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Articles from the January 8, 2014 edition

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 By Pam Stevens    News    January 8, 2014

Lake Stevens School District settles claim in Nifasha wrongful death suit

May 31, 2013 was a sad day for all who live in the Lake Stevens School District. Fedrick Nifasha, a 20-year-old student with developmental disabilities was found at the bottom of the pool at Lake...

 By Journal Staff    News    January 8, 2014

LSPD make arrest in the Whidbey Island Bank robbery

Scott K. James was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 24, the day after his 47th birthday and the day before Christmas as the suspect in the April 26, 2013 bank robbery of Whidbey Island Bank in Lake Stevens....

 By Pam Stevens    News    January 8, 2014

Rep. Mike Hope not running for re-election

Harmsworth to run for Hope's seat. State lawmakers are once again headed to Olympia where they will spend the next few months hammering out budgets and making new law. For Rep. Mike Hope, our...

 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    January 8, 2014

Fighting malaria, TB and AIDS/HIV is a global and local issue

Years ago I had a friend who was fighting cancer. At that time she was bitten by a mosquito and contracted malaria. Because of her cancer treatments and their affects on her body’s immune system,...

 By Bob Pishue    Opinions    January 8, 2014

What is the real price of gas?

Key Findings • Washington State lawmakers have increased the gas tax 19 times since 1921. • State officials currently impose a 37.5 cents per gallon tax on gas and federal officials impose an...

 Opinions    January 8, 2014

Vets get pay cut, not other federal workers

Dear Editor, “I came to Congress to get results and work towards compromises that will allow us to make progress on the biggest challenges facing our nation.” “I hope it will serve as the foundation for future and continued bipartisan work.”...

 By Journal Staff    News    January 8, 2014

Lake Stevens High School students: Take MLK as a day "on" not a day "off"

For a teen, a day off from school is sacred. There’s sleep to catch up on, television to watch and homework to complete. However, for approximately 300 high school students in Snohomish County, this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 2...

 By Ronnie McBrayer    Church    January 8, 2014

Choose the future

Last year the Old South Congregational Church in Boston began to unravel itself from a quandary. They had been the longtime owners of an exceptional church hymnal, one of the first books produced in North America, printed in 1640. After years of deli...

 By Alan Soler    Sports    January 8, 2014

Lake Stevens wrestlers place at Doc Buchanan tournament

Junior Cody Vigoren won the 195 pound championship at the 37th annual Doc Buchanan wrestling tournament held on Friday and Saturday, January 3 and 4 in Clovis, Calif. Vigoren, ranked number one at...

 By Journal Staff    News    January 8, 2014

Fend off the flu!  H1N1 is here, but so is vaccine to fight it

Influenza is spreading rapidly in Snohomish County.  Local health providers report a significant uptick in positive flu tests in the past two weeks, and many of the sick are people younger than 65. Seven local people died of the flu during last...

 By Journal Staff    Business    January 8, 2014

Elle's Angels brighten the holidays for breast cancer survivors

Christmas came early for a handful of deserving breast cancer survivors as Elle Marie Hair Studio recently distributed funds from their Pink Hair 2 Save a Pair fundraiser.  The efforts were organized...

 By Journal Staff    Business    January 8, 2014

Washington Small businesses to get health insurance tax credits

The U.S. Treasury Department announced today that it will allow qualifying Washington businesses to get tax credits to help pay for up to 50 percent of their employees’ health insurance premium next year. “This is great news for the small...

 By Steve Strong    Business    January 8, 2014

Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), residential sales continue to do well for Lake Stevens with 51 in December 2013. Median values rose slightly from November’s $262,975 to $265,000 for the month of December. Active...

 By Statepoint    Business    January 8, 2014

New Year's Resolutions for Small Businesses

It's not just individuals who can benefit from New Year's resolutions. Businesses can also use the new year as an opportunity to reflect on how to improve in the year to come. With that in mind, here...

 Entertainment    January 8, 2014

The 5th Announces All-Local Cast for SPAMALOT

The Holy Grail of Entertainment at The 5th Avenue Theatre: Monty Python's Spamalot Featuring an All-Star Seattle Cast Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle; Music by Eric Idle, John...

 Entertainment    January 8, 2014

Brian Yorkey Directs THE FOREIGNER @ Village Theatre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2014 Contact: Jennifer Rice, Rice Public Relations LLC (206) 285-5175; Website: Press PHOTOS:

 News    January 8, 2014

Flu death, Snohomish County

Flu claims life of Snohomish County resident Flu shots work to prevent illness - lots of vaccine available in the county SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - Snohomish County's first confirmed flu death of the 2013-14 season has been reported to the Snohomish...

 News    January 8, 2014

Turn to the PUD for Deals on Heat Pumps, Weatherization & Lighting

January 8, 2014 Great Incentives for Saving Energy Turn to the PUD for Deals on Heat Pumps, Weatherization & Lighting Everett, Wash. – Take advantage of Snohomish County PUD incentives to save money on energy bills and improve your home’s...

 News    January 8, 2014

PRESS RELEASE; special board meeting

SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15th AT 7:00 The board will be conducting interviews with one candidate for the vacant position of the Director District #3 Board position on January 15th after the regular board meeting. This will take place at the...

 Entertainment    January 8, 2014

PNB PR: Pinocchio, March 16 - 22, 2014

PNB’s FAMILY MATINEE SERIES Featuring performances by students of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School Family Performances March 16 at 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm March 22 at 3:30 pm Student Matinee March 21 at 10:30 am Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St...

 Education    January 8, 2014

RELEASE: Dorn Unveils Proposal To Move Washington Toward Full Funding of Basic Education

Dorn Unveils Proposal To Move Washington Toward Full Funding of Basic Education Bill would define basic education, raise sales tax and institute “levy swap” if Legislature doesn’t act OLYMPIA — State Superintendent Randy Dorn today released...

 News    January 8, 2014

State Library, local libraries offering "Gadget Menagerie" training

State Library, local libraries offering “Gadget Menagerie” training OLYMPIA…The Washington State Library is partnering with local libraries across the state providing “Gadget Menagerie” training on handheld devices for library staff....


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