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- Jul 13, 2012 at 1:24PM
More than 2,000 new cases of pertussis, also known as "whooping cough," have been reported since the state Secretary of Health declared an epidemic on April 3. The epidemic is up to 2,883 reported cases and remains active, especially in Snohomish County, as state health officials urge vaccination and other disease prevention measures.
- Jul 15, 2012 at 1:00PM
In the summer of 1889, 75 delegates assembled at the Territorial Capitol Building in Olympia to draft the state's constitution. Their first words demonstrated what they valued most. Article 1, Section 1 proclaims: "All political power is inherent in the people." This concept originated with the birth of our nation that sovereignty — ultimate power — lay neither in a king nor in a legislature, but resided in the people. And the people, being sovereign, could allocate that power however they chose. The founders of Washington believed in this principle so strongly that it became the foundation for the remainder of the state's constitution.
- Jul 17, 2012 at 1:00AM
SMOKEY POINT — The recently opened Mr. Buckles Oil Change Service Center proudly touts its family owned and operated roots, from owner Ted Pellegrini working with his father-in-law Vince Willett in the service bays to the unique name of the shop itself.
- Jul 18, 2012 at 10:42AM
- Jul 18, 2012 at 11:10AM
Hello new bridge, goodbye old bridge. It was time for the rusty relic to go but with its passing, a bit more of Marysville’s history slips from view. The change brought up memories of what travelers encountered when crossing the bridge into Marysville in the 1950s.
- Jul 19, 2012 at 6:14AM
The person suspected of firing the weapon which struck a 20-year-old Ryan C. Mumm, of Stanwood, is in custody. The shooting took place at Blue Stilly Park near Arlington the evening of July 14. Mumm died July 15 from his injuries at an Everett hospital.
- Jul 20, 2012 at 5:02PM
Every summer, the Snohomish Health District takes dozens of calls about bats and how to stay healthy around them. Bats are the primary carriers of rabies in the Pacific Northwest, and are found in almost every county in Washington. Rabies causes a rare but often fatal illness in humans, and in wild and domestic animals. Rabies is transmitted through the saliva of the animal, which can be introduced through a bite or scratch.
- Jul 21, 2012 at 1:29PM
EVERETT — For more than a dozen years, United Way of Snohomish County has hosted Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Everett AquaSox. This year's event, featuring free tickets to all volunteers in Snohomish County and their families, will be held on Monday, Aug. 6, starting at 6:40 p.m. in the Everett Memorial Stadium, located at 3900 Broadway in Everett. The organization will also present the winner of this year's Roger Bouck Award for Volunteerism in Action just before the first pitch against the Boise Hawks.
- Jul 21, 2012 at 3:18PM
ARLINGTON — Blueberries will take center stage during the Bryant Blueberry Festival on the Red Rooster Route on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual Blueberry Festival of the Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, located at 5628 Grandview Rd. in Arlington, offers a variety of family activities for all ages.
- Jul 22, 2012 at 8:00AM
Snohomish County Elections has begun mailing ballots to more than 393,000 voters for the Aug. 7 primary.
- Jul 24, 2012 at 3:46PM
Viral hepatitis might be closer than you think, according to the international organizers of World Hepatitis Day on Saturday, July 28. In support of the global awareness campaign, the Snohomish Health District will display hepatitis information through Tuesday, July 31, in the atrium of the Rucker Building, located at 3020 Rucker Ave. in Everett. The Health District also will feature hepatitis information on "The Takeaway" radio program at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, on KSER 90.7 FM.
- Jul 25, 2012 at 10:21AM
The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce will be raising funds by staging a barbecue cook-off later this summer, before their wine-tasting early in the fall.
- Jul 25, 2012 at 1:59PM
Waste Management Northwest customers in Arlington and Marysville will likely see their services affected in the wake of the strike by Teamsters Local 117 on Wednesday, July 25.
- Jul 27, 2012 at 3:09PM
Waste Management Northwest's residential and commercial customers in Arlington and Marysville will continue to see their services affected in the wake of the strike by Teamsters Local 117 that started on Wednesday, July 25.
- Jul 30, 2012 at 10:17PM
The National Night Out Against Crime is returning to the Arlington, Marysville and Tulalip communities on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
- Jul 31, 2012 at 3:38PM
The United Way of Snohomish County is organizing its 19th annual Days of Caring, the largest volunteer event in the county, for Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept 22.
- Jul 31, 2012 at 4:22PM
As of Tuesday, July 31, Waste Management Northwest has deployed substitute drivers to commercial routes in Snohomish County, but its residential customers in Arlington and Marysville can still expect to be affected by the ongoing strike.
- Jul 31, 2012 at 4:47PM
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County will be staging its seventh annual Hope Within Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Comcast Arena in Everett.
- Aug 1, 2012 at 8:36AM
- Aug 1, 2012 at 9:05AM
vening news squibs showed Seattle and Edmonds demonstrators complaining about coal trains. Does it take them that long to take notice or are big-city folks just slower to react than our sort of country bumpkins? The oddest part was the focus of their complaint.
- Aug 2, 2012 at 2:58PM
As of Thursday, Aug. 2, Waste Management Northwest and union leadership have agreed to a new six-year contract, which means that Waste Management Northwest's garbage drivers have returned to work and are servicing their regular collection routes. Due to the timing of the ratification vote, however, the recycling and yard waste collection for Aug. 2 will be limited.
- Aug 2, 2012 at 3:01PM
TULALIP — Based on nominations submitted by the public back in June, United Way of Snohomish County will be recognizing five of the county's top volunteers at its annual Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Tulalip Resort Casino.
- Aug 4, 2012 at 9:00AM
Due to high fire danger, and prolonged hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal has called for an outdoor burning ban for unincorporated areas beginning 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6.
- Aug 4, 2012 at 9:00AM
ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow are fast approaching. The 23rd annual event, which takes place starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12, will again be held at River Meadows County Park. This year will also include an additional day for the festival, starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, for a music show. The festival became a three-day event starting last year.
- Aug 5, 2012 at 9:00AM
The Snohomish County Council on Aging is recruiting new members now for terms beginning in January of next year. Snohomish County residents who are interested in the needs and issues facing older persons, and younger persons with disabilities, should consider applying for membership on the Council.
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