December 2, 2023


Man Stabbed, Another Arrested At Angel Of The Winds Arena In Everett, Washington

Editor’s update 10:30 PM: was contacted via email this evening by a person who identified himself as a production labor crew supervisor for the staging company and he advised that he was the one who held the suspect until Everett Police arrived, not security for the Arena.


The victim was transported by Medics to the hospital.


Everett Police took a man in his 60s into custody.

Everett Police arrested a man for suspicion of 1st degree assault for allegedly stabbing another near the back stage area of Angel of the Winds Arena Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after 1:00 PM, workers were reportedly setting up for a concert at the arena when there was a dispute between two men.

One stabbed another. Security employees were able to detain the suspect for Everett Police.

Medics from Everett Fire responded to give aid and transported the victim to Providence Regional Medical Center.

An Everett Police spokesperson said the suspect was in his 60s.

No word yet on the victim but the person’s condition was thought to be stable.

Tonight’s Christmas-Themed show at Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett, Washington will go on with a scheduled start time at 8:00 PM.

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December 2, 2023


Meet The Owner – Emollience Massage And Wellness

Editor’s note: is working to introduce our readers to more independent business owners here in Everett, Washington. We want to highlight their businesses, tell their stories and invite you to shop locally and help move Everett, Washington forward. If you know of a business we should feature, send us a suggestion via email: Leland Dart – Publisher

Emollience Massage and Wellness

Owner Jayda Perry in one of her treatment rooms at Emollience Massage and Wellness.

Emollience Massage and Wellness

Emollience Massage & Wellness is in the Silver Lake neighborhood in south Everett.

On the front of the brochure describing Emollience Massage and Wellness it says, “Invest in Yourself”. That’s exactly what owner Jayda Perry has been doing for the last several years.

“I’m an independent person and knew I wanted to work for myself,” Jayda told me when we met this week.

“When I was looking online for careers I noticed a lot of listings for massage therapists. I’m a mom of three, I take care of people and knowing I helped someone feel better is rewarding for me.”

Like a lot of small business owners in Everett, a major personal event led Jayda to this career path later in life.

Raising three children she needed something that offered flexibility and also a livable wage. In 2019 she found West by Northwest School of Massage on Hewitt Avenue in Everett, Washington. She invested in herself and began their program. When the Pandemic hit she was still able to learn in a hybrid program and graduate.

She began working in a corporate chain and built her skills, continuing to learn and grow. She still knew she wanted to work for herself and a couple of years ago found a space in a former denture clinic in the Silver Lake area on 19th SE.

“The space was completely raw and I had to remodel it to convert it to the vision I had for a special place where guests would feel safe, comfortable and be able to relax and escape their stress,” she explained. “I did almost all of the work myself, starting up front and expanding to additional space within the building.”

There’s now an infrared Sauna, two treatment rooms and a multipurpose room where they offer yoga, classes and special events.

Jayda describes her approach to treatment as a combination of reflexology, Champi Scalp massage, along with a Swedish massage to give the body a complete head to toe relaxation while adding pressure point therapy to areas of the back and shoulders for deep muscle tension relief.

One of her specialties is prenatal massage. “I love working with expecting moms,” she said with a huge smile. “It’s like a two-for-one!”

Jayda has two other therapists who work with her and they are available seven days a week. Appointment hours are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday and 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. They do not accept walk-in clients.

Late in life career changes and self employment can be challenging and Jayda told me she was determined to succeed.

“I started off joining Facebook groups and learning from other’s experience, she said. “I began with Groupons to get people to try my services and that led to reviews and referrals. I’ve set up chair massages at community events and am working with people I met at my kids school’s PTA. I’m developing a teacher appreciation program.”

She offers gift cards and is part of the Spa Finders Gift Card program so people who live across the country can buy a gift card for friends and relatives here and she will honor those. She also started a drawing and gift card promotion for the month of December. If you’d like to learn more you can check out her website here and she’s also on Instagram.

Emollience Massage and Wellness is at 10830 19th Avenue SE Suite C in the Silverlake neighborhood in Everett, Washington. The phone number is (425) 230-3080.

“I found my purpose, I found my path and I believe in it,” Jayda told me as I left our meeting.

I’d say her investment in herself is paying off. Do yourself a favor and invest in yourself with some stress-reducing “me-time” and support another independent small business in Everett.

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December 1, 2023

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Captain Jeff Hendrickson Named Deputy Police Chief In Everett, Washington

Deputy Chief Jeff Hendrickson

Hendrickson has been with Everett Police for over 26 years.

