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Amazon Go coming to The Farm in Mill Creek

Amazon announced on Tuesday, Feb. 25, that it will be opening an Amazon Go store at The Shops at The Farm in Mill Creek. The 6,150-square-foot building is at 13209 39th Ave. SE,... — Updated 1/26/2022


In Mill Creek: Steakhouse, hotel, fitness studio, wine bar, cafe

In addition to Amazon Go, here are some of the shops coming to The Shops at The Farm. Wine bar, steakhouse, Barre studio, cafe, La Quinta Lodge Hotel, and more.... — Updated 1/26/2022


Detectives investigate assault and burglary

Bear spray, a baseball bat, victims fighting back, hiding underwater in a pond and more turned an assault into a potential "Law and Order" episode last week. On Friday, a 23-year-old Everett man was arrested after attacking a... — Updated 1/26/2022


Future fund would help close income gap, supporters say

Young adults will be able to access a fund years from now to give them a boost if lawmakers pass a bill aimed at narrowing the gap between the rich and poor. Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, sponsor of HB 1861, said the... — Updated 1/24/2022


Salmon habitat rules would restrict agricultural uses

Advocates hope mandatory conservation of key habitat areas will help salmon runs recover, but opponents worry farmers will pay a price. House Bill 1838, to be known as the Lorraine... — Updated 1/24/2022

 By Michelle Reitan    News

Compassion = Better health for us and others

We are entering our third year of the Covid-19 pandemic. When many of us thought the worst was behind us, we are hitting record levels of infections … hospitals are again... — Updated 1/20/2022


Proposed law would force cities to increase housing density in single-family neighborhoods

Forcing higher densities in Washington’s cities will help reduce housing costs, cut fuel emissions and put an end to exclusionary zoning, supporters of House Bill 1782 say. Critics of the idea, however, say it will require... — Updated 1/20/2022


Employment test for marijuana use questioned

Washington marijuana users won’t face losing their job over a positive drug test if a proposal under consideration in the state Legislature wins approval. SB 5517 would update the Washington law that currently allows employers... — Updated 1/20/2022


Mill Creek Police Department welcomes 2 new police officers

Following an extensive search, the City of Mill Creek announced today that two new officers have joined the Mill Creek Police Department (MCPD) effective Tuesday, Jan. 18. Theodore... — Updated 1/20/2022

 By Paul Archipley    News

City settles lawsuit with former employee

After more than three years of turmoil and two years of legal wrangling, the City of Mill Creek and former Communications & Marketing Director Joni Kirk have settled her lawsuit against the City. Kirk had been placed on paid admini... — Updated 1/20/2022

 By Paul Archipley    News

Voters asked to weigh in on fire services annexation

Very few people want to know how the sausage is made, but Mill Creek voters may want to pay attention over the next few weeks as their City Council hashes out options for funding fu... — Updated 1/20/2022

 By Jim Miller    News

Deciphering senior housing options

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you decipher the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating them? I need to find a place for my... — Updated 1/19/2022

 By Debbie Stone    News

Cool, quirky and authentic – that's Astoria!

If you're a movie buff, put Astoria, Ore., on your list. This Columbia River port town, where grit meets hip, has often been referred to as "Hollywood North." Though it was "The... — Updated 1/19/2022


Bill increases availability of sexual assault nurse examiner training

Harborview medical center is currently the only hospital in Washington State that provides training for nurses to become sexual assault nurse examiners, also known as SANE. A bill in this year’s state Legislature is aimed at... — Updated 1/18/2022


Mill Creek Seeking Volunteers for Art & Beautification Board

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill a vacancy on the Art & Beautification Board. The Mill Creek Art & Beautification Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. For information about the... — Updated 1/17/2022


New mass vaccination site to open on Tuesday, testing site coming soon

New sites to expand testing and vaccination availability are set to open in partnership with the Snohomish Health District, Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD), and... — Updated 1/17/2022


Bill increases availability of sexual assault nurse examiner training

Harborview medical center is currently the only hospital in Washington State that provides training for nurses to become sexual assault nurse examiners, also known as SANE. A bill in this year’s state Legislature is aimed at... — Updated 1/17/2022


Bill would post warnings about cold water shock

March 23, 2021 was a sunny day in Lewis County. Zachary Lee Rager, an 18-year-old Centralia teen wanting to take advantage of the pleasant weather, headed to a familiar hang out with some friends, a bridge connecting the banks of... — Updated 1/17/2022


Chemicals in cosmetics targeted in new law

For a large portion of Washingtonians, the use of cosmetic products is a part of their everyday routine, but some of those same household products often contain harmful chemicals that cause a variety of health risks. A bill now... — Updated 1/17/2022


More protection for election officials approved by Senate

Election officials will get more protection from harassment if SB 5148 becomes law. The bill was approved in the Senate Jan. 12 with 48 yeas and 0 nays. It will be up to the House... — Updated 1/13/2022


Police Beat

Police Beat Dec. 30 Domestic Violence Officers responded to the 2500 block of 133rd Place SE for a physical domestic report. A 58-year-old Mill Creek ma was arrested for assault 4th degree domestic violence. Dec. 29 Domestic... — Updated 1/12/2022


Lawmakers introduce Women's Suffrage Day bill

Women fought a decades-long battle for the right to vote, and now lawmakers want to memorialize the crusade by designating March 22 Women’s Suffrage Day. The 19th Amendment, prohibiting voting discrimination on the basis of sex,... — Updated 1/12/2022


Mill Creek seeking volunteers with design, architecture, or landscape backgrounds

Citizens with design, architecture or landscape backgrounds are invited by the City of Mill Creek to volunteer for three positions on the Design Review Board. Design Review Board meetings occur on the third Thursday of each month... — Updated 1/12/2022


County Council selects leadership team for 2022

On Monday, Jan. 10, the Snohomish County Council selected Councilmember Megan Dunn as chair of the council for 2022. Councilmember Dunn is in her first term on the council; representing the 2nd council district. “I am honored to... — Updated 1/11/2022


State grant supports hydrogen-electric project at Paine Field

The Washington State Department of Commerce awarded a $350,000 economic development grant to support ZeroAvia’s site selection at Paine Field. Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) requested the funds, which will be invested... — Updated 1/11/2022


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