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Local farms opening steadily for guests

Doug Ramsay photo

The hay ride heads out from the corn maze with a load of guests at Craven Farm on Sunday, Sept. 27. The wagon has dividers inside as a social distancing safety measure.

Much like everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic put the fall agritourism season in jeopardy. But with some elbow grease, local farmers worked with the state Legislature to open up many of the usual activities and are ready to welcome guests safely this season. More on this story...

Early learners can return to classrooms in late October

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish School District has set a date for the first wave of students returning to classrooms, and methods to keeping kids separated and safe. Going to school will not be made mandatory.

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Everett may allow more marijuana shops to open with October vote

EVERETT — Soon, three new marijuana shops could open around town, if the council increases Everett’s cannabis store limit to eight. A vote is scheduled for Oct. 14.

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Election 2020
PUD Commission Candidates answer our questions

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — PUD Commissioners guide the utility and set rates. The Tribune queried candidates Sid Logan and Rob Toyer on a few issues, and their replies are inside.

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Council districts map nearing completion, not all are happy

EVERETT — Time is closing for volunteer decision-makers to finish the map used to set district boundaries for electing most of the City Council members using geographic districts. Residents in northeast Everett have concerns about the current map.

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Tribune News Bites for September 30

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — New Everett post office mailbox coming after vandals destroyed it, what's with the "cat mutilation" signs around Snohomish?, and Monroe seeks public thoughts on housing.

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Local Lions Club hosting kid’s peace-poster contest

EVERETT — The Everett Central Lions Club will be sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster contest. It’s open to any student ages 11, 12 or 13 (as of Nov. 15, 2020).

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Relief at last for Skyview Estates neighbors

MONROE — Community residents saw their road destroyed in a February landslide. Now, things are begining to get put back to normal. But until then, they had to maintain resilience.

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Snohomish selects Palmer as permanent police chief

SNOHOMISH — Captain Robert Palmer, who's been the interim chief since June, will be sworn in as Snohomish's permanent police chief shortly

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Local National Guard’s new commander has lots to do

SNOHOMISH — The 176th Engineers Company, a National Guard unit based in Snohomish, has been on the front lines serving the county in a time of prolonged uncertainty, and its new commander has plenty to do.

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Long-time Everett camp site being cleared for good

EVERETT — Just off a neighborhood street in South Everett, near the mall, lays a quiet grove of large trees with a small stream flowing at the bottom, and the remains of a large homeless camp. It's being cleared for a future housing development that carries a twist.

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Franklin releases 2021 budget, public hearings in October

EVERETT — Mayor Cassie Frankin’s $411 million budget doesn’t reverse most of the city’s coronavirus-driven cutbacks during 2020, but the message from her office is the city will innovate to get a stronger footing for the future.

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Fraud in the Coronavirus Era

SNOHOMISH — Fraud is big business, and a global network of criminals are actively preying on people’s fears and anxieties about the coronavirus. Some of the most common schemes include unemployment fraud where criminals use stolen personal information to file bogus claims, fraud rings offering fake COVID-19 remedies or supplies, or so-called “romance” scams where perpetrators pretending to be a friend or loved one use online platforms to request financial assistance to help them through hard times.

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Preservation plan builds for Wood Creek forest

EVERETT — A nearly hundred-acre woody watershed once seen as
at-risk to development could be protected for its long-term future as the city is working toward a solution that may include joining with an environmental group for the site plan.

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Everett’s zoning rewrite moves a step forward

EVERETT — The city’s overhaul of its planning code, named “Rethink Zoning,” will proceed to the City Council with the planning commission voting 6-1 to send a recommendation of support. A council discussion was Sept. 30th, the vote will be Oct. 21.

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