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- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:56PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arlington is but one of the small- and medium-sized cities in Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom counties that would receive a greater share of federal transportation dollars under a bill introduced on Thursday, Aug. 1, by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen of Washington state's 2nd Congressional District.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:31PM
United Way of Snohomish County is proud to announce the hiring of Arlington resident Kristina Raezer as its new engagement coordinator. Raezer's work will be focused around creating opportunities for individuals to get more involved with United Way through giving, advocating and volunteering.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:37PM
Snohomish County's Surface Water Management Division is seeking input as it gathers comments and ideas to balance programs and services with changing needs.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 2:39PM
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.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 2:59PM
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.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 4:22PM
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.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 1:02PM
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.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 1:59PM
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.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 8:26AM
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.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 8:28AM
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.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 8:46AM
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.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Aug 9, 2013 at 11:21AM
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.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 12:07PM
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.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 12:26PM
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.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 1:27PM
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.
- Aug 10, 2013 at 7:00AM
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.
- Aug 11, 2013 at 7:00AM
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.
- Aug 11, 2013 at 7:00AM
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.
- Aug 12, 2013 at 7:00AM
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.
- Aug 12, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Aug 13, 2013 at 10:33AM
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.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 2:33PM
MARYSVILLE — At approximately noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force confirmed they had wanted felon Timothy Lussier in custody.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:30PM
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.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 8:42AM
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.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 1:52PM
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.
- Aug 17, 2013 at 7:00AM
ARLINGTON — OutBack Power Technologies' official grand opening in the Arlington Advanced Manufacturing Park on Thursday, Aug. 22, is set to be attended by not only Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert, but also Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee.