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Articles from the July 18, 2011 edition

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 By Jim Miller    Columns    July 18, 2011

How to Find Affordable Dental Care

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can seniors turn to find affordable dental care? I had dental insurance through my work for many years but lost it when I retired. What can you tell me? Flossing Frank Dear Frank, Very few U.S. retirees have dental insurance...

 
 By Tom Flannery    Columns    July 18, 2011

Don’t know much about history

Four years ago, I was in the jam-packed audience at a cultural center for an enthralling evening with the great historian David McCullough. He spoke that night with great urgency about a gathering storm that doesn’t involve terrorism, nuclear...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 18, 2011

LS Fire announces Health & Safety Fair raffle winners

Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police Department hosted their annual Health & Safety Fair in June which is free to the community. The mission of this event is to educate community members on...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 18, 2011

Local student accepted into Aerospace program at Museum of Flight

The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that Alain Orbino is participating in the July 17-22, 2011 session of the 2011 WAS Summer Residency at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is a...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 18, 2011

Granite Falls area road to close for critical repairs

Snohomish County Public Works must excavate a deteriorating culvert under Robe Menzel Road, in the 8000 block, before the road fails and puts the public at risk. The culvert was originally slated for replacement in 2012, but a recent sinkhole in the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 18, 2011

First Responders take seatbelt pledge

Chief Lingenfelter accepts award from Mukilteo’s Assistant Chief McMahan. Congratulations to Lake Stevens Fire for their 100 percent participation in the Everyone Goes Home Seatbelt Pledge progr...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    July 18, 2011

City works to adopt updated Shoreline Master Program

Enjoying the recreation and serenity that comes from living and playing on the waters of Lake Stevens is one of the motivations residents have for making Lake Stevens home, but with that promise of...

 
 News    July 18, 2011

A rainbow stretched over East Lake Drive on Wednesday, July 13 after days of rain in Lake Stevens. Sunshine seems to be holding out for the time being but more rain is in the forecast....

 
 Lights & Sirens    July 18, 2011

July 20th-Lights and Sirens

The police department responded to 715 incidents in the week of July 3 through July 9, 2011. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Hit & Run Collision/Driving While License Suspended 3°/Driving under the...

 
 Opinions    July 18, 2011

YOUR|LETTERS

Country is not obligated to “provide” for citizens Dear Editor, This letter is in reference to a letter titled, ‘Government should provide for the welfare of the people,’ published in the Lake Stevens Journal on July 13,...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    July 18, 2011

It's all in the words

You would think that, having a mother who is a writer, my children would be fairly competent when it comes to the English language. Spelling, grammar and vocabulary should be strengths for them because I correct them, constantly. “Son, ‘H...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    July 18, 2011

Taxpayers should cut up Uncle Sam’s credit cards

My dad used to say, “Public officials should never borrow money, except in an emergency, like a war.” As the mayor of a small town in Montana, he put that principle into practice. Buying a new dump truck was not an emergency. If the city...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    July 18, 2011

Should obese children be taken from their parents?

Last week an article was published in an accredited medical journal where two doctors stated that seriously obese children should be taken from their parents and placed into foster care. I find it...

 
 By Jackie Bayne, Dmwbe Contract Compliance Officer    News    July 18, 2011

WSDOT seeks comments on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise contracting goals

OLYMPIA – Contractors, trade and labor organizations, small and disadvantaged businesses, and others who are interested in doing business with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are invited to comment on the agency’...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    July 18, 2011

Washington, Have You Hugged Your Kids Today?

SEATTLE - Today is "Global Hug Your Kids Day." Michelle Nichols, a former Businessweek magazine columnist, started Global Hug Your Kids Day on the 10th anniversary of the death of her 8-year-old son, Mark, just 11 days after he was...

 
 By Meagan Mcfadden, Wsdot Communications    News    July 18, 2011

More rock blasting continues next week on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

HYAK – A new week brings more rock blasting on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. Drivers will need to once again plan for an hour of added travel time. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and contractor crews will close I-90...

 
 News    July 18, 2011

35 Dogs, 5 Puppies, 6 Cats & 6 Birds Seized outside Lake Stevens

Forty (40) dogs and puppies and six (6) cats were found living in crates inside a residence on the 9100 block of 42nd Street NE, an unincorporated area of Snohomish County near Lake Stevens. The animals were seized and removed by Snohomish County Ani...