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 Sports    February 5, 2013

Tri to head up West team for June’s All-Star Football Game

JOURNAL STAFF This June, Tom Tri—head coach of the Lake Stevens High School (LSHS) football team—will share his leadership statewide as the head coach of the West team for the annual...

 
 Sports    February 5, 2013

Edens gets top state coaching award

JOURNAL STAFF Randy Edens, the Lake Stevens High School (LSHS) girls basketball coach, is the National Federation of State High School Associations 2012 Coach of the Year in girls basketball for...

 
 Sports    February 5, 2013

Viking wrestlers do better than expected at Wesco

RORY DOUGLAS | CONTRIBUTING WRITER The Lake Stevens wrestling team expected to do well at the Wesco district tournament on Feb. 1 and 2, but even the most optimistic Lake Stevens fan might’ve...

 
 Sports    February 5, 2013

Viking basketball: Girls hot, boys not, as playoffs begin

MIKE ANDERTON | CONTRIBUTING WRITER The “regular” phase of the 2012-13 Viking basketball season ended last week with the girls on a roll and the boys in decline. The girls crushed two opponents on the road to nail down second place in Wes...

 
 Columns    February 5, 2013

Keeping my family conflict-free

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best, conflict-free way to divvy up my personal possessions to my kids after I’m gone? I have a lot of jewelry, art, family heirlooms and antique furniture, and five grown kids that don’t always see...

 
 Columns    February 5, 2013

Run Toward

BY LISA FINLEY | THE FATHER’S HOUSE While all branches of our United States military should be honored and revered highly, the Marines are commonly referred to as “The Tip of the Spear”. Their boot camp is more intense, the demands...

 
 News    February 5, 2013

Sexual assault being investigated in L.S.

BY PAM STEVENS | MANAGING EDITOR A woman in her 30s was reportedly attacked on Monday, January 21 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the corner of Chapel Hill Rd. and 101st Ave. SE. “The initial report hasn’t been turned in and the detectives...

 
 News    February 5, 2013

Phosphorus treatment for L.S. includes alum

BY PAM STEVENS | MANAGING EDITOR While phosphorus is important to the health of Lake Stevens high levels can result in water quality deterioration and unwanted algae blooms. This past year the City...

 
 News    February 5, 2013

Officer Wellington still working at LSPD despite jokes about scaring co-worker

BY PAM STEVENS | MANAGING EDITOR Officer James Wellington, 39, has been the focus of at least six internal investigations within the Lake Stevens Police Department since 2009. Within the hundreds of pages of investigation reports it was found that...

 
 News    February 5, 2013

LSHS students help others understand obesity effects

Two Lake Stevens Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, Larisa Kreft and Amanda Kristofferson, helped to fight childhood obesity by educating elementary students about the...

 
 News    February 5, 2013

Lake Stevens Fire wraps up 2012 and moves forward

JOURNAL STAFF Lake Stevens Fire responded to a total of 4435 calls during the year 2012. There were 3015 Emergency Medical Service calls, 240 Fire calls, 241 Motor Vehicle Collision calls, and 939...

 
 News    February 5, 2013

L.S. offers two locations for new driver’s testing

JOURNAL STAFF Washington state law changed on December 1, 2012 and now allows private driving and public schools that offer driver’s education and training to administer both the written and driving tests for new drivers. “The only...

 
 News    February 5, 2013

Hope’s bill takes aim at criminals to decrease violence

JOURNAL STAFF Rep. Mike Hope, R-Lake Stevens, has introduced a bill to make Washington safer. The bill has a singular purpose—stopping criminals with guns. In Washington state reducing gun crime...

 
 News    February 5, 2013

BYU’s Young Ambassadors coming to Everett

JOURNAL STAFF The BYU Young Ambassadors made their worldwide debut at the Osaka 1970 World Expo, and have been entertaining audiences across the globe ever since. The group recently returned from a...

 
 News    February 5, 2013

Among all racial and ethnic groups, African Americans are most at risk from HIV/AIDS in the United States. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed an alarming 48% increase in new HIV infections among young, black...

 
 Opinions    February 5, 2013

YOUR | LETTERS February 6, 2013

Encourage legislators to support SB 5156 Dear Editor, I was surprised to have just learned that if a minor wishes to have an abortion they are not required to have parent permission, the parent doesn’t even have to be notified. I found this by...

 
 Opinions    February 5, 2013

Focus is on private donors as need grows

BY DON C. BRUNELL | PRES. ASSOC. OF WA BUSINESS With all the class warfare these days, “rich” has become a four-letter word. To hear some tell it, high-income earners are greedy misers who don’t pay their “fair share.”...

 
 Opinions    February 5, 2013

Why do women still earn less than men?

BY PAM STEVENS | MANAGING EDITOR According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Department of Labor women still earn less than men. This is happening all over the country with Montana women earning the least compared to men and Connecticut earning...

 
 News    February 5, 2013

Assault by deadly disease may get expanded definition in state’s criminal laws

BY ZOEY PALMER | WNPA A Washington state law that criminalizes intentionally infecting other persons with HIV without their consent may be expanded to include any disease that is dangerous or deadly. House Bill 1018, sponsored by Rep. Jim Moeller...