May 21, 2024 11:15 pm

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Rep Larsen requests more than $42 million for local projects

Larsen community projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) requested $42,399,656 for fifteen local projects in the Fiscal Year 2025 spending bill. Larsen submitted the requests to the House Appropriations Committee as the Committee begins work on legislation to fund the federal government. “My priority in shaping spending bills is to invest in Northwest Washington communities,” said Larsen. “I […]

Snohomish County seeking Centennial Farm Family

Centennial Farm

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—The Snohomish County Office of Agriculture is seeking a Centennial Farm family to honor this year at the Evergreen State Fair. For the last 22 plus years, Snohomish County has honored a family that have remained in continuous agricultural production on the same land under the same family ownership for 100 years or more. […]

Sheriff’s Office investigation jail death of 51-year-old inmate

jail death

EVERETT—The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 51-year-old male inmate in its jail who became unresponsive at the Snohomish County Jail around 3 p.m. Monday, May 20. As the inmate was being evaluated by a nurse and a corrections deputy, staff called 9-1-1 for medics to respond to further evaluate the […]

UTC approves over $70,000 in safety upgrades for Marysville

safety marysville

LACEY—The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) has approved $70,805 in funding from the Grade Crossing Protective Fund (GCPF) to improve pedestrian safety in downtown Marysville, Washington.  The project will install approximately 850 feet of tamper-resistant metal fencing between the BNSF Railway Co. right-of-way and Cedar Street, from 1st Street to 4th Street. This initiative […]

Snohomish County has one of the state’s lowest unemployment rates

Snohomish unemployment

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Snohomish County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Washington State according to the Washington State Employment Security Department’s monthly report, but Washington State in general still ranks higher than most states in the nation. Snohomish County is currently tied with neighboring King County with a rate of 4.1%. On the opposite end, […]

Community Transit takes delivery of region’s first hydrogen-powered bus

hydrogen

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—People in Snohomish County will have a chance to ride a new and different kind of bus later this year – one that’s powered by hydrogen instead of diesel fuel. Community Transit is the first transit agency in the Puget Sound region to conduct a pilot test of a fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) […]

Larsen tours Meadowdale High School to discuss LED lighting replacements

LED lighting

LYNNWOOD—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) met with Edmonds School District Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Miner, and other ESD staff, on Monday, May 20, for a tour of Lynnwood’s Meadowdale High School where he discussed a recent earmark request of $2.2 million to replace florescent bulbs with LED lighting at three schools. The three schools—Meadowdale High School, Edmonds-Woodway […]

Snohomish County unsheltered count decreased from 2023 by 9.6 percent

Snohomish County unsheltered

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 20, 2024 —Snohomish County Human Services has released the Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) unsheltered count, designed to provide a snapshot of households experiencing homelessness on a single night. This survey was supported by the efforts of 274 volunteers, County personnel, and partnering agency staff. The 2024 count identified 1,161 people in 945 households […]

Public invited to Memorial Day ceremony at Port of Everett

Memorial Day Everett

EVERETT—The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day Ceremony to honor the brave men and women who died in war that will be held 11 a.m., Monday, May 27, Pacific Rim Plaza at the Port of Everett, located at 1028 13th Street (Pacific Rim Plaza is located on the south side of Hotel Indigo). The […]

Latest polling has Ferguson leading gubernatorial field but all may not be rosy

gubernatorial polling

SEATTLE—New gubernatorial polling from the left-leaning Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI) has Attorney General Robert “Bob” Ferguson leading in a head-to-head General Election match-up with Republican candidate Dave Reichert. However, a four-way race that includes endorsed Washington State Republican Party Candidate Semi Bird and Democratic challenger Mark Mullet shows opportunity for Republicans ahead of the August […]

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