SNOHOMISH — Finding money for new sidewalks is difficult. There are government grants the city can tap for sidewalks near schools and public spaces, but outside of that, options dry up. Snohomish leaders are being pitched a trifecta of strategies to bring more sidewalks into the city.
SNOHOMISH — Spending 50 years doing a job you love sounds like a dream. For former Snohomish High School tennis coach Dick Jansen, he did it. Jansen continues to be active as a mentor, which is one part of why he loved coaching.
EVERETT — The Everett School District’s two levies ask to continue funding for education and to help it catch up on maintenance. The $203 million capital levy asks to completely replace Madison and Jackson elementaries. The district’s three main high schools would also get major work, classroom technology would be upgraded, playgrounds redone and security enhanced.
SNOHOMISH — Voters will see two school levies on their ballot soon.
EVERETT — A mass vaccination site for free COVID-19 vaccines is open in the Everett Mall.
This site is open 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett. Government health authorities run the site.
EVERETT — The Everett Police Department is setting up free events to engrave vehicle identification numbers on the converters in an attempt to curb thefts. Another catalytic converter engraving event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sno-Isle Tech Center,
9001 Airport Rd.,
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — After snow troubles, the latest service interruption created a new set of complaints. The city of Snohomish says it will now be investigating how to reopen its contract with Republic Services.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — In just the first week of January, more than 10,000 people in Snohomish County tested positive for the coronavirus, a figure never seen before during the pandemic. Past waves maxed out at 2,000 people in a week.
A state advisory group is currently exploring whether to recommend requiring children be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter any school or licensed child care.
SNOHOMISH — The energetic Snohomish Sauerkraut Band began on a lark over 50 years ago and became a longstanding fixture of entertainment at regional parades and watering holes. After years of making memories, the spunky group held its last official performance earlier this month.
SNOHOMISH — A settlement agreement was reached in the case of a Snohomish chiropractor accused of sexually touching women while on the job. Now, the chiropractor's fate will be decided by a judge instead of a jury, and the settlement reduced the number of criminal counts he is charged with. A judge approved the agreement Thursday, Jan. 6.
SNOHOMISH — The city planning commission forwarded recommendations to the City Council for the upcoming Midtown District, a proposed specialty zoning area along much of Avenue D intended to promote modern, high-quality redevelopment. The council will discuss at its Feb. 1 meeting.
SNOHOMISH — People who live in the neighborhoods of northeast Snohomish are calling on the city to make local road improvements before people move into a housing development of 110 new homes.
SNOHOMISH — In surveying the public on whether to segregrate Lord Hill Regional Park by user groups, among other questions, approximately 700 people gave mixed views on the county's "Preferred Plan" proposals.
SNOHOMISH — Since 2008, Snohomish-area dramatist Susie Boer has donned the period clothing and appearance of courageous Christian women and performed one-woman shows in a variety of venues.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Mill Creek is looking at changing fire service providers after shopping around. The change came after Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue dug in over how low a price the city pays.
MONROE — Emerging stories of retaliation and fear under School District Superintendent Justin Blasko that surfaced last week led to the school board to put Blasko on administrative leave and to hire a third-party investigator to probe the allegations. Meanwhile, multiple groups have stated opposition to Blasko, and two protests against the district occurred Dec. 13.
SNOHOMISH — For Carol Cross, writing a book is easier said than done, but she's brought humor from her experience. “Little Book of Covid Survival through Laughter" is a modest volume that chronicles short stories and funny vignettes which went to press in October.
Cold weather shelters have begun to open their doors as temperatures in the region dip below freezing. Last year, people were directed to go to a building at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds due to social distancing requirements. This year these smaller shelters, all at churches, are opening their doors again for those in need.
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