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Articles from the June 18, 2013 edition

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 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Commerce awards $8 million for energy cost savings projects Funds go to higher education institutions across Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce<http://www.commerce.wa.gov/Pages/default.aspx> today announced nearly $8 million in grants to create jobs and to help seven higher education institutions lower their energy costs. An estimated 121...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    June 18, 2013

KEEPING THE FAITH: Thanks dad, for wising up

I’m writing this article while sitting in my father’s chair. You know the chair of which I speak. It is that ratty old recliner that occupies the living room, den, or man-cave that no guest or other family member is ever allowed access....

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 18, 2013

UPDATE: Woman’s body found in home in Lake Stevens, police calling it a suspicious death

Lake Stevens Police Officers responded to a suspicious call from a gentleman yesterday morning around 9 a.m. in a cul-de-sac off of 92nd and 15th St. SE in West Lake Stevens. A woman in her 20s was...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

United Way announces $7.9 million in targeted community grants

United Way of Snohomish County will be investing $7.9 million over three years toward 107 programs in Snohomish County addressing a set of priorities identified by three panels of volunteers. These targeted investments represent an increase of more...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Students graduate from EvCC ORCA

Twenty eight students from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy graduated June 14, earning both their associate’s degree and high school diplomas, several of the students are from Lake Stevens High School and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Notice of public hearing

The Board of Commissioners of Lake Stevens Fire will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed annexation of an area generally described as the Valtera View Annexation. The proposed annexation comprises approximately 14 acres. A copy of the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Music On The Lake returns

It just wouldn’t be summer without Music on the Lake and this year’s line-up is sure to please. Head down to North Cove Park on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and enjoy a great view and even better music. The following bands will be...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 18, 2013

Making a difference for Molly - Community marches in hopes of finding a killer and to remember a life lost

Hundreds of people from Lake Stevens gathered at the Centennial Trail trailhead on 20th St. NE Monday, June 17 to remember 15-year-old Molly Conley, the young girl who was killed in a drive-by...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

LSEF awards Innovative Learning Grants

During the grant cycle of April 30, 2013 the following have received grants from the Lake Stevens Education Foundation: Hillcrest Elementary – Assistive Technology for struggling writers in the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Looking for host families this summer - Will you be part of this opportunity?

A host family is needed for students and one chaperone, coming from France for three weeks this summer. There is a local coordinator plus a French chaperone that will be with the students and ensuring a great experience for all. The students and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Lake Stevens shoreline program approved

The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) has approved the city of Lake Stevens’ updated shoreline master program. The city’s shoreline program will result in significant improvements in the protection, use, development and restoration...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Lake Stevens School District Parent & Community Survey

The Lake Stevens School District wants to know what you think about our schools! Whether you’re a parent, student, staff member, or a part of the Lake Stevens community—your thoughts are important to us. Please take a few minutes to...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Lake Stevens City Council authorizes $2,000 contribution to the Molly Conley Reward Fund

At the Lake Stevens City Council meeting on Monday, June 10 Mayor Vern Little requested and the City Council approved a contribution of $2,000 to the Molly Conley reward fund. Just two weeks ago the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

L.S. students accepted into Aerospace Scholars Program at Museum of Flight in Seattle

The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that the following students will be participating in one of the four WAS Summer Residency sessions held in June and July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Washington Aerospace...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

L.S. Education Foundation awards scholarships to seniors

The Lake Stevens Education Foundation is pleased to announce that it was able to award over $17,000 in scholarships on behalf of the foundation, local businesses, families and service organizations....

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 18, 2013

Isaacson earns awards, records in softball

Autumn Isaacson graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 2011 and since then has continued to carry on with the sport that she loves, softball. “Softball is pretty important in my...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Hobbs honored as Legislator of the Year by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, was selected this week as the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance’s Legislator of the Year. Hobbs earned this recognition in part for his work on the Fair Tenant Screening Act, Part 2 (Senate Bill 5568)...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 18, 2013

Hawkins House residents pay tribute to first responders

Let’s just say that the residents of Hawkins House are very grateful for all of those working at Lake Stevens Fire and it was evident last Friday, June 14 when they invited them to celebrate...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Falls Prevention Seminar offered at Senior Center

Join the Lake Stevens Senior Center (2302 Soper Hill Road) on Wednesday, June 26 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. for a Falls Prevention Seminar presented by the Falls Prevention Coalition of Snohomish County with Lake Stevens Fire. Our society does not...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Cavelero musicians win big at local competition

The Cavelero Mid High Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble participated in the Music in the Parks competition winning several first place awards. The Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and Vocal...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 18, 2013

Aquafest Family Fun Fest 2013

If you have not attended this family fun event in the past, this is the year to mark your calendar. Susan Rieck and a large group of volunteers put on a great, fun and exciting Sunday event each year at Aquafest. This is a great event for the...

 
 News    June 18, 2013  
 Opinions    June 18, 2013

YOUR LETTERS 6-19-2013

The LSHS Class of 2013 would like to thank all of their supporters Dear Editor. Throughout the last 2012-2013 school year there have been many wonderful local businesses, community members, families, students and much more that have graciously gave...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    June 18, 2013

The Human Spirit is our greatest asset

With a steady stream of bad news stories about maimed soldiers, the Boston Marathon bombing and the house of horrors in Cleveland, it would be natural to despair for the human condition. What defect in the human character allows us to do such...