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- posted Dec 21, 2012 at 9:52 PM
EVERETT — Unless Congress acts, the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program will expire at the end of December, effectively cutting off more than 45,000 people from unemployment benefits statewide.
- posted Dec 23, 2012 at 2:50 PM
You can keep track of Santa's progress on Christmas Eve.
- posted Dec 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM
The recent deaths of three Washington teens — a 14-year-old Bellingham girl, a 17-year-old boy in Shoreline, and an 18-year-old Washington State University student — remind us just how dangerous alcohol is for minors. As parents and co-chairs of the Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking our hearts go out to the families and friends who are suffering these terrible losses.
- posted Dec 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM
Merry Christmas, Marysville and Arlington. Each December 25th, much of our world celebrates the long-ago birth of a child who championed a way of life that so inflamed movers and shakers that they had him killed. He had preached a kind of peace that springs from doing simple acts of kindness that have little connection with riches and power. Trouble is, aside from some odd individuals who never fit in with socioeconomic progress, it’s never seriously been tried.
- posted Dec 31, 2012 at 8:02 AM— updated Dec 31, 2012 at 9:41 AM
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency sussed a Stage 1 burn ban Dec. 29 for Pierce and Snohomish counties. This ban remains in effect until further notice.
- posted Dec 31, 2012 at 10:33 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has called a burn ban on all outdoor burning starting Monday Dec. 31 for several Indian reservations in Washington due to stagnant air conditions as a high pressure system settles in the region. This burn ban will be in place until further notice.
- posted Jan 3, 2013 at 8:06 AM
- posted Jan 3, 2013 at 8:09 AM
When lawmakers convene Jan. 14 in Olympia for a scheduled 105-day legislative session, the eyes of the state Supreme Court will be focused on how the Legislature will respond to its mandate to fully fund a 21st-century public education system. On Jan. 5, 2012, the court ruled in McCleary v. State of Washington that lawmakers have failed to meet the state’s constitutional and paramount duty to “amply provide for the education of all Washington children as the state’s first and highest priority before any other state programs or operations.”
- posted Jan 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM
For years, the Buzz Inn Steakhouse was a traditional fixture of Smokey Point, just northeast of the I-5 exit, but a few months ago, the restaurant’s owners felt it was time for a change.
- posted Jan 3, 2013 at 8:32 AM
The former executive director of People Helping Horses in Arlington has recently settled with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office after an investigation into the Snohomish County horse rescue’s management, and following the installation of new controls on the organization’s fundraising and financial practices, but the non-profit’s ousted leader still takes issue with the allegations levied against her.
- posted Jan 3, 2013 at 11:15 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has lifted the burn ban on outdoor burning for Indian reservations west of the Cascade Mountains.
- posted Jan 4, 2013 at 4:28 AM
SMOKEY POINT — City of Marysville Public Works officials are advising motorists that the new 156th Street I-5 overcrossing will be closed for two weeks, starting on Jan. 14, to complete finishing touches on the project.
- posted Jan 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM
ARLINGTON — Drivers should anticipate minor daytime delays on southbound Interstate 5 at the Stillaguamish River bridge north of Arlington for four days.
- posted Jan 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM
ARLINGTON — Friday, Jan. 4, is the last day to receive member pricing when you RSVP for the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce's luncheon and installation of its new Board on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
- posted Jan 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM
Snohomish County is seeking to fill an opening on its Civil Service Commission. The Civil Service Commission was created by the state Legislature to establish a merit system of employment for county deputy sheriffs and other employees of the office of county sheriff, thereby raising the standards and efficiency of law enforcement in general.
- posted Jan 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM
The Snohomish Health District has reported that three residents of Snohomish County have died recently from the severe flu that is circulating throughout Western Washington. An Everett woman in her 80s, an Edmonds woman in her 80s and a Bothell woman in her 40s and died in late December in Snohomish County hospitals. All had underlying medical conditions.
- posted Jan 9, 2013 at 10:37 AM
The Arlington Lions Club received a holiday gift from the Marysville chapter of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly nonprofit support group, which TOPS members hope will share the gift of sight with the less fortunate around the world.
- posted Jan 9, 2013 at 10:56 AM
MARYSVILLE — Cadets from the Arlington High School Air Force and Marysville-Pilchuck High School Navy Junior ROTC units were singled out for distinction in several categories, as they competed among a host of other high school JROTC units in armed and unarmed drills at Arlington High School on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.
- posted Jan 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM— updated Jan 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM
Sound Publishing, the state's largest community news organization, today purchased the Seattle Weekly. Details of the purchase were not disclosed.
- posted Jan 11, 2013 at 10:29 AM— updated Jan 11, 2013 at 3:59 PM
Snohomish County residents wanting to learn more about ocean acidification are invited to a free seminar Jan. 24 at the Everett Station.
- posted Jan 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM
Snohomish County is one of three counties in which the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lowered the air quality burn ban to Stage 1 until further notice. The Tulalip and Stillaguamish tribes are likewise among the six Native American reservations on which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 will continue a burn ban on all outdoor burning until further notice, due to stagnant air conditions that are forecast to prevail over the next few days.
- posted Jan 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM
EVERETT — Uninsured and low-income adults can take advantage of two shot clinics for flu and whooping cough at handy locations in Everett. Both clinics are free and open to the public.
- posted Jan 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM
MARYSVILLE — Last year, volunteers at the free tax preparation center organized by United Way of Snohomish County helped 347 customers file their taxes and brought back $516,974 in refunds. That money gave a boost to the local economy, built up savings and helped people pay off credit card debt. This year, the free tax preparation center in Marysville will be located at Goodwill’s Marysville Job Training and Education Center on 9315 State Ave. The site will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3.p.m., from Jan. 22 to April 15.
- posted Jan 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM
The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission and the Washington State Human Rights Commission will hold a joint public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24, to discuss human rights issues and concerns in Snohomish County.
- posted Jan 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM
Due to continuing cold weather and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, effective at 4 p.m. on January 18, 2013. A Stage 2 burn ban continues for Pierce County and a Stage 1 burn ban continues for Snohomish County. These bans are in effect until further notice.