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Pile driving for SR 520 pontoon project starts this week

The sounds of progress start echoing through the State Route 520 Pontoon Construction project site this week as crews begin to drive hundreds of support pilings to form the foundation of a pontoon casting facility.

Know before you go; Cascades snowfall leads to closures, challenging mountain pass travel

Three inches of snow fell per hour today on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass, adding to the more than five feet of snow that accumulated in the last seven days. The roadway remains closed at this hour.

I-90 between North Bend and Ellensburg remains closed due to heavy snow, spun-out vehicles, and high avalanche risk

SNOQUALMIE PASS – Heavy snowfall (8 inches since 6 a.m.) high winds, poor visibility and spun out vehicles that are blocking the roadway caused WSDOT to close Snoqualmie Pass (elevation 3,022 ft.) from North Bend to Cle Elum at 11:33 a.m.

National Team to Begin Independent Review of Washington Prison Safety

OLYMPIA – A team of experts provided by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will begin its independent operational review Monday at Monroe Correctional Complex.

NW Author Pens New Book on Salmon Recovery, Politics

The sport-fishing season for salmon starts next week on the Columbia River, and once again this year, only hatchery fish can be kept - wild chinook salmon and wild steelhead trout have to be released.

Lower Tolerance for Higher Education Cuts

WA Students Plan Walkouts to Protest Latest State Budget Trim

"Mind the Gap?" AARP Survey Results on Aging in WA

Wish Lists, Worries about Retirement Don't Always Match Up

States recommend path forward for Columbia River Crossing

Deck truss bridge is most affordable, meets environmental and community commitments

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Smartphones and photos – Are you keeping your kids safe?

Smartphones are all the rage right now and many use them to take and store photos of their family and friends. But did you know that posting those pictures online could put your loved ones at risk?

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Congress must provide states more Medicaid flexibility

GUEST | EDITORIAL

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Amazing Miles

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YOUR|LETTERS - March 2, 2011

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The freezing temps gave Mr. Snowman time to peruse the Lake Stevens Journal

State Champion wrestlers will have their 15 minutes of fame

Filming ends with a new trophy, more stories

Viking girls win district championship vs. Monroe

Beat Kentwood to advance to State

Suspect in Biendl murder booked into Snohomish County jail

The suspect in the murder of Corrections Officer, Jayme Biendl, has been booked into the Snohomish County jail, which is the first step towards formally initiating his prosecution. 

Mandatory Boater Education Class

In 2005, new legislation requiring boat operators to take a boater safety education course in order to operate a boat in Washington State was signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire.

‘Blue Alert’ legislation falters in House of Representatives

Legislation to create a Blue Alert system to prove information about suspects involved in law enforcement shootings has not yet moved out of the House General Government Appropriations and Oversight Committee.

Inscripción de Kindergarten Marzo 10 en las Escuelas Primarias

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Keeping the Faith:

Keeping Life in Balance

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Arlington ends Viking boys basketball season at District

Seemingly physically and emotionally drained from its double overtime win over Edmonds-Woodway the previous Tuesday, Lake Stevens boys were overwhelmed in the first half by Arlington in the District Tournament at Jackson on February 18, losing 70-54.

Lake Volleyball scores first place

On February 6 Lake Volleyball Club hosted Power League Tournament number three at Lake Stevens Volleyball Training Facility.