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1 hr ago | The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

Celebrate Return of the Salmon Sept. 27

The City of Sultan; Tulalip Tribes; Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce; Snohomish County PUD and a committee of community volunteers welcomes the community to Sultan's third annual Return of the Salmon Celebration on Saturday, September 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at Osprey Park, 801 First St. in Sultan. It is a covered venue and the event will go on rain or shine.

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Related Topix: Sultan, WA

6 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Everett nature trail is a labor of love

Leaders of a project to build an elevated interpretive boardwalk trail at the southeast end of McCollum Park figure they've completed about 55 percent of the work. The boardwalk will use more than 250,000 pounds of pop bottles and containers that have been recycled into plastic lumber.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA, North Creek, WA

6 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Googlea s got good news, and cash, for Snohomish County teachers

But Ehrhardt, the music teacher at Sunnyside Elementary School in Marysville for the past nine years, got a bit of good news in an email Monday: The Internet giant Google is giving her $2,179.59 so she can buy choral risers for student concerts. Ehrhardt is one of 34 teachers in Snohomish County - and one of nearly 300 in the Puget Sound region - who woke up Monday morning to learn that they'd be receiving a check from Google's charitable arm, Google.org .

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Related Topix: Marysville, WA, Snohomish, WA, Everett, WA, Edmonds, WA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

My Edmonds

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Sept. 4-10

S nohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 402 calls the week of Sept. 4-10: 319 emergency medical aid calls, 31 motor vehicle collisions, 22 fires, 13 service calls, 3 natural gas leaks and 14 automatic fire alarms.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA, Edmonds, WA, Martha Lake, WA

KOMO News

$1.5M grant awarded to help communities hurt by Oso slide

A $1.5 million grant is on the way to help communities recover from the devastating Oso landslide in March. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the money, and Snohomish County is putting together a plan for spending it.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Darrington, WA, Arlington, WA

HeraldNet

Man gets 22 years for fatally stabbing wife on Monroe sidewalk

Oscar Garcia Pacheco and his lawyer Fred Moll wait in the courtroom after Pacheco was sentenced to 22 years in prison Monday for the fatal stabbing of his wife, Jacoba Ramirez-Rodriguez. Nicolasa Garcia , sitting in court with Monroe Police Department translator Monica Sandoval, reacts to the sentencing of Oscar Garcia Pacheco for the brutal stabbing of Garcia's sister, Jacoba Ramirez-Rodriguez.

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Redmond Reporter

Redmond police arrest fugitive from Washington's Most Wanted list

Redmond Police arrested Jesse Tyler on Thursday, who was one of the top 12 auto theft suspects wanted by the Major Crimes Task Force. Tyler was one of the top 12 auto theft suspects wanted by the Major Crimes Task Force.

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Fire Rescue Magazine

Interagency Coordination Critical in Rescue Effort Following Mudslide in Oso, Wash.

Survivors say it sounded like a freight train and was over in minutes. Many residents were swept away while inside their homes without warning; others were overcome while driving through the area, on their way to or from everyday activities such as shopping.

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Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Oso, WA, Train Disaster, Darrington, WA, Arlington, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Snohomish council asks Inslee to fill House seat

The Snohomish County Council couldn't decide on a nominee to replace State Rep. Mike Hope, so it is asking Gov. Jay Inslee to do it. The Herald reports the council on Monday could not muster majority support for one of three nominees submitted by Republicans precinct officers of the 44th Legislative District.

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Related Topix: Snohomish, WA, US Governors, Jay Inslee

HeraldNet

Salmon habitat project on Smith Island to proceed

The Snohomish County Council last week signed off on an agreement that brings it closer to creating salmon habitat on Smith Island. The county plans to create a 350-acre wetland at the mouth of the Snohomish River.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood

HeraldNet

Attempt to take over Point Wells sewer service denied

The King County city of Shoreline can't take over sewer service in the unincorporated Point Wells area of Snohomish County, according to a regulatory decision reached last week. Thursday's 5-0 vote by Snohomish County's Boundary Review Board dealt a setback to Shoreline's hopes of one day annexing the prime waterfront real estate where a developer wants to build 3,100 high-rise condos.

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Related Topix: Shoreline, WA, King County, WA, Woodway, WA

HeraldNet

Sacred items returned: Marysville church thankful to police, forgiving of thieves

The first time the thieves broke into St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Marysville they mainly grabbed expensive musical equipment. The congregation was told not to expect to see their property again.

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Related Topix: Marysville, WA, Monroe, WA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

HeraldNet

Evergreen State Fair racks up blue-ribbon attendance

Spectacular weather, popular performers and a demolition derby helped make the Evergreen State Fair the best-attended in recent memory, Snohomish County officials said. The 2014 fair, which ended Sept.

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Related Topix: Christian-Rock, Newsboys

Examiner.com

WA State Workforce Development Councils get less federal funding than last year

Take a look at the unemployment data for King and Snohomish counties for the past year and it's easy to see why those two areas saw such a decrease in funds for workforce development from the federal Department of Labor. Take a look at the unemployment data for King and Snohomish counties for the past year and it's easy to see why those two areas saw such a decrease in funds for workforce development from the federal Department of Labor.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Snohomish, WA, Tacoma, WA

HeraldNet

Texting while driving a problem for all ages of drivers

An analysis of the 2,261 traffic stops in which the Washington State Patrol has issued tickets or warnings through July of this year finds more than half of the violators are over the age of 30. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste believes the problem of texting drivers, as well as those distracted by holding cell phones to their ears, is getting worse. "We are just glued to these things as a society," he said.

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Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, Everett, WA

North King County

Standard & Poor's upgrades Snohomish County to AA+ rating

Citing "very strong management" as one of its credit characteristics, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services upgraded Snohomish County's limited tax general obligation rating to AA+, up from AA. The independent credit rating company also listed a "very strong economy," strong liquidity, budgetary flexibility, and strong budgetary performance as reasons for the upgrade.

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HeraldNet

Herald wins open-access awards for Reardon coverage

The Daily Herald and three members of its news staff have been honored with Key Awards by the Washington Coalition for Open Government for reporting that led to the resignation of Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon in 2013. The long-running coverage was the work of reporters Scott North and Noah Haglund and City Editor Robert Frank.

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Related Topix: Skagit County, WA

HeraldNet

United Way musters volunteers for Days of Caring

Diane Rogers and Linden Kimbrough are used to doing the work themselves. For years, the women have planted, weeded and watered a garden just south of Everett's old train station on Bond Street.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Everett, WA, Bothell, WA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

HeraldNet

Guest Commentary / Global warming warning: Birds are canaries in a coal mine

I applaud the Herald's recent editorial, " Watching as birds fall away ." This is a real issue with real local impacts.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA, Monroe, WA, Opinion

Renton Reporter

State candidate benefit from cash given to others | Jerry Cornfield

The battle for state legislative seats this fall will be fought in part with hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations recycled from the campaigns of incumbent lawmakers. Since May, nearly $2.8 million has been collected by the Democratic and Republican caucuses in the state House and Senate from members up for election this year.

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Related Topix: Snohomish, WA, Opinion

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