem, including with a public art statue downtown. More on this story...


Tai Chi, for body and mind

SNOHOMISH — Weekly Tai Chi classes at the Snohomish Senior Center avert muscle stiffness and other aging effects. It is about learning to flow. More on this story...


Burned Sea-Sno Mill building not insured when fire hit

SNOHOMISH — The building at the former Seattle-Snohomish Mill destroyed by an Aug. 28 fire was not insured. The news may quash rumors that the fire was a premeditated insurance job. More on this story...


Monroe Schools plans to lease new HQ site

MONROE — Plans are in motion to move the Monroe School District headquarters to a leased location along Hospital Road after a unanimous vote of the school board last week. More on this story...


Electric bikes allowed on paved trails, but not in wilderness

SNOHOMISH — The Centennial Trail, the Interurban Trail and parts of Whitehorse Trail are the three spots around the county you can ride an e-bike. More on this story...


W. Marine View Drive closed to put in bridge

EVERETT — West Marine View Drive will be closed through Thursday, Sept. 26 so the centerpiece of the Grand Avenue Park Bridge can be prepared to be lifted and put into place. More on this story...


Monroe hospital chief’s exit was surprise

MONROE — The chief of EvergreenHealth Monroe hospital argued her case in rebuke to a July decision to terminate her, from documents obtained by the Tribune.

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Roller derby camp shows how it's done

EVERETT — This summer there was a roller derby camp where a total of 25 skaters between the ages of 5 to 18 were grouped by skill level to learn and refine some of the foundations of the sport.
What did they think?   
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Today’s safest football helmet unattainable to some

EVERETT — Football season is just starting, and the top performer is inaccessible to most public school football programs.
That might be no surprise: It’s expensive.
Some parents are unfazed and are putting up the dough to make sure kids are protected.  
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