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SNOHOMISH — The emergency medical services levy for Snohomish Fire District 4 is passing with 67 percent of the vote in the Aug. 6 primary. The levy needs a simple majority to pass. The election will be certified Tuesday, Aug. 20. The levy asked for 50 cents per $1,000 assessed value for paramedic services. The current EMS levy expires at the end of this year.

MONROE — The city’s proposition to increase the sales tax by one-tenth of 1 percent to pay for police services is passing with 62 percent of the vote in the Aug. 6 primary. The measure needs a simple majority to pass. The election will be certified Tuesday, Aug. 20. The approximately $263,000 collected each year will pay for the Monroe Police Department to hire two new officers.

SNOHOMISH — Taste of Music blues festival is Friday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 18. Cost is $5 per day. Main stage at Carnegie Building. Details at www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org.


Planning commission tackles signs, tables other items
SNOHOMISH - The planning commission voted to recommend the City Council prohibit electronic signs in residential zones and tabled two other hot button development issues at its meeting last week.
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City Council to discuss local pot rules
EVERETT - In addition to the state rules, the city is proposing a local zoning ordinance to restrict where recreational marijuana retailers, processors and producers can locate within city limits.
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Council buys land for park, addresses other issues last week
SNOHOMISH - The City Council discussed a land purchase for a future park, a traffic signal project and parking permits at the City Council’s Tuesday, Aug. 6 meeting.
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More than 150 attend Everett’s hearing on legal pot industry
EVERETT - Key questions remain for people hoping to jump into the unprecedented recreational marijuana industry after last week’s public hearing at Comcast Arena on the state’s implementation of Initiative 502, which legalized the production, processing and sale of pot for adults.
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Japanese Gulch won’t be on November ballot
MUKILTEO - The City Council last week agreed to skip issuing a November ballot measure asking voters for money to acquire the last piece of Japanese Gulch.
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