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 News    December 3, 2009

County Council approves 2009 budget

County Council approves 2009 budget Bad economy makes for painful budget cuts BY CHUCK TUCK | JOURNAL REPORTER Due to the universally widespread downturn in the economy, the Snohomish County Council has approved a 2009 general fund budget of $206.6...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Women learn that simple techniques can be useful in defending yourself

Women learn that simple techniques can be useful in defending yourself BY CHUCK TUCK | JOURNAL REPORTER Whether you are a man, woman, or child, knowing how to protect yourself and how to recognize danger is a priority that many people have...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Thomas Jefferson, Rage Against the Machine and lesbian attacks

Thomas Jefferson, Rage Against the Machine and lesbian attacks As Thomas Jefferson once said, “Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes that nothing is wrong.” And...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Marysville man runs up a tree to escape police

Marysville man runs up a tree to escape police Takes police on a pursuit through N. Snohomish County BY PAM STEVENS | EDITOR Lights and sirens cruised along Highway 9 near Frontier Village on Sunday, Nov. 23, around 7:30 p.m. after a man wanted by...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Local retailer helps Lake Stevens Marine while serving in Africa

Local retailer helps Lake Stevens Marine while serving in Africa Joe’s Sporting Goods is honored by the Department of Defense BY PAM STEVENS | EDITOR For Marines serving in Djibouti, Africa mosquitoes are not only a nuisance but could also be...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Lights and Sirens

Lights and Sirens The police department responded to 451 incidents in the week of November 2, 2008 to November 8, 2008. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable events: Fatality Collision, 11/02/08, 12500 blk Sr 92 While on patrol...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

L.S. offers a fun and festive weekend

L.S. offers a fun and festive weekend Spend your Saturday celebrating the holidays with your neighbors BY PAM STEVENS | EDITOR Clear your calendar this Saturday, Dec. 6 and plan to spend the day hanging out right here in Lake Stevens, getting some sh...

 
 By Connie Lewis Public Affairs/pio    News    December 3, 2009

Red Cross Wins 2010 Military Family Grant

The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross has been awarded a $26,500 grant to extend/expand its Service to Military Families through May 2010. A primary component of the grant allows the Red Cross to supplement its already active support...

 
 Entertainment    December 3, 2009

Nutcracker

Save 15% on select performances* Capture the thrill of the season with PNB's Stowell / Sendak Nutcracker — the only production like it in the world, and only at McCaw Hall! Purchase tickets online o...

 
 By Michelle Sanders Public Relations Manager    Entertainment    December 3, 2009

KIDSTAGE IN EVERETT OFFERS UNIQUE HOLIDAY BREAK CAMPS

Everett, WA – Village Theatre KIDSTAGE is excited to announce its unique holiday break camp offerings this season. Helping kids stay busy during the holidays, KIDSTAGE in Everett is offering young people, grades 4-12, exciting Holiday Break Camps...

 
 By Ryan Hart, Marketing Coordinator    Entertainment    December 3, 2009

COMCAST ARENA AT EVERETT TO HOST THE ONLY AMA SANCTIONED ICE RACE IN NW

Brakes Allowed! Who: X-treme International Ice Racing AMA Pro Tour presented by Skagit Valley Casino Resort When: Saturday, December 19 - 7:30 pm What: The AMA sanctioned XiiR, the X-treme International Ice Racing, Pro Tour racing series has...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    December 3, 2009

Dear Santa..

Dear Santa, You probably don’t get very many letters from people my age, but Mom and Dad always said that Santa only brings gifts to people who believe in him, so even though I’m almost sixteen and haven’t believed in you for years, I’m...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Senator Murray’s Statement on White House Jobs Summit

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement following the Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth at the White House hosted by President Obama. “For families across Washington state, the consequences of...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Senator Cantwell Delivers Floor Speech on Lakewood Police Shootings

SEATTLE, WA – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) on the Senate floor expressing sorrow over the tragic shootings in Lakewood. Below is the speech, as prepared for delivery: “Mr. President, I rise...

 
 By Matt Mcalvanah, Press Secretary    News    December 3, 2009

Sen. Murray Pays Tribute to Fallen Lakewood Police Officers in Speech on U.S. Senate Floor

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered the following speech on the floor of the United States Senate to honor the service and sacrifice of the four City of Lakewood Police Officers who were killed on Sunday,...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Secretary Vail Issues Statement on Maurice Clemmons

OLYMPIA – Secretary Eldon Vail of the Department of Corrections today issued the following statement on the capture of Maurice Clemmons: “On behalf of everyone with the Department of Corrections, I want to extend my thanks to everyone who...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Murray Bill to Provide Flight Crews with Family Leave Passes Congress, On its Way to President

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate HELP Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, announced that legislation she introduced to make the nation’s flight attendants and pilots eligible for 12...

 
 By Matt Mcalvanah, Press Secretary    News    December 3, 2009

Murray and Cantwell Introduce Senate Resolution Extending Condolences to the Families of Fallen Lakewood Police Officers

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced a Senate Resolution that extends the Senate’s condolences to the families of Lakewood Police Department Sergeant Mark Renninger and Officers Tina...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Hours extended for Washington’s unemployment-claims call center

OLYMPIA –Washington’s unemployment-claims phone line is now open one hour earlier each day to receive benefit applications or questions from unemployed workers. Intake agents are now available 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to assist...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

HONORING POLICE: Murray and Cantwell to Pay Tribute to Fallen Lakewood Police Officers in Speeches on the U.S. Senate Floor

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) will deliver back-to-back speeches on the floor of the United States Senate to honor the service and sacrifice of the four City of Lakewood Police Officers who...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Goldmark appoints new manager to lead DNR’s Southeast Region in Ellensburg

Laura Ditmer will oversee DNR operations in 15-county area Region includes 880,000 acres of agricultural, forest and range land in central and southeast Washington OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark today announced the appointmen...

 
 By Christina Siderius    News    December 3, 2009

Expect registration changes as new domestic partnership law goes into effect

Washington’s new “everything-but-marriage” law, recently approved by voters, will take effect on Thursday, providing expanded rights and responsibilities for domestic partners on the state registry operated by the state Corporations and...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

County’s extra patrols prove useful during weekend

Snohomish County’s first DUI emphasis patrols following a $70,000 state grant to pay for overtime funds nabbed 11 impaired drivers. Officers from state, county and local law enforcement offices worked nearly 100 overtime hours Saturday, Nov. 28....

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Cantwell Statement on Troop Increase in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), issued the following statement concerning President Obama’s address to the nation on the military situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan: “I appreciate the President’s thoughtful outline...

 
 News    December 3, 2009

Cantwell Expresses Concern Over Recent Border Enforcement Abuses

WASHINGTON, DC –Today at a Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) expressed concern over continuing abuses such as racial profiling, excessive use of force, and searches far from the actual U.S....