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briefs

The Lake Stevens Journal has moved to its new location

1816 South Lake Stevens Rd., Suite 2 Lake Stevens

chamber

Lake Stevens Chamber to host Candidates’ Forum

The next regularly scheduled Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Monday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. will include our annual Candidates’ Forum.

county-state

Smoother exit ramps planned for SR 18 in Auburn

Ramp closures begin Sept. 6; exit lane change planned for C Street S.W.

Regional emergency training exercise Sept. 10 in King and Snohomish counties

Puget Sound area emergency responders will test their skills and equipment in a disaster training drill on Sept. 10.

WSDOT gearing up to catch the next TIGER

Grants putting Washington residents to work

Dorn: Transformation of State Testing System Nearly Complete

Advocates needed for vulnerable adults

Cantwell Announces Grant for Snohomish County to Fight Child Prostitution

editorial

Tax revenue increased in Washington State, so why can’t we get out of debt?

The Washington State Department of Revenue announced last week that the property tax revenue increased four percent to $9.2 billion in 2011. While this is great news for our government’s pocketbook, I am a little perplexed.

guest-editorial

Why the Government wants to spy on your doctor

The federal government recently announced it wants to spy on your doctor. The government planned to pay “mystery patients” to call doctors and find out whether they are willing to accept the prices set by Medicaid and Medicare.

letters

YOUR|LETTERS August 31, 2011

YOUR|LETTERS August 31, 2011

lightsandsirens

Lake Stevens Police Beat

The police department responded to 561 incidents in the week of August 14 through August 20, 2011. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts:

news

Sewer District’s Smith gets appointment by Governor

Swimming

Wyatt Park in Lake Stevens was buzzing with kids and teens soaking in some final rays of sunshine before the Labor Day weekend and the beginning of the new school year.

Escape plan: The key to getting out alive

In the event of a home fire or major disaster, Lake Stevens Fire reminds you it’s important for your family to have an escape plan and to practice it on a regular basis.

Oktoberfest brings beverage gardens for all ages to Lake Stevens

The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a brand new community event, Oktoberfest! Festivities will take place in downtown Lake Stevens on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15.

LSF takes billing to the next level

Lake Stevens Fire congratulates department members Sonya Dudder and Brandie Reece who have recently become “Certified Ambulance Coders.”

State Parks stresses importance of life jackets

With the busy Labor Day holiday weekend ahead, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Boating Program reminds all boaters, especially personal water craft (PWC) users, to wear a life jacket when on the water.

Local Girl Scouts help out kids in need

After hearing of the need for back to school supplies at the Lake Stevens Family Center, the girls in Girl Scout Troop 40830 decided to use some of their Girl Scout Cookie money to help supply items for local kids.

Transit Board likely to select system change alternative

Four alternatives remain on the table

Lake Stevens Chamber to host Candidates’ Forum

The next regularly scheduled Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Monday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. will include our annual Candidates’ Forum.

religion-spiritual

We need to take the time to just stop

I had a great conversation the other day on what it means to stop, and we used the example of a Stop Sign. Actually, I should put “Stop Sign” in quotes, since most of us seem to take that particular road sign with at least a little bit of latitude.

Keeping the Faith: Seasons change

I was told some decades ago that my life would pass like the seasons of the year. With life-expectancy hovering at roughly around eighty years, my wise counselor said that we can divide our lives into four seasons of twenty years each.

savvysenior

Downsizing solutions for overwhelmed seniors

school-sports

The Lake Stevens Vikings football season opens Friday at home versus Cascade, 7 pm kickoff.

For full real-time coverage and post game stats and recaps, visit www.purpleandgoldpigskin.com, and check the Journal for upcoming Purple and Gold Pigskin articles from Mike Anderton and Kevin Hulten.

sports-local

Local girls soccer team scores national title in Boise, Idaho