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October 26, 2020

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Hit & Run Driver Caught After Smashing Into South Everett Phone Store

A lot of glass scattered but luckily no injuries.

An Everett Police officer with the Dodge still covered in glass from the store.

Luckily no injuries after a driver smashed into the front of the METRO T-Mobile store in the 500 block of West Casino Road Monday morning.

After crashing into the front of the store, a red Dodge drove off west on Casino and was followed by witnesses who contacted Everett Police.

The vehicle was found at an apartment complex off 18th Avenue West and the driver was taken into custody.



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October 25, 2020

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Rotary Of Everett Announces October Students Of The Month

Here are the Rotary Students of the Month as chosen by the Rotary Club of Everett.

Amina Hussein, Photo credit: Rotary Club of Everett

Arshret Kaur Photo credit: Rotary Club of Everett

Leyla Ozturk Photo credit: Rotary Club of Everett

In an online meeting, the Rotary Club of Everett on October 20th honored three local high school students as Rotary Students of the Month.

Each month during the school year the club recognizes outstanding high school students in the city of Everett for their accomplishments and their promise.

Cascade High School’s October Student of the Month is Arshpreet Kaur. Arshpreet is a natural leader, very optimistic and striving to improve. She stays busy with AP (advanced placement) classes and is captain of the Girls’ Wrestling Team, a Link Crew Leader, NHS officer and a member of the Everett Youth Advisory Board.

Sequoia High School’s Student of the Month for October is Leyla Ozturk. Leyla is a highly motivated student who pushes herself in all her classes, but especially AP. She’s enrolled in the dental program at Sno-Isle TECH and will follow her dream of being a dental assistant after she graduates in June. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside with her dog.

Student of the Month from Everett High School is Amina Hussein. Amina is pro-active, passionate, and dedicated. She was born in a Kenyan refugee camp and survived Malaria before moving to the US. Whether helping her AVID peers during tutorials, advocating for equity in education in Olympia, or fighting for social justice at Everett High, Amina cares deeply for her peers and the community.

About the Rotary Club of Everett: Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and build goodwill and peace. Chartered in 1917, the Rotary Club of Everett is one of three Rotary clubs in Everett and a total of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in 182 countries.

In 2020 the Rotary Club of Everett provided $214,000 in scholarships to students from the Everett area. The club also supports college-bound students in the Everett School District’s AVID program. Club members represent a broad spectrum of business, governmental, charitable and public service occupations and support service projects in the Everett community and around the world. The club meets in an online Zoom session at 12:00 noon every Tuesday. For more information, visit the club website: www.everettrotary.com.



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October 24, 2020

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PUD Giving Away Free Entertainment or Bathroom Bundles To Help Save Energy

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Snohomish PUD is offering incentives and and ideas for customers as temperatures drop this weekend.

With below average temperatures forecast for this weekend and more workers and students staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping energy consumption down is more challenging than usual. Snohomish County PUD offers incentives on energy-efficiency products and easy energy-saving tips to help customers reduce usage and expenses.

The PUD is currently giving away energy-saving bundles to residential customers while supplies last. The Entertainment Bundle includes six LED light bulbs, an advanced power strip and an LED night light. The Bathroom Bundle, which includes four LED globe light, a handheld showerhead, two aerators and an LED night light, is only available for PUD residential water customers. All bundles ship for free. To order a free bundle, customers can visit marketplace.snopud.com.

Energy bills generally increase when temperatures drop because of heating costs. For customers with electrically heated homes, the PUD offers instant rebates to help pay for eligible heat pumps, which offer efficient heating in the winter – and cooling in the summer. Customers who upgrade their heating systems can save up to 50% on winter heating bills.

Through Dec. 31, the PUD is offering enhanced rebates of an extra $500 for ducted heat pump and an extra $400 for ductless heat pump upgrades. Customers must have electric heat as a primary heating source and work must be completed by a PUD Registered Trade Ally to qualify. For more information on these incentives, visit snopud.com/heating.

With the National Weather Service forecasting colder and wetter weather this winter, all PUD customers could benefit from these easy and inexpensive tips for conserving energy during cold weather:

  • Add caulking or weather-stripping to windows and doors. Adding or repairing the weather-stripping on your windows and doors can significantly reduce heat loss and drafts. Celebrate National Weatherization Day on Oct. 30 by improving the indoor air quality and energy efficiency of the home.

  • Practice zoned heating and lighting. A simple way to reduce energy usage is zone heating, or heating occupied rooms only. Customers who have existing baseboard or wall heating should turn down thermostats in unused rooms and close the door. The same goes for lights. They should be turned off any in rooms not being used.

  • Layer up and lower the thermostat. During the day, customers should set their thermostat at 68 degrees. As the temperature drops outside, this will make furnaces work less to keep the temperature comfortable in the home. At night or when they’re away, customers should drop their thermostat to 55 to save as much as 10% on their heating costs. Set smart thermostats at these thresholds to ensure even and efficient heating throughout the day and night.

  • Let the sun shine in. Using the natural warmth of the sun can help heat customers’ homes and give furnaces a break. Customers should open shades on south-facing windows during the day to let the sun in and close them at night to keep the warmth inside.

  • Wash laundry in cold water. By washing clothes in cold water, customers can save almost 90% of the energy needed to run a normal load. Even switching from the warm setting to the cold setting on half of loads can deliver significant savings.



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October 23, 2020

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Everett Cold Weather Shelter Open Tonight (Fri 10/23)

The Carnegie Building is at the corner of Oakes and Wall Street in downtown Everett across from Angel of the Winds Arena.

While usually not open until November, due to the forecast, the cold weather shelter in Everett, Washington will be open tonight at 7 PM. The shelter is located at the Carnegie building at 3001 Oakes Avenue in downtown Everett. The doors will open at 7 PM and people will be admitted until 10 PM. The doors are locked at 10 PM and the shelter closes at 7 AM the next morning. The phone number for the Everett Shelter is (425) 259-8129. The shelter is for adults. Youth between the ages of 12-17 years of age who need shelter may call 425-877-5171. Here’s a link to Shelter information maintained by the Snohomish Health District. There are also cold weather shelters in south and east Snohomish County.



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October 22, 2020

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With Ink Still Wet On Everett City Council Districts Map, Candidate Announcements Begin

The 9 member Everett Districting Commission has completed their work and decided on a final layout of the five City Council Districts that will take effect next year. Next week the Everett City Council is expected to accept the District Map but one potential candidate isn’t waiting to announce her intention to run for District […]

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October 21, 2020

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City Council Votes No On Turning Norton Playfield Into Supportive Housing

With a vote of 4 against and 2 in favor, the Everett City Council has declined to approve the proposed ordinance amending the Everett Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map for Housing Hope at the Sequoia Field Site. Many of the councilmembers opposed said the issue was not the project but instead the location. Here is […]

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