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- 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.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 12:26PM
EVERETT — For more than a dozen years, United Way of Snohomish County has hosted Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Everett AquaSox, an annual event intended to serve as a "thank you" to all Snohomish County volunteers and their families.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 1:27PM
LAKEWOOD — Oscar Escalante and Michael Blank are leading in the race for the Lakewood School District Director District 1 position, as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8.
- Aug 10, 2013 at 7:00AM
SMOKEY POINT — After its first community barbecue cook-off last year, the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce is offering its first cook-off sanctioned by the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association this year, in conjunction with its second annual community barbecue cook-off and marketplace street fair from Aug. 16-18, at the intersection of 172nd Street NE and 51st Avenue.
- Aug 11, 2013 at 7:00AM
TULALIP — The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce will roll out this year's televised candidates' forum series starting on Friday, Aug. 23, with an in-depth look at the race for Snohomish County Council District 1.
- Aug 11, 2013 at 7:00AM
SMOKEY POINT — The Stillaguamish Senior Center will be hosting a health, wellness and emergency preparedness seminar by the Snohomish County Red Cross and the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m.
- Aug 12, 2013 at 7:00AM
SMOKEY POINT — After the burglaries it suffered this spring, the staff of the Stillaguamish Senior Center knew they needed to add a source of revenue to stay afloat.
- Aug 12, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Aug 13, 2013 at 10:33AM
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Airport will again serve as the site for the Sittin Pretti Summer Slam car show, presented by Toyo Tires, on Saturday, Aug. 17.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 2:33PM
MARYSVILLE — At approximately noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force confirmed they had wanted felon Timothy Lussier in custody.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 4:30PM
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Street Festival: Handmade & Homegrown filled two blocks with more than 100 vendors Aug. 9-11, and while attendance may have been down by some estimates, the event's organizers are willing to let their new features and activities grow next year.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 8:42AM
Gov. Jay Inslee is enjoying a two-week vacation hiking in Alaska probably thinking little about a second term. But a decision will be made in Spokane next week which could cause him havoc should he pursue re-election in 2016.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 1:52PM
DUI is the leading cause of death on Washington roadways, accountable for nearly half of the 439 fatalities on the state's roads during 2012. That's why — between Friday, Aug. 16, and Monday, Sept. 2 — extra officers will be looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs during the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.
- Aug 17, 2013 at 7:00AM
ARLINGTON — OutBack Power Technologies' official grand opening in the Arlington Advanced Manufacturing Park on Thursday, Aug. 22, is set to be attended by not only Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert, but also Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee.
- Aug 20, 2013 at 2:51PM
EVERETT — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) will return to her homeport of Naval Station Everett on Thursday, Aug. 22, concluding a four-month deployment in the Western Pacific.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 9:32AM
J.J. Edwards doesn’t want any other mother to suffer the loss she experienced when her 10-year-old stepson, Elijah Spratt, drowned on the Stillaguamish River on June 30.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 9:06AM
William Shatner touts Priceline.com. Brad Pitt promotes Chanel No. 5. Marie Osmond is a media voice for Nutri-Systems. But get this: The one and only Beyoncé has taken it upon herself to be an outspoken supporter of Goodwill Industries. Not for money. Not to enhance her image, but because she believes in Goodwill’s mission. She’ll be promoting Goodwill throughout her North American concert series beginning June 28 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 10:34AM
EVERETT — The U.S. Navy throughout Puget Sound makes substantial purchases of goods and services from local businesses, which can now learn the basics of selling to the Navy — what and how the Navy buys — and understand the fundamentals of marketing in any federal contracting environment.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 4:20PM
MARYSVILLE — The Klein family is calling all area Kleins, Kazens, Kruses, Knudsons, Otters and other families who might have married into the Kleins, so that they can all come together for the 44th annual Klein family picnic on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jim and Bev Klein's place in Marysville.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 10:45AM
Michael Imboden was awarded a $1,000 Richard and Bonnie Winkwenwerder Scholarship by the Washington State University Department of Mathematics. Students receiving this scholarship must be pursuing a degree in mathematics and demonstrate academic excellence and involvement.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 3:55PM
ARLINGTON — Cascade Valley Hospital faces some serious questions after the state Attorney General's office issued Attorney General Bob Ferguson's formal opinion that a public hospital district providing maternity care must also provide "substantially equivalent benefits, services or information" regarding contraception and abortion.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 1:24PM
Those looking for a more transparent government are increasingly relying on public records to make it happen.
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