Everett Police Chief John DeRousse has tapped Captain Jeff Hendrickson to fill his former position as Deputy Police Chief in Everett, Washington. Here’s the official word out late this afternoon.

Everett Police Chief John DeRousse has selected Captain Jeff Hendrickson to serve as Deputy Chief beginning Sunday, December 3rd. This new appointment comes after the recent promotion of Chief John DeRousse following the retirement of former Chief Dan Templeman. In his new role, Deputy Chief Hendrickson will oversee the Operations Bureau of the department.

“I am pleased to announce the selection of Jeff Hendrickson to serve as the new deputy chief of our police department,” says Chief John DeRousse. “Through Jeff’s hard work and dedication, he earned the admiration and respect of his peers, as well as community members and the business community. I have no doubt that he will continue to promote our agency’s vision as a leader in law enforcement.”

Deputy Chief Hendrickson has been with the Everett Police Department for over 26 years. He has served in a variety of assignments to include patrol, Anti-Crime Team, traffic unit and marine unit. His most recent role as Captain included overseeing operations at the north precinct. Deputy Chief Hendrickson graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Criminal Justice.

Please join us in congratulating Deputy Chief Hendrickson on his new assignment.

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December 1, 2023

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Rain Or Shine Holiday On The Bay Happens Saturday At Port Of Everett

Just a reminder that there’s a full lineup of FREE family fun and activities ready to go starting at Noon Saturday December 2nd at the Port of Everett, Washington.

Holiday on the Bay 2023

Santa arrived by boat last year for Holiday on the Bay at the Port of Everett.

The Port of Everett invites you to join us for a day of family fun at the waterfront during its 16th annual Holiday on the Bay festival taking place Saturday, Dec. 2, from noon – 6 p.m. at Waterfront Place.

Rain or shine, festivalgoers will gather in and around the Port’s Pacific Rim Plaza, near Hotel Indigo (1028 13th Street, Everett, WA 98201), for the day’s outdoor festivities including a pop-up holiday market, free kids’ activities from winter crafts, face painting and balloon creations to touch-a-truck (and boat!), s’mores roasting at fire pits and character meet-and-greets. The day’s fun leads up to the annual waterfront tree-lighting ceremony and appearance from Santa and lighted boats on parade.

The annual holiday toy drive, family photo worthy lighting displays, food vendors and holiday specials at select waterfront restaurants are also on the agenda.

Below is a snapshot of what’s planned.
Click here for a printer-friendly schedule of the day’s events.

• Noon – 6 p.m.: Holiday pop up market featuring local vendors (vendor applications being accepted thru Nov. 10) and select food trucks.

• Noon – 6 p.m.: FREE family fun, including:

o Winter-themed crafts with our partners at Imagine Children’s Museum
o Touch-a-truck with local partners including the Everett Fire Department, Snohomish County PUD, Everett Sea Scouts and more
o S’mores roasting at fire pits around Pacific Rim Plaza
o Air brush face painting and balloon twisted creations by Giggles Entertainment
o Live holiday steel drums music by Panessence
o Family photo opportunities
• 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: A chance to meet and snap a photo with “Frozen”-inspired Ice Queen and Ice Princess from Enchanting Events
• 5 p.m.: Annual waterfront tree-lighting ceremony at the Port’s “frozen fountain” tree (SNOW is in the forecast!) and appearance from Santa by boat
• 5:30 p.m.: Lighted boat parade organized by Mukilteo Yacht Club kicks off, departing from Guest Dock 5 at Pacific Rim Plaza

Looking for ways to give back this holiday season? The Port’s annual Holiday on the Bay toy drive for Marine Toys for Tots is back again, accepting NEW, unwrapped toys for children in need. Please bring toy donations now thru Dec. 1 to the donation box located inside the Port’s Waterfront Center lobby near the Scuttlebutt entrance or bring them by the Holiday on the Bay festival on Dec. 2. You can also “run” them by on Dec. 3 if you are planning to participate in the new Holiday on the Bay 5K.

