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Text-to-9-1-1 service now available in both Snohomish and King Counties

Text-to-9-1-1 is an emergency service that has been available in Snohomish County since 2015, and on December 20th, 2018, Text-to-9-1-1 is also available in neighboring King County for the first time.  This service is intended to benefit people who may not be able to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion or abusive partner, as well as those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.

Text-to-9-1-1 is an emergency service that has been available in Snohomish County since 2015, and on December 20th, Text-to-9-1-1 is also available in neighboring King County for the first time.

This service is intended to benefit people who may not be able to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion or abusive partner, as well as those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.

4th of July fireworks go on sale June 28, 2014

Fireworks go on sale for the 4th of July festivities in Washington State on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Fireworks go on sale for the 4th of July festivities in Washington State on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Washington State law allows sales of consumer fireworks to begin on June 28th at noon and end on July 5th at 11:00 pm.

A number of cities and counties have restricted or banned the sale and discharge of fireworks. Be sure to check with your local jurisdiction before using fireworks.

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