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Articles from the January 22, 2014 edition

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 By Pam Stevens    News    January 22, 2014

New councilmember Low sworn in Tageant, Daughtry, Holder return to council

It was a packed house on Monday, January 13 at Lake Stevens’ City Council meeting. Many in attendance were there to witness the swearing in of the newest councilmember, Sam Low. Along with Low’s swear…

 By Kate Halstead    News    January 22, 2014

Gardening librarian helps students grow, eat, and learn

Mt. Pilchuck Elementary teacher and librarian Linda Mauer has always been a gardener, but it was a chance invitation that steered her in an entirely different growing direction, one that has enriched…

 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    January 22, 2014

Smartphone apps, social networking sites can be dangerous for kids; parents need to know the dangers, including bullying

It seems that new apps for teens and tweens are showing up almost daily. One of the apps that has been in the news quite recently, and not for good reason, is The website, which can also be…

 By Jason Mercier    Opinions    January 22, 2014

Anatomy of a budget gimmick

When the Governor announced his first full budget proposal (his 2013-15 proposal was an outline) on December 17 releasing his recommended 2014 supplemental budget, I was very curious to see how it would comply with the state’s spending limit….

 Opinions    January 22, 2014

LSEA supports school levies

Dear Editor, The Lake Stevens Education Association strongly supports the Lake Stevens School District’s replacement maintenance and operations and technology levies. These initiatives cover basic essentials for rigorous academic education that…

 Opinions    January 22, 2014

Local kids donate to Li’l Hungry Hearts

Dear Editor, Thank you again to the Lake Stevens community for your overwhelming love and support during our 2013 Holiday Food and Toy Drive. Thank you volunteers, and partnering stores for all the…

 Opinions    January 22, 2014

Thanks to those who gave blood

Dear Editor, Thank you very much to all those who registered to give blood at the Lake Stevens Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.  There were a total of 22 donors registered, 17 pints of blood collected and three first time donors…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

Voter registration deadlines fast approaching 
for Feb. 11 school levy and bond elections

Are you registered to vote? Monday, Jan. 13, was the last day to register online or by mail, or to transfer an existing registration to a new address, to vote in the Feb. 11 special election.  If you have never registered to vote in Washington, you…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

Every Senate Democrat signs on to teacher COLA bill

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens and Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, released the following statement on Friday, Jan. 17, on their co-sponsorship of a Senate bill signed by all 22 members of the Democratic caucus allowing cost of living allowance…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

Volunteers needed to help with Jan. 23 annual homeless count

Can you volunteer three hours of your time to help the homeless? If so, Snohomish County needs your help during its annual Point In Time homeless count Thursday, Jan. 23. Volunteers are asked to commit to a three-hour period between 8 a.m. and 8…

 By Dr. James L. Snyder    Church    January 22, 2014

OUT TO PASTOR | Cold is as cold feels and I don’t like feeling cold

I was sitting on the back porch sipping an ice-cold tea with a splash of lemon when I received a text from a relative up north. I was enjoying a pleasant afternoon basking in the winter sun of Florida. I am not sure what God was thinking of when He c…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

Local man receives four-legged, life-changing partner

Lake Stevens resident Steve Wilkie is finding life a lot brighter these days, thanks to his new home therapy dog, Mario, from Summit Assistance Dogs in Anacortes. Steve and Mario are one of eight…

 By Dennis Taylor    News    January 22, 2014

LSPD wants to hear from community; surveys provided to receive input

The Lake Stevens Police Department and the community we serve must reach consensus on the values that guide the police department. Those values, while implicit in our Constitution, must balance as much as possible, the protection of individual life a…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

Local youth theatre group to perform Annie Jr.

Ludus Youth Theater Group will be performing “Annie Jr.” the musical on Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7 and 8 at the PUD Auditorium in Everett at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and $5…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

Lake Stevens School District named Energy Star Top Performer

The Lake Stevens School District (LSSD) was recognized as an Energy Star leader by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its energy conservation efforts. This is the third consecutive year that the district has received recognition from…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

New police chief takes the helm at Granite Falls

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. David Bowman will be the police chief of Granite Falls, effective January 13, 2014.  “This is a great opportunity,” said Sgt. Bowman, “Granite Falls is one of the areas I’ve enjoyed working the…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

Results of holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign in Snohomish County announced

The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from November 27, 2013 through January 1, 2014.

 In Snohomish County, all data is not available at this time, however preliminary numbers show…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

Edward Jones financial advisor host foundations of investing seminar

Diana Jackson, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Lake Stevens Community, is hosting a free 50-minute educational seminar titled Foundations of Investing seminar at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 30 at 1905 Main Street, Downtown Lake…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

Norma Scott retires from city after 31 years

When Norma Scott, City Clerk and Administrative Assistant, started working for the City of Lake Stevens over 30 years ago, the population was only $1,720 people. In the last three decades not only…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 22, 2014

Senior Center announces Wednesday lunch

The Lake Stevens Senior Center is very excited to announce the addition of a new Wednesday lunch at their Center located at 2302 Soper Hill Road, Lake Stevens. This was made possible in part from a grant awarded by United Way. Wednesday lunch will…

 Granite Falls    January 22, 2014

PRESS RELEASE; special board meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Falls School Board of Directors had to cancel the special board meeting on Jan. 22 that was set to start at 6pm. We have three current board members on our board of directors and one member cannot make the meeting. The board needs to…

 News    January 22, 2014

Legislature focuses on open government reforms

January 22, 2014 By Jason Mercier The people’s right to know has received a serious shot in the arm this session with numerous open government bills under consideration. The Attorney General’s proposals to require training of government officials…

 News    January 22, 2014

Attempt to identify assault suspect

Attempt to identify assault suspect EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a male who brutally assaulted a night janitor. Just before 2:30 a.m. on November 8, 2013, a night janitor working at the…

 News    January 22, 2014

New Girl Scout Troops for Spring in Lake Stevens

New Girl Scout Troops for Spring in Lake Stevens A meeting to organize new Girl Scout troops is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29th at Northlake Middle School in the Cafeteria, located at 2202 123rd. Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258….


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