MyEverettNews.com Marks Our 11th Year

January 6, 2022

Everett

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Our original logo on January 6, 2011.

In January 2011 Wal-Mart bought this site for $10,000,000.00 as a placeholder

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A sunrise over downtown Everett from January 2012

In January 2013 Kimberly Clark was being torn down.

Everett Post Office

In January 2014 there were plans for the Everett Post Office to be closed and a smaller facility to serve downtown Everett

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In January 2015 the Broadway bridge over the railroad tracks at Hewitt was shut down for replacement.

coffee stand

A Barista died as a result of a propane explosion in south Everett coffee stand in January 2016.

active shooter drill

In January 2017 bulletproof vests and helmets were issued to medics who train monthly with Everett Police for high-risk rescues.

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In January of 2018 Cassie Franklin takes the oath of office in front of an overflowing crowd at the Everett City Council meeting.

Harveys

One person died in a fire that destroyed Harvey’s on Broadway in January 2019.

Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett treats the first COVID-19 case in the U.S. in January 2020

Districts final

January 2021 Everett releases a map of the final 5 City Council districts.

I started MyEverettNews.com on January 6th, 2011. I was looking to put my previous experience as a news reporter and radio personality (dating back to the late 1970s) to use informing people living and working in Everett, Washington about things I found interesting here in my hometown.

At that time established media in the Puget Sound began cutting back on coverage of local happenings here in Everett. Budget cuts and consolidation led to less and less coverage.

With my experience in covering Everett for radio and writing short, quick stories and the affordability of publishing on an online platform I began MyEverettNews.com as a way to cover police, fire and city council developments that other media ignored or wouldn’t cover if it didn’t happen weekdays 9 to 5.

Over the past ten years I’ve chased a lot of fire trucks, police cars and sat through hundreds of City of Everett meetings and hearings to bring you things I found interesting and thought you would as well.

I’ve tried to present a summary of what was happening and then provide links to more detail for those who wanted to explore the story further. While there’s lots of regional and national news, the things that really affect us most happen right here in our own city. That’s why the focus is hyper-local to Everett, Washington.

MyEverettNews.com is designed to be a quick read from your phone, tablet or computer. There is no editorial board, and we make no endorsements but are supportive of our first responders. However, we also point out when there are problems or issues. Our news comes from listening to police and fire radios, attending meetings and reviewing press releases and tips from readers like you.

It is not easy financially to support this effort and I have to thank our local advertisers who make this possible. A special shout-out to Claudia McClain and McClain Insurance and attorney Rick Merrill from Merrill Law who have been with us from day one. Our other local advertisers are greatly appreciated and I’d ask you to visit them, take advantage of their offerings and let them know you saw their ad here. It helps a lot.

We also run Google ads that are based off either the story they pop up in or that mysterious ever-changing algorithm that decides what you’ve been looking at and what you are interested in. I sometimes get asked why we’re running a particular ad and advise that ad is based not on us but you. We tried a paywall for a while but that seemed to cause more ill will than good so we just remind folks they can donate to us when and how they wish.

You’ll see a pitch here for donating $11.00 to support our 11th anniversary. I’d love it if you’d click the banner and do that via the link with a credit card or Paypal.

You can also mail a donation to MyEverettNews.com at 10121 Evergreen Way #25-467 Everett, WA 98204. If you don’t wish to donate, that’s okay. If you have a comment, suggestion or news tip you can send it to me via email to News@MyEverettNews.com or you can contact me by phone at (425) 280-7620.

In 2022 I hope to have more visibility in and around the city of Everett, Washington and provide more opportunities to interact. Look for more soon. For now, thanks for taking the time read our daily online local news website and here’s to another ten years!

Leland Dart
Publisher/Editor
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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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