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Monroe Y teen room gives a
warm place to chill after school


Jim Scolman photo

The Teen Room at the YMCA is an afterschool hub,
for friends to talk, or even dance it out. More on this story...
Published December 18, 2019


Kindred Kitchen serves training with kindness

EVERETT — Kindred Kitchen at 3315 Broadway, a cafe and catering business inside HopeWorks Station, celebrated its grand opening Dec. 13. Its mission assists people toward a career by way of being a public restaurant. More on this story...


A Christmas tree with a twist

SNOHOMISH — On the bank of the Pilchuck River, off of Old Snohomish-Monroe Road, stands a not-so-traditional Christmas tree. It is flocked with solar-powered lights, all handmade.


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Police can use extra eyes after Snohomish graffiti spree

SNOHOMISH — Police are seeking help in identifying the vandals responsible for a recent graffiti spree. More on this story...


Homeless Memorial Vigil on Dec. 20 this year

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The county will commemorate the deceased Friday, Dec. 20 with a vigil at 5 p.m. at the county campus. It is tied to National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, which is held on the longest night of the year, Dec. 21. More on this story...


County’s health district still navigating leaner times

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Nutrition and health care services for pregnant women and their young children are changing in parts of the county, but officials say clients will not see a lapse in services. The district also is cutting 18 positions. More on this story...


Everett may increase marijuana store limit by 3

EVERETT — Sometime early next year, an ordinance to add three more marijuana retail stores will be put before the City Council. If approved, it would allow eight stores within city limits. More on this story...


December Hike of the Month: Greenbank Farm

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Straddling the narrowest point on Whidbey Island, numerous trails traverse the sprawling Greenbank Farm near Coupeville.

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‘His heart grew three sizes that day’

Doug Ramsay photo

The poor Grinch just can not get a break as he was chased out of town again this year by a posse of Santa’s helpers in the form of runners during the sixth annual “Chase the Grinch Outta Snohomish 5K and 10K fun run” on Sunday, Dec. 8. Hundreds of runners of all ages dressed for the festive occasion ran along the Centennial Trail.


Monroe school start times being discussed

MONROE — The Monroe School District is considering changing school starting times. More on this story...


Carnegie restoration bid selected, parking still discussion item

SNOHOMISH — The City Council voted to accept the low bid to renovate the Carnegie Building, and discussed other items. More on this story...


Everett prepares to conclude moratorium on homeless housing sites in single-family neighborhoods

EVERETT — The Everett City Council voted 5-1 last week in favor of continuing to allow supportive housing developments to be built on publicly owned land that is located within neighborhoods. More on this story...


Meth, heroin and cocaine suspects will face prosecution in 2020

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Two grams of meth, heroin or cocaine will lead to more than a night in jail, as soon as the 2-gram rule is lifted in early 2020.  More on this story...


Christmas House gives for 38th year to families living well below poverty line

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — From a modest start in 1981, the “store” operated out of late founder Roy Fraser’s garage and gifted handmade presents to more than 100 children. More on this story...


Snohomish city water, sewer rates to stay the same through 2022

SNOHOMISH — The City Council chose to keep utility rates stable for the next three years. More on this story...


Mental health urgent care center opens in Everett

EVERETT — The Providence Medical Group recently opened an outpatient behavioral health clinic, which serves an important areawide function in mental health care. More on this story...


Students without MMR vaccine face exclusion

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A state law change erased the philosophical exemption for a vaccination that protects against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), and school districts are tracking down those who haven't complied. More on this story...


Community Transit proposes Everett service takeover



 

  

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