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Murder charge for 1987 fatal blaze at Everett Community College

Photo courtesy Everett Commuinity College

EVERETT — A crack in a 34-year mystery led to murder charges being filed for the 1987 death of Everett Firefighter Gary Parks, who died in a fire set by arson at Everett Community College. More on this story...

On May 1st, all Washingtonians age 16 and older will become eligibile for a coronavirus vaccine. The news follows a Presidential directive from earlier this week which Gov. Inslee's office has confirmed it will follow.

For now, on Wednesday, March 31, the state will open up vaccine eligibility to all people aged 60 to 64, as well as people of all ages who work in restaurants, construction, manufacturing and certain other industries. More on this story...

Walsh Hills development taken to court

SNOHOMISH — A lawsuit against the proposed housing development in northeast Snohomish attempts to stop it on the argument the city failed to follow its own development code when it gave its approval.

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Company that collects hard-to-recycle items now serving area

SNOHOMISH — If you hang onto batteries, lightbulbs and grocery bags intending to get them recycled, you may be interested in a collection service that expanded this month to the Snohomish area.

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Now retiring, Schilaty feels blessed to be part of how Snohomish shaped itself

SNOHOMISH — This month, Schilaty retired from her post at the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce after a 30-year run.

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   · Nancy Keith selected as new chamber leader

Input sought on Everett Transit’s future

EVERETT — The city’s bus system wants your input on how well it runs and what path it should take — including whether ithe public thinks it should merge with the region’s larger Community Transit system.

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Openings on Snohomish Public Safety Commission, Youth Council

SNOHOMISH — There are four open slots on the volunteer Public Safety Commission that the city seeks to fill. Applications for this commission are due Friday, March 26 by 4 p.m.

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Snohomish planning department goes paperless

SNOHOMISH — The city has just gone paperless for all planning and permitting files. A hub launched last week for filing developments, and it also lets people track development around town and in their neighborhood.

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Dick’s Drive-In food truck will be back in Snohomish next weekend

SNOHOMISH — The food truck is set to park in town from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 2 at Haywire Brewing, but Dick's insists that its more frequent visits aren't a prelude to it opening shop here.

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All ages get behind the wheel

Doug Ramsay photo

Young drivers feed a need for speed as they drive gas-powered go-karts at Traxx Indoor Raceway, off of Chennault Beach Road in Mukilteo, on Saturday, March 20. Traxx opens its building side doors during warm, sunny days to expand into an indoor/outdoor track. Drop-in races last for approximately 10 minutes, usually yielding about 15 laps of fury. The business also takes reservations to avoid waiting in line.

Free pre-K classrooms for low-income kids short on supply

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — In Snohomish County, an estimated 918 low-income children who are eligible for free preschool through state ECEAP and federal Head Start programs weren’t in it, in part because there are not enough classrooms to go around. Early Childhood learning is receiving a renewed focus from legislators.

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Catalytic converter thefts are spiking again

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The quick-hit job of stealing catalytic converters from the underside of cars has resurfaced across Snohomish County, and police want people to protect their pocketbooks.

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City plan for more density along Avenue D proceeds

SNOHOMISH — A task force on shaping far-out future development along Avenue D finished its work last week. Here's what's next.

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Snohomish police, jail contracts to be discussed April 6

SNOHOMISH — City Hall is turning its attention to renewing a five-year contract with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office for police services. Story includes coverage of the March 9 police town hall.

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2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Prodigies for Peace award winners

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The winners of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prodigies for Peace essay and art contest awards have been announced.

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Vaccination rates show racial disparities; solving the gap discussed

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A virtual town hall last week with Snohomish Health District, County and Tribal leaders addressed people’s questions and concerns about COVID-19 vaccine distribution and equity. The county is working with community leaders to help underrepresented groups get vaccinated

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Call to relocate Everett Planned Parenthood opponents can’t be done

EVERETT — The city says it cannot establish a buffer zone to move anti-abortion protestors away from Planned Parenthood’s premises. Supporters say not stopping women from being harassed is beyond disappointing. Every Wednesday brings a crowd.

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Student survey shows racism, homophobia and sexism in Monroe schools, but also discomfort with speaking up against it

MONROE — A recent student research project found that many students had experienced racism or other types of hate speech within the Monroe School District, and discomfort with telling a teacher about it.

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Enjoying signs of spring

Doug Ramsay photo

The cherry trees are beginning to blossom as a couple enjoy a warm, sunny day and takes a stroll along the Port of Everett’s south marina last Saturday, March 13. Outdoor walks and hikes have become popular as other activities and venues continue to be closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. While we have enjoyed a stretch of enjoyable weather this past few weeks, the rain is predicted to return for the last half of this week.




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