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 By Journal Staff    News    February 14, 2012

Free financial management class

Afraid to open your credit card bills or would like to have money left over at the end of the month? If you would like to make financial goals and see them happen then this Survival Budgeting class is for you. Brought to you by The Lake Stevens...

 
 By Alan Soler    Sports    February 14, 2012

Viking Wrestlers take second in Regionals

The Lake Stevens Wrestling team took second place in the 2012 4A Region 1 wrestling champions held Saturday, February 11. The Region 1 Championships included 16 teams, 11 from Wesco and five from the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 14, 2012

How did your legislator vote?

SB 6239, regarding same-sex marriage, has been delivered to the Governor for signature, expected on Valentine’s Day. Also, the cutoff for a bill to be passed out of its house of origin is next...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 14, 2012

Homelessness in L.S. doesn’t mean students get left behind

Photo by Shane Kantzer A 14-year-old girl who has attended the same schools with the same friends since starting kindergarten has just found out that her family is losing their home after her father...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 14, 2012

Free financial management class

Afraid to open your credit card bills or would like to have money left over at the end of the month? If you would like to make financial goals and see them happen then this Survival Budgeting class is for you. Brought to you by The Lake Stevens...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 14, 2012

Citizens invited to town halls with Rep. Dunshee

Rep. Hans Dunshee will host two town hall meetings in the 44th District on Saturday, Feb. 18. “It is always a pleasure to come back home and listen to my neighbors,” said Dunshee, who also hosted a tele-town hall the night of Feb. 6....

 
 By Steve Jacob    Opinions    February 14, 2012

When it comes to taxes, keep it simple

“Keep it simple.” This old saying is more than a bumper sticker slogan, it’s a principle that is especially important when it comes to taxes and regulations. Washington employers have been working for decades to simplify our...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    February 14, 2012

Mourning the loss of a family

How could a father, who has been trying to compel the courts that he is stable and a good dad to his two small boys, take a hatchet to them and then blow them up, after allegedly killing their mother...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    February 14, 2012

WA Legislators Not "Feeling the Love" This Valentine's Day

OLYMPIA, Wash. - At an AARP luncheon today, panelists from both political parties are sharing their views about the budget impasse at the state Capitol, and what it means for seniors, with voters over age 50. With the legislative session halfway over...

 
 By Washington State Transportation Commission - News    News    February 14, 2012

Tolling and transportation revenue on State Transportation Commission meeting agenda

OLYMPIA – Initial work on developing new tolls for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB), updates on tolling and financing for the SR 99 tunnel project and transportation revenue proposals are the top discussion items for next week’s meeting...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 14, 2012

Tam family grieves, publishes book authored by daughter

Eleven year old Lake Stevens resident Grace Tam lost her life at The Big Four Ice Caves in July of 2010. Tam’s parents John and Tamami took their daughter’s joy for life and turned it...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    February 14, 2012

If Salmon Could Write Valentines ...

SEATTLE - When the Save Our Wild Salmon coalition put out the word asking its supporters to sign a valentine message to Dr. Jane Lubchenco, it didn't expect more than 1,200 responses. Lubchenco is the administrator of National Oceanic and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 14, 2012

Citizens invited to town halls with Rep. Dunshee

Rep. Hans Dunshee will host two town hall meetings in the 44th District on Saturday, Feb. 18. “It is always a pleasure to come back home and listen to my neighbors,” said Dunshee, who also hosted a tele-town hall the night of Feb. 6....