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December 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Oso-slide report: Timber company logged 1 acre more than allowed

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A state review of logging near the deadly March landslide in Oso has found that a timber company logged one acre more than was allowed under a 2004 permit, but the report was inconclusive on whether logging strayed into a more restrictive or potentially unstable area. The Department of Natural Resources released…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: mudslide, Oso slide, Snohomish County

December 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Sheriff’s office searching for fisherman missing in Blackmans Lake

UPDATE, 6:15 p.m. | The sheriff’s office has suspended the search for the missing fisherman until first light Monday morning. UPDATE, 4:45 p.m. | Searchers continue to look for the missing fisherman in Blackmans Lake in Snohomish County. ORIGINAL POST | A dive team and a helicopter from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are combing through Blackmans…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: blackmans lake, fishing, Snohomish County

November 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Runaway barges drift about 11 miles in Snohomish County

Two runaway barges that had drifted about 11 miles in the water off Snohomish County before beaching themselves on a breakwater were towed away by tugboat Thursday morning. The barges, which were tied together and about 60-by-300 feet combined, had been moored off of Jetty Island in Everett. They became unhitched and drifted in the channel between Hat and…

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Comments | Topics: barges, Mission Beach, Snohomish County

November 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Pierce, Snohomish counties under Stage 2 burn bans

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for Pierce County. The Stage 2 burn ban for Snohomish county remains in effect. Clear skies, cool temperatures and calm winds are forecast to persist in Pierce and Snohomish County and the bans will remain…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: burn bans, Pierce County, reservations

November 8, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Snohomish County to pay $600,000 to family of man tased by sheriff’s deputy

The Associated Press GOLD BAR, Snohohimsh County — Snohomish County has agreed to pay $600,000 to the family of a man who suffered a fatal heart attack in 2010 after he was shocked with an electric stun gun by a sheriff’s deputy. The Everett Herald reported Saturday that 25-year-old Adam Colliers died outside a Gold Bar home…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Adam Colliers, Snohomish County, Taser

September 6, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Snohomish County to pay $575,000 in public-records lawsuit

The Associated Press EVERETT — Snohomish County has agreed to pay $575,000 to settle a public-records lawsuit brought by a Monroe-based group that promotes environmental causes in farming areas. The county did not admit fault, but finalized an agreement Thursday with Citizens for Sustainable Development. The (Everett) Herald reports that agreement calls for the county to appoint…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: public records, Snohomish County

July 11, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Burn ban declared for unincorporated Snohomish County

A burn ban has been declared for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, the county announced today. The ban will go into effect at 8 a.m. Saturday and prohibits all outdoor burning except for recreational fires that are less than 3 feet in diameter…

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July 10, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Gillnetters convicted in illegal whitefish haul

By Jefferson Robbins The Wenatchee World MOSES LAKE — Four men from King and Snohomish counties were found guilty this week of illegally taking almost 200 whitefish in December at Banks Lake. Aleksandr Kashnikov, 45, and Sergey Mitsevich, 38, both of Everett, were convicted alongside Vladimir Savchenko, 36, of Edmonds and Peter Zhezhelev, 46, of Kenmore. Jurors took 40…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: illegal fishing, King County, Moses Lake

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