June 22, 2024 5:47 am

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South County Fire offers free fireworks ban yard signs

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Free “fireworks ban” yard signs are available from South County Fire to help spread the word that fireworks are illegal in southwest Snohomish County. Fireworks use is illegal throughout South County Fire’s service area: Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated southwest Snohomish County. Yard signs will be available for residents to pick […]

Inslee appoints Gent Welsh adjutant general

Gent Welsh

OLYMPIA—Brigadier general Gent Welsh has been appointed adjutant general of Washington, Governor Jay Inslee announced on Friday, June 21. Welsh will command all Washington Army and Air National Guard forces and serve as the director of the Washington Military Department, which along with the Washington National Guard, includes the state’s Emergency Management Division and the Washington […]

See you in court! CADF wins battle in whistleblower suit

whistleblower

OLYMPIA—The Citizen Action Defense Fund (CADF) won its legal battle on Friday, June 21, against the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Office of Financial Management’s attempt to dismiss cap-and-trade scheme whistleblower Scott Smith’s lawsuit. “This isn’t just about me – it’s about state employees everywhere,” said Scott Smith. “I look forward to […]

Reminder: Paine Field Airport remains a no-drone zone

drone

EVERETT—Paine Field Airport is reminding Snohomish County residents that it is illegal to fly a drone within five miles of the airfield without first obtaining permission from both the Federal Aviation Administration and the airport. With the rapid advancement of technology, the availability of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, has significantly […]

Shop for treasure at the Marysville outdoor community garage sale

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MARYSVILLE—Explore the City of Marysville’s Junk in the Trunk event on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marysville Community Center, 1015 State Ave. The free-to-attend outdoor market will be located in the parking lot. This large community garage sale features up to 65 vendors selling second-hand and vintage toys, crafts, […]

Edmonds College celebrates World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

LYNNWOOD—The Refugee and Immigrant Services NW held its second annual World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20, at Edmonds College featuring guest speakers, multicultural performances, and an assortment of delicious foods representing the various cultures that make up Snohomish County’s diverse population. The event was emceed by Betty Koteles, Edmond College’s Latino Outreach Specialist, and […]

After layoffs, Everett Herald newsroom threatens walk-out over pulled article

everett herald

EVERETT—Editors of The Everett Daily Herald, one of Snohomish County’s longest standing publications, threatened to walkout on Thursday over the removal of the paper’s reporting on its own layoffs. The article concerned 12 newsroom employees, 10 of whom were unionized, who were given pink slips on Wednesday, June 19. According to news editor Caleb Hutton, […]

Public invited to Healthy Communities Day at the Evergreen State Fair

Healthy Communities

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Every year, the Evergreen State Fair welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests. This year, we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate healthy communities as part of the Fair festivities. On Tuesday, August 27, the public is invited to participate in the first Healthy Communities Day at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. Along with all […]

Op-Ed: Government records belong to the public

public records

The Washington Public Records Act (PRA), passed into State Law by citizens’ initiative in 1972, allows the public to inspect the records that elected officials create as part of doing the people’s business. That includes letters, emails, phone logs, meeting minutes and other documents submitted to the legislature and created by the elected representatives at […]

Washington state ranks second in coffee consumption

Washington coffee

A new study has revealed Alaska followed by Washington are the most coffee obsessed states in the United States. The study by coffee experts at Cafelista analyzed Bing Maps to establish how many coffee shops are in each US state. They analyzed a list of the biggest coffee shops in the US and then ranked […]

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