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A ‘mother interested in helping kids’ hopes to end stereotypes

A ‘mother interested in helping kids’ hopes to end stereotypes

Edmonds activist and consultant Courtney Wooten advocates for children throughout Snohomish County.

A ‘mother interested in helping kids’ hopes to end stereotypes
She’s listening to and learning from diverse communities

She’s listening to and learning from diverse communities

Christine Stansfield is helping a south Everett neighborhood take charge of its library.

She’s listening to and learning from diverse communities
His hobby is making Mountlake Terrace a better place

His hobby is making Mountlake Terrace a better place

When Dustin DeKoekkoek’s second daughter was born with Down Syndrome, it opened his eyes to empathy.

His hobby is making Mountlake Terrace a better place
In Everett, he’s found a home base for countywide involvement

In Everett, he’s found a home base for countywide involvement

Julio Cortes made a difference at Cocoon House and now works to promote the city and the region.

In Everett, he’s found a home base for countywide involvement
He’s always among the first to step up and volunteer

He’s always among the first to step up and volunteer

When Clothes For Kids needed a new heating system, Craig Olson donated one and had it installed.

He’s always among the first to step up and volunteer
‘I want to live and raise a family where everyone has a home’

‘I want to live and raise a family where everyone has a home’

Alexander Lark once built nest boxes for ducks. Now he raises money for Housing Hope and its families.

‘I want to live and raise a family where everyone has a home’
She’s making sure young people don’t feel lost or left out

She’s making sure young people don’t feel lost or left out

Through her tireless efforts, Nicole Amor connects people with needed programs and services.

She’s making sure young people don’t feel lost or left out
She knows the transformative power of education

She knows the transformative power of education

Ambar Martinez also knows first hand the challenge of acclimation for people of diverse backgrounds.

She knows the transformative power of education
He fights for parents who are in need of a second chance

He fights for parents who are in need of a second chance

Everett attorney Neil Weiss watches for situations that are “a perfect moment for an intervention.”

He fights for parents who are in need of a second chance
He helps veterans achieve their educational and career goals

He helps veterans achieve their educational and career goals

Chester Curtis helped raise money to open a center that serves veterans and their families.

He helps veterans achieve their educational and career goals
He wants to ‘leave my community better than I found it’

He wants to ‘leave my community better than I found it’

WSU Everett spokesman Randy Bolerjack has a message for all students: Help your community thrive.

He wants to ‘leave my community better than I found it’
The new Quil Ceda Creek Casino is expected to open next year

The new Quil Ceda Creek Casino is expected to open next year

Twice the size of the existing casino, the new entertainment venue will replace an older facility.

The new Quil Ceda Creek Casino is expected to open next year
Regulators fine Everett manufacturer $327,000 for oil spills

Regulators fine Everett manufacturer $327,000 for oil spills

Two oil spills in July 2018 polluted a stormwater pond and tainted wildlife near Narbeck Creek.

Regulators fine Everett manufacturer $327,000 for oil spills
Closed for weeks, businesses reopen — but it’s hardly normal

Closed for weeks, businesses reopen — but it’s hardly normal

Snohomish County enterprises are grappling with Phase 2 restrictions, unpaid bills and back rent.

Closed for weeks, businesses reopen — but it’s hardly normal
Amazon innovation contest serves six Snohomish County cities

Amazon innovation contest serves six Snohomish County cities

Got a good idea? Arlington, Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood or Marysville residents can enter.

Amazon innovation contest serves six Snohomish County cities
Expect hybrid classes at colleges and universities this fall

Expect hybrid classes at colleges and universities this fall

Higher-ed institutions in Snohomish County are planning a combination of online and in-person learning.

Expect hybrid classes at colleges and universities this fall
Facing up to masked living: What to make or what to buy

Facing up to masked living: What to make or what to buy

Face coverings don’t need to be complicated or pricey, says a medical device expert.

Facing up to masked living: What to make or what to buy
How-to guide offers tips for businesses planning to reopen

How-to guide offers tips for businesses planning to reopen

The city of Everett and the Snohomish Health District want to help employers to move safely to Phase 2.

How-to guide offers tips for businesses planning to reopen
Alderwood mall in Lynnwood opens to shoppers on Tuesday

Alderwood mall in Lynnwood opens to shoppers on Tuesday

It becomes the first regional mall in King or Snohomish counties to reopen under Phase 2.

Alderwood mall in Lynnwood opens to shoppers on Tuesday
Funko plans to lay off 25% of its global workforce

Funko plans to lay off 25% of its global workforce

The Everett-based pop culture toy maker employs hundreds at its Everett headquarters and warehouse.

Funko plans to lay off 25% of its global workforce