June 28, 2022


After Two Decades And A Pandemic, Everett Police Bringing Back Community Police Academy.

20 citizens will be accepted into the class. Click for more information.

In February of 2020 the Everett Police Department announced the return of the Community Police Academy after a 20-year break. It was supposed to begin in April of 2020 but the Pandemic put an end to that plan.

Today Everett Police announced the return of the program which will allow 20 citizens to go through a 10-week course. Here’s more information if you’re interested.

The Everett Police Department is accepting applications for the first Everett Community Police Academy program in over 20-years. Over the next month, anyone interested in a unique interactive learning experience can apply to be part of the Academy to learn about the department’s mission, values, and operations.

The 10-week program gives participants, who live, work or go to school in Everett, the opportunity to engage and gain a deeper understanding of what, why, and how Everett Police works toward enhancing local quality of life and reducing crime.

“Community members continually ask for an opportunity to learn more about their police department and how local government works so they can effectively engage in the civic process,” said Lieutenant Brett Yeadon. “We’ve worked hard to put together an Academy that realistically represents our department and provides a behind-the-scene look at how and why.”

Classes will be held on Thursday s from 6-9 p.m. starting on Thursday, September 15th and running through Thursday, November 17th. Anyone is encouraged to apply, especially those who are not currently involved, but have a desire to participate actively in our community.

Participants must be 21 years-old or older and commit to attending at least 8 of the 10 sessions. Due to the nature of the Academy, selection will be limited to 20 people with a preference to those who live, work or go to school in the City of Everett. All selected participants will need to successfully pass a WA State Patrol background check.

During this interactive course, participants will be introduced to the basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs, including patrol tactics, criminal and narcotics investigations, use of force, Community Outreach, DUI procedures, domestic violence, SWAT operations, gang and youth services, and more.

For details and a course application, visit Applications are encouraged to be submitted online but may be printed and returned via mail. All applications are due Friday, July 29th, 2022. Here’s the timeline:

Application Process Opens June 28th
Application Process Ends July 29th
Selected Participants Notified August 11th
Classes Begin September 15th
Classes End November 17th

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June 28, 2022


Seasonal Election Workers Needed In Everett

The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office is looking for help for the upcoming elections.

The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office is looking for seasonal election workers. With the primary and general elections coming up people are needed to serve as election assistants. Here’s more on the opportunity.

Would you like to serve your community, have fun, and get paid?

Do you have a flexible schedule and are looking for a short-term job opportunity?

Do you enjoy meeting new people and interacting with the community?

Snohomish County Elections may have the perfect job for you!

We are looking for hard working, team oriented, dedicated people with flexible schedules to serve as Elections Assistants. We need energetic, responsible, reliable people to support the administration of the upcoming Primary Election. There are multiple opportunities, various time frames, and various work locations.

For the primary the Auditor’s Office is looking for:

  • Ballot Drop Box Closers
  • Accessible Voting Site Assistants
  • Ballot Processing Assistants
  • Signature Verification Assistants
    To learn more about each specific position and apply click here.

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    June 27, 2022

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    Everett Is Building – Help Tell The Story

    A note from Leland Dart, Publisher
    Starting in July and running through the end of the year is partnering with the City of Everett Office of Economic Development to present a series of articles based on the theme “Everett Is Building”. Certainly the City of Everett, Washington is facing many challenges from affordable housing to concerns over crime, helping the unhoused and finding funds for city programs. That’s not something we’re going to ignore, but with this series I’d like to explore what’s being done by the City of Everett (and those who live and work here) to advance the quality of life in Everett, Washington.

    Every Saturday I do a series, “Meet the Owner” where we highlight a different business. Some new, some established. One thing I’ve found in talking with various business owners, they have a passion for Everett. People continue to come to Everett and open businesses, raise families and build community. The Pandemic has knocked us all for a two-year loop and the current inflation picture is creating a challenge for most if not all of us but yet, Everett is building. Here are some recent examples.

    Yusupha Bojang, a U.S. Veteran opened Dizayus African Market in February on Everett Mall Way.

    Seagen is building a state of the art cancer care biomanufacturing and research facility at the site of a former Sand and Gravel plant.

    With townhomes to the north and single family homes to the south, the Riverfront Development is now building 300 apartments and mixed-use buildings along the Snohomish River.

