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Articles from the June 4, 2013 edition

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 Columns    June 4, 2013

KEEPING THE FAITH: multitasking madness

Beware of the multitasker. He or she isn’t being honest, for anyone who claims the ability to talk on the phone, surf the web, cook dinner, send a text message, balance the checkbook, and fly a crop duster all at the same time is terribly...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 4, 2013

Waterski and Wakeboard tourney returning to Aquafest festival this year

One of the most popular events at Aquafest is the waterski and wakeboard tournament that will be held on Saturday, July 27. The waterski tournament is sponsored by the Lake Stevens Waterski and Wakeboard Club and wakeboarding is hosted by Grass...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 4, 2013

Torch Run blazes through L.S.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Campaign began in Washington State in 1982. In addition to the thousands of miles law enforcement personnel has traveled with the “Flame of Hope” to...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 4, 2013

Teen shot and killed in a drive-by shooting

It seems that city life has come to the Lake Stevens community and not for the good after Lake Stevens Police responded to a 911 call stating that a young girl had been shot. “We are investigati...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 4, 2013

Student pulled from Lake Stevens High School pool

A Lake Stevens High School student in his 20s was found in the high school pool on Friday morning. He was rushed to the hospital after medics performed CPR on him for 25 minutes. “The call came...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 4, 2013

New local roundabouts will make Highway 92 safer

Keeping kids and the community safe is the biggest reason the City of Lake Stevens is building two new roundabouts on Highway 92 this summer. The groundbreaking for the new roundabouts took place on...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 4, 2013

Leadership students hold dance for others

May 21, 2013 was the day set for a fun and rewarding event. Each year the Lake Stevens High School (LSHS) Leadership Class puts on a special dance for students with special needs including those enrolled in the Structured Learning Center (i.e....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 4, 2013

Lake Stevens own Wolff loses his battle with cancer

Joshua Ryan Wolff, a New York City based jazz pianist/singer, passed away on May 19, 2013 – he was 39 years old (born September 28, 1973). He died of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, which had been di...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 4, 2013

Lake Stevens’ Miss Aquafest 2013 crowned

After a weekend filled with pageantry Lake Stevens now has a new queen who will represent the city throughout the coming year at local events as well as community festivals throughout the northwest....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 4, 2013

L.S. resident Downey named Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen

Lake Stevens’ own Haley Downey has been named this year’s Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen for 2013 and was officially crowned at the competition held in Burien on May 24-26....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 4, 2013

L.S. Little School brings wild animal show to Grace Academy

If you missed the Predators of the Heart Wild Animal and Reptile Show on May 17, you missed an amazing show! Lake Stevens Little School Preschool of Lake Stevens partnered with Grace Academy of...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 4, 2013

Greenhouse Design competition winner includes Lake Stevens Post Office

The Big green Greenhouse Design Competition attracted submissions from around the world for a project to be located in Snohomish County, Wash. SnoLeaf Branch Collaborative of Cascadia Green Building...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    June 4, 2013

Are you and your family ready for a natural disaster?

Tornadoes and hurricanes seem to be running amok lately with the promise of more to come and the devastation we see is unbearable. Seeing entire communities swept away by raging winds and water is alm...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 4, 2013

Fishing Derby results from North Cove Park

This year’s Fishing Derby was held at North Cove Park and was presented by Snohomish Sportsman’s Club & Lake Stevens Lions Club. Fifty kids participated, the winners are as follows and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 4, 2013

Bring your Fire Escape Plan to the LSF booth at the Health & Safety Fair

Lake Stevens Fire will be partnering with Subway Owner Dave LaCoursiere at the Health & Safety Fair this year to encourage families to have their fire escape plans in place. The first 25 children to bring in a drawing of their family’s fire...

 
 Opinions    June 4, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | JUNE 5, 2013

Law vs. Order Dear Editor, Military and political leaders, school teachers and administrators—even ministers and judges—are routinely charged with heinous crimes or moral indiscretions. Drunk drivers—some cited many...

 
 By Janet Trautwein    Opinions    June 4, 2013

Preserving what works: The perks of employer-provided coverage

Federal officials recently made some discouraging predictions about the future of American health care. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office forecast that seven million Americans will lose or drop their employer-provided health insurance by...