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- Jul 13, 2011 at 8:49AM
The Arlington Municipal Airport received some precious (and furry) cargo on July 1. More than 50 cats and kittens from the tornado-ravaged city of Joplin, Mo., were collected by representatives of the Northwest Organization for Animal Help in Stanwood and the Progressive Animal Welfare Society in Lynnwood, after receiving their initial examination on the tarmac.
- Jul 18, 2011 at 3:57PM
U.S. Rep Rick Larsen wants to give voters an opportunity to chat with him about current economic issues, and although it won't be face-to-face, it will be voice-to-voice. Larsen's telephone town hall will focus on the debt limit debate and the work he's doing to tackle the nation's debt and deficit problem. He'll host the call from his office in Washington, D.C., starting at 5:55 p.m. Pacific Time on July 19, and he's invited his constituents from across the 2nd Congressional District to take part by sharing their thoughts and asking questions about those issues.
- Jul 20, 2011 at 12:25PM
They’ve competed against each other for the past two high school football seasons. But for one week this summer, Marysville graduate Zach Schumann and Arlington graduate Blake Peterson padded up and stood side-by-side for the East/West All-Star Football Summer Classic, played on July 1, in Spokane.
- Jul 27, 2011 at 10:05AM
The crowd at the Pacific Rim cheered, jeered and flat out set the tone for a night of rowdiness at the Tulalip Championship Wrestling Event, Saturday, July 22. The 60 or more fans rooted on their favorites and harassed the ones they despised.
- Jul 27, 2011 at 10:18AM
The 100,000-square-foot facility being built just south of the Navy Support Complex in north Marysville won’t be completed by its projected date this month. The $33 million Armed Forces Reserve Center at 136th Street NE has been designed to support six Reserve units and three National Guard commands, including more than 250 soldiers from the Army Reserve’s 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, headquartered at Fort Lawton in Seattle, and approximately 300 traditional National Guardsmen currently stationed at the Everett National Guard Armory.
- Jul 27, 2011 at 10:23AM
By late next year, area residents should expect to have a new option in health care available to them. The Everett Clinic broke ground on its planned two-story, 60,000-square-foot, $24 million facility north of 172nd Street NE and west of I-5 on July 21, as Everett Clinic Chief Operating Officer Mark Mantei explained that the 3.6-acre site would serve as the grounds for an even bigger building than their branch in Smokey Point, hosting a broader cross-section of health care services than any Everett Clinic outside of their main offices in Everett itself.
- Jul 28, 2011 at 9:38AM
Everyone’s known pivotal awakenings that cause things to change forever. One of mine was when I awoke to the utter stupidity of planning my life around the few days when grass is dry enough to cut. Those are also the days when one craves to be doing something else, right? So I asked myself, do I really want to spend the best days of the year yoked to a lawnmower?
- Jul 28, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Aug 3, 2011 at 7:36AM
EVERETT – Are you struggling to pay your mortgage because of a subprime loan, a job loss or a one-time financial crisis like an illness or divorce? If so, find the help you need at a free foreclosure prevention event.
- Jul 29, 2011 at 11:00AM updated Aug 2, 2011 at 12:23PM
SMOKEY POINT — A new street between Smokey Point Boulevard and 43rd Avenue NE will be the subject of discussion between city of Arlington officials and citizens at an upcoming meeting. Since Dec. 2 of last year, the city has initiated the preliminary design stage for the development of a new roadway. The public will be provided with information on the new 173rd Street NE on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Arlington City Council Chambers, located behind City Hall at 238 N. Olympic Ave.
- Jul 29, 2011 at 11:24AM
ARLINGTON — Close to a month later, Arlington police are still searching for a bank robbery suspect whose image was captured on video. "Snohomish just had a bank robbery with the same suspect and the exact same M.O. as ours," Arlington Police Detective Peter Barrett said of the July 28 robbery of the Key Bank in Snohomish. Just as the Snohomish robbery occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m., the June 30 robbery of the Chase Bank in Arlington occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. The suspect has been described as a white male in his mid 40s to early 50s, standing between 5'5" to 5'8" tall and weighing between 230 to 260 pounds, with "a medium build with a large gut." At both robberies, he was seen wearing dirty blue jeans and a black Carhartt-style jacket. Barrett added that the suspect has grayish hair, is slightly balding and was described as having a "quiet demeanor."
- Jul 30, 2011 at 8:00AM updated Aug 3, 2011 at 10:48AM
A 26-year-old Lake Stevens resident is killed July 29 after her vehicle is struck by s suspected drunk driver.
- 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.
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