April 21, 2024 8:25 am

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Convention chaos after WSRP attempts to pull gubernatorial endorsement vote

Semi bird

SPOKANE—The Washington State Republican Party (WSRP) candidate committee had a chaotic endorsement process for its statewide gubernatorial candidate at the political organization’s state convention in Spokane on April 19, moving to pull the endorsement vote of candidates Semi Bird and Dave Reichert from the race for Washington State Governor. The crowd of nearly 2,000 delegates […]

VOA and Rick Steves break ground on new Lynnwood Neighborhood Center

Lynnwood Neighborhood Center

LYNNWOOD—Several community partners, including Volunteers of America Western Washington, travel writer Rick Steves, Snohomish County, the cities of Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, and Edmonds, and state and federal delegates, broke ground on the new Lynnwood Neighborhood Center at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, Thursday, April 18 – commemorating a project ten years in the making. Volunteers […]

Potential Trump VP pick, Mike Pompeo speaks at Edmonds church

Mike Pompeo

EDMONDS—Former United States Secretary of State, Director of Central Intelligence Agency, and potential Vice President pick for presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, Donald J Trump, Mike Pompeo, made a rare Snohomish County appearance at Westgate Chapel in Edmonds on Sunday, April 14, to discuss his faith, international relations, and the future outlook of American exceptionalism. Westgate […]

Tips on preventing house fires to keeping children safe

house fires children

OLYMPIA—In 2022, Washington State had three children under the age of 12 die from house fires. Preventing house fires is the key to keeping children safe. Children are at significant risk in fire situations. Fires and burns are one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of fifteen. Young children may […]

Sound Transit launches onboard passenger survey

sound transit survey

SEATTLE—Over the next several months, Sound Transit will conduct a survey onboard select bus, Sounder, and light rail routes in the Puget Sound region. This will include select Community Transit and King County Metro routes. From April through fall 2024, survey participants will help transit planners understand who rides transit, their origins and destinations, and […]

WSP 118th Trooper Basic Training Class graduates 47 new troopers

WSP 118th

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Patrol (WSP) added 47 newly commissioned troopers to its ranks on March 27 during the 118th Trooper Basic Training (TBTC) graduation ceremony held at the state Capitol Rotunda. Six of the 47 graduates will be assigned to Snohomish County. The graduation marks the completion of more than 1,400 hours of rigorous training, […]

Opioids remain deadliest drug in the United States


Zinnia Health has identified the drugs that are the biggest threat to the American population, with opioids being responsible for over 644,000 fatalities since 1999 and Psychostimulants holding the largest increase in overdose death rate at 5,848%. By analyzing overdose data from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), they discovered the total fatalities caused […]

‘Semi’ serious: Will Bird’s candidacy clip Reichert’s wings?

semi bird

Campaign victories go to those who do the work to earn the win; party endorsements should be endowed by the same measure, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Semi Bird hasn’t earned that honor through hard work and delivering results. Politics is a blood sport.  It is a zero-sum game defined by clear winners and clear losers.  […]

Sound Transit announces road closures in Lynnwood and Northgate

Lynnwood road closures

PUGET SOUND—In preparation for the upcoming August 30 opening of the much-anticipated Lynnwood Link Extension, Sound Transit announces several road closures in North Seattle and Lynnwood. I-5 in Northgate Road Closures 44th Avenue in Lynnwood Road Closures As early as Monday, April 15, Sound Transit’s contractor will continue working on drainage installation, fiber tie-ins, and […]

Alexa’s Cafe to join ‘Restaurant Row’ at Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place

Alexa’s Cafe

EVERETT—Alexa’s Cafe will soon be serving up scrambles and pancakes with a side of waterfront views at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place. On April 9, the Port of Everett Commission approved a new 10-year lease with two five-year extension options for a 2,400-square-foot interior restaurant space with expansive outdoor patio along the Marina esplanade.   […]

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