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January 15, 2018

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Missing South Everett Man Found In Vacant Apartment Across The Hall

Good news confirmed by Everett Police a few minutes ago. A week ago Monday it was reported Rick Metzger walked away from his residence at 10710 Evergreen Way #H203, in Everett. He was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

This morning Everett Fire crews were called to apartment H204 for a person in need of medical attention. They confirmed it was Mr. Metzger. He was in okay condition but transported by ambulance to Providence Regional Medical Center to be checked out. No word on how he got into the vacant apartment and why it took so long for him to be discovered.



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January 14, 2018

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Everett Neighborhood Group Promotes Day Of Service Clean Up For MLK Holiday

For years United Way of Snohomish County promoted Martin Luther King Day as a Day of Service but dropped that after they changed their focus. While we couldn’t find any organized events in Everett tomorrow (Mon Jan. 15th) by the City or other local organizations we did find a neighborhood group stepping up to commit part of the day to community service. This was the message on the Bayside Neighborhood Facebook Page.

A group of neighbors are planning on walking the rectangle made by 25th, 23rd, Rucker, and Lombard to pick up the litter in our neighborhood. If any Bayside neighbors would like to join, please meet at 9 am at Clark Park, or catch everyone on the route.

Ryan Anderson has arranged the event and the City is providing bags, grabbers and vests for those participating.

If you know of an MLK event in Everett on Monday please let us know via email to news@myeverettnews.com and we will update this story with the details.



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January 14, 2018

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Everett Agrees To Uber And Lyft Changes In For-Hire Ordinance

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The City and ride-share companies appear to finally agree on rules in Everett.

An ordinance will go before the Everett City Council on Wednesday that should finally settle issues around Everett’s for-hire ordinance.

For the past three years Everett has tried to set up regulations that would somewhat level the playing field between Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and traditional taxi service.

Last June Everett passed an ordinance that was opposed by Uber and Lyft. When the ordinance went into effect over the Labor Day weekend Uber and Lyft suspended operations in Everett as a protest. Shortly thereafter Everett suspended the rules and asked both companies to tell them exactly what it is they want.

Last week the city administration provided the council with that answer citing changes in the ordinance including removing criminal penalties for violation and converting those to civil infractions, eliminating the vehicle inspection requirement in Everett if the vehicle used has passed inspection in King County and lessening requirements for investigations and assurances by the companies over issues with their driver’s vehicle recalls and compliance with zero-tolerance policies.

Here is the full ordinance that the city council is now considering. The first reading is Wednesday with a vote and public hearing set for January 31st.



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January 13, 2018

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Bar Employee Uses Own Gun To Stop Active Shooter South Of Everett

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SCSO major crimes detectives working the area outside of the bar. Click photo to enlarge.

The shooting has the northbound lanes of 99 closed at Lincoln Way. Southbound is getting past with no problem.

As of 9 AM all northbound lanes of Highway 99 are still closed following a shooting incident at O’Finnigians bar south of Everett early Saturday morning. Here’s what is known so far courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting that occurred around 2 a.m. at a bar at the 13600 block of Hwy 99, leaving one man dead and one injured. Witnesses reported that there was an altercation between patrons and a 29 year-old man left the bar, retrieved a gun from his vehicle and began firing shots in the parking lot, injuring one of the patrons. That victim, a 23 year-old Lynnwood man, was transported to Harborview Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound and is expected to recover. A 28 year-old male employee of the bar who was armed shot and killed the suspect. No arrests have been made at this time and this incident remains under investigation.



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January 12, 2018

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Expedia Names Everett, Washington A Top City For A Staycation!

Word in that Everett, Washington has been named a top city for a Staycation by the folks at Expedia. Here’s what they had to say: Seattle isn’t the only gorgeous city in the Puget Sound. Everett is just a ferry ride away from Whidbey Island and a short drive to Seattle attractions. You don’t ever have […]

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January 11, 2018

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Volunteer Arboretum Group Gives $75,000.00 To City Of Everett

At the Wednesday night meeting of the Everett City Council the City of Everett received a big gift thanks to the all-volunteer Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens. Here are the details. The Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, located in Everett’s Legion Park, is pleased to announce that the final piece of the arboretum is beginning to take […]

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