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Ballot deadline

Turn primary election ballots in by Tuesday. They can be placed in any mailbox without a stamp, but must be postmarked by that day.

There also are 19 drop boxes throughout Snohomish County that are open until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Find a list of every location online at, or call 425-388-3444. Every box is open 24 hours per day.

Weekend closure of Highway 92 near Lake Stevens

Highway 92 between 127th Avenue and 44th Street will close 10 p.m. Friday until 10 p.m. Sunday so crews can replace a guardrail.

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Veteran history project

Veterans are invited to share their stories from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 19 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Conversations will be recorded by experts from the Library of Congress for the Veterans History Project. Anyone can volunteer to interview and record veterans during this event, and will be trained. The Veterans Project is an ongoing effort to collect and preserve first-hand stories of service. More than 60,000 U.S. military veterans from World War I to the present have contributed to the project. Interested veterans and volunteers can make an appointment at or by phone at 202-707-1819.

More info: Call the library at 425-257-8000


Donate cellphones

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County takes donations of cellphones with chargers. Even without service, cellphones can be used to access 911 emergency services. The nonprofit gives them to clients who need the phones for safety reasons. Drop off donations at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3010 Grand Ave. in Everett, or at other sites in Everett, Brier, Mountlake Terrace and Stanwood that are listed at

More info: 425-259-2827

Donate eyeglasses, hearing aids

Lions Clubs collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Donations may be made at Everett Public Library branches, the PUD main office and at most opticians and eye doctors.

More info: Everett Central Lions Club, Art Ruben at or 425-387-9256

NAMI helps those affected by mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Snohomish County offers local support groups, including for family and friends of those living with mental illness.

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Food and clothing assistance

Find a comprehensive list of Snohomish County food banks, meal programs, clothing services and more via the Snohomish Community Food Bank’s website, Most groups also seek volunteers and donations.

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