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Keeping cool in the heat

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Aiden, age 4, is not real sure about the falling water from the splash pads at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Dr. in Snohomish, on a visit June 20. The spray pads at Willis Tucker Park will operate through the summer into September from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. There are spray pads at Forest Park in Everett, too, that is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Public fireworks shows, Fourth of July concert events are back for Everett and Snohomish County

EVERETT — Fireworks shows and concerts are back to let this Fourth of July ring. Details on concers, events, a fun run and other activities for Independence Day this Sunday.

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Gov. extends the clock on evictions, sets rules barring them

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — People behind on rent will have more time to resolve being in arrears under new orders made by Gov. Jay Inslee last week under the shadow of the state’s eviction moratorium ending June 30.

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Day trips to Jetty Island set to start July 5

EVERETT — The chance to explore the nature preserve of Jetty Island is happening again after a one-year hiatus. Boat service starts Monday, July 5 and runs Wednesdays through Sundays up to Labor Day.

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Zion Lutheran’s new pastor fills long-awaited need

SNOHOMISH — After two years of temporary pastors, Zion Lutheran Church of Snohomish welcomed the Rev. Don Stults to lead their congregation.

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Two teens rescue boy in Snohomish pool

SNOHOMISH — Teenage lifeguards at the Snohomish Aquatic Center received a Life Saving award in May by Snohomish Fire District 4 after rescuing a young boy in danger of drowning. They explain how they made the save and why CPR is important.

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Monroe to look again about new road benefiting Eaglemont, Sinclair Heights neighborhoods

MONROE — A council committee last week directed city administration to restart the pursuit on a new connection road from the Eaglemont housing developments to the Chain Lake Road roundabout. 191st Street SE could be packaged into a larger bundle of projects to be considered for 2022 by the full City Council.

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Coronavirus variants not seen widely but some carry extra punches

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Variants of the coronavirus that have mutations from the original, such as the UK variant, pose a risk vector in the fight against the infectious disease. Health officials also emphasize that unvaccinated individuals are still catching COVID-19 even though numbers are down.

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Everett's no-drug zones updated to remove part of Broadway

EVERETT — The city will continue to declare large portions of Broadway, Evergreen Way and Hewitt Avenue as drug-free zones which court-ordered offenders must stay away from.

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Snohomish school board hears parents opposed to vaccines, critical race theory

SNOHOMISH — A group of parents addressed the school board on concerns and opposition to Critical Race Theory, masks and vaccinations, and concerns on sex education.

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Monroe conducting large public survey that will shape future policy

MONROE — The city wants your opinion to help it make decisions that could eventually affect the whole town. It’s conducting a great public survey called Imagine Monroe, the first survey of its kind City Hall has done in at least 10 years.

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What can you do if you owe months of rent?

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The state eviction moratorium ends June 30. For thousands worried about having past-due rent, there is help.

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Group positions Longfellow Building to go on national historic register

EVERETT — The long-empty Longfellow Building on Oakes, once a school, is having its 110th birthday this year, and in coming months it could be added to the honorary National Register of Historic Places. A volunteer group of well-wishers filed the application.

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Redeveloping Baker Heights area starts, WSU college expansion drops out of plan

EVERETT — The Baker Heights public housing site in the Delta Neighborhood has begun to be demolished to make way for 105 new apartment units for low income individuals and families. WSU-Everett, meanwhile, has dropped out of its plans to expand the college on part of the remaining Baker Heights footprint.

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Child summer meal programs are opening up in our area

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Summer meal programs through school districts ensure no child goes hungry. Click for details on summer meal programs in Snohomish, Monroe and Everett.

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Snohomish Affordable Housing Group nonprofit plans to expand sites

SNOHOMISH — For almost 30 years, the nonprofit Snohomish Affordable Housing Group has used its own resources to build affordable housing for the public, and its fifth building is currently underway. It would love to build more if only it could find some more land.

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Coloring book of Snohomish features historical homes

SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish Panther has produced a brand-new coloring book of 20 historic homes from around Snohomish. The book may only include 20 homes, but Taylor Russell's "Snohomish Walks" Instagram account certainly has more than 20 images. Russell said she is considering a followup book.

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Compass Health adds beds for vets and homeless people in Everett

EVERETT — Compass Health recently christened an apartment-style building on its Broadway campus that provides 81 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans and chronically homeless individuals.

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Fire chaplains called to serve Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A group of five chaplains on rotating call 24/7 for Snohomish Fire swoop in to give comfort when the worst happens at home.

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City of Snohomish’s beloved Finance Director, Debbie Burton, receives a Key to the City

SNOHOMISH — The city's finance director helped Snohomish grow in many ways over the past two decades. She has now moved north, but not before making a lasting mark in Snohomish.

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TheLab@everett moving from Broadway to Hewitt Avenue

EVERETT — NW Innovation Resource Center’s Lab at Everett, also known as TheLab@everett, will move to a new location due to Everett Community College’s (EvCC) expansion.

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No-go for city’s Avenue D land plan as first contemplated

SNOHOMISH — Red tape associated with the county's former public works yard on Avenue D will prevent the city's request to have part of the land donated to the city to line it up for affordable housing.

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Attorneys rebut that planners followed code in Snohomish Walsh Hills land-use lawsuit

SNOHOMISH — The city didn’t misapply its code when it approved a contested subdivision in northeast Snohomish, attorneys for the city and developer DR Horton say in filings made late last month in response to a land-use challenge. Instead, they point a finger back.

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Hosts sought to give homeless teens lodging for Cocoon House Connections program

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Connections Host Home Program is an effort launched by Cocoon House to keep teens in their communities through volunteer hosting families in their area. The initiative seeks to place at-risk youth, ages 12-17, with hosts in their community for up to 21 days. Extensions can be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Markets have all, from apricots to zucchini

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Troy Fisk of Bill’s Fruits bags up a small bunch of apricots for a customer Sunday, June 20 at the weekly Everett Farmers Market in downtown Everett. The stand is one of over 80 vendors at the market. While cherries and apricots from the east side of the state are presently in season, other varieties of fruit and vegetables start becoming available in the next several weeks.

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

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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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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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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