July 19, 2024 3:24 pm

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Lake Stevens fireworks resolution

Lake Stevens Fireworks

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. – The Lake Stevens City Council passed a resolution to put an advisory measure regarding consumer fireworks on the next general election ballot during their meeting on June 22. The resolution passed with only Council Member Shawn Frederick voting against it.  Currently, the use and sales of fireworks is regulated by Lake […]

Nonprofit sets up new homeless encampment following Snohomish County sweep


By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff EVERETT –  Snohomish County homeless advocates and nonprofits have set up a tent encampment in response to a county eviction of unhoused residents from public grounds during the COVID-19 pandemic. On a privately-owned abandoned lot owned by Rucker Investments on Rucker Avenue, 83 people experiencing homelessness have assembled […]

Health Board members weigh in on Thursday’s vote, one blames Fortney

Dr. Chris Spitters

This article is an update to “A new sheriff in town” article Board of Health members provided statements Health District alleges Dr. Spitters already had the authority the Board of Health voted to give him during the special meeting on May 21 Washington Coalition for Open Government is looking into possible Open Meetings Act violations […]

A new sheriff in town

Dr. Chris Spitters

By Mario Lotmore | Lynnwood Times Staff On Thursday, May 21, the Snohomish County Board of Health approved by a vote of 11 to 4 to give Snohomish County health officer, Dr. Christopher Spitters, the authority to pursue legal action against businesses that do not follow his COVID-19/health directives. This was a special meeting on […]

Resiliency: Overcoming the uncertainty of life during COVID-19

snohomish county behavioral Health

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Behavioral Health Community Support Specialist Laura Mote and Children’s Mental Health Liaison Liza Patchen-Short and are working to help Snohomish County residents cope with public fear, restrictions on daily life and isolation from mandated social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. “What happens right now is a lot of […]

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