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Carbon-eating microbes may unlock new offense in combating global warming

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April, 25, 2023—A team of scientists discovered microbes that eats carbon dioxide “astonishingly quickly.” The researchers, Two Frontiers Project, first observed the carbon-eating microbes back in September of last year on the volcanic Italian island of Vulcano, about 12 miles north of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea.  “Our lead collaborator at Harvard isolated this organism […]

Lynnwood PD holds Memorial Run in honor of Officer Mark Brinkman

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 19, 2023—The Lynnwood Police Department held a Memorial Run on April 15 in honor of Officer Mark Brinkman. The run was organized by friend and fellow officer, Sergeant Donald Blakely.  “Mark was a close friend, a dedicated servant to this community, a strong man of faith, and a loving husband and father,” Blakely […]

Lynnwood Council discusses how to spend $1.1 million of ARPA funds

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 24, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council discussed some potential uses for the remaining American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds during their work session on February 21.  To date, the Lynnwood City Council has allocated roughly $9.8 million of the ARPA money it has received. There is still a little over $1.1 million remaining.  […]

Public drug use in Lynnwood now a misdemeanor

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 16, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council passed two of the ordinances requested by the police department during their business meeting on Monday, February 13th. Both of the ordinances passed with six votes in favor and Councilmember Josh Binda abstaining. The first of these measures makes the use of dangerous drugs in public a […]

“Love, Equally” public exhibit celebrates marriage equality

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OLYMPIA, Wash., February 15, 2023—The opening ceremony for the “Love, Equally” exhibit packed the State Reception Room of the Legislative Building in Olympia on Valentine’s Day. The event occurred on the 14th to simultaneously celebrate the 10th anniversary of marriage equality in Washington state. Something highlighted by “Love, Equally” is the recency of marriage equality. […]

Cantwell questions Southwest Airlines on service disruptions

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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 14, 2023—Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) and the Senate Commerce Committee questioned Southwest Airlines over the massive disruption of service that occurred over the holiday season during a hearing on Thursday, February 9. Issues led to the cancellation of over 16,000 flights, leaving millions of passengers stranded.  Testifying in front of the committee […]

Nintendo Direct showcased a plethora of trailers for upcoming releases

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February 10, 2023—Nintendo held its first Nintendo Direct livestream this year on Wednesday, releasing a plethora of trailers for upcoming releases. In typical fashion, the largest announcements occurred at the beginning and the end. The broadcast ended with a trailer for the highly anticipated new Zelda game — “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the […]

Lynnwood City Council discusses criminalizing open-air drug use

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 8, 2023—Law enforcement measures and public waste management made up the majority of the Lynnwood City Council work session on February 6th.  A proposed ordinance, presented by Lynnwood Chief of Police Jim Nelson, would “make the use of dangerous drugs in public enforceable as a misdemeanor.”  “So what does this mean? It […]

Ethics investigation launched against Lynnwood Councilman Josh Binda

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 25, 2023—Lynnwood residents again brought up concerns with the proposed opioid treatment center during public comments, but Councilmember Josh Binda was a major focus during the council meeting on January 23 for alleged ethics violations.  After a long discussion of possible ethics violations by fellow Councilman Josh Binda that recently came to […]

BOMBSHELL: Lynnwood issues Certificate of Occupancy for opioid treatment center

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 11, 2022—Councilman George Hurst has confirmed that on December 19, 2022, Acadia Healthcare was issued a Certificate of Occupancy by the Lynnwood Development and Business Services Department, and now has a license to operate an opioid treatment center within city limits. Despite a Public Hearing on December 29, 2022, a “Transparency” work […]

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