June 14, 2024 8:01 am

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FDA warns certain shellfish farmed in WA and OR may be contaminated with deadly toxins

shellfish contaminated

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to consume, and restaurants not to serve, certain shellfish such as oysters and bay clams grown in Washington State and Oregon because these may be contaminated with toxins associated with Paralytic Seafood Poisoning (PSP). Shellfish harvested on or after the date of May 28, 2024, […]

Gesa Credit Union to acquire Security State Bank

Gesa Security State Bank

LYNNWOOD—Gesa Credit Union, a community-focused credit union headquartered in Richland, Washington, and Security State Corporation, the bank holding company of Security State Bank, headquartered in Centralia, Washington, jointly announced on May 23, 2024, that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Gesa Credit Union will acquire and assume substantially all of the assets […]

Renown Chef Ethan Stowell opens new restaurant in downtown Edmonds

restaurant Edmonds

EDMONDS—Renown Chef and Seattle-based restaurateur, Ethan Stowell, is officially opening his newest restaurant, Victor Tavern, in downtown Edmonds on Wednesday, June 12. This is the second Victor Tavern location. The first opened in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood at the end of 2020. Located right on 550 Maine Street, a short distance from the ferry […]

Gesa announces two new additions to Executive Leadership team

Gesa leadership

LYNNWOOD—Gesa, a community-focused credit union, on Tuesday, June 11, announced the hiring of two new team members to its Executive Leadership team. Kurt Johnson and Steve Tagnolli bring several decades of experience to their new roles as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Home Loans, respectively. The announcement is the latest move for Gesa […]

Kayak Point Regional Park to open on June 14

Kayak Point

STANWOOD—Snohomish County Parks is reopening the day-use area of Kayak Point Regional Park two weeks earlier than originally planned. The park will re-open on June 14, 2024, after being closed for construction since July 5, 2023. The pier (usually used for fishing and crabbing) will remain closed the entire summer, due to in-water construction for […]

New program offers no-cost training in aerospace and manufacturing careers


SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Snohomish County, home to nearly 85,000 manufacturing jobs, faces a critical challenge: a shortage of skilled workers to fill crucial entry-level positions. Responding to this pressing need, AJAC (Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships) has joined forces with Snohomish County and Bridgeways to introduce an innovative initiative—a 10-week training program designed to equip adults aged 18 and […]

Snohomish County to celebrate Family Reunification Day on June 14

Family Reunification

June is National Family Reunification Month. Snohomish County proudly joins the statewide celebration of Family Reunification Month honoring the families who have successfully reunited after overcoming challenges. A special Court session will convene at 9:00 a.m. June 14 at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center to recognize and celebrate recently reunified families. Following court, the annual […]

Op-Ed: Why are people leaving California and could it happen here in Washington?


Demographia has just published a study, authored by Wendell Cox, that compares the affordability of housing in the international marketplace. The conclusions show that while Washington State isn’t the most expensive, it is on its way to the top spot. What’s sad is it’s all avoidable with some simple changes to state policy. Currently Seattle […]

Snohomish County launches Law & Justice Dashboard

Law Justice Dashboard

EVERETT—After two years of thoughtful development, Snohomish County is releasing to the public its Law & Justice Dashboard. This dashboard is one of the first in the nation to combine both law enforcement and prosecutor data to provide users a better understanding of affected persons’ involvement in the law and justice system. “It has taken […]

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