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Imitating cleaning an oil spill

Doug Ramsay photo

Hermione, 8, and her brother Randy of Snohomish scrub vegetable oil off of a feather using dish soap during an experiment in how oil spills affect the environment and wildlife as part of the Snohomish Library’s monthly Curiosity Academy on Friday, Jan. 11. Along with oil spills, the academy lesson focused on other pollutants within the world’s oceans such as plastics and other types of waste.


Snohomish County's cold weather shelters serve public

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Countywide snow gives heightened importance to cold weather shelters being available on a nightly basis when it freezes. More on this story...


Carnegie work begins soon, starting with annex demolition

SNOHOMISH — The Carnegie annex could begin coming down as soon as next week.

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Snohomish isn’t taking Pilchuck River water, but it’s there if needed

SNOHOMISH — The city stopped using the Pilchuck River as a drinking water source a few years ago, but in the tricky world of "use it or lose it" water rights, Snohomish has kept its rights secure. More on this story...


Providence strike called off, bargaining ongoing

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A tentative agreement has been reached between health care workers and management at Providence and Swedish, after a post-holiday announcement of an “imminent strike” by unions that had banded together statewide.  More on this story...


Cities lay out their priority lists for this year

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Cities are gearing up for this year with goals in mind. More on this story...


Nonprofit bike shop Sharing Wheels has plenty to give

EVERETT — The bicycle repair nonprofit in North Everett is helping people get a set of sturdy wheels. More on this story...


Annual homeless persons survey seeks volunteers

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The survey happens Thursday, Jan. 23.  More on this story...


At home with local history

SNOHOMISH — Students from the Highly Capable program at Emerson, designed for advanced learners in a multi-age setting, drafted and designed historic local homes from photos. More on this story...


Suspect in Snohomish man's murder nabbed in California

SNOHOMISH — Bail is set at $2 million for the suspect accused of killing Brandt Stewart, 34, who was found dead just before Christmas. The suspect, Jeremy Staeheli, is pictured at left. More on this story...


New business area district around Everett Station

EVERETT — The city is looking to improve the territory around the Everett Station District by creating what’s known as a business improvement area (BIA) — a localized property tax to invest in enhancements. A hearing is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the council chambers at 3002 Wetmore Ave. More on this story...


Students gain drawing skills in afterschool program

SNOHOMISH — Students learn the importance of art education through an afterschool class at Seattle Hill Elementary. 





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Hitting all the high notes: SHS Band celebrates 90 years

SNOHOMISH — The hometown band program is 90 years strong as a mainstay in school, and one could say it is also a survivor in today's cutbacks in education. An alumni concert is planned for this April. More on this story...

Program gives homeless men after-care away from hospital

EVERETT — A new place for care inside the Everett Gospel Mission's mens shelter provides nursing help to homeless individuals who otherwise would be filling beds in the hospital beyond a normal stay, or worse, trying to heal without having shelter. More on this story...


Monroe Schools chief leaving in June

MONROE — School superintendent Fredrika Smith announced in late December that she would be moving on to a new role July 1. More on this story...


 

  

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