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Articles from the February 25, 2013 edition

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 Entertainment    February 25, 2013

Local Wine Tasting Extravaganza

Outdoor Youth Connections (OYC) is passionate about connecting and empowering underserved youth with outdoor adventures. We provide financial support for outdoor recreation and education that encourages love and respect for nature, leadership and...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

Washington Policy Center Hires Dan Sytman as New Communications and Marketing Director

Washington Policy Center, the state’s premier independent public policy think tank, has hired Dan Sytman as its new director of communications and marketing. Sytman will oversee strategic communications and media outreach for the organization,...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

Thousands of families share billions in relief

In the year since state Attorneys General and the federal government reached a historic consumer protection settlement with the nation’s five largest banks, the banks report they have provided nearly $46 billion in gross relief to more than...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

State AP Scores Rise Along With Participation Rate

More Washington students are taking and passing Advanced Placement exams, according to a national report released today. The College Board’s ninth annual “AP Report to the Nation” shows that 20,581 Washington students (or 32.8...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

SNOPAC Regional Dispatch Center and Member Police Agencies Share Crime Data with the Community

Numerous police agencies in Snohomish County recently went live with CrimeMapping.com. The police agencies participating are all members of the SNOPAC regional emergency 9-1-1 center and include the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Arlington...

 
 By Kylee Zabel    News    February 25, 2013

Senate Democrats launch income tax proposal to replace state property tax, reduce sales tax

Senate Coalition-Majority Leader Rodney Tom (D-48th District, Bellevue) chastised Democrat members for playing politics and not taking the will of Washingtonians seriously by introducing five fiscal reform bills before the Senate Ways and Means...

 
 By Zoey Palmer    News    February 25, 2013

Reproductive Parity Act wins House approval; Senate consideration next

The Reproductive Parity Act, a controversial bill that would require insurance plans that cover live births to also cover abortions, was passed by the state House of Representatives Friday morning after heated debate from both sides of the issue....

 
 News    February 25, 2013

Private forest landowners receive help on salmon recovery

Hundreds of private owners of forestland who want to do their part for salmon recovery may be eligible for more help than they imagined was available. A new video shows small forest landowners how they and their communities can benefit from a...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

Preston Simmons Named Chief Executive of Providence Northwest Washington

Providence Health & Services today announced that Providence Regional Medical Center Everett chief operating officer Preston M. Simmons, FACHE, has been appointed to serve as the new chief executive for Providence Northwest Washington. Simmons...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

New biography examines Spellman’s long political career

John Spellman, the former King County executive who became Washington’s most recent Republican governor, is the subject of a biography produced by a prolific history-based program of the Office of Secretary of State. The book is entitled...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

Terwedo Financial Services Hires Colette Roberge as Operations Assistant

February 18, 2013 - Terwedo Financial Services, LLC hired Colette Roberge as Operations Assistant. Roberge brings with her seven years of bookkeeping and accounting know-how as well as eleven years of customer service and client relationship...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

LVW of Snohomish County celebrates birthday with award and recognition

On February 9th the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County celebrated the 93rd Birthday of the National League of Women Voters with a luncheon at the Everett Golf and Country Club. The annual premier “Democracy in Action” Award was...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

Important IRS Reminders about Tip Income

If your pay from your job includes tips, the IRS has a few important reminders about tip income: Tips are taxable. Individuals must pay federal income tax on any tips they receive. The value of non-cash tips, such as tickets, passes or other items...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

Everett Detectives Seeking Publics Help To Solve Bank Robbery

Everett Police detectives are seeking the public’s help to solve a bank robbery. On February 5, 2013, just before 2:00 p.m., a man entered the Banner Bank at 8519 Evergreen Way. He approached...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County presents a 5 week, 20 hour Community Education and Volunteer Training Class

April 1, 2013 – April 29, 2013 Classes held on Monday evenings 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. & Saturday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Downtown Everett Location Classes provided free of charge to volunteers willing to commit 10 hours...

 
 News    February 25, 2013

Barista Arrests In Everett

Everett Police arrested three baristas today following a two-month long undercover investigation for probable cause for violating Everett’s Adult Cabaret law. “Citizens complained that these locations served more than just coffee,”...

 
 By Kylee Zabel    News    February 25, 2013

Wolf-control bills pass out of Senate committee

Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee last week approved two bills that would reduce the restraints on landowners and county legislative authorities from lethally removing a wolf posing an immediate threat to livestock and/or domestic...