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Brier ballot measure would advise City Council on fireworks ban

Ballots in Brier for the Nov. 3 general election include Advisory Proposition No. 1, which will ask city voters whether the city council should ban fireworks at all times of the year and eliminating the exception that allows sale and use of fireworks on July Fourth between 9 a.m. and...

Date: 10/02/2015 | South County Politics

What’s on November ballots in south Snohomish County

South Snohomish County will have a full ballot for the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 09/29/2015 | South County Politics

Issue statements from candidates for an open school board position

School Board candidates Carin Chase and Bill Willcock recently sent statements about what they think is or are the most important issue or issues in this year’s election.

Date: 09/25/2015 | South County Politics

Introductory statement from Alderwood Water incumbent Donna Cross

Incumbent Alderwood Water and Wastewater Commissioner Donna Cross is running unopposed in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 09/17/2015 | South County Politics

Introductory statement from Fire District 1 candidate Erica Ash

Snohomish County Fire District 1 candidate Erica Ash will meet incumbent Commissioner Bob Meador in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 09/16/2015 | South County Politics

Introductory statement from Brier Council incumbent Steele

Brier City Council incumbent Kerin Steele will meet challenger Tony Corrado in the Nov. 3 general election.The position is one of four Brier Council positions on the November ballot.

Date: 09/11/2015 | South County Politics

Rep. Larsen to meet riders on Lynnwood-Seattle bus trip Tuesday

U. S. Rep. Rick Larsen will meet riders on a Lynnwood-to-Seattle bus trip Tuesday morning.

Date: 08/31/2015 | South County Politics

Introducing charter-review candidates in County Council District 4

Voters in Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Bothell, Mill Creek and the rest of Snohomish County Council District 4 will see 10 candidates on the November ballot for three positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Date: 08/28/2015 | South County Politics

U.S. Rep. Larsen, VA officials to meet vets at Mountlake Terrace Senior Center

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and representatives of federal veterans’ organizations will meet with local vets Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center.

Date: 08/27/2015 | South County Politics

Familiar names on ballot for county charter-review commission

You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the November ballot for positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Date: 08/26/2015 | South County Politics

Introductory statements from Brier candidates Kaemingk and Wines

Brier Councilman Dale Kaemingk faces challenger David Wines in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 08/21/2015 | South County Politics

Introductory statements from Fire District 1 candidates Schrock and Luke

Incumbent Fire District 1 Commissioner Richard Schrock and challenger Mike Luke will meet in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 08/19/2015 | South County Politics

Introductory statements from Brier Council at-large candidates

Brier Councilman at-large John Joplin faces challenger Ken Yohe in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 08/18/2015 | South County Politics

Introductory statements from candidates for Edmonds School Board director district 1

School Board candidates Carin Chase and Bill Willcock will run in the Nov. 3 general election for the position that director district 1 Director Kory DeMun is giving up.

Date: 08/17/2015 | South County Politics

No 1st District Democratic meeting Monday

The 1st District Democrats will not have their normal monthly meeting Monday. Instead, the District Democratic organization will have its annual picnic Saturday, Aug. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Brightwater facility on highway 9 north of Woodinville.

Date: 08/10/2015 | South County Politics

Ballots coming in at expected rate

Early primary-election ballot returns for the Aug. 4 primary election are arriving at the Snohomish County auditor’s office in Everett at a pace that would lead to a final turnout in the estimated range of 25-26 percent.

Date: 07/28/2015 | South County Politics

Issue statements from Edmonds School Board candidates

Edmonds School Board member Gary Noble faces challengers Mark Norton and Mary Murphy on the Aug. 3 primary-election ballot.

Date: 07/14/2015 | South County Politics

Brier dedicates Hickory Way Park on Saturday

BRIER — A new park will be dedicated Saturday in Brier.The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. at Hickory Way Park at the intersection of Poplar Way and Hickory Way, northeast of the Brier Park tennis courts.

Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News

Introductory statements from Edmonds School Board candidates in primary

Edmonds School Board incumbent Gary Noble faces challengers Mary Murphy and Mark L. Norton on the Aug. 4 primary election ballot. Three other board positions have only one or two candidates and will appear only on the November ballot.

Date: 06/22/2015 | South County Politics

County exec candidates to speak to 1st District Democrats Monday

The two Democratic candidates for Snohomish County executive will face questions in a forum at a meeting of the 1st Legislative District Democrats Monday in Bothell.

Date: 06/05/2015 | South County Politics

Cities negotiating new emergency-management plan

South Snohomish County cities expect to reach an agreement over the next few months on a contract to get emergency-management services from the Snohomish County department of emergency management (DEM).

Date: 05/29/2015 | South County Politics

Candidates for offices in south Snohomish County

Candidate filing for local offices ended May 15.Filing became final when the withdrawal period ended May 18.

Date: 05/27/2015 | South County Politics

7 cities contract with Snohomish County for emergency services

EVERETT — Seven cities south of Everett have decided to contract with Snohomish County for emergency management.The agency that helped them prepare for earthquakes and flooding is shutting its doors.

Date: 05/24/2015 | Local News

Candidate withdrawals eliminate primaries for school, fire positions

Late withdrawals by candidates for positions on the Edmonds School Board and the Snohomish County Fire District 1 board on 2015 ballots have reduced the number of positions on the Aug. 4 primary ballot.

Date: 05/21/2015 | South County Politics

Two School Board positions will have primary battles

Two of the four Edmonds School Board positions on 2015 ballots have three candidates each, meaning that the two positions will appear on the Aug. 4 primary ballot, with the top two vote-getters for each position advancing to the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 05/18/2015 | South County Politics

School Board candidates include one former, two current members

Candidates for the four Edmonds School Board positions on 2015 ballots include two incumbents, one newcomer and former Board President Susan Phillips, who will seek to replace the woman who replaced her on the board.

