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Kiwanis recycling event draws many

Nearly 100 cars were turned away from a recycling event because it was simply too popular. "We filled 240-foot container trucks full of electronics, thousands of pounds of... — Updated 5/12/2021

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Man dead after interaction near Silver Lake

An adult male died at a local hospital Tuesday after he was shot near Silver Lake in Everett while walking his dog. The shooting occurred Tuesday at about 3:30 p.m. from the 11300... — Updated 5/12/2021

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E. coli found in four counties

An E. coli strain that sent a child to the hospital in Snohomish County was matched with cases in four other counties, leading to an investigation by the state Department of... — Updated 5/12/2021

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Pfizer clearance to expand COVID-vaccination to ages 12 and up

Editor's Note: Pfizer is approved for kids ages 12 to 15 and an updated article is in-process. Check back for new developments on vaccines, and write a letter to the editor about... — Updated 5/12/2021

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Mill Creek schools still urge COVID testing

Some people in the Mill Creek area may be choosing to avoid testing for COVID-19, to avoid quarantine. "Unfortunately, the health district is hearing reports of parents or friends... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Economic landscape pondered by County board

The Snohomish County Future Workforce Alliance is seeking engagement from the public. A copy of the Local Area Plan for review can be found on the Future Workforce Alliance... — Updated 5/12/2021

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Goal: 100,000 vaccines in two weeks

More than half of Snohomish County residents have received a vaccine and nearly 40% are fully vaccinated as of May 7; and the momentum to end the pandemic is tied to a goal:... — Updated 5/9/2021

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Vaccine hesitancy 11% in Snohomish County

The vaccination effort in Snohomish County and the state is going well, with estimates suggesting the goal for health officials could be reached by mid-August. Appointments are... — Updated 5/12/2021

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Vaccinated sections expand event size

New rules are adding space at events for vaccinated sections. Gov. Jay Inslee approved an update to guidance documents May 3, changing the protocols for spectator events and... — Updated 5/7/2021

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Kids from 12-15 years of age next for vaccine access

Editor's Note: FDA approval is anticipated next week and the county is poised to begin vaccination of the 12 to 15 age-range. Check back for updates. Snohomish County Health... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Soap and soapboxes | Editor's Note

The soapboxing so common to the pre-pandemic era created a predictable pattern: All things in the past decade or more have been shoe-horned into camps on the left and right.... — Updated 5/7/2021

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Saltzman appreciates teachers, staff, late athletic director

Dear friends and neighbors, May 3 to 7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. It is a good reminder to take time to acknowledge the amazing work our teachers do every day. This year in... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Do you feel yourself languishing? | Darn Wright

One of the ongoing debates within the social sciences and counseling fields has to do with the question of labeling or not labeling a person or a disorder. Overall the people I... — Updated 5/12/2021

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The Life of a Home | A Moment's Notice

Home is where the heart is. There's no place like home. Home, Sweet Home. For all our lives, we organize everything around home, whatever form it takes. We leave home to go to the... — Updated 5/7/2021

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Clearing out the COVID cobwebs on a sunny day | Chuck's World

I went for a walk on Sunday afternoon, temperature in the low 60s with a slight breeze, a wildly unwelcome environment for SARS-CoV-2 transmission. A mask stayed in my pocket,... — Updated 5/6/2021

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The gaze

She stood eye-to-eye with me, her two behind her nibbling leaves and stomping through twigs that cracked under their feet. She held the gaze, and I stared back. Then came the... — Updated 4/30/2021

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'Be a good boy' | Darn Wright

What happens when a son listens to his mother? To answer my own question, all Hades can break loose throughout our land. And this is what happened when a son stepped forward to... — Updated 4/30/2021

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The silence of the children who listen | Chuck's World

I'm guessing that the name of Theodore Parker doesn't ring a bell. This is probably because he delivered an historical sermon in 1853 that history tends to ignore. Parker studied... — Updated 4/30/2021

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Jackson High plans commencement

Plans are in the works to hold graduation ceremonies for Jackson High School seniors at Everett Memorial Stadium. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19. As the... — Updated 5/3/2021

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Glacier Peak graduation planned for outdoor venue

Glacier Peak High School graduates are looking forward to an in-person graduation ceremony, but the phase the county lands in could impact those plans. The high school is set to... — Updated 5/3/2021

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Near or Far, Both of these Spots are Worth the Visit

The last few weeks demanded comfort food! When there is much going on in the world around you, or maybe you finally got that appointment for the COVID vaccine, there is nothing... — Updated 4/30/2021

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