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Independence Day

America celebrates the Fourth

Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation Saturday.New York spectators brave tight securityHundreds of thousands of people...

Date: 07/05/2015 | Nation & World

The Colors of Freedom parade in Everett

EVERETT — While temperatures may have been warmer the usual this year, thousands of people lined Colby and Wetmore Avenues along with Wall Street to watch the annual Everett Colors of Freedom Fourth of July parade Saturday.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News

Stonie tops Chestnut in Nathan's hot dog duel

Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory.Stonie, 23, who finished second last...

Date: 07/04/2015 | Nation & World

Fourth of July bombardment goes on as scheduled

Greetings from beautiful unincorporated Snohomish County, where fireworks are legal and freedom burns brightly every Fourth of July. Through sheer luck, I live in an area that hasn't been annexed, so no fussbudget city council has taken away our right to celebrate...

Date: 07/03/2015 | Web Monkey

How to keep your pets safe over July 4

LOS ANGELES — To us, fireworks are the sparkling embodiment of July Fourth. But to dogs, they truly are bombs bursting in air.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Nation & World

Careful with those fireworks

Dry weather, heat add to danger

Date: 06/29/2015 | Local News

State fire marshal warns against buying fireworks online

OLYMPIA — As the Fourth of July approaches, the Washington State Fire Marshal has a warning for residents: buying fireworks over the Internet is illegal.Under state law, all fireworks must be purchased from a licensed retail fireworks stand during a legal sales period.

Date: 06/19/2015 | Northwest

Bid to toss out Lynnwood fireworks ban fails

LYNNWOOD — A petition to overturn the fireworks ban in Lynnwood has failed.

Date: 12/19/2014 | Local News

Lynnwood fireworks-ban petition coming up short

LYNNWOOD — A petition to overturn a fireworks ban in Lynnwood appears to be failing.The Snohomish County elections office expects to wrap up signature verification on the petition this week,...

Date: 12/16/2014 | Local News

Fans of fireworks petition to overturn Lynnwood ban

LYNNWOOD — Opponents of the city’s new fireworks ban say they’ve collected enough signatures for a petition to overturn it.

Date: 12/09/2014 | Local News

Opponents of Lynnwood fireworks ban ready petition for next year

LYNNWOOD — A petition to reverse a fireworks ban in Lynnwood won’t be on the November ballot. The petition was not submitted in time to the county elections office.

Date: 10/11/2014 | Local News

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