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Local Eats: Barkada, a Filipino-Hawaiian restaurant experience


EDMONDS, Wash., September 21, 2022—Barkada, a Filipino-Hawaiian restaurant in Edmonds, WA, really has it all. Their menu offers a variety of dishes that are sure to satisfy anyone’s craving. It’s appropriately named, too, because “barkada” means “group of friends” in Filipino, so whatever your barkada’s dinner plans require, this eatery has got you covered.  The […]

Local Eats Spotlight: Brianna’s Cafe in Marysville

Brianna’s Cafe Marysville

MARYSVILLE, Wash., August 25, 2022—Brianna’s Cafe is a family-owned and operated diner at 314 State Ave in Marysville, WA. True to form, the diner-style menu has a lengthy list of options ranging from pancakes to Greek Gyros. Its ability to deliver consistent quality across a diverse menu has made it a smash hit among locals.  […]

Snohomish County Schools: How the pandemic affected student achievement

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, July 25, 2022 – The first round of test scores since the pandemic is in for Snohomish County schools. Almost entirely across the board, fewer students met standards for English, Math, and Science, indicating how the last two years have affected public education. However, this decrease in the number of students that met […]

Local Eats Spotlight: Brooklyn Bros Pizzeria


New York City is over 2,500 miles away, but if you’re passing by one of Brooklyn Bros Pizzerias and think you smell the aroma of a classic New York slice, your nose isn’t deceiving you. Brooklyn Bro’s New York-style pies are the real deal.  The first Brooklyn Bros Pizzeria opened in Everett in 2006, when […]

Councilman Moon making a “splash” pad in Mukilteo

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MARYSVILLE, Wash., July 14, 2022 — Splash pads, spray parks, spray grounds, whatever you want to call them, small parks equipped with waterworks are a crowd favorite among families with small children. In 2008, hundreds of kids tested the spray pad at Snohomish County’s Willis D. Tucker Park before the ribbon was even cut for […]

Exclusive interview with Marysville Police Chief Erik Scairpon

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MARYVSILLE, Wash. – In our ongoing podcast series on public safety, Lynnwood Times contributor Bo Brusco interviews Chief Erik Scairpon of the Marysville Police Department about staffing shortages and the importance of prioritizing officer wellness. With 80 commissioned positions, the Marysville Police Department (MPD) is the third-largest law enforcement agency in Snohomish County. Today, the […]

From small town to city, “The Lynnwood Song” by Joanne Davis

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LYNNWOOD — For years, Joanne Davis, 83, has been coming to Lynnwood’s Veterans Park to play her guitar and sing among the flowers and birds. She favors classics from Elvis and Creedance Clearwater Revival to Jimmy Rogers and Marty Robbins.  “It’s just regular music that most everybody knows,” she explains from a park bench while […]

Exclusive interview with Chief James Nelson of the Lynnwood Police Department

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LYNNWOOD— In continuing our podcast series on public safety, Lynnwood Times journalist Bo Brusco discusses Chief James Nelson of the Lynnwood Police Department (LPD) the unique staffing challenges his department is facing and how social work and police work go hand-in-hand.  Technically, there are only two vacant commissioned positions at the LPD, but there’s more […]

Exclusive interview with Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman

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EVERETT — In continuing our podcast series on public safety, Lynnwood Times journalist Bo Brusco deep dives with Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman to discuss staffing shortages, how resignations and retirements lead to losing years of valuable experience, and the importance of mental health in the law enforcement profession.  Dwindling applicant pools, early retirement and […]

July 5: Upcoming Mukilteo City Council Meeting


MUKILTEO, Wash., July 2, 2022 – For its 6 p.m. July 5 REGULAR MEETING, the Mukilteo City Council will discuss/vote on the following agenda items: 2022 Island County Lane Striping ILA (AB22-084) Unable to do its annual road striping last year due to a paint shortage, Mukilteo’s streets need a new layer of pavement markings along travel lanes. […]

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