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 By Journal Staff    News    December 3, 2012

NLMS Named School of Distinction for Fourth Year

North Lake Middle School, recognized for outstanding improvement in student achievement, received the 2012 School of Distinction Award from The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE), the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), the...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    December 3, 2012

Keeping the Faith: Where love begins

According to the Pew Research Center’s recently released report, a full one-fifth of Americans are now unattached to religion, and the Protestant majority is no longer that; Protestant Christians now make up less than 50% of the population....

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 3, 2012

LSPD continues to keep community safe

Changes in the Lake Stevens Police Department haven’t dampened the fact that our local men and women in blue are still out there keeping the streets of Lake Stevens safe. Several commercial...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 3, 2012

Local church holds Christmas concert

The Marysville Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents, “Come Adore Him,” a musical celebration of the birth of our Savior. The concert will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the chapel at 10120 Chapel...

 
 By Staff    Entertainment    December 3, 2012

A TREASURED HOLIDAY EVENT OPENS NOVEMBER 30TH AND RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 16TH

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" Bask in the warmth of a true holiday tradition during the Historic Everett Theatre production of A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens' resplendent story comes to life on stage in this beautiful adaptation by Cora Wilson...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    December 3, 2012

Twinkies and the New Reality

Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, was trying to emerge from its second bankruptcy in three years, when a bakery workers’ strike effectively signed the company’s death warrant. When the strikers refused to return to...

 
 By Employment Security Department    News    December 3, 2012

Up to 60,000 to lose unemployment benefits at end of year

OLYMPIA – Up to 60,000 people in Washington will be shut off of unemployment benefits when the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program ends on Dec. 29. Since being activated in July 2008, the program has paid more than $5.6 billion...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    December 3, 2012

Tribe Members to Weigh in at WA Coal Plant Hearing

SPOKANE, Wash. - A packed house is expected Tuesday at the Spokane County Fairgrounds for a hearing about a coal terminal planned for western Washington, near Bellingham. Some concerned citizens coming to add their comments do not live anywhere near...

 
 By Staff    News    December 3, 2012

Top 10 Mistakes for Businesses To Avoid When Dealing With a Crisis

WASHINGTON – What are the biggest and most common mistakes business owners make when facing down a disaster event? It could be flooding caused by a big hurricane, or the loss of sensitive and vital data inflicted by a hacked account. How you...

 
 By City Of Marysville    News    December 3, 2012

Marysville Police Arrest Two Following Jewelry Heist

Marysville Police officers arrested two male suspects soon after they had stolen approximately $10,000 in jewelry from the local K-Mart. This afternoon just after 3:00 p.m. Marysville Police responded to a reported theft at K-Mart located in the 9600...

 
 By Staff    News    December 3, 2012

Kreidler stresses importance of flood insurance

OLYMPIA, Wash. _ Homeowners and businesses in flood-prone areas should make sure they have adequate flood coverage, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said Monday. “Standard homeowners or business policies do not cover flooding,” said...

 
 By Staff    News    December 3, 2012

Housing Hope Receives $90,000 grant from Boeing

Everett, WA – November 29, 2012 – Local nonprofit Housing Hope is excited to announce a $90,000 grant received from The Boeing Company to support Housing Hope affiliate HopeWorks. The grant will be used towards the Economic Asset...

 
 By Staff    News    December 3, 2012

Free college-prep program for Washington high school students with disabilities

The University of Washington's DO-IT Scholars<http://www.washington.edu/doit/Programs/scholar.html> program invites applications from Washington state high school sophomores and juniors with disabilities who are interested in preparing for coll...

 
 By Snohomish County Sheriff's Office    News    December 3, 2012

Discovery Channel to Feature SCSO Cold Case

The Discovery Channel's series, "Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case," will feature a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office cold case homicide that was solved this year<http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120323/NEWS0...

 
 By Snohomish County    News    December 3, 2012

County to host Dec. 10 Human Rights celebration

The Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights will host an International Human Rights Day celebration Dec. 10 at the Snohomish County Campus. On this day, people from around the globe celebrate the basic human rights everyone should be entitled to...

 
 By Staff    News    December 3, 2012

Northwest Washington Residents to Larsen: Find a Fiscal Cliff Solution, Stop Middle Class Tax Hike

WASHINGTON—Residents of Northwest Washington are urging Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, to support a balanced deal to avert the fiscal cliff and make sure that middle class tax cuts do not expire. Larsen’s op-ed on how to avert the fiscal cliff...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    December 3, 2012

20,000 Rhode Island Teens and Young Adults Are Not Working or in School

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Youth employment in America has reached its lowest level since World War II. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found nearly 6.5 million teens and young adults in the U.S. were not in school or working last year. The...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    December 3, 2012

Cheetahs soccer wins Turkey Shoot tourney

The Granite Falls Cheetahs Girls Soccer team competed in the annual Turkey Shoot Tournament hosted by the Mukilteo Youth Soccer Club November 16-18. This group of U-14 girls won the tournament with...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    December 3, 2012

The Evergreen State College recognizes Granite Falls High School teacher

Peggy Gabrio A Granite Falls High School teacher has recently been honored with a 2012 Teacher of Excellence Award after being nominated by a former student. Peggy Gabrio has received the 2012...

 
 Granite Falls    December 3, 2012

Local kids design bookmarks for library

Congratulations to the Granite Falls’ students who have won Sno-Isle Libraries Bookmark Contest! All the winning bookmarks can be accessed on Sno-Isle’s website. Left: Erin Judd was the...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    December 3, 2012

United Way offering free tax prep

The United Way of Snohomish County will provide free tax preparation services in Snohomish County. They are looking for volunteers in their Marysville Goodwill's Job Training and Education Center from January 22 to April 15. Free tax training is...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    December 3, 2012

Santa is coming to your neighborhood

Granite Falls Fire will be escorting Santa Claus on a fire truck and visiting the following neighborhoods on Friday, Dec. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. Crystal Ridge, Eagleview, Saratoga and Riverwalk. They will be in the following neighborhoods on...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    December 3, 2012

Granite Falls community pledge drive to assist police department

Police cars outside of the Granite Falls Police Department . The Pilchuck Foundation announces the launch of the “We Pledge Our Support” community campaign to assist the Granite Falls...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    December 3, 2012

GFHS accepting nominations for Alumni Hall of Fame

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Granite Falls High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. The Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to honor past graduates that were active in school activities that have gone on to become...

 

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