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Chinese lions give a show

Doug Ramsay photo

Nancy Fletcher of Monroe and her giggling daughter River, 2, get an up-close visit by one of three lions as they were enjoying a performance of the LQ Lion Dance Troupe at the Imagine Children’s Museum on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Seattle-based Chinese lion dance troupe, consisting of members from ages six to 18, were one of a number of performances and events as the museum celebrated the Chinese New Year.


Snohomish to plot Avenue D corridor’s future

SNOHOMISH — The city plans to take a long-term look at the corridor along Avenue D from Sixth Street north to Highway 9 to accommodate new development.  More on this story...


Residents may see recycling surcharge in bills

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish and Monroe residents using Republic Services may see a recycling surcharge added to their bills. The company is asking to allow it to increase its rates to make up for market shortfall. If approved, it would cost about $30 a year more.  More on this story...


Man cuffed for Glacier Peak High School bomb threat, child porn

SNOHOMISH — A 22-year-old Everett man is in custody for child pornography crimes that were revealed after an investigation of an anonymous bomb threat at Glacier Peak High School that occurred in mid-November.  More on this story...


Everett sets climate plan,
pledging carbon neutrality by 2050

EVERETT — The City Council voted unanimously Jan. 29 to adopt the city’s first-ever Climate Action Plan, with the stated goal that Everett city operations become carbon-neutral by 2050. More on this story...


Aspiring youth meet, and practice with, visiting tennis stars in Everett

EVERETT — Members of Team USA tennis spent time rallying with local teens and young adults to grow the game and show some moves. The event on Feb. 4 yielded autographs, smiles, and selfies, too.

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SHS students say dog-days are just what they need

SNOHOMISH — A petition has drawn more than 1,400 signatures asking to return therapy dogs to class at Snohomish High for anxiety relief. Student leaders have led the push.More on this story...


Limit made on homeless housing sites in Everett

EVERETT — The City Council decided at its Wednesday, Jan. 29 meeting to limit out supportive housing to assist homeless people from areas zoned for single-family residential neighborhoods. More on this story...


Emma Yule Park selected for honorary park name

EVERETT — A leading woman of the city’s past will be recognized at last, city leaders said when naming Everett’s newest park. More on this story...


Thumbnail Theater gets new paint, carpeting, seats

SNOHOMISH — Pew seating was aesthetically apt for the 1905 building at 1211 4th Street that once served as a church, and is now The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater. But the church pews have been sold to recoup costs for cushioned theater seats...  More on this story...


Staeheli faces murder charges in King County

SNOHOMISH — Jeremy Tod Staeheli, suspected in the fatal shooting of a Snohomish homeless man, was extradited to Washington State and is in King County jail awaiting arraignment for second degree murder.  More on this story...


Count searches for county's homeless individuals

MONROE — Volunteers tromped through fields and looked far for the Point in Time (PIT) count on Jan. 23, and a breeze created an occasional reminder of how damp and cold a day outside can be. The annual event produces a set of numbers, detailing homelessness in the county and in other areas across the state, and the nation.  More on this story...


Unrestrained generosity to thrift shops
creating a behind-the-scenes difficulty

SNOHOMISH — A local thrift shop is happy to receive donations, but also is ending up with people's trash and unusable items which costs money to discard. 
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Frontier Communications is selling its local operations

EVERETT — The deal to sell its local cable, telephone and Internet operation to another company was set last spring. Meanwhile, a report says the company may file for bankruptcy. More on this story...


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...


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 March 5 before a City Council vote. More on this story...


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...


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...


 

  

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