Briefs (Aug. 26)

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Woman shot by police pleads guilty

EVERETT — A young woman shot by Arlington police in 2017 was spared jail time Aug. 23 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault.

The woman must continue to receive mental health counseling as a condition of her sentence, which included a suspended 364-day jail term.

Her case drew widespread interest. She was 17, had no criminal record and was attending community college. The Snohomish County branch of the NAACP called for an independent review. The woman is African-American.

She’s not being named here because she was a juvenile at the time.

She has since moved out of the state and is attending a university, her attorney, Pete Mazzone said in Everett District Court.

The defendant was accused of assaulting her boyfriend and the officers before the gunfire. No charges were filed against the officers.

Sen. McCoy fined

OLYMPIA — Democratic state Sen. John McCoy of Tulalip was fined $5,000 by the Public Disclosure Commission Aug. 23 for failing to disclose tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions he received between January 2015 and early 2018.

Under a stipulated agreement with the commission, McCoy admitted to violating state campaign finance laws by not reporting $38,926 in contributions in a timely manner.

He also admitted to not filing required reports of expenditures when they were due and failing to make deposits of some contributions within timeframes defined by law.

Commissioners unanimously approved the agreement. It requires McCoy to pay half the fine within 30 days with the rest suspended as long as he commits no new violations for four years.

McCoy, 74, is seeking re-election in the 38th Legislative District which encompasses Everett, Tulalip and parts of Marysville.

Richard Dean Ledford, McCoy’s treasurer since 2000, cited several medical and traumatic events in his life, and his wife’s, that contributed to his falling behind in getting reports done. McCoy told commissioners he was aware of the Ledfords’ medical issues but assumed everything was up to date.

Marysville man shot in buttocks, arrested

BLYN — A Marysville man was arrested at the 7 Cedars Casino after an alleged crime spree that left him with a gunshot wound in the left buttock, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Conrad J. Edwards, 42, was charged Aug. 20 in Clallam County Superior Court with possession of a stolen vehicle and third-degree theft. Investigators learned that Edwards had assaulted a man in Lakewood and had been shot in the buttock, a news release says.

Edwards reportedly gave a ride to a man he had met at the Tulalip Resort Casino to the casino in Blyn.

When they stopped for gas, Edwards allegedly left with the man’s backpack. Edwards was arrested at the casino on a warrant because he had failed to check in with his corrections officer.

The vehicle Edwards was driving was determined to have been stolen out of Snohomish County.

Brew and Cider Fest Sept. 8

MARYSVILLE – The Margaret Wilder Band and Aardvarks United will perform at the Brew & Cider Fest at the Marysville Opera House Sept. 8.

About 10 breweries and cider providers will be on hand, with up to three types of drinks available at each.

Each attendee will receive a 5-ounce souvenir glass, six drink tokens (with an option to buy more) and a food voucher. Bleacher’s Restaurant at Cedarcrest Golf Course will again provide the food.

Cost is $30 if you register online before Sept. 7. Cost at the door is $35. For advance tickets go to

The event is 4-8 p.m. at 1225 3rd St.

Aardvarks United will open the show at 4 playing its classic rock music. Margaret Wilder, which played at last year’s event, performs blues, funk, rock and R&B.

Touch a truck in Marysville Sept. 8

MARYSVILLE – The city’s annual Touch a Truck free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at Asbery Field, 1605 7th St. NE.

Children of all ages will have a hands-on chance to sit in the driver’s seat, honk horns and kick the tires on a variety of big rigs. Vehicles include a dump truck, vactor truck, police vehicles, street sweeper, fire engines, garbage trucks, kids activities and more.

Kiwanis will have tasty treats for sale. Participating organizations include: Public Works, Police, Parks, Fire, School District, North Snohomish County Early Head Start, Cub Scouts, Marysville Food Bank, Waste Management, U.S. Army Reserve 364th Sustainment Command and more.

For details call Parks at 360-363-8400 or email Please bring a donation for the food bank. No pets please.

Nehring’s coffee set for Sept. 10

MARYSVILLE – Mayor Jon Nehring’s Coffee Klatch Sept. 10 will feature the team that pairs a Marysville police officer with a Snohomish County social worker to offer services to people who struggle with homelessness and addiction.

The event will be at 11 a.m. at The WhistleStop Sweet Shop, 1508 Third St. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by Sept. 6 to Leah Tocco, executive service coordinator, at 360-363-8091 or

Nehring holds informal sessions several times a year to meet with residents and hear their concerns. Staff also is on hand to answer questions about city programs and services.

United Way breakfast set

TULALIP – The annual United Way of Snohomish County CORE Perspectives Breakfast will take Sept. 20 from 7–9 a.m. at the Orca Ballroom of Tulalip Resort Casino.

Connie Collingsworth, chief business operations officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will speak on the innovation of their philanthropic dollars over the years.

“This year’s event will touch on the theme of shifting perspectives. As we dive deeper into this new CORE work, it’s important to not only recognize that poverty is a complex social problem but also explore the specific ways that we, both individually and within our communities, can challenge our thinking around solutions,” said Allison Warren-Barbour, president and CEO of United Way of Snohomish County.

For tickets go online to If purchased before Sept. 4 cost is $18; after that it’s $25. Questions? Ask Brooke Smith at 425-374-5553 or

Princess party coming up

MARYSVILLE – The second annual Princess & Pixie Dust Perfect Party will take place Sept. 30 at the Marysville Opera House.

Princesses and Pixies ages 3 and older will get special crafts, sweets and of course a meet and greet with photo opportunity with princesses. Dress up and bring your camera to the event from 12:30-2 p.m. or 3:30-5 p.m. at 1225 3rd St. Cost is $15 per person. An adult must register and attend with child. Pre-registration is required. For more or to register online go to “sign up for classes” or call the Parks and Recreation Office at 360-363-8400.

Small Business Summit Oct. 2

MARYSVILLE – The Small Business Summit will take place at the Marysville Opera House Oct. 2 from 3-6 p.m.

The summit provides an opportunity for small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to learn, engage, network and grow. The summit will provide the tools, strategies and best practices to compete in today’s business climate.

During the first and last half-hour period, attendees can visit booths, have refreshments and network.

In-between a panel will speak for an hour on Snohomish County’s Economic Development. On the panel are Marysville’s mayor, Tulalip Tribes Economic Development, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County and the Port of Everett.

Anton Stetner will speak for a half hour on Social Media Do’s and Don’ts, and Lee Alley will do likewise on Free Google Services.

The event is free at 1225 3rd St. For details contact the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce at 360-659-7700 or online at

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