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Prepare for delays

Westbound U.S. 2 between Lake Stevens-Snohomish and Everett will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday for the first of six planned weekend closures this spring and summer

The work over the weekend will remove the pothole-riddled, rutted and cracked pavement between the Highway 204 interchange and Ebey Slough. Crews then will inspect the westbound trestle, make any necessary repairs and put down new asphalt.

State transportation officials say 20th Street SE will be reversed to be westbound only. Drivers will detour under the trestle then up the ramp to rejoin westbound U.S. 2 just before the I-5 interchange.


Flip for flapjacks

The last Norwegian Pancake Breakfast of the season is served 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, in Lake Stevens. Cost is $6; children younger than 4 are free. Proceeds benefit the Hungry Hearts Foundation. Enjoy Norwegian pancakes (thin, rolled and delicious) with strawberries and syrup, sliced ham and beverages.

Other upcoming pancake breakfasts:

Monroe: 8-10 a.m. Saturday (and every third Saturday) at the Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway. Cost is $5, $3 younger than 12.

Bothell: 8-11 a.m. Saturday and June 2 (first and third Saturdays) at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Drive. Cost is $5.

Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. June 1 (first Friday) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Cost is $5.

Snohomish: 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 2 (first Saturday) at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Cost is $5, $3 for kids.

Community health fairs

The Arlington Spring Into Summer Community Health and Safety Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Legion Park, 114 N Olympic Ave. Activities include a family fun run, live entertainment and information about health and safety.

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The Edmonds Health and Fitness Expo is set for 9 a.m. to noon at the Edmonds School District Stadium, 7600 212th St. SW. The outdoor event includes more than 50 interactive health and wellness booths, free health screenings, healthy snack samples, an obstacle course and bike rodeo.

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No additional pot stores for Everett

The Everett City Council on Wednesday voted against allowing additional recreational marijuana stores in town. The limit will stay at five instead of 10, which was under consideration. Several public hearings had been held in recent weeks.

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Silver Lake beach temporarily closed

People trying to cool off Saturday at Silver Lake will need to wait until the afternoon. New sand will be brought in, closing the beach from 6 a.m. to noon.

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