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Articles from the April 9, 2013 edition

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 By Journal Staff    Columns    April 9, 2013

Students share Easter joy

Children are eager to help other children. This was what Mrs. Novak witnessed firsthand when her 3rd and 4th grade students at Zion Lutheran School in Lake Stevens learned of an opportunity to reach...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    April 9, 2013

KEEPING THE FAITH: Love Mom

I was smacked away from the dinner table on one occasion. Calm down, I was never abused, not even close. But my parents did believe in the effectiveness of that proverb, “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” Thus, I was definitely not...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

Sen. Hobbs delivers transportation improvements along State Route 9

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, said he was pleased Wednesday following the unveiling of the Senate’s bipartisan transportation budget which included $25.8 million in improvements to the State Route 9 corridor. “Anyone who uses SR 9...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 9, 2013

Roundabout Salmon, now you see them, now you don’t

Cedar statues being repaired after years in the rainy northwestern weather After almost six years after the beautiful wood carved salmon appeared in the roundabout on Lundeen Parkway and 20th St. NE,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

Patterson named to National Downs Syndrome Society

Amy Patterson, a Lake Stevens mom and director of the Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County, joined the National Down Syndrome Society at their annual Buddy Walk® on Washington, a two-day...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

LSHS Senior Citizen dinner rescheduled

Lake Stevens High School has had to reschedule the upcoming Senior Citizen Dinner that was previously calendared on April 11. The dinner will now be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. in the LSHS Cafeteria. Please RSVP to Alisa Arcos at...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

LSEF Spring for Education breakfast honored guests

Lake Stevens Education Foundation recently hosted their annual Spring for Education Breakfast featuring recent recipients of the Innovation Teaching and Learning Grants. They saw students in a video...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

Lake Stevens Fire Department welcomes part-time members

Lake Stevens Fire recently welcomed 12 part-time firefighter members. Part-time firefighters are required to be Firefighter 1 certified, EMT certified, and must pass both physical capacity and knowled...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

Lake Stevens’ Pahukoa wins major basketball award

Lake Stevens High School basketball player Brooke Pahukoa earned herself another well deserved award at last month’s Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association Senior All State Game...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt successful

The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club held their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Highland Elementary School on Easter Sunday, March 31. This was their 30th year! Warm weather brought out hundreds of kids and their...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

Hope’s bill to reduce gun violence passes Senate policy committee

House Bill 1612, to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 5 p.m. April 3. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Hope, passed just as time ran out for the final policy committee...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

Help us Paint the Town Purple - Raise funds for Relay for Life

Get that purple out and start decorating your homes and businesses to celebrate the up and coming Relay for Life of Lake Stevens. The city will be Painting the Town Purple this Saturday, April 13 as a precursor to the annual Relay for Life of Lake...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

Community Education offers great classes and camps locally

Enjoy the arts, music, dance for children and adults, fitness, wellness and many other great classes. There are more than 50 classes and camps currently being offered in the Lake Stevens School District’s Community Education program that runs...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

Cavelero teen serves as page for Rep. Hope

Rep. Mike Hope, R-Lake Stevens, sponsored Peter Condyles, 14, from Cavelero Mid High School as a page during this year’s legislative session in Olympia. “It’s great to see Peter get involved in government at an early age,”...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

“Calamity Jane” Dinner-Theater fundraiser to be a good time

Lake Stevens High School Drama Booster Club is hosting a Farmhouse Breakfast-for-Dinner Theater and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the LSHS Drama Club on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5 p.m. in...

 
 Opinions    April 9, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | April 10, 2013

Valley General Hospital can make a huge difference Dear Editor, Minutes matter. It made the difference between the continued use of my son’s arm or not after his snowboarding accident. Without Valley General Hospital’s emergency...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    April 9, 2013

The forgotten constituency

During the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton famously intoned, “I feel your pain,” an attempt to reassure voters he understood what they were going through. Since then, similar statements of empathy have become a sta...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    April 9, 2013

Are we getting a little touchy about being politically correct?

I was browsing the web the other day and noticed a story about people being upset with Target’s online store because of a small gaffe over a dress color. I am a Target lover, as are a majority...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

City hosts open house in their search for police chief

The City of Lake Stevens has received 20 applications for Lake Stevens Police Chief from candidates from across the country and will be conducting their interview panels the day of April 16. That evening they will bring forward the top candidates...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2013

WA businesses earned $66 million in tax credits

Washington employers received a record $66 million in tax credits from Uncle Sam for the 2011 tax-filing season for hiring certain hard-to-place job seekers. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit rewards employers who hire military veterans, the disabled,...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    April 9, 2013

Real Estate Report

Values continue to climb in Lake Stevens. Sales increase, while inventory shrinks, causing a spike in values perhaps never seen before. The medium value increased by another $7,500 for March over the previous month’s spike in February for a...