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- Jul 24, 2013 at 9:46AM
A year ago, the movie, Hunger Games, pulled in $155 million in its first weekend, making it one of the top earners of the decade. Suzanne Collins, author of Hunger Games, pitted simple folk against an elitist and oppressive government, striking a nerve in people who wonder what the heck the world’s power brokers are up to.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 9:48AM
The Silvana Fair marks its return on July 27 to the tiny town between Stanwood and Arlington, whose Viking Hall and surrounding fairground fields come alive with the sounds of family farming fun on the last Saturday of every July, marking the start of fair season in the Pacific Northwest.
- Jul 24, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 3:07PM
Ballots are already arriving in Arlington and Marysville mailboxes for the Aug. 6 primary election, and five local men are running for the same seat — Snohomish County Council District 1. Gary Wright, Bill Blake, Carsten Mullin, Ken Klein and Sean Olson talked about what each of them hopes to work on if elected and what sets him apart from the others.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 8:08AM
Mike Hope may be running out of time to serve in the Legislature.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 8:57AM
Snohomish County has released its weekly Road Construction Update which includes several local roads.
- Jul 25, 2013 at 9:36AM
Ballots for the Aug. 6 primary election were mailed July 18 and voters have started to return their completed ballots.
- Jul 26, 2013 at 1:18PM
Registered voters in the Lakewood area are receiving ballots this week and three local men are running for the Lakewood School District 1 Director position. Oscar Escalante, Pete Espinoza and Michael Blank are hoping to make positive changes to Lakewood schools and spoke about the issues facing the district and what sets them apart.
- Jul 27, 2013 at 4:59AM
TULALIP — "Jobs, jobs, jobs" was how John Lovick described his focus to the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 26, but during the Chamber's Business Before Hours meeting that morning, the recently appointed Snohomish County Executive also recalled examples of leadership from his own life, as he told the Chamber members that they were the leaders of their community.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 1:50PM
EVERETT — Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is seeking new or very gently used twin blankets and towels for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
- Jul 31, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 10:22AM
Ballots for the Aug. 6 primary election were mailed July 18 and voters have started to return their completed ballots with Snohomish County Elections reporting that of the 333,994 ballots mailed out countywide, approximately 9.5 percent had been returned as of July 30 at 8:53 a.m.
- Jul 31, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Aug 1, 2013 at 9:48AM
UPDATE — Filmmakers request that all extras please wear red or blue. No logos, art or copyrighted material of any kind allowed. ARLINGTON — The football stadium at Haller Middle School will soon be used as the location for a film called "Seven Minutes" the feature-length directorial debut from Jay Martin — and the filmmakers are looking for extras to fill the stands.
- Jul 31, 2013 at 5:13PM
ARLINGTON — The fire and emergency medical services regionalization study results presentation has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Byrnes Performing Arts Center on the Arlington High School campus, with doors opening at 5 p.m.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:56PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arlington is but one of the small- and medium-sized cities in Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom counties that would receive a greater share of federal transportation dollars under a bill introduced on Thursday, Aug. 1, by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen of Washington state's 2nd Congressional District.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:31PM
United Way of Snohomish County is proud to announce the hiring of Arlington resident Kristina Raezer as its new engagement coordinator. Raezer's work will be focused around creating opportunities for individuals to get more involved with United Way through giving, advocating and volunteering.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:37PM
Snohomish County's Surface Water Management Division is seeking input as it gathers comments and ideas to balance programs and services with changing needs.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 2:39PM
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick will convene a mental health panel this summer, tasked with finding ways to improve county services for mental health needs.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 2:59PM
LAKEWOOD — The Faith Lutheran Church of Lakewood started the Hot August Car Show nine years ago to help support two local food banks, and while its numbers of entrants have declined over the years, the event's organizers still see the spirit of community giving as strong as ever among those who show off their cars and those who come by to check them out.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 4:22PM
ARLINGTON — As the Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow head into their 24th year on Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, festival coordinator Tamara Neuffer has promised attendees that they'll encounter an entirely different map of the grounds to go along with the event's renewed focus on community education.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 1:02PM
MARYSVILLE — Arlington's Bill Blake and Ken Klein joined Marysville's Sean Olson and Gary Wright in answering questions solicited from the public at the July 31 Snohomish County Council Candidates' Forum that was coordinated by the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by the Angel of the Winds Casino and hosted by Leifer Manor.
- Aug 6, 2013 at 1:59PM
MOUNT VERNON — A community forum conducted by the joint boards of commissioners for the Cascade Valley, Island and Skagit Valley hospitals in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, July 31, drew an estimated 500 members of the public, who came to receive information and provide comments about a possible affiliation between the three already-partnered nonprofit community hospitals and a larger health care system.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 8:26AM
I’m no big fan of the state lottery, but I’d like to use it to illustrate a point. In our society, “winning the lottery” has become a common euphemism for being lucky. Why? Because the lottery is not something that takes an enormous amount of skill or hard work. It is ruled by chance, and the likelihood of hitting any particular jackpot is astronomically small.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 8:28AM
Education in Marysville is improving. We’re doing better in most ways that can be expressed in numbers — test scores, graduation rates, that sort of thing. When the public demanded improvement and we didn’t have the resources to attack all fronts, it became necessary to favor programs where success is measured by test scores rather than those that, well, might make us feel good in ways that defy measurement.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 8:46AM
The former home of Marysville Music Incorporated, at the intersection of State Avenue and Third Street, now houses an entirely different business, but one whose customers are no less nimble with their fingers.
- Aug 7, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Aug 9, 2013 at 11:21AM
The Marysville Street Festival: Handmade & Homegrown has been rechristened this year, but it still promises to offer the same features that have become familiar favorites through its nearly three decades, according to vendor coordinator Vicki Miniken of The Vintage Violet.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 12:07PM
MARYSVILLE — The Sea Mar Community Health Centers are marking National Health Center Week 2013 by offering a free resource fair at the Marysville Medical Clinic during the week of Aug. 12-16.
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