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Everett Police hosts second annual gang awareness event

Community members joined Mayor Cassie Franklin and Everett Police for the second annual International Gang Awareness Day symposium on Sept. 16. Attendees heard from Franklin and members of the...

 

Mill Creek takes action to reset the recycling industry

China is the largest manufacturing nation in the world, and the most sizeable consumer of recyclables. U.S. recyclers have relied on demand from the Chinese market and low shipping rates to China.  There is no country or combination of countries tha...

 

Narcan will no longer by funded by Snohomish County Human Services

Snohomish County Human Services staff notified law enforcement partners in an email on June 28 that there will no longer be funding for the Opiate Overdose Prevention Project beginning in January. Human Services had originally collaborated with law...

 

New agreement puts additional school resource officer at Heatherwood

The City of Mill Creek and Everett Public Schools are working together to continue the interlocal cooperative agreement for the school resource officer (SRO) program. The two entities have partnered...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 20, 2019

New talent boosts Glacier Peak | Girls soccer

The Glacier Peak girls soccer team is growing up fast. With only three seniors on the roster, the Grizzlies likely are one of the younger squads in the Wesco 4A. But the addition of some talented players already is paying off. Glacier Peak opened...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 20, 2019

Timberwolves, Grizzlies both look to be playoff contenders

The Wesco 4A volleyball season finally kicks off this week. The first regular season matches were scheduled to be played on Thursday following three and a half weeks of practice. The regular season wa...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 20, 2019

Offensive woes hurt Jackson in first two contests of season | Football

The final score may not have reflected it, but Jackson took a step forward in its second game of the season. Mount Rainier dispatched the Timberwolves 40-0 in a nonconference football game Friday, Sept. 13. The Wolfpack opened the season with a 40-7...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 20, 2019

Archbishop Murphy topples defending state champions

Archbishop Murphy isn’t flying under the radar anymore. The Wildcats came into the season largely overlooked after being eliminated in the district playoffs last year. The team was absent in the preseason 2A state top-10 poll. In addition,...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 20, 2019

Glacier Peak opens with back-to-back victories

Glacier Peak seems to be hitting its stride heading into the start of league play. The Grizzlies followed up their season-opening 35-14 victory over Edmonds-Woodway with another dominant performance...

 

Outdoor burning ban lifted for unincorporated Snohomish County

Due to recent rains and cooler weather conditions, the burn ban was lifted for all of the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County on Sept. 12 by order of Snohomish County Fire Marshal Michael McCrary. Individuals who have a current residential burn...

 

The revolving door for "low-level offenders" in our courts

LET'S GET REAL.  No matter how much we stomp our feet and yell about it, the homeless crisis in Snohomish County is not getting better. Fueled by drug abuse, mental health issues, lack of affordable...

 

Garden Club kicks off 36th year

Hot off a successful Garden Tour and a three-month break, it is no surprise the September Garden Club meeting was overflowing with the exuberant members and new joins.  Gardens and flowers do have a...

 

Mayor's Corner l Monthly update of the City

Thank you Senator Hobbs! We’ve had some heavy rains lately. Driving home on 35th Ave SE was very pleasant without the old flooding, road closures, and diverting thousands of vehicles through our neighborhoods. This could not have happened without...

 

Doctor's Rx l What's new in colon cancer?

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and the third most common cause of cancer death in the world. Your lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is a bit less than 1 in 20. But there is a light on...

 

Darn Wright l In the grasp of our past

Often current history is a mirror of our past events. Can it be that our present political situations are supporting this notion?  Keeping history in mind, let’s review how a sinister manipulator and serial liar took control of our country back in...

 

Cascadia College students make global impact through internships

Three of Cascadia College's sustainability students are returning to Bothell after interning at various organizations in the Northwest and abroad.  Students in the college's Bachelors of Applied...

 

Free swim lessons for Snohomish School District second graders

Swim for Life is offering a free session of group swim lessons to every second grader enrolled in the Snohomish School District for the 2019-2020 school year.  Sessions are typically four or five weeks long, and classes are offered once or twice a...

 

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