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Merger meeting

A public meeting is planned Tuesday about the proposed merger of Snohomish County Fire District 7 in Monroe and Fire District 8 in Lake Stevens.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Lake Stevens Fire Conference Center, 10518 18th St. SE. Both fire chiefs will take questions after a brief presentation.

A ballot measure on the merger could be sought for the August primary election.

More info: 425-212-3044, kobrien@lsfire.org

Mill Creek offers police academy

The Mill Creek Police Department plans to host its third annual Police Citizens Academy starting March 28.

The 10-week program is designed to help people from Mill Creek and surrounding communities learn more about policing and how to assist law enforcement.

Each week will focus on a different topic, such as SWAT, police dogs, patrol procedures and criminal investigations. Officers will share insights into their work.

Classes will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the City Hall North, 15720 Main St.

The program is free. Applicants must be at least 18 and pass a basic background check.

Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

More info: www.cityofmillcreek.com/PoliceCitizensAcademy.

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Light rail construction starts this spring

Sound Transit has scheduled a meeting Tuesday to discuss upcoming work on the future light-rail line through Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline.

The gathering is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave. N, Shoreline.

Additional meetings are scheduled in Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood this spring, exact dates to be determined.

The Lynnwood light-rail extension is expected to start service in 2024.

More info: LynnwoodLink.Participate.Online

Transition fair

The Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities Administration plans its annual transition fair for families who receive services related to school and employment, particularly to those with children who will be leaving high school soon.

The event is set for 4 to 8:30 p.m at Cascade High School. Workshop topics include housing, transportation, employment, Social Security and guardianship. More than 350 people attended last year.

More info: 425-388-7320

Learn CPR

Snohomish County Fire District 5 in Sultan is offering a series of first aid and CPR classes. The class is free for fire district residents. Groups and organizations also can contact the agency to arrange for team training events. Classes are held throughout the year.

More info: 360-793-1179, or go to “Snohomish County Fire District 5” on Facebook

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