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 News    August 29, 2013

Three Community Discussions on Bullying for Sno-Isle Libraries “Issues That Matter”

Did you know Washington state has the fifth highest level of reported bullying in the country? Bullying is not just a problem for children in schools or on the sports field. It is also a problem that affects their parents and adults in the...

 
 By Granite Falls School District    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Get your children off to school safely

Following school bus rules ensures a safe trip With summer quickly coming to an end, the start of school is right around the corner. Make sure your students arrive to school safely. The Granite Falls School District takes a number of precautions to...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

The Library applies for permission to expand the parking lot

Library customers in Granite Falls may soon find it easier to run in to return or pick up something at the library or simply browse at their leisure without the frustration of looking for a parking space. The Library District has plans to almost...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Law Enforcement Officers Know When You’re Driving Under the Influence Local DUI Officers Credited For Saving Lives

DUI is the leading cause of death on Washington roadways, accountable for nearly half of the 439 fatalities on our roads during 2012. That’s why between August 16 and September 2 extra officers will be looking for drivers under the influence...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Help prevent window falls

In the past week, three children who had fallen from second story windows visited the Emergency Department at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. Two were discharged home with minor injuries while one was transferred for a higher level of...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Granite Falls teens create culinary art at decorating event

Granite Falls teens had the opportunity to create some culinary art on Saturday, July 27. The Friends of the Granite Falls Library funded a cupcake decorating event at the Granite Falls Library....

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Granite Falls Historical Museum among 2013 Award Winners

The Granite Falls Historical Museum is one of two museums in Washington receiving the "Award of Merit" from AASLH (the other museum is the well-known MOHAI in Seattle). The multi-year "technology journey" undertaken by Granite...

 
 By Journal Staff    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Granite Falls dentist collecting school supplies for local kids in need

Dr. Stacey Cerven at Cerven Dentistry located at 405 S. Granite Ave. in Granite Falls is collecting school supplies at her office to help students in Granite Falls who may not be able to afford them for the coming school year. They are looking for...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Firefighters get a thank you poem from local family

After four-year-old Anders LaBossiere’s house burned down in May 2013, he and his family wanted to tell the firefighters and other first responders from the Getchell Fire Department thanks for...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Back to School Clothing and School Supply Giveaway

Sanctuary Ministries will be giving away gently used summer and winter clothing of all sizes for elementary, middle school, and high school age kids. For the first time this year they will also have baby and toddler clothing available. They have...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Annual Show 'N' Shine packs downtown streets

Granite Falls’ annual Show ‘N’ Shine celebrated its 33rd year on Saturday, August 3. The annual car show featured over 150 vintage, classic, and modern vehicles. Downtown was lined...

 
 By Journal Staff    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

“Cell Phone Recycling Helps Domestic Violence Victims”

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is recycling cell phones. Cell phones even without service can call 911 when charged. Cell phones may be given to victims of domestic violence to keep them safe. Older phones or phones that are broken,...

 
 By Daris Howard    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Life's Outtakes

Courage To Stand Up To Friends When I stood up to my friends, defending a new girl at my school, the janitor, Mr. Bandon, saw the whole thing. He told me that it can take more courage to stand up to friends than to enemies. That was when he showed...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Journal Editorial | Bike riders have as much right to the road as drivers

Each year after IRONMAN has left the majestic beauty of Lake Stevens and the Pacific Northwest it seems there are those who are a bit unhappy with the bike course – I mean drivers, not...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Guest Editorial | Our state’s three budgets

The second special session of your citizen Legislature ended on June 29. All totaled, it took state lawmakers 153 days to complete their work. While no one is proud of the extra time it took to pass the operating and capital budgets, and some...