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Articles from the July 20, 2010 edition

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 By Pam Stevens    News    July 20, 2010

Several initiatives will appear on November ballot

Washington voters and taxpayers have been busy signing several initiative petitions that have been placed around the state. Everything from the privatization of liquor sales to an income tax for high...

 By Journal Staff    News    July 20, 2010

Aquafest 50th Anniversary cancellation stamp now available

If you would like to have your mail pieces hand stamped with the official Aquafest Cancellation Stamp please bring all mail pieces to the counter at the Lake Stevens Main Post Office. Mail pieces can be date stamped through Aquafest for the day of...

 By Pam Stevens    News    July 20, 2010

Robinson, Hedges chosen as Citizens of the Year

Mitch Robinson Kyle Hedges Serving within the community is often done ‘under the radar’ and the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce enjoys the opportunity each year, to recognize those who work dilig...

 By Journal Staff    News    July 20, 2010

Local law enforcement steps up speed patrols

Snohomish County law enforcement will be patrolling roadways on a state-funded overtime grant through Aug. 1 to reduce speed-related crashes on county and city roadways. “Almost half of the Snohomish County speed-related crashes occur on a...

 By Pam Stevens    News    July 20, 2010

Capri Sun Pouch Brigade helps students in Africa

Mrs. Poremba’s 5th graders at Mt. Pilchuck, who helped collect, store and count the pouches. Hayden Ploeger gathered Capri Sun pouches to help students in Africa. Hayden Ploeger, a 5th grader at...

 By Photo Pam Stevens    News    July 20, 2010

Aquafest Junior Idol holds try outs

Breanne Sloan, 11 and her sister Morgan Sloan, 9, both sang their hearts out at the Junior Aquafest Idol try-outs at Haggen Food & Pharmacy on Saturday. Winners of the event will be performing on...

 Opinions    July 20, 2010

Letters for July 28, 2010

Let’s leave fireworks to professional display only Dear Editor, Thanks to a few idiotic people, I hate fireworks. Since June 20, there have been nightly explosions to enjoy as I am trying to relax and sleep. These are still occurring nightly,...

 By Don C Brunell    Opinions    July 20, 2010

Pulaski’s gift

Ask any wildland firefighter and they’ll swear by their “pulaski,” a tool that combines an axe and a mattock (similar to a pickaxe). It was invented by U.S. Forest Service Ranger Ed Pulaski in 1911, one year after the nation’s largest...

 By Kelcey Hatch    Opinions    July 20, 2010

Tanning tax ticks me off

On July 16, a “tanning tax” went into effect for the nation’s indoor tanning salons. The tax, which will add an extra 10 percent to indoor tanning services, will help fund the $940 billion health care overhaul. According to an article on

 By Journal Staff    News    July 20, 2010

Volunteers still needed at this year’s Aquafest festival

It takes hundreds of volunteers to pull off an event like Aquafest and this year is no different. Aquafest needs you to help with everything from sporting events to Family Fun Fest to security and there is still time to sign-up to help. Just go...

 By Journal Staff    News    July 20, 2010

Road and boat launch closures during Aquafest

On Friday, July 23 from 5 a.m. through Sunday, July 25 at 8 p.m. the following roads will be closed in celebration of Aquafest’s 50th Anniversary celebration. • Main Street from the entrance to Jay’s Market to 16th Street • 18th Street from...

 By Journal Staff    News    July 20, 2010

Reardon, Allied Waste launch “green living” essay contest

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon invites junior high and high school students to enter the “Living Evergreen” essay contest as part of the upcoming Evergreen State Fair. Co-sponsored by the Snohomish County Executive Office and partner Al...

 By Journal Staff    News    July 20, 2010

Join in the Children’s Parade

It is time to come and participate in the annual parade for children of all ages. Dress your bike, wagon and scooters to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Aquafest. All children who are pre-registered will be guaranteed a sun visor celebrating the...

 By Journal Staff    News    July 20, 2010

Get your picture in the paper with Reptile Man or Elvis

The Lake Stevens Journal staff will be at North Cove Park on Friday night, July 23, camera in hand, taking pictures of The Reptile Man and the Elvis impersonator with local residents. Anyone who would like to have their picture taken and published...

 By Journal Staff    News    July 20, 2010

Firefighter Breakfast giving back to community

In celebration of the 50th year of Aquafest, the Lake Stevens Firefighter Association is giving back to the Lake Stevens community. This year, there will not be the normal $6 charge for the pancake breakfast, instead it will be donations only. Lake...

 By Journal Staff    News    July 20, 2010

Celebrity Softball game sure to be a crowd pleaser

The Aquafest Celebrity Softball game brings laughs and fun to Aquafest. This year’s game will be held on Sunday, July 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Lake Stevens High School baseball field. Lake Stevens celebrities include Police Chief Randy Celori, Mayor...