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Tribune NEWS BITES for June 9, 2021

Carnegie restoration wins state award
SNOHOMISH — The city’s work rehabilitating and restoring the Carnegie Building won recent recognition from the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), city officials said last week.

Navy selects Everett as homeport for next-gen ship fleet
EVERETT — Naval Station Everett was designated the Navy’s future homeport for the initial ships of the next generation of guided missile frigates, a new and improved class of small surface combatant ships, it was announced last week.
Everett will be home to 12 future Constellation-class Frigates; the first is scheduled to be delivered in 2026. The Constellation-class replaces the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates the Navy has decommissioned. The last Everett-homeported frigate, USS Rodney M. Davis, was decommissioned in 2015.
Naval Station Everett today is home to five Navy destroyers, two Coast Guard ships.

Alaska Air to add Tucson flights from Paine Field, cut LAX
EVERETT — Alaska Airlines is adding the Old Pueblo to its destinations from Paine Field. It will be a seasonal destination  starting Nov. 19, the airline announced.
The airline is growing back its flight schedule during the next nine months after chopping flights in response to the pandemic. It currently flies directly to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego and San Francisco. In September, it will bring back service to Boise and Spokane, and in October, it will restart seasonal service to Palm Springs.
Alaska will cease direct service to Los Angeles International Airport after June 16.
United Airlines continues to fly to its Denver hub from Paine Field.

Historic projects receive grants
Some local projects won grants from Snohomish County toward historic preservation efforts this year.
The Everett Museum of History, which is still preparing to open on Colby Avenue, will receive $4,770 to expand storage and refurbish its fireproof cabinets that hold historic photos and glass negatives.
The Snohomish Historical Society received $15,000 to paint the Blackman House Museum on Avenue B.
The Monroe Historical Society received $2,500 for exterior wall preservation at its building on East Main Street.
The Lake Stevens Historical Society will use $11,000 to digitize 17 years of the now-defunct Lake Stevens Journal newspaper and the also-shuttered Lake Stevens Ledger. Its museum will be displaced when it and the former library will be demolished for the North Cove Park Expansion project.

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