April 24, 2024 2:56 pm

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PAWS Wildlife Center holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new facility

PAWS Wildlife Center

SNOHOMISH—Lynnwood-based PAWS Wildlife Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, April 20, for its brand-new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility in Snohomish which, when it opens on May 15, will be the largest wildlife center in Washington State. Since 1981 PAWS Wildlife Center has rehabilitated over 140,000 different injured animals and reintroduced them back into the wild. […]

Child predator dirty ex-cop and murderer dead after multistate manhunt

Elias Huizar

EUGENE, Oreg.—After a pursuit with Oregon State Patrol (OSP), former Yakima Police Officer and former substitute teacher for the Richland School District, Elias Huizar, 39, who led law enforcement on a 24-hour manhunt for allegedly killing his ex-wife and girlfriend, was pronounced dead today with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. At approximately 3 […]

WA state to offer up to a $9,000 rebate for new and used EVs

rebate EVs

OLYMPIA—The choice and benefits of driving electric vehicles (EVs) are about to become more affordable to many Washingtonians, due to a new $45 million state program state program announced by Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, April 23, that will provide an instant rebate of up to $9,000 to eligible residents purchasing or leasing an electric […]

674 inmates have died in Washington state prisons

Washington state prisons

New findings from a study by Connecticut Trial Firm reveal that the leading cause of death in Washington state prisons is cancer. The study, conducted by personal injury lawyers Connecticut Trial Firm, used data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to find which states have the highest prison mortality rates and the leading cause of […]

Snohomish County hosts FREE Earth Week recycling event

Earth Week

MONROE—Snohomish County Office of Energy & Sustainability will be hosting a FREE Earth Week Recycling Event with Climate Resiliency Showcase, on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until capacity is reached. This community-driven initiative, held at the Evergreen State Fair Park’s West (Red) Parking Lot, aims to provide residents with an […]

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 […]

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