Front Porch: Studs, fire chief, cops & coffee, facelift

Studded tires: If you used studded tires to navigate our long winter, the time has come to take them off. The state deadline to remove studded tires from vehicles is Friday. Starting Saturday, drivers with studded tires face a $136 traffic infraction.

Meet the fire chief: Snohomish County Fire District 4 in Snohomish plans an open house Thursday. The kid-friendly event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Fire Station 43, 1525 Ave. D. The chief and commissioners will talk about an upcoming ballot measure.

Coffee with a cop: The Lynnwood Police Department invites people to meet with officers over a cup of coffee. It’s a chance to ask questions and discuss community issues. The event is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. April 4 at McDonalds, 2608 196th St. SW.

City Hall facelift: Mill Creek city leaders have scheduled an open house at 4 p.m. April 18 to showcase remodeled City Hall buildings on 15728 Main St. People are invited to join the mayor, city manager, council and staff for the dedication ceremony. The two-hour event dubbed “Grow with Us” features building tours, information about becoming a volunteer with the police department, live music and family fun with special kids’ activities.

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