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You don’t need ice for hockey

Doug Ramsay photo

Liam Lugo, 10, of Everett tries to tuck the ball past goal keeper Hayden Statton, 11, of Lake Stevens as the two were participating in the Youth Hockey Partners of Everett’s “Hockey in the Park” at Everett’s Kasch Park on Saturday, Aug. 6.



Once a youth jail wing, now treating adults:
Inside the North Sound Behavioral Treatment Center

EVERETT — People are getting help in Everett through short-term but intensive, 24/7 rehabilitation to try to put addiction firmly in their past.

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Snohomish Highway 9 roundabout build to detour traffic onto Second Street

SNOHOMISH — A roundabout at Highway 9 at Avenue D will finally start construction Aug. 16. Residents and travelers in the Snohomish area will need to prepare for an around-the-clock closure of State Route 9 beginning at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16 to 5 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22.

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Expert to present area-wide property tax effects of
Snohomish’s proposal to spur development

SNOHOMISH — At the Aug. 16 City Council meeting, the Snohomish County Assessor is expected to show their office’s calculations on the tax impacts for the broader area if council proceeds with a local development tax exemption for the Midtown District.

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Snohomish brewery owner faces
criminal charge of child molestation

SNOHOMISH — County prosecutors filed a charge Thursday against the owner of SnoTown Brewery on an accusation he molested a pre-teen girl. Second-degree child molestation is a class B felony.

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Lingering baby formula shortage has food banks left with few cans to give

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The nation’s baby formula shortage has left at least some food banks sometimes going without. They can use your help. People on WIC Cards faced further hurdles. Baby formula makers speak to what they're doing in response.

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New teen center gives a safe haven in Monroe

MONROE — A new teen mentorship program has emerged looking to offer teens a safe place to hang out, seek resources, and receive one on one mentoring from a qualified volunteer at 17150 West Main St., Suite B in Monroe, between the St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store and 911 Driving School.

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Lake Tye Park memorial statue "Kaci at the Bat" vandalized

MONROE — Somebody broke and took half the bronze bat from the hands of a girl memorialized in the statue at Lake Tye Park either July 27 or July 28. The Monroe Police Department can use your help with any clues.



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County to buy Days Inn hotel in Everett to convert into short-term transitional homeless shelter

EVERETT — Leaders in Snohomish County government announced Monday, Aug. 8 the intent to buy the Days Inn hotel next to the Everett Mall to convert to time-limited, bridge housing to give shelter to homeless individuals. There will be a public hearing at the Wednesday, Aug. 17 meeting County Council, where the council will be asked to approve the deal.

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Everett adjusting laws about city park use

EVERETT — A few new park rules would let children establish little businesses and put a ban on flying drones overhead, plus set speed limits in parks and add civil penalties for molesting wildlife. The council will vote to approve at its Wednesday, Aug. 10 meeting which starts at 6:30 p.m.

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Aircraft museum at Paine Field may reopen this year; collection bought

EVERETT — The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field has a new collection owner who intends to reopen the museum by year’s end.

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Snohomish’s ArtWalk coming up Aug. 18

SNOHOMISH — A bevy of art will be created and displayed across the city Thursday, Aug. 18. The second rendition of the annual Snohomish ArtWalk goes from 4-8 p.m. across downtown.

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Stag barber not off hook for state's slew of fines

SNOHOMISH — The state still would like the rebel barber of Avenue D to pay up a slew of fines which he’s said before are a violation of his Constitutional rights to make a living.

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A survivor in so many ways: Resilient Renee's story

MONROE — Renee Uribe-Sayah endured much in her life: The domestic abuse, the migraines, the car accident, the brain tumor. She took each step as a challenge.

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Blackman Lake under toxic algae watch

SNOHOMISH — Toxic blue-green algae spotted on Blackman Lake Monday, July 25 prompted the city to put up warning signs against swimming in the water. Until the lake is determined safe, the city asks that people take caution.

