Jennifer Smith frequently finds layers of worn cardboard, dirty clothing and other debris in the empty field behind the Smokey Point Safeway. - Kirk Boxleitner

Cleanup aims to make Smokey Point more livable

  • May 13, 2016 at 5:00AM

SMOKEY POINT — Even before employees of the Smokey Point Safeway reported witnessing criminal activity in their parking lot to the Arlington City Council in March, Jennifer Smith knew she wanted to help clean up the area.


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Director: Health funding not keeping up with need

  • May 24, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:05AM

ARLINGTON — The population is increasing but funding for public health is decreasing.

Volunteers take out the trash at Smokey Point Safeway

  • May 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 24, 2016 at 10:04AM

SMOKEY POINT — Tall shrubs and thick grass can cover a number of sins, as the volunteer crew that turned out May 14 to clean up around the Smokey Point Safeway found out.


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