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A mainstay on Main Street looks to retire

MONROE — The owners of the Sky River Bakery, a joyful morning stop for hundreds, are planning a well-deserved break after starting shop here 32 years ago.   More on this story... Published October 9, 2019


Snohomish Depot building on Bickford Avenue sells

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Depot building at 2606 Bickford Ave. recently sold, and will be under construction soon to prepare it for its future use. More on this story...


Park bond would upgrade, fix parks citywide

MONROE — The East County Parks District is asking voters for new funding for the first time in a decade. More on this story...


Everett Transit to buy more electric buses thanks to Volkswagen penalty

EVERETT — A government grant will help the city’s bus system enlarge its electric  fleet with eight more buses, and within a few years half its buses could be zero-emissions. More on this story...


Snohomish voters to see school bond this February

SNOHOMISH — Voters will decide on a $470 million capital bond in early February that would pay for building six new elementary schools to replace the old ones, update aging buildings and enhance safety in schools, while also reducing use of portable classrooms. More on this story...


Bids being taken for Carnegie annex demolition

SNOHOMISH — The city is preparing to demolish part of the Carnegie building downtown to restore the site to its original 1910 footprint.

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Bickford Avenue repave to delay traffic soon

SNOHOMISH — A Bickford Avenue paving project will begin sometime this month, so expect traffic delays. More on this story...


Suggestions made on Everett supportive housing rules relating to moratorium

EVERETT — The Everett Planning Commission gave some input on how the city's rules to allow supportive housing projects should be shaped. The next meeting is a public hearing on Oct. 15. More on this story...


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...


Volunteer group Spruce Up Snohomish cleans town

SNOHOMISH — A response team is doing weekly cleanups to pick up health hazards and eyesores left by local drug users and litterbugs.
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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...



 

 

  

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