The Port of Everett and Snohomish Running Company recently announced partnering to bring a new running event to Snohomish County. The inaugural Holiday on the Bay 5K will be held Sunday, Dec. 3, starting and finishing at the Port’s Pacific Rim Plaza. The chip-timed run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Participants will enjoy a flat route with sweeping views of the Marina, Port Gardner Bay and the Olympic Mountains. Registration includes a race shirt (register by Nov. 15 to guarantee your shirt size) and finisher medal. Register @

Also, back by popular demand this winter season at Pacific Rim Plaza is the return of the real ice pop-up rink – Pacific Ice. The Port is excited to partner once again with Blue Line Sports and Entertainment to offer this family-friendly attraction. This year’s program is made possible thanks to support by presenting sponsor Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family and runs daily from Nov. 25, 2023 thru Jan. 8, 2024, offering public ice-skating sessions and private event rentals. During Pacific Ice, enjoy the ooey-gooey goodness of s’mores at “Fire & Ice” on Fridays and Saturdays and meet fan-favorite characters at the rink on “Magical Mondays” (free with ice-skating ticket). Full details coming soon.

Again, a big shout out to presenting Sponsor Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family. We also want to thank Bronze Sponsor Puget Sound Energy for supporting this community event! Learn more and purchase tickets @

The Port’s winter festivities, including Holiday on the Bay, are funded in part by a City of Everett Lodging Tax Advisory Committee grant.

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November 30, 2023

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Seattle Men’s Chorus Brings “A TREEmendous Holiday” To Everett Civic Auditorium This Sunday

The Seattle Men’s Chorus is making their annual Holiday stop in Everett, Washington this Sunday at the Everett Civic Auditorium. Here’s what you need to know…

Seattle Men's Chorus

The Everett Performance is at 2:00PM Sunday December 3rd at Everett Civic Auditorium. Click for tickets.

Seattle Men's Chorus

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It’s time to ho ho ho with Seattle Men’s Chorus. Seattle’s most joyful holiday tradition is a fun-filled celebration of seasonal favorites along with the Pacific Northwest’s gayest sing-along.

With performances sprinkled throughout the month of December, Seattle Men’s Chorus sparks holiday joy with festive numbers like “Puttin’ on the Holiday Drag” and “Elton Johnukah” alongside classics like “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “The Happiest Christmas Tree.”

“The experience is pure joy,” said Seattle Men’s Chorus Artistic Director Paul Caldwell. “As conductor, I get to see all the joy on stage and when I glance over my shoulder, I see that joy reflected in the faces of the audience.”

At a Seattle Men’s Chorus’ A TREEmendous Holiday performance, there is no shortage of opportunities for the audience to get involved. In addition to the popular sing-along, audiences this December are invited to participate with the Village People’s “Disco Santa (Santa Claus/N.O.E.L.).”

This year’s lineup also includes a general admission performance geared toward those with shortened attention spans—young and old. This concert has costumed performances, dance numbers as well as an extended sing-along.

“We are honored that for 45 years we’ve been one of Seattle’s most cherished and fun holiday events,” said Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus Interim Executive Director Craig Coogan. “This year, the show has everything audiences know and love: music, merriment and mission.”

Tickets are $39 to $99 and available through the Seattle Men’s Chorus website at

The annual holiday raffle returns with six sizeable prizes. This year, SMC revives its tradition of drawing the winners during the final performance at the 7:30 p.m. show on Dec. 23, which is also livestreamed. Raffle tickets can be purchased in-person at the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus office, or in the lobby at any of A TREEmendous Holiday performances and prior to intermission during the 7:30 p.m. show on Dec. 23.

Seattle Men’s Chorus A TREEmendous Holiday Concerts:
Pantages Theater, Tacoma: December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Everett Civic Auditorium: December 3 at 2 p.m.
Benaroya Hall: December 9 at 2 p.m.
Benaroya Hall: December 16 at 2 p.m.
Benaroya Hall: December 21 at 7:30 p.m. *
Benaroya Hall: December 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Benaroya Hall: December 23 at 2 p.m. **
Benaroya Hall: December 23 at 7:30 p.m. ***

* This performance offers certified ASL interpretation.
** This performance is a shortened 60-minute holiday spectacular for children of all ages with general admission seating. Enjoy holiday favorites, costumed performances, as well as an extended sing-along.
*** This performance is livestreamed.

Please note that children under age five are not permitted to attend events at Benaroya Hall, with the exception of this year’s children’s show on Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.

About Seattle Men’s Chorus – Seattle Women’s Chorus
The internationally renowned Seattle Men’s Chorus (founded in 1979) and Seattle Women’s Chorus (founded in 2002) together make one of the largest community choral organizations in North America, and stand out among the largest LGBTQ-identified choruses in the world. Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus comprise one of the Pacific Northwest’s most vibrant music organizations, performing in Seattle’s most prestigious venues for an annual audience of more than 30,000 patrons across the Puget Sound. Collectively there are more than 300 singing members, along with staff and volunteers who support both Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus. They are a leading voice for the LGBTQ+ community and offer both outreach events and main stage concert performances annually.

