Headlines from Snohomish, Monroe and Everett
When cancer returns, fight on
Marty Weed stands in front of a photo of himself and family members posing after a past year's Seattle Brain Cancer awareness walk.
SNOHOMISH — Cancer is rampant on an international level and is better-known than ever because of social media.
Marty Weed, a brain cancer survivor, can tell the tale of how to smile surviving through it. He's walking in the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 and told his story to the Tribune. More
SNOHOMISH — Roadwork on Second Street this week:
The city is repainting each of
the lightpoles at Second Street and Avenue A starting Tuesday, Sept. 16. Expect road closures and delays through Oct. 3. A detour will be set up.
According to the city, the paint failure is being paid for through the contractor's insurance.
Protest on trail access closure has city officials back at railroad
EVERETT — The Bond Street railroad underpass, long set up as a trail access point, has become a hot cause for city officials and neighbors.
A protest Sept. 8 attracted 50-plus people, and the city wants to keep addressing the railroad over the closure but Everett's efforts could be fruitless. More
Among churches, same sob stories stir suspicions
SNOHOMISH — A few area churches of different denominations are experiencing a common denominator that is raising eyebrows: Families begging churchgoers for money, all with the same story that they are “trying to get to California.” More
When built, house could rebuild former prostitutes' lives
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — When most prostitutes try to climb out of their circumstance, there’s rarely a helping hand to grab hold of.
There are no special shelters for adult streetwalkers. The “profession” is a jobkiller on a resume. Jail stints just plop them back on the streets.
The lack of resources is why one group is trying to create a turnaround center for exploited sex workers in Everett. More
Snohomish could send long-term inmates to Yakima
SNOHOMISH — The city is readying an agreement with the Yakima County Jail to house inmates there at a cheaper rate than what the Snohomish County Jail will charge next year.
The Snohomish City Council unanimously approved the deal on Aug. 19 and is waiting on jail officials to confirm it. More
Everett launching $5,000 city logo contest to public
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 www.everettwa.gov 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
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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