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Civic Affairs

Salutes from home and around the world for veterans

We are told, “Salute our military personnel!” Yet, after a war these men and women’s sacrifices are too often no longer saluted. That is until July 4th, Memorial Day, D-Day, Pearl Harbor Day, or Veteran’s Day comes around; then our warriors are brought back into our collective conscience.

We are told, “Salute our military personnel!” Yet, after a war these men's and women’s sacrifices are too often no longer saluted. That is until July 4th, Memorial Day, D-Day, Pearl Harbor Day, or Veteran’s Day comes around; then our warriors are brought back into our collective conscience.

As my wife, Karen, and I walked around the town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandie (French spelling) it brought a chill to our hearts when we saw all the daily remembrances acknowledging what the USA, Canada, and England did to liberate France from Germany.

Change your clocks! Know your alarm! Know your battery!

As the time change approaches on Sunday, November 3, 2013, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that one easy step can help save their lives – changing the batteries in their smoke alarms.

As the Daylight Savings time change approaches on Sunday, November 3, 2013, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that one easy step can help save their lives – changing the batteries in their smoke alarms.

There are many different types of smoke alarms on the market.  How do you know which one to buy?  What kinds of batteries do they take?  These are all common questions regarding a very important part of fire detection in your home.

Everett Public Schools Bond sale saves taxpayers money

“Refinancing capital bonds at lower interest rates is similar in concept to the action many homeowners have taken recently to refinance homes at lower interest rates. Reduced interest rates mean savings for our public,” noted Board of Directors Vice President Carol Andrews.

School board actions since 2000 have saved taxpayers more than $24 million. Careful management and strategic timing of bond sales has reduced public cost of quality schools.

On October 15, 2013, Everett Public Schools refinanced a portion of its voter-approved bonds and secured more than $1.7 million in savings for local taxpayers. “Refinancing capital bonds at lower interest rates is similar in concept to the action many homeowners have taken recently to refinance homes at lower interest rates. Reduced interest rates mean savings for our public,” noted Board of Directors Vice President Carol Andrews.

Don’t forget to vote in the 2013 General Election

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. As of Monday, October 28, 2013 there were only about 8% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. This means every vote counts for a lot!

Your vote will count in the 2013 General Election.

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. Here in 2013 the turnout is even lower than usual. As of Monday, November 4, 2013, at 8:50 am there were only about 18% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. Mill Creek is doing a bit better with a 21% return rate.

This means every vote counts for a lot!

Washington State Patrol wants to hire 300+ new troopers

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is currently seeking to hire 300+ troopers.  If you have ever wanted to be in law enforcement then now is a great opportunity to see if you have what it takes.

Do You Have What it Takes?

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is currently seeking to hire 300+ troopers.  If you have ever wanted to be in law enforcement then now is a great opportunity to see if you have what it takes. 

WSP is having its phase 1 testing at Lynnwood High School on Saturday, November 2, 2013.  Check-in begins at 7:30 AM. 

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