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 News    July 25, 2011

Snohomish Health District honored for excellence in public health

Local public health agency program selected for “Model Practice Award” for H1N1 response by the National Association of County and City Health Officials SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish Health District was honored by the...

 By Laura Snyder    Columns    July 25, 2011

The Neurotic Gene

My sister and I are personifications of the word “neurotic.” I think one of our parents had a recessive gene that hit our generation hard. Today, my sister will take a 6-hour flight to arrive at my house and will stay for two weeks. I am...

 By Chris Thomas    News    July 25, 2011

Wenatchee: The Next Retirement Paradise?

WENATCHEE, Wash. - "It's easy to confuse Wenatchee with the Garden of Eden." That's the first line in a glowing new review of this central Washington city, by AARP. The city of some 54,000 residents is getting some unexpected national...

 By Soundbite Services    News    July 25, 2011

U.S. House Vote Endangers a Top American Vacation Destination

More than 300,000 Americans expressed their concerns. An environmental review highlighted the risks at stake. But giving a green light for new uranium mining around the Grand Canyon still wound up attached to an appropriations bill set for a U.S. Hou...

 By Dave Chesson, Wsdot Communications    News    July 25, 2011

Hour delays expected on I-5 between Burlington and Bellingham

BURLINGTON – The second big 87-hour-long lane closure begins tonight. By midday Tuesday, hour delays and several-mile-long backups are possible on northbound Interstate 5 between Burlington and Bellingham. The Washington State Department of...