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Everett City Council mixed on new homeless laws, passes one

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Holocaust survivor speaks of hope

With images of Nazi occupation of his homeland during World War II behind him, Holocaust survivor Henry Friedman
spoke to an audience of nearly 150 people during a lecture at Everett Community College’s Whitehorse Hall on
Wednesday, April 15. Friedman’s visit was the first of four Holocaust events and speakers EvCC is hosting at its Everett campus in April and May.

EVERETT — Henry Friedman survived, but it came with strenuous and horrible conditions for his family. Now 86, he tells his heartbreaking story of why he became an advocate for fellow Holocaust survivors. More...

Xfinity Arena's $665,000 request to Everett recalled
EVERETT — Xfinity Arena’s request for $665,000 for a new scoreboard from the city coffers was pulled back by city leaders right before last week’s City Council meeting.
The request did not show up in a list of budget changes for 2015 in a presentation before council last week the council is soon set to approve. Some council members seemed surprised by the request when it came out, but others lamented not getting the word out sooner. More...

1 killed, 1 injured in crash near King Charley's on Highway 9
SNOHOMISH — New details have emerged after press time about Sunday's fatal collision at the light at State Route 9 at 56th Street SE (Johnny Jump Road) where one man was killed and one woman was injured. More...

Snohomish Police to start First Street beat
SNOHOMISH — A police officer will be patrolling First Street every weekend beginning May 1.
The officer will be dedicated specifically for First Street and its bars or entertainment taverns from between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Police Chief John Flood said.
The officer’s beat will run through Sept. 26.More...

City Council mixed on new homeless laws, passes one
EVERETT — In its efforts to address homelessness, last week the City Council authorized an ordinance banning the sale of cheap, single-serve alcohol from downtown, but was not ready to accept a second ordinance banning panhandling at and near intersections.
A third ordinance that would have made it a criminal violation to sit or lie down on city sidewalks near Everett Station and the Everett Gospel Mission was sent back to the drawing board at the last minute before the council could vote on it. More...

Profiles of People: “A century of memories and Lutefisk”
In 1940, Evelyn Carlson married and moved to Snohomish to begin a life with her husband. Today she is a delightful 100-year-old lady who raised six children, worked hard and currently enjoys not so much specific memories, but remembered feelings —feelings that bring her great joy and peace. More...

Five hurt in north Everett crash that pinned nearby man
EVERETT — A car crash Friday, April 17 that had one man pinned behind a truck sent five people to local hospitals, including a Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputy.
The crash was at the north Everett intersection of Rockefeller Avenue and 23rd Street just before noon. More...

HIKE OF THE MONTH: A “slough” of surprises at Beaver Lake
Hike an easy, near-level, family-friendly trail along the Wild and Scenic Sauk River to a series of beaver ponds in an old slough. Much of the way utilizes an old logging railroad grade still harboring old ties and trestle remains. En route, pass through a grove of ancient cedars left by the early loggers. In our new feature, pro guidebook author Craig Romano shares one of his favorite hikes in Snohomish County. More...

Future park at Bruskrud Road almost set to be built
EVERETT — The city showed residents its plans for a future natural park in southeast Everett at a community discussion Tuesday, April 7.
The city is creating a 3.5-acre park on the 15-acre Bruskrud Road parcel, which is adjacent to the Interurban Trail located northwest of the Interstate 5 interchange at 112th Street SE in south Everett. Construction starts this June.  More...

"Back to the Schack"

Mike Rogoway (left) shows artist Josey Wise his acrylic floral painting during “Back to the Schack”, which is an exhibit at the Schack Art Center featuring the artwork of the members of All Aboard, a nonprofit activities program for adults with special needs located on north Broadway. Thirteen visiting artists, including Wise, assisted the All Aboard artists in creating their artwork. In addition to acrylic paintings, the exhibit also features works in ceramic, photography, native American painting, watercolor and wire sculptures. The exhibit runs at the Schack through May 15. It was named this for All Aboard’s return to the Schack after its successful 2013 event. For more information about All Aboard, visit

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