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 News    October 18, 2010

County urges residents to prepare for flood season

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has declared October 24-31 as “Flood Preparedness Week,” urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies before the flood season begins. “This year, with the National Weather Service...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    October 18, 2010

Cavelero Frosh win championship

The girls from the Cavelero Mid High Volleyball team show off their number one status. On Sept. 26, Coach Lori Barlow led the Cavelero Colts’ ninth grade girls volleyball team to the...

 
 By Mike Anderton    Sports    October 18, 2010

Vikings loss at Marysville puts play-offs on hold

It’s not a good sign when on the first play of the game the opposition breaks it for a 52-yard rush, followed by a 13-yard touchdown run. But that was just for starters. Marysville ran all over...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    October 18, 2010

Keeping the Faith:

There is an old story from early America that found Thomas Jefferson and a number of his companions attempting to cross a flooded river. They were on horseback, but this did not make the task easy. Each rider plunged into the raging current, man and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 18, 2010

Local Haunted House benefiting many in the local community

If you’re heading to a haunted house this Halloween why not visit one that will bring you the usual thrills and chills as you wander through the darkened halls, but one that will also benefit people within the Snohomish County community? Scary...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 18, 2010

Lake Stevens Fire earns $1,000 stipend to conduct home fire sprinkler demonstration

A live demonstration of the importance of home smoke alarms and sprinklers. Lake Stevens Fire was awarded a $1,000 stipend from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) to increase...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 18, 2010

Journal joins other community newspapers at WNPA convention

Beautiful fall scenery welcomed Lake Stevens Journal Publisher Desiree Cahoon, Co-Publisher and Managing Editor Pam Stevens and Production Manager Shane Kantzer to Wenatchee at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) convention....

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    October 18, 2010

House fire on East Lakeshore

On Monday, Oct. 11, traffic near the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club was redirected due to a house fire at 1508 East Lakeshore Dr. Firefighters were called to the scene at approximately 3 p.m....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 18, 2010

Blackwell to be remembered at Lake Stevens War Memorial

On Saturday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m., American Legion Post 181 will be remembering former Lake Stevens City Councilmember Jack Blackwell at a flag lowering ceremony in his honor. Immediately after, the Lake Stevens Lions Club will also be remembering...

 
 Opinions    October 18, 2010

Your|Letters

Less government, not gimmicks Dear Editor Great, let’s all jump up and down because Congress finally figured out that renewing an expired R&D tax policy might be a good idea for a few businesses. However, for the average Ma-Pa small busines...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    October 18, 2010

Rule #1603

There I was, standing outside my front door in the freezing cold, in bare feet, wearing nothing but a bathrobe. Obviously, something was wrong with the cosmos. Like many moms, I have rules for my household that no other family member understands. I...

 
 By Rep. Mike Hope    Opinions    October 18, 2010

‘Remember Lakewood’ officers amendment keeps everyone safer

On November 29, 2009 Maurice Clemmons gunned down four Lakewood police officers in cold blood while they sat together in a Tacoma coffee shop. Only six days earlier Clemmons was released from prison after paying only $3,000 cash for a $190,000 bail...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    October 18, 2010

Chilean miners’ rescue brings hope to the rest of the world

For the last two-and-a-half months, 33 miners have been trapped in an underground shaft a half-mile beneath the earth’s surface inside the San Jose Mine, Chile. As rescue efforts took place...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    October 18, 2010

There's Nonpartisan Help with Long, Complex WA Ballot

SEATTLE - Ballots have just been mailed out in Washington, and between this year's initiatives, referendums and resolutions, you may decide you need a PhD in economics to figure out how to vote. League of Women Voters' board member Julie Ann Kempf...

 
 News    October 18, 2010

Reardon, residents to rededicate Lake Goodwin playground

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon will join neighbors Wednesday, Oct. 27, to celebrate the official reopening of Lake Goodwin Community Park’s playground, destroyed this past summer by arson. Residents, businesses and local leaders will...