MARYSVILLE — On the holiest day in the calendar of the Sikh faith, the members of the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Marysville demonstrated one of the central tenets of their religion — that of charity toward others, regardless of their backgrounds — by raising $4,100 and presenting it to Snohomish County Executive John Lovick on Sunday, April 13, the Marysville temple’s observance of Vaisakhi, so that Lovick could deliver that check to the United Way of Snohomish County in turn.
SMOKEY POINT — Snohomish County and Washington State Department of Transportation officials answered questions and responded to the concerns of citizens during a Wednesday, April 16, community meeting on how their agencies plan to deal with the wake of the Oso mudslide.
As of Friday, April 18, the official death toll of the Oso mudslide included 39 victims in the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office, all of whom were identified:
MARYSVILLE — More than 60 bicycles, two motorcycles, several firearms and an unspecified amount of narcotics were found at a residence in the 5200 block of 81st Place NE, through an investigation by members of the Marysville Police Department’s N.I.T.E. Team, which Marysville Police Cmdr. Wendy Wade described as the definition of swift response.
Ballots have already been mailed to residents of the cities of Arlington and Marysville, and the Lakewood School District, for the Snohomish County Special Election on Tuesday, April 22.
OSO — Another week of steady incremental progress in recovery work at the site of the Oso mudslide was highlighted by President Barack Obama confirming reports from Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and U.S. senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell that he will visit the scene of the mudslide on April 22.
SMOKEY POINT — Snohomish County Council member Ken Klein had planned on addressing the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 8, about his first few months in office, but as the Arlington native noted, “All our lives were radically changed by what happened in Oso.”
TULALIP — As Tulalip Tribal Board Chair Mel Sheldon Jr. and Vice Chair Deborah Parker extended their thoughts and prayers to those who have been hit by the impact of the Oso mudslide on March 22, they recalled how their own Native American ancestors suffered similar disasters in that same Camano Head area, as recently as the 1800s.
President Barack Obama has confirmed reports from Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and U.S. senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell that he will visit the scene of the Oso mudslide on April 22.
MARYSVILLE — The Snohomish County Regional Veterans’ Job and Resource Fair was unable to return to the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Marysville on Thursday, April 3, due to the ongoing response to the Oso mudslide, so the Totem Recreation Center at the Naval Support Complex, just a block east, played host to the event’s 50 on-site employers and hundreds of visitors.
OSO — The Oso mudslide recovery effort received some welcome news on Wednesday, April 2, when President Obama approved a major disaster declaration for not only Snohomish County, but also the Stillaguamish, Tulalip and Sauk-Suiattle tribes. However, its progress continues to be measured at an incremental pace, two weeks after the disaster which swept across State Route 530 and the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River.
Residents of the 10th Legislative District will have the opportunity to take part in an hour-long “telephone town hall” with state Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, on Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m.
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a residential burglary suspect.
Naval Station Everett Fleet and Family Support Center will host a biannual Veterans Job Fair Thursday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Smokey Point Totem Recreation Center (13922 45th Ave, Marysville). All veterans and their family members are welcome to attend.
ARLINGTON — As of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, the official death toll of the Oso mudslide included 28 victims in the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office, of whom 22 had been identified and six had not, while another victim's body was found in the debris during the day, but had not been added to the official count, because the body had not been retrieved and sent to the ME's office.
The Employment Security Department has activated a special unemployment-benefits phone line for people affected by the Oso mudslide.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office has released the names of 17 victims of the March 22 Oso mudslide that it has positively identified.
ARLINGTON — The official death toll of the March 22 Oso mudslide is holding steady at 17 as of March 28, according to county officials who took the time to explain exactly how those death tolls are determined.
A Marysville police officer has been placed on administrative leave due to an investigation, following the fatal shooting of his daughter on Saturday, March 10.
Heavy rains and rising temperatures brought flooding and landslides to portions of Western Washington on Wednesday. More rain is forecast today, but is expected to tail off in most areas by this evening.