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Over 130 Deputy Prosecutors and Office Staff in Prosecutor’s Office Sign Letter Urging County Council to Appoint Mark Roe for Prosecutor

EVERETT—More than 130 employees of the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, including attorneys from the civil and criminal divisions, paralegal and clerical staff, union and non-represented employees have signed a letter urging the County Council to appoint 22-year veteran prosecutor Mark Roe to replace outgoing Prosecutor Janice Ellis.

Don’t be tempted to abuse parking spaces for the disabled

The busy holiday shopping season makes finding good parking spots near retailers tough, but don’t be tempted to illegally park in a spot reserved for a person with a disability—even if you only plan on being in a store for a minute.

Sharing the Wealth: WA Congressman Tackles the Estate Tax

SEATTLE - They say you can't take it with you and, in December, Congress must decide how much estates should be taxed when someone dies. The federal estate tax expires at the end of this year.

Enrollments Up, Budgets Down at WA Two-Year Colleges

State awards county aerospace training center $250,000

Snohomish County’s Aerospace Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) will receive a $250,000 capital improvement grant for its Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center.

County’s Willis Tucker Park a Puget Sound favorite

Viewers and readers of KING 5 TV and its Web site have chosen Snohomish County’s Willis Tucker Park has one of the top five playground destinations in Western Washington.

Cantwell Announces $88 Million for Landmark Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Project

Cantwell Championed Funding to Make the Nation’s Electricity Grid Smarter, Stronger, More Efficient and Reliable

Early Morning Shooting being Investigated

The Everett Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating an early morning shooting in south Everett. At 1:00 a.m. this morning Everett patrol officers responded to the 600 block of 93rd Street SW for a report of a man being shot.

Grant allows county to increase DUI patrols

Snohomish County will receive nearly $70,000 in grant funding to keep local law enforcement cracking down on impaired driving, keeping county roads safer.


Dying with dignity means more than assisted suicide


8th Grade Field Trip

Sometimes when an 8th grade teacher or group of teachers is feeling adventurous or suicidal, they plan a field trip. The problem is that 8th grade students’ brains are often not fully developed and sometimes nonexistent.



December 2, 2009 letters


Lights and Sirens

Lake Stevens Police Beat-December 2, 2009


Olympic Ballet Theatre

International Ballet Sensations to Reach Theatre Near You!

A New Sign of Life Downtown!

5th Avenue Theatre gets a new marquee, invites the public to its illumination


Now you see it, now you don’t

Lake Stevens High School Stadium tumbles down

Lake Stevens Chevron sells a $6.5 million Lotto ticket

The Chevron station off of Highway 9 in Lake Stevens Frontier Village helped make Kristopher Johnson, 32, from Arlington, a multimillionaire just days before Thanksgiving

Local car all decked out for the holidays

Lake Stevens resident Matt Carberry lights up the road as he drives his Chevy Blazer around town.

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and breeds

Rocky is not your typical hero, but last month Rocky saved his friend’s life after stopping her from suffocating.

Awards Honors

L.S. Winterfest and tree lighting

Vikings hope to gather 25,000 items for local families this season

This year, the Lake Stevens High School Vikings are putting on a massive food drive and Giving Tree Present Drive for members of our community.

Local firefighters earn tips for vulnerable children at Ixtapa

Lake Stevens Firefighters will host their sixth annual Tips for Firefighters on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ixtapa Restaurant in Lake Stevens.

Reardon commended for new jobs, environmental stewardship

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon was honored on Thursday, Nov. 19 during the annual Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) dinner for the creation of new jobs through environmental stewardship.

Lake Stevens Ixtapa being sued after E. coli outbreak


Nonconformity: A key to holiday spirit

Many suffer holiday overload. Borrowing last year’s political cry, “We want change,” we can make the winding down of 2009 a time of reflection and expectation in our personal lives. After all, it is difficult to pray for world peace if we are at odds with ourselves.


Blue Crush finish season undefeated

Thunderbolts take first in 3rd/4th grade volleyball

Two teams, two sets of brothers

Two undefeated seasons with 19 wins