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- Jul 16, 2013 at 7:27PM
Each year, the mission of the South Snohomish County Division of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program is to deliver symbols of hope to the children and teens of working class, underserved and military families, from Smokey Point south to the King County line. In order to accomplish this, though, Toys for Tots must first secure a warehouse that will allow its members to collect, sort, count and distribute the thousands of donations they receive from a community whose generosity they’ve lauded.
- Jul 17, 2013 at 12:22PM
We’re done! The second special session of your citizen Legislature ended on June 29. All totaled, it took state lawmakers 153 days to complete their work. While no one is proud of the extra time it took to pass the operating and capital budgets, and some meaningful reforms, we can say it resulted in thoughtful, bipartisan public policy that is good for our state.
- Jul 17, 2013 at 12:55PM
The Arlington Fly-In hosted the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs’ “Hero 2 Hired” program for the first time this year, as the H2H Mobile Job Store welcomed military members and their families from throughout the area to address their employment questions and concerns to H2H advisors on July 12-13.
- Jul 18, 2013 at 6:02PM
EVERETT — The USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) arrives at Naval Station Everett on the morning of Friday, July 19. The new ship, which departed from San Diego on July 12, is the Navy's first Mobile Landing Platform, and is owned by Military Sealift Command.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 9:04AM
Those wondering what public school teachers do all day are going to get an answer.
- Jul 19, 2013 at 8:44AM
Snohomish County Elections mailed ballots July 18 to more than 332,000 voters for the Aug. 6 Primary. The Aug. 6 Primary is not countywide. Voters in Edmonds, Everett and Tulalip as well as some of the surrounding areas have no races to vote on in the Primary and will not receive a ballot. The local voters' pamphlets were mailed July 18, one per household to areas featuring a Primary race or issue.
- Jul 23, 2013 at 3:27AM
The evening of Tuesday, Aug. 6, will see the annual "National Night Out Against Crime" return to the Arlington, Marysville and Tulalip communities.
- Jul 23, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Jul 30, 2013 at 3:20PM
MARYSVILLE — Former Marysville Police Officer Derek Carlile was fired by the city of Marysville in May of this year, after his daughter died in March of last year from being shot by a handgun that he’d left unattended, but the Marysville Police Officers Association has filed a grievance on Carlile’s behalf and an arbitration hearing is tentatively set for this fall.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 9:46AM
A year ago, the movie, Hunger Games, pulled in $155 million in its first weekend, making it one of the top earners of the decade. Suzanne Collins, author of Hunger Games, pitted simple folk against an elitist and oppressive government, striking a nerve in people who wonder what the heck the world’s power brokers are up to.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 9:48AM
The Silvana Fair marks its return on July 27 to the tiny town between Stanwood and Arlington, whose Viking Hall and surrounding fairground fields come alive with the sounds of family farming fun on the last Saturday of every July, marking the start of fair season in the Pacific Northwest.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 3:07PM
Ballots are already arriving in Arlington and Marysville mailboxes for the Aug. 6 primary election, and five local men are running for the same seat — Snohomish County Council District 1. Gary Wright, Bill Blake, Carsten Mullin, Ken Klein and Sean Olson talked about what each of them hopes to work on if elected and what sets him apart from the others.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 8:08AM
Mike Hope may be running out of time to serve in the Legislature.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 8:57AM
Snohomish County has released its weekly Road Construction Update which includes several local roads.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 9:36AM
Ballots for the Aug. 6 primary election were mailed July 18 and voters have started to return their completed ballots.
- Jul 26, 2013 at 1:18PM
Registered voters in the Lakewood area are receiving ballots this week and three local men are running for the Lakewood School District 1 Director position. Oscar Escalante, Pete Espinoza and Michael Blank are hoping to make positive changes to Lakewood schools and spoke about the issues facing the district and what sets them apart.
- Jul 27, 2013 at 4:59AM
TULALIP — "Jobs, jobs, jobs" was how John Lovick described his focus to the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 26, but during the Chamber's Business Before Hours meeting that morning, the recently appointed Snohomish County Executive also recalled examples of leadership from his own life, as he told the Chamber members that they were the leaders of their community.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 1:50PM
EVERETT — Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is seeking new or very gently used twin blankets and towels for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
- Jul 31, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 10:22AM
Ballots for the Aug. 6 primary election were mailed July 18 and voters have started to return their completed ballots with Snohomish County Elections reporting that of the 333,994 ballots mailed out countywide, approximately 9.5 percent had been returned as of July 30 at 8:53 a.m.
- Jul 31, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Aug 1, 2013 at 9:48AM
UPDATE — Filmmakers request that all extras please wear red or blue. No logos, art or copyrighted material of any kind allowed. ARLINGTON — The football stadium at Haller Middle School will soon be used as the location for a film called "Seven Minutes" the feature-length directorial debut from Jay Martin — and the filmmakers are looking for extras to fill the stands.
- Jul 31, 2013 at 5:13PM
ARLINGTON — The fire and emergency medical services regionalization study results presentation has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Byrnes Performing Arts Center on the Arlington High School campus, with doors opening at 5 p.m.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:56PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arlington is but one of the small- and medium-sized cities in Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom counties that would receive a greater share of federal transportation dollars under a bill introduced on Thursday, Aug. 1, by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen of Washington state's 2nd Congressional District.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:31PM
United Way of Snohomish County is proud to announce the hiring of Arlington resident Kristina Raezer as its new engagement coordinator. Raezer's work will be focused around creating opportunities for individuals to get more involved with United Way through giving, advocating and volunteering.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:37PM
Snohomish County's Surface Water Management Division is seeking input as it gathers comments and ideas to balance programs and services with changing needs.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 2:39PM
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick will convene a mental health panel this summer, tasked with finding ways to improve county services for mental health needs.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 2:59PM
LAKEWOOD — The Faith Lutheran Church of Lakewood started the Hot August Car Show nine years ago to help support two local food banks, and while its numbers of entrants have declined over the years, the event's organizers still see the spirit of community giving as strong as ever among those who show off their cars and those who come by to check them out.