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EVERETT — More bicycle corridors are coming to central Everett soon by way of reconfiguring Madison Street and modifications to north-south Fleming Street parallel to Evergreen Way.
The mayor can now set more zones in Everett which outlaw laying or sleeping on the sidewalk. The City Council voted 4-3 granting the mayor authority
SNOHOMISH — St. John’s is welcoming anyone on their faith journey to join them as they re-open for services Sunday May 14 (Mother’s Day) at 10 a.m. St. John’s is continuing to work on other areas, such as their beautiful stained glass windows.
SNOHOMISH — The owner of the Snohomish Sports Dome announced she is starting a local club to compete in men’s and women’s semi-professional indoor soccer. Meanwhile, the Steelheads are relocating. A league commissioner says there's a talent pool in soccer big enough for both.
EVERETT — The state’s drug possession law is currently set to expire July 1.
MONROE — A proposal at St. Vincent de Paul’s site in west Monroe would set up a space for a small number of homeless families to safely sleep in their cars afterhours to the left of the thrift store. An open house meeting about the proposal will be Thursday, May 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul's resource center, 17150 W. Main St., Suite B.
SNOHOMISH — What the heck happened on that sunny Wednesday afternoon in which a big pickup truck barrelled through town with police behind?
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A countywide drug possession and use law being introduced to the County Council this week would make it a gross misdemeanor to use drugs in public or be carrying illegal drugs. Everett’s City Council, meanwhile, will decide on a drug possession law this Wednesday, May 3.
SNOHOMISH — A Valley View Middle School 7th grade student, is raising money for the Snohomish Community Food Bank selling hand-decorated goods. So far she's raised more than $650 and will be doing fundraisers to raise more.
SNOHOMISH — Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Martin has been named to be police chief come July 1. Martin was Sultan’s police chief from 2018 until last year when he took a different assignment.
SNOHOMISH — Fire District 4's future fire station will be on Pine Avenue between Third and Fourth streets, pending the close of a land deal to buy the block.
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish Fire District 4’s board last week formally declined an overture from South County Fire to initiate partner talks. Snohomish Fire began holding exploratory merger talks with another agency, Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue, in January.
MONROE — The city is making progress in building a safety net for the most vulnerable citizens, and is working to create an inclusive community that is comfortable and belongs to all residents, Mayor Geoffrey Thomas emphasized during his annual State of the City address Tuesday, April 11.
EVERETT — After neighborhood backlash, county leaders retracted on possibly buying the Hope Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave., to shelter people experiencing homelessness until the Mayor and City Council gives the idea a joint endorsement.
SNOHOMISH — The new owner of Java Haus is no stranger to its menu.
SNOHOMISH — She began feeling sick soon after being placed in her apartment. Months later, a certified contractor's test results showed her bedroom had off-the-charts contamination from meth. The blind spot that disabled a Snohomish woman may have been neighbors' complaints of the prior tenant having a suspected meth lab were not logged.
SNOHOMISH — Community housing was the focus of the late February City Council meeting, and for good reason as most people working in Snohomish cannot afford to live here. The solution discussed is “middle housing” — small apartment buildings and townhomes that fit among single-family homes.
SNOHOMISH — Shelly Eckel has always lived healthfully, and her family history doesn't have cancer in it. But at age 51 she was surprised to learn she had colon cancer. Within a month later, doctors were able to eliminate the tumor.
SNOHOMISH — This winter's test results are giving some early tells on why toxic algae seems to be able to thrive in Blackman Lake, and what can be done to restore it.
EVERETT — A $7.4 million state Legislature earmark is being proposed for a much better ballpark in Everett to retain the AquaSox minor league team.
SNOHOMISH — Fire District 4 will be asking voters this August to restore its levy rate to $1.50 per $1,000 in assessed property tax value.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A pilot program being considered to allow small bunches of townhomes or apartments on the county's big farmland homesteads could solve two problems facing ag today, says a supporter of introducing the concept of agrivillages to the county. Comments are being taken through March 21.
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish’s veterans memorial should be installed beside the Carnegie Building by the end of May, and a celebration will be held on Memorial Day.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — An exception that grants a controlled ability to redevelop properties in flood-fringe areas will be advancing to the County Council. In essence, it grandfathers buildings from 1983 and earlier to give a one-time "use it or lose it" development credit. 1983 was when flood insurance maps were developed.
SNOHOMISH — Beginning in April, school districts may apply for a one-year grant to train staff in financial literacy education. With additional staff training, districts could expand financial education to elementary schools and strengthen secondary courses to align with state competency standards for financial literacy, and add classes for more students. Here's why this is important.
SNOHOMISH — Salmon have taken over the waters to create new spawning areas after the city let go of its dam on the Pilchuck River. The dam by Granite Falls was there to divert drinking water for the City of Snohomish. But by the mid-2010s, the city began to get all its water from Everett. The city no longer employed its use.
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish Fire District 4’s three board members have directed the chief to approach Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue to have conversations about consolidating services.
SNOHOMISH — The public has plenty of questions on Harvey Field's proposal to expand its airport footprint, which includes relocating Airport Way farther south.
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