Headlines from Snohomish, Monroe and Everett
Snohomish Easter Parade audience braves a late downpour
Doug Ramsay photo, dougramsayphoto.photoshelter.com
Nichelle Schwaiger of Snohomish and Nisha, 3, wait to register for the 23rd annual Snohomish Easter bonnet contest that followed the 34th annual Snohomish Easter Parade on Saturday, April 19. While the rains held out until the last third of the parade, bonnet competitors got drenched as nearly 50 contestants braved a downpour to compete in this year’s contest. Even with the rain and wind, thousands lined First Street this year for the parade.
Snohomish Schools to pay $1.3 million in stabbing verdict
SNOHOMISH — A jury decided last week that the Snohomish School District must pay $1.3 million for negligence in protecting two Snohomish High School victims from a mentally ill classmate who stabbed them on-campus unprovoked in 2011.
City begins Japanese Gulch master planning process
MUKILTEO— Now that the city owns all of Japanese Gulch, the question is what can be done to improve it.
New chamber director has plans to restore downtown
MONROE — The Monroe Chamber of Commerce gained a new executive director who comes with a vision and worldly experience.
Monroe again talks about how council members communicate
MONROE — The city is investigating a new approach to how City Council members can interact with the public over social media.
Water meters make room for savings
EVERETT — The city’s ongoing installation of water meters across north Everett is progressing well, but the meters will mean a family’s water rate will vary.
Everett budget process continues
EVERETT — The City Council is winding through a process to address the city’s perennial and growing structural deficit in the budget, but some of the options are not easy.
Everett phasing in new police cruiser colors
EVERETT - Everett’s police cars will start getting a new look next month as the city’s cruisers will be black and white. More...