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This Chanukah, let your inner oil burst into a flame of mitzvah

Chanukah

LYNNWOOD, Wash, December 11, 2023—Residents throughout Snohomish County attended Chabad Jewish of Snohomish County’s annual Giant Menorah Lighting ceremony at Lynnwood City Hall on Sunday in celebration of Chanukah and in remembrance of the victims of the October 7th terrorist attack by Hamas against Southern Israel. “It is important tonight to start with a thanks and an […]

Permit fees to increase 12 percent in Lynnwood and council approves compensation schedule

lynnwood

LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 5, 2023—In just over 30 minutes, the Lynnwood City Council passed four ordinances at its Special Meeting on Monday, December 4. Mayor Christine Frizzell did not attend the meeting as she was a panelist for a Building Bridges event. Emergency Medical Department Ordinance Councilman Jum Smith motioned to approve adding emergency medical […]

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 […]

Macy’s workers launch strike on Black Friday at Alderwood Mall

Macy’s strike

LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 25, 2023—More than four hundred Macy’s workers began picketing on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, at Alderwood, Southcenter and Bellis Fair Macy’s stores. On October 6, Macy’s workers voted nearly unanimously at 96% to authorize an Unfair Labor Practice strike if the billion-dollar retail juggernaut fails to […]

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 […]

Lynnwood PFD holds impromptu Special Meeting providing no remote access

Lynnwood PFD

LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 9, 2023—The Lynnwood Public Facilities District (PFD renamed the District) held an impromptu Special Meeting Thursday, October 26, to discuss its By-Laws and Charter changes. For the first time in years the District did not include a zoom link to this meeting limiting public access. The notice of a Special Meeting was […]

General Election Results: Winners, losers and too close to call!

2023 General Election

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., November 8, 2023—The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office has received 184,545 (35.40%) ballots as of November 8, 2023, of which 132,932 (25.91%) have been counted. As of November 8, the City of Edmonds, leads the county with most ballots retuned with 50.45%, followed by City of Brier with 46.54%, and then the City […]

Message from County Auditor: 2023 General Election reporting process

General Election

Snohomish County, Wash., November 7, 2023—Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell shared with local media outlets the anticipated order of activities for General Election night reporting and how to find the preliminary election results. 2023 General Election Results Posting Process State law prohibits the tabulation of election results prior to 8:00 p.m. on Election Night.  Snohomish County Elections […]

Election 2023: Exclusive video interviews with Mukilteo, Lynnwood, and Judicial candidates

Election 2023

LYNNWOOD, Wash., October 7, 2023—In preparation for the upcoming General Election on November 7, 2023, the Lynnwood Times’s publisher Mario Lotmore and senior reporter Kienan Briscoe sat down with each of the Lynnwood City Council and Mukilteo City Council candidates to help you make an informed decision. Snohomish County Superior Court Position 17 candidates Patrick Moriarty and Mary Anderson also […]

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