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Articles from the April 9, 2014 edition

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 News    April 9, 2014

OSO: Animation shows mudslide

A mudslide hit Oso, Washington on March 22, 2014, devastating a small, remote community. NBC News covers the victims, first responders and others who have been personally affected by the tragedy, as…

 News    April 9, 2014

OSO: State planning to reopen highway at Oso mudslide

DARRINGTON, Wash. – As the search continues for seven people still missing in the Oso mudslide, Snohomish County and the state Transportation Department are making plans to reopen Highway 530. About…

 News    April 9, 2014

Rescuers mark three weeks since landslide disaster

Oso, Wash. — This Saturday marks three weeks since a landslide destroyed a community in Snohomish County and killed dozens. It hit at 10:37 in the morning on March 22. Each Saturday morning at that exact time, rescuers have stopped and taken a…

 News    April 9, 2014

OSO: Remembering the Deceased

Landslide devastates mountainside neighborhood The Oso, Wash., death toll continues to rise as rescue workers recover more bodies buried in their former residences. Where more than one person was…

 News    April 9, 2014

36 Oso landslide victims identified

EVERETT, Wash. – The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday it has identified all 36 bodies it has examined from the Oso landslide. The names of all but one have been released….

 News    April 9, 2014

President Obama to visit Oso landslide April 22

EVERETT, Wash. — President Barack Obama plans to survey damage from the Washington state mudslide later this month and will meet with victims, first responders and recovery workers, the White House…

 By Pam Stevens    News    April 9, 2014

LSHS alum gets her face on a Wheaties box, well sort of

Making my way down the news feed on Facebook one day I noticed that Lake Stevens High School alumni Katie Holloway posted a picture of herself on the front of a Wheaties box. I was intrigued and so I…

 By Pam Stevens    News    April 9, 2014

Lake Stevens Arts Commission brings beauty to the community

Yes, Lake Stevens has become known for their many roundabouts but ask anyone which roundabout is the most memorable and they will most likely tell you that it is the western roundabout on Lundeen…

 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    April 9, 2014

Pets have a place at hospitals as wells as home

Imagine my excitement when I saw a story on about hospitals around the country that are now allowing family pets to visit their loved ones in the hospital. At our house, our pets are a…

 By Erin Shannon    Opinions    April 9, 2014

Even Seattle liberals think a $15 minimum wage goes too far 

As Seattle officials continue pressing forward with plans to impose a $15 minimum wage, some of the city’s liberal business owners and nonprofit organizations are sounding the alarm.  Following a narrow victory in Sea-Tac, where a $15 minimum…

 Opinions    April 9, 2014

Donations being accepted for Oso

Dear Editor, We would like to say thank you to those people who have meant so much to us over the years, those who have supported Samaritan House with donations and gifts. But now it is time to let you know that all of those donations have gone to…

 Opinions    April 9, 2014

Your voice can help educate children

Dear Editor, Pam Stevens’ inspirational editorial is about more than education.  (‘Every child deserves the opportunity to go to school’ by Pam Stevens, Lake Stevens Journal, March 26, 2014). Stevens exhorts us to appreciate the privilege of…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2014

LSHS Girls Soccer holding mattress fundraiser

If you are in the need for a new mattress you can purchase one all while helping out the Lake Stevens High School Girls Soccer team. The team will be holding a mattress fundraiser on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Stevens High…

 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    April 9, 2014

Ten guidelines to help teens get organized

Is it your house or is it their room? Ahhh, the lovely push, pull and balance of living with teens and their stuff. How do you keep peace and harmony under one roof when it comes to organization, your preferences and your teen’s preferences? As a…

 By Dr. James L. Snyder    Church    April 9, 2014

OUT TO PASTOR | A wonderful chocolate fantasy

Within the confines of our blissful domicile, an ongoing controversy has all but come to an end. I like it when things are solved and I happen to be right. This time I was right. After all, if it is on TV it must be right! Controversies are not…

 By Jim Miller    Columns    April 9, 2014

How Reverse Mortgages Work in 2014

Dear Savvy Senior: What can you tell me about reverse mortgages? I was considering one last year, but now I hear they are more difficult to get. Ready to Reverse Dear Ready, That’s correct. Tighter rules on reverse mortgages that have recently gone…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2014

Local couple, plus others, earn Black Belt

On March 22, 10 people earned their Black Belt through hard work and dedication at Tiger’s Black Belt Academy in Lake Stevens. New Black Belts include Bryce Waxham (age 8), Jaydon Kaplan (age 9),…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2014

Cavelero ninth grade girls basketball team go undefeated

The Cavelero Mid High School ninth grade girls basketball team played an undefeated season. The team finished a perfect 17-0, tallying 16 double digit victories.   The team is coached by Larry…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2014

ABC’s ninth Annual Spring Literacy is April 11

ABC’s ninth Annual Spring Literacy Concert will feature “Harmonica Pocket” doing their show, U is for Ukelele!   The show is FREE for children ages 0-5 and their adults, parents, grandparents,…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2014

Aquafest announces fireworks display

The Aquafest Executive board is excited to announce the return of “Wolverine West Fireworks”. This year’s fireworks will be bigger and better than ever as we celebrate “All American Aquafest”. The…

 By Journal Staff    Business    April 9, 2014

PUD offers rebates for efficient clothes washers and hauls away energy wasting fridges for free

Snohomish County Public Utility District now offers $50 rebates for buying a qualifying efficient clothes washer. It saves you both energy and water. Rebates are available now through the end of 2014. Not all Energy Star clothes washers are…

 By Steve Strong    Business    April 9, 2014

The Real Estate Report for April 2014

Sales in Lake Stevens continue to be sluggish as inventory remains near record lows. The Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) reports there were 48 residential homes that sold in the month of March. While that number increased over last month�…

 By Journal Staff    Business    April 9, 2014

Snohomish Valley Roofing welcomes new Operations Manager

With over 30 years of experience in the roofing industry, Dave Wallin has chosen to join Snohomish Valley Roofing, Inc. as Operations Manager.   Wallin has spent his career managing projects…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2014

Cavelero Drama Club to perform musical

The Cavelero Drama Club has been working very hard preparing for a fun 1940’s musical, Kilroy Was Here.  This musical is near and dear to many of the students who have close ties to military with…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 9, 2014

Locals work their way up the Columbia Tower

The Movers & Shakers, a team consisting of folks from Lake Stevens including Timmothy Lang, accident victim, raised over $19,125 towards their goal for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. They…


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