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1 hr ago | The Monroe Monitor & Valley News
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.
6 hrs ago | HeraldNet
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I applaud the Herald's recent editorial, " Watching as birds fall away ." This is a real issue with real local impacts.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:37 am
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