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 By Beacon staff    News

Snohomish County passes law to require stores to accept cash

The Snohomish County Council this week unanimously passed an ordinance requiring businesses within unincorporated Snohomish County to accept cash as payment for goods and/or services. “Cash is legal tender in the United... — Updated 10/27/2023

 By Beacon staff    News

Community Transit seeks input on proposed 2024 budget

Community Transit’s proposed 2024 budget, is available for comment through Nov. 2. The budget maps out improvements to transit services that are planned for 2024. Community Transit will be opening the Swift Orange Line bus rapid... — Updated 10/23/2023

 By Beacon staff    News

Voting is underway for the 2023 general election

County elections statewide have distributed ballots for the state’s 4.8 million registered voters to participate in the 2023 general election. Ballots must be returned to a county drop box or voting center by 8 p.m. Nov. 7, or... — Updated 10/20/2023

 By Beacon staff    News

Snohomish County Council adopts 2023 County budget

This week, the Snohomish County Council passed a $1.5 billion operating budget for the upcoming 2023 fiscal year. The adopted budget passed unanimously. “As Council Chair, it has been an honor to lead the process to pass the... — Updated 11/11/2022

 By Beacon staff    News

South County Fire to hold public hearing on Nov. 15

South County Fire Commissioners will hold public hearings Nov. 15 on two matters under consideration by the board: the proposed 2023 regional fire authority (RFA) budget and proposals for commissioner election redistricting to... — Updated 11/11/2022

 By Beacon staff    News

'I-5 Stilly Doe' identified using DNA technology

This week, Snohomish County Medical Examiner Office staff announced the identification of "I-5 Stilly Doe," an individual who had been found in the Stillaguamish River near I-5 in... — Updated 11/11/2022

 By Beacon staff    News

Edmonds College to host Amazon hiring event

Amazon will host a hiring event at Edmonds College from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15-17 at Alderwood Hall, Room 105. The three-day event is designed to allow students to apply for jobs, complete any necessary testing, and sign on... — Updated 11/11/2022

 By Beacon staff    News

Everett Public Schools board recognized for governing excellence

The Everett School Board has been selected as a 2022 WSSDA Board of Distinction for presenting exemplary evidence of ongoing professional development, addressing opportunity gaps,... — Updated 11/4/2022

 By Beacon staff    News

Rep. DelBene submits 15 community projects for funding

This week Rep. Suzan DelBene (D - District 1) submitted 15 community projects in Washington's 1st Congressional District to be considered for the dedicated fiscal year 2023 funding.... — Updated 5/20/2022

 By Beacon staff    News

Mill Creek Garden Club spruces up park

A group of Mill Creek Garden Club volunteers recently tackled the job of cutting away the decayed unsightly fronds on the many sword ferns that thrive in the Veterans Monument area... — Updated 5/20/2022

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Jackson's Koo honored with Superintendent's Scholarship Award for Excellence

Jackson High School Lindsay Koo was among four graduating seniors from the Everett Public Schools named as winners of the 35th annual Superintendent’s Scholarship Award for Excellence. The four were surprised by Superintendent... — Updated 5/20/2022

 By Beacon staff    News

Archbishop Murphy athletic booster Roman Miller dies

Roman Miller, a longtime supporter of Archbishop Murphy High School and its athletic programs, has died, according to AMHS President Steve Schmutz. In a Facebook post, Schmutz said... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Beacon staff    News

County work crews preparing for next round of snow

Snohomish County Road Maintenance crews anticipate more snowfall beginning Wednesday night and are continuing to sand and salt area roads as conditions have been too wet to apply deicer. Crews will continue 24/7 plowing, salting, a... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Sen. Liias selected to chair Senate Transportation Committee

Sen. Marko Liias (D- Everett) was chosen to chair the Senate Transportation Committee in an internal vote Thursday, Dec. 9, by the Senate Democratic Caucus. "It is an honor that my... — Updated 12/9/2021

 By Beacon staff    News

Community Transit board to adopt budget

The Community Transit Board of Directors’ monthly board meeting will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2. The board will consider action on: • Adoption of the 2022 budget • Purchase of heavy duty transit buses • Purchase of... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Beacon staff    A & E

Santa's paddleboarders to float Cottage Lake

For the second year in a row, Northwest paddleboarders will gather at Cottage Lake in Woodinvile at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, to float the lake in holiday outfits as a benefit for the Maltby Food Bank. Stand Up Paddleboarders,... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Beacon staff    News

County leaders propose to authorize affordable housing funding

On Wednesday, Snohomish County leaders—including Executive Dave Somers, Council Chair Stephanie Wright, and Council Vice Chair Megan Dunn—proposed to authorize new funding for affordable housing through a 0.1% sales tax, as... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Beacon staff    News

Councilmember Nehring questions lack of transparency with sales tax proposal

Wednesday morning, the Snohomish County Council introduced a proposal to raise the countywide sales tax rate to fund additional taxpayer-subsidized housing in Snohomish County. On the same day as its introduction, a public hearing... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Police Blotter | Nov. 12 to Nov. 18

Nov. 12 Malicious mischief Police responded to a the report of a malicious mischief incident in the 16300 block of Mill Creek Boulevard after a Snohomish County man reported the... — Updated 11/27/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Agreement with former city manager Michael Ciaravino finalized

Immediately after last week's city council meeting, where the Council approved a separation agreement and release, former city canager Michael Ciaravino signed the agreement... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Snohomish County prosecutor Adam Cornell will not seek reelection

Adam Cornell, who rose through the ranks in the Snohomish County Prosecutor's office to be elected prosecutor, said he will not run for a second term. Cornell, who lives in Edmonds, said he will finish his term, which runs through... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Cummings announces campaign for Snohomish County Prosecutor

Snohomish County Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor Jason Cummings announced last week he will be running for Snohomish County Prosecutor. Cummings has spent close to the past 25 years a... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

V-safe app helps monitor COVID vaccines

According to the Snohomish Health District, V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to give personalized health check-ins after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Residents invited to help redesign bus network for arrival of light rail

Community Transit is asking for help from people who live and travel in Snohomish County in redesigning local bus service to better serve the county when light rail reaches... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Police Beat | Nov. 5 to Nov. 11

Nov. 5 Defective equipment Officers stopped a vehicle for defective equipment and lane travel in the 800 block of 128th St SW. A 28‐year old Arlington female was arrested and... — Updated 11/19/2021


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