Headlines from Snohomish, Monroe and Everett
Heroin: Use impacts more than just the user
Doug Ramsay photo, dougramsayphoto.photoshelter.com
SNOHOMISH — Heroin, a prevalent force to be reckoned with in the region, has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind lately due to extensive crime and media coverage. It has been the fuel behind the fire of criminal activity countywide and the source of many broken families. The community seeks to stop it but law enforcement said that will take time and more public education.
For some, time is running out. More
Everett sues Kimberly-Clark over site fill
The city of Everett filed a lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark on Monday, Aug. 25 over the condition of the former mill site, requesting a judicial order to have the company cover the demolished site differently. The issue is about the fill used to cover the site, which the city says doesn't meet its requirements but Kimberly-Clark says is perfectly adequate. The lawsuit was filed in Snohomish County Superior Court after press time.
City sending notices to homeowners soon
EVERETT — Many residents across north Everett may be getting notices soon that the city will be requiring them to install a backflow valve that the city will reimburse them for. More
Talk of marijuana shops in Snohomish stirs public
SNOHOMISH — Last week’s discussion on marijuana drew almost 40 people on whether Snohomish should allow recreational marijuana businesses or continue its prohibition on the businesses.
The City Council was not expected to take a vote. No major decision was reached except to come back to discussing this topic at the Tuesday, Sept. 2 meeting. More
Snohomish crime stats show increase in arrests
SNOHOMISH — On paper, crime is up in Snohomish, yes, but mainly because of an increased presence of police making contact with those who commit the crimes. More
All-ages concert venue left searching for home
EVERETT — Jericho, the only all-ages venue in Everett, is scraping dirt for a home.
The owner of 3231 Broadway rented out the basement to another tenant, stripping artist incubation nonprofit 3231 Creatives of its theater space and blowing a hole in a vibrant part of Snohomish County’s available hangout spots for the under-21 set. More
Everett crime generally down
EVERETT — Crime is generally down in most parts of Everett compared to long-range figures, but a few areas have gone up in line with regional crime trends.
Everett libraries cutting hours, services Sept. 2
EVERETT — Both of Everett’s libraries are cutting back hours and services Sept. 2, the day after Labor Day, as part of citywide budget cuts. More
Key stories on recent issues:
Hagen Family Farm water fight * update
Carnegie Building plan
Snohomish County Heroin Epidemic
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