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- posted Aug 1, 2013 at 2:39 PM
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick will convene a mental health panel this summer, tasked with finding ways to improve county services for mental health needs.
- posted Aug 2, 2013 at 2:59 PM
LAKEWOOD — The Faith Lutheran Church of Lakewood started the Hot August Car Show nine years ago to help support two local food banks, and while its numbers of entrants have declined over the years, the event's organizers still see the spirit of community giving as strong as ever among those who show off their cars and those who come by to check them out.
- posted Aug 2, 2013 at 4:22 PM
ARLINGTON — As the Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow head into their 24th year on Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, festival coordinator Tamara Neuffer has promised attendees that they'll encounter an entirely different map of the grounds to go along with the event's renewed focus on community education.
- posted Aug 5, 2013 at 8:43 AM— updated Aug 5, 2013 at 1:02 PM
MARYSVILLE — Arlington's Bill Blake and Ken Klein joined Marysville's Sean Olson and Gary Wright in answering questions solicited from the public at the July 31 Snohomish County Council Candidates' Forum that was coordinated by the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by the Angel of the Winds Casino and hosted by Leifer Manor.
- posted Aug 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM
MOUNT VERNON — A community forum conducted by the joint boards of commissioners for the Cascade Valley, Island and Skagit Valley hospitals in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, July 31, drew an estimated 500 members of the public, who came to receive information and provide comments about a possible affiliation between the three already-partnered nonprofit community hospitals and a larger health care system.
- posted Aug 7, 2013 at 2:13 AM— updated Aug 7, 2013 at 6:22 AM
The preliminary results for the Aug. 6 primary election have been released by the Snohomish County Elections office.
- posted Aug 7, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Education in Marysville is improving. We’re doing better in most ways that can be expressed in numbers — test scores, graduation rates, that sort of thing. When the public demanded improvement and we didn’t have the resources to attack all fronts, it became necessary to favor programs where success is measured by test scores rather than those that, well, might make us feel good in ways that defy measurement.
- posted Aug 7, 2013 at 8:46 AM
The former home of Marysville Music Incorporated, at the intersection of State Avenue and Third Street, now houses an entirely different business, but one whose customers are no less nimble with their fingers.
- posted Aug 7, 2013 at 8:23 AM
- posted Aug 7, 2013 at 8:26 AM
I’m no big fan of the state lottery, but I’d like to use it to illustrate a point. In our society, “winning the lottery” has become a common euphemism for being lucky. Why? Because the lottery is not something that takes an enormous amount of skill or hard work. It is ruled by chance, and the likelihood of hitting any particular jackpot is astronomically small.
- posted Aug 7, 2013 at 9:03 AM— updated Aug 9, 2013 at 11:21 AM
The Marysville Street Festival: Handmade & Homegrown has been rechristened this year, but it still promises to offer the same features that have become familiar favorites through its nearly three decades, according to vendor coordinator Vicki Miniken of The Vintage Violet.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 12:07 PM
MARYSVILLE — The Sea Mar Community Health Centers are marking National Health Center Week 2013 by offering a free resource fair at the Marysville Medical Clinic during the week of Aug. 12-16.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 12:26 PM
EVERETT — For more than a dozen years, United Way of Snohomish County has hosted Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Everett AquaSox, an annual event intended to serve as a "thank you" to all Snohomish County volunteers and their families.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 1:27 PM
LAKEWOOD — Oscar Escalante and Michael Blank are leading in the race for the Lakewood School District Director District 1 position, as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 3:41 PM
SMOKEY POINT — After its first community barbecue cook-off last year, the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce is offering its first cook-off sanctioned by the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association this year, in conjunction with its second annual community barbecue cook-off and marketplace street fair from Aug. 16-18, at the intersection of 172nd Street NE and 51st Avenue.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 3:57 PM
TULALIP — The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce will roll out this year's televised candidates' forum series starting on Friday, Aug. 23, with an in-depth look at the race for Snohomish County Council District 1.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM
SMOKEY POINT — The Stillaguamish Senior Center will be hosting a health, wellness and emergency preparedness seminar by the Snohomish County Red Cross and the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM
SMOKEY POINT — After the burglaries it suffered this spring, the staff of the Stillaguamish Senior Center knew they needed to add a source of revenue to stay afloat.
- posted Aug 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM— updated Aug 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Airport will again serve as the site for the Sittin Pretti Summer Slam car show, presented by Toyo Tires, on Saturday, Aug. 17.
- posted Aug 13, 2013 at 2:33 PM
MARYSVILLE — At approximately noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force confirmed they had wanted felon Timothy Lussier in custody.
- posted Aug 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Street Festival: Handmade & Homegrown filled two blocks with more than 100 vendors Aug. 9-11, and while attendance may have been down by some estimates, the event's organizers are willing to let their new features and activities grow next year.
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 7:47 AM
- posted Aug 14, 2013 at 8:26 AM
Beginning in September, Sound Publishing Inc. will combine the strength of its community newspaper readership and home delivery with the respected classified content and brand recognition of its Little Nickel products. Little Nickel’s advertising will be delivered within the pages of Sound Publishing’s community newspaper products.
- posted Aug 16, 2013 at 8:42 AM
Gov. Jay Inslee is enjoying a two-week vacation hiking in Alaska probably thinking little about a second term. But a decision will be made in Spokane next week which could cause him havoc should he pursue re-election in 2016.
- posted Aug 16, 2013 at 1:52 PM
DUI is the leading cause of death on Washington roadways, accountable for nearly half of the 439 fatalities on the state's roads during 2012. That's why — between Friday, Aug. 16, and Monday, Sept. 2 — extra officers will be looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs during the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.