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Articles from the March 12, 2014 edition

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 By Pam Stevens    News    March 12, 2014

Mt. Pilchuck students learn skills through workshops, leader program

Friday afternoons at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School are a time that the students excitedly anticipate each week. No, it’s not because they get to leave school 90 minutes early; it’s the dozens of…

 By Journal Staff    News    March 12, 2014

Lake Stevens robots take on the world for the second year in a row

On Saturday, March 1, Lake Stevens qualified three teams for the VEX Robotics World Championships in Anaheim, California by taking first and second place in the VRC Western Washington Regional Champi…

 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    March 12, 2014

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be the silent killer

A 20-year-old boy and his 22-year-old sister were called home to Pocatello, Idaho last month while serving church missions in other states. The two young missionaries were told that their entire…

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    March 12, 2014

Putting risk in perspective

Where there is life, there is risk. That’s not some insightful quotation, it’s just a fact. We’re exposed to risk from the moment we get up in the morning – slip and fall, dog bite, traffic accident, lightning strike. We can manage risk, we…

 By Journal Staff    News    March 12, 2014

Top teams advance to semi-finals and finals of the Sno-Isle Libraries Third-Grade Reading Challenge

Top teams of third-graders from 26 schools in Snohomish and Island counties will advance to semi-final and final events in the Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem Sockem Third-Grade Reading Challenge this month. The Reading Challenge…

 By Christopher Lopaze    News    March 12, 2014

Cities scrapping for share of marijuana tax revenues

A new economic forecast predicts recreational-marijuana businesses will bring millions to the state, and the fight is underway for how the proceeds will be spent, with cities vying for a share. Recreational-marijuana business is expected to bring…

 By Journal Staff    Business    March 12, 2014

Helping Hands opens in L.S.

The new Helping Hands Thrift Store opened in Lake Stevens on Saturday, March 1. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place hosted by The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce. Helping Hands is located…

 By Janice Huxford    Business    March 12, 2014

You can recycle almost everything

When my husband and I remodeled our house in Lake Stevens, I made two significant discoveries.  The first was, yes, a marriage can withstand major construction.  The second was that a large portion of what we removed from our house (wood, drywall,…

 By Journal Staff    Business    March 12, 2014

Kimsey, Coffman join Galloway Law Group

“The nature of real estate transactions, the demands that are put on buyers, sellers, developers, real estate agents, and independent mortgage companies have changed dramatically since 2008,” said Bruce Galloway, of the Galloway Law Group, PLLC….

 By Steve Strong    Business    March 12, 2014

Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

Sales for Lake Stevens continue to be sluggish with only 39 residential homes that sold last month according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). While it is four more sales than Januarys 35, it is down significantly from Decembers 51….

 By Journal Staff    News    March 12, 2014

Homeschooled siblings page in Olympia for state House

Lake Stevens siblings Bethanie and Ethan Heitzman served as legislative pages for the Washington House of Representatives during the seventh week of session. They were sponsored by 39th District Rep….

 By Journal Staff    News    March 12, 2014

Elim Lutheran hosting Vanguard University Choir

Elim Lutheran Church located at 11504 26th St NE in Lake Stevens, will be hosting a concert for the Vanguard University Concert Choir from Southern California on Sunday, March 16 at 4 p.m.  This is a 75-member choir that travels throughout the U.S….

 By Journal Staff    News    March 12, 2014

Turbo Twinkles compete at Legacy Dance Competition

On February 15, PacWest’s ‘Turbo Twinkles Performing Group’ competed at their first regional dance competition held at Comcast Arena in Everett. The Turbo Twinkles are part of PacWest’s Twinkles…

 News    March 12, 2014

TB can sicken any of us, anytime, and anywhere

TB can sicken any of us, anytime, and anywhere TB Voices exhibit presents local experiences of TB March 17-28; reception March 21 World TB Day, March 24 SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Nelson Mandela, Ringo Starr, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, and Desmond…

 News    March 12, 2014

North Cascades Highway clearing to begin March 31

North Cascades Highway clearing to begin March 31 If the weather cooperates, the scenic roadway could be open in six weeks TWISP – The effort to reopen the North Cascades Highway will begin Monday, March31. Despite the heavy late season snowfall, t…

 News    March 12, 2014

USS Ingraham Departs on Deployment

USS Ingraham Departs on Deployment By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Corey T. Jones and ENS Michelle L. Nadeau, USS Ingraham Public Affairs The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) is scheduled to depart…

 News    March 12, 2014

Armed Suspect Robs Local Espresso Stand

Armed Suspect Robs Local Espresso Stand Just after 9:00 a.m. this morning an espresso stand located in the 10300 block of State Ave., in Marysville, was robbed at gunpoint. A male suspect approached the stand on foot, displayed a handgun, and…

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