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Articles from the January 30, 2012 edition

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 By Journal Staff    News    January 30, 2012

Weekly Roll Call Report for the Lake Stevens Journal

This week, the House of Representatives passed bills related to land maintenance responsibility for easements, modifications in current law related to K-12 and higher education, and modifications to...

 
 By Chris Thomas, Washington News Service    News    January 30, 2012

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Marine Life from Harmful Sonar

SEATTLE - A coalition of conservation and Native American groups is challenging permits issued to the U.S. Navy to expand the use of sonar in training exercises along the Pacific coastline, from Washington to northern California. The groups say the...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Granite Falls School District Replacement Levy Q&A

Levies provide money for programs, activities, and services that are not covered by state funding for basic education. The state does not fully fund basic education programs so school districts ask...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

GFHS Eco Team in the running for another $5,000 grant

Ten times a year Brotherton Cadillac grants a $5,000 scholarship to someone who is making a difference in their community as part of their Community Champions award. The Brotherton Award is a way to...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Teacher Howell receives national award

The national headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) announced Debra Howell, a 4th-6th grade teacher at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Granite Falls, Wash., as one of the three teachers who are this year’s recipients of the VFW...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Stop whooping cough:

Snohomish Health District and its community partners will offer free vaccine to protect adults from pertussis, or whooping cough, at two sites from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 4: • Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98201...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Snohomish Sheriff’s Office helps local kids

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. was especially memorable for the kids at Granite Falls Middle School this year. Not only did they get to see images of King on a huge screen and learn more about th...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Host families needed for student exchange program

Explore new cultures without leaving your home. You and your family will learn about another exciting country by opening your home to an exchange student. A host family is needed for a foreign exchange student who will be attending Granite Falls...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Granite Falls resident and family opens youth center

Granite Falls resident Aaron Sallade and his family set out to give the youth of Granite Falls a place to go and stay out of trouble. So the Sallades opened a youth center, paying for everything out of their own pockets. The 7,000 square foot center...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Family fighting cancer..again, help them in their fights

The Hawkin's family; Sarah, Kirk, Barb, Jim, Bethany and Roman. Last year we told you about Sarah Lien, 24, the young newlywed who was battling breast cancer and her mother Barbara Hawkins who had bat...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Dr. Cerven offering free sealant for kids

Kids need dental care just as much as adults, so much so they have declared February National Children's Dental Health Month. The staff at Dr. Cerven’s office is excited about giving back to their community of Granite Falls by improving the...

 
 By Kevin Hickson    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

CHASING TAILS....A FISH REPORT

A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work. Ok, maybe in today’s high unemployment, having a paycheck, might be better than fishing. Maybe. Winter is a challenging time for fishing. The days are cold, rainy and dark. Some lakes and...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Body found outside of G.F.

On January 3, 2012, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office was acting on a tip when they responded to an area near Granite Falls on a report of a dead body. Investigators located the body of an unidentified adult male in an outdoor area....

 
 By Fred Cruger    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Remembering Bob Miller

About twenty years ago, I moved to Granite Falls from the suburb of Machias, and made friends with Bob Miller while talking about antique cars. On Monday, Jan 9, 2012, Bob died after a multi-year...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Bill to address unregulated Pharmacy Benefit Managers receives hearing

With the cost of health insurance increasing year after year, Rep. Kirk Pearson introduced legislation he believes will lower prescription drug costs and ensure locally-owned pharmacies can keep their doors open. House Bill 2303, which would create...

 
 Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

YOUR|LETTERS for February 2012

Some watchdogs . . . Don’t Dear Editor, Considering our nation’s dire financial straits, one is left to wonder what we’re entitled to expect from our political leaders. Should we not expect them to be a bit more savvy in finance, em...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Snow wimps are we? I don't think so

It must have been a really slow news day in Los Angeles last Wednesday when one LA Times writer stated, “Call Seattle clueless” and “The snowstorm had been forecast to be the worst...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Governor, where is the funding for U.S. 2 in your transportation proposal?

It was Sept. 11, 2007, when Gov. Chris Gregoire came to Snohomish County to see firsthand the problems on U.S. Highway 2 that contributed to more than 45 deaths within seven years between Snohomish and Stevens Pass. That day, the governor toured the...