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Condition of accident victim upgraded

Condition of accident victim upgraded

The condition of the 91-year-old driver injured in a car-fire truck collision was upgraded to satisfactory Wednesday afternoon as she recovers at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Mary McFarland of Mountlake Terrace was moved out of the intensive care unit at Harborview late Thursday afternoon, about 24 hours after the accident she was involved in at the intersection of Cedar Way/44th Avenue W... »

Reminder: Brier celebrates its 50th anniversary with an Open House on Saturday at City Hall

Reminder: Brier celebrates its 50th anniversary with an Open House on Saturday at City Hall

The City of Brier is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an Open House on Feb. 14 at City Hall. The Open House will be from 1-3 p.m. Mayor Bob Colinas, the City Council and other dignitaries will be on hand. You can download a flyer of the event here: Brier 50th Flyer Brier City Hall is located at 2901 228th St. SW. »

Happening nearby: Police seeking suspect in jewelry theft

Happening nearby: Police seeking suspect in jewelry theft

Lynnwood Police are looking for a suspect in the robbery of the Jewelry Source (19720 44th Ave. W.) around 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11. Police released the above photo of the suspect and of the ring (below) he allegedly stole. Contact the Lynnwood Police at 425-670-5600 if you have any information on the suspect.   »

Stolen food bank barrel replaced by Concern for Neighbors

Stolen food bank barrel replaced by Concern for Neighbors

A collection barrel maintained by the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace and all its contents of donated food was stolen sometime last weekend from its site outside the QFC store in the Cedar Plaza shopping center. Anne Peterson, Executive Director of the food bank, said the organization replaced the collection barrel with another early on Monday. The collection barrel sits outsi... »

Rep. Kagi’s Youth Equity and Reintegration Act moves forward

Rep. Kagi’s Youth Equity and Reintegration Act moves forward

The House Early Learning and Human Services Committee voted State Representative Ruth Kagi’s Youth Equity and Reintegration Act (YEAR) out of committee on Wednesday. “Children everywhere make foolish mistakes,” said Kagi, a Democrat who represents the 32nd District. “In 42 other states these children get a second chance. But up until last year, here in Washington, their mistakes followed the... »

Fire truck collides with vehicle at 228th and 44th intersection Wednesday afternoon

Fire truck collides with vehicle at 228th and 44th intersection Wednesday afternoon

Two firefighters and a third person were hurt late Wednesday afternoon in a collision between a Snohomish County Fire District 1 fire truck and a passenger car at the intersection of Cedar Way/44th Avenue West and 228th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace. All three persons were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Fire District 1 Engine No. 19 was traveling westbound on 22... »

Snohomish PUD General Manager/CEO Klein announces retirement

Snohomish PUD General Manager/CEO Klein announces retirement

Snohomish County Public Utility District CEO/General Manager Steve Klein has announced his retirement from the utility, effective May 1, 2015. Klein, who has led the PUD for nine years, is recognized for his expertise and vision in the areas of smart grid modernization, advanced telecommunications technology and energy storage. At Snohomish PUD, he also has been instrumental in the research and de... »

Can you help? Snohomish County children in need of foster homes

Every hour, a child in Washington state is abused or neglected, and as a result there are over 10,000 children in foster care statewide — 1,100 of those children are in Snohomish County Snohomish County is facing a critical shortage of foster homes. Compass Health provides therapeutic foster homes to children ages 6-17 who have been abused, neglected or whose parents are unable to care for them. T... »

Sno-Isle Libraries seek ideas for public forums

Sno-Isle Libraries seek ideas for public forums

Sno-Isle Libraries managers are planning the district’s 2015 Issues That Matter forum series of timely topics and want to add the public’s ideas to the mix. The programs are meant to encourage community conversations on high-profile issues. In 2014, there were four forums on two subjects: drug use and end-of-life health care. Previous topics were bullying, same-sex marriage, gun rights, the mariju... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Jan. 30 23900 block of 45th Pl W. Theft. A woman reported the theft of earrings and $150 cash from her residence. Jan. 31 6009 244th St. SW. Theft from auto. A backpack was stolen from a car in a parking lot. A window was broken during the theft. 22600 block of 57th Ave. W. Theft. A man dropped his phone in the drivewa... »

