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Snohomish Health District

Meeting in Everett finds common ground on using e-cigarettes in public

EVERETT — Between two sides that are often at odds, there may be room for detente.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Local News

‘Going to be a college man’

Snohomish's Ike Ditzenberger faces a new challenge

Date: 05/19/2015 | Sports

Vaccine best way to halt pertussis’ spread

As you have likely seen in the news, we are seeing an explosion of whooping cough (pertussis) cases statewide. Here in Snohomish County, there have been 40 confirmed cases since January and most of those have happened in the last few weeks. To put that into perspective, there were only...

Date: 04/20/2015 | Commentary

Food safety awards to be given to nine establishments

The Snohomish Health District plans to award nine food establishments with its annual Food Safety Excellence Awards.

Date: 03/10/2015 | Business

Snohomish Health District to close little-used immunization clinic

EVERETT — The Snohomish Health District will close its immunization clinic after June 30 because the services are so widely available elsewhere."Health-care...

Date: 03/07/2015 | Local News

Thank you for not vaping

County wants to ban e-cigarettes in public places

Date: 02/15/2015 | Local News

Broken pipe does $100,000 damage at Snohomish Health District

EVERETT — A broken water pipe caused damage totaling at least $100,000 to the downtown Everett offices of the Snohomish Health District, forcing the relocation of two services to Lynnwood.The immunization clinic and the tuberculosis skin testing service at 3020 Rucker...

Date: 01/29/2015 | Local News

Snohomish County heroin deaths called ‘epidemic’

EVERETT — Heroin deaths reached epidemic levels from 2011 through 2013 in Snohomish County, which accounted for nearly one in five of the state's heroin fatalities, officials say.The findings were included in a

Date: 01/27/2015 | Local News

Messy site of former Everett recycling business gets spruced up

EVERETT — The owners of a key piece of industrial property in Everett are hoping to get a new tenant soon.But first, they will have to clean up the mess left behind by the previous tenant.The 7.7-acre industrial lot at 101 E Marine View Drive, just below...

Date: 01/20/2015 | Local News

5 in Snohomish County have died during severe flu season

EVERETT — Influenza has killed five adults in Snohomish County, part of an unusually severe flu season that has caused the deaths of 42 people statewide.Locally, the deaths include two Snohomish women, one in her late 70s, the other in her late 80s; a Lynnwood woman in...

Date: 01/16/2015 | Local News

Lifesaving overdose antidote goes public

MONROE — There's an antidote that can help reverse overdoses of powerful opiate drugs, but it hasn't been available for purchase by the general public.Now four area pharmacies are offering kits with the medication, called

Date: 12/18/2014 | Local News

Budget’s ripe for compromise

With all the areas of disagreement among the Snohomish County Council and between it and County Executive John Lovick regarding the budget, it might seem likely, following Lovick's veto Wednesday of the budget approved by the council, that the county is headed for at least a partial...

Date: 12/14/2014 | Editorials

Restore funding for First Steps

"At the end of the day, it's a balanced budget," Snohomish County Council Chairman Dave Somers said after the council passed the county's budget for 2015.That's about all you can say for it: It's balanced. It's certainly not fair, not to young mothers and...

Date: 11/28/2014 | Editorials

Homeowners stuck with $15,500 sewer repair bill

LYNNWOOD — The first whiff of a sewage problem at Ruth Crompton's house arrived by mail.It came in the form of an Aug. 6 demand from the Snohomish Health District to fix a bad sewer connection or move out.Now, Crompton and her neighbors are stuck with a...

Date: 10/24/2014 | Local News

‘Everyone has a role’ in preventing suicide

He was so funny. People see him as a such a success.Carrie McLachlan was saying what everyone was thinking last week.

Date: 08/17/2014 | Local News

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