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Naval station drills

Naval Station Everett is running security exercises from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The main gates will be closed for 10-minute intervals during the drill. Those nearby may notice a larger security presence than usual, and hear blank gunshots and emergency messages on loudspeakers.

This kind of practice helps improve coordination between the Navy and local agencies. It also keeps the base prepared in the case of an actual emergency.

Health District budget

The Board of Health will take comments on the preliminary 2020 Snohomish Health District budget during its next meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting is in the auditorium on the first floor of the Rucker Building, 3020 Rucker Ave. in Everett.

Comments on the preliminary budget can be emailed to the board clerk at or mailed to: Board Clerk, Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Suite 306, Everett, WA 98201.

The preliminary budget was made available online Friday with the agenda and packet for the meeting. The board is expected to vote on adopting the budget at its Dec. 10 meeting.


Work on your book at the library

It’s November, which means aspiring authors should be deep in the throes of NaNoWriMo, the annual event in which people around the world attempt to complete a book within a month.

The Mukilteo Library wants to help, and is inviting participants to work on their books together this weekend. The library promises to provide snacks.

The library at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. is hosting dedicated time for writers Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Sunday between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

More info: 425-493-8202 or

Learn about orcas with a Tulalip storyteller

Join Tulalip tribal storyteller Lois Landgrebe on Sunday as she presents a series of traditional Lushootseed-language stories about orcas.

The program, “Honoring our Water Ancestors,” comprises three stories about the connection between the local pod of Salish Sea orcas and the indigenous longhouse villages. The presentation will include PowerPoint slides, facts about orcas in the Pacific Northwest and stories told in the native language Lushootseed.

Landgrebe is enrolled in the Tulalip Tribes and has traced her ancestry through the Snohomish, Duwamish and Nez Perce tribes. She has taught the endangered language Lushootseed since 1994 and was the chairwoman of the Northwest Indian Storyteller’s Association in 2017 and 2018.

The free, family-friendly program starts 2 p.m., Sunday in the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

More info: Visit or call 425-257-8000.

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