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30 min ago | HeraldNet

County changes architects on courthouse project

The Snohomish County Council voted Wednesday to switch the main architect on its future $162 million courthouse, after receiving designs that didn't fit within budget.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

4 hrs ago | KING-TV Seattle

Bill would let police ping your phone in emergency

SNOHOMISH COUNTY The power of pinging a cell phone during a crime or kidnapping is the focus of a bill in the state legislature that hits close to home for Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tulalip, WA, Everett, WA, Snohomish, WA

6 hrs ago | HeraldNet

in Our View / Primary election ballots: Save the excuses for not voting

It's there on your desk with the bills. Or on the kitchen counter, sitting by the phone, probably unopened.

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Related Topix: Monroe, WA, Opinion

10 hrs ago | HeraldNet

County firefighters go east to help fire-stricken Methow Valley

After weeks of working at the Oso mudslide, two Snohomish County firefighters are back in a disaster zone, helping aid crews in the Methow Valley amid a series of ravenous wildfires .

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Related Topix: Fire, Oso, WA, Washington, Okanogan County, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Wed Jul 30, 2014

HeraldNet

Progress on park-and-ride good news for Mukilteo bus riders

A future park-and-ride planned on the west side of Paine Field could fill a major void for southbound commuters.

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Related Topix: Mukilteo, WA, Everett, WA, Lynnwood, WA, Madrona (Seattle, WA)

Renton Reporter

Regency Woods fire started outside, but cause not yet determined

The cause of the four-alarm fire that destroyed or heavily damaged three Regency Woods apartment buildings July 19 was still officially undetermined mid-week.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

Bothell Reporter

Snohomish County Planning and Development Services office closed today

Snohomish County's Planning and Development Services department is closed today, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, following the death of an employee on the main county campus in downtown Everett earlier this morning.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA

The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

Gold Bar family seeks missing girl

Emily Boals, 17, has been missing for nearly a week and was last seen Tuesday, July 22. Her family is seeking information about her whereabouts.

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Related Topix: Gold Bar, WA, Sultan, WA

HeraldNet

Everett woman, 89, still missing after 2 weeks

Two weeks later, the family of a missing Everett octogenarian continues to worry while waiting for news of her whereabouts.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA, Marysville, WA, Granite Falls, WA, Darrington, WA

HeraldNet

Buy fresh, cook tonight: 3 recipes from food-focused Port Susan Farmers Market

The Port Susan Farmers Market, now in its third season, is part of a community effort to promote agriculture and economic development in northwest Snohomish County.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Agriculture, Science, Vegetables, Arlington, WA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

HeraldNet

16-year sentence for Arlington woman who killed, buried husband

She bragged to the neighbor girl about buying a big television and toyed with the idea of installing a new jetted tub in the couple's Arlington house.

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Related Topix: Arlington, WA, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KOMO News

Body of 70-year-old man found in Martha Lake

The body of a 70-year-old man who went missing after an afternoon swim in Martha Lake has been located, Snohomish County Sheriff's officials said.

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Related Topix: Martha Lake, WA

UW Dawg Pound

Jim Lambright's Domestic Violence Incident - A Legal Perspective

Several weeks ago, Jim Lambright was booked in a Snohomish County Jail for an incident that allegedly involved him grabbing his 23-year old granddaughter by the ankle for several feet.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Washington NCAA

The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

Signs seized by city, legality of removal questioned

A series of hand-lettered signs like this one opposing Sultan mayor Carolyn Eslick's bid for County Executive recently was removed from the BNSF railroad right-of-way, all but the last one reading "Vote Eslick."

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Related Topix: Sultan, WA

The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

Gold Dust Days "best one ever"

Between the Miss Gold Dust pageant, the pinup contest, the car races, live music and the children's activities, Gold Dust Days had something for everyone.

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Related Topix: Gold Bar, WA

Seattle Times

Guest: The havoc of competing for jail contracts

COMPETITION and the profit motive is the foundation of the American economy, but should it drive the delivery of sensitive government services such as adult detention? For decades, detention policy was pretty simple: Counties operated jails, felons went to county jails, and cities contracted with counties to house their misdemeanants.

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Related Topix: Prison, King County, WA, Fife, WA, Yakima County, WA, Opinion

HeraldNet

Distinct voices in House contest

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, faces three challengers in his bid to keep a seat in the Washington State House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US News, Island County, WA, Skagit County, WA, Oak Harbor, WA, Langley, WA

HeraldNet

$1.3M settlement for county workers over health benefits

Leaders from the union that represents most Snohomish County employees say they received their largest-ever settlement this month for $1.3 million.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

HeraldNet

Vehicular homicide charged in 2013 crash on Highway 529

A Bellevue man is now charged with vehicular homicide for what investigators say was a drug- and alcohol-fueled crash on Highway 529 last year.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Mukilteo, WA

North Sound

M'ville looks to force landowners to sell to widen State from 3 to 5 lanes

The City Council will consider using eminent domain to obtain land to widen State Avenue from three to five lanes at its meeting tonight at 7 in council chambers.

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