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Evergreen State Fair canceled this year, as is Kla Ha Ya Days

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — This year’s Evergreen State Fair is canceled, the county announced Friday.  More on this story...


Farmers markets adjusting
to COVID-19 to maintain safety

Osman Ruiz, then of Bautista Farms of Yakima County, lays out carrots at a Snohomish Farmers Market. Snohomish opens its season May 7 at Stocker Farms’ site off of Highway 9 on Marsh Road. The Everett Farmers Market is jumping early with a May 3 opening day.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY —
Farmers markets are opening, but things are likely going to feel a lot different than usual. More on this story...




Everett sheds programs to try to keep head above water

EVERETT — No access to the senior center. No access to the municipal pool. No Fourth of July parade. No Animal Farm. A slew of cuts are being made as a byproduct impact of COVID-19 diminishing sales tax revenue for the city. More on this story...


Everett Port adds floating pump that cleans the bay

EVERETT — The Port of Everett has added a Seabin device that cleans the water around it, and students at EvCC's ocean studies program have been a key part to its existence. More on this story...


Renters get reprieve until June, but what happens next?

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The state's moratorium on rent being due is extended to June 4, but what have been the effects so far and happens after this timeframe concludes? More on this story...


Sheriff Fortney calls stay-home decree unconstitutional, unfair

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney clarified a social media post criticizing the governor’s stay-home orders, but said last week he won’t walk back its message. More on this story...


2-1-1 help hotline calls tripled in March

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish County residents made more than 2,000 calls to the 211 resource hotline, and here's what they have asked for help with. More on this story...


News Bites for April 22, 2020

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Eason in the NFL Draft, Snohomish approval decision for tiny house hotel, local auto graphics legend dies, plasma sought from virus-recovered, and more. More on this story...


Hundreds of prisoners to be released statewide

The state has begun releasing hundreds of prisoners early to reduce population counts. Some had burglaries, drug offenses, vehicle possession violations, or illegal firearm possession crimes, the Tribune saw. Here's what decisions are being used on who to release, and how people have reacted. More on this story...


Independent contractors, and others so far shut out, can begin applying for state unemployment on Saturday

Hundreds of thousands of independent contractors and other people so far snagged in the system will be able to begin making successful claims starting Saturday, April 18. The website ESD.WA.GOV will begin allowing people to make claims who have been denied...More on this story...


Snohomish pharmacy producing hand sanitizer

SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish pharmacy has donated 350 bottles of hand sanitizer to local organizations and is selling sanitizer to the public as well. Other independent pharmacies might start, too. More on this story...


Snohomish Zion Lutheran makes a vast renovation

SNOHOMISH — Zion Lutheran Church didn't plan to undergo a big renovation within its 97-year-old walls, but after the roof needed to be fixed, the church ultimately decided it was time to do much more. More on this story...


Sultan dump reopened, but people asked to use facilities sparingly and maintain social distancing

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — People are processing what to do with their unwanted items as some outlets, such as thrift stores, are closed, and others are limited. Curbside trash collectors Waste Management and Republic Services have instituted some limitations, too. More on this story...


Food banks prepare to feed more people

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Local food bank leaders are readying to serve more people, and discuss what they can use for help. More on this story...


Snohomish County looking for input on light rail planning area

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish County is seeking public input in an online survey on how to plan ahead for the area around two future light rail stations in south Everett and Lynnwood. More on this story...


Still game for adventure, owners of British pub on First Street look to retire

SNOHOMISH — After 30 years operating in Snohomish, they'll sell the restaurant and pub to whoever wants to offer the right price as part of their retirement plan. More on this story...



Underlying health affects COVID-19 severity risk

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Underlying conditions have factored into the severity of COVID-19, which affects both the upper and lower respiratory areas. Doctors from Western Washington Medical Group explain. More on this story...




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Farming season back in action

The old saying goes that April showers bring May flowers. Well, April also brings the start of farming season in the Northwest. Farmers in the county have begun plowing their fields these past two weeks to prepare them for planting corn, pumpkins and other crops. Above, Brian Brager uses a disk plow to turn up the soil in one of the fields at Stocker Farms in the Snohomish River Valley last week.



 

  

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