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Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Dec. 12 21900 block of 64th Ave. W. Found property. A bicycle was found. 23400 block of Lakeview Dr. Theft from auto. A driver’s side rear passenger window of a vehicle was broken. A makeup bag was reported stolen. Dec. 13 23500 Lakeview Dr. Vehicle prowl. A rear passenger window of a car was broken and an apron was st... »

Happening nearby: Petition to overturn Lynnwood’s ban on fireworks fails

Happening nearby: Petition to overturn Lynnwood’s ban on fireworks fails

The petition to overturn a ban on fireworks in Lynnwood has fallen short by a little more than 500 valid signatures. The Snohomish County Elections Department performed a check on the 4,751 signatures submitted by the group Lynnwood Citizens for Fireworks and Freedom and found that only 2,195 were valid registered voters in the City of Lynnwood. The petition needed 2,708 in order to be validated b... »

Plummeting gas prices helping South Snohomish County consumers, school district save money

Plummeting gas prices helping South Snohomish County consumers, school district save money

As oil prices drop to five year lows, plummeting gas prices are welcome news to cash strapped consumers, businesses, and local governments in South Snohomish County. The price per barrel of oil has dropped more than half in the last six months to less than $60 a barrel, mostly because of oversupply from OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) nations and U.S. shale producers who are b... »

Edmonds School Board reprimands Superintendent Brossoit

Edmonds School Board reprimands Superintendent Brossoit

The Edmonds School Board reprimanded Superintendent Nick Brossoit earlier this year for “a serious error in judgment” after he questioned an assistant superintendent about the details of a letter of reference she wrote for Brossoit’s wife, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported Tuesday. According to The Times, it was the second time in less than five years that the board admonished Bro... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1’s improved rating may lower insurance rates

Snohomish County Fire District 1’s improved rating may lower insurance rates

Property owners served by Snohomish County Fire District 1 may be eligible for a reduction in fire insurance premiums next year. The Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) recently upgraded the district’s fire protection classification. Most insurance companies use this classification to set rates for property owners and risks. The WSRB evaluates fire protection capabilities of all Washi... »

More than $300 raised for Recreation and Arts funds at Tree Lighting

More than $300 raised for Recreation and Arts funds at Tree Lighting

More than $300 in cash donations were collected for the Michelle Ringler Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Manu Sood Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission Scholarship at City’s 32nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and 60thBirthday Celebration last week. Since 2002, the Recreation Fund has helped over 400 children register for recreation programs at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion. The Manu S... »

Community Transit to hold community meeting at MLT Library Wednesday on proposal to bring back Sunday and holiday service

Community Transit to hold community meeting at MLT Library Wednesday on proposal to bring back Sunday and holiday service

Community Transit representatives will be available to answer questions on its proposals to bring back Sunday and holiday service and to increase fares at a community meeting from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Mountlake Terrace Library,  23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Community Transit is proposing to bring back Sunday and holiday service in June 2015 – five years after the ser... »

Mountlake Terrace High School graduate donates $50,000 to start new scholarship fund

Mountlake Terrace High School graduate donates $50,000 to start new scholarship fund

Nike Chief Operating Officer Eric Sprunk and his wife, 1984 Mountlake Terrace High School graduate Blair (Benshoof) Sprunk, have donated $50,000 to a new scholarship fund set to distribute $1,000 scholarships to Mountlake Terrace High School seniors beginning next spring. The “Hawks Helping Hawks” Scholarship is being established to honor the mother of Blair Sprunk – Carol Benshoof, and her ... »

Mountlake Terrace High School evacuated after bomb threat, nothing found by police

Mountlake Terrace High School evacuated after bomb threat, nothing found by police

Mountlake Terrace High School was evacuated this afternoon after a bomb threat was received by a staff member at the school. Two back-to-back phone calls from someone making the bomb threat were received at 1:26 p.m., according to Edmonds School District spokesperson DJ Jakala. The fire alarm was pulled by staff and the school was evacuated. The Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Brier Police Departme... »

