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Mead and Nehring to lead Snohomish County Council in 2024

Mead and Nehring

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Councilman Jared Mead (D), representing District 4, and Councilman Nate Nehring (R), representing District 1, were re-elected as Chair and Vice Chair of the Snohomish County Council, respectively, by their fellow councilmembers during the body’s Administrative Session on January 2. “I’m honored and grateful to be re-elected by my fellow councilmembers as Chair of […]

Low introduces bill to increase penalties for animal cruelty

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LAKE STEVENS—Representative Sam Low (R-Lake Stevens) has pre-filed legislation to strengthen penalties for the most egregious acts of animal cruelty in Washington state. The bill seeks to address a significant hole in current law, where judges have wide discretion in sentencing for certain forms of animal cruelty, leading to inconsistencies and potentially insufficient penalties for […]

Arlington’s Amazon fulfillment center revs up staffing for Holidays

Amazon fulfillment center

ARLINGTON, Wash., December 4, 2023—It’s been three months since Amazon opened Washington’s largest fulfillment distribution center in Arlington, but the warehouse is still far from fully staffed as it enters its first bustling holiday season and is looking to add to its team! The center currently has around 1,900 staff members, in addition to its […]

Motorsports to continue in the Evergreen State Fair Park Indoor Arena

Evergreen State Fair Park Indoor Arena

MONROE, Wash., November 20, 2023—Because of health concerns related to indoor air quality, motorsports were scheduled to end at the Evergreen State Fair Park Indoor Arena, but Councilmembers and the Executive Office worked together and with passage of the 2024 Snohomish County Budget on November 8, motorsports and the much-anticipated Arenacross will now go on! […]

Snohomish County commemorates opening of Index-Galena road

Index-Galena road

INDEX, Wash., November 7, 2023—Snohomish County employees, elected officials, and community members gathered together at the Index-Galena Road, between milepost 6 and 7, to commemorate its official opening after being closed for the last 17 years. The Index-Galena, which follows the scenic North Fork of the Skykomish River, was washed out when flooding damaged significant […]

Amazon opens Washington’s largest distribution center in Arlington 

Arlington amazon

ARLINGTON, Wash., September 14, 2023—Amazon held a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest fulfillment center in Arlington on Thursday, September 14. “These are the types of jobs that the community needs,” said Bruno Arnal, General Manager for Amazon’s PAE2. “We are proud to invest in this area and see it grow with us.” […]

County officials attend National Association of Counties conference in Texas

National Association Counties

AUSTIN, TX, August 27, 2023—Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan attended the National Association of Counties (NACo) annual conference and exposition in Austin, Texas on July 21 through July 24. Also attending the conference were County Councilman Sam Low and Stephanie Wright, Executive Policy Director for Snohomish County. “You’d be surprised what you learn from these […]

Snohomish County delegates optimistic after returning from Paris Air Show

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PARIS, France, August 2, 2023—Terry Ryan, Aerospace Economic Development Director for Snohomish County, returned from the Paris Air Show last month where he joined a team of Snohomish County delegates set on forming connections, strengthening relationships, and supporting the many Snohomish County-based aerospace companies who were featured. The Paris Air Show, which took place June […]

Snohomish County invests $4.3 Million in Workforce Development and Job Pathways Programs

snohomish Workforce Development

Snohomish County, Wash., July 27, 2023—Executive Dave Somers today announced that Snohomish County is investing $4.3 million in seven workforce development and job pathways programs. The seven awarded projects provide enhanced employment training and/or address challenges to employment, with the goal of connecting individuals to stable jobs or career pathways. The projects focus on highly […]

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