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Garbage services suspended across Snohomish County

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ARTICLE UPDATES 9:05 p.m. December 28, 2021: Waste Management announced all garbage pick up services are suspended Wednesday, December 29, 2021. 8:48 p.m. December 28, 2021: Republic Services announced all garbage pick up services are suspended Wednesday, December 29, 2021. SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 28, 2021 – Today both Waste Management and Republic Services announced […]

Biden affirms COVID-19 is a state issue

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WASHINGTON D.C., December 27, 2021 – Today in the virtual meeting with members of the National Governors Association, President Joe Biden laid out his steps the federal government is taking to combat the Omicron surge. However, he put the onus on governors to take ownership of their authorities to develop “state level” solutions to ending […]

CDC shortens COVID-19 isolation and quarantine times

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CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population ATLANTA, Ga., December 27, 2021 – Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, today the CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days […]

Lynnwood utility customers will receive multiple water bills for December

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LYNNWOOD, Wash. December 27, 2021 – Throughout 2021, the City of Lynnwood has been installing new ‘smart’ water meters. These new water meters provide better leak detection, automate meter reading, and improve our service to you. Unfortunately, the installation has caused a one-time bill delay for many customers. In an effort to get all customer […]

Anti-apartheid human rights leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu passes away

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 27, 2021 – Yesterday, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Anglican cleric and pivotal human rights leader to end apartheid in his native South Africa, has died. He was 90. From his pulpit, Tutu spoke out against apartheid – a system of institutionalized racial segregation that existed in South Africa from 1948 until 1994. Following […]

Snow likely Wednesday night through rest of the week

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[UPDATED] 2:40 p.m. December 27, 2021: Updated Snohomish Public Works Progress. LYNNWOOD, Wash, December 27, 2021 – The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly dry and cold beginning of the week until Wednesday. Chance for light snow each day, but no significant accumulations expected. Snow is expected to continue Wednesday night after 11 p.m. through […]

Mindfulness: Upon Reflection

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Happy end of the Year! This month we settle into a new holiday season with fresh opportunities to live more mindfully. SETTLING INTO THE PAUSE – NON-JUDGMENT – NOTICING JOY – UPON REFLECTION In recent years I’ve stomped the ground of nearly 400 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon and Washington. Some days […]

Snohomish County on 24/7 snow plowing operations, 3000 miles of road cleared so far

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EVERETT, Wash., December 26, 2021 – Snohomish County Road Maintenance teams have plowed approximately 3,000 miles of snow since Christmas morning, working four shifts to cover road clearing operations around the clock. So far, 300 tons of sand/salt mix have been applied to approximately 575 miles. “We are uncertain how much snow we will get […]

Snow hits Snohomish County’s higher elevations, more expected


EVERETT, Wash., December 25, 2021 – Snohomish County Road Maintenance crews began clearing roads at higher elevations of ice and snow this morning at 5 a.m. Four plow/sanders will continue to plow, sand and deice throughout the morning. Crews responded to various snow and ice calls throughout the night and will continue to monitor the […]

AG Ferguson tests positive for COVID

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OLYMPIA, Wash., December 24, 2021 – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. It is uncertain which variant he has but, according to Ferguson, he is experiencing COVID symptoms. Ferguson began experiencing symptoms on Sunday, December 19, and is currently isolating with his family. Ferguson, who is […]

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