Brier celebrates its 50th anniversary with an Open House on Feb. 14 at City Hall

Brier celebrates its 50th anniversary with an Open House on Feb. 14 at City Hall

The City of Brier is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an Open House on Feb. 14 at City Hall. The Open House will be from 1-3 p.m. Mayor Bob Colinas, the City Council and other dignitaries will be on hand. Brier City Hall is located at 2901 228th St. SW. »

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives grant from United Way and Greater Everett Community Foundation

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives grant from United Way and Greater Everett Community Foundation

The Foundation for Edmonds School District was one of four non-profit organizations in South Snohomish County that received grants from the United Way and Greater Everett Community Foundation. The four nonprofits, all working in education and leadership development, received capacity-building grants to help address intergenerational poverty. Foundation for Edmonds School District will use their $5... »

Police, grocery store employees save Mountlake Terrace woman from IRS telephone scam; caller threatens to kill victim’s daughter

Police, grocery store employees save Mountlake Terrace woman from IRS telephone scam; caller threatens to kill victim’s daughter

The Edmonds Police Department is alerting area residents of an ongoing Internal Revenue Service fraud scam with a different twist. According to police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, on Tuesday, Feb. 3  at about 3 p.m., Edmonds police were dispatched to the Safeway store at 23632 Highway 99. Safeway employees became suspicious when a 54-year-old Mountlake Terrace woman came in to purchase $2,400 in pre... »

Brier Terrace Middle School locked down Tuesday after discovery of suspicious object marked with threatening comments

Brier Terrace Middle School locked down Tuesday after discovery of suspicious object marked with threatening comments

Brier Terrace Middle School in Brier was locked down Tuesday afternoon following the discovery on school property of a suspicious object marked with threatening comments. The dismissal of students was altered while police invested the object. No explosive device was found in the object, which was found on the northeast portion of school property, near the track. After school activities have been c... »

Snohomish County PUD seeks applications for solar energy projects

Snohomish County PUD seeks applications for solar energy projects

Snohomish County Public Utility District is seeking applications from local organizations for solar energy demonstration projects for installation on new or existing buildings in the utility’s service area. The projects are made possible through the PUD’s Planet Power program, a voluntary, customer-funded green energy initiative. Proposals for PUD funding are due on March 16, 2015. “Planet Power h... »

IRS: You may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit

IRS: You may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service declared Friday Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, an effort to alert millions of low- and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on a significant tax credit that can be as much as $6,000. Millions of workers who earned $52,427 or less last year may qualify for EITC for the first time in 2015, making awareness of the credit critical. About a third of the p... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Jan. 23 21800 block of 44th Ave. W. Accident Traffic. A Mountlake Terrace High School student was reared ended. The victim pulled into the school parking lot but the other vehicle did not follow. Jan. 24 5400 block of 234th St. SW. Theft mail. A resident said someone pried open her mailbox and stole her mail. The mailb... »

Edmonds School District to request two-year graduation requirement waiver

Edmonds School District to request two-year graduation requirement waiver

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion Tuesday that requested a temporary waiver of the new career and college ready graduation requirements. The application to the State Board of Education would be for the Class of 2019. The State is required to grant the two-year extension if the District submits the application. The District cited the new 24-credit requirem... »

Rep. Kagi sponsors Early Start Act in State House

Rep. Kagi sponsors Early Start Act in State House

Early Learning and Human Services Committee members heard testimony from supporters on HB 1491, The Early Start Act, this week. “Early learning has the highest return on investment of any education dollar spent,” said 32nd District Rep. Ruth Kagi, Chairwoman of the Early Learning and Human Services Committee and prime sponsor of the bill. “Estimates range from $4-$17 for every dollar invested. Whe... »

Insurance Commissioner, State Patrol urge 12s to drive safely on Super Bowl Sunday

Insurance Commissioner, State Patrol urge 12s to drive safely on Super Bowl Sunday

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and the Washington State Patrol urge Seahawks fans and all Washington drivers to be extra careful on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1. Mixing too much booze and driving can really wallop your wallet. According to Nerd Wallet, the cost of a driving under the influence (DUI) ticket in Washington state ranges from $6,500 to more than $10,000, including fines, ... »

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