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Snohomish Gazebo's refurb is underway

SNOHOMISH — The Avenue A Gazebo is now getting a full refurbishment. The plans are a new deck, new ceiling, new railings and a new roof.
It’s being done as a gift to the community by businessowner Palmer Bodin of Nordic Home Solutions. Everything except the roof could be wrapped up by early August

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Pro graffiti artists share their talent

EVERETT — The creation of more than 30 new murals went up in Everett during early August. It's thanks to a collaboration event led by one of the masters of the art.

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Marci Larsen selected as new Monroe Schools superintendent

MONROE — The school board has selected a supe with years under her belt.


Public concerts Thursday nights in Everett


Jim Scolman photo

Lyane Hunter and John Kaiser boogie to the rock-a-billy sound of The Dusty 45s Thursday, July 28 at the weekly Music at the Marina free summer concerts held at the Port of Everett.
Coming up is a Queen tribute band Aug. 11 and a Fleetwood Mac tribute band Aug. 18. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. at Port Gardner Landing.
Everett Transit is now offering free evening bus rides on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to and from downtown and the waterfront, including direct access to Music At the Marina shows. The service started this week and ends Sept. 30. Bus stops downtown are along Pacific Avenue and Wall Street. See www.everetttransit.org for full map of bus stops.


Snohomish school board has vacancy to fill

SNOHOMISH — People can apply for a seat on the school board starting July 29 to fill a vacancy as a school board member is stepping away.

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Fixes for 522 bottlenecks are being designed
today, but actual construction timeline hazy

MONROE — Progress is steadily being made behind the scenes to widen the last part of state Route 522 and completely redo the Maltby Road/Paradise Lake Road intersection to get rid of the stoplight.
Finding money to construct it is a known need.

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Young adults in Snohomish win national award

SNOHOMISH — Earlier this month, the National Education Association awarded three Snohomish residents for their work in fighting racism and for the documentary "What Happened on First Street."

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Burn bans now in effect countywide

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Hot, dry weather prompted officials to call a burn ban that started July 23 for all of unincorporated county. There are existing city-level burn bans for brush and outdoor burns.
In Monroe and Lake Stevens, Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue set resolutions in 2017 that specify that there is no outdoor burning in July and August of any year.
The bans are on general outdoor burns. Small recreational fires using charcoal briquets or seasoned firewood were still allowed as of July 25. Call 425-388-3508 to hear recorded updates.


Equestrians feel sidelined in newest Lord Hill Park plan

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The recently released final plan for Lord Hill Regional Park, the large recreational woodland between Snohomish and Monroe, again tweaks the trail system and reverses decisions.
Horse riders, though, take issue.

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How Everett’s indoor farm grows: What Infarm is doing

EVERETT — A high-tech approach to vertical farming is happening in Everett’s backyard and is feeding Everett’s schoolchildren.

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Summer meal programs keep kids fed

Details on free meal programs in Snohomish, Monroe and Everett available through the end of August for everyone under 18.

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Blueberry picking season arrives


Doug Ramsay photo

Two-year-old Ezra Nordell, of Seattle uses his short stature and adept climbing skills to nab the hardest-to-reach blueberries in the middle of a bush as he helped his family pick blueberries Saturday, July 23 at the Mountain View Blueberry Farm south of Snohomish on Lowell-Larimer Road. U-pick farms with all varieties of fruits are presently in full swing, such as blueberries. Sunflower fields are expected to open later next month.


Snohomish dog wins at Westminster, as luck may have it

SNOHOMISH — An Italian Greyhound from Snohomish made it to New York and struck gold at the premier Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but Sriracha and her owner Sarah Evans' admission to the competition came by a stroke of luck.

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Think your kid gets migraines? This doc can say

EVERETT — More children may be susceptible to migraines than once thought. A clinical research drug trial is ongoing for a dissolvable tablet to help adolescents when migraines attack. An Everett center is one of the few centers nationally taking patients.

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Snohomish teacher wins national award

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish High School career pathways and civics teacher Kathy Purviance-Snow won one of public education’s highest national honors for her work in lifting up education and her students.

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