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· Cyclists tackle ride for a cause
· World War II veteran honored at last
· What, again? Purple Haze cited a second time


Friendship Garden grows sense of community

Friendship Garden 1Doug Ramsay photo, dougramsayphoto.photoshelter.com

Hari Karki waters a bed of vegetables at the Everett Housing Authority’s Community Friendship Garden off 12th Street in north Everett on Tuesday, July 21.



New heroin statistics for county shared with public

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — An updated report released by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office last month details the impacts of heroin on crime trends and how nuisance properties play a key role in the struggle. More....


Lowell Days coming soon

Lowell Days TEVERETT – Everett’s Lowell neighborhood is bringing back its festival, Lowell Days, for the first time since 2013.
This year’s festival, titled “Strut your Stuff,” will be held Aug. 8 and 9. More...


Health for all a goal at county summit

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Innovation and collaboration are the tools needed to construct a healthier Snohomish County according to leaders of more than 70 government, nonprofit and private health care organizations who met at Xfinity arena July 23. More...


National Night Out events around county

EAST SNOHOMISH COUNTY – Residents can take a stand against crime and get educated on how to work together as well as with police next month.
The annual National Night Out event in area cities will take place Aug. 4, but each city and community has its own approach with how to bring people together for crime and drug prevention awareness. More...


Freeing a little “Qi” from senior center acupuncture patients

acupuncture TSNOHOMISH — Every Tuesday morning from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, a room is set aside for the Chinese practice of acupuncture. More...


Emerald City RC club looks to fly again
SNOHOMISH — A radio-control airplane hobbyist group that was grounded a year ago from using its airfield off of the Old Snohomish-Monroe Road may get an answer soon on whether it can get flying again after being grounded for a year.
The Emerald City RC Club became dogged by permitting regulations levied by Snohomish County last year; arguably the regulations came after the duck hunting club next door raised a barrage of complaints. The issue was chronicled in the Feb. 11 Tribune.
A land-use hearing is scheduled for Aug. 5 and Snohomish County is accepting comments on the permit More...


Monroe City Council keeping panhandling rules as-is

MONROE — City Council briefly discussed city code regarding panhandling  after residents raised concerns last month.
Monroe Police Chief Tim Quenzer gave a presentation regarding panhandling, which is something police patrol. More...


Public hearing July 31 on cell phone tower on Second Street

SNOHOMISH — Citizens of Snohomish recently had the plans for a 100 foot monopole brought to their attention.
The 100 foot structure would go in a 750 square foot addition to the existing Snohomish Boys and Girls Club building, More...


 

HIKE OF THE MONTH: Relax the soul at Lake Valhalla
In Norse Mythology, Valhalla was the heaven of the Vikings; a great hall in Asgard where slain warriors chosen by Odin himself ascended to. Lake Valhalla. In the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness is a place where tired and weary souls can choose to ascend to. And upon arriving to the shores of this large backcountry lake, wayward pilgrims will quickly realize, it is indeed a heavenly place. More...



Tribune wins journalism award

Tribune reporter Melanie Russell took honors in the five-state Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards earlier this month.
Russell’s Aug. 27 profile of a woman whose daughter’s heroin addiction deeply impacted her family, which showed how there are secondary victims of drug abuse, won third place for crime and justice reporting in the weeklies category for 2014.
The story’s title was “Heroin: Use Impacts More Than Just The User.”
The annual Society of Professional Journalists awards honor the best print, broadcast and online news reports in a region spanning from Alaska to Montana.
This is the second year in a row the Tribune has won in the contest.


                                        ELECTIONS 2015

Elections in Everett:
Everett School Board elections attract two challengers
Everett City Council primary features two 3-way races


Elections in Snohomish:
* Mayor Karen Guzak will face old foe Larry Countryman
* Upstart Suprenant challenging longtime Councilwoman Schilaty
* Freshman Councilman Kaftanski has challenger in Zach Wilde

Elections in Monroe:
* City Council race between Kamp and Bradley

* Field of five vying to win County Executive election


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