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Up close with Santa

Doug Ramsay photo

Emerson Louthan, 2, of Lynnwood visits with Santa Claus while he and his family were visiting the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett during the museum’s sensory-friendly time. The monthly event allows children with processing sensitivities and their families a period when they can play at the museum when it is quieter and less busy.


Snohomish's plastic bag ban begins Jan. 1

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish follows Seattle, Everett, Bellingham and about 20 other cities in the state in banning plastic bags. Most shoppers would need to bring their own bags to avoid being charged a fee. More on this story...


Everett evaluating red light cameras at five spots

EVERETT — Red light cameras are being pondered for traffic safety at a few busy intersections. More on this story...


Cause behind Seattle-Snohomish Mill fire down to two possibilities

SNOHOMISH — Fire investigators continue to work the case, but the fire Aug. 28 happened one of two ways: either it started accidentally, or someone set it intentionally. Natural causes, or other types of causes, have been ruled out. More on this story...


Monroe football head coach Michael Bumpus resigns

MONROE — Monroe High’s Head Football Coach Michael Bumpus, who is credited for building the Bearcats over the past four years, resigned Monday, Dec. 16. More on this story...


NEWS BITES for December 25, 2019

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Monroe may pursue city parks bond, PUD utility rates stay flat, Snohomish race car driver wins national event, Everett Station Business Improvement Area to have new public hearing, and a call for climate action change in Everett. More on this story...


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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Y teen room gives a warm place to chill

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


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...


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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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...


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...


 

  

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