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Articles from the September 26, 2011 edition

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 By Laura Synder    Columns    September 26, 2011

What is not earned is not valued

In America, every person is entitled to a public education. Whether they decide to learn anything or not is totally up to the individual. It’s a free country. There are times when a 4th grader would trade it all for a chocolate chip cookie. In...

 
 News    September 26, 2011

Snohomish County Tomorrow observes 20-year partnership

Snohomish County Tomorrow will commemorate 20 years of working on land-use issues when it hosts its annual assembly, “Celebrating Milestones,” Sept. 28 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. “This celebration is an opportunity to...

 
 News    September 26, 2011

Snohomish County completes creek restoration

Snohomish County’s Surface Water Management Division recently completed a grant-funded creek restoration along North Creek at 196th and Bothell-Everett Highway in Mill Creek. The project spans The Clearwater School and Clearwater Commons...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    September 26, 2011

Rock blasting on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass cancelled Monday and Tuesday due to heavy rain

HYAK – Due to heavy rain, rock blasting planned on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass is cancelled for Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept. 27. However, weather permitting, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and...

 
 By Chris Thomas - Washington News Service    News    September 26, 2011

DSHS Asks Public to Weigh In on Budget Cuts

TACOMA, Wash. - Ending the Basic Health Plan and the Disability Lifeline program. Closing residential rehabilitation centers and reducing child protective services. All of these proposals and more are on the table, as Washington state agencies are be...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    September 26, 2011

Crews open new southbound I-5 on-ramps in Lynnwood ahead of schedule

LYNNWOOD – After a weekend-long closure, crews opened new southbound I-5 on-ramps from I-405 and SR 525 in Lynnwood five hours ahead of schedule at midnight, Sunday, Sept 25. Crews closed the ramps to traffic Friday night while they completed t...

 
 News    September 26, 2011

‘Curb the Congestion’ Earns National Award

Community Transit, Snohomish County partnership reduces traffic Snohomish County, Wash. – The Curb the Congestion program, a partnership between Community Transit and Snohomish County, recently earned second place in the national Association...

 
 News    September 26, 2011

County Council Starts Budget Process with Review of the County Road Fund

When the county adopted the update to the Growth Management required comprehensive land use plan in 2005 a list of transportation projects was included. These projects were identified as necessary to support the next 20 years of growth....

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

Cheetah girls take first in division

Makenna Marks, Lillian Eason, Kailyn Schueller, Emma Myhre. Middle:Lily Marks, Emilee Kyle, Cassie Collinge, Makenna Carter, Drew Johnson, Patsy Kirschenbaum, Kacey LaBoda, Coach Lowell Zenk. Back:...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

Urban Autos team faced Bonneville Raceways

Granite Falls High School Fall's Urban Auto car. Granite Falls High School UrbanAutos team won first place at this years’ Shell Eco-marathon® in Houston, Texas. Additionally, the team now...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

Thorleifson honored at State Assembly

Retired Navy Captain George Thorleifson of Lake Stevens was the recipient of the DAC pin awarded by recent past State DAC Regent, Carole Holt of Olympia. “Past, Present and Future” was...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

Small businesses find support at Sno-Isle Libraries

Some of us don’t take technology for granted. Bill Church, owner of Bow Wow Bill’s Dog Services, lives in an area of Arlington that isn’t wired for Internet access. This hasn’t stopped Bow Wow Bill from growing his dog...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

Relay for Life of L.S. 2012 needs you

Do you want to be part of a fun and energetic committee that supports cancer awareness? Relay for Life Lake Stevens is looking for help with the 2012 Relay for Life. If you or anyone you know wants to be a part of this year’s committee please...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

Pride for community – LDS church members give back

Dozens of members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Days Saints who live and worship in Granite Falls started their day bright and early on Saturday, Sept. 17 all in an effort to help make...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

Paine Field certified for federal use during disasters

Snohomish County’s Paine Field Airport has been certified as part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), allowing it to be used as a staging area for evacuation and medical treatment following a man-made or natural disaster anywhere...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

New Granite Falls Superintendent Linda Hall has a passion for learning

Experience is a word that best describes Granite Falls School District’s new Superintendent Linda Hall who has been in the education business for over 30 years. Enthusiasm is a close second as...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

L.S. Family History Center offers classes

The following are the classes that will be offered at the History Center. Please register for classes at nixon.genealogy@hotmail.com. • Thurs., Oct. 6, 13, 20: Three week Beginners Research Series 12-1 p.m. • Thurs., Oct. 6, 13, 20: Three...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

Granite Falls teacher dies in car crash

Suzy Armstrong, 52, worked with special needs kids in the Granite Falls School District for the past five years. After leaving work on Thursday, Sept. 15 just before 5 p.m. her Subaru was struck head-on by a Ford Explorer at the 14300 block of...

 
 Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

GENERAL ELECTION - Tuesday, Nov. 8

Matt Hartman City Council Position # 5 AGE : 54 YEARS OF RESIDENCY IN GRANITE FALLS: 18 OCCUPATION: Director of Photography of television commercials EXPERIENCE: Granite Falls City Council for 3...

 
 By Rep. Kirk Pearson    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

Budget could improve with greater accountability in agencies

Several factors are influencing our state’s tax collections outlook, which dictates the overall state budget. Unfortunately, the record $32.4 billion 2011-13 budget passed last May will likely...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

City appoints new Parks & Rec commission

Mayor Haroon Saleem along with Granite Falls resident Bryan Bechler decided that the city needed a Parks & Recreation Commission to help facilitate recreation opportunities for the community and most importantly for the youth of the City. The...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

Cafe’ moves into the old Whistle Stop building

There’s a new face to coffee in Granite Falls. The Way Café opened its doors on August 15 in order to offer a safe comfortable spot for the locals to gather and enjoy great coffee, fellowship, care and community events. The Café...

 
 Granite Falls    September 26, 2011

YOUR|LETTERS

Filibuster rules need to be changed Dear Editor, The rules governing how business is done in the US Senate needs to change. The filibuster isn’t in the Constitution. It’s just a Senate rule that allows rampant obstruction. It only takes...