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briefs

Pure Clean Carpet Cleaning honored in CleanFax

Locally family owned Snohomish County business Pure Clean Carpet Cleaning has been recognized in national trade magazine as a “2012 Industry Leader.”

State businesses get record tax break

Washington employers will collect a record $56 million in 2011 federal tax credits because they hired certain hard-to-place job seekers.

New florist opens in Lake Stevens, just in time for Valentine’s Day

Flowers By K is a new, locally owned floral business that recently opened last May in our quaint town of Lake Stevens.

Steinruck selected as CEO of Senior Services of Snohomish County

Senior Services of Snohomish County’s Board of Directors has selected Jim Steinruck of Lake Stevens, as its new CEO.

county-state

Dial 9-1-1 to reach emergency assistance

Need help fast? Dial 9-1-1.

Aging Dams Pose Challenges for Fish and Feds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is testing the oil used in electrical equipment at dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers to see if contains polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chemicals that can contaminate the water around the dams

editorial

Governor, where is the funding for U.S. 2 in your transportation proposal

It was Sept. 11, 2007, when Gov. Chris Gregoire came to Snohomish County to see firsthand the problems on U.S. Highway 2 that contributed to more than 45 deaths within seven years between Snohomish and Stevens Pass.

guest-editorial

The sticker shock of Washington’s consumer health-care costs in 2020

The coming year will determine whether or in what form health reform survives.

lightsandsirens

Lights and Sirens - February 8, 2012

The police department responded to 571 incidents in the week of January 22, 2012 through January 28, 2012.

news

Viking football team captains moving up together

Central Washington University signs all four to play football

L.S. Education Foundation announces “The 2012 Ben Clark Memorial Scholarship”

Ben Clark’s parents, Steve and Beth Adolphsen, are sponsoring a $500 scholarship through the Lake Stevens Education Foundation.

Sen. Hobbs’ insurance reform bill will lower costs for school employees

Fire Commissioners appoint roles for six-year term

“Love for All Ages” Valentine’s Dance bridges generations

In celebration of Valentine’s on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. nearly 100 people will gather at the Senior Center on Soper Hill in Lake Stevens for an inter-generational dance.

Relay for Life team meeting

If you are one of the over a hundred people who have now registered to be on a Relay for Life Lake Stevens team, plan on attending the next team meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Lake Stevens High School starting at 6 p.m.

Special Ed group holding meeting

The Lake Stevens Special Education Parent Teacher Group invites you to their next meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8p.m. in the Mt. Pilchuck Elementary Library.

Lake Stevens Fire recognizes commitment

Congratulations to Fire Marshal Robert Marshall who has achieved 20 years of dedicated service with Lake Stevens Fire. Robert Marshall officially started with Lake Stevens Fire on December 2, 1991.

profiles

Cascade Companion Care receives “Best of Home Care” Award

Cascade Companion Care announced that it has been recognized with Home Care Pulse’s “Best of Home Care” distinction.

religion-spiritual

Keeping the Faith: It Must Be Raining

school-sports

Wrestlers take second at Wesco 4A District Championships

Girls beat Jackson to secure co-championship Boys are nipped by Snohomish

With Wesco North co-championships on the line, the Viking girls came through with a 64-57 win at Jackson on Saturday, but the boys fell just short, losing at Snohomish 70-66 on Friday.

schools

Local students participating Aerospace Scholarship program

Washington Aerospace Scholars Program provides opportunities for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.

sports-local

NLMS Volleyball has the perfect season