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· Monroe Schools attorney calls special ed parent’s lawsuit “groundless” but judge upholds most case points

· Mukilteo to charge to park at Lighthouse Park

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Joy for all: Easter Parade coming April 4

Rindie Mills of Snohomish participates with the Snohomish Sauerkraut Band during the 2013 Easter Parade. Snohomish will celebrate the 35th annual Easter Parade on April 4. After the parade is the ever-popular Easter Bonnet Contest which this year will be held at the Carnegie Building.

Snohomish’s annual Easter Parade April 4 marks 35 years
SNOHOMISH — On Saturday, April 4, Snohomish will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Snohomish’s annual Easter parade, the only one in Washington state.
The free parade will start its way down First Street at 11 a.m. More...


Boy dies after crossing into path of sport utility vehicle
EVERETT — A 5-year-old boy who crossed in front of a sport utility vehicle over the weekend was declared brain dead Sunday at Harborview in Seattle, the Tribune learned after press time Monday. The boy was hit near the intersection of 24th Street and Colby Avenue. Police described the accident as the boy darting in front of the other vehicle, whose driver couldn't stop in time. The driver of the sport utility vehicle is unlikely to be charged for the accident.

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Monroe Schools attorney calls special ed parent’s lawsuit “groundless” but judge upholds most case points
MONROE — The attorney for the Monroe School District told the Tribune last week that a parent’s federal lawsuit against the district (link to last week's story) is bending numerous facts, and attempted to have the judge throw the case out.
The district is being sued by the mother of an autistic 9-year-old who claims her son was abused and neglected while attending the special education programs at Chain Lake Elementary and later Salem Woods Elementary during the 2013-2014 school year.
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Cleaning up homes no easy task for Everett police
EVERETT — It is 9:30 a.m. Thursday, time for the city’s biweekly code enforcement hearings: managing city code officer Kevin Fagerstrom has the floor, describing with precise words and images the safety hazards and severe nuisances at troubled Everett properties. A look at how code enforcement deals with trouble properties across Everett. More...


Mukilteo to charge to park at Lighthouse Park
MUKILTEO — Starting in late May, it will cost visitors $2 an hour this summer to park in downtown Mukilteo and at Lighthouse Park. Residents can get a free permit pass.
The entire waterfront would have a four-hour parking limit, while the area around Lincoln Avenue would be a two-hour limit. People will have the ability to “feed the meter,” Mayor Jennifer Gregerson said. More...


Snohomish crime trends mixed for winter 2014
SNOHOMISH — Certain crimes in Snohomish decreased in winter 2014 compared to fall and summer, but burglaries are up.
Vehicle thefts were cut in half, from 24 thefts in fall 2014 to 12 thefts in winter 2014. Last winter, there were 32 reported vehicle thefts.
Vehicle prowls had a slight uptick from four prowls in fall 2014 to six prowls in winter 2014. More...


Glacier Peak softball team ready for games after dugout arson
SNOHOMISH — In February, the two dugouts for the Glacier Peak varsity fastpitch softball team were burnt to the ground on two different nights. Yet, the girls aren’t letting that hold them back this season.
Their new dugouts could be ready for use by March 25 after a community fundraising effort.
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Bikers take stand against child abuse - and put kids under their wing
The North Sound chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) rides for a mission they truly believe in: being a source of strength for children that have suffered abuse.
It’s a program specially designed for children to find camaraderie with a group of motorcycle enthusiasts - to feel safe — protected, even. More...


Lady Panthers tennis team a tight-knit powerhouse
SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish High School girls’ tennis team has had a banner few seasons. The team only lost one match in the past two years. 
This season, with 10 seniors part of the varsity and junior varsity team of 30, head coach Dick Jansen said last week that his girls are more than ready. More...


HIKE OF THE MONTH: The "Temple" of Lord Hill Park
SNOHOMISH — Located between Snohomish and Monroe is Snohomish County’s largest county park; the Lord Hill Regional Park.More...



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