Front Porch: Learn about online safety at class in Granite Falls

Online-safety class

The Granite Falls School District plans a free online-safety class at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the high school’s performing arts center.

The event comes weeks after a 17-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly making online threats to harm local kids. The district also is working with Victim Support Services, a Snohomish County nonprofit that helps crime victims and their families. Anyone who needs support can call 425-252-6081 or a 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-346-7555. For more information, go to and click “Emergency Info.”

Free tax help: Marysville and Arlington residents can take advantage of free tax preparation and filing assistance for taxpayers of all ages through the AARP Tax Aide Program. Tax assistance is offered by appointment at Stillaguamish Senior Center Library. Call 360-653-4551 for appointment or in person at the reception desk.

Call 425-220-4940 to reserve your meeting time in advance for American Legion Post 178. Walk-ins are welcome at this site.

Taxpayers should bring photo ID, a Social Security card or tax identification number for each person on a return; W2 or other income statements; 1099 forms; name, address and tax ID number for a child care provider; student loan, tuition payment records; mortgage interest and property tax statements; a bank account number for direct deposit of refund; and last year’s return, if available. If filing jointly, both spouses must be present to file electronically.

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