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24 ways to ‘leap’ into health starting February 29

leap day

Happy Leap Day! One of the biggest hurdles to leap over is fitting healthy habits into your routine. So just like this extra day breaks up your typical year, the Snohomish County Health Department provided some ideas that might help break up your typical routine. Try making at least one healthy activity part of your […]

Verdant awards over $3.2 million in funding to 35 nonprofits


LYNNWOOD—At the February 28th board meeting, the Verdant Health Commission Board awarded $3,266,875 to 35 nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of South Snohomish County.  Awardees were selected from an open application process and funded programs will support diverse projects throughout the community.    Each of the funded projects addresses one […]

Overwhelming public support for Parental Rights initiative

Parental Rights

OLYMPIA—The House Education Committee and Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee held a joint public hearing to discuss Initiative 2081, protecting parental rights, on Wednesday, February 28. The Meeting was chaired by Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (D- Rainier Beach). “We all know that family members are every child’s first teachers,” said Senator Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer […]

Washington lawmakers hold public hearing on police pursuit initiative

pursuit initiative

OLYMPIA—The Senate Law and Justice Committee and the House Community Safety, Justice, and Reentry Committee held a public hearing on February 28 to discuss I-2113, the police pursuit initiative. A total of 161 people signed up to testy in which 151 were in favor of the initiative; another 5,483 people signed a petition not to testify […]

Darrington mother stabs 5-year-old daughter to death, buries body


DARRINGTON—Alyssa Shanchez, 30, of Darrington was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Tuesday, February 27, for the first-degree murder of her 5-year-old daughter. Bail is set at $5 million. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 26, Snohomish County deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call by Shanchez that she killed her child. Upon […]

Legislature holds hearing on initiative concerning personal income tax

income tax

OLYMPIA—The Senate Ways and Means Committee and the House Finance Committee held a joint public hearing to discuss a citizen initiative, I-2111, concerning personal income tax, in the John L. O’Brien building in Olympia Tuesday, February 27. The joint meeting was chaired by Representative April Berg (D-Mill Creek). There was a total of 181 testifiers […]

Uproar about party declaration on ballot envelope after Elon Musk tweet

party declaration

WASHINGTON STATE—Some Washington state voters in uproar about being required to declare a political party (or party declaration) on their upcoming Presidential Primary ballot envelope after Elon Musk, CEO of X, SpaceX, and Telsa) brought attention to the decades-old tradition in a recent X post. This is the second presidential election which requires voters to […]

Community on edge, homicide at Lynnwood condominium complex

homicide Lynnwood condominium

LYNNWOOD—A man in his 30’s has been found dead in his north Lynnwood condominium early Tuesday morning, February 27, in what Deputies believe to be a targeted homicide. Deputies working for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault with weapons call around midnight Tuesday morning. When they arrived on scene, they located an […]

Garden Senior Village project and purchase of open space land is a go

Garden Village

LYNNWOOD—The City council approves a development agreement with Garden Senior Village, reallocated ARPA funds to the police department, entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement of $750,000, and postponed a hearing request for a performance audit until March 11, at its Business Meeting on Monday, February 26. The council also authorize $9.3 million in contracts for the […]

Assault near Alderwood Mall leads to shootout with police

Alderwood Mall assault

LYNNWOOD—An assault near Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood led to a police chase transpiring in a shootout near the 36th Avenue I-5 onramp last night, Sunday, February 25. Lynnwood Police Officers were on an unrelated theft call at the Target on Alderwood Mall Parkway around 7:00 p.m. when they witnessed a stolen Hyundai enter the parking […]

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