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Snohomish Easter Parade’s on its way

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SNOHOMISH — It’s almost time to hop over to the Easter Parade.
The Easter Bunny will join more than 50 floats, bands, ROTC drill teams and dance troupes in this special small-town tradition complete with iconic bonnets. The usual favorites, such as the Seafair Pirates, are expected to be part of the show, too. The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 on First Street. More on this story...

List of Easter Egg hunts in the area

Snohomish to place mindful eye on its trees

SNOHOMISH — In addition to seeking the honor of being designated a Tree City USA, it plans to undertake a citywide tree inventory. When polled last week, a majority of City Council members voiced support for new rules on tree protection that the city is exploring: for requiring a permit to remove a tree from private property, and requiring that a property owner replaces the tree that was removed.

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Everett on path to have red light ticket cameras

EVERETT — The city is now soliciting bids to add automated red light cameras at six intersections, after the City Council voted 6-1 to proceed.
Vendor responses are due in May. If the council approves, the cameras could become operational sometime next year. The locations are in this story. TThe equity of the cost of a citation was talked about at the council meeting, and there was a brief attempt to pause the bidding process to hold deeper discussions with communities of color on these equity concerns.

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Urgent care center opened by EvergreenHealth Monroe hospital

MONROE — This spring, a new medical service has bloomed in Monroe: EvergreenHealth Urgent Care, located across the parking lot from the hospital, on the second floor of the beige and brick EvergreenHealth Pavilion at 14841 179th Ave. SE.

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Funko to close local warehouses, consolidate in Arizona; HQ stays

EVERETT — Everett-based "pop culture" figure maker Funko formalized that it will be closing its Everett and Puyallup warehouses to consolidate in Arizona, which will create a layoff affecting 258 workers.

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Everettites invited to April 19 meeting for COVID-19 art piece

EVERETT — The Everett community is invited to join artist Stuart Nakamura for a community workshop for the COVID-19 art project on Tuesday, April 19 from 5 -7 p.m. at the Evergreen Branch Library (9512 Evergreen Way, Everett). How did the pandemic make you feel?

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Store clerk residing in Snohomish arrested for sexual messages to minor

LAKE STEVENS — A 30-year-old Snohomish man who was a clerk at a Lake Stevens convenience store thought it was OK to give a pre-teen $100 cash and a note that he was attracted to her. He was arrested for sending explicit messages to a police detective whom he thought was a 12-year-old.

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Concrete strike may delay Lynnwood Link rail opening

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A concrete delivery drivers strike, now in its fifth month, has wedged an interruption in constructing the Lynnwood Light Link Rail line among multiple others.

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Changes to Lord Hill Regional Park plan upsets mountain bikers

SNOHOMISH — Multiple alterations to an earlier draft plan released by county parks staff in November for guiding Lord Hill Regional Park’s future has hikers and equestrians generally in favor and mountain bikers feeling burned.
In the new changes: Hikers would be allowed on all trails. One-direction trails would no longer exist. Bike jumps and berms would be flattened. Downhill biking would be less useable.
A recent meeting introducing these changes had more than 100 in attendance.

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Kid meets kid

Doug Ramsay photo

Four-year-old Aubrey Swanson of Lake Stevens gently holds a three-month old goat at the SnoTown Brewery on Saturday, April 9. Several baby goats and their mothers from the Crazy B Homestead of Lake Stevens were guests for the afternoon. SnoTown Brewery, on Snohomish’s Second Street, plans to make young goat visits a fairly regular event.

Man arrested for March 6 Everett murder had denied involvement

EVERETT — Prosecutors are charging the man police say shot and killed another man in the street. It was while a large fight was happening simultaneously in the parking lot of a south Everett billiards place.

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Effort to add video board at Snohomish Aquatic Center

SNOHOMISH — Imagine watching a movie while floating on an inner tube at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, or dancing in the pool at a throwback disco party. A private fundraiser is ongoing to install four huge screens and an improved sound system at the aquatic center, and there's a story behind why.

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Dr. Parker’s criminal sentencing length may be challenged

SNOHOMISH — Dr. Ken Parker, the former chiropractor in Snohomish, has been sentenced to 2½ years of incarceration.
On Friday, April 1, Judge Karen Moore sentenced Parker for 7.5 months for each of four felony counts of taking indecent liberties with patients, a law clerk said.

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Second vaccine booster shots for COVID-19
suggested for certain groups of individuals

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A newly available second booster dose against COVID-19 is now being suggested for people 50 and older, and also people age 12 and older who have weakened immune systems.

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Snohomish school name, mascot changes being discussed

SNOHOMISH — A state law restricting the use of Native American tribal iconography means Cascade View Elementary’s mascot, the Thunderbird, is being replaced soon, and the name and mascot of Totem Falls Elementary is being discussed between the Tulalip Tribes and the Snohomish School District.

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Proposal for Madison Street adds bike lanes, removes street parking

EVERETT — The city’s traffic department wants your opinion through
April 18 on its bike proposal from Sievers-Duecy Boulevard to the Interurban Trail along 1.7 miles of Madison Street. The city's survey link is in the story.

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New principals will be leading Snohomish, Glacier Peak high schools

SNOHOMISH — Both of Snohomish’s big high schools will be getting new principals. For Glacier Peak, the school district held final interviews for its next principal last week.

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Fix-up work for Avenue A gazebo re-energized by local man

SNOHOMISH — The gazebo at First Street and Avenue A may be refurbished soon thanks to a local company’s generous offer.

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Snohomish Home Depot thief back out again

SNOHOMISH — Dogged legwork led to identifying a repetitive thief and making the arrest. A day later when it went to court, the man was released from jail on his own recognizance.

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Everett woman aims to do whole 2,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail

EVERETT — Calling from a campsite 6,000 feet up in the Laguna Mountains east of San Diego, California, Monica Reinoso of Everett described how she’s on the trek of a lifetime, and she’s doing purposefully for a good cause. She is trying to raise $50,000 for Meals on Wheels, a program run by Homage that brings food to homebound seniors and people with disabilities.

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Rural landowners may be able to build second houses on their properties soon

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Rural landowners will soon be able to build a second, smaller house anywhere on their property by a vote of the County Council last week.

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Roundabout to come to Avenue D at state Route 9

SNOHOMISH — A roundabout is coming this year on state Route 9 where it meets the intersection at Avenue D. It is scheduled to come this summer. WSDOT selected the contractor Dec. 27 as the next milestone for the $3.4 million project.

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