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November 30, 2023

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City Council Unanimously Approves Funding Studies To Determine Stadium Costs & Options To Keep Aquasox In Everett, Washington

Funkp Field

Major League Baseball has said Funko Field is not acceptable and a new stadium is required ASAP to keep the Aquasox in Everett, Washington.

Wednesday night Everett City Council President Brenda Stonecipher thanked City staff and the owners of the Everett Aquasox for providing information on the costs and pathways that are coming into play as the City of Everett, Washington works to keep the Frogs playing in Everett.

Last week the Everett City Council delayed a vote on approving funds for consultants to study costs and locations for a new or upgraded stadium in Everett, Washington that would meet requirements set out by Major League Baseball.

Following a presentation by the Aquasox ownership, city staff and the current consultant, the Everett City Council voted unanimously to authorize two contracts totaling $1.1 Million dollars.

stadium costs

A preliminary look at the costs from the presentation given to the Everett City Council.


Per the presentation, there will be a number of steps that will require action by the Everett City Council over the next few years.

next steps for stadium

With the unanimous yes vote here’s what’s next.

“I appreciate the presentation tonight,” said City Council President Brenda Stonecipher. “There’s a lot more information that helped me understand the other pieces of the work that needs to happen including the economics and feasibility of the site to be chosen.”

She also called for the formation of a “fiscal advisory committee” to make sure all of the different entities that would or could be part of the funding mix stay aware that they are working together on behalf of the taxpayers who will be funding a big part of the stadium project.

Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin issued the following statement after the unanimous decision by the City Council.

“I want to thank our council members for their continued support of the important work our city has undertaken in partnership with Snohomish County, the AquaSox, community leaders and others, to explore our options to keep our beloved Minor League Baseball team. I also want to thank all the community members who have shared their support recently.

The AquaSox have been an important part of our greater Everett community for nearly 30 years and MiLB has been here even longer. There are relatively few options locally for affordable family fun and a night out at the ballpark is one our residents and visitors from across the county cherish.

In addition, the team has a significant economic impact on our area, bringing in millions in revenue and creating jobs, including employment opportunities for our youth.

The elevation of our team to a Class High-A has brought a higher caliber of play, an expanded schedule and new requirements for their stadium. While it’s important to invest in the necessities for our community, I believe it’s also incredibly important to keep quality of life assets like the AquaSox. These are the things that help make Everett a great place to live and visit.

To date, we have made significant progress towards identifying the most feasible and economically beneficial options either renovating Funko Field or building a new stadium elsewhere. In addition, we secured the largest grant award of $7.4 million from the State to go towards this project. The professional services agreements approved by Council will provide the expert support we need to move efficiently through the environmental review, site evaluation, project development and design stages.

I’m proud that our city’s elected leadership is committed to doing everything we can to maintain this vital economic development and recreation asset and ensure the AquaSox remain our home team for generations to come.”

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November 29, 2023

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Port Of Everett Hosting 16th Edition Of Holiday On The Bay This Saturday

Holiday on the Bay

Click here for a printable event flyer.

Every year it just keeps getting bigger. This Saturday the Port of Everett, Washington will host their annual Holiday on the Bay celebration. Here’s the list of events…

Don’t forget! The Port of Everett’s 16th annual Holiday on the Bay festival is taking place, Saturday, Dec. 2, from noon to 6 p.m.

Noon – 6 p.m. Holiday market and food trucks

Noon – 6 p.m. FREE family fun:

Kids’ crafts in partnership with Imagine Children’s Museum

Touch-a-Truck with vehicles from City of Everett Fire Department, Snohomish County PUD, and more!

S’mores roasting at fire pits

Face painting and balloon twisters from Giggles Entertainment

Holiday music performances

Family photo opportunities

Marine Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. A visit from the “Frozen”-inspired Ice Queen and Ice Princess with Enchanting Events

5 p.m. Tree-lighting ceremony at the “frozen fountain” tree and appearance from Santa and elves by boat

5:30 p.m. Lighted boat parade organized by Mukilteo Yacht Club

Seasonal specials at various waterfront restaurants

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November 29, 2023

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Chick-fil-A In Everett, Washington To Open Thursday December 7th

Last week we told you they were hiring and today we’ve received a press release from the folks at Chick-fil-A that their location at West Mall Drive and Everett Mall Way will open Thursday December 7th. Here’s the release.

