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Articles from the April 4, 2011 edition

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 By Seema Javeri, Wsdot Project Engineer    News    April 4, 2011

Southbound I-405 opens early in Bellevue after bridge torn down; northbound opens Monday at 4 a.m.

BELLEVUE – Southbound I-405 in Bellevue opened just after 9 p.m. - several hours ahead of schedule after crews removed the old N.E. 12th St. bridge. Northbound lanes remain closed until 4 a.m. Monday. Workers will use the last few hours...

 
 By Journal Staff    Columns    April 4, 2011

Peace Village helps cultivate positive change

Imagine a world where hope and visions of peace are part of everyday life. Imagine a community where children are taught the tools needed for nonviolent communication and compassionate listening. Imagine a happier, healthier future. Imagine Peace...

 
 By Journal Staff    Columns    April 4, 2011

Estrada graduates Coast Guard Training

Coast Guard Seaman Lucinda D. Estrada, a 2008 graduate of Lake Stevens High School, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J. During the eight-week training program, Estrada completed a vigorous training...

 
 By Jeff Bullock    Columns    April 4, 2011

Be a life-long learner

Ah spring time. The time of year that we, here in the northwest, are occasionally reminded what the sun looks like. It’s also about now that high school seniors begin to look forward to graduation, a day that seemed would never arrive....

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 4, 2011

Youth Advisory Council discusses drug, alcohol abuse

Most teens don’t want to drink or do drugs, however many are pressured by peers to try things they really don’t want to be a part of. At Thursday night’s Youth Forum presented by...

 
 News    April 4, 2011

Relay for Life takes over the town with Purple Siege

Kim Demary, Relay for Life Lake Stevens Chair and other Relay for Life Committee members with Mayor Vern LIttle as Mayor Little delivers his Proclamation citing April 9 as “Relay for LIfe,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 4, 2011

Prepared for an earthquake?

In response to the major earthquake in Japan in early March, Lake Stevens Fire encourages the community to learn how they can prepare themselves in the event of an earthquake here. Fire Chief Dave Lingenfelter comments, “In the event of an...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 4, 2011

Local resident Sebring dies at 91

Anna Sebring On Saturday, March 19, 2011 longtime community member Anna Sebring passed away. Sebring, 91, was born and raised in the Lake Stevens community. She lived in Lake Stevens most of her life...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 4, 2011

Lake Stevens School District recognizes volunteers of year

Join the Lake Stevens School District for an evening of celebration as they honor the talents of thier Student Artists and the work of our School Volunteers. The ceremony will take place Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at The Lake Stevens High School...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 4, 2011

Four students earn Eagle Scout honors

Kenji Akazawa, Benjamin Farmer, Michael Kilpatrick and Cory Maughan were honored at Eagle Scout Court of Honor on February 26. Kenji Akazawa, Benjamin Farmer, Michael Kilpatrick and Cory Maughan were...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 4, 2011

Cancer survivors celebrate life

Front row: Linda Elledge. Back row: Grace Missroon, Lynn White, Wilma Daniels, Brandy Missroon. Linda Elledge, Ms. Civic/Ms. Classic American Renaissance 2010, participated and spoke at the Relay For...

 
 Opinions    April 4, 2011

YOUR | LETTERS - April - 6 issue

The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast a wonderful success Dear Editor, On Saturday, March 26 the Kiwanis Club held a pancake breakfast at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Thank you to our wonderful community members, Walgreens, volunteers,...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    April 4, 2011

Scrapbooking for the insane

I want to put together a scrapbook of our vacation. I have the scrapbook. I have the pictures; 942 of them. The only thing I‘m missing is the left side of my brain. Or maybe it’s the right side. Okay, I’m missing the side that helps...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    April 4, 2011

Tax incentives bring value

In the face of our rising budget deficit, Gov. Gregoire is calling on state agencies to become more streamlined and innovative. At the same time, some interest groups are scrambling to increase tax revenues. But raising taxes is difficult, because...

 
 By Melanie Coon, Media Relations Manage    News    April 4, 2011

Washington state applies for Florida’s high-speed-rail funding

OLYMPIA – Washington state applied today for approximately $120 million in federal high-speed-rail stimulus money, part of $2.4 billion returned by Florida. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will use the money to...

 
 By Wsdot Customer Service    News    April 4, 2011

Studded tire deadline extended another week

OLYMPIA – State officials have extended the studded tire deadline one week for the second time this year. Drivers must now remove their studded tires by the end of the day Thursday, April 14. The Washington State Department of Transportation...