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Farmers markets still going strong


Doug Ramsay photo

Radicle Roots Farm owner James Berntson restacks bunches of radishes during brisk sales at the Snohomish Farmers Market on
Thursday, July 30. Berntson’s farm is in Snohomish. With restoration construction at Snohomish’s Carnegie Building on-going, the market which is usually held outside the Carnegie has temporarily moved this summer to Stocker Farm on Marsh Road off of state Route 9. The market is following health district rules pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the market’s website at snohomishfarmers
market.org for information on the rules. The market is open every Thursday, rain or shine, from 3 to 7 p.m., with special risk and senior shopping from 2:30 to 3 p.m.



Healing work not finished in response to May 31 events

SNOHOMISH — Local leaders are not done with addressing racism and equity in Snohomish, and meeting to discuss the issues. A town hall is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. online as part of the conversation. More on this story...


“Tree of Hope” gives joy during tough pandemic

MONROE — The residents at Monroe Family Village on West Main Street continue to decorate a tree as a reminder of hope. The original Easter-themed decorations have been swapped for symbols of positivity during one of the most prolific pandemics in history. 


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Tentative map for Everett council districts created, comment meetings in September

EVERETT —The map to be used for the shakeup of City Council seats using elections by geographical districts is almost ready for final public comments at five meetings in September: Sept. 10, 12, 13, 14 and 17. More on this story...


Snohomish dots First Street with outdoor dining spots

SNOHOMISH —The city set up outdoor dining spaces in parking stalls of First Street quickly in response to the governor's new regulations about indoor dining and restrictions on alcohol tasting rooms. More on this story...


NEWS BITES for August 12, 2020

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Chat about Everett's budget on Thursday, meet Snohomish Mayor John Kartak on Friday, new Monroe school board member, and more. More on this story...


Spiffing up the food bank



Volunteers Nile Arkush (left) and Norman Cooper (right) use a primer paint to touch up spots that had been scraped of old paint as they worked last week on preparing the Snohomish Community Food Bank for a repainting. The new paint scheme should be applied this week at the food bank off of Ferguson Road behind the Fire Station on Avenue D.

SNOHOMISH — An all-volunteer group is giving the Snohomish food bank a fresh coat of paint. More on this story...


Local schools to start fall 100% online

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Snohomish, Everett and Monroe school districts will be going 100% online this fall under a recommendations from the county's health officer. More on this story...


In related news: Altered HS sports schedule set, placing less-contact sports earlier


Reduction in public-notice period for Everett homeless camp permits tabled

EVERETT — City Councilwoman Liz Vogeli put forward an ordinance to temporarily shorten the waiting period for a homeless encampment to get a permit to exist with official approval. It didn’t make it to a vote last week. More on this story...


Everett’s 2021 budget looking ugly so far

EVERETT — COVID-19’s economic impacts this year has put the city so far behind on next year’s budget that setting things straight will be difficult, if not painful, city leaders noted at a recent budget presentation. More on this story...


Housing Hope proposes new plan on Norton

EVERETT — Giving a second try, the nonprofit Housing Hope last month introduced a revised site plan to put an affordable housing complex on three acres of the Norton Playfield at 36th Street and Norton Avenue. More on this story...


Pilchuck River Dam being demolished

SNOHOMISH — The Pilchuck River Dam is being demolished, which will let salmon run more freely. More on this story...



More stories in the Aug. 5 Tribune


Used ski goggles can double as PPE for medical safety, and a group is collecting them to send to doctors

Those unused ski goggles in your garage can be put to work by medical professionals and fire departments. A grassroots group is collecting ski goggles for the purpose of redeploying them as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  More on this story...


Snohomish real estate duo's TV show renewed

SNOHOMISH — Twin sisters with a TV show make deals not usually seen in the real estate industry, by doing the legwork to rehab homes on the market using their own money. More on this story...



Food banks seeing shift in clients and overall drop recently

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Food bank directors are reporting a drop in client numbers, and have some theories why, but emphasize that food banks are open and ready when people need them.  More on this story...



30% of county households don’t earn enough for basic expenses

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Approximately one-third of people across Washington state do not earn enough income to provide themselves a basic survival budget for their living expenses, according to a new report from the United Ways of the Pacific Northwest.  More on this story...


Months later, Monroe woman Kenna Harris is still missing

MONROE — Kenna Harris, 25, has been missing since March 31. More than two months later, her family, friends and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit continue to search for information that may help in locating her.


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Teen injured in conflict during flare-up Monday, June 1


Snohomish saw no riot Sunday; area Antifa says it did not post message that drew people to First Street

SNOHOMISH — First Street did not see a large-scale protest like what happened in Seattle and Bellevue in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis by a police officer, but rumors that rioters were coming had people lining the sidewalk Sunday, May 31 just in case. The group pinpointed as being the source that Antifa would convene in Snohomish says it never said this. More on this story...

Photo gallery from Sunday, May 31 activity in Snohomish

Outrage in Snohomish over situation, leadership response to May 31 events

SNOHOMISH — Political backlash and public disappointment over last week’s events is turning divisive. More on this story...

Snohomish Town Hall works to reconcile issues

SNOHOMISH — People looking for solutions convened online last week in a city-organized town hall about racism and how to move forward from the events from May 31. More on this story...

Two may be charged for June 1 clash on First Street

SNOHOMISH — Police recommended charges against two men who tangled with each other during a Monday, June 1 march on First Street, an incident that is remembered most for a teenager being punched in the face and getting a concussion.  More on this story...







 

  

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