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Articles from the March 15, 2010 edition

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 By Journal Staff    News    March 15, 2010

Voters next to decide on Lakewood Act

The House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments to House Joint Resolution 4220, also known as the Lakewood Police Officers’ Memorial Act, sending the constitutional amendment straight to the voters. Rep. Mike Hope, police officer and...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 15, 2010

Texting, cell phone use while driving becomes primary offense

The House and Senate came to an agreement last Thursday night over the bill which makes using a cell phone or texting while driving a primary offense. The bill will now go to the governor. If the...

 
 By Rian Cool    News    March 15, 2010

Special Olympian Parrish passes away

Rory Parrish played baseball for the Special Olympics along with other sports. Parrish was a long time resident of Lake Stevens. In the winter, you’d find him pulling down a rebound or honing his...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 15, 2010

Major collision on Highway 9 leaves one in critical condition

On Monday, March 8 at approximately 12:30 p.m. people driving on Highway 9 through Lake Stevens found themselves at a standstill as police and fire personnel were extracting, Samantha Shivvers, an...

 
 News    March 15, 2010

Local WASP recognized for service in WWII

Lois Auchterlonie shows friends and family her Congressional Gold Medal as she returns from Washington D.C. Auchterlonie is one of only 12 women in Washington awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Fly...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 15, 2010

Hobbs’ hard work pays off in funding for top transportation priorities

The House and Senate have agreed on a transportation budget that includes funding for two projects in Snohomish County to improve safety and spur future economic development. The state Department of Transportation will receive $500,000 for the...

 
 News    March 15, 2010

Construction in full swing on new stadium

This aerial view of the new football field and track at Lake Stevens High School shows the progress that has been made since its demolition last Fall. The stadium will be complete by the first...

 
 By Kristin Ching, Naval Station Everett Public Affairs    News    March 15, 2010

Northwest Navy Security Exercises Northwest Navy Security Exercises

SILVERDALE, Wash. - Navy shore installations in the continental United States -- including those in Puget Sound -- will participate in Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield '10, an annual security training exercise from Mar. 22-26. The week-long...

 
 Opinions    March 15, 2010

Letters to the Editor for March 17, 2010

Increasing taxes and revenues won’t help jobs, education Dear Editor, The liberals (and some of our state’s Democrat and Republican representatives) believe that the only way to increase jobs, pay for education, fund emergency services, and take...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    March 15, 2010

Making The Bed

Making the bed doesn’t seem like a particularly difficult task, but most kids make it more difficult than it has to be. If you think about it, making the task seem difficult and whining about it is the only weapon a kid has against parental...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    March 15, 2010

Designate a driver for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

In 2008, 37 percent of the drivers and motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes on St. Patrick’s Day had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above, according to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Snohomish Count...

 
 By Teresa Totorica    Opinions    March 15, 2010

Time to adopt better system for funding higher education

A few weeks ago, nearly 400 students rallied at the state capital to support Washington’s higher education institutions. With a passionate campaign to end any further budget cuts and to protect financial aid for lower-income families, the students...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    March 15, 2010

Special session costs are a waste of taxpayer money

So here we are once again, in a special legislative session. It seems that lawmakers just don’t have enough time to hash out the ever-exploding budget and agree on tax hikes in their typical 60-day...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    March 15, 2010

WA Lawmakers Scrutinize Tax Loopholes

SEATTLE - It's like juggling three flaming torches - Washington legislators can make further cuts to state services and programs, enact tax increases or close tax loopholes. This week at a special session, the lawmakers will try to agree on a...