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April 29, 2017

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Kids Fish-In Now Taking Reservations

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A happy angler.

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She’s not completely sure what to do next.

The annual Fish-In at Everett’s Silver Lake has been one of our favorite events to cover over the last six years. Reservations are now open for this years event. Here’s what you need to know…

Open slots remain for Everett’s annual Kids Fish-In on Silver Lake, Saturday, May 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children ages 4-14 are invited to discover the basics and fun of fishing during one-hour lessons with expert guides.

Volunteer guides are offering six sessions – enough for up to 600 children to get started fishing. Participants should bring their own rods and reels and tackle boxes. There will be a limited supply of equipment to borrow.

Everett Parks & Community Services and the Everett Steelhead & Salmon host this free event at Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake, 11405 W. Silver Lake Rd., Everett.

Pre-register to secure a spot at this popular event! Registration ends May 12, or when full.

To register, call 425-257-8300, ext. 2, or find a registration form at everettwa.gov/kidsfishin or at the Recreation Office, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.


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April 28, 2017

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Shots Fired Near 63rd and Highland in Everett

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An officer photographs shell casings in the street.

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Police collected several casings

Everett Police didn’t find any damage but did recover several shell casings in the roadway at 63rd and Highland Friday evening.

About 6:30 PM Everett Police received several calls of someone in a silver car firing out of the sunroof at another silver car near 63rd and Highland.

Both cars sped out of the area. No better descriptions were available at the time of this report as police continue to gather evidence and look for video.

We will update if we get more information.


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April 28, 2017

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Everett Firefighter Honored With Flag Ceremony

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Everett Firefighters prepare to raise a flag over station 2.

There was a solemn and touching flag ceremony at Everett Fire Station 2 today to honor a 25-year-veteran of the Everett Fire Department.

James (Mac) Leeland McDowell passed away this month and today his wife and family members received a flag flown over Everett Fire station 2 in his honor.

The flag will be used during his memorial service tomorrow (Saturday) at April 29, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth Street, Snohomish, WA 98290.

Mr. McDowell leaves his wife of 58 years, five children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. You can click here to read his obituary. Here are some photos of the flag ceremony.

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Firefighters raise the flag

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The flag flying over station 2.

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A salute in honor of James McDowell.

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The flag is lowered and folded.

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The flag is presented to firefighter McDowell’s family.

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It was a touching ceremony.


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April 28, 2017

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Students At Everest College In Everett May Get Loans Cancelled

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Everest College was on Everett Mall Way

Yesterday the Washington State Attorney General announced that students who attended certain classes at Everest College in Everett from 2010 – 2014 would be among those who may be eligible to have student loans cancelled. Here’s the info…

AG Ferguson: Former Corinthian College students eligible for federal student loan cancelation

About 5,700 Washingtonians can get loans cancelled

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is reaching out to notify thousands of Washingtonians who attended schools operated by Corinthian Colleges Inc. that they are eligible for cancellation of their federal student loans.

Ferguson and the Attorneys General of 45 other states and the District of Columbia are reaching out to certain students who attended Corinthian schools — including Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, Heald College, and Wyotech — to let them know that student loans used to attend those schools are eligible to be canceled.

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Click to enlarge list of classes and dates in Everett.

Approximately 5,700 Washington residents who attended programs at Corinthian schools are eligible for streamlined federal student loan cancellation. Those students will receive a letter explaining the relief available, with a short application that must be filed with the U.S. Department of Education.

If a student’s federal loan is cancelled, the student will make no more payments on the loan. Any payments already made may be refunded.

“Student borrowers victimized by Corinthian’s deceptive and illegal practices deserve this important loan relief,” Ferguson said.

After intense scrutiny by various government entities, for-profit Corinthian Colleges abruptly ceased operations in 2015, transferring some of its campuses to a non-profit called Zenith Education Group.

Corinthian owned and operated Everest College campuses in Everett, Fife, Tacoma, Bremerton, Renton, Seattle and Vancouver until February of 2015, when they were sold to Zenith. The Fife location is no longer open.

The Department of Education found that while it was operating, Corinthian made widespread misrepresentations between 2010 and 2014 about post-graduation employment rates for certain programs at its Bremerton, Everett, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver campuses, and elsewhere across the nation.

Lists of the affected campuses, programs and dates of enrollment are available here and here. Students who first enrolled in the listed campuses and programs during the dates identified by the Department of Education are eligible for streamlined discharge of their federal student loans. More information is available here.

Corinthian students who do not fall within the affected campuses, programs and dates of enrollment do not qualify for the “streamlined” discharge. However, if they believe that the school lied about job prospects, transferability of credits, or other issues, they can still apply to have their federal student loans cancelled using the Department of Education’s universal discharge application here.

It may take time for the U.S. Department of Education to process applications, so anyone who applies for loan discharge should continue making payments on the affected loans until informed by the Department or their loan servicer that their federal loans are in forbearance while their application is pending or loans have been cancelled.

More about this outreach to former Corinthian students can be found at http://www.corinthianoutreach.com/. Students can also call the U.S. Department of Education hotline at 1-855-279-6207 or e-mail questions about discharge of their federal student loans to FSAOperations@ed.gov.

Attorney General Ferguson is committed to standing up for students by going after predatory for-profit colleges and making sure loan servicing companies play by the rules. He has also cracked down on debt adjustment companies that charge fees to help borrowers consolidate their federal student loans and enroll in income-driven repayment plans — tasks that borrowers’ loan servicers can and should help them with for free. More information on the office’s student loan work, including its Student Loan Survival Guide, is available here.

Free student loan debt assistance
Ferguson urges current and former students never to pay up front for help with student loan debt relief. The U.S. Department of Education never charges application or maintenance fees. For information on legitimate sources of free assistance, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the National Consumer Law Center.

For problems with your student loan servicer or a debt collector contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Loan Ombudsman at 1-877-557-2575 or http://www.ombudsman.ed.gov, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office.


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April 27, 2017

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Food Truck Friday Coming To Port of Everett

Beginning May 5th and running through the summer, the Port of Everett will be bringing various food trucks to the south marina next to Naval Station Everett. The Port is partnering with The Washington State Food Truck Association to bring you the first food truck lot at the Port of Everett Marina. The association already […]

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April 26, 2017

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City of Everett Creating Evergreen Way Stakeholders Group

In the wake of complaints over the plans to put a low barrier housing facility near Pecks and Evergreen Way the City of Everett said it was going to form an “Evergreen Way Stakeholders Group”. While Evergreen Way runs from about 44th to the south city limits this group will focus on the area between […]

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