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Everett School Board to appoint replacement member after Jeff Russell resigns

Director and School Board President Jeff Russell resigns as of December 1, 2013. Replacement to be nominated by the community and chosen by the Everett School Board.

Director and School Board President Jeff Russell resigns as of December 1, 2013. Replacement to be nominated by the community and chosen by the Everett School Board.

In a message he said brought him “sadness and a tremendous sense of loss,” Superintendent Gary Cohn announced to Everett Public Schools staff this morning that he and School Board Vice President Carol Andrews, “ … were informed by a letter from School Board President Jeff Russell of his resignation from the board effective December 1.”

Cohn’s message to staff included comments from Russell’s letter. 

Mill Creek City Council votes to increase 2014 property tax and EMS levies

A majority of the Mill Creek City Council voted to increase the 2014 property tax and EMS (emergency medical services) levies as called for in the 2013-2014 biennial budget in order to minimize a future General Fund drawdown.

A majority of the Mill Creek City Council voted to increase the 2014 property tax and EMS (emergency medical services) levies as called for in the 2013-2014 biennial budget in order to minimize a future General Fund drawdown.

At their November 26, 2013, meeting the City Council voted 4-3 to increase the property tax levy by 1%, and 7-0 to increase the EMS levy by 1%. These tax increases will provide approximately $64,000 in additional tax revenue for the City in 2014, and works out to an $11.33 tax increase for a $450,000 home.

Elle Marie partners with Make a Change to put bikes under Snohomish County Christmas trees

This holiday season, Elle Marie Hair Studio and the MAC Foundation (Make a Change) have joined forces to purchase new bicycles for children in need in Snohomish County. Elle Marie is donating 5% of all retail sales until December 31st to the MAC Foundation.

This holiday season, Elle Marie Hair Studio and the MAC Foundation (Make a Change) have joined forces to purchase new bicycles for children in need in Snohomish County. Elle Marie is donating 5% of all retail sales until December 31st to the MAC Foundation. With the support of their guests, Elle Marie will help deliver a message of hope to children less fortunate this Christmas. The bicycles will be distributed to children throughout Snohomish County through the help of the Toys for Tots program.

Mill Creek City Council moves to ban marijuana businesses

The Mill Creek City Council gave city staff direction to ban marijuana sales, production, and processing within City limits after a discussion during the November 12, 2013, City Council meeting.

The Mill Creek City Council gave city staff direction to ban marijuana sales, production, and processing within City limits after a discussion during the November 12, 2013, City Council meeting.

A majority of the City Council is prepared to pass marijuana prohibition ordinances for the good of the community and is willing to pay to defend these laws in court if the City is sued.

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