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- Feb 1, 2012 at 9:56AM
The strategy announced last week by The American Psychiatric Association to revise the definition of autism will effectively eliminate the autism “epidemic” simply by changing what we mean by the word autism itself. The APA’s strategy has two paradoxical outcomes. First, it neatly absolves society of the burden of supporting a significant population of people whose needs are not changed in the slightest by the clever redefinition of the label that describes them.
- Feb 1, 2012 at 9:57AM
Look at a high school text book. Everything is first-class, or was when it was new. It’s tough, colorful, heavy and made to last. If you tried lugging a trade paperback to school and back every day it would be a mess of loose pages within a week or two. Library-rated bindings last longer but even they are no match for the durability of textbooks. Of course that level of quality costs a bundle so with school budgets in crisis you can be sure that school districts are squeezing one more year from nearly used up textbooks.
- Feb 1, 2012 at 10:06AM
The Lakewood Cougars and the Granite Falls Tigers faced off on the hardcourt, Jan. 28, for the annual “Cat Fight.”
- Feb 2, 2012 at 8:00AM
As Senate President Brad Owens announced that the same-sex marriage bill, ESSB 6239, had passed, an anxious audience of hundreds watching attentively during tense floor debate erupted with applause.
- Feb 6, 2012 at 4:53PM
SMOKEY POINT — Sound Salmon Solutions needs volunteers to help them contribute to salmon recovery by planting native trees and shrubs at their restoration sites in Arlington and Marysville.
- Feb 8, 2012 at 10:19AM
Lakewood High School’s Miranda Head and Marysville-Pilchuck High School’s Rebecca Lentz were all smiles as they became the latest student athletes to sign their names on the dotted line on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
- Feb 8, 2012 at 10:20AM
The Lakewood boys basketball team honored its seniors Jan. 31 with a near record-setting performance by handing Coupeville a 95-36 drubbing.
- Feb 8, 2012 at 10:22AM
- Feb 8, 2012 at 1:30PM
MARYSVILLE — Five Marysville-Pilchuck High School cheerleaders were among those who reportedly fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea after attending a cheerleading competition in Everett on Saturday, Feb. 4.
- Feb 9, 2012 at 8:19AM
The final tally Wednesday of votes in the state House of Representatives on ESSB 6239 legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state was 55 yea and 43 nay.
- Feb 10, 2012 at 3:44PM
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Snohomish Health District is continuing its investigation of an illness that struck participants in a statewide cheerleading competition on Feb. 4 at Comcast Arena in Everett. Several Snohomish County schools participated. So far, 46 Snohomish County residents reported they were ill in connection with the event. Nearly 200 have reported illness statewide.
- Feb 14, 2012 at 2:06PM
OLYMPIA — Testing at the state Public Health Laboratories confirms that norovirus caused hundreds of illnesses during and after the Feb. 4 state high school cheerleading tournament in Everett. Norovirus is typically transmitted person-to-person.
- Feb 15, 2012 at 11:08AM
- Feb 15, 2012 at 11:12AM
How necessary is public transportation? If you flunk your vision test when applying for a driver’s license, absolutely necessary. If you’re a student commuting from affordable housing to college, very essential. If driving a private car isn’t an option for any of a hundred other reasons, you need buses.
- Feb 15, 2012 at 11:58AM
With her fourth-place finish at the 2A Regional Tournament Feb. 11, Lakewood’s Allison Lawten qualified to compete in the upcoming Mat Classic in Tacoma on Feb. 17-18.
- Feb 15, 2012 at 2:07PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, of Washington state's 2nd Congressional District, will hold a telephone town hall on Thursday, Feb. 16, starting at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
- Feb 15, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Feb 21, 2012 at 9:13AM
In response to the ongoing whooping cough epidemic in the area, Snohomish Health District and Group Health Cooperative will offer free vaccine to protect adults from whooping cough, also called pertussis, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Group Health Everett Medical Center.
- Feb 15, 2012 at 3:15PM
OLYMPIA — State Rep. Barbara Bailey is inviting her constituents in the 10th District to a telephone town hall meeting on Monday, Feb. 20. The community conversation, which will be conducted like a call-in radio show, will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Feb 21, 2012 at 2:16PM
MARYSVILLE — On Feb. 13, the Marysville City Council adopted new laws establishing a "Stay Out of Drug Area" downtown to deter drug-related criminal activity and impose stiffer penalties on repeat offenders, and amended existing laws aimed at reducing aggressive panhandling and lewd conduct in public places.
- Feb 21, 2012 at 2:24PM
Two area students spent January studying far afield as part of a special program through Linfield College. Arlington's Leah Rensel, a junior majoring in biology, took the college's class on "Literary Biology of the Sea of Cortez" at the Sea of Cortez in the Gulf of California, while Marysville's Peyton Mizell, a junior majoring in economics, took the college's class on "Creative Writing in the U.K." in the United Kingdom.
- Feb 21, 2012 at 2:29PM
MARYSVILLE — For years, drivers in Snohomish County had to guess what traffic conditions would be like on Interstate 5 north of Everett. Cameras and traffic flow information stopped at the Snohomish River bridge, and the 16 miles of I-5 between Everett and Arlington showed up on the Seattle-area traffic map, at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Traffic/seattle, as a stretch of gray with the words, "No equipment available."
- Feb 21, 2012 at 2:32PM
MARYSVILLE — The Republican caucus for Marysville will meet on March 3, and due to budget cuts, the Washington state presidential primary has been cancelled for the year, so the only way you will be able to vote in the Republican primary is by attending the caucus, since no ballots will be mailed.
- Feb 21, 2012 at 2:36PM
LAKEWOOD — Spring is finally arriving, and the Smokey Point Plant Farm has invited a special guest who knows what gardeners need to do to welcome it in March.
- Feb 21, 2012 at 2:40PM
SMOKEY POINT — Cascade Companion Care has been recognized with Home Care Pulse's "Best of Home Care" distinction, which is awarded to the top 25 percent of agencies in client and employee satisfaction scores from Home Care Pulse. By this metric, Cascade Companion Care is now ranked among the best agencies in the country.
- Feb 22, 2012 at 8:56AM
Recently, as I was reading the news on the web I came across one of those articles that made me stop and say to myself, “What a great idea.”
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