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Public gets first glimpse inside Carnegie

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Carnegie Foundation member Terry Lippincott points out prominent historical features that were restored on the front facade of Snohomish’s Carnegie building during public tours on Thursday, May 6 of the recently restored building. Tours went inside the building, too. The city plans to use the Carnegie for private event rentals and small public meetings.

Snohomish council to discuss dropping speed limits to 20 mph in most of town

SNOHOMISH — A phased proposal to bring speeds down to 20 mph for most of town will be discussed at Tuesday's City Council meeting.In addition to parts of Second Street, Maple Avenue, Pine Avenue and Lincoln Avenue, it would also reduce speed limits on neighborhood streets. The entire footprint is bounded approximately from First Street north to 13th Street, and from Avenue J to Mill Avenue.
The council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 18. A map of the proposed streets for speed limit reductions is on the Tribune's Facebook here.


City wants part of Avenue D land as way to help bring housing

SNOHOMISH — City leaders want to obtain part of the county’s barren yard on Avenue D and designate it for developing affordable housing with a pitch they hope county officials will embrace.
Statistics show how difficult finding a home in Snohomish is because of the hyper-hot market.

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Providence Everett nurses picket over contract

EVERETT — An organized pool of picketers circulated on the sidewalks for two hours outside the county’s largest hospital Wednesday, May 5 in opposition to proposals made during union negotiations over sick pay and paid-time-off, which nurses say they are unhappy with.

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Rivers, lakes are still too cold and unsafe for swimming

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The weather’s fine, but the waters are not.
Lakes and rivers are too cold right now to go swimming, and many drowning victims die due to cold-water shock.

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News Bites for May 12, 2021

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — U.S. 2 work this weekend to close a lane, Snohomish pool news, Everett Jetty Island boat to return this summer, plus more...

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Snohomish chiropractor accused of sex crimes

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish chiropractor accused of inappropriately touching clients faces eight criminal counts of taking indecent liberties with patients.

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Future park at Averill Field being guided by community - design revealed

SNOHOMISH — The latest mock-up for Averill Field, at Third Street and Pine Avenue, used public input to incorporate a set of compromises for what could be built next year. A final survey about the latest design is taking responses at through May.

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Monroe neighborhood’s attempt to solve speeding was blunted, but now city making uniform policy

MONROE — The neighborhood posted its own radar signs for many months until being given a takedown notice saying the independent act posed liabilities for the city. The neighborhood is asking to work with the city to give a legal permit to put permanent speed signs back up.

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Housebound? There’s a way to get a vaccine in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — If you are housebound, or care for someone who is, you may contact the county’s vaccine call center at 425-339-5278 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to discuss. Here's how it works.

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Food trucks to park outside Funko HQ soon

EVERETT — Starting this week, food trucks are again serving lunch at the Riverside Business Park at the Port of Everett, 415 Riverside, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for the summer. On Saturday, May 15, a food truck stand will be at Funko HQ downtown. Additional food trucks will be coming downtown later this summer.

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How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Everybody over age 16 is eligibile for a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington state.
To get set up, a vaccine locator website for finding appointments is at
The website has information on where vaccination appointments are available in real-time.
Starting May 5, people will not be required to register for an appointment from one of the county's mass vaccination sites, as some vaccines will be available without appointments. Appointments are still highly recommended by the Snohomish Health District.
Vaccines are free and do not require insurance.
The county has seven other vaccination sites. Among them are the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, the Arlington Airport, the Angel of the Winds arena in downtown Everett, Boom City in Tulalip, the Ash Way Park & Ride in Lynnwood, a walk-up center near the Boeing factory and at Edmonds College.
People can call for assistance in booking an appointment through the county health district’s COVID-19 call center. The number is 425-339-5278.
The call center is intended for people who do not have internet access, need language assistance, or have other barriers to online registration, the Snohomish Health District says.
Numerous pharmacies have the vaccine as well, and appointments can be made through the state locator, which is again


Lake Roesiger ecosystem to be studied

SNOHOMISH — A pro will be advising the county on how to solve trouble with invasive plants in Lake Roesiger northeast of Snohomish.

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High school graduation plans taking shape

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — High school graduations in Snohomish and Monroe are tentatively shaping up to be in-person ceremonies.

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Renewed Snohomish Carnegie Building nears its debut

SNOHOMISH — The public will have a chance to peek inside the Carnegie in early May as the greatly restored building is at the point to be ready for guests. An 18-year journey to restore the Carnegie is behind the 111-year-old building's revival.

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Everett Recovery Cafe uses camaraderie, care to lift people from addiction and homelessness

EVERETT — The emphasis, and perhaps the golden rule, at the Everett Recovery Cafe is to cast no judgements on others. A center open to everyone experiencing difficulties with addiction or homelessness who can use help opened in its new space in west downtown last month.

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Hanging flower baskets program for downtown can use support

SNOHOMISH — The community’s support will help ensure First Street’s flower basket program can flourish.

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Time for kindergarten registration

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Details on kindergarten registration for the Snohomish, Monroe, Everett and Mukilteo school districts.

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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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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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Growing for the food bank

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The Julia V. Morris Centennial Garden, next to the Sky Valley Food Bank at 233 Sky River Parkway in Monroe, helps grow fresh fruit and vegetables for the food bank. Above, garden volunteer Lori Heffner plants cabbage starts from her home greenhouse last month. Julia Morris founded the food bank 45 years ago. The garden was planted in 1999 and named in Morris’ memory. Volunteers tend the garden as a community effort. To connect with them on Facebook, find the group “Friends of JVM Food Bank Garden.”




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