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Governor Inslee responds to concerns of police responses to protests

Jay Inslee

by Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff At his June 3 press conference, Governor Jay Inslee addressed several questions from members of the media regarding recent protests across the state. One question was asked about Inslee’s response to alleged inappropriate police actions in the past few days. “I’ve seen a few things that are troublesome […]

Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant donates lunch to food bank volunteers

by Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff On June 3, the Lynnwood Food Bank saw a packed parking lot of individuals in need of food. The food bank, next to Silver Creek Family Church, had a long line of cars in addition to a completely filled parking lot. Everyone was waiting their turn for assistance […]

Stay Home, Stay Healthy has expired, many proclamations extended

jay Inslee

by Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff Though Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order has expired, the state Legislature has approved the extension of 23 proclamations. They were set to expire on May 31,2020, but they have now been extended to June 17, 2020. Among the proclamations that have been extended include 20-28.4 […]

2020 Election: Candidates explain why they are running

The 2020 primary election will be held on August 4, meaning that ballots will be mailed to voters starting July 17. At this point, the candidate filing deadline has passed, and the candidate withdrawal deadline has passed as well. All candidates currently running will be on the ballot in August. In preparation for the 2020 […]

Mayor Smith to veto 6% utility tax cut by city council

Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith

Mayor Smith to veto 6% utility tax cut by city councilby Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff May 30, 2:50 p.m.: Added links to Open Public Meetings Act, COVID-19 Proclamations related to the Open Public Meetings Act, and timeline of ordinance. May 30, 1:10 p.m.: Updated to reflect that no response to questions to the […]

City announces eligibility to receive up to $1.88 million in CARES Act funding

City announces eligibility to receive up to $1.88 million in CARES Act fundingby Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff At its May 26 virtual business meeting, the Lynnwood City Council was joined by Public Information Officer Julie Moore, who confirmed the city of Lynnwood’s eligibility to receive up to $1,188,000 in Federal CARES Act funding […]

Stay Home ends, Safe Start plan begins

jay Inslee

Stay Home ends, Safe Start plan beginsby Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff At his May 29 press briefing, Governor Jay Inslee opened by saying that Washington can begin to see the opening of more businesses and enterprises. “We have new tools, and we intend to use them,” Inslee said. The governor’s Stay Home, Stay […]

Washington State hit hard by unemployment fraud

by Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff On May 14, Employment Security Department (ESD) Commissioner, Suzi LeVine, released a statement touching on the rise in unemployment imposter fraud attempts. “Since the start of May – and particularly in the past week – the Employment Security Department has seen a significant rise in reports of imposter […]

Court determines Sheriff Fortney can be subject to recall

Adam Fortney

by Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff On May 15, Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Stephen Warning ruled the recall effort against Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney can move forward. Lori Shavlik, Snohomish County resident, was the one who filed the recall petition. This comes as a result of Fortney’s April 21 Facebook post in […]

Inslee loosens restrictions on religious gatherings for Phases 1 and 2

jay inslee signed bill package in response to state COVID-19 efforts

by Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff At his May 27 press conference, Governor Jay Inslee announced the loosening of restrictions on religious gatherings during Phases 1 and 2.  Inslee mentioned that seeing religious gatherings meet in creative ways, such as through online congregations, has been inspiring. Additionally, he said that if congregations can continue […]

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