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Retired Public Employees meeting

The Retired Public Employees Council Chapter 6 is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 4 in Everett.

Meetings are open to all, but to join the council you must be a retiree in the Washington Retirement System.

The event will be at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave.

More info: Jim Brandley at 425-337-0884

Women’s self-defense workshop

A free women’s self-defense class is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6 in Mukilteo.

The Mukilteo Police Department is the sponsor for the event. It’s limited to 20 participants.

The workshop informs women about personal safety and self-defense techniques, taught by Mukilteo Police Sgts. Andy Illyn and Colt Davis.

Women interested in the class should be prepared to interact with instructors and for moderate stretching and exercise. Workout apparel, a towel and water are recommended.

Registration is required and can be done via email at

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Olympic Fly Fishers learn about bass

The Olympic Fly Fishers are scheduled to learn about productive bass fishing water at its next meeting Feb. 11.

David Paul Williams’ will speak about “Washington’s Best Smallmouth Bass Waters.”

The free meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour and a $20 dinner at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Drive. Guests are welcome to attend.

The presentation is set for 6:45 p.m.

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Insurance premiums could drop in Marysville Fire District

A Protection Class 3 rating by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau for Snohomish County Fire District could lower insurance premiums for thousands of homeowners.

The rating change also means the entire Marysville Fire District, which includes District 12, will be rated at Class 3 starting in May.

WSRB ratings range from Class 1 to 10, with 1 being the best rating. A lower rating may allow insurance companies to offer lower rates based on the fire district’s ability to extinguish fires faster and more effectively.

Within the Marysville Fire District, the City of Marysville is already rated at Class 3 while Fire District 12 was previously rated at Class 4. The new Class 3 rating for District 12 applies to properties within 5 miles of a fire station that have adequate fire hydrants and water supply.

WSRB recommends residents and business owners contact their insurance company to determine the impact of the change on their insurance premiums. Impacts may vary by insurer.

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