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Arlington government sworn in

Arlington’s mayor and three City Council members took an oath of office Jan. 6.

Mayor Barb Tolbert and Councilmembers Mike Hopson and Marilyn Oertle were reelected. Councilmember Michele Blythe was newly elected.

The Arlington City Council has regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month, with workshops on the second and fourth Mondays, excluding holidays. Meetings are held at Arlington City Council Chambers, 110 E. Third St.

Sound Transit schedules for MLK Day

Link light rail service will run on a Saturday schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Sounder and ST Express buses will operate as usual. Connect 2020, a Sound Transit project, prompted the agency to have Link service run every 13-15 minutes in each direction March 13, and passengers traveling through downtown will need to make a transfer via a new center platform at Pioneer Square.

For safety, bikes will not be allowed at the Pioneer Square station. Passengers with bikes must exit at University Street or International District/Chinatown.

Schedules can be found online at


Snohomish County Dairy Women’s Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is available to any Snohomish County high school senior or student up to 25 years old involved in the dairy cattle industry.

Applicants must live in Snohomish County and have family in the dairy cattle industry, be involved in a program such as FFA, 4-H, etc., work on a dairy farm, or any directly dairy-related occupation. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Intended field of study of those applying does not need to be agriculture related.

The scholarship money will go directly to the college, technical or vocational school of the recipient’s choice and must be used within one year. The application must be postmarked by March 1.

To apply, go to

Become a civic leader

Workers with families can sign up for the Parent Leadership Training Institute, an 11-week course that starts Feb. 22 and ends May 16.

The program helps participants to develop civic and public speaking skills. A community project that benefits the participants’ neighborhoods, other families or schools is required. It is worth five college credits. There also is a Children’s Leadership Training Institute for participants’ children from 3 to 12 years old, who get leadership classes and a book every session.

Both training sessions meet 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Everett Community College.

To apply, email Washington Family Engagement at

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