News Bites for June 6
Snohomish PD Open House
SNOHOMISH — K9 demonstrations and kids activities are on the menu at the Snohomish Police Department Open House 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15 at 230 Maple Ave.
Law enforcement will present Search and Rescue and SWAT displays and patrol units will be on the scene to answer questions.
Visitors will also learn about Target Zero, a county effort to reduce traffic fatalities to zero by 2030.
The department will give behind the scenes tours, and have information to share about neighborhood watches and crime prevention.
Mary Lambert will headline September event
EVERETT — Songstress Mary Lambert, who graduated from Mariner High School and rose to fame working with rapper Macklemore, will headline this fall’s We Are Everett Run and Concert.
The event will be Saturday, Sept. 29. The Snohomish Running Company and the Everett Music Initiative is putting on the event.
The 5K run starts at Everett Community College and finishes at Everett Memorial Stadium which is host to the concert.
Net revenues will go to the We Are Everett Community Fund held by the Community Foundation of Snohomish County for funding arts and athletic programs for the Everett School District.
Avenue D traffic patrols
SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Police Department is conducting a traffic and pedestrian safety emphasis on Avenue D through June 15.
Officers are issuing tickets for speeding in school zones, jaywalking, failure to yield to pedestrians and other violations. The purpose of the initiative is to increase safety around Snohomish High School.
In 2017 there were eight deaths and a total of 292 reported car-pedestrian collisions countywide.
Church’s rezone appeal rejected
MONROE — The state Court of Appeals shot down a request from Heritage Baptist Church to reconsider its March decision against the East Monroe rezone.
Heritage, as the landowner, filed April 2 for reconsideration. The court responded April 30 with a one page, 45-word denial.
In March, a three-judge panel in the state Court of Appeals affirmed a state board’s determination that the 43 acres of farmland along U.S. 2 shouldn’t be rezoned to commercial use. Heritage Baptist had appealed the board’s determination.
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