Everett Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A will open its first location in Everett, Washington on Thursday December 7th.

A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Everett community on Thursday, December 7. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Brandon Ediger as the independent franchised Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Everett Mall.

Located at 1124 SE Everett Mall Way, Chick-fil-A Everett Mall will be open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Everett Mall can also place an order for pickup or dine-in on the Chick-fil-A® App or online. The new restaurant will feature a dedicated entrance for Mobile Carryout, as well as Mobile Thru, a fully dedicated lane in the drive-thru where guests can pick up orders placed on the Chick-fil-A App. When joining the Chick-fil-A One® tiered membership program, guests receive points on every qualifying purchase which can be used to redeem available rewards.

This is the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Everett, joining 17 Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Seattle-Tacoma market.

Locally Owned and Operated
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A local Owner-Operators proudly reside in the areas in which they serve.

In Everett, Ediger will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 110 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.

The classic question “where are you from?” makes Ediger smile, as he was born in Dallas, Texas, and then traveled the world as a child with his missionary parents. While stateside, he first experienced Chick-fil-A on a family vacation in North Carolina, followed by fond memories of attending restaurant openings throughout the Southeast during college.

After graduation, Ediger spent several years in non-profit work and later as a pastor. With a heart for service and eager to learn more about the restaurant industry, Ediger was afforded the opportunity to join the leadership team of Chick-fil-A Totem Lake in Kirkland, where he supported the restaurant’s opening and later served as the General Manager.

Ediger and his family have lived in the Everett area for over half a decade, and as the local Owner-Operator, he looks forward to the many ways his restaurant can feel like home to his Team Members and Guests.

“I’ve had such special associations with Chick-fil-A as a Guest, but I never expected that Chick-fil-A would become such an important part of my life, both personally and professionally,” said Ediger. “I am so grateful to be taking this next step as a local Owner-Operator in a community that means so much to me and my family. I want this restaurant to be a place where people make wonderful memories and where there’s care on both sides of the counter.”

Caring for the Everett Community
In celebration of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Feeding America in honor of the new restaurant. These funds will be distributed to partners in the greater Everett area to aid in the fight against hunger.

In addition, Chick-fil-A Everett Mall is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Everett area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A entrées for a year.

Ediger’s restaurant will plan to participate in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table® program, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need. To date, more than 23 million meals have been created from Chick-fil-A Shared Table donations from nearly 2,000 Chick-fil-A restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent and providing a positive work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Team Members have opportunities for flexible work hours and leadership growth, competitive pay and benefits, hands-on training and mentoring and the chance to apply for scholarships to support their continuing education. To-date, Chick-fil-A has awarded 252 scholarships in Washington, totaling over $562,000 to support continued education for its Team Members.

Delicious Food; Outstanding Customer Service
Chick-fil-A is known for creating a welcoming, remarkable restaurant experience, serving customers great-tasting food made with high-quality ingredients, including the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. Made with a real, whole, boneless breast of chicken with no added fillers, the breaded chicken is pressure cooked in fully-refined peanut oil. Chick-fil-A was one of the first in the industry to eliminate chicken raised with antibiotics to ensure guests have an option for high-quality food on the go.

To complement the great-tasting chicken, fresh produce is delivered to Chick-fil-A restaurants up to six times a week for the best quality and flavor. The fresh ingredients are raised and grown by farmers who share the company’s elevated quality and safety standards, so guests feel good about their meal.

For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Everett Mall, visit the local restaurant’s Facebook page and follow along on Instagram. For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the Brand’s food, people and customers across the country, visit

About Chick-fil-A, Inc. 
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a restaurant company known for the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich and signature hospitality. Represented by more than 190,000 Team Members, Operators and Staff, Chick-fil-A® restaurants serve guests freshly prepared food at more than 3,000 restaurants in 48 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Canada. The family-owned and privately held restaurant company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy and is committed to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate.     

Known for its leadership and growth opportunities, in 2022 Chick-fil-A was named a Best Employer in America by Forbes and a top company for career opportunities for Black employees by Glassdoor. The company was also awarded the Employee’s Choice by Glassdoor honoring top CEOs and was named a Culture 500 Culture Champion in 2020. A leader in customer service, Chick-fil-A was named QSR Magazine’s Drive-Thru Restaurant of the Year for 2021. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at and via @ChickfilANews. 

