Front Porch: Respond to that jury summons

Few people like getting a summons to report for jury duty, but whether you’re able to serve, a summons is not a piece of mail you want to simply ignore.

Each month, the Marysville Municipal Court summons 60 citizens whose addresses are within either the 98270 or 98271 ZIP code.

Names are selected at random from voter registration, driver’s license and Washington state Identicard records. The jury term in the municipal court is two days; however, most trials only last one day. Of the 60 summons mailed out, only about 40 percent of them are responded to.

Please respond to your jury summons, Marysville court administrator Suzanne Elsner says. “The justice system in the city of Marysville cannot function without citizens willing to serve on jury duty.”

Learn about preventing hepatitis: Snohomish Health District works to prevent and limit the spread of viral hepatitis by testing and offering vaccines to people most at risk.

A nurse regularly visits the Snohomish County Needle Exchange, jails, treatment centers, and homeless shelters as part of the agency’s public health outreach program.

Vaccines to prevent hepatitis A and B are recommended for people at risk. There is no vaccine against hepatitis C.

The Snohomish Health District will have information about viral hepatitis in its Everett building, 3020 Rucker Ave., and at local libraries to recognize World Hepatitis Day on Monday.

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