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Brighter days ahead
Expectant couple moving in soon to new HopeWorks site

Jim Scolman photo

EVERETT — Two soon-to-be tenants at HopeWorks Station II, the new center on Broadway, are working to improve their lives. He worked, she got sick, but now they're back to rebuilding. More on this story...


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Franklin’s 2020 budget has to outpace rising costs

EVERETT — The budget has no layoffs, incorporates no new taxes and, according to the city, jettisons no public programs.
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Snohomish Lions conduct annual vision screenings

SNOHOMISH — Volunteers from the Snohomish Lions Club recently descended on Machias Elementary to screen students for vision defects. The club anticipates screening 4,000 Snohomish students in the district this year. More on this story...


Monroe’s budget takes no tax increase

MONROE — Taxpayers won’t see an increase to property taxes if the mayor’s proposed budget for 2020 is approved. More on this story...


Everett to adjust dangerous dog rules;
council vote is Nov. 6

EVERETT — While city code writers are deleting breed-specific language to match a change to state law, they also are adding more rules on how “dangerous” dogs are kept and classified. More on this story...


Veterans Day profiles

MONROE — Students at Park Place Middle were asked to profile a veteran for their class. Here are three of their stories:

The Janitor on the Sea
World War II Hero
Semper Fi and Life


Homegrown “Wizard of Oz” film to premiere

SNOHOMISH — On Saturday, Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m., the hard work of local students and their guides will get a big reveal in red carpet celebrations in Snohomish High School’s Performing Arts Center. The 56-minute remake of the Oz classic has a release date in mid-December. More on this story...


Snohomish County wants to build a large indoor sports facility

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A regional indoor sports complex that would double as a community center appears to be in central Snohomish County’s future. More on this story...


Youth football games starting to add EMTs

SNOHOMISH — A company contracting to place emergency medical technicians at junior football games is starting to sprout its wings.

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County prosecutor wants to end 2-gram waiver for drug crimes introduced by predecessor, but first wants additional staff

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — County Prosecutor Adam Cornell says funding is needed to push low-level drug offenders into treatment, rather than having them spend the night in jail then go free. The county's "two-gram" rule currently gives a pass to suspects in possession of two grams or less of meth, heroin and cocaine.. More on this story...


Port secures deal to buy former Kimberly-Clark mill site

EVERETT — Land negotiations for the former Kimberly-Clark mill site on the waterfront will now be exclusively with the Port of Everett, and the port says it might finish the deal by year's end. More on this story...


Narcan overdose kit funding to shift in county

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A funding shift in how police departments can equip field officers with naloxone, the life-saving opioid overdose reversal spray, now has the county’s health district considering whether to become an in-between source that can provide the sprays.
Otherwise, police departments may need to start getting the kits on their own or asking the county for grants. More on this story...


Everett commission recommends stop to supportive housing sites in low-density neighborhoods

EVERETT — The Everett Planning Commission voted in favor of recommending that the City Council eliminate the permitting of supportive housing buildings, for homeless populations, in residential neighborhoods zoned R-1, thereby keeping them for single-family use only. If the council upholds the recommendation, it would halt a project in the Port Gardner Neighborhood to house homeless families. More on this story...


Snohomish's cold weather shelter can use your help

SNOHOMISH — When it hits freezing, there's a place to go. More on this story...


Everett continues talks on allowing more marijuana stores in city

EVERETT — The members of a subcommittee of the City Council says they could be OK with more stores, on the condiition that any new stores get licensed for medical marijuana to expand this access. More on this story...


Monroe may pursue new City Hall

MONROE — The City Council agreed on Oct. 1 to explore constructing a new municipal building for the city’s campus. Here are the details. More on this story...


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...



 

 

  

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