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County distributes funding to end homelessness

Snohomish County recently awarded more than $1.5 million to 22 projects designed to help end homelessness.

WSDOT forced to replace I-5 cable barriers near Marysville; Stevens says it’s about time

After years of pleading with the Washington State Department of Transportation to junk the ineffective cable barriers along Interstate-5 near Marysville, Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, says she is relieved to learn the state has finally agreed with experts and has begun to replace the cable with concrete barriers.

Cantwell, Murray Propose Oil Drilling Ban Off Pacific Coast

Permanent moratorium would protect WA environment, coastal jobs

Clock Ticking for WA Charities to Keep Nonprofit Status

Thousands of charitable and religious organizations in Washington will lose their nonprofit status next week if they don't turn in some paperwork to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For larger groups, filing a "Form 990" with the IRS is nothing new, but Congress has changed the law to also include smaller groups that raise less than $25,000 a year in donations.

Group Files Measure to Repeal Food and Beverage Tax Increases

Today a representative of the Washington State Beverage Association filed two initiative measures designed to repeal recent tax increases on certain food and beverage products adopted by the 2010 Washington State Legislature.

Thoroughbred Horses Available for Adoption

Six Thoroughbreds seized by Snohomish County Animal Control Services on September 9, 2009, for investigation of animal cruelty have been rehabilitated and are now ready for adoption.

WALL STREET REFORM: Murray’s Efforts to Bring Transparency to Federal Reserve Included in Wall Street Reform Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, an amendment co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to audit the Federal Reserve was included as part of Wall Street Reform legislation.

County’s solar project under construction

Snohomish County began installing solar panels this week at its campus in Everett. The solar panels will supply electricity to the parking garage for the county’s future fleet of electric cars.


Laughter The Best Medicine

Laura on Life


Benefit concert for Snohomish County cancer survivor

There will be a benefit concert at LaHacienda Restaurant in Lake Stevens for Snohomish resident JR Combs.