Brier leads state in completing the 2020 census

When it comes to completing the 2020 Census, Brier leads the state — with nearly 85% of households responding. That’s according to the latest figures supplied by Toby Nelson of the U.S. Census Bureau. As of May 21, Brier was the best responding municipality in Washington state with 84.5% of households having returned their census questionnaire….

Larsen to host third COVID-19 telephone town hall May 20

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will host a live telephone town hall starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic with Second District residents. Larsen will hear residents’ concerns and provide an update on benefits available to Washingtonians suffering from the virus’ impacts. This telephone town hall is open to the public. Dial in at 855-962-0954…

U.S. Rep. Larsen announces re-election campaign with virtual message

In a video posted online Monday, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen announced he is running for re-election to represent Washington’s 2nd Congressional District. This week marks the beginning of filing week in Washington state candidates running for election or reelection to public office file with the Secretary of State to have their name appear on the…

Army Corps of Engineers releases draft report on Ballinger Park improvements

According to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report released late last week, the price tag to address floodplain issues, wetland and creek restoration and habitat enhancement projects at Mountlake Terrace’s Ballinger Park is approximately $5.4 million, up almost 10 percent from the estimated cost five years ago.  But the report is also a harbinger…

Commentary: Addressing the economic impacts of COVID-19

From my vantage here in Everett, the public health emergency of the COVID-19 crisis is all around. Snohomish County has the second highest number of cases in the state. Just north in Skagit County, more than 22 percent of people tested for COVID-19 have tested positive, more than twice the statewide average. In San Juan…

Brier tops list of Puget Sound cities responding so far to U.S. Census

In the Puget Sound region, Brier is leading the way when it comes to responding to the U.S. Census, and most cities in the region are showing response rates above the national average. That’s according to a Saturday post from the Puget Sound Regional Council of Governments (PSRC). Households in Brier have filled in their…

Rep. Larsen to host COVID-19 telephone town hall April 7

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will host a live telephone town hall Tuesday, April 7, to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak with 2nd District residents. Suzan “Suzi” LeVine, Commissioner of the Washington Employment Security Department, and Duane Fladland, Director of the Washington Small Business Development Center, will join Larsen to hear residents’ concerns and help answer questions…

Census Bureau delays field operations due to COVID-19 outbreak

Based on continuing assessments of guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, the U.S. Census Bureau said it is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15, 2020. The Census Bureau said it is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau…

Snohomish County launching final phase of 2020 census preparations

Snohomish County’s Complete Count Committee has announced the final phase of actions in preparation for the 2020 United States Census, which includes trainings, locations for assistance completing the survey, and other details. Starting March 12-20, 2020, every household in Snohomish County will receive a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau, inviting them to fill out…

Congressman Rick Larsen meets with Edmonds CC student leaders

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen met with members of the Associated Students of Edmonds Community College Board Monday to discuss issues facing students. Congressman Larsen represents the 2nd District, which includes Mountlake Terrace. The board advocates for college, local, state and national issues that directly affect students’ educational opportunities and access to those opportunities. The board…

Saturday: Congressman Larsen invites constituents to Brier Community Coffee

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is inviting constituents to meet him at a Community Coffee in Brier on Saturday, Feb. 15. The event will run from 2-3:30 p.m. at Brier City Hall, 2901 228th St. S.W. Community Coffees are an opportunity for Larsen to hear directly from constituents about important issues in an informal setting. Larsen will…

Rep. Larsen discusses impeachment, I-976, legislative achievements at town hall event

Community members filled the interim Mountlake Terrace City Hall chambers last weekend to join U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen in discussing topics ranging from international to local that affect the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. Larsen kicked off the discussion by addressing the impeachment charges against President Donald Trump. Though Larsen was…

Larsen invites constituents to community coffee in Mountlake Terrace Jan. 11

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen invites constituents to meet him at a community coffee from 10:30 to noon this Saturday, Jan. 11 at interim Mountlake Terrace City Hall, 6100 219th St. S.W. Larsen represents the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. The coffee is an opportunity for Larsen to hear directly from constituents…

U.S. Census Bureau now recruiting for 2020 census takers in Snohomish County

The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting hundreds of temporary census takers in Snohomish County to follow up with those who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. The pay rate is $18.50 per hour and applications can be made online at 2020census.gov/jobs.  The primary purpose of what the bureau calls a “nonresponse followup operation” is…

Rep. Rick Larsen at global poverty forum in MLT Aug. 31

The Snohomish County RESULTS group, which is dedicated to addressing global poverty issues, is hosting a Global Poverty Forum with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. The event will run from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The conversation will center around initiatives that help to end AIDS, tuberculosis…

State extends unemployment safety net to help federal workers impacted by shutdown

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee and Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine Thursday announced an emergency rule allowing federal workers working without pay to receive unemployment benefits. Workers can learn how to apply here. The Employment Security Department has posted data about the estimated number of workers impacted by county, including estimates of lost wages by…

Congressman Rick Larsen invites constituents to meeting in Mountlake Terrace Jan. 19

Constituents of 2nd District U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen are invited to join the congressman at a town talk in Mountlake Terrace Saturday, Jan. 19. Topics include the impacts of the partial government shutdown on Washington state and restoring government accountability.  The meeting will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at interim Mountlake Terrace City Hall Council Chambers,…

Partial government shutdown is bad for Washington state, Rep. Rick Larsen says

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, who represents Washington’s 2nd District that includes Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, issued a statement Saturday regarding the impacts a partial government shutdown will have on Washington state communities. “A partial government shutdown is bad for Washington state,” Larsen said. “The childish games played by President Trump and Republicans in Congress will…

Paine Field TSA hiring event in Lynnwood Nov 7-8

A hiring event for Transportation Security Administration jobs at the Paine Field airport is set for this Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Lynnwood WorkSource office. People interested can come in between 2-4 p.m. both days to talk with TSA and get application assistance. The address is 18009 Highway 99 Suite A, …

Reminder: Public hearing Oct. 29 on Paine Field environmental assessment

Citizens can have their say at a public hearing Oct. 29 on the Federal Aviation Administration’s latest environmental assessment that commercial flights proposed by three airlines at Everett’s Paine Field would not have a significant impact on area traffic or noise. The Monday, Oct. 29 public information workshop/public hearing will be at the Lynnwood Convention…