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Community Transit public hearings and monthly board meeting, November 2

Community Transit meeting

Snohomish County, Wash., October 31, 2023—The Community Transit Board of Directors’ monthly board meeting will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2. The session will begin with two public hearings on these topics: Agenda items for the board meeting include: For the full agenda, go to and click on Upcoming Meetings. The meeting […]

Hundreds of thousands of student loan borrowers charged incorrect amounts

student loan

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2023—The United States Department of Education found that MOHELA failed to meet its basic obligation by failing to send billing statements on time to 2.5 million borrowers – some within only seven days of their payment date – and over 800,000 borrowers being delinquent on their loans as a result. In […]

Rainbow City Performing Arts appoints Damien Hall as Executive Director

Rainbow City executive director

SEATTLE, Wash., October 31, 2023—After twenty-five years as a volunteer-operated association, Rainbow City Performing Arts has a cause for celebration with the hiring of Damien Hall as its first Executive Director. As Riley McCormack, RCPA’s interim President of the Board of Directors, said: “Damien has been a tremendous advocate and leader in making the governing […]

Biden issues executive order on AI safety and security

AI safety

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2023—President Joe Biden signed an executive order (EO) on Monday to build U.S. capacity to evaluate and mitigate the risks of artificial intelligence (AI) systems to ensure safety, security, and trust, while promoting an innovative, competitive AI ecosystem that supports workers and protects consumers. “I applaud President Biden for his swift […]

Workforce Snohomish hosts Snohomish County Healthcare Job Fair

Healthcare Job Fair

Everett, Wash, October 31, 2023—Workforce Snohomish is partnering with Snohomish County to host a free healthcare-focused job fair from 1:00-4:00 pm on November 2, 2023. The event will be held at the Robert J. Drewel Administration Building on the Snohomish County Government Campus at 3000 Rockefeller Ave in Everett. Fourteen employers representing multiple healthcare fields […]

Public invited to the 2023 Mukilteo Community Awards Gala

Mukilteo Community gala

MUKILTEO, Wash., October 31, 2023—The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to its third annual Community Awards Gala on Friday, November 17, at the Rosehill Community Center from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $60 to $400 for a table of 8. Buy your tickets Now Last year’s community award winners of the night were […]

Who you gonna call? Beth Zafft, Monroe-based Ghost Hunter

ghost hunter

MONROE, Wash., October 30, 2023—Beth Zafft, Monroe-based ghost hunter, has been interested in the unknown since an early age. As a young girl she had an imaginary friend who, like imaginary friends do, disappeared as she grew older. The launch into paranormal investigations stemmed from the questions: “Where did she go?” “It’s always fascinated me […]

Letter-to-Editor: Evaluating contested Edmonds School Board races

Edmonds School

Edmonds School District includes the cities of Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Woodway and of course Edmonds. Two of the current races for director positions, #1 and #5, offer clear choices to the voters. Recent ESD students’ low test scores and low attendance (as reported by the Edmonds Beacon) ought to be thought provoking for all. […]

Letter-to-Editor: Sheriff Adam Fortney has our vote!

Sheriff Fortney

First, I would like to say, having known Sheriff Adam Fortney for some time now, I really appreciate his passion, safety and all-around concern for our community and Snohomish County. I am writing in the hopes that you may hear from business owners and residents of Snohomish County and not judge people on a one-sided […]

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