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Articles from the June 20, 2011 edition

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 By Journal Staff    News    June 20, 2011

LSSD wants your opinion about Lake Stevens schools

Please take five minutes to complete an online survey for the Lake Stevens School District. It’s easy, just go to the Lake Stevens School District website at www.lkstevens.wednet.edu and click on 2011 Survey. They want feedback from parents,...

 
 By James J. Jackson    Columns    June 20, 2011

Please think before tossing around the hypocrisy label

The recent admission by Arnold Schwarzenegger that he fathered a child with a household employee, has sparked many emotions, from anger, to indignation to indifference. Political pundits were quick to shout, ‘Hypocrisy!’, declaring that...

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    June 20, 2011

A little thing

Several years ago a major airline discovered that leaving its planes in the natural aluminum color saved money. It takes 690 pounds of paint for a 747. This cost the company $20,000 a year per plane in fuel just to fly the paint through the skies....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 20, 2011

State cuts will increase K-4 class size in LSSD

With the Governor’s signature on the biennial budget last week, school districts are now receiving specific financial data on reduced funding for the next school year. For the Lake Stevens School District, the amount of reduction is just over...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 20, 2011

Pilchuck Kindergarteners produce their own play

Kindergartners from Mrs. Riechel’s class at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School perform Goldilocks and the Three Bears for their families. For the kids in Mrs. Riechel’s and Mrs. Volke’s...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 20, 2011

LSSD wants your opinion about Lake Stevens schools

Please take five minutes to complete an online survey for the Lake Stevens School District. It’s easy, just go to the Lake Stevens School District website at www.lkstevens.wednet.edu and click on 2011 Survey. They want feedback from parents,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 20, 2011

Local kids help bring child home to Lake Stevens

Bethany Novak, Kaylie Reed, Terra Elmore, Leah Pehling, Cassie Mills, and Hannah Mullally, with River Elmore in front. Lake Stevens Middle School students care about their community, and seventh...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 20, 2011

Kiwanis Club gets grillin’ for Lake Stevens seniors

As local seniors emerged from their cars last Friday they were welcomed with the aroma of down-home grilling as heavenly scented smoke wafted through the air at the Lake Stevens Senior Center on...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 20, 2011

Glenwood Elementary making a difference locally and globally

Each year Glenwood students have made it their goal to reach out to others by actively participating in school-wide events that make a difference in local and global communities. • Gators and their families reached out to help Japan by...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 20, 2011

City has openings on Lake Stevens Library Board and Civil Service Commission

Library Board Term Expires: December 31, 2014 meets: Quarterly Requirements: Must reside or own property within the City (includes newly annexed areas) or the City’s Urban Growth Area. Description: works with Sno-Isle Regional Library System...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 20, 2011

American Legion Post 181 votes in new officials

June 11 “Meet and Greet” at Lake Stevens Post 181. From left to right: Tony Morea, 2nd District 2nd Vice Commander; Bud Sperry, 2nd District Commander; Ken Lee, Department Commander; Walt...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 20, 2011

American Legion, scouts retire tattered flags

American Legion Post 181 and local Boy and Girl Scouts retire tattered flags. On Tuesday, June 14, American Legion Post 181 along with local Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts retired almost 300 flags. Local Le...

 
 Lights & Sirens    June 20, 2011

Lights and Sirens - June 22, 2011 issue

The police department responded to 655 incidents in the week of June 5 through June 11, 2011. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Assault 2 Domestic Violence (DV), 06/05/11, 500 block of 83rd Ave. SE A 24-year-old...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    June 20, 2011

Hunger Relief Allies to Congress: “Don’t Starve SNAP”

SEATTLE - More than 2,500 organizations across the country are petitioning Congress to reject plans that cut or dismantle the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps). Their letter, sent to every member of...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    June 20, 2011

Jobs for college grads growing at a snail’s pace

Just as thousands of college graduates are walking across the stage to receive their diplomas, the U.S. Department of Labor announced frail May jobs figures. Unemployment ratcheted up a notch to 9.1 percent and the U.S. economy added just 54,000...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    June 20, 2011

Weiner scandal brings out more unnecessary government spending

Favre, Woods, Schwarzenegger and now Weiner have all become names synonymous with sex scandals. It seems that almost weekly another scandal arises and the American people have to hear about yet anothe...

 
 By Meagan Mcfadden, Wsdot Communications    News    June 20, 2011

Rock blasting scheduled next week on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass at a new, later time

HYAK – Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass need to plan for an hour of added travel time between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. next week as crews continue rock blasting operations. “We moved the rock blasting closure times...

 
 By Meghan Soptich Pembroke, Wsdot Communications    News    June 20, 2011

Plan for ramp and lane closures on southbound I-5 and 128th Street SW

MONROE – Drivers should plan ahead for overnight ramp and lane closures at the I-5/128th Street SW interchange this week as crews work to add a second left-turn lane on the southbound off-ramp. The following closures are scheduled: ·...