(EVERETT, WA) -- In yet another nod to how serous things have become in the local economy, in front of a standing room only crowd made up mostly of county employees the Snohomish County Council yesterday approved by a 4-1 vote a 2009 budget that calls for the elimination of 160 county jobs.
(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.