SNOHOMISH — From the new Midtown district that runs down Avenue D and beyond, the city is looking to stimulate development. It may proceed with short-term exemptions on certain property tax costs for developers of large residential buildings, with extra time if the building contains affordable housing.
EVERETT — Jackson High School’s robotics team came home with a division victory in the FIRST world robotics championships held this weekend in Houston, Texas, and nearly advanced to go head-to-head in the championship final.
SNOHOMISH — The judge handling the case of Dr. Ken Parker, the former chiropractor, last week revised her sentencing order to be shorter.
SNOHOMISH — Last week, a fourth-grade class at Emerson Elementary delivered $2,200 to the Salvation Army’s efforts on the Ukraininian refugee crisis through a coin drive among classmates.
Snohomish litter walk planned for Saturday
SNOHOMISH — A “litter walk” is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Carnegie Building, 105 Cedar Ave., and go on walks with fellow residents to grab litter.
MONROE — Mayor Geoffrey Thomas gave appreciation to recent improvements in the city, appealed for help in advocating for widening state Route 522 and shared upcoming enhancements in his State of the City speech delivered to the Monroe Chamber of Commerce last week.
SNOHOMISH — Totem Falls Elementary may not need a rename after consulting with the Tulalip Tribes.
The Tulalip Tribal council prefers these are not changed, Snohomish School District officials say. Its Northwest Coast tribal character mascot, Rocky the Raven, is OK, too.
Comments sought on Thomas’ Eddy plan until Saturday (30th)
SNOHOMISH — The county’s surface water management division proposes to lower and remove some of the levees at Thomas’ Eddy to restore the Snohomish River floodplain around Bob Heirman Wildlife Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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