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OSO Landslide: Obama visits mourning community on grim milestone

County may ban homebuilding in landslide areas

EVERETT, Wash. -- Snohomish County council members are considering a moratorium on home construction within a half-mile of landslide prone areas, such as the Oso community hillside that collapsed March 22. Councilman Dave Somers says the emergency...  Website

OSO Landslide: Obama visits mourning community on grim milestone

President Barack Obama will visit Washington state Tuesday to mark the grim one-month anniversary since a devastating mudslide killed dozens. The death toll from the landslide on the outskirts of the ...  Website

Oso, Wash., Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 41; 4 Still Missing

Authorities announced Monday that the death toll from last month's mudslide near Oso, Wash., had risen to 41. Four people are still listed as missing. Tuesday marks one month since the devastating landslide that caught the small community in the...  Website

North Lake Middle School students raise over $2,200 for Oso

North Lake Middle School students, staff and families showed their support for the community of Oso by raising over $2200 at lunches during the week of April 7-10.   Students surpassed their goal of ...

Oso on our mind

Like many others throughout the community and country, people here want to help those affected by the devastation and tragedy in Oso.  Everywhere you look people are reaching out to help and here are two more businesses in Lake Stevens that have a...

Lake Stevens Senior Center Partners with Tribes

Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund has recently selected Lake Stevens Senior Center to receive a donation of $5,000. This contribution will enable Lake Stevens Senior Center to continue to fulfill its mission of promoting the well-being of older adults...

Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club offers programs for kids year-round

Super School at the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club, is a structured before and after school program that runs during the school year. It is for children in full time Kindergarten through 5th grade. The cost is $200 for either AM care or PM care...

Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club selling "Cookbook"

We have exciting news! The Taste of Lake Stevens Cookbook has been published! You can pick up a copy for $20.00 at the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club. Thank you for contributing one or more recipes. We have received lots of great feedback on the...

Highland, Glenwood and Mt. Pilchuck earn top state honors for student achievement

Three Lake Stevens Elementary Schools are among 413 schools across the state to receive a Washington Achievement Award for 2013. The Washington Achievement Award is based on the Washington Achievement Index. Schools are recognized as top performers...

LSHS students compete at FCCLA competition

At a state-level competition held March 26-28 in Wenatchee, seven students representing Lake Stevens High School qualified to compete at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)...

State Superintendent Randy Dorn speaks out on McCleary ruling

Superintendent Randy Dorn says McCleary ruling requires $7.5 billion in higher taxes, but no school reform   By Liv Finne Director, Center for Education March 27, 2014   The Issue On March 18th, Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn...

Lake Stevens Senior Center gets help from United Way

Dear Editor, In December of 2013, United Way of Snohomish County provided funding to help eleven local nonprofit agencies reduce intergenerational poverty. As volunteers for Lake Stevens Senior Center, we wish to publicly thank United Way for...

Statewide advertising for you!

Statewide advertising for you! With our statewide advertising networks, we can advertise your event or opportunity in community newspapers across the state. Depending on the region, you can reach...

Upcoming Miss Aquafest workshops

The 2014 Miss Aquafest Pageant workshops will be held on May 4, May 18 and May 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Stevens Community Center (next to City Hall).  The Miss Aquafest Pageant workshops are focused on building interview skills, stage...

Sudoku Answers for April 23, 2014

Sudoku Answers for April 23,...

ZooTunes Summer Concert Lineup

BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru See Concerts. Save Animals. | Tickets go on sale April 25 Another season of summer concerts is heating up with this year’s blazing lineup: June 18 — Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood June 22 — Mavis...

Professional huggers and the power of touch

Are you interested in a new career that pays well? You might consider becoming a professional hugger. It’s a new trend that is gaining steam. For instance Portland’s Samantha Hess charges $60.00 for hour long snuggles. Keeping her therapy...