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- posted Nov 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM
Things are getting uglier in the Mideast. We strain western-trained brains to understand why as confusion and frustration build. After all, we’re the good guys. We dig wells, ship in foodstuffs, correct cleft palates. Why don’t they love us? Could it have something to do with the 11,874 civilian Afghan civilian casualties since 2007? Though many of those fell to the Taliban, Afghans prefer to hold foreigners responsible.
- posted Nov 27, 2012 at 1:01 AM
PUD customers will find many valuable tools, resources and customer-friendly features at the PUD's website at www.snopud.com, where you can pay your bill online, sign up for e-newsletters and use the PUD "EnergyAdvisor" calculator to learn how you can save money on electric bills.
- posted Nov 27, 2012 at 1:04 AM
SMOKEY POINT — Village Community Services is looking for donations of a number of items identified as needs by its direct service staff.
- posted Nov 27, 2012 at 1:07 AM
EVERETT — The Navy Band Northwest will present their free holiday concert, "Home for the Holidays," on Sunday, Dec. 9. The performance starts at 3 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center, and is open to the public.
- posted Nov 27, 2012 at 1:09 AM
MARYSVILLE — The United Way of Snohomish County will provide free tax preparation services in Snohomish County, and is looking for volunteers to offer those services at the Marysville Goodwill Job Training and Education Center from Jan. 22 to April 15, 2013.
- posted Nov 27, 2012 at 1:16 AM
The holiday season is here and for many kids that means one thing — toys. Approximately 50 percent of all toy purchases in the United States occur between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
- posted Nov 27, 2012 at 1:20 AM
MARYSVILLE — In its ninth year, the Bourne Orthodontics Halloween candy buy-back program yielded more than 1,300 pounds of trick-or-treating goodies from area families looking to save their kids from cavities and damage to their orthodontic devices.
- posted Nov 27, 2012 at 5:18 PM
EVERETT — Those who are stumped about what to get those hard-to-please someones on their gift lists this holiday season, or who are just looking for some memorable stocking stuffers, can shop for a good cause by stopping by the Helping Hands holiday bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Snohomish County PUD Headquarters in Everett.
- posted Nov 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM— updated Dec 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM
- posted Nov 28, 2012 at 9:42 AM
The Arlington Walmart played host to some unique four-legged guests during this year’s Thanksgiving weekend.
- posted Nov 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM
Although the O’Brien Auto Group doesn’t expect to open the doors on its new Honda dealership in Marysville until about this time next year, owner Michael O’Brien was so honored to be awarded the new dealership that he had to inform the community as soon as he heard.
- posted Nov 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM
SMOKEY POINT — A free six-week educational series on "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" will run from Jan. 16 through Feb. 20, 2013, from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, located at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington.
Disposition of existing marijuana cases uncertain in Snohomish County in wake of I-502's passage | UPDATED
- posted Nov 30, 2012 at 4:14 PM— updated Dec 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM
As of Dec. 6, the possession and use of one ounce or less of marijuana becomes legal in the state of Washington, but how this will be enforced and prosecuted depends upon whom you ask, and in what part of the state.
Northbound State Route 529 bridge between Everett and Marysville remains closed until mid-day Tuesday
- posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:29 AM
Difficult repairs and wet, cold and windy weather has pushed back the scheduled reopening of the northbound State Route 529 bridge over the Snohomish River. Crews will not be able to reopen the popular route between Everett and Marysville until mid-morning on Tuesday, a day later than previously planned.
- posted Dec 3, 2012 at 4:21 PM
As expected, the evening commute between Everett and Marysville was much heavier than usual. By 3 p.m., backups stretched from US 2 into Everett, an estimated six miles.
- posted Dec 4, 2012 at 3:28 AM
SMOKEY POINT — The Stillaguamish Senior Center's monthly pancake breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 8, will include a guest appearance by Santa Claus from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
- posted Dec 4, 2012 at 4:47 PM
EVERETT — Traffic is again moving over the northbound lanes of the State Route 529 Snohomish River bridge days after a collision caused major structural damage. Safety concerns prompted bridge inspectors from the Washington State Department of Transportation to close the span at 3 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, until repairs could be made. Crews worked around the clock through rough weather to design and fabricate replacement parts for the 85-year-old bridge.
- posted Dec 7, 2012 at 2:31 AM
ARLINGTON — In the midst of holiday seasons that are often preoccupied by scoring shopping discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, members of the Arlington Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want to draw the community's focus onto celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, through an annual attraction that they enjoy sharing with visitors of all faiths.
- posted Dec 7, 2012 at 4:49 PM— updated Dec 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM
ARLINGTON — According to Shari Ireton, director of communications for the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, missing person Joanne E. Kay has been found "alive and well."
- posted Dec 7, 2012 at 4:57 PM
On Monday, Dec. 10, Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick and Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe will join a panel discussion on the topic of "driving under the influence" on KRKO 1380 AM to educate residents about impaired driving.
- posted Dec 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM
EVERETT — Everett Community College's Corporate & Continuing Education Center will return to its newly renovated facility, located at 2333 Seaway Blvd. in Everett, in January of 2013.
- posted Dec 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM
Community Transit buses will not operate on Christmas and New Year's Day, and customer service will also be closed both days. The agency will provide regular local bus service and reduced commuter bus service on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, with revised customer service hours on those days.
- posted Dec 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Snohomish County's Department of Emergency Management, the Everett Office of Emergency Management and the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency are joining together to encourage residents to make their households more prepared.
- posted Dec 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM
Snohomish County, which is designing an interpretive education project along the Centennial Trail, is collecting historical information on how the former rail line was used.
- posted Dec 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Very rarely do policy makers find themselves faced with an opportunity to completely avoid an unprecedented fiscal crisis. Unlike the recent recession, Congress and the Administration have everything they need to avoid sending our country over the fiscal cliff.