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- Aug 2, 2011 at 4:10PM
MARYSVILLE — Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna wanted the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce to know that he's touted their communities as a success story to other state organizations, even as he acknowledged that the state government needs to step up parts of its service to citizens of Marysville, Tulalip and beyond. McKenna opened his remarks at the Chamber's July 29 Business Before Hours by describing Silicon Energy, which he visited with city of Marysville officials on May 11, as one of the companies that "wants to be in Marysville," due to the city's business-friendly climate. He likewise praised the Marysville Arts & Technology High School as an example of the "innovation in education" that he sees being done by the Marysville School District.
- Aug 3, 2011 at 7:42AM
Heidi Klippert and husband Gary Holboy are self-proclaimed mountain biking hackers. But they still pad up and attack the rugged forest trails throughout the Pacific Northwest nearly each weekend.
- Aug 3, 2011 at 7:43AM
n 2008, Lakewood High School football coach Dan Teeter gathered five teams to participate in a 7-on-7 football passing challenge. This year the competition had more than tripled in size with teams coming from as far away as eastern Washington.
- Aug 3, 2011 at 8:00AM updated Aug 5, 2011 at 9:31AM
Working together confers power, not just in the sense of “power over” (although goodness knows many workplaces are characterized by this type of power too) but also in the sense of “power to.”
- Aug 6, 2011 at 5:39PM
ARLINGTON — The 22nd Annual Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow is coming up. The event, which takes place starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, will again be held at River Meadows County Park. This year will also debut an additional day for the festival, starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, for a music show.
- Aug 8, 2011 at 1:13PM
ARLINGTON — Local churches and businesses are once again joining forces to provide backpacks filled with much-needed school supplies to Arlington's children at this year's "Back2School Rally," which will kick off at 3 p.m. on Aug. 28 at Presidents Elementary. Last year's Rally served 500 children from the Arlington and Lakewood school districts. In addition to providing school supplies, area businesses donated haircuts, dental checkups and free food for the families that attended the event.
- Aug 10, 2011 at 9:57AM
Timmy Eyman’s at it again. (I’ll call him Timmy until he shows an adult’s sense of social responsibility.) Each time Timmy backs something, I get such a knee-jerk reaction to lean the opposite way that I have to sit back to inspect my own position. But he did get me to try to reason through the hoopla surrounding Monroe’s attempt to install red-light cameras at two intersections.
- Aug 11, 2011 at 3:11PM
SMOKEY POINT — With a few shovels of turned earth, the goal of an I-5 over-crossing at 156th Street came one step closer to reality on Aug. 11. "By next year we should be able to traipse over it for the first time," said Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, who was joined at the official groundbreaking ceremony at 156th Street NE and Smokey Point Boulevard by members of the Marysville City Council and city staff, as well as guests such as former Marysville Mayor Dennis Kendall and representatives for U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen. Nehring recalled how the City Council had approved a construction bid of approximately $9.7 million by Renton-based Guy F. Atkinson Construction in June, as well as how Larsen had visited the planned construction site in February with city staff, including Marysville City Engineer John Cowling. By connecting Smokey Point Boulevard to Twin Lakes Avenue across I-5, Nehring hopes not only to improve public safety and emergency response times, but also to ease traffic congestion on 172nd Street NE and provide another access point to attract as many as 10,000 light industrial and manufacturing jobs in north Marysville.
- Dec 21, 2011 at 10:55AM
The scene: Members of a Snohomish County school board stopped for coffee when returning from a visit to the Education Services District (ESD) facility in Mount Vernon. Matt, the board’s chairman, said, “This isn’t a meeting, you know.”
- Dec 21, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 3:05PM
SMOKEY POINT — Members of the Marysville and Arlington communities have already pitched in on behalf of Operation Christmas Child, but with the number of suffering children served worldwide by the non-profit program its organizers hope that local residents will take advantage of one last chance to contribute to its cause before the end of the year.
- Dec 24, 2011 at 8:45AM
You can follow Santa as he makes his way around the world by going to the webiste NORAD Tracks Santa. You can follow Santa as he makes his way around the world by going to the webiste NORAD Tracks Santa.
- Dec 28, 2011 at 9:41AM
- Dec 28, 2011 at 10:40AM
Henry Boede has been a Washington boy all his life, and while many local residents can say the same, few can boast of having been born on Orcas Island 100 years ago.
- Dec 28, 2011 at 10:42AM
Last year, James Clark hoped to help those who were coping with cancer and those interested in working on their New Year’s resolutions at the same time.
- Dec 28, 2011 at 10:53AM
Snohomish County high school bowlers, the top 16 boys and the top four girls according to pin-per-game average, went head-to-head in the league’s annual All-Star Tournament on Dec. 17.
- Jan 3, 2012 at 3:21PM
EVERETT — Starting Monday, Jan. 2, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has expanded its civil process services that are available to the general public, most of which have not been provided in the past.
- Jan 3, 2012 at 4:02PM
EVERETT — Community members are invited to join students, faculty and staff to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Everett Community College.
- Jan 4, 2012 at 1:16PM
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The results of the holiday DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Nov. 24, 2011, through Jan. 2, 2012, have been released.
- Jan 4, 2012 at 5:25PM
SMOKEY POINT — With La Nina expected to bring colder weather to the Pacific Northwest, the Snohomish County PUD is offering the following tips to area residents to help them keep their energy consumption under control and stay warm during upcoming cold spells. You'll use less energy and will still keep your home warm if you set your thermostat no higher than 68 degrees during the day and no lower than 55 degrees at night. Elderly customers or those with small babies may want to keep their homes warmer.
- Jan 5, 2012 at 9:08AM
When lawmakers arrived Nov. 28 at the state Capitol for a special session, many of my fellow legislators and I were hopeful we could vote within the first couple days on a solution that would close a $2 billion state operating budget gap without raising taxes — and then go home, thus saving taxpayers the expense of an extended session.
- Jan 5, 2012 at 9:09AM
We’ve owned dogs. The last was a Cock-a-peke-a-poo our kids selected at an animal shelter, lo, those many years ago. And as usually happens, the kids grew up and moved on while the dog stayed. The
- Jan 5, 2012 at 4:55PM
LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood School District's two levies that had been slated for the Feb. 14 ballot are instead expected to appear on the April 17 ballot.
- Jan 5, 2012 at 4:57PM
OLYMPIA — The state Legislature faces a roughly $2 billion budget shortfall with its session starting on Jan. 9, but before they consider any more cuts to education, they'll need to keep in mind the Washington State Supreme Court's 7-2 decision on McCleary v. Washington, issued Jan. 5, which ruled that the Legislature has not complied with its constitutional duty to "make ample provision for the basic education of all children in Washington."
- Jan 9, 2012 at 3:37PM
OLYMPIA — As state Rep. Kirk Pearson heads into his sixth term, he reflected on recent changes and upcoming challenges facing both the Legislature and its constituents.
- Jan 11, 2012 at 9:22AM
As we start yet another new year filled with possibility and challenge, I find myself reflecting on the many lessons learned this past year from stories of diversity and inclusion.
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