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Many folks are celebrating the Fourth of July holiday today. Here are some resulting closures:

Government: Federal, state and local offices are closed.

Schools: Closed, including colleges.

Post offices: Closed, although Express Mail service continues.

Commerce: Most businesses and banks are closed. Malls and some retail stores are open.

Transportation: Community and Sound Transit and Dial-A-Ride are on a Sunday schedule. Everett Transit is on a regular schedule. Most ferry routes are on holiday schedules. Check ahead for ferry news: 888-808-7977.

The Herald: The Herald lobby and classified lines will be closed. Customer Service phones will be open 5:30-10 a.m.

Call in news tips to 425-339-3428.

Reporter wants NASCAR questions

Reporter Scott Morris is heading for NASCAR country soon, and he needs your help.

People have a lot of questions about the NASCAR track proposed for the north Marysville area, so Morris is going to see firsthand what it’s like on race day and talk to people about the pros and cons of having a racetrack in their midst.

Before he goes, Morris would like to know what you want him to find out. Give him your questions, and he’ll try to find the answers.

You can e-mail your questions to smorris @heraldnet.com or write him care of The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.

Red Cross expands Friday hours

The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 2530 Lombard Ave. in Everett, is now open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays, the same hours it keeps other weekdays. It had reduced Friday hours a year ago to save money.

Everett instructor studies in France

Everett Community College English instructor Kevin Craft will take an unpaid leave of absence in the fall quarter to work in residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. The foundation is a center for study and the creative arts. Craft will work on completing a book of nonfiction travel essays and a second manuscript of poems.

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