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Snohomish County to resume recreational fires, outdoor burn ban downgraded

outdoor burn ban

Due to recent rain and moist weather conditions, recent fire danger has lessened. Therefore, effective 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2023, recreational Fires are now allowed. The burn ban is still in effect for outdoor burning other than Recreational fires.  This means that all outdoor burn permits, including permits issued by PSCAA (Puget Sound Clean Air […]

Port of Everett Seaport hires Cara Craig as new Trade Development Director

Port of Everett Seaport

EVERETT, WASH., August 31, 2023—The Port of Everett has welcomed Cara Craig as its new Trade Development Director to support continued growth of the Port of Everett’s international seaport division, which represents nearly $30 billion in U.S. import and export value annually. Craig officially joined the Port on Aug. 28 to provide a critical interface […]

Lynnwood PD exchanges 56 guns for $7,000 in gift cards in Gun Buy Back program

lynnwood gun buy back

LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 30, 2023—The Lynnwood Police Department held their first ever Gun Buy Back Program on August 26, receiving 56 guns in exchange for $7,000 in gift cards. The Lynnwood Police Gun Buyback program aims to reduce gun violence within the community and to reduce the likelihood of accidental injuries and suicides by firearms. […]

HHS announces the first drugs for Medicare drug price negotiations

Medicare price negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 30, 2023—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first 10 prescription drugs covered under Medicare Part D selected for price negotiations which was made possible by the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. The drugs selected impact approximately 144,000 Medicare Part D enrollees in Washington state to treat […]

Verdant to host free suicide prevention workshop with keynote speaker Kevin Hines

suicide prevention

LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 30, 2023—The public is invited to attend a community conversation on suicide prevention at the Lynnwood Event Center on Saturday, September 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to learn more about how diverse groups may be more disproportionally impacted by suicide, including youth, Native Americans, older adults, veterans and LGBTQ+ individuals. Participants will […]

Mill Creek Family YMCA welcomes new Executive Director

Mill Creek Family YMCA

MILL CREEK, Wash., August 29, 2023—The Mill Creek Family YMCA is excited to announce its new Executive Director, Gina Casagrande. Casagrande brings over 17 years of YMCA experience to Mill Creek and has worked with nearly every department from camp to child care, sports to aquatics. She most recently served as the Executive Director of […]

Party declarations certified for Washington’s 2024 Presidential Primary

2024 Presidential Primary

OLYMPIA, Wash., August 29, 2023—As required by state law, the political party declarations that voters must sign when participating in the 2024 Presidential Primary were certified Tuesday morning by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs. Washington’s voters do not register as members of a political party. However, state law RCW 29A.56.050 requires voters to declare on […]

New opportunity for musicians to join LGBT+ community performances

Rainbow City Performing Arts

SEATTLE, Wash., August 29, 2023—Rainbow City Performing Arts (RCPA) is thrilled to invite all musicians and performers to join its dynamic family of ensembles. RCPA is a non-profit organization with expanded facilities and strong support mechanisms to welcome new members of all backgrounds who are eager to express their musical talents to uplift marginalized communities […]

Bat test positive for rabies in Snohomish County

bat rabies

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., August 29, 2023—The Snohomish County Health Department is urging all county residents to know and follow preventive measures for rabies after a bat in the Snohomish area tested positive Monday, August 28. Multiple domestic pets were exposed, but there are no known human exposures. The owner reported that the pets are vaccinated […]

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