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Alcohol Impact Area Passes, Panhandling Ordinance Fails at Marathon Everett City Council Meeting

April 15, 2015

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It was a long and sometimes very emotional meeting of the Everett City Council Wednesday night. A standing room only crowd listened to briefings on the 2015 budget, the city’s funding of Capital Improvement Projects and a consultant’s plan to change the way city employees get their healthcare. That alone would have made the meeting […]

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Xfinity Arena at Everett Scoreboard Problem 3 Years in Making

April 15, 2015

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“We’ve been dealing with this for three years,” said Gary Weikel, President of the Everett Public Facilities District Board during their monthly meeting today. “We do not have money in our budget to fund this and if it fails, it will be a disaster.” Weikel was speaking about the scoreboard inside Xfinity arena and the […]

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Is Everett Declaring War Against Those Experiencing Homelessness?

April 11, 2015

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Editor’s Note April 13th 6:40pm: Item #2 has been pulled from the agenda. Items 1 and 3 are still set to be voted on by the City Council. Activists from Seattle spoke at last week’s Everett City Council meeting warning that if the council passed three newly proposed ordinances the city would be met with […]

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Xfinity Arena at Everett Paints A Bleak Financial Picture Including $700k For A Scoreboard

April 9, 2015

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“Our bottom line is lovely compared to Showare Center in Kent,” said Everett Economic Director Lanie McMullin as she was explaining the current financial picture of Xfinity Arena to the Everett City Council Wednesday night. The council asked for an update on the finances at the Arena as it looks ahead to future budgets and […]

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Another New Candidate Announces For Gipson’s Everett City Council Position 4

April 7, 2015

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Last month we told you that Ron Gipson was getting a challenger for his position on the Everett City Council. Now a second candidate has announced she would also like Gipson’s position. In addition this week Brenda Stonecipher confirmed that she will run again, so a four-seat majority on the Everett City Council will be […]

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Everett Police To Reveal Specific “Enforcement Locations” in Advance

April 3, 2015

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They’re most often referred to by the public as speed traps but Everett Police call them “specific emphasis locations”. Beginning next week the department will be telling the public in advance where they will be looking for speeders, cell phone users, unbuckled drivers and other traffic scofflaws. Here’s a press release from Aaron Snell regarding […]

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Peer Review Shows Challenges For Everett Transit, Blasts Everett Station

March 31, 2015

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As part of his deficit reduction plan, Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson is having several departments within the city reviewed to look for efficiencies. The Everett Fire Department is currently undergoing one such review. Another review was held in December, this one of Everett Transit. The review was conducted by the American Public Transportation Association and […]

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Everett Police To Embed Social Worker Within The Department

March 30, 2015

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In order to foster a vibrant and healthy community, the task force will seek to better understand the street-level social issues in Everett’s commercial-core areas and identify potential short- and long-term actions for the community to address those issues. That’s the mission statement of the task force formed by Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson last year […]

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Megan Dunn To Challenge Ron Gipson’s Seat On Everett City Council

March 27, 2015

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Earlier this month we told you that a majority of the seats on the Everett City Council were up for grabs this fall. Now we have our first challenger for one of those positions. Megan Dunn has announced her candidacy for Everett City Council Position #4. That seat is currently held by Ron Gipson who […]

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Update Coming Monday From Everett Community Streets Task Force

March 25, 2015

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Editor’s Update March 26th 10:45am: The City of Everett has advised the location of the meeting has been changed to the Weyerhaeuser Room at the Everett Station, 3201 Smith Avenue. The public is invited to get an update next week on progress made, and further work to do, by the Community Streets Task Force appointed […]

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New Board Members Replace Burke And Bavasi At Everett’s Xfinity Arena

March 25, 2015

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There’s a changing of the guard on the board of the Everett Public Facilities District. While many people think the City of Everett owns the arena that’s not exactly the case. The Everett Public Facilities District developed and owns Xfinity Arena at Everett. The PFD is a municipal corporation and is managed by a five […]

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City of Everett’s New Logo Still Not Ready For Prime Time

March 20, 2015

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We’ve been following the creation of a new logo for the City of Everett ever since the city announced a contest last August where it was offering a $5000.00 prize for the best publicly submitted logo. More than 800 designs were submitted from around the world. On December 3rd, the city announced the new logo […]

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