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Monroe’s leaders want the Centennial Trail to come to the city.
MONROE - The Monroe City Council approved a motion for Mayor Geoffrey Thomas to sign a letter of support for getting the trail extension at the March 4 meeting.
The letter will help Snohomish County’s Parks Department in its effort to securing funding for a five-mile extension from Snohomish to Monroe. It could go along the Old Snohomish-Monroe Road and connect to Lake Tye’s trail system.
Snohomish utility rates going up, but not sewer bill
SNOHOMISH - Residents can expect steady water and storm water rate increases during the next three years, but there’s some relief as the sewage rate will stay flat.
Everett fully denies racism within Police Department in court papers
EVERETT - The Everett Police Department is denying allegations of persistent internal racial discrimination marring its staff promotion practices in the city’s written response to the Jan. 8 lawsuit brought by two police officers and one retired officer.
Traffic light at Second and Lincoln may be activated in April
SNOHOMISH - The lights should come on for the traffic signal at Second and Lincoln next month.
Resurrected school bond headed to April ballots
EVERETT - After the Everett School District’s capital bond failed in February, the Everett School Board unanimously voted last week to put the same $259.4 million bond package on the April 22 special election ballot.
Jayme Biendl’s family settles lawsuit with state
MONROE - The parents of slain corrections officer Jayme Biendl settled their lawsuit with the state Department of Corrections last week.
Get your spirits up at Snohomish on the Rocks distillery festival
SNOHOMISH - Get a sip of the finest vodkas, whiskeys and gins at Snohomish on the Rocks, the annual distillery festival set for Saturday, March 22.
Tonbandgerät comes to town
Ole Specht, lead singer of the German Indie band Tonbandgerät reaches out to fans while band member Isa Poppensieker plays the bass guitar during a performance at the Everett Civic Auditorium on Tuesday, March 4. More than 1,000 high school students from as far as Steilacoom to Bellingham came to hear the band as it opened a 10-city United States tour sponsored by the German government. The students who are learning the German language listened as the band sang in German. Cascade High School German instructor Katherine Lockwood said the band is part of an exchange program to help promote the German language in the United States where German programs have been on a decline in high school during recent years.