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 News    January 17, 2013

Burn Ban Lifted in King County; Stage 1 Ban Continues for Pierce and Snohomish Counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the air quality burn ban in King County, effective 1 p.m., January 16, 2013. A Stage 1 burn ban remains in effect for Pierce, and Snohomish counties until further notice. "We're lifting the ban in...

 News    January 17, 2013

United Way free tax preparation sites open Jan. 22

United Way of Snohomish County will be opening six free tax preparation sites throughout Snohomish County - three in Everett and one each in Lynnwood, Marysville and Monroe - to help working families prepare their tax returns and keep more of what...

 News    January 17, 2013

State Salmon Board Launches Salmon Recovery Web Site -

The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board today released the 2012 biennial State of the Salmon in Watersheds report and with it launched a new, interactive Web site that allows people to see how salmon are doing in their community’s...

 News    January 17, 2013

Stage 1 burn ban in effect for King, Pierce and Snohomich Counties

Please rely on your home's cleaner source of heat until air quality improves. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lowering the air quality burn ban to a Stage 1 in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties effective at 1 PM on January 15, 2013. The ban...

 News    January 17, 2013

Pacific Northwest Ballet presents modern masterpieces

Modern Masterpieces, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s March mixed-bill, delivers repertory giants and a world premiere. Artistic Director Peter Boal’s desire to curate new choreographic collections paved the way for works by Ulysses Dove and...

 News    January 17, 2013

Goldmark re-elected chair of state Board of Natural Resources Thomas DeLuca, Dean of UW forestry school, is re-elected vice chair

At its regular monthly meeting today, the Board of Natural Resources re-elected Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark as its chair. In addition to serving on the Board, Goldmark manages the Washington State Department of Natural Resources...

 By Washington News Service    News    January 17, 2013

For Frustrated Families, Strategies for Homework Help

SEATTLE - Homework does not have to be a battle between kids and parents. At a workshop in Seattle today, after-school care providers are learning strategies to help kids of all ages with their homework assignments. The trainer, Karen Summers with...

 News    January 17, 2013

Evergreen State Fair seeks new advisory board members

The Snohomish County Evergreen State Fair is seeking candidates to fill two unexpired terms on its Fair Advisory Board. The Fair Advisory Board is composed of 11 members – five representing the Council districts in which they reside and six...

 News    January 17, 2013

Everett Clinic named a top 100 best place to work by Fortune, third consecutive year

The Everett Clinic is pleased to announce it has been named one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the third year in a row. The Clinic is extremely excited to have earned a spot on this prestigious...