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 Entertainment    March 8, 2013

âFirst Dateâ Makes A Date With Broadway

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT – A Contemporary Theatre Are Taking This Relationship All the Way – To Broadway! The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Ninth New Musical To Open in New York; First Date Begins Previews at the Longacre Theatre in...

 News    March 8, 2013

Voters registration deadlines could be changed

Washington’s voter registration deadlines might be changed under a bill passed by the House, one of several elections-related measures approved by the chamber. Engrossed House Bill 1267 extends the time period for voter registration closer to E...

 News    March 8, 2013

SR 529 Ebey Slough Bridge closed this weekend

New, wider bridge to open Monday MARYSVILLE – Marysville drivers can say goodbye to concrete barrier and hello to new lanes on the State Route 529 Ebey Slough Bridge after a closure this weekend. For the past year, demolition crews have used...

 News    March 8, 2013

How are your Representatives and Senator voting?

This is how legislators in the 44th District have voted this past week: Senate Bill 5328, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5328: Creating a school grading system based on the accountability index. Passed the Senate on March 6, 2012 by a vote of...

 News    March 8, 2013

Governor Reappoints Traffic Safety Commission Director

Darrin Grondel to continue position OLYMPIA, WA — Governor Jay Inslee reappointed Darrin T. Grondel as Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Mr. Grondel has been a traffic safety professional for more than 21 years. “It...

 News    March 8, 2013

Community Transit Plans to Increase Ridership

Six-Year Plan seeks 25 percent more riders without adding more service; outlines service growth if new funding is secured Snohomish County, Wash. – The Community Transit Board of Directors yesterday approved a new six-year Transit Development...

 News    March 8, 2013

Sheriffâs Office to Officially Launch School Services Unit

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will officially launch the newly formed School Service Unit this Friday, March 15 at Woodside Elementary in Mill Creek. After the December 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut,...

 News    March 8, 2013

McAuliffe bill voted off Senate floor establishes statewide education standards for K-12 success

OLYMPIA – Today, a bill to establish statewide education standards for K-12 success was voted off the Senate floor. Senate Bill 5491, sponsored by Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-Bothell, directly responds to the McCleary decision and court order to...