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Articles from the August 31, 2009 edition

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 By Jim Miller    Columns    August 31, 2009

Cell Phone Savings for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior A few months ago you wrote a column on simple cell phones for seniors. Can you now write one on cheaper cell phones for seniors on a budget? My wife and I have had a cell phone for nearly two years that we rarely use but like...

 
 News    August 31, 2009

Sunnycrest welcomes students with a new look

The new and improved Sunnycrest Elementary School certainly lives up to its name with brighter hallways and plenty of sunshine pouring through the large, picturesque windows. The yearlong remodeling...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    August 31, 2009

School district and L.S. Education Association continue negotiations

Will they or won’t they? That seems to be the question floating around regarding Lake Stevens teachers and a possible upcoming strike. As of last Friday, Aug. 28, Lake Stevens Education...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2009

PUD’s fridge and freezer recycling a huge hit with customers

Snohomish County PUD continues to promote a highly successful conservation program that offers $30 to customers willing to give up their old refrigerators and freezers. Since the program’s inception in 2004, the utility has collected more than...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2009

Lake Stevens Chamber to host candidate forum

The next regularly scheduled Lake Stevens Chamber luncheon on Monday, Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. will include the annual Candidates’ Forum. They have invited the candidates for the Lake Stevens City Council and the Snohomish County Council Position 5...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2009

L.S. Kindergartner schedule – Small Steps to Kindergarten

Kindergarten students in Lake Stevens will begin the school year with a scheduled appointment that will provide time for students and families to meet their new teacher and for a brief student assessment. Additionally, students will receive their...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2009

Haggen Food & Pharmacy partners with customers

Haggen Food & Pharmacy is partnering with its customers to provide foster children with supplies for the start of school. When customers buy and donate a backpack at a Haggen Food & Pharmacy store for $9.99 through Sept. 13, Haggen Food...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 31, 2009

Family Center offering help for teen moms

Operation Hand-Me-Downs: For Teen Moms is a program being offered in partnership with the Lake Stevens Family Center to offer support to young moms of the greater Lake Stevens School District area. Any expectant teens, or teens raising infants, are...

 
 News    August 31, 2009

City Council, Mayor salutes American Legion’s Congressional Charter anniversary

Local veterans support other vets through the American Legion Post 181. The Lake Stevens City Council has given the American Legion a special salute by adopting a Resolution at its August 24 meeting,...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    August 31, 2009

American Legion lowers flag for servicemen in L.S. community

The War Memorial in downtown Lake Stevens is more than just a thing of beauty or even a place to display the many flags that symbolize our country and state. The War Memorial is also the place where...

 
 Entertainment    August 31, 2009

From Idol on TV to Technicolor on stage

Casting of principals and the company of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was announced today. The role of Joseph, the young man with 11 troublesome brothers and a particularly splendid coat, will be played by Anthony Fedorov, who was a t...

 
 Lights & Sirens    August 31, 2009

Lights and Sirens

The police department responded to 430 incidents in the week of August 16, 2009-August 22, 2009. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Forgery, 08/18/09, 800 block of Frontage Rd. A male and female attempted to use...

 
 Opinions    August 31, 2009

Letters

Synergy, community made clothing give-a-way huge success Dear Editor, Thank you to everyone who donated clothing to the Synergy back-to-school clothing give-away held Saturday, August 2 at Sanctuary Ministries. Over 56 families attended and at least...

 
 By Laura On Life    Columns    August 31, 2009

What Moms Are Made Of

From all accounts, when I was a little girl, I was, like most little girls, made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Of course, when I became a teenager, I was made of sarcasm, drama, and everything hormonal. You tend to mellow out a tad after...

 
 News    August 31, 2009

Community Transit Adjusts Service for Labor Day

Community Transit local bus service will operate on Sunday schedules on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. There will be no commuter service that day to downtown Seattle, the University District or Boeing-Everett. Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART)...

 
 By Diana Cieslak & Scott Dilley    Opinions    August 31, 2009

Labor Day meets Back to School  

It’s fitting to look at Labor Day and “Back to School” side by side since many believe the teachers’ union is the champion of quality education. After all, that’s how the union identifies itself. The Washington Education Association’s...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    August 31, 2009

WA Women 'Vote' to Celebrate Equality Day

SEATTLE - Today is Women's Equality Day, commemorating the date that women got the right to vote in America, 89 years ago - and Washington was ahead of the crowd, even back then. Our state allowed women to vote ten years earlier, in 1910, although it...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    August 31, 2009

Things Could Be Worse: 2009 Failed States Index

SEATTLE - No matter how grim the state budget forecast, it will never be as bad as what some countries around the world are going through. The 2009 "Failed States Index" lists the world's most unstable nations; it has Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe at...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen Executive Office Snohomish County    News    August 31, 2009

Reardon stands ready to work with new Boeing president

“First and foremost, I want to wish Scott and his family all the best. And, I want to thank him for his strong and articulate leadership on behalf of the Boeing Company. Throughout our working relationship, Scott stressed the Boeing Company’s...

 
 By Brian Zylstra, Deputy Communications Director    News    August 31, 2009

R-71 blog post discusses 2006 AGO on signature gatherers

Late this afternoon, Christina Siderius in our Communications office put up a “5 Questions about R-71” post on our “From Our Corner” blog that answers five questions about the Referendum 71 signature count process. One of them is especially...

 
 News    August 31, 2009

Gov. Gregoire to celebrate opening of Korry Electronics

Gov. Chris Gregoire will join Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and Korry Electronics President Dan McFeely as they celebrate the grand opening of Korry Electronics’ new manufacturing facility near Paine Field in Everett. Korry’s products...

 
 News    August 31, 2009

Goldmark appoints new manager to lead DNR’s Pacific Cascade Region in southwest Washington

OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark today announced the appointment of Eric Wisch as manager of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR’s) Pacific Cascade Region. Wisch will oversee DNR programs throughout...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    August 31, 2009

Does Your Cell Phone Cause Cancer?

SEATTLE - You may not think twice when you make or take a call on your cell phone, but a new report offers some reasons for concern. The International EMF Collective (EMF stands for "electromagnetic fields") report, co-authored by Brian Stein,...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen, Executive Office Snohomish County    News    August 31, 2009

County’s Council on Aging accepting new members

Snohomish County residents interested in the needs and issues facing older persons and younger persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for membership on the Snohomish County Council on Aging (CoA). The Council is a 30-member citizen's...

 
 News    August 31, 2009

County offers community emergency response team training

Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the heavy demand for these services. Snohomish County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will help fill those roles in order to meet...