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Children’s Museum still engaging minds

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Four-year-old Aiden Young of Lake Stevens carefully maneuvers a Brio wooden train around a curve in the tracks as he was playing at the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett last Saturday. The museum, located in downtown Everett, is currently open on a modified four-day-a- week schedule. Reservations are required to enter. Information is available at or by calling 425-258-1006.

Bickford Avenue bridge paving tentatively now Oct. 6

SNOHOMISH — A full repave of the bumpy Bickford Avenue bridge over state Route 9 requires closing the bridge. The city says paving the bridge now is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 6. The Bickford detour uses side roads to reach 56th Street SE (east of King Charley's).
The closure started Monday, Sept. 13.


COVID cases hit new peak, stretching hospitals thin

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — COVID-19 infections are happening more than ever seen before during the pandemic. The transmission rate now hangs at a high level, which rattles health officials. The state is not at a point of crisis care, like Idaho is in, but surgeries and other care is being delayed at hospitals because of the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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Day center on S. Broadway gives women solace while homeless

EVERETT — Two volunteer-staffed groups are reaching out, hand in hand, with some much-needed services for homeless individuals in Snohomish County.

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"Walsh Hills” subdivision approved to go ahead

SNOHOMISH — The city announced last week that the planning department approved D.R. Horton’s site development permit toward a 110 single-family subdivision within 20 acres along Terrace Avenue. The homes could be available for purchase by late fall 2022, the homebuilder says.

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Phone app that alerts to CPR incidents now in county

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A free smartphone app called PulsePoint that just launched in Snohomish County pings alerts to everyday citizens trained in CPR asking them to come give aid while medics are on their way.

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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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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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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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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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