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Noise, air quality at plant stirs neighbors

A bird's-eye view of the CEMEX plant on Friday, Sept. 19.

EVERETT — From any nearby proximity to the CEMEX concrete plant in south Everett, neighbors say they can hear operations there at all hours of the night.
The noises keep them awake, and in the mornings they are suspicious of a fine mist of dust they find on their windows.

The company is aware of the issue, and it appears to be taking responsive steps to try to be a good neighbor. More

Traffic impacts on Second Street likely this week
SNOHOMISH — Drivers should take note of projects this week affecting Second Street.
In other news, the intersection at Maple Avenue and Fourth Street will eventually turn into a four-way stop.

Highway 9 effort still seeking cash from state
SNOHOMISH — A coalition looking for political power to get improvements on state Route 9 will be polishing up three projects for the corridor to seek out more legislative dollars. More

Everett may revise its marijuana rules
EVERETT — The city’s planning commission voted last week to extend the existing zoning restrictions for locating recreational marijuana and production sites for another six months while they study the economic and legal impacts. More

Protect yourself with street smarts class
MONROE — A seminar about self-awareness and safety, “Refuse to be a Victim,” is coming to Monroe next week in order teach people about the methods of self-protection for multiple scenarios and age groups. More

Council candidates differ on some issues
EVERETT — The only City Council race on the elections ballot is between incumbent Rich Anderson and challenger Judy Tuohy. More

Everett running $5,000 city logo contest
EVERETT — How should Everett’s official logo look? You can be the judge.
On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Everett launched a public contest to crowdsource a new logo.
People should visit to find the contest entry form, contest rules and other details. More

In case you missed it: Snohomish to ban marijuana shops
SNOHOMISH — The City Council voted 4-3 to draft a new ordinance to outright ban recreational marijuana retailers. The decision was met with thunderous applause and cheers from a group of more than 60 residents at last week’s council meeting.
An ordinance banning marijuana shops in town will come to a vote on Oct. 7. More

It's Oktoberfest in September

Holly Carwana of Everett and her daughter Addison, 2, do the chicken dance to the polka stylings of the Lyle Schaefer Band at the second annual Oktoberfest Monroe on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. The three-day event featured German style food, music, dancing and games, along with plenty of beer. Along with performances by many German and polka style bands, the Bavarian folk dance group Enzian Schuhplattler also performed.

More key stories on recent issues:

Heroin: Use impacts more than just the user

Hagen Family Farm water fight * update

Snohomish County Heroin Epidemic

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