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Legislature passes Chase bill to protect utility ratepayers’ voting rights

Legislature passes Chase bill to protect utility ratepayers’ voting rights

A bill to ensure that voters in a water or sewer district retain ultimate control over whether a city or town can assume jurisdiction of their district passed the Legislature on Tuesday and will be sent to the Gov. Jay Inslee to be signed into law. “These special-purpose districts are created by a vote of the people, for the people. As such, 100 percent of the taxes we pay for our water and sewer ... »

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Hawkeye collects 14 awards at national journalism convention

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Hawkeye collects 14 awards at national journalism convention

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Hawkeye newspaper won 14 awards at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association spring convention in Denver. The Hawkeye staff accepted one of just seven First Amendment Press Freedom Awards granted in the country. Hawkeye Editor-in-Chief Nick Fiorillo – who last month was named the state’s journalist of the year – was named... »

PAWS plays key role in sea lion pup’s rehabilitation and release home

PAWS plays key role in sea lion pup’s rehabilitation and release home

An orphaned Steller sea lion pup has a second chance at life thanks to the collaborative efforts of marine mammal stranding partners across two states, including PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society), the Marine Mammal Center, NOAA Fisheries, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Coast Guard. The male pup was returned to his natural habitat after months of rehabilitation ... »

PUD offering discounts to low-income and senior customers

PUD offering discounts to low-income and senior customers

In the coming year, energy assistance programs offered by Snohomish County Public Utility District will help about 17,000 senior citizens and low-income customers struggling with their electric bills. The programs currently provide reductions of 20 percent, 40 percent, or 60 percent off PUD electric and water bills. The discount percentage that customers receive depends on their income level. Curr... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. April 9 23000 block of 67th Ave. W. Vehicle theft attempt. A woman reported that someone attempted to steal her vehicle. The steering column had been torn apart and the ignition switch was removed. 23500 block of 52nd Ave. W. Theft. A lawnmower stored in a shed was stolen. April 10 23000 block of 57th Ave. W. Malicious... »

Rolled semi spills load of bees at I-5 and I-405 interchange near Lynnwood

Rolled semi spills load of bees at I-5 and I-405 interchange near Lynnwood

A semitruck rolled early Friday morning, spilling a load of honeybees on the Interstate 5 median at the Interstate 405 interchange near Lynnwood. Beekeepers were at the crash site within an hour to attempt round up the honeybees, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Our news partner, the Seattle Times, reports that as temperatures warmed and the bees became agita... »

Video: Geese at Ballinger Park

Video: Geese at Ballinger Park

John Rumpelein used his quadcopter to videotape these mellow geese in Ballinger Park Thursday. »

Most northbound I-5 concrete grinding work complete between Northgate, Shoreline

Most northbound I-5 concrete grinding work complete between Northgate, Shoreline

The Washington State Department of Transportation reported Thursday that most northbound concrete grinding is complete on I-5 between Northgate and Shoreline. Contractor crews completed most of the grinding involving the northbound lanes this week as part of WSDOT’s project to repair and rehabilitate the 50-year-old section of I-5. WSDOT notes that there are still a few nights worth of grind... »

Everett man suspected in April 9 car theft, police standoff now being held on another charge

Everett man suspected in April 9 car theft, police standoff now being held on another charge

The car theft suspect who surrendered to police April 9 after barricading himself inside a home just behind the Ranch 99 Market in Edmonds’ Highway 99 neighborhood is now in custody in the Snohomish County Jail on charges stemming from an earlier incident in unincorporated Snohomish County. Brian Warnock, 30, of Everett is being held on a complaint filed in District Court by the Snohomish County P... »

Seattle police find 61 stolen bikes in Edmonds — is one of them yours?

Seattle police find 61 stolen bikes in Edmonds — is one of them yours?

