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Food banks can use your help this fall



Debbie Schelfhout of Monroe puts together a dinner plate to be served at the free dinner service Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Community Kitchen in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Snohomish. There are free dinners each Monday and Thursday evening.

Food banks are gearing up for fall and the upcoming holiday season, and need some key items donated by the community. Nonperishable food, fresh produce and even cash to help food banks buy in bulk can help keep shelves full for clients. Nearby food banks described their needs More...

Bullets dropping from above Snohomish bar a mystery

SNOHOMISH — The mysterious old nuggets of fire are rusty and resemble small rocks, but the rifle bearings and casing clues give away their identity as bullets. They've been falling out of the building that houses Stewart's Place bar, and the bar's owner wants to know the history of these bullets.

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Metro Plan will help shape downtown Everett and beyond

EVERETT — The city’s Metro Everett plan to shape the city core into a more walkable, livable area is coming along smoothly, although with ambitious goals to manage expected population growt
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Companies, leaders look to make good health a public priority

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish County health care leaders gathered Sept. 9 at the Tulalip Resort and Casino to collaborate in some unconventional ways on a quest to create a healthier community at the second annual “Edge of Amazing” summit.

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Report: Health District needs to look inward first to survive

EVERETT — The Snohomish Health District should do some soul searching first to get on solid footing for its future, an important report on its situation summarizes.

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Some farmers concerned on letting alcohol makers open in rural areas

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A county proposal to allow craft alcohol stands on rural land has stirred some concern among farmers.

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Everett considering reallowing "mother in law" units — rentals in backyards that act as infill housing

EVERETT —  City planners could open the door to allowing small houses to spring up in backyards, pending City Council approval.

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New veterans memorial put up at Snohomish High

SNOHOMISH — A new memorial honoring 81 Snohomish veterans
killed in action across a century of war is now at Snohomish High School.
The new granite stone memorial at Veterans Memorial Stadium was dedicated at the Snohomish-Glacier Peak football game Friday, Sept. 9, and there’s a story behind it.

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Records requests blowing Snohomish's legal budget

SNOHOMISH — The city is taking issue with overshooting
its legal and professional services budget due to a high number of public records requests in 2016. The city clerk reports that as of Aug. 23, she has logged 83 public records requests, which is almost three times as many records requests the city received in all of 2015.

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Clean-and-sober housing unaffected by rule changes

EVERETT — The city is looking to clarify rules on just how many unrelated adults can live under one roof, but people living cohesively in legitimate “clean and sober” houses won’t be affected under the proposed changes.

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Fall to be full of events in downtown Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — Fall is prime time for Historic Downtown Snohomish (HDS) to shine with family friendly activities in thecoming weeks.

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Howarth Park beach access open again

EVERETT — Access to Howarth Park beach reopened last week following the completion of repairs to the Howarth Park pedestrian bridge. Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railway inspectors approved the work Aug. 30 and allowed the bridge to reopen, the city said.

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HIKE OF THE MONTH
Melakwa Lake: The buzz is out on this great Snoqualmie Pass hike

Perhaps if more hikers knew that Melakwa is Chinook jargon for mosquito, they’d shy away from this alpine lake near Snoqualmie Pass named for that pesky little insect. But then again, maybe not—for Melakwa Lake sits in a breathtakingly rugged little basin beneath jagged rocky peaks.

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A family farm preserved for generations

SNOHOMISH — The Bailey Farm land is almost 300 acres and runs from the east Snohomish River to Highway 9, to the railroad track, up the hill where Springhetti curves into Broadway. Now, an act by the county will keep it as farmland forever. For Cliff and Rosemary Bailey, it's exactly how they want the five-generations-old farm to be preserved.

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