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Rise Up Academy celebrates new outdoor Performing Arts Amphitheater

rise up academy Amphitheater

EVERETT—Rise Up Academy on Wednesday, May 29, unveiled its outdoor Performing Arts Amphitheater, the first of its kind in Snohomish County for an Early Learning School. “We are excited about our kids having an outdoor performance space because we believe this space will stimulate their creativity and will lend support to many outdoor activities,” Dr. […]

Larsen visits new Maritime Institute at Port of Everett

Maritime Institute everett

EVERETT—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) on Thursday, May 30, visited the Maritime Institute, which celebrated its grand opening at the Port of Everett last week. The Maritime Institute offers a variety of Coast Guard-certified courses, including firefighting, celestial and electronic navigation, and training for roles like able seafarer or steersman. Their 4-week “Mariner Bootcamp” offers basic […]

Eighteen fallen heroes honored at Global War on Terror Veterans Memorial in Arlington

Global War on Terror

ARLINGTON—The names of the eighteen Snohomish County residents who perished during military operations from September 11, 2001, to the present, were unveiled on Memorial Day, May 27, 2024. The names were engraved on a plaque adjacent to a sculpture by a local artist at Haller Bridge that was rededicated as the “Global War on Terror […]

WA Congressional delegation pen letter to Boeing not to compromise safety as its firefighters strike

boeing firefighters

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) recently led a group of Democratic Washington lawmakers urging Boeing and union firefighters represented by International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local I-66 to continue to negotiate in good faith toward an agreement that provides Boeing firefighters with fair pay and benefits. Larsen was joined by Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Pramila […]

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 […]

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 […]

Construction of new Scriber Lake Park Boardwalk Trail underway

Scriber Lake Park Boardwalk Trail

LYNNWOOD—The City of Lynnwood’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department broke ground on its Scriber Lake Park Boardwalk Trail on Thursday, May 16, which, when construction is complete next year, will offer South Lynnwood a new accessible way to enjoy nature without ever leaving the city limits. The $5.5 million project, which was approved by […]

CD2 candidate calls on challenger to withdraw, arrested at ceasefire protest

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ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Jason Call, Green Party congressional candidate for the Second District, called upon Lynnwood City Councilman and fellow candidate, Josh Binda, to exit the race one day before being arrested on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, standing in “solidarity” with protestors calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Both Call and […]

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 […]

AZ Supreme Court rules 160-year-old law criminalizing abortion still stands

Arizona abortion

ARIZONA—The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, April 9, in a 4-2 vote, that a state law written in 1862, nearly completely prohibiting abortion statewide, is still enforceable. The 162-year-old state law makes abortion a felony, punishable from anywhere between two to five years in prison, for anyone who performs one, or helps a woman obtain […]

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