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Marriage-equality law clears House; Governor's signature next

  • Feb 9, 2012 at 8:19AM

The final tally Wednesday of votes in the state House of Representatives on ESSB 6239 legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state was 55 yea and 43 nay.

Snohomish Health District rules out drinking water as source of disease in illness investigation

  • Feb 10, 2012 at 3:44PM

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Snohomish Health District is continuing its investigation of an illness that struck participants in a statewide cheerleading competition on Feb. 4 at Comcast Arena in Everett. Several Snohomish County schools participated. So far, 46 Snohomish County residents reported they were ill in connection with the event. Nearly 200 have reported illness statewide.

Norovirus identified as bug that sickened cheerleaders across county, state

  • Feb 14, 2012 at 2:06PM

OLYMPIA — Testing at the state Public Health Laboratories confirms that norovirus caused hundreds of illnesses during and after the Feb. 4 state high school cheerleading tournament in Everett. Norovirus is typically transmitted person-to-person.

A Secular Sacrament | WEEKLY CARTOON

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 11:08AM

Who needs CT buses? | OPINION

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 11:12AM

How necessary is public transportation? If you flunk your vision test when applying for a driver’s license, absolutely necessary. If you’re a student commuting from affordable housing to college, very essential. If driving a private car isn’t an option for any of a hundred other reasons, you need buses.

Lakewood wrestler qualifies for Mat Classic

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 11:58AM

With her fourth-place finish at the 2A Regional Tournament Feb. 11, Lakewood’s Allison Lawten qualified to compete in the upcoming Mat Classic in Tacoma on Feb. 17-18.

Rep. Larsen holds telephone town hall on Feb. 16

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 2:07PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, of Washington state's 2nd Congressional District, will hold a telephone town hall on Thursday, Feb. 16, starting at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Epidemic continues in Snohomish County: Free whooping cough shots for adults, Feb. 25

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Feb 21, 2012 at 9:13AM

In response to the ongoing whooping cough epidemic in the area, Snohomish Health District and Group Health Cooperative will offer free vaccine to protect adults from whooping cough, also called pertussis, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Group Health Everett Medical Center.

Rep. Bailey holds telephone town hall on Feb. 20

  • Feb 15, 2012 at 3:15PM

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Barbara Bailey is inviting her constituents in the 10th District to a telephone town hall meeting on Monday, Feb. 20. The community conversation, which will be conducted like a call-in radio show, will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Marysville City Council adopts 'Stay Out of Drug Area' downtown

  • Feb 21, 2012 at 2:16PM

MARYSVILLE — On Feb. 13, the Marysville City Council adopted new laws establishing a "Stay Out of Drug Area" downtown to deter drug-related criminal activity and impose stiffer penalties on repeat offenders, and amended existing laws aimed at reducing aggressive panhandling and lewd conduct in public places.

Local students study in Sea of Cortez, U.K.

  • Feb 21, 2012 at 2:24PM

Two area students spent January studying far afield as part of a special program through Linfield College. Arlington's Leah Rensel, a junior majoring in biology, took the college's class on "Literary Biology of the Sea of Cortez" at the Sea of Cortez in the Gulf of California, while Marysville's Peyton Mizell, a junior majoring in economics, took the college's class on "Creative Writing in the U.K." in the United Kingdom.

New WSDOT cameras, hardware map 16 miles of I-5 between Everett, Arlington

  • Feb 21, 2012 at 2:29PM

MARYSVILLE — For years, drivers in Snohomish County had to guess what traffic conditions would be like on Interstate 5 north of Everett. Cameras and traffic flow information stopped at the Snohomish River bridge, and the 16 miles of I-5 between Everett and Arlington showed up on the Seattle-area traffic map, at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Traffic/seattle, as a stretch of gray with the words, "No equipment available."

GOP caucus on March 3 in Marysville for Districts 38, 39 and 44

  • Feb 21, 2012 at 2:32PM

MARYSVILLE — The Republican caucus for Marysville will meet on March 3, and due to budget cuts, the Washington state presidential primary has been cancelled for the year, so the only way you will be able to vote in the Republican primary is by attending the caucus, since no ballots will be mailed.

'What to Do in the Garden' at Smokey Point Plant Farm on March 3

  • Feb 21, 2012 at 2:36PM

LAKEWOOD — Spring is finally arriving, and the Smokey Point Plant Farm has invited a special guest who knows what gardeners need to do to welcome it in March.

Cascade Companion Care receives 'Best of Home Care' Award

  • Feb 21, 2012 at 2:40PM

SMOKEY POINT — Cascade Companion Care has been recognized with Home Care Pulse's "Best of Home Care" distinction, which is awarded to the top 25 percent of agencies in client and employee satisfaction scores from Home Care Pulse. By this metric, Cascade Companion Care is now ranked among the best agencies in the country.

Making a difference with an idea and an email | EDITORIAL

  • Feb 22, 2012 at 8:56AM

Recently, as I was reading the news on the web I came across one of those articles that made me stop and say to myself, “What a great idea.”

Stillaguamish Senior Center presents 'Healing Power of Humor'

  • Feb 28, 2012 at 2:31PM

SMOKEY POINT — A free workshop series entitled "The Healing Power of Humor," conducted by Ellis Waller-Walker, will start Thursday, March 1, and will continue through four consecutive Thursdays in March.

Red Cross helps military families reunite, reconnect, rebuild after deployments

  • Feb 28, 2012 at 2:33PM

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering a new workshop called "Reconnections" for veterans returning from deployments, as well as their family members.

Arlington man dead in one-car crash in Marysville

  • Feb 29, 2012 at 10:42AM

MARYSVILLE — On Tuesday, Feb. 28, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Snohomish County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident in the 9200 block of Turk Drive in Marysville.

A Drowning Budget | WEEKLY CARTOON

  • Feb 29, 2012 at 10:57AM

How to write a responsible state budget | GUEST OPINION

  • Feb 29, 2012 at 11:01AM

Most responsible families live within a budget. Beginning with their income levels, they plan how to pay for bills, such as the mortgage, rent, utility payments, groceries, gasoline, prescription drugs, etc. They prioritize their spending, save money if they are able, and put needs ahead of wants to stay out of financial trouble. They live within their means.

Two windows on the world | OPINION

  • Feb 29, 2012 at 11:03AM

Any WINCO shopper understands that a lot of people from far places now call Marysville and Arlington home. They’ve become our neighbors but we don’t know much about their homelands, strange-sounding languages or cultures they left behind. Curiosity about such things makes me travel.

Protect your access to public notices | EDITORIAL

  • Feb 29, 2012 at 11:07AM

Citizens should be aware of — and opposed to — House Bill 2801 and the provisions that would allow local governments to cease publishing public notices in their local newspapers. The presumed cost savings to local government is in fact false economy — there is a hidden and very dangerous cost. In trying to save money, local governments would curtail access to the legislative process, and ensure that fewer — rather than more — citizens know what their representatives are up to.

Luck won't stop DUI arrests on St. Patrick's Day

  • Feb 29, 2012 at 4:15PM

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Arlington, Marysville and Tulalip Tribal police departments will be looking for impaired drivers from March 5-18, during the St. Patrick's "Drive Hammered, Get Nailed" campaign, thanks to an overtime grant sponsored through the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Larsen's legislation for Impact Aid to schools serving military, tribal families moves forward

  • Feb 29, 2012 at 4:24PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, aiming to help school districts serving military or tribal communities advanced this week in a key House of Representatives committee. The text of Larsen's Impact Aid Timely Repayment Act was included in the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act, a.k.a. House Resolution 3990, which the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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