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Bipartisan leadership for County Council

A Republican will lead the Snohomish County Council, with a Democrat serving as the vice chair, in 2020.

Nate Nehring was elected unanimously by the council to serve as its chairman. The five-member County Council has three Democrats and two Republicans. Stephanie Wright was elected vice chair.

The council’s priorities are an open and transparent budget process, public safety and housing affordability.

Utility work in Maltby

Evening and early-morning commuters may notice work at the intersection of Highways 9 and 524 in Maltby this week.

Puget Sound Energy crews are set to undertake utility maintenance.

The right lane of westbound Highway 524 at Highway 9 and a turn pocket of each direction of Highway 9 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. until Friday, Jan. 10.


Hear about Mountlake Terrace happenings

Join city officials over a cup of coffee Wednesday night to hear about what’s happening in Mountlake Terrace.

Attendees can ask questions, offer input or just listen in an informal setting for residents to get involved and learn more about city government and its services.

The event is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW.

For more information, visit or call Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen at 425-744-6206.

Learn about snow geese and swans

Enjoy the sights of thousands of snow geese and trumpeter and tundra swans during a slide show at the Northwest Stream Center later this month.

Martha Jordan, executive director of the Northwest Swan Conservation Association, will present “White Birds of Winter.” She will discuss the birds’ biology, life history, problems they face in Washington’s wintering grounds, and tips to identify them.

The show costs $7 for attendees who are not members of the Adopt A Stream Foundation, and $5 for members.

Registration is required and can be done by calling 425-316-8592. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

For more information, call 425-316-8592 or visit

Coffee with a Lynnwood cop

Officers with the Lynnwood Police Department will be at Edmonds Community College to grab a cup of coffee with residents.

Coffee with a Cop is a national program meant to bring together local residents with the men and women who serve them. Have a conversation about local issues or just stop by and introduce yourself.

Lynnwood officers will be at the Starbucks in Mountlake Terrace Hall at 20000 68th Ave. on Jan. 15 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

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