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Civic Affairs

Madison Elementary School earns national honor – one of only two schools in state

Steady student achievement earns National Title I Distinguished School Award for Madison Elementary School.

Steady student achievement earns National Title I Distinguished School Award for Madison Elementary School.

Madison Elementary ELL (English language learners), Special Education, Hispanic, and low-income students are learning especially well. In fact, the school met all federal Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) in 2011-12 and 2012-13. Maintaining student academic achievement growth from one year to the next shows intentional, strategic instruction to meet individual student needs. That kind of work, demonstrated by sustained student success, caught the attention of education analysis at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia.

Fire District 7 personnel provided holiday gifts for 14 local families

Snohomish County Fire District 7 staff and firefighters adopted  fourteen local families, including 48 children, for the 2013 holiday season. Each fire station assisted two to three families in need, providing gifts for the children.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 staff and firefighters adopted  fourteen local families, including 48 children, for the 2013 holiday season. Each fire station assisted two to three families in need, providing gifts for the children.

Individuals in photo: Back row (left to right): Mike Crockett, Matt Ball, Jamie Merritt, Tom Henderson, Cory Odgers, Joe Basta, Beau Watson and Ken Lawless.
Front row (left to right): Jeffrey Lawless, Johnny Lawless, Joey Lawless, Lori Wirtz, Erika Clinton and Becca Clinton.

Mill Creek City Councilmember Mark Harmsworth announces run to fill retiring State Representative Mike Hope’s seat

Mill Creek City Councilmember Mark Harmsworth announced his second run for State Representative of the 44th Legislative District on Thursday afternoon, December 26, 2013.

Mill Creek City Councilmember Mark Harmsworth announced his second run for State Representative of the 44th Legislative District on Thursday afternoon, December 26, 2013, “I'm excited to announce that I'll be running for retiring Mike Hope’s seat in the house.” 

Harmsworth lost his bid for Hans Dunshee’s 44th Legislative District seat in 2012.

Issaquah Police seeking missing man

Joseph Hubert Douret, an 84-year old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease was found dead in his car in Everett, Washington today. Police said that he appeared to have died of natural causes on December 24, 2013.

December 24, 2013, update

Joseph Douret was found dead in his car in Everett, Washington today. Police said that he appeared to have died of natural causes.

Original article

The Issaquah Police Department has issued a nationwide endangered persons alert for Joseph Hubert Douret, an 84-year old man who was last seen near the intersection of Mountain Park Blvd SW and W Sunset Way in Issiquah, Washington on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 5:30 pm when he left his residence to buy dinner at a nearby store, and did not return.

Mill Creek City Council approves East Gateway Urban Village park plan

The new park will be easily accessible from existing Mill Creek neighborhoods and will feature two lawn areas, a Bocce Ball court with seating, and a central meeting area with a playground, picnic bench shelter, and restrooms. There will be a number of parking stalls next to the park in order to facilitate community access.

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved the plan for the City’s newest park at their regular December 10, 2013, meeting.

The new park will be easily accessible on foot from nearby existing Mill Creek neighborhoods and will feature two lawn areas, a Bocce Ball court with seating, and a central meeting area with a playground, picnic bench shelter, and restrooms. There will be a number of parking stalls next to the park in order to facilitate community access.

Mill Creek’s Park and Recreation Board selected the concept for this park plan on November 14th after a number of public meetings. They approved the finalized park master plan at their December 4th meeting.

Tips from videos lead Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to suspect identification and arrests

Detectives in this case are now looking for 26 year-old Melissa Linder who is believed to be the female in the video.  Linder may be living in Lake Stevens and is wanted for identity theft, forgery and possession of stolen property.

Tips came in from the public after three YouTube videos were posted by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and led to the identification of four criminal suspects and two arrests. 

On November 5, 2013, the Sheriff’s Office was looking for help in identifying a man and woman from surveillance footage compiled in a video (“Suspects on a Shopping Spree”).

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