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- Jan 12, 2011 at 8:00AM updated at 11:18AM
Gov. Christine Gregoire, again citing the state’s fiscal crisis, targeted employee pension and health care costs for major spending cuts as she outlined for legislators Tuesday in her State of the State address the difficult budget they must balance during the legislative session this year.
- Jan 14, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Jan 15, 2011 at 5:17AM
Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Executive Policy Adviser Teresa Bernsten told the House Transportation Committee Thursday that the governor’s ferry system reorganization plan is patterned after successful ferry system operations in other parts of the U.S. and Canada.
- Jan 18, 2011 at 8:49AM
The organization I work for serves people with developmental conditions like autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and so on. We aspire to “serve” people rather than to “help” or to “fix” them.
- Jan 19, 2011 at 5:00AM updated at 8:58AM
A man was struck and killed on southbound Interstate 5 near the 88th Street overpass in Marysville on Jan. 18.
- Jan 19, 2011 at 8:00AM updated at 2:52PM
ARLINGTON — Jesse Taylor still considers himself an Arlington cowboy through and through, but in his quest to become a country musician the 23-year-old has made a name and a new home for himself in a place that’s about as far removed from the rainy
- Jan 19, 2011 at 11:11AM
Knowing that his Cougars were shorthanded, coach Matt Hart decided to create disarray on the defense end. “Our game plan going in was to press and create havoc,” Hart said. True to their coach’s strategy, the Cougars’ manic pace threw off the rhythm of Coupeville, unfortunately it threw off their own as well in a 54-35 Cascade Conference loss Jan. 14.
- Jan 20, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Jan 21, 2011 at 9:06AM
MARYSVILLE — The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office has released information about the man who was struck and killed on southbound Interstate 5 near the 88th Street overpass in Marysville on Jan. 18. Joshua J. Irwin, a 27-year-old Arlington resident, died of multiple visceral lacerations and bony fractures from blunt impacts to the head, truck and extremities, according to the Medical Examiner's Office, which deemed the death an accident.
- Jan 22, 2011 at 7:00PM updated Jan 23, 2011 at 6:33AM
Marysville Fire District crews were dispatched shortly after 2 p.m., Jan. 22, to reports that a plane had crashed and was upside down in Lake Goodwin.
- Jan 24, 2011 at 3:00PM updated Jan 26, 2011 at 11:33AM
LAKE GOODWIN — A float plane crash on Jan. 22 has left a 6-year-old boy dead. First-grader Jacob Jeter of Anacortes was a passenger in the plane piloted by his 55-year-old father, which flipped upside down as it landed in Lake Goodwin. While Jeter's father was able to escape, Jeter himself remained trapped under the water for an estimated 40 minutes before a diver from the Snohomish County Technical Water Rescue Team pulled him from the wreckage. Jeter was rushed to the Colby Campus of the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, where he passed away at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 22. According to Kristen Thorstenson, public information officer for the Marysville Fire Department, the father did not require medical transport.
- Jan 27, 2011 at 10:23AM
The Tulalip Tribes have spent more than $300,000 a year on smoking cessation programs for Tribal members and the surrounding community, and a recent grant from the Tribes will give kids throughout the county a firsthand look at the damage done by smoking and other unhealthy lifestyle choices.
- Feb 2, 2011 at 8:24AM
After more than a decade of paying its dues, a rock band made up of Marysville natives is finally getting its shot at the big time.
- Feb 2, 2011 at 10:06AM
Several days ago, financial guru Jim Cramer’s Web site, The Street, listed its pick of the best and worst states for small business. Surprisingly, the New York-based Web site listed Washington the fifth best in the nation for small business.
- Feb 2, 2011 at 10:25AM
We recently had the opportunity to visit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville. They had visited our early learning center to see and hear about our work of inclusion in the classroom. Now it was our turn to see their work. The Little Bit website describes therapeutic riding as a place “where miracles happen every day.” The day we visited was no exception.
- Feb 4, 2011 at 6:17AM
Marysville Fire District crews were dispatched to reports of an attached garage on fire in the 220 block of 172nd Street NW, Arlington at about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3. The first crews arrived to find the garage fully involved. They were able to contain the fire to the garage, but the house sustained substantial smoke damage. Crews from Arlington and Stanwood both assisted.
