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Articles from the April 16, 2013 edition

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 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    April 16, 2013

Keeping the faith: The discovery of forgiveness

Four-hundred and ninety times. That was Jesus’ answer to the question, “How many times should I forgive someone who has offended me.” I don’t think Jesus was being literal; how I wish he were!. Then there would at least be a...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 16, 2013

Paint the Town Purple cold but a success

Businesses around Lake Stevens are decked out in purple to celebrate the third annual Paint the Town Purple event, the precursor to Relay for Life of Lake Stevens, which will take place on May 10 and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 16, 2013

L.S. Spring Quarter Community Education offers 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 f...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 16, 2013

Hillcrest Elementary Auction coming soon

The Lake Stevens community is invited to the Hillcrest Auction Friday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., held at Hillcrest Elementary. The auction is themed around that “other” giving season—to include gift options in a wide range...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 16, 2013

Classroom fundraiser to benefit soldiers

Multiage students (grades 4, 5, 6) at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Granite Falls are holding a unique fundraiser, Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Wild for Pets pet store located at 104 E. Stanley St. in Granite Falls. The...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 16, 2013

City Spring clean-up just around the corner

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the City of Lake Stevens will be hosting its annual Spring Cleaning Day Event. This year’s event will again be held at the back parking lot at Cavelero Mid High School located at 8220 24th St. SE, Lake Stevens. Citizen...

 
 By Interim Police Chief Dan Lorentzen    News    April 16, 2013

CITY CORNER | When you should call 9-1-1

In 2012 your police department responded to approximately 30,000 calls for service. While not all of these calls came through the 911 system, one of the most frequent questions we receive is, when do we call 911? 911 is nationally recognized and an...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 16, 2013

Car slams into L.S. home, one man dead

A homeowner on the 2700 block of 99th Ave. NE got an unexpected wake-up call when a car came crashing through his home at approximately 3:20 in the morning last Thursday, April 11. The 31-year-old mal...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 16, 2013

Annual Sunnycrest PTA Silent Auction

Sunnycrest Elementary PTA is celebrating “April Showers...” with their annual silent auction on Friday, April 26 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Sunnycrest Elementary School, 3411 99th Ave. NE. Come bid on some fantastic items. All proceeds...

 
 Opinions    April 16, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | April 17, 2013

Save Valley General Hospital Dear Editor, Save Valley General Hospital. This is the theme of the hospital levy campaign. Living for 42 years in Monroe, I’ve seen the growth of the hospital and how it’s become an outstanding facility with...

 
 By Jason Mercierdirector    Opinions    April 16, 2013

State leaders should keep their promises, let temporary taxes expire

When the 2013 Legislative Session began this past January, tax increases in our state were a long shot. First there was the voters’ most recent confirmation, for the fifth time, of our state’s two-decade-old law requiring a supermajority...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 16, 2013

Washington Would Receive Over $3 Million Under Obama Administration Budget Proposal to Help Homeowners Reduce their Energy Bills

President Obama’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2014 includes an increase for low-income home weatherization services, including $3.1 million to help needy families in the state of Washington. The proposal represents a continued commitment by...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 16, 2013

Reardon recognizes county's 911 dispatchers

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has declared this week - April 14-20, 2013 - Public Safety Telecommunications Week in honor of the work performed by SNOCOM 911 and SNOPAC 911. Each year SNOCOM 911 and SNOPAC 911 receive more than 630,000...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 16, 2013

Washington Votes

Weekly Roll Call Report for the Lake Stevens Journal & Granite Falls Press Dear Subscriber: The House voted out its version of the state operating budget on Friday, after our weekly report was distributed. Here is the roll call for SB 5034, as...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 16, 2013

Washington Coast Cleanup Day Saturday

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is putting out a call to volunteers to hit the ocean beaches for a huge beach cleanup effort Saturday. Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Saturday, April 20, Washington Coast Cleanup Day. The...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 16, 2013

Solid-waste violators assessed $1.8 million in fines

Two recycling companies are facing up to $1.8 million in fines following a Snohomish County investigation that has revealed numerous violations of the county's waste-disposal code. Snohomish County's Solid Waste Division, Sheriff's Office and...