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Get ready! GroundFrog Day is Feb. 1

Doug Ramsay file photo

SNOHOMISH — The city’s 15th annual GroundFrog Day Saturday, Feb. 1 features celebrity frog Snohomish Slew, who is ready to tell it like it is. Or say nothing. Show up to find out what weather to expect.
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Published Jan. 22, 2020


Snohomish residents adapting to bag ban

SNOHOMISH — The city’s plastic bag ban resulted in a few bag-free shopping experiences as people adjusted to remembering to bring a bag, but most were willing to adapt to the change. The newspaper would like your opinion. More on this story...


Farm store Coastal to fill longtime Monroe vacancy

MONROE — It appears that the long-vacant former Albertsons storefront at 19881 U.S. 2 will have a new tenant. In other business news, Adam's Northwest Bistro has closed, and Strand's Home Furnishings is moving. More on this story...


Everett may use tougher tools to reshape downtown

EVERETT — Eminent domain would give the city a new tool for fixing downtown as city leaders consider creating a task force that would focus block-by-block toward nudging property owners to make improvements. A public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 4 before a City Council vote. More on this story...


Tennis cup at Everett arena to feature Serena Williams


Everett Fire's ambulance prices go up

EVERETT — Ambulance billing rates at Everett Fire recently increased to match area prices charged by regional providers.
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Well-loved elementary teacher remembered


NEWS BITES Jan. 22, 2020

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish murder suspect status update, fire at storage center, new Everett City Council president, and more. More on this story...


Snow blanketed region last week

Jim Scolman photo

Lisseth Montiel, 10, leads her brother Yael, 13 down a short sledding hill, below Miracle Field at Monroe’s Skykomish River Park, on Monday afternoon, Jan. 13. Heavy snowfall that came down in two different periods last week gave the region slippery conditions and interrupted schools and some offices. Downed trees caused U.S. 2 to close east of Skykomish for a few days, leaving residents and travelers stuck. The snow began to subside on Thursday.


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...


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...


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...


 

  

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