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August 4, 2015

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No Surprises in Everett City Council Election Returns

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Voting is like taking a daily shower. You don’t have to but the rest of us do appreciate it.

Today was primary election day with ballots required to be postmarked today. No real surprises as the first ballot counts were released. This is just 17% of the ballots received up until today. The numbers will change as the mail in ballots are counted but the percentages between candidates will likely end up about the same.

For Everett City Council Position #4

Cassie Franklin 57.26%
Victor (Vic) Paul 8.43%
Ron Gipson 33.06%
Write-In 1.26%
Total 100.00%

For Everett City Council Position #5

Scott Bader 56.19%
Charlene N. Rawson 29.27%
Joshua (Josh) Petersen 13.58%
Write-In 0.96%
Total 100.00%

Vote totals will be updated by the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office at 5PM daily.
Snohomish County Auditor’s Office.

So for the Everett City Council ballot in the general election it looks like…

Franklin vs. Gipson in position #4

Bader vs. Rawson in position #5

Stonecipher vs. Richerson in position #6

Judy Tuohy unopposed in position #7

The General Election is set for November 3rd.


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August 4, 2015

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Badges For Baseball Marks 5 years in Everett

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Camp is full for the 5th year in a row.

Today through Friday 240 kids ages 8 – 12 are learning to improve their baseball skills along with a few life lessons at Kasch Park in south Everett at Badges for Baseball. It’s the 5th year that the Everett Police Department, Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation have partnered on this week long camp. The kids are going thru hitting and fielding drills, playing games, forging friendships and learning about healthy choices. The Mukilteo School District is providing breakfast and lunch for the kids and dozens of volunteers are helping put on the event. Many of the volunteer coaches are from high schools across Snohomish County. Officers from the Everett Police Department and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are also here doing some mentoring and putting on demonstrations with tools they use to keep people safe. Here are a few MyEverettNews.com photos from today. The camp this year is full and fills up quickly each year drawing kids from all over the area. You can find out more about other programs available year round by checking out the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County website.
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Groups rotate among several instructional stations.

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The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 – 12

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Bunting practice

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Hitting practice

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Speed hitting drills

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Teams get a chance to learn about SWAT gear.

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There’s also a chance to get a little “hands on” time.


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August 4, 2015

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Burning Trees Lead To Melting Decks At Everett Apartment Complex

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It was an end unit next to Merrill Creek Parkway.

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Firefighters on the 3rd floor deck checking for extension into the roof.

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A closer look at the heat damage on the 2nd floor deck.

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Three trees caught on fire leading to heat damage to the decks.

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Prior to leaving, Everett Firefighters test out some new recruits. Photo courtesy Everett Fire Dept. Twitter Feed

Everett Firefighters quickly contained a fire that damaged three decks at the Greens of Merrill Creek apartments late Tuesday morning. Around 11:30 there were several calls to 9-1-1 about trees burning next to a deck in the 1700 block of Merrill Creek Parkway. The fire was quickly put out but heat led to melting and damage to three decks and firefighters checked three apartments and the roof to make sure the fire didn’t extend. No word yet on what caught the trees on fire or a damage estimate. Here are a few MyEverettNews.com photos from the scene along with an Everett Fire Photo showing future firefighters getting a taste of the action. Click to enlarge.


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August 3, 2015

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Everett Launches Downtown Parking Survey

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How can parking in downtown Everett be better for all?

What do you think of the parking situation in downtown Everett?

Does it limit your trips? Keep you from doing business, dining or visiting downtown Everett?

The City of Everett has launched a survey to find out what people think about parking downtown.

Should the city consider bringing back paid parking?

Should time zones be enforced later in the day and on weekends? Are re-parkers a problem?

The city is updating its parking plans and will hold a parking forum later this month to reveal the survey results. Below is a press release issued by the city today with details about the survey and a link so you can give your opinion.

The City of Everett is studying ways to make improvements to parking in the downtown. An update to the Everett Downtown Parking Management Study is underway to examine current parking conditions and explore future solutions.

As an early step, the City is surveying downtown business owners and other employers in the central business district to get their assessment of the current situation, and their ideas about effective parking strategies for the future. The survey asks those who are the downtown’s closest observers how well the current parking system is working, and what steps are needed to reduce parking congestion in the central business district.

The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/parkingeverett. The survey is being conducted in partnership with Downtown Everett Association and the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County.

Survey results will be presented at a Parking Forum scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Everett Station – Weyerhaeuser Room. The forum is open to downtown employers and other interested persons.




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August 3, 2015

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Long-Term I-5 Repair Project Between Everett and Marysville Starts Next Week

; A heads up for drivers who use I-5 between Everett and Marysville as construction will start next Monday and go into 2016 to repair expansion joints on the I-5 bridges. Here’s what you need to know from WSDOT… Drivers who use Interstate 5 between Everett and Marysville should begin planning now for a bridge […]

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August 2, 2015

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An Everett Totem Diner Sunday Funny

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