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Articles published Wed, Dec 28, 2011

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county-state

Bellingham to become first link for electric road trips

WSDOT breaks ground on the first stop of West Coast Green Highway

Yes, Virginia, Reindeer Emit Methane Gas...

Santa works hard to make Christmas magical for boys and girls around the globe, but new research shows his operation could be more environmentally friendly with some fine-tuning because it's leaving a huge carbon footprint.

Expert panel wrapping up review on Viaduct project financing

An expert review panel assessing the Washington State Department of Transportation’s finance plan for replacing the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct will release its findings and recommendations to the state Legislature in February.

Lawsuit Seeks to Curb Development in WA Floodplains

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is asking a judge to stop the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from making flood insurance available to developers building in floodplains in the Puget Sound area.

State Employees' 2012 Wish List: More Revenue, Fewer Layoffs

There are 8,500 fewer state employees in Washington than when the recession began - and in the State Parks Department, 160 more are scheduled to get pink slips to help close an $11 million budget gap in that agency.

editorial

A new year brings on new resolutions

Why does it take the turn of the calendar to get us to make new goals and to get motivated for a better year than the last?

guest-editorial

Stories of hope shine all around us

With a bad economy, political bickering in our nation’s capital and daily news coverage of raucous protests here at home, it may seem harder to get into the Christmas spirit this year.

letters

YOUR|LETTERS for December 28th issue

YOUR|LETTERS for December 28th issue

news

Lake Stevens Chamber honors many in community

Hard work, dedication to city of Lake Stevens makes a difference

Kids take $10 and turn into $460

Fifth graders in Becky Fuentes’ class at Highland Elementary School participated in “The Great Money Challenge III” put on by the Imagine Children’s Museum.

L.S. King earns Eagle Scout award

Lake Stevens’ own Gaeble King earned the distinguished honor of earning his Eagle Scout rank through the Boy Scouts of America program.

religion-spiritual

Donations needed at Sanctuary Ministries

Sanctuary Care Ministries is looking for donations of gently used clothing, shoes and bedding for men, women and children as their stock is in short supply.

school-sports

Wrestlers keep their at home winning streak

The Vikings 17-year at home winning streak remains intact as the Lake Stevens wrestlers defeat this year’s top rated and defending Oregon 6A State Champion, Roseburg Indians 33-33, winning on tiebreaker criteria by having the most six-point decisions.

Viking girls beat Marysville-Pilchuck 69-41, remain undefeated

It’s no secret that Lake, after finishing fourth at State last season and returning some very talented players, is aiming to do even better this season.

Viking boys beat Marysville, Evergreen (White Center)

Viking boys basketball team won both of its games last week, 58-45 over Marysville-Pilchuck and 58-50 against Evergreen of Seattle (White Center).