Date: 05/14/2015 | South County Politics

Candidate filing starts Monday

Candidate filing for local offices starts Monday.Filing online or in person at the county auditor’s office begins at 9 a.m. May 11, and ends at 4 p.m. Friday, May 15.

Date: 05/08/2015 | South County Politics

State Reps. Kagi, Ortiz-Self, Ryu not surprised about special session

When Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he expects to call the legislature back for a special session, local representatives weren’t surprised.

Date: 04/23/2015 | South County Politics

Liias bill on payday loans nearly dead in legislature

A bill on payday loans, sponsored by Democratic State Sen. Marko Liias, appears to be dead for the current legislative session.

Date: 04/13/2015 | South County Politics

1st Legislative District Democrats meet Monday

The 1st Legislative District Democrats will meet Monday at the International Union of Operating Engineers Hall in Bothell.

Date: 04/10/2015 | South County Politics

Cities deciding on contract with the county for emergency services

EVERETT — Seven cities in south Snohomish County are considering a contract for the county to take over their emergency management in 2016.Each city is supposed to make a decision by June 30, so an interim contract could start in July.The seven cities...

Date: 04/08/2015 | Local News

U.S. Rep. Larsen to hold town hall event in Everett

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will meet citizens at a town-hall event Wednesday evening in Everett.

Date: 03/31/2015 | South County Politics

One incumbent in, one out of school board election

One Edmonds School Board member has revealed plans to run in the coming election, and another says he won’t run.

Date: 03/30/2015 | South County Politics

Larsen touts virtues of Affordable Care Act on fifth anniversary

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen used the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act to tout the virtues of the health care law.

Date: 03/24/2015 | South County Politics

McAuliffe expects 'significant investment' in basic education

State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe says she expects the current legislature to make what she calls a "significant investment" in basic education.

Date: 03/23/2015 | South County Politics

County charter-review positions will be on November ballot

Voters in the November election throughout Snohomish County will choose 15 members of a county charter-review commission.

Date: 03/16/2015 | South County Politics

Legislative District town-hall events Saturday in 1st, 21st, 32nd districts

Legislators from the 1st, 21st and 32nd districts will play host to town-hall meetings Saturday.

Date: 03/12/2015 | South County Politics

McAuliffe initially supported amendment to restrict initiatives, now opposes it

Democratic State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe withdrew in late January as a co-sponsor of a proposal to amend the state constitution to stop petitioning for any citizen initiative that would keep the state from complying with balanced-budget requirements.

Date: 02/19/2015 | South County Politics

In 50 years, Brier hasn’t changed all that much

BRIER — The city of Brier celebrates its golden anniversary this week.Wednesday marks 50 years since Brier incorporated. An open house is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at City Hall.“It’s a milestone,” Mayor Bob Colinas said.

Date: 02/10/2015 | Local News

Brier, Mountlake Terrace considering police partnership

BRIER — Two south Snohomish County cities are mulling a partnership to staff police shifts in Brier.There’s also talk of outsourcing all policing of Brier to its westward neighbor, Mountlake Terrace.Both conversations are ongoing, with no timeline set for a decision.

Date: 02/05/2015 | Local News

Edmonds deal gives $1.6 million in back pay to firefighters

EDMONDS — The city and Fire District 1 have reached an agreement on a bill for retroactive pay for firefighters, which calls for the city to pay $1.6 million.

Date: 02/03/2015 | Local News

Fraley-Monillas, Simmonds, Smith, Krienke lead city councils

Adrienne Fraley-Monllas, Loren Simmonds, Jerry Smith and Martin Krienke will lead the Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier city councils for the rest of the year.

Date: 02/02/2015 | South County Politics

State Rep. Stanford heads Legislative Accountability Committee

State Rep. Derek Stanford has been elected as the head of the

Date: 01/22/2015 | South County Politics

2015 committee assignments for South Snohomish County legislators

Here are committee assignments for south Snohomish County legislators in the 2015 session that started Monday:

Date: 01/16/2015 | South County Politics

2014 South County Politics in review

South Snohomish County Politics in 2014 saw a dull election but interesting contests to fill vacancies on the Edmonds City Council and in the State Legislature.

Date: 12/31/2014 | South County Politics

Fire at Brier home displaces 7 people

BRIER — No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $60,000 damage and displaced five adults and two children in Brier Wednesday night.The fire was reported just before 7:30 p.m. at a house in the 23400 block of 29th Avenue W by a neighbor returning home from work.

Date: 11/13/2014 | Sirens

2 Democratic legislators have opposing views on class-size initiative

Democratic 1st Legislative District State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe and Democratic 21st District State Rep. Mary Helen Roberts have opposing views on Initiative 1351,which would require the Legislature to pay to reduce class sizes throughout the public-school system.

Date: 10/30/2014 | South County Politics

Liias leads south Snohomish County candidates in fundraising

Incumbent Democratic 21st District State Sen. Marko Liias leads South Snohomish County legislative candidates in fundraising.

Date: 10/28/2014 | South County Politics

Recess without chaos

Edmonds schools hope more structure reduces bullying

Date: 10/15/2014 | Local News

State Rep. Stanford shares views on support for public schools

Incumbent 1st Legislative District Democratic State Rep. Derek Stanford faces Republican Mark Davies on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Date: 10/14/2014 | South County Politics

Memorable experience

Brier pro tennis player Cako plays in her first U.S. Open

Date: 10/14/2014 | Sports

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