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Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced 25 years in multi-billion-dollar fraud scheme

Bankman-Fried

NEW YORK—Samuel Bankman-Fried, also known as SBF, 32, of Stanford, California, was sentenced today, March 28, to 25 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $11 billion in forfeiture for his orchestration of multiple fraudulent schemes. Bankman-Fried faced up to 110 years but the DOJ requested a sentence between 40 […]

Starlink, what is it, how do I get it, and for how much?

starlink

In 2015, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced a Seattle-based office focused on satellites and “rebuilding the internet in space.”  Over eight years later, SpaceX has launched more than 5,000 Starlink satellites and has coverage on all seven continents. The company posted that it now has over 2 million active customers in more than 60 countries. […]

Port of Everett presents expansion to County Council for ballot approval

Port Everett

EVERETT—Port of Everett CEO & Executive Director Lisa Lefeber gave a presentation on expanding its boundaries to the Snohomish County Council during their legislative session on January 24. The Council is expected to vote on moving the ballot measure forward in mid-February. The port’s decision is influenced by public outreach conducted in 2018 and 2019. […]

A look back at 2023: Lifestyle stories

lifestyle stories

To continue with the Lynnwood Times’ Year in Review series, the Lynnwood Times is highlighting the top 2023 lifestyle stories. From LGBTQ+ issues to breaking barriers to dog shows to protests to volunteerism, a lot of history was made in several Snohomish County cities in 2023. Local students walk out in protest to show support […]

Jim Smith departs in legislative ‘blaze of glory,’ Sutton’s call for audit passes

jim smith

LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 13, 2023—In their final meeting of the year, the Lynnwood City Council passed their mid-biennial budget and added new agenda items for the incoming council next year. The budget passed without any further discussion in a 6-0-1 vote with Councilmember Josh Binda abstaining.  As was previously reported, since Lynnwood operates on a […]

Automated traffic cameras coming to Old Town Mukilteo

traffic camera

MUKILTEO, Wash., December 5, 2023—The Mukilteo City Council approved the installation of automated traffic cameras during their meeting on December 4 after a public hearing, with many council members citing public safety as their primary concern. Public comments were mixed, but, arguably, most who spoke were in favor of the cameras — similar to comments […]

Council slashes mayor’s property tax hike, calls for audit

property tax

LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 28, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council approved a 5% increase (or $225,000) to the property tax levy, down from the mayor’s proposed 22% figure, during its business meeting on November 27. Council members call on a third-party audit to rein in city spending. According to Finance Director Michelle Meyer, this is roughly an […]

With $3 million surplus, residents argue against 22% property tax increase

property tax

LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 21, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council is considering a 22.23% increase on the property tax levy and held a public hearing on it during a special business meeting on November 20 before their normal business meeting. None who spoke during public comments were in favor of the increase, most citing the rise in […]

Public hearing on rezoning to high-density multi-family for HASCO project

HASCO

LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 14, 2023—Two public hearings were held during the Lynnwood City Council business meeting on November 13 — both in regard to zoning. A third Public Hearing for a proposed $5.5 million property tax levy on Lynnwood residents that was to take place, was rescheduled for next Monday, November 20, the week of […]

City council discusses new zoning code for smaller emergency medical facilities

emergency medical facilities

LYNNWOOD, Wash., October 24, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council is considering updating the zoning code to recognize and allow for smaller emergency medical facilities that can receive ambulances. Lynnwood Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Arts Director, Lynn D. Sordel, announced his retirement. He has been with the city of Lynnwood for 17 years. His last day with […]

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