    Alaska Airlines is back to a schedule of more than a dozen flights a day out of Paine Field.

    Two new apartment buildings are leasing at Waterfront Place, Hotel Indigo is booking summer events and new restaurants are under construction at the Port of Everett.

    Adair Gearhart opened Catalyst Cafe to create a sober, family-friendly community safe space for local LGBTQ+ folx, QTBIPOC, and allies.

    Naval Station Everett will serve as the homeport for 12 Constellation-class Frigates. The first is expected to arrive in 2026 with additional improvements to the base to accommodate crew members.

    Record crowds and the largest-ever number of vendors came to this year’s Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival in downtown Everett earlier this month.

    Kaiser Permanente’s expanded facility will include primary and specialty care, surgical services, an ambulatory surgery center, 24/7 urgent care, imaging, lab, and pharmacy services — with a goal of opening for patient care in late 2024.

    So let’s talk opportunity, culture, housing, jobs, transportation, events, a creative district, access, a green economy and whatever else you see that fits the theme of “Everett is Building”. Send me an email at If you’d rather, give me a call at (425) 280-7620. I’d like your input and ideas as I work to develop this series of stories, your stories on how city government and residents are working together to show, “Everett is Building”.

    Leland Dart

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    June 27, 2022

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    Everett’s Newest Off-Leash Dog Park To Open Thursday June 30th

    A bigger space for people and pups is opening Thursday in the Lowell neighborhood. Here’s the scoop from the City of Everett.

    This will be the largest of Everett’s off-leash dog parks. Photo credit: City of Everett.

    Everett Parks invites community members and their four-legged friends to the grand opening for the new Lowell Riverfront Trail off-leash dog park (2901 Lowell-Snohomish Rd.) on Thursday, June 30 at 4 p.m.

    Mayor Cassie Franklin, Everett City Council members and Parks Board members will join Everett parks to welcome community members and their dogs to the new dog park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Everett Animal Shelter will also be there to provide dog treats and information about the shelter and animal services.

    “Our pets are important members of our families and bring so much joy to our city,” said Mayor Franklin. “Thank you to our amazing Parks team for building this beautiful dog park for our furry community members and their families.”

    The dog park is located along Lowell Riverfront Trail and, at nearly one acre, is the largest designated off-leash area in the park system. Design features include a secure sally-port entry with a Mutt Mitt station, rustic rail fencing, native landscaping and a scenic seating and picnic area for pet owners and pet lovers to socialize.

    Everett is certified as a pet-friendly city by BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ which recognizes cities for their programs and policies that help pets and their owners live happy, healthy lives.

    Learn more about the Everett’s off-leash parks at

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    June 26, 2022

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    Drive Underway To Provide Household Items For Refugees

    The City of Everett, Washington is teaming up with several partners in hosting a donation drive next week to collect household items for hundreds of refugees who have relocated to our area. Friday it was announced that over 700 Ukrainians have arrived in Everett over the last 90 days. View a list of items needed (new items only please)

    Click list to enlarge.

    The drive happens Monday June 27th through Wednesday June 29th. Items can be dropped off in a special drive-thru being set up at the Rainier Hall parking lot at Everett Community College in north Everett.

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    June 26, 2022

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    Massive Search Launched For Missing 4-Year-Old At Silver Lake

    Editor’s Update 7:30 AM: Everett Police report the body of a child matching the description of the missing girl was recovered around 2:30 AM after being spotted in the water by a citizen. Everett Police Lieutenant Karen White tells foul play is not suspected. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death and identify the victim. Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake will be open to the public today. Note: There are no lifeguards at Silver Lake and haven’t been for seven years. Back in 2015 the City of Everett eliminated the lifeguard program at Silver Lake Due to budget cuts.
    Editor’s Update 1:30 AM: The search was called due to darkness and as of this writing the girl had not been located. Searchers will be back out at the park at Silver Lake in the daylight Sunday.

    Multiple volunteer search teams coordinated by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office responded.

    A Sheriff’s Helicopter searched overhead.

    Snohomish County volunteer search teams and a helicopter were brought out to Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake in south Everett Saturday evening after a 4-year-old girl was reported missing.

    The girl was with her family at an outing and discovered missing by her mother late in the afternoon.

    She is described as a 4-year-old African American female last seen wearing a yellow dress. She also had braided hair. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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