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Articles published Tue, Jun 22, 2010

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aquafest-news

3 on 3 basketball returns to Aquafest

Haggen’s to host Junior Aquafest Idol

Aquafest happenings, get ready right now

county-state

Coal Plant Agreement Leaves WA Conservation Groups in the Haze

A final agreement between the Washington Department of Ecology and TransAlta, the company that owns the coal-fired power plant in Centralia, was released on Monday. It outlines plans to reduce the plant's haze-causing nitrogen oxide pollution and mercury contamination.

New Survey Shows Widespread Support for Paid Sick Days

More than half the people questioned in a new national survey said they've either gone to work with a contagious illness or sent their kids to school or child care sick, because they didn't have paid sick leave and couldn't afford to stay home.

editorial

BP oil spill brings sadness, frustration, lack of hope

Watching what is now being called the Deepwater Horizon oil spill coverage on every nightly news show for the last two months has been saddening and frustrating to say the least.

guest-editorial

We don’t need income tax

This fall Washington voters will likely again be asked to pass a state income tax. Tax proponents want to impose a tax of 5 percent on people with yearly incomes over $200,000 and on couples with incomes over $400,000. The rate would rise to 9 percent at the $500,000 and $1 million levels.

letters

Your Letters for June 30

Letters to the Editor

lightsandsirens

Lights & Sirens

Lake Stevens Police Beat-June 23

sports-local

Lake rowers take second in National Championships

Lake Stevens Rowing Club sent four rowers to Cincinnati, Ohio to compete in the US Rowing Youth Nationals Championships.

Dodgers take second in JKA North Everett Tournament

Lakeview X-Treme softball wins minors championship

Reds baseball ends season with a perfect game record

Remarkable, simply remarkable. That may be the best way to describe the just completed season of the Lake Stevens Reds baseball team, which won the Little League Seniors Division I Tournament on Monday, June 14, and finished with a perfect record of 27 wins with no losses.