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Oct. 26 is last day for online voter registration

Procrastinating and not yet registered to vote? Today is the last day to register online. Voting registration online is available through Oct. 26. The process of registering to vote is estimated to take about two minutes at... — Updated 10/26/2020


COVID cases up

As COVID-19 cases climb, officials issue warnings about the upcoming holiday season and the tendency of people to spend more time indoors. They caution that all should continue to... — Updated 10/30/2020


General election ballots likely in-hand now

Ballots may be in the hands of registered Snohomish County voters now, but if they're not, it's not too late to register. "Any voter who does not have their ballot by Wednesday,... — Updated 10/30/2020


Two Mill Creek businesses temporarily close

Two businesses in Mill Creek and one on Airport Road near Mukilteo are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 precautions. As of midday Oct. 22, two La Palmera employees had tested... — Updated 10/26/2020


Mill Creek businesses may qualify for CARES funding

The $600,000 in CARES funding available to Mill Creek businesses is quickly approaching the halfway mark in committed funds, just four days into the process the City created to... — Updated 10/24/2020


Was your vote counted?

Ballots should be in the hands of voters by now, and anyone who has not received a ballot by today should contact the Snohomish County Auditor's office. That advice is from Garth... — Updated 10/29/2020


Mill Creek ballot box replaced

The ballot box at the Mill Creek Post Office was struck again, replaced, and moved to a new spot -- all within about a day. The impact occurred at 2:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 23, said... — Updated 10/24/2020


Today is kickoff for Toys for Tots, Mill Creek

Toys for Tots donations can be dropped off today in Mill Creek. Collections are resuming this year, with precautions in place for COVID-19. The event begins today Friday, Oct. 23... — Updated 10/23/2020


First COVID treatment approved by FDA

COVID-19 now has an FDA approved anti-viral treatment for those hospitalized with the disease. Veklury, generically named remdesivir, was cleared Oct. 22 by the FDA. It was... — Updated 10/24/2020


COVID uptick hits just before the holiday season

As the most recent numbers show, COVID-19 is still very much circulating throughout Snohomish County. The 2-week rolling case count through Oct. 10 was nearly 72 per 100,000. The... — Updated 10/26/2020

Council: choose diversity over cronyism

Dear Editor, It’s time again to choose a replacement for an empty spot on the council. Our city is undergoing a lot of problems at this time – the appointment of old council members who were part of the mindset that got us to... — Updated 10/20/2020


'Tis time to listen

‘Tis. On a Google search, the meaning of ‘tis sort of says it all. It is a common quip in Irish conversation, and it says nothing. It is simply a way to keep the conversation... — Updated 10/19/2020


Linda Ronstadt and other big star recording artists

Linda Ronstadt was admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 – about 20 years after she was eligible. Frankly, to me, this was an outrage. I think she should have been... — Updated 10/28/2020

Letters to the Editor

April Berg the candidate for 44th District Dear Editor, I have waited years for education to become the center of a national conversation, but this is not what I had in mind. I have been directly involved in education through my... — Updated 10/16/2020


Discovering my inner dragon after all these years | Chuck's World

My father-in-law was visiting one summer when my kids were little, and he came across one of those parenting magazines that were always hanging around the coffee table. He laughed,... — Updated 10/16/2020


Hypocrisy revisited | Darn Wright

It will not surprise me there will be lot of raised eyebrows and some highly questionable thoughts and some of you will probably put down or even throw down this Hypocrisy... — Updated 10/16/2020


A call to vote | Editor's Note

No, he couldn't win. Not with that comment about John McCain – decorated veteran and POW. Duty-bound American hero. Not with those other comments too icky to print – after he... — Updated 10/19/2020


Fishing season | Off Kilter

This morning, and on a half dozen other days, we saw several hundred small boats moored just off-shore near our house. They were obviously fishing. The boats appeared to be... — Updated 10/5/2020

Police union encourages wiser words for Dunn

As many of you know the Everett Police Officers Association took offense to a post created by County Council member Dunn. Many citizens were also shocked by the post and visual representation used therein. Many of you voiced your... — Updated 10/2/2020

Megan Dunn should be removed | Letter to the Editor

Open letter to Snohomish County Councilmember Jared Mead: I just read some disturbing news and I hope that it is wrong. Councilmember Megan Dunn, who represents Snohomish County as a Councilmember has advocated on social media... — Updated 10/3/2020


COVID may impact local school budgets

Enrollment in area schools has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents balance choices for education and health, and more families delay kindergarten. The Office of the... — Updated 10/16/2020

Everett Schools are off to a great start

It is officially fall and we have had a great first month of school. Teachers and staff were prepared for the 100% remote learning and have been engaging with students in new and exciting ways. We have seen high attendance and... — Updated 10/20/2020


Everett schools plan for small groups

Everett Public Schools plans to bring back 175 students for onsite education, with a goal of return set for Nov. 2. “With the precautions we are putting in place in our buildings... — Updated 10/18/2020


COVID leads to drop in public school enrollment

Enrollment in area schools has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents balance choices for education and health, and more families delay kindergarten. The Office of the... — Updated 10/11/2020

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