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Articles from the February 19, 2013 edition

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 By Rory Douglas    Sports    February 19, 2013

Viking Wrestlers Win 9th State Championship

There was never much drama in the team title race at this year’s Mat Classic. In the first round of the state tournament, the Lake Stevens wrestling team jumped to a 20 point lead, and they...

 
 By Mike Anderton    Sports    February 19, 2013

Viking basketball: Boys done, girls alive

The season has ended for the Viking boys basketball team, 59-38 losers at Edmonds-Woodway in District Tournament play last week. But the girls stayed alive, by eliminating Jackson 55-41 in the latter’s gym a night later. At Edmonds-Woodway 59...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    February 19, 2013

Sabbath provides a rest for the soul

There’s an old vaudeville act that I don’t see done much anymore, but I recently found a great example of it on YouTube. It’s the plate-spinning act. Do you remember that? You have one person who starts out with the not-so-easy...

 
 By Journal Staff    Columns    February 19, 2013

Host family needed

A host family is needed for a Lake Stevens High School Foreign Exchange student for the 2013/14 school year. A potential host family is needed for students coming from the following countries: Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Spain, Vietnam, Austria,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2013

Students watch history in the making at Inauguration

Five Lake Stevens High School (LSHS) students had the exciting opportunity to attend the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C. Led by Darrick Hayman, a U.S. History and Advanced Placement teacher at LSHS, students and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2013

Rep. Mike Hope introduces legislation to help kids

Rep. Mike Hope, R-Lake Stevens, has introduced legislation that focuses on helping kids succeed. Two of these bills were heard on Wednesday, Feb. 7. One of them, House bill 1261 would allow children who are removed from their home to be temporarily...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 19, 2013

Nancy Mitchell selected as Grand Marshal for Aquafest 2013

The 2013 Aquafest Committee has selected long-time resident Nancy Mitchell as this year’s Grand Marshal. The announcement was made at the February 5 Lion’s Club meeting. With this great...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2013

LSF firefighters complete Officer Development Academy

Lake Stevens Fire members Captain Ryan Lowe, Captain Ron Rasmussen and Acting Captain/Firefighter Augie Cardona recently completed the King County Fire Training Officers Association (KCFTOA) Officer Development Academy (ODA). The KCFTOA Officer...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2013

L.S. senior appointed to Naval Academy

This June, just three short weeks after graduating from Lake Stevens High School (LSHS), Robert Alexander DeGabriele will begin training at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. DeGabriele, 17, was nominated by Congressman Rick Larsen, WA...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

Companies needed to fight cancer

JOURNAL STAFF The American Cancer Society urges local companies to help support the fight against cancer in their communities by becoming sponsors of Relay For Life. Cancer touches everyone, and involvement in Relay For Life is a great way for...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2013

City looking for Lundeen Park Food and Beverage Concession proposals

The City of Lake Stevens is seeking proposals to operate the City’s concession facility in Lundeen Park from June through Labor Day. To receive a copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP) by email, contact Georgine Rosson at g...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2013

Chamber gives grant money to Mt. Pilchuck

The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce presented Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School’s Principal Chris Larson and teacher Mary Beth Kurtenbach with a $550 check at last week’s Chamber luncheon held on Wednesday, February 13. The money...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2013

Cavelero Music Boosters holding fundraiser, dinner

Cavelero Music Boosters will be holding a Dinner and Raffle Fundraiser on Friday, March 1, 2013 to benefit the Cavelero Music Department. This event will be held in the Cavelero Mid High commons from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature the impressive...

 
 News    February 19, 2013

State Liquor Enforcement Officers have asked the Washington Legislature for the training and the authority to handle a greater range of responsibilities. The officers said the new state law legalizing marijuana use is only one complication on the...

 
 Opinions    February 19, 2013

YOUR | LETTERS February 20, 2013

Parent involvement in education makes huge difference Dear Editor, The President said in the “State of the Union” that we should have free pre-school and that will make a huge positive impact on education but his own Department of Educati...

 
 By Roger Stark Md    Opinions    February 19, 2013

Washington State should not expand its medicaid program

The existing Medicaid entitlement program began in 1965 as a government safety net to help poor children and their families earning less than 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Congress has steadily expanded the program to include aid...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    February 19, 2013

Tougher regulations should be made for voter fraud

The Secretary of State’s office sent out a press release last week letting the media know about possible voter fraud involving two of the initiatives on last year’s ballots. According to...

 
 By Zoey Palmer    News    February 19, 2013

House bill adds funding, expands coverage for working families

Paid medical leave for new parents may remain an unfulfilled goal if a bill in the state Senate becomes law. Senate Bill 5159, sponsored by Sen. John Braun (R-20th District, Chehalis), would repeal Washington’s Family and Medical Leave...