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- Aug 29, 2012 at 9:47AM
It seems unfathomable that there was a time when commercial composting did not exist. The end of the road for grass clippings and vegetable trimmings was once invariably a landfill. There, valuable organic materials were wasted in an airless tomb to remain unchanged for years while generating methane — one of the most potent greenhouse gases.
- Aug 29, 2012 at 9:49AM
My wife is collecting political flyers leading up to the general election. About the time their authors run out of money or half-truths to throw at each other we’ll see if we can fit the whole lot into our blue Waste Management recycling bin.
- Aug 29, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 1:52PM
Training is underway for the Lakewood High School football team, which returned to the field Aug. 15 to prepare for the upcoming season.
- Aug 29, 2012 at 10:19AM
West Nile virus has not yet shown up in Snohomish County this year, according to the Snohomish Health District, but it was found recently in mosquito samples in Yakima and Franklin counties, and has caused 14 deaths and more than 1,100 illnesses reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elsewhere in the nation this summer.
- Aug 30, 2012 at 2:23PM
ARLINGTON — A rolled-over semi-truck has been blocking the right lane of southbound Interstate 5 at State Route 531 near Arlington since 12:52 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30.
- Aug 30, 2012 at 3:00PM updated at 5:59PM
ARLINGTON — As of approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, city of Arlington emergency personnel had responded to a head-on two-car crash on Highway 9 near the Crown Ridge Boulevard intersection.
- Aug 31, 2012 at 12:03PM
ARLINGTON — An Arlington man lost his life in the head-on collision between two cars on Highway 9 just north of Crown Ridge Boulevard at 3:09 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30.
- Aug 31, 2012 at 8:00PM updated Sep 5, 2012 at 3:07PM
TULALIP — The debut "Run From the Law 5K" on Sunday, Sept. 16, aims to recruit both cops and runners of all ages to help raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- Aug 31, 2012 at 11:47PM
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Snohomish County Safe Kids, reminds boaters to play it safe on the water over the Labor Day weekend.
- Sep 2, 2012 at 2:35AM
ARLINGTON — With Reille Jones starting her freshman year at Lakewood High School, and her big brother Jerrod starting his freshman year at Eastern Washington University, both this September, the house fire that gutted their family's home on Saturday, Aug. 25, couldn't have come at a worse time.
- Sep 5, 2012 at 9:40AM
Another football season is upon us already, and with it the latest story of a heroic figure who depends on a severely challenged person for inspiration and grounding. Did you see the recent profile of Bill O’Brien who is the new head football coach at Penn State, a program disgraced by scandal and decimated by NCAA sanctions?
- Sep 5, 2012 at 9:41AM
- Sep 10, 2012 at 3:58PM
EVERETT — Housing Hope, with assistance from Snohomish County, will continue its "social enterprise" workshops this fall, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12.
- Sep 13, 2012 at 4:54PM
ARLINGTON — "Kindermusik with Miss Shelley" is starting classes on Monday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. in Hadley Hall at the Boys & Girls Club of Arlington.
- Sep 14, 2012 at 1:32PM
TULALIP — The United Way of Snohomish County’s annual Spirit Awards breakfast at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, Sept. 6, showcased individuals and organizations who were judged to have improved the lives of others, and the quality of life of the community, through their service.
- Sep 15, 2012 at 4:25PM
ARLINGTON — The Washington State Department of Transportation has determined that the traffic signal and some of the driving lanes at the intersection of state routes 9 and 531 will need to be shifted during the week of Sept. 16-22 to make room for roundabout construction.
- Sep 15, 2012 at 4:00PM updated Sep 18, 2012 at 1:50PM
MARYSVILLE — Crews are gearing up for a lane-striping makeover on seven miles of Interstate 5 through Marysville.
- Sep 18, 2012 at 6:41PM
SMOKEY POINT — The Cascade Skagit Health Alliance is hosting a free community health fair for area residents on Saturday, Sept. 22.
- Sep 19, 2012 at 9:31AM
Seattle’s KIRO reported that Marysville’s Tenth Street Middle School “Goes all iPad.” Like most absolute statements, going ALL iPad may have stretched reality a bit. And in stretching reality, KIRO delivered new grist for the community’s rumor mill.
- Sep 19, 2012 at 9:32AM
Five years ago, my cousin Sylvia, whom I’m very close to, was diagnosed with Stage 3A breast cancer. In her case, the cancer spread to auxiliary lymph nodes which resulted in a double radical mastectomy. Today, through aggressive treatment and superior support and care, Sylvia is cancer free and has joined the ranks of the proud and grateful survivors of this insidious disease.
- Sep 22, 2012 at 1:00PM
The Stillaguamish Valley Senior Center is offering a number of classes helping seniors of all ages maintain their health, as well as hosting an upcoming third annual Health and Social Services Fair focused on preventative measures.
- Sep 21, 2012 at 4:53PM
SMOKEY POINT — The Stillaguamish Senior Center's third annual Health and Social Services Fair promises to feature Dick Foley, of the musical group "The Brothers Four," as well as a host of informational seminars, exercise demonstrations, flu shots and more than 40 vendor booths from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
- Sep 24, 2012 at 9:15PM
The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking nominations for its annual "Real Heroes" awards.
- Sep 25, 2012 at 4:39PM
The voting period for this fall's highly anticipated statewide general election has begun, with Washington's military and overseas voters being the first ones to receive and fill out ballots.
- Sep 26, 2012 at 1:00PM updated at 3:28PM