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Articles from the September 21, 2011 edition

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 By U.s. Department Of Transportation Office Of Public Affairs    News    September 21, 2011

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $31 Million to Improve Rail Service in Washington State

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $31.1 million for the State of Washington to improve intercity passenger and freight rail service on the Amtrak Cascades line. “The investments we’re making in...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    September 21, 2011

Lake Stevens Volleyball

The varsity team is comprised of five Seniors (Nicole Carroll, Blake Lamberty, Cecilia Licciardi, Abby Molstre and Kylie Hall), 3 Juniors (Sara Perry, Christiana James and McKayla Huntley) and four So...

 
 By Lisa Finley    Columns    September 21, 2011

The After “Math” of Terrorism

As our nation reflects this week on the historic tragedy and loss of September 11, as well as the heroism of many individuals and the progress seen this past decade on the war against terrorism, I revised the following article written nearly ten...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    September 21, 2011

Keeping the Faith: No need to keep jumping

There’s a proverb that says if you love something, let it go. If it returns, it’s yours. If not, well, it never belonged to you in the first place. But had my son Braden written that proverb it would go more like this: “If you love...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 21, 2011

The Great Race coming to Oktoberfest

You’ve seen the Amazing Race on television, well now’s your chance to compete in your own amazing race right here in Lake Stevens. On Saturday, Oct. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. kids and teens...

 
 News    September 21, 2011

Making a mark on the L.S. community

With shovels, rakes and paintbrushes in tow, hundreds of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lake Stevens and surrounding communities, gathered on Saturday, September 17, in...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 21, 2011

Local Boy Scouts hold food drive for people and pets

Boy Scout Troop # 41 of Lake Stevens collects food outside of Jay’s Market. Boy Scout Troop #41 of Lake Stevens collected 330 pounds of food and pet food during the “Scouting for...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 21, 2011

Lake Stevens resident releases EP, runs recording studio

Joachim Nordensson is only twenty years old but that hasn’t stopped him from releasing an EP and running a recording studio. Nordensson is a crossover guitar artist and balladeer with a style...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    September 21, 2011

Lake Stevens has their own Children’s Librarian

Monica Jackson Leaves have already started falling from the trees and the temperatures have already started dropping. With kids in school and high school football a hot topic in Lake Stevens, it can...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 21, 2011

Guns & Hoses Softball Challenge to help local charities

The Lake Stevens Police Department and Lake Stevens Fire are proud to announce the First Annual Guns-n-Hoses Softball Showdown! The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Cavelero Mid-High Softball...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 21, 2011

Falls prevention signs to be installed at Hawkin’s House

Senior citizens try out excercises that will help them to keep their balance and avoid falls. Falling is a common and serious problem among older adults, however not an inevitable one. Simple steps...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 21, 2011

Community comes together for roundabout artwork

A sculpture of the two local nesting bald eagles finishes off the Lundeen/Vernon roundabout. Although the Lundeen and Vernon roundabout has been operational for about a year the project had not been...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 21, 2011

36th St NE roadway repair

In the north end of the City, a section of 36th Street NE which is a two lane roadway has been closed to a single lane for the past year. This closure was the result of intense rainfall events in the spring of 2010 that caused trees to fall into...

 
 Lights & Sirens    September 21, 2011

Lights and Sirens

The police department responded to 691 incidents in the week of September 4 through September 10, 2011. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Possession of Heroin, 09/04/11, 2000 block of 116th Ave. NE A 20-year-old m...

 
 By Sharon Foster And Michael Langer    Opinions    September 21, 2011

Set clear rules about alcohol as your teen heads back to school

As your teen begins a new school year, they will be exposed to exciting new experiences and increased independence. The choices they make now – such as making new friends, trying out for the team, joining a club, or planning for life after...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    September 21, 2011

The Call You Don't Want to Get

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Access to your credit or debit card is the goal of a new robo-calling scam that has cropped up this month around the nation, including in Washington. The caller claims to be from your bank, informing you that your debit or credit...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    September 21, 2011

Rock blasting cancelled tonight on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

HYAK – Drivers planning to travel over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass won’t have to worry about getting stuck in a rock blasting closure tonight. The blast planned for Wednesday, Sept. 21, was going to be such a small blast that...