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Articles from the February 19, 2014 edition

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 By Rory Douglas    Sports    February 19, 2014

L.S. takes second place at Regional Wrestling Tournament

Eleven wrestlers on the Lake Stevens High School wrestling team placed in the top five at the regional wrestling tournament on Saturday,but it wasn’t enough to beat Yelm High School for the…

 By Pam Stevens    News    February 19, 2014

L.S. City Council votes to approve ordinance allowing marijuana processing in city limits

Last week, Lake Stevens City Council voted unanimously to approve Ordinance 908, which allows the processing and producing of marijuana within Lake Stevens’ city limits. This ordinance came from…

 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    February 19, 2014

STD numbers growing in Snohomish County, aren’t we smarter than that?

I received a press release last week that, if I’m being honest, made my skin crawl a little bit. I opened the email from the Snohomish County Health District and the title read “Big jump in gonorr…

 By Jason Mercier    Opinions    February 19, 2014

Anatomy of a budget gimmick
circumventing the state spending limit

Introduction On December 17, 2013, Governor Inslee announced his first full budget proposal, releasing his recommended 2014 supplemental budget. His 2013-15 budget proposal, announced early last year, was not a full bill but instead presented a…

 Opinions    February 19, 2014

Cavelero robotics tournament good news for

Dear Editor, Last weekend, February 8, Cavelero Mid-High held its first Robotics tournament. This was a huge event with about 45 teams from schools around western Washington. I had the pleasure to be one of the design judges and had the opportunity…

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

Golden Viking card offers free admission for senior citizens

Lake Stevens School District recently launched a Golden Viking Program. The program is a opportunity for senior citizens living in Lake Stevens School District’s boundaries to participate in high school activities and athletic events at no charge….

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

Cell phone recycling helps domestic violence victims

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is recycling cell phones. Cell phones even without service can call 911 when charged. Cell phones may be given to victims of domestic violence to keep them safe. Older phones or phones that are broken,…

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

Homeless Point In Time count shows slight increase in Snohomish County over 2013

The number of homeless on Snohomish County streets increased 12 percent in 2014 over 2013 numbers. Forty-one more people lived on the street this year compared to last year, according to data released today by the county’s Human Services…

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce holding second annual run

The Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their second annual C-Trail 5K/10K Fun Run. The event will take place along the beautiful Centennial Trail. The run will take place on Saturday, March 15 with same day registration…

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

44th District democrats holding caucus

The 44th LD Democrats will hold their 2014 Legislative District Caucus on Sunday, March 9, 1-4 p.m., at the Snohomish Library (311 Maple Ave. in Snohomish). Main items of business are to elect delegates to attend the Democratic State Convention in…

 Church    February 19, 2014

OUT TO PASTOR | What comes after that kiss?

Quite a few, if not most put a whole lot of credence into a kiss. Much can be argued in favor of this philosophy, but not from me. I grew up in a generation that never kissed on the first date. Sad to say, that idea went out with Noah and his ark…

 By Pam Stevens    News    February 19, 2014

Warbis family files lawsuit against city

The family of a Lake Stevens police officer Steve Warbis filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, Feb. 11 against the City of Lake Stevens for negligently handling a lawsuit involving Officer Warbis. The claim…

 Lights & Sirens    February 19, 2014

Lights and Sirens: February 2 through February 08, 2014

The police department responded to 436 incidents in the week of February 2, 2014 through February 08, 2014. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Warrant Arrest, 02/01/14 11th St. S.E. and 73rd Dr. S.E. Based on a tip…

 By Pam Stevens    News    February 19, 2014

Local firefighter raising money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

One Lake Stevens Firefighter has a passion for helping others which is evident in her choice of career. That passion is also coming out in her efforts to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma…

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

Sno-Isle Libraries welcomes new managers

Sno-Isle Libraries is proud to welcome five new managers. Miriam Driss was selected as the managing librarian at the Lake Stevens Library in November 2013. Previously Driss held several positions at…

 Columns    February 19, 2014

What to do when a street sign is down or missing?

It is estimated that there are over 4,000 street signs in Lake Stevens. These include stop, speed limit, warnings, pedestrian, street name, and regulatory signs.  On an average, it is estimated that the City has installed about 100 more signs each…

 By Mike Anderton    Sports    February 19, 2014

Close loss eliminates Viking girls basketball at district

Viking girls basketball season ended with a pair of losses in District Tournament play last week. Lake was trounced at Lynnwood, the state’s number one ranked 4A team, by 71-37 on February 11, then was eliminated at Monroe by 47-42 on February 11….

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

LSPD and LSFD work together to keep kid safe

Lake Stevens Police Officer David Carter, 41, received a telephone call from a concerned mother, and part-time educator, regarding the improper use of child safety restraint seats by a local…

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

Reading with Rover is coming to Lake Stevens Library

Read aloud to a loving canine listener. The community-based literacy program, Reading with Rover, helps kids strengthen reading skills and improve reading confidence. Reading with Rover dogs are nonjudgmental creatures that help create a safe…

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

Local bank robber apprehended

On Wednesday. February 12 at approximately 3:16 a.m. Lake Stevens Patrol located and arrested Darnell J. Thomas, 21, for probable cause of robbery in the first degree. Thomas entered the Wells Fargo…

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

Kindergarten Parent Information Night is March 13

Lake Stevens School District’s six elementary schools are hosting Kindergarten Parent Information Nights Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. These informational sessions are designed for parents and guardians. Kindergarten students will be invited to…

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

Lake Stevens Fire receives positive report from State Auditor

Lake Stevens Fire is pleased to announce they have received another positive report from the Washington State Auditor. The focus of this audit was Financial Statements and Accountability for the timeframe of January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012….

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

Parents invited to attend forum on marijuana research on health

Lake Stevens High School is hosting a parent forum on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center called “Marijuana Confusion—Sorting Through Research and Experience to Find Our Way to Health.” The forum will be led by…

 By Journal Staff    News    February 19, 2014

County launching new website Feb. 19
to better integrate technology, county services

Snohomish County is getting an extreme makeover – of the website variety. On Feb. 19, the county will flip the switch on a brand-new website that will give the public a faster, simpler way to access county information and services. The web address…

 Entertainment    February 19, 2014

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