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Snohomish's Historical Society group has reawakened

SNOHOMISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A letter about the Snohomish Historical Society in the April 17 Tribune.

Keep Everett Fire under city's domain

EVERETT STRUCTURAL DEFICIT

A letter in the April 10 Tribune.

Senior concerned by health risks of smoke from burns

PINE AVENUE BURN PLANS

A letter on concerns about the fire training burns planned within Snohomish city limits on April 9 and 10

What toxins will be released by Snohomish burns?

PINE AVENUE BURN PLANS

Letter to the Editor on Snohomish building burn plans

We must stand behind police

WSP TROOPER DEATH

Letter to the Editor about the death of Trooper Gadd

Shoppers with backpacks should not be assumed as thieves

STORE CUSTOMER STEREOTYPING

Letter to the Editor

Tough football team shows big hearts

PRAISE FOR PANTHERS’ VIRTUE

Letter to the Editor about the Snohomish Panthers football team

Please repair road striping

ROAD VISIBILITY

Letter to the Editor about the low visibility of road striping on highways.

State building code demands City of Snohomish enforce permits

RESTAURANT OUTDOOR STRUCTURES

A letter from City Administrator Heather Thomas about outdoor temporary structures (tents, gazebos) at restaurants.

Income thresholds matter if goal is to house lowest-income

SNOHOMISH AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN

Concerns about the city of Snohomish's affordable housing incentives.

Offloading Everett Fire ineffective idea

EVERETT STRUCTURAL DEFICIT

Everett’s structural budget deficit is a problem that will not be solved by joining a Regional Fire Authority (Jan. 17, Feb. 14 Tribune stories).

Thank you for telling the news

THE TRIBUNE

Appreciation for The Tribune in a letter to the editor.

Proposed switch will give sixth graders fuller educations

SNOHOMISH SCHOOL GRADE RECONFIGURATION

A comment on the formerly proposed sixth-grade switch in Snohomish Schools to go K-5 / 6-8 versus K-6 / 7-8.

Blood donations severely needed

BLOOD DONATIONS

Consider donating blood.

Hi-rises not needed to meet Snohomish population growth, ADUs can do it

AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONCEPTS

A response to a letter to the editor in the Jan. 10, 2024 Tribune.

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