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November 28, 2023

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I-5/US-2 Interchange Planning Study Online Through December 15th – In Person Meeting This Thursday At WSU Everett

US2 planning study

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If the State Department of Transportation is going to fix the Westbound Highway 2 Trestle into Everett, Washington experts say the interchange between Highway 2 and Interstate 5 will also need to undergo major improvements. Right now the State is in the midst of a major planning effort to determine how to move forward. The City of Everett is providing assistance gathering information from residents who travel the area every day.

Now through December 15th there’s an online open house that is providing information and asking for feedback. In addition, there will be an in-person meeting this Thursday November 30th from 5:00 – 7:30 PM at WSU Everett Campus Room 101 (915 N. Broadway, Everett WA 98201 at the intersection of Broadway and Tower Street). Here’s more background and information as provided by the City of Everett.

1.What’s the difference between this study and the US 2 West Trestle study?
The I-5 / US 2 Interchange Planning Study was borne out of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) studies of the US 2 corridor, including the westbound trestle. Those studies identified the need for more planning and investigation into the I-5/US 2 interchange, which is west of the US 2 trestle. Traffic volumes are expected to continue to grow within the City of Everett and in the region creating further strain on this interchange. Congestion at the interchange will limit effectiveness of a future westbound US 2 trestle replacement, which is why we’re studying ways to make it more functional.

2.What will the I-5 / US 2 Planning Study evaluate?
This study will evaluate the existing interchange, connections to local streets, all the travel modes through it and how they will be impacted by the expected increase in traffic volume in the future.

3.What is the outcome of the I-5 / US 2 Planning Study?
The study will come up with an alternative(s) for redesigning the I-5/US 2 interchange and connections to City streets that will better serve the community and region.

4.How will the public be able to provide input to the study?
There will be three open houses throughout the study where members of the public can offer input and feedback. Please refer to the Timeline and budget tab at to learn more.

5.I see my property on the proposed concept maps. When will I know if my property will be affected by the project?
At this point in the project, we are identifying and evaluating improvements to the interchange and city streets that connect to it. In the spring of 2024, we plan to draft and publish our final study report which will include recommended concepts to advance. There are other planning efforts in the area, including the WSDOT US 2 Westbound Trestle Planning and Environmental Linkages Study, Sound Transit’s Everett Link Extension, and WSDOT’s I-5 Corridor Study, which may affect the selection of a preferred interchange design improvement. Once we publish our final study report, we will begin the process of planning, developing concepts and conducting an environmental review. During environmental review, individuals whose property may be acquired or affected will be contacted.

We welcome your feedback as we develop improvements that serve the needs of the community. Our second open house is currently live, and we encourage you to submit your feedback by participating in our open house before it closes on December 15, 2023.

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November 28, 2023

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Everett Fire Says Opioid Use May Have Contributed To Man Setting Himself On Fire

This in today from the fire department in Everett, Washington.


The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Photo provided by Everett Fire.

Early Friday Morning, Everett Fire was called to a motel in the 10000 block of Evergreen Way for a report of a smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke coming from one of the rooms.

Fire crews arrived to find an unconscious male in the room with his clothes on fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the remainder of the fire on the clothes and patient.
Paramedics treated the patient, a 31-year-old male, for second and third-degree burns to his torso, arms, and neck and transported him to Harborview Medical Center, where he remains hospitalized. It is suspected that the use of fentanyl or opiate use may be a contributing factor in this incident.

The misuse of opioids and fentanyl is a growing concern in Washington State and across the United States. It is important to note that overdoses can occur intentionally or accidentally, even if it’s the first time taking a drug, whether it’s illicit, prescription, or over-the-counter. Minutes count in an opioid overdose. If you think someone has overdosed, follow these steps:
1. Check for signs of overdose.
2. Call 911
3. Give Naloxone (Narcan®) and start rescue breathing.
4. Stay with them.

Naloxone, also known as Narcan®, can reverse the effects of opioids and save lives during an overdose. Having the medication with you can save a life.
Naloxone can be purchased without a prescription from various pharmacies in Snohomish County and throughout Washington State. The antidote kits cost about $150 and may be eligible for insurance coverage. If you have Apple Health (WA Medicaid) there’s no copay. You can find free naloxone near you by visiting

Fortunately, Washington State offers a range of resources to support service providers, families, and young people in their efforts to combat fentanyl and opioid use, as well as the risk of overdose. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, here are some resources:
• Washington Recovery Helpline (24hr crisis help & referral) , 1-866-789-1511
• North Sound Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization – , 1-800-584-3578
• Snohomish Overdose Prevention

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