According to a report posted on the Seattle Police Department’s SPD Blotter Thursday, a tip from a sleuthing bike theft victim led Seattle police to a large cache of stolen bicycles and a suspected chop shop Wednesday in Edmonds. Now detectives want to know if they have your bike. SPD Major Crimes Taskforce Detective Scotty Bach began investigating the case last week, on April 7, after recei... »

Strong turnout for public meeting to discuss future of Ballinger Park

Strong turnout for public meeting to discuss future of Ballinger Park

More than 75 citizens turned out on Tuesday evening for the kickoff public meeting to explore the future of Ballinger Park. Formerly the Ballinger Golf Course, the City of Mountlake Terrace acquired the property in 2013 to develop as a public park and recreational space. The city subsequently contracted with the Berger Partnership, a Seattle-based design firm, to develop a master plan to reinvent ... »

Hearing examiner recommends approval of bleachers and fencing — but not lights — for Edmonds School District playfield project

Hearing examiner recommends approval of bleachers and fencing — but not lights — for Edmonds School District playfield project

Bleachers and ball control fencing are OK but field lights are not. That’s the word from City of Edmonds Hearing Examiner Phil Olbrechts, who on Friday issued his recommendation regarding the Edmonds School District’s conditional use permit application to install field lights, 70- to 90-foot-high light poles, ball control fencing over 25 feet high and bleachers as part of a playfield i... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. April 4 4500 block of 216th St. SW. Vehicle prowl. A man reported his vehicle was broken into but nothing was stolen. 7200 block of 226th St. SW. Theft from auto. A woman reported the theft of her purse, wallet and a necklace from her vehicle. 22800 block of Lakeview Dr. Thefrt from auto. A man reported the theft of a ... »

Mountlake Terrace City Council approves agreement to provide backup police services to Brier

Mountlake Terrace City Council approves agreement to provide backup police services to Brier

The Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously approved on Monday an Interlocal agreement with the City of Brier to provide certain police services during times when the Brier Police Department is unable to staff a particular patrol shift. Over the last year Brier Police has had difficulty maintaining staffing levels due to various reasons. The services the Mountlake Terrace Police Department woul... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: March 19-April 1

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: March 19-April 1

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 729 calls March 19-April 1: 600 emergency medical aid calls, 53 motor vehicle collisions, 17 fires, 26 service calls, 2 natural gas leaks, 2 rescues and 29 automatic fire alarms. March 19 COLLISION: At 5:42 a.m., two people were injured in a two-car collision at 164th Street SW and Larch Way northeast of Lynnwood. Firefighters transported both patients... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. March 27 6200 block of 224th St. SW. Theft from auto. A woman reported that $50, a cell phone charger and some clothes were stolen from her car. 6300 block of St. Albion Way. Assist other agency. Police arrested a man, who has been wanted for rape of a child by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. 3600 block of 220th ... »

Snohomish County survey indicates that students less likely to binge drink and smoke cigarettes

Snohomish County survey indicates that students less likely to binge drink and smoke cigarettes

A Washington State Department of Health survey indicates that students are less likely to binge drink and smoke cigarettes and that overall drug use is down. But the survey also indicated that heroin and cocaine use was up for certain age groups. In the first of four data releases from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey, the Washington State Department of Health focused on results surrounding youth sub... »

Snohomish County dispatch centers testing text to 9-1-1 capabilities

Snohomish County dispatch centers testing text to 9-1-1 capabilities

Snohomish County 9-1-1 centers are in the testing phase of a service that would allow people to text 9-1-1 in circumstances in which calling for help is impossible or dangerous for the caller. SNOCOM 9-1-1 begins testing this week. SNOPAC plans to test later in the year. It’s unknown at this time how long the testing phase will last. Once testing is complete, the public will be notified. Local dis... »

Mountlake Terrace home prices drop by more than 9 percent in February

Mountlake Terrace home prices drop by more than 9 percent in February

Home prices in Mountlake Terrace showed a 9.4 percent drop in February compared to this time last year. Sales were down 33.3 percent from last year with 10 homes sold, according to Redfin, a national real estate brokerage company. The number of new listings rose 60 percent from a year ago, with 24 homes coming on the market in February. The median price for all homes was $247,750 and homes spent a... »

Aide to Rep. Larsen appointed as new Snohomish County Ombudsman

Aide to Rep. Larsen appointed as new Snohomish County Ombudsman

Jill McKinnie, the director of Congressman Rick Larsen’s Northwest Washington offices, has been appointed as Snohomish County Ombudsman. County Executive John Lovick selected McKinnie as one of two finalists for the ombudsman position and the County Council voted on March 30 to appoint McKinnie. In a statement, Larsen commended McKinnie for her long record of public service. “Jill has served... »

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