Front Porch: MLK Day events planned in Lynnwood

MLK Day in Lynnwood

A Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Black Box Theater at Edmonds Community College. The lecture by author Michael Eric Dyson is open to the public. Hosts include EdCC and the city of Lynnwood.

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Suggest issues that matter: Sno-Isle Libraries event organizers are seeking ideas for their 2016 Issues that Matter forums. The series of presentations and discussions include a panel of experts who answer questions and spark conversations with those attending the events. Past topics have included drugs use, bullying, gun violence, 21st century policing and saving young people from the sex trade. Ideas for future forums should be emailed to Chuck Pratt at by Feb. 1.

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Mill Creek’s new finance guru: The city has a found a finance director to replace Landy Manuel, who is retiring.

Joshua Roundy will oversee Mill Creek’s money.

Roundy, of Arlington, has been an accountant for Mill Creek since 2012. He previously worked as an accounting analyst for the Snohomish County finance department and as an auditor with the State Auditor’s Office.

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