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- May 17, 2012 at 8:42AM
Attention employers! Are you looking for better margins, higher productivity, and employees who really care about their work? Then you need to meet Randy Lewis and hear what he has to say about what happened when his company began hiring people with disabilities. We're talking about Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the United States with annual sales of $72 billion and the razor-thin margins characteristic of most retail business.
- May 24, 2012 at 9:11AM
Memorial Day, which will be celebrated on May 28, 2012, was instituted in 1868 to honor America’s dead in battle, but today I want to write about the living. About examples of living World War II veterans and about the Honor Flight Program.
- May 24, 2012 at 9:13AM
Marysville-Pilchuck High School will graduate the class of 2012 on June 11. Marysville Getchell follows on the 13th. I have no idea who has been chosen to speak at the ceremonies but for graduation speakers across the nation, it’s going to be a challenge this year. I’ve been bothered by the question, what would I say if called upon to speak?
- May 30, 2012 at 10:45AM
The WIAA State Track and Field meet resulted in a big win for Lakewood High School’s Justin Peterson, who took first place in the triple jump and second place in the high jump.
- Jun 1, 2012 at 5:08PM
SMOKEY POINT — Senior Services of Snohomish County and the Stillaguamish Senior Center will jointly present a six-week workshop on "Living Well with Chronic Conditions," designed to help individuals who have ongoing conditions — such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, and hypertension — improve the quality of their lives.
- Jun 5, 2012 at 2:00PM updated at 5:33PM
LAKEWOOD — Burlington Northern Santa Fe has announced that it will postpone its closure of the rail crossing on 172nd Street NE (State Route 531) until after Monday, June 18, when Lakewood schools will be out for the summer.
- Jun 6, 2012 at 1:51PM
- Jun 6, 2012 at 1:56PM
It’s been a warm winter but not comfortably warm. Call it less cold. Record keepers tell us that average temperatures hereabouts have ranged well above normal and the Farmers’ Almanac and back them up on this. Thermometers don’t lie.
- Jun 6, 2012 at 1:58PM
Lakewood High School’s girl golfers have had quite the season this year, a season that ended with two players qualifying for the WIAA State Championship Tournament at the Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Spanaway on May 22 and May 23.
- Jun 7, 2012 at 4:50PM
Snohomish County law enforcement will be patrolling county roadways during the next three weekends in order to reach their goal of zero traffic deaths during the month of June. Their focus will be on drivers who speed or drive while impaired, as well as underage drinkers and those who provide alcohol to minors. Washington State Liquor Control Board Enforcement Officers will also be working in tandem.
- Jun 8, 2012 at 4:21PM
The ongoing whooping cough epidemic in Washington is driving higher demand for vaccine among adults, as people protect themselves and their families from pertussis. More adults are getting vaccinated, showing that they're getting the word that prevention measures like vaccination, and staying home when they're sick, help protect those most at-risk.
- Jun 13, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 2:28PM
The search has ended for three siblings who were believed to have been taken by their biological parents in violation of court orders.
- Jun 13, 2012 at 12:21PM
On Wednesday, June 6, Snohomish County officially welcomed officers and sailors from USS Nimitz to the community with a luncheon event attended by more than 200 business and community leaders.
- Jun 13, 2012 at 12:21PM
While this year’s Marysville-Tulalip Relay For Life is done, the 2012 Arlington Relay For Life still lies ahead, on the weekend of June 23-24.
- Jun 14, 2012 at 5:45AM
The old State Route 529 Ebey Slough Bridge has served the Marysville and Everett communities well for 85 years, but it’s time to bid farewell.
- Jun 15, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 6:28PM
EVERETT — Naval Station Everett will once again host its "Freedom Fest," on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to celebrate our nation's independence with ship tours, food and family entertainment. Entry to the event and ship tours will be free and open to the public.
- Jun 15, 2012 at 5:34PM
The 10th annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign once again found plenty of drivers and their passengers without seatbelts fastened or engaging in other dangerous activities in Snohomish County.
- Jun 20, 2012 at 10:46AM
The tribes’ fight to preserve and protect the salmon and our treaty fishing rights has mirrored the civil rights struggle in the United States. That’s because treaty rights are civil rights, just like your right to vote, and they are protected under the U.S. Constitution.
- Jun 20, 2012 at 10:48AM
We were short on fruit and veggies so I went shopping at one of my favorite windows on the world, WINCO. It’s a place where no race or ethnic group is a majority so we shoppers were a happy mix of minorities.
- Jun 20, 2012 at 10:56AM
The Strawberry Festival Grand Parade on Saturday, June 16, featured hundreds of local people supporting their own causes including dozens of Powder Puff football players who strolled through the parade selling tickets for their upcoming Powder Puff football match-up on July 20.
- Jun 27, 2012 at 10:31AM
“Come thou … One day amid the woods with me…” 19th century poet William Cullen Bryant’s “A Summer Ramble” haunted me as I left I-5 at exit 212, Stanwood-Bryant Road, and drove east a few minutes. Bryant, Washington, elevation 171 feet, has an official census population of zero (its mailing address is Arlington,) some magnificent history, building No. 1 on Snohomish County’s register of historic places, and trees, trees, trees. When I reached Highway 9 I had arrived; the Bryant Store was on my left and the current end of the Centennial Trail across the road.
- Jun 27, 2012 at 10:33AM
- Jun 27, 2012 at 11:13AM
The 10th Annual Angel Ride For Hospice motorcycle poker run will be starting off from the Buzz Inn at Smokey Point and complete a 120-mile loop out to the Sauk River and back to Arlington on Saturday, July 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Jun 28, 2012 at 11:00AM
Arlington and Marysville are among 40 Washington cities that have been chosen to receive shares of $50 million in federal safety funds for 75 street improvement projects statewide.
- Jun 27, 2012 at 11:28AM
While the cities of Arlington and Marysville encourage their citizens to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday in a festive manner, the cities’ police officers and firefighters want to make sure that those who choose to use fireworks do so in a safe and legal fashion.
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