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county-state

State invests nearly $153 million in public infrastructure projects

Funds from the Public Works Trust Fund will improve public health and safety in 46 Washington communities

Health insurer to issue refunds after billing error

KPS Health Plans, a Bremerton-based health insurer, has agreed to refund thousands of dollars to customers who were overcharged due to a billing system error.

Top Tips for National Home Improvement Month

Springtime has arrived and it’s time to dust off the “to do” list. But, how does a homeowner decide which projects should take priority?

guest-editorial

Jobs created by small businesses will lead Washington out of recession

Governor Gregoire kicked off 2012 with a strong statement about the importance of the state’s small businesses in creating the jobs that will turn the state’s economy around: “...If we can make it easier and cheaper for them [small business owners] to do business, they can afford to add more employees. This is the key to our economic recovery...”

letters

YOUR | LETTERS for April 25, 2012

localentertainment

Willy Wonka to be performed at Cavelero Mid High

The Drama Club at Cavelero Mid High School proudly presents, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. This musical, the first one put on by the school, is full of new songs and old favorites.

Local film from Snohomish County showing in theatres around the state

Local non-profit distribution company, the Washington State Studio Network, is premiering its recently acquired film, Rivertown, across Washington State.

Local Chiropractor holding Wellness Fair

Creating Wellness Celebration is the theme of a Community Wellness Fair and Open House taking place on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Market Place Chiropractic Wellness Center (MPCWC).

Annual Fuchsia sale in Granite Falls

Time for the Annual Robe Valley Volunteer Fire Department Fuchsia sale.

news

Relay for Life Paint the Town Purple this weekend

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitters, is now open in Tulalip just south of the Outlet Mall. It seems, however, that every outdoor enthusiast in North Snohomish County already knows this as evidenced by the line of eager shoppers on opening day last Thursday, April 19.

Cabela’s brings the love of outdoors to Snohomish County

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitters, is now open in Tulalip just south of the Outlet Mall. It seems, however, that every outdoor enthusiast in North Snohomish County already knows this as evidenced by the line of eager shoppers on opening day last Thursday, April 19.

Lake Stevens resident wins $5,000 in appliances from PartSelect.com

Lake Stevens resident wins $5,000 in appliances from PartSelect.com

Relay for Life fundraisers around the corner

Kyra Shelton, 10, is raising money for Relay for Life of Lake Stevens.

Local group rescuing elderly animals around the state, how you can help them

Old Dog Haven operates out of Lake Stevens but they help senior dogs throughout the state by finding loving permanent homes. The organization consists of a group of private foster homes caring for the animals and a network that finds homes where dogs over the age of eight can spend the rest of their lives.

Miss Aquafest workshops this weekend

Miss Aquafest is holding the second of four workshops on Sunday, April 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Stevens Community Center located at 1808 Main Street in Lake Stevens.

49 Sno-Isle Libraries volunteers receive Presidential Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award was presented to 49 Sno-Isle Libraries volunteers for service in the 2011 calendar year.

religion-spiritual

Haitian Pastor to visit Lake Stevens area church

Pastor Daniel Paul, from Ouanaminthe Haiti, will be visiting Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens on Sunday, April 29.

sports-local

Lake baseball continues to win

Following this team on a game-to-game basis it is usually difficult to single out one player as player of the game. With so much talent on the field, usually there are at least three or four players to choose from. On Friday April 13. I didn’t have that problem.

L.S. resident wins first place medal at Hayashi-Ha Cup Karate Tournament

Nick Claymore, 15, of Lake Stevens received a first place medal in advanced weapons (bo staff), a third place medal in kata, and a third place medal in WKF (World Karate-Do Federation) kata at the Hayashi-Ha Cup Karate Tournament March 31.

Students selected to attend Boys State

Seven juniors will represent Lake Stevens High School at the 2012 Boys State leadership conference in June on the Central Washington State University campus in Ellensburg.

LSHS wrestler Johnson takes second nationally

Brandon Johnson, a junior wrestler at Lake Stevens High School, traveled to Virginia Beach, Virginia to compete in the NHSCA National Wrestling Championships.