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Paddleboarding on Silver Lake

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Ximena Cruz, 15 of Mill Creek (left) and Mariely Salazar, 15 of Shoreline paddle across Silver Lake in south Everett late last month. The two girls were taking a lesson taught by instructor Keely Maroney (not pictured) of Hydrology Stand Up Paddle, which rents paddleboards on the lake and also holds classes. Paddleboarding lessons are available for children age 6 and up from the company.

City’s Pallet village begins sheltering its first homeless residents

EVERETT — Move-in week has begun at a much-debated shelter village for people experiencing homelessness near downtown Everett.

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Snohomish County loosens rules for add-on living spaces

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Wanting to diversify housing stock, the County Council has loosened the rules to let rural homeowners add more places to live on their property, also known as ADUs.

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Everett budget plans being developed in long shadow of deficit

EVERETT — The City of Everett has an estimated $16.5 million deficit next year, about $15 million in underexpenditures it can draw from, $20 million coming to it from the federal American Rescue Plan and $48 million in retired employee obligations to plan for.

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Friday evening music series at Lake Tye returns

MONROE — Bring a lawn chair to Lake Tye Park for a free public concert series on Friday evenings that starts this week.
• Rockers BroHamm will play Friday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
and more...

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Port Sail-In movie series taking reservations

EVERETT — The Port of Everett’s annual free, family-friendly program will be back on Friday nights at the Port’s Boxcar Park.

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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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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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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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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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What can you do if you owe months of rent?

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — 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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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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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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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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