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Drone technology provides air support


Jim Scolman photo

Officer Derrick Lether flies the drone and speaks to Donna and Payton, age 1, at the Monroe Farmers Market Wednesday, Aug. 12.

MONROE —
This summer, the city introduced an aerial drone program that is being used for a variety of purposes. More on this story...



Second Snohomish Midtown Planning meeting is this Tuesday

SNOHOMISH —The meeting will take place remotely only 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. During the meeting, people will be looking at visual examples and giving opinions. The Midtown District would reshape part of the Avenue D corridor. More on this story...


Everett looking for partners to take on parks

EVERETT — The city is offering private groups the chance to lease and sponsor almost its entire portfolio of parks properties. More on this story...


Monroe’s budget not as dire as earlier predicted

MONROE — The city’s reserves will contribute toward weathering this year’s economic shortfall caused by the pandemic. In other news, real estate tax revenue would help the city move forward on two key parks projects. More on this story...


Snohomish council talks about city goals, outlines future projects

SNOHOMISH —At a City Council budget workshop last week, a draft of the council’s goals was proposed and selected by council members to be finalized at a future meeting. The city's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for what future municipal projects the city will undertake also was presented. More on this story...


Everett School District chosen for group focused on post-grad outcomes

EVERETT — The school district was handpicked by National Postsecondary Strategy Institute to work toward improving student outcomes after graduation, and is part of a small group of districts nationally that are helping the institute develop a national model that works on erasing barriers. More on this story...


Columnist: Is 2020 “The Year of the ‘Karen’” ?

Could it be that the multitude of people with "Karen"-like behavior are multiplying? A Karen is a person who manages to make bad things seem even worse by episodes of public temper tantrums, social media smear campaigns, and outright bad behavior. 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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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. More on this story...


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...


Spiffing up the food bank

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


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...


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...


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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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.



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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