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Articles from the October 4, 2013 edition

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 News    October 4, 2013

Dorn Pleased With Academic Growth in SIG Schools

Washington state schools that received three-year federal School Improvement Grants have made impressive gains in student achievement in math and reading, according to data released today by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction....

 News    October 4, 2013

Workforce Snohomish furloughs staff; WorkSource Centers remain open for the week

Due to the shutdown of the federal government, Workforce Snohomish will close its doors and furlough its staff today. While Workforce Snohomish is a private not-for-profit agency, over half of its funding comes from the federal government; it simply...

 News    October 4, 2013

Washington state parks remain open - Federal shutdown does not affect state parks operations

As news of the Federal Government shutdown reaches the public today, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission reminds visitors that state parks remain open and available as normal, moving into the fall and winter season. The fall season...

 Granite Falls    October 4, 2013

Granite Falls Library events

Furry Friends & a Book Read aloud to loving canine listeners who help children strengthen reading skills. Spring, a Labrador Retriever, is a trained Pet Partners’ Therapy Dog, and Andre, a Briard, is a Therapy Dogs International trained...

 News    October 4, 2013

State Natural Resources Board approves farmland purchase designed to boost school construction revenue

At its regular monthly public meeting Tuesday, the Board of Natural Resources authorized the purchase of 817 acres of irrigated orchard land 15 miles northeast of Pasco in Franklin County. Following the purchase, the property will be leased to its...

 News    October 4, 2013

Residents invited to share thoughts on county’s land-use plan

Residents interested in helping shape Snohomish County’s comprehensive land-use plan for growth through the year 2035 are invited to attend a public meeting in October. The county will formally adopt the land-use plan in 2015. As part of the...

 News    October 4, 2013

Overnight closures of US 2 near Snohomish planned for final paving and striping work

Drivers who use US 2 near Snohomish should plan ahead for overnight closures of the highway Oct. 1-3. Several ramps will also be closed. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the highway to perform...