8 Years And MyEverettNews.com Is Still Here

January 13, 2019

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Just a quick thank you. Since January 2011 MyEverettNews.com has been providing information and photos of Everett, Washington. That first month we reported on plans by Kimberly-Clark to sell or close the pulp-tissue plant on the Everett waterfront, snow cancelling classes at Everett Schools, a request to the Legislature by the Everett City Council to fund cameras in city parks that had voice deterrence, the announcement by Top Foods to close their store on Everett Mall Way and a shooting on Casino Road among other items.

A lot has changed and a lot has not in Everett, Washington over the last 8 years. I was born and raised in Everett and think it is a great place. In 2010 I began to notice that fewer media outlets were paying attention to daily happenings in Everett and coverage was more regional. With the rise of the internet it became possible to report the stories I was interested in and to share things I saw in Everett that other media outlets didn’t want to spend the time or money to cover. I began in January of 2011 to document things in Everett I could cover staying primarily within the city limits. I’ve kept my focus on public safety and happenings at city hall with the occasional look at things out of the ordinary.

In 2017, in addition to accepting advertising I began charging a subscription to MyEverettNews.com for those who viewed more than 3 times a month. I have three subscription levels.

  • $3.00 per month
  • $20.00 a year
  • $50.00 for a lifetime subscription

    There is a cost to gathering the news and information that I present on MyEverettNews.com. I try through photos of scenes, to take you to see what has happened. That means camera equipment, gas, insurance and of course time. There is also the cost of the web hosting, platform and back-end costs that add up rather quickly. Since 2011 there are many more ways to get news including Facebook, Next Door, Instagram, Twitter and other social media. I post links to Twitter and Facebook for breaking news but provide greater detail on MyEverettNews.com. There are also many stories on MyEverettNews.com that I don’t post to social media. I know lots of people share their log in and password to avoid a subscription but hey, what’s a guy to do…

    A little about our process…

    LRD

    Leland Dart. Publisher, editor, writer, photographer, etc,

    I write quick summaries and then try to link information for those who want to go deeper. I try to provide photos that give the depth to an event when possible without exploiting the victim in an incident. I enjoy pointing out the hard work done by our public safety professionals and showing them at their jobs and I like keeping an eye on Everett City Government and watch or attend almost every Everett City Council meeting to provide information or highlights that may be of interest to those living or working here.

    I stopped accepting comments on stories here on MyEverettNews.com a couple years ago as moderating comments was taking up an unfair share of my time. People would say terrible things, impersonate family members of crime victims and try to drive personal agendas that had nothing to do with the story at hand. I have to make decisions on where to best spend my time and moderating comments from people required more time than I have available.

    MyEverettNews.com is not for everybody and that is okay. If you like it I appreciate your support. If you don’t like it there is no reason to come here and be frustrated with what you find. I am always open to news tips and suggestions by email at this address: news@myeverettnews.com. My phone number is (425) 280-7620.

    Again thank you for your support, please visit our advertisers and mention to them you saw their ad and here’s to another year of news, information and photos of Everett, Washington.

    Leland Dart
    Publisher



  • About myeverettnews

    My Everett News is a hyperlocal news website featuring breaking news and events in Everett, WA. We also cover City of Everett information and items of interest to those who live and work in Everett. It's written by Leland Dart a former Snohomish County based radio reporter born and raised in Everett.

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