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Is inequality making you sick?

A two-hour meeting focusing on health care disparities in the United Sates is Tuesday at Providence Everett Medical Center’s Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave.

The gathering includes a screening of scenes from “Unnatural Causes,” a PBS documentary on socioeconomic and racial disparities in health.

The free public event includes health screenings, door prizes and a light supper.

More info: 425-258-8828 or

Mariner plans poetry festival, art walk

The ICAT Academy at Mariner High School plans to play host to the school’s first Spoken Word Poetry Festival and Art Walk in the campus commons from 7 to 9 tonight.

On display before and during the event will be selected student artwork and video presentations from the classes of four of Mariner’s art teachers.

Serving as masters of ceremonies will be Mariner seniors Michael “MJ” Johnson and Erik Lundin as 21 student poets from Mariner and Aces high schools compete for prizes, including a $50 gift certificate to the Everett Mall for first place, a $25 gift certificate to Half Price Books for second place and a $15 gift certificate to Half Price Books for third place.

Following the poetry competition will be an open mike featuring staff and students reading their own poems, raps or the poetry of favorite authors.

Downstairs, people may buy espresso drinks and snacks from Mariner’s own Blue Thunder Espresso student store.

More info: contact Tim Knopf at Mariner High School at 425-356-1700 or

Lake Stevens

Civil Service Commision to meet

The Lake Stevens Civil Service Commission has scheduled a special meeting for May 7.

The meeting is 6 p.m. at the City Hall Annex, 1812 Main St.

The Civil Service Commission sets rules and regulations for police and fire personnel. This meeting is to review and approve updates to the rules.

More info: 425-334-1012.

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