Welcome to new sponsor, UW Medicine Regional Heart Center

Welcome to new sponsor, UW Medicine Regional Heart Center

A warm welcome to our newest sponsor, the UW Medicine Regional Heart Center Cardiology Clinic at Edmonds. The clinic, located at 21701 76th Ave. W. in Edmonds, provides comprehensive care for the full range of heart health and cardiac disease prevention needs. Patients receive cardiology consultation and medical care for coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, valve disease and hypertension (high blo... »

Giving back: Washington Kids in Transition aims to help homeless families

Giving back: Washington Kids in Transition aims to help homeless families

Throughout the holiday season, Lynnwood Today will be highlighting charitable organizations or activities that we hope our readers will consider funding as a way of “giving back” to our community. Happening Saturday, Dec 6 ~ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. “Washington Kids in Transition, a grass roots organization of concerned local parents, has joined forces to create an organization that will “provide transiti... »

Burn ban lifted in Snohomish County

Burn ban lifted in Snohomish County

The Stage 1 burn ban for Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties has been lifted as of noon, Tuesday, Dec. 2. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency expects to see increased wind speeds throughout Tuesday and pollution levels are forecasted to fall to moderate. »

Update: No one injured in Mountlake Terrace fire

Update: No one injured in Mountlake Terrace fire

No one was injured in a fire that broke out in the garage of a Mountlake Terrace home Sunday night. The fire was reported around 8 p.m. in a single-story home in the 5400 block of 230th St. SW. The man who rents the house safely exited the house. “Flames were coming from the side and back of the attached garage when the first firefighters arrived,” said Leslie Hynes, public information... »

Stage 1 burn ban issued in Snohomish County Sunday

Stage 1 burn ban issued in Snohomish County Sunday

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, effective at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30. This ban is in effect until further notice. The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air usually due to excessive wood smoke. The Clean Air Agency... »

Power outages reported in Brier

Power outages reported in Brier

Snohomish County PUD is reporting that windy weather has caused power outages in 4,000 homes in Brier, Edmonds and the Perrinville neighborhood. Crews currently are working to restore power. Call 425-783-1001 to report an outage in your area. »

Happening nearby: Mother shoots intruder in north Edmonds home early Thanksgiving morning

Happening nearby: Mother shoots intruder in north Edmonds home early Thanksgiving morning

A 33-year-old Edmonds woman at home with her husband and children early Thanksgiving morning shot a 22-year-old man trying to force his way into their north Edmonds house, Edmonds police said. The suspect was taken into custody by police and is at Harborview Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, the shooting occurred at approxima... »

Update: Cars stolen from Highway 99 dealership recovered

Update: Cars stolen from Highway 99 dealership recovered

Edmonds police reported Tuesday morning that all seven vehicles that had been stolen from the Gasoline Alley car dealership in Edmonds have been recovered. “Seattle Police Department North Precinct officers quickly located several of the stolen vehicles,” Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh said. SPD’s auto theft unit has been able to identify, in conjunction with Edmonds Police Department de... »

Mountlake Terrace TheaterSports team takes home fourth place at Hogan Cup

Mountlake Terrace TheaterSports team takes home fourth place at Hogan Cup

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Volunteers needed for United Way’s IRS-approved free tax preparation sites

Volunteers needed for United Way’s IRS-approved free tax preparation sites

As part of United Way’s IRS-approved Free Tax Preparation Program in 2015, volunteers are needed to help Snohomish County working families keep more of what they earn. All volunteers will receive training from United Way and will become certified by the IRS. In addition to tax preparers, United Way is also looking for volunteer greeters and intake screeners, who do not need to pass tax law tests. ... »

Happening nearby: Multiple vehicles stolen in overnight burglary of Highway 99 auto dealership

Happening nearby: Multiple vehicles stolen in overnight burglary of Highway 99 auto dealership

Edmonds police are investigating the overnight burglary of an auto dealership located in the 22400 block of Highway 99. Officers were called to the location at 3:28 a.m. Access had been made to the dealership office and the suspects retrieved keys to multiple vehicles. There is no alarm at this business and by the time police were called, seven vehicles were taken from the lot. Multiple different ... »

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