- Feb 4, 2011 at 7:00AM updated Feb 11, 2011 at 9:43AM
It had to happen to somebody. Granite Falls rode a hot streak against Lakewood to win its first Cascade Conference contest in two years.
- Feb 4, 2011 at 7:15AM
It didn’t come easy, but the Lady Cougars got back to .500. In a Cascade Conference hoops game that came down to the final possession Jan. 25, Lakewood defeated Granite Falls 44-42 to better its postseason hopes.
- Feb 7, 2011 at 3:00PM updated Feb 9, 2011 at 5:53PM
SMOKEY POINT — Arlington firefighters found smoke but no fire at the Lowe's Home Improvement store just off Smokey Point Boulevard on Feb. 6. At approximately 7:30 a.m., units from the Arlington Fire Department were dispatched to a reported electrical fire from the receiving area at the Lowe's located in the 3300 block of 169th Place NE.
- Feb 8, 2011 at 4:15PM
MARYSVILLE — Marysville Police are still searching for leads in the theft of approximately 65 Arlington School District employees' Social Security Numbers. According to Marysville Police Lt. Darin Rasmussen, detectives are continuing to review the case to follow up on any possible leads, but the investigation is currently at an impasse.
- Feb 9, 2011 at 1:51PM
LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood School District is inviting all parents whose children will be 5 years old by Aug. 31 of this year to attend the district's "Kindergarten Round-Up" Feb. 11. The Lakewood Middle School commons will serve as the site for this event from 1-6 p.m., so that parents can register their kids for kindergarten, in addition to getting them health screenings from the district nurse and developmental pre-screenings from district special education specialists.
- Feb 10, 2011 at 8:52AM
LAKEWOOD — Senior night is typically a memorable enough event. But for the Lady Cougars these past two years, it has meant much more. At this time in 2010 coach Chris Walster’s girls earned their first win of the season. A year later and they qualified for the playoffs.
- Feb 10, 2011 at 9:00AM updated Feb 11, 2011 at 9:48AM
Charnie Dondrea’s first step into helping others in the community began with her concern for a close friend. “It was really scary,” said Dondrea, the ASB president for Lakewood High School. “Ariel was missing all these days of school and all we knew was that she was at Children’s Hospital, so it obviously wasn’t just the flu. Ariel and I hang out 24-7, so not seeing her for so long was really hard.”
- Feb 10, 2011 at 11:00AM updated Feb 11, 2011 at 9:43AM
Sometimes it seems that the economic downturn will never end. Nary a day goes by that we don’t hear or see some message of just how bad things are — cuts to local school districts; cuts in city services, programs and staffing; another local business closing; more unemployed and more demand at local food banks are just some of the effects felt in our communities.
- Feb 15, 2011 at 4:34PM
EVERETT — Area auto enthusiasts continued a tradition of support for groups which work to benefit the Marysville and Arlington communities in turn. The Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club serves as one of the co-hosts of the annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show, along with the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Arlington Boys & Girls Club Director Bill Kinney started the Drag Strip Reunion in 2003 and invited the Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club to take part in the car show in 2008. The proceeds from last September's car show yielded nearly $12,000, of which about $6,000 went to the Arlington Boys & Girls Club and the remaining $6,000 was divvied up among a number of local organizations dedicated to helping children, families or animals in need. On Feb. 8, the Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club presented checks to representatives of the Arlington and North Everett Boys & Girls Clubs, Everett firefighters, the Burned Children Recovery Foundation, Cocoon House of Snohomish County, the Animal Rescue Foundation, the Arlington and Marysville food banks, and the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Automotive Career Program.
- Feb 17, 2011 at 8:30AM
Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” I was reminded of this statement after reading what a Department of Ecology spokeswoman recently said about how the state offers businesses ideas for “best management practices” so they can become compliant: “We don’t tell them how to do it. We tell them what they need to do, and as long as they do it we’re not going to handcuff them,” she said.
- Feb 22, 2011 at 8:45AM
The National Weather Service forecast is calling for rain and snow showers in the area with possible snow falling through Thursday.