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Snohomish County 2023 Annual Report Breaks Down Accomplishments

January 31, 2024

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Snohomish County Executive, Dave Somers, released the Snohomish County’s 2023 Annual report, which provides a nice breakdown of accomplishments last year. The report breaks down accomplishments by department. We break down the highlights in case you don’t have time to read the full report. Scroll down to read it all, or click on the shortcut […]

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Everett Mayor’s 2024 Priorities Leaked During Council Retreat

January 29, 2024

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We don’t normally find out the mayor’s priorities until mid-March during the “State of the City,” but we caught a sneak peek of what the 2024 priorities will be. During the January 27th Everett City Council Retreat, Facilitator Kathy Solberg was going through an exercise to see where the City Council and Mayor’s priorities overlapped. […]

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Everett to Receive $9.5 Million in Opioid Epidemic Settlement

January 24, 2024

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Washington’s Attorney General Ferguson announced a $149.5 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson over the opioid epidemic that has been devastating local communities. Everett will receive $9.5 million and Snohomish County will see a total of $58.4 million. Johnson & Johnson must pay the full amount within 21 days of the deal being ratified by […]

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Game, Set, Match: Picklelball Beats Out Movie Theater in Everett Riverfront

January 18, 2024

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As we reported in November, the Everett City Council was presented with a development agreement amendment to swap out a proposed cinema at the Riverfront Development with a pickleball and food facility. Last night the City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposal. In support of the vote, several pickleball enthusiasts from Marysville, Mill Creek, […]

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City Of Everett, Washington To Pay $1.85 Million Dollars For Waits Motel

January 4, 2024

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The involved parties have signed an agreement after mediation last month and now the City Council in Everett, Washington is being asked to sign off on the Settlement Agreement for Acquisition of the Waits Motel. Here’s the summary statement from the Cover Sheet for the agenda item coming before Everett City Council next week. The […]

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Schwab Elected As President Of City Council In Everett, Washington

January 3, 2024

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Don Schwab was elected as President of the Everett City Council for 2024 and Ben Zarlingo as Vice President. They were the only two members nominated. Both won by a vote of 5 – 2 with Paula Rhyne and Liz Vogeli voting No and Scott Bader, Don Schwab, Mary Fosse, Ben Zarlingo and Judy Tuohy […]

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Meet The Councilmember – Brenda Stonecipher

December 23, 2023

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Usually in this space we introduce you to a local business owner in Everett, Washington but today we’re going to change that up a bit and introduce you to one of the longest-serving members of the Everett City Council, Brenda Stonecipher. (She also owns a business, Stonecipher Consulting) On Wednesday Brenda Stonecipher presided over her […]

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City Council Approves Option For Enhanced Sentencing For Repeat Offenders In Everett, Washington

December 20, 2023

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In a vote of 4 to 2 (Councilmember Vogeli was not present), the Everett City Council Wednesday night approved an ordinance that allows city prosecutors in Everett, Washington to ask a court to impose a mandatory sentence of 30 days upon conviction for the crimes of assault, harassment, use of a controlled substance in public, […]

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Snohomish County Recruiting For Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

December 15, 2023

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As the population of Snohomish County tops 862,000, word is in that Snohomish County is looking for someone to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion across Snohomish County Government as a Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. Here’s more from County Executive Dave Somers. Today, Snohomish County announced the start of recruitment for a Chief Diversity, […]

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Everett Animal Shelter Holding Open House Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 PM

December 11, 2023

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The Everett Animal Shelter is holding an open house this Wednesday December 13th from 3:30 – 5:30 PM. If you’ve ever thought about volunteering, donating, adopting an animal or just wanted to see what the shelter looked like up close and personal, here’s your chance. The Everett Animal Shelter is located at 333 Smith Island […]

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