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A group of motorcyclists pass by a few of the early arrival bikes as they ride up First Street in Snohomish heading in for the 24th Annual Sky Valley Motorcycle Show that was held Sunday, Sept. 12. While the weather saw drizzles in the morning, it took until midday for the event to get into full swing.

Now facing mass eviction, residents at The Grand Apartments of Everett cry foul on new owners

EVERETT — Residents of The Grand Apartments, already facing a rent increase by the property’s new owners, Dimension Townhomes, LLC, claim they are now being evicted after complaining to the City of Everett about possible noise and safety violations.

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Bickford Avenue bridge closed all this week for repave

SNOHOMISH — A full repave of the bumpy Bickford Avenue bridge over state Route 9 requires closing the bridge. A detour will be set up.
The closure started Monday, Sept. 13 and is anticipated to be closed through to as late as Monday, Sept. 20.

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Plan advances for 20 mph roads across Snohomish’s core

SNOHOMISH — The City Council last week approved a key step toward reducing speeds to 20 mph for much of town.

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Ricci making write-in run for Snohomish school board

SNOHOMISH — A write-in candidate for school board has sprung up in the southwestern part of the Snohomish School District. Sarah Ricci is running against Jay Hagen for District 5.

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Snohomish teens remember the fallen with 9/11 flags

SNOHOMISH — A field of little American flags was placed in honor for the victims of 9/11 by a student of The Academy of Snohomish.
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Snohomish 9/11 Heroes Run Sept. 18 honors veterans, first responders

SNOHOMISH — In honor of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5k is happening this month at Willis Tucker Park.
The race will be taking place on September, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. and is hosted by the Travis Manion Foundation.

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Everett may set up more Pallet shelter sites

EVERETT — The city is purchasing 40 more Pallet shelter cabins to house homeless individuals, but hasn’t selected where they’ll be placed.

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Everett plan to expand at-home business allowances under further review

EVERETT — A deciding vote on expanding at-home businesses has been pushed out for later at the City Council’s request.
A public hearing will be held at the Sept. 8 City Council meeting.

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Residents want Monroe to stay cozy and neighborly, citywide survey finds

MONROE — Monroe, here is what you’ve said you want for the city’s future: You want to retain a small-town feel while having shops, dining and entertainment easily within reach. You want it to be safe from crime, and you want it family-friendly and neighborly. A “beautiful small town with big town amenities,” is how one person put it. Nature counts, too.

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Blackman Lake facing difficulties for healthy longevity

SNOHOMISH — The lake in the center of Snohomish is struggling. Water clarity is down, phosphorous is increasing. Toxic algae blooms are sometimes seen because these are getting overfed by the fertile water. What can be done?

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Accusations question mayor’s, councilman’s filings on properties

SNOHOMISH — The Tribune answers residents’ questions about Mayor John Kartak and City Councilman Larry Countryman’s 2021 campaign filings relating to property ownership. Some citizens claim 614 A, B and C Maple Ave. are not legitimate and were built without proper permits. Other items are disputed.

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Fentanyl overdoses soaring as trends change

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Opioid overdoses in Snohomish County are rising, with more than 90 dead and hundreds saved in just the first six months of 2021. A potent pain medication called Fentanyl is driving deaths and is heavily weighted in relation to treatment calls.

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How to watch or speak at Everett City Council

EVERETT — The City Council is changing the software to conduct its remote council meetings this week from Microsoft Teams to the Zoom platform.
TO SPEAK: The public may participate remotely using a Zoom link once you have registered to speak at You must register by 6 p.m. September 15.
TO WATCH BUT NOT SPEAK: If you want to watch this meeting, but not speak, one method could be to watch it live using the Internet stream of the Everett Television Cable Channel, then press the play button:
You could call 1-425-616-3920, Conference ID: 724 887 726#

What new WA police accountability laws do and don’t do

Several new police accountability bills went into effect in Washington state July 25, changing some of the ways police officers can interact with the public. This explainer article plainly describes what law enforcement can and cannot do in relation to mental health calls, approaching people for questioning, detaning people, the limitations on considering someone a suspect and more.

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