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National Weather Service issues Flood Watch for Western Washington
Mar 30 2011, 10:00 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for parts of Western Washington, including Snohomish County.
The Flood Watch, issued on Wednesday, March 30, states that "a strong Pacific storm system will bring periods of heavy rain to the coast and mountains of Western Washington today through at least Thursday morning."
GUEST OPINION | The alchemy of inclusion
Apr 06 2011, 8:19 AM
At an event a few weeks ago I ran into one of the many satisfied customers of our employment division. This particular customer is a senior executive with a major retailing chain who oversees more than 250 stores in the United States and Canada including a dozen or so in the Puget Sound region. “I can’t get over it,” he told me. “In every store where we have hired people from your employment agency, in-store sales have improved, productivity has improved, morale has improved, and absenteeism has gone down. What’s going on here?”
What this customer is experiencing is the remarkable power of inclusion and diversity to make organizations stronger and more effective. We see it every day in our work — in the classrooms of our inclusive preschools, in our businesses with their integrated workforces, and in the rapidly growing number of local employers who are experiencing the power of inclusion first hand. When people of all abilities engage together in learning, play, and work everyone benefits.
“We are all bundles of potential,” says the organizational theorist Margaret Wheatley. “Relationships evoke those potentials.” When we have relationships only with people like ourselves, we tend to get more of the same. But when we add diversity to our surroundings, when we began to develop relationships with people who experience the world differently than we do, new qualities are evoked that would never have been realized in any other way.
OPINION | Why do I talk politics if it doesn’t make me happy?
Apr 06 2011, 8:21 AM
Sometimes coffee groups run short of grist for the conversational mill. At least that’s my observation so I lob in a few conversational grenades to pep things up. The effect is the same whether at Haggen’s Café, a table at the YMCA or on the street. Utter “Obama” and certain blood pressures soar. Add Social Security, Medicare, TARP, Tea-Party, Libya, ACORN and Planned Parenthood and I can turn silent assemblies into screaming shout-fests.
Arlington Police seek suspect in armed robbery
Apr 09 2011, 5:08 PM
ARLINGTON - – Arlington police are seeking to the public's help to apprehend a suspect in a recent armed robbery and assault that occurred in the vicinity of the Arlington Municipal Airport.
Lovick, Beazley speak to seniors in Smokey Point on fraud protection, emergency safety
Apr 11 2011, 1:28 PM
SMOKEY POINT — Arlington Police Chief Nelson Beazley and Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick recently teamed up to talk to seniors about staying safe from fraud and in case of emergencies.
Lakewood boys pay for lack of pressure early on in loss to Sultan
Apr 12 2011, 9:00 AM
SULTAN — With such a contrast in style between the two halves, the Cougars have to view this loss to the Turks as a cautionary tale.
Collective .400 average fuels Lakewood baseball to perfect start
Apr 12 2011, 9:03 AM
LAKEWOOD — With a walk and a base hit, Cedarcrest had two on and one out, but Lakewood pitcher Andrew Bean worked his way out of the jam with a strikeout and a ground out.
Silicon Energy touts benefits of solar
Apr 12 2011, 10:03 AM
MARYSVILLE — In addition to staging cleanup and recycling events in time for Earth Day, the local community is also home to alternative energy sources that can help area residents conserve natural resources while saving some money in the long run.
Solar energy allows many home and business owners to collect enough power that the excess can be pumped back into the grid, but customers might be wary of the initial investment cost. According to Gary Shaver, there are a number of ways in which consumers can make money back from switching to solar.
“Depending on your tax bracket, the federal government could give you 30 percent back on the cost of your system,” said Shaver, president and CEO of the Marysville-based Silicon Energy company, formerly located in Arlington. “You can also check with the Snohomish County PUD about low-interest financing.”
Taking dialysis on the road
Apr 12 2011, 10:19 AM
Portable machine gives new freedoms to those needing treatments
Lakewood blows by Coupeville on the pitch
Apr 20 2011, 8:44 AM
LAKEWOOD — The Cougars kept it simple and the result was a win against Coupeville.
“That was one of the three things we wanted to work on,” said Lakewood boys manager Bryce Barker after his team earned a 3-2 Cascade Conference victory April 11. “We knew that if we played simple and had fun, the goals would come.”
And they did. Lakewood had a 2-0 halftime lead due in large part to program captain Brandon Ochoa, who found himself in a 1-on-1 situation in the sixth minute. The senior was able to dribble the ball past the keeper, and got a favorable bounce off a pool in the goalie box so he could backheel in his goal.