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Imagine Children's Museum opens again

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Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett has exhibits and does interesting challenges. In September 2017, visitors such as Trevor Laib, then 10, helped break a record for the Brackitz Big Build Challenge, connecting the 10,873 Brackitz in a four-hour period to beat the record of 5,000 pieces set by a children’s museum in Salt Lake City. Imagine Children’s Museum reopened June 2 after a 15-month pause.

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First Street improvements, such as new dining fixtures, are coming

SNOHOMISH — For downtown, the city plans to use federal funding for sidewalk repairs, semi-permanent outdoor dining fixtures, better trash management and replacing troublesome trees. Not on the list, but on everyone’s mind: Rehabbing the Avenue A gazebo. There's a plan for that.

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Everett settles with fired ex-cop for $89,000

EVERETT — The city recently settled a disability discrimination lawsuit with a former police lieutenant who alleged that after his off-duty drunken driving charge, he was unfairly terminated and then blackballed from vacancies within the department to restart his career.

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Monroe seeks to hush train horns through these steps

MONROE — City Hall’s interest in silencing train horns while passing through will require some diligence. A new draft report explains how the city can establish a "Railroad Quiet Zone."

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Snohomish EV Chargers go live

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish’s first public Electric Vehicle charging station began operation last week after getting an inspector’s all-clear. They’re at the west side of First Street, near Gagnon Welding, approximately 300 feet west of the Avenue D intersection.
Snohomish’s station has four charging ports hanging from two chargers. These are Level 2 EV chargers.
There also happen to be eight EV charging ports located at the apartment development at 1925 Weaver Rd. and stations in a parking lot at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Dr. — Tribune staff

Everett school to host two-dose vaccination clinics for ages 12 and up

EVERETT — Everett Public Schools will host an onsite COVID-19
vaccination clinic at Evergreen Middle School for all children ages 12 and above, regardless of school district affiliation, the district confirmed. First doses will be June 9. More on this story...

Snohomish intends to lower speeds to 20 mph, including on arterials

SNOHOMISH — Most City Council members have said they support a proposal to reduce speed limits to 20 mph across the main core of the city, including some arterial roads.
These arterials include Second Street, Avenue D, Avenue A, Fourth Street, Maple, Pine, Lincoln and part of Park Avenue.

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Barriers down: Everett Planned Parenthood opponents out front again

EVERETT — A national conservative law firm says its intervention caused the city to pull down barriers in front of the Everett Planned Parenthood. The city, in a statement, says it already planned to take down the barriers.

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Snohomish mayor’s salary re-opened for discussion

SNOHOMISH — Mayor John Kartak’s printed commentary where he opined  on the mayor’s salary being $18,000 a year sparked City Council interest last week on how to approach altering it.

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Monroe Farmers Market opens its season

MONROE — With a record 75 vendors, the Wednesday market’s season opens this week and runs through Sept. 1 at the parking lot of Galaxy Theatre, which is by the Five Guys off of Kelsey Street.

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Who has filed for election in the local area

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — It's Kartak, Redmon, King, Franklin, Oss, Wittock and more. A rundown of City Council, school board and mayoral candidates for 2021 in Snohomish, Monroe and Everett.

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Yes! The Evergreen State Fair is on for summer

MONROE — Say it far and wide: The Evergreen State Fair is expected to happen this year, but it will operate a little differently than usual to keep it safe with COVID-19 restrictions.

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County motorboat chats are on boat use, property damage

SNOHOMISH — The county parks department wants to log shoreline damage and erosion this season to consider whether changes on its lakes are needed.

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County selling 144 acres beside Glacier Peak HS to developer

SNOHOMISH — The County Council last week authorized entering into a $40.3 million purchase-and-sale agreement with D.R. Horton’s Pacific Ridge Homes. The land is a forest next to Glacier Peak High School and Little Cedars Elementary.

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A big bear sculpture greets Glacier Peak Grizzlies

SNOHOMISH — At Glacier Peak High School, students are greeted by a 9-foot-tall grizzly bear statue, bringing smiles to student’s faces and showing off Grizzly pride.

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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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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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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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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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