(MONROE, WA) -- Bowing to vocal dog owners for the time being, the Monroe City Council voted 6-0 last week to approve a dangerous dog ordinance that will not classify after the “2nd strike” certain dogs such as pit bulls and Akitas as “dangerous”.
(EVERETT, WA) -- In a stark acknowledgement of the tough economic times the region faces next year the Snohomish County Council is planning to ask county employees to take voluntary ten day furloughs in 2009 to help the county deal with a projected $21 Million dollar budget deficit.
(SKY VALLEY) -- The first inkling that heavy rains caused by storm systems were going to cause problems in the Sky Valley and other locations near rivers in Western Washington came just after 6:00 a.m. this morning when the National Weather Service issued flood warnings that projected near 2006 record flood levels in the Skykomish-Snohomish river basin.
(WESTERN WA) -- The National Weather Service issued a FLOOD WATCH for possible heavy flooding on rivers in the Sky Valley and general Snohomish county area at 4:19 a.m. this morning. The flood watch remains in effect from 4:00 p.m. this afternoon through Late Wednesday evening.
(UPPER SKY VALLEY) -- Some folks feared a repeat this week of the great flood of two years ago when heavy rains and warm temperatures hit Snohomish County on Thursday. To some, the general weather conditions this year felt eerily similar to November 6, 2006 when rivers across Western Washington neared or exceeded record flows and evacuations were ordered in a handful of cities and neighborhoods.