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Forum exposes the dark practice of underfunding manufactured home communities

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LYNNWOOD—Almost 200 residents throughout western Snohomish County filled the dining hall of Homage Senior Services on Thursday, May 30, to attend a Manufactured Home Ownership Forum hosted by George Hurst, Lynnwood City Council President, and Pam Hurst, Legislative Lead, Washington Low-Income Housing Alliance; Dave Ross of KIRO Radio moderated the event. The purpose of the […]

Election integrity bill sponsored by Sam Low signed into law

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OLYMPIA—A bill sponsored by 39th District Representative Sam Low to modernize Washington state’s voter registration system and strengthen election integrity was signed into law on Wednesday, March 13, by Governor Jay Inslee. Representative Sam Low (R-Lake Stevens), the bill’s primary sponsor, emphasized the importance of bipartisan collaboration in getting the election integrity bill passed and […]

Secretary Hobbs praises Legislature for passing elections security bills and reinforcing important public services

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OLYMPIA—During the 2024 legislative session, the Legislature approved several bills and $33.3 million in funding requested by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs that will enhance the integrity of Washington elections and improve support for charities and libraries statewide. “These bills and critical funding will go a long way toward reducing barriers to voter registration, enhancing […]

Providence Everett nurses win landmark bargaining agreement contract

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EVERETT—What started four months earlier in October of 2023, nurses at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on February 21, 2024, overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with their employer addressing concerns about staffing and patient safety at the hospital. “When we went out on strike in November, we were united in identifying better staffing as the […]

Ferguson, Robinson join Providence nurses strike, speak at candlelight vigil

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EVERETT, Wash., November 17, 2023—Providence Regional Medical Center nurses, patients, and community allies gathered together for a candlelight vigil at Everett’s Drew Nielson Park, Thursday, November 16, to show their solidarity for patient safety in wake of strike. It’s been 60 hours since over 1,300 nurses entered the picket lines, on November 14, to strike […]

Lynnwood temporarily halts applications for substance abuse outpatient clinics

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 18, 2023—To ensure adequate evaluation of its zoning codes, the Lynnwood City Council, during an emergency Special Business Meeting on Monday, April 17, voted 5-1 to an immediate six-month halt of the acceptance and processing of all applications for substance abuse outpatient clinics within its boundaries. Because the City of Lynnwood Municipal […]

Former Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson honored

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OLYMPIA, Wash., May 6, 2022 – Former Mayor Jennifer Gregerson was recognized by the Washington state Senate for her 18 years of public service to the city of Mukilteo. The senate resolution, adopted February 28, 2022, was sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Mukilteo) and Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett). “The Washington State Senate recognize the accomplishments […]

2020 Primary results: Highest turnout in 56 years

By Alec Dietz | Lynnwood Times Staff With its highest voter turnout in a primary in years, Snohomish County’s election results from the Washington State Primary elections are in as of Aug. 18 around noon. Snohomish County saw 53.76% of its registered voters submit ballots, up from 33.57% in the 2016 primaries and 37.03% in […]

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