Posts for category ‘Politics’

JGAC 2011 Legislative Reception & Issue Discussion
Steve | November 7, 2010 | 6:30 pm

The Snohomish County Joint Government Affairs Committee (JGAC), comprised of representatives from the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County and the Arlington-Smokey Point, Everett Area and South Snohomish County Chambers of Commerce has scheduled its annual Legislative Reception for November 17 from 5:30–7:30 pm at the Future of Flight. The reception is hosted by Comcast and includes beverages and light hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP by November 12th to, fax (425) 774-4636, call (425) 774-0507 x10. Read more »

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Washington Women Win the vote: The Role of Everett Area Women
denisegl | November 6, 2010 | 12:11 pm

Shanna Stevenson, coordinator of the Women’s History Consortium at the Washington State Historical Society, will discuss the women’s suffrage movement in Washington state at the Everett Public Library this Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00pm. This year commemorates the 100th anniversary of Washington women’s right to vote. You can find more excellent information on the history of women in Everett and Snohomish county at Washington’s Women’s history consortium and The Snohomish County Women’s Legacy Project.

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Former President Bill Clinton inspires Everett
denisegl | October 18, 2010 | 8:55 pm

By Denise Galasso-Liedlich

Bill Clinton at the Flying Heritage Collection

The Flying Heritage Collection was packed with people today excited to see former President Bill Clinton. The atmosphere was extremely positive and inspiring. Everett Mayor Ray Stephenson began the rally. He pitched the positive aspects of Senator Patty Murray’s campaign along with the combined passion of the citizens of Everett and Snohomish County. Also on deck was Congressman Rick Larsen who took a picture of the audience and then tweeted it. A good laugh was had when Larsen began the sentence “Our competitor…” only to be finished by a crowd member who yelled “IS FULL OF CRAP!” Patty Murray shared her goals to keep Boeing workers working and to keep families on health insurance as well as making Snohomish County a leader in financial recovery. Bill Clinton then spoke supporting Murray and motivated the audience to engage those that did not attend the rally because they are the ones who need to hear the message. Vickie and Rick Bligh, event volunteers attended the event and spoke to me about the importance of supporting the democratic committee. Vickie’s family has lived in Snohomish County since 1888 and she holds onto the values that she was raised with. “We’re just democratic and we love it here. Read more »

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Bill Clinton campaigns for Sen. Murray at Paine Field
denisegl | October 18, 2010 | 11:05 am

A rally of support for Democratic Sen. Patty Murray is on it’s way to begin today at The Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field Airport 3407 109th St. SW. Former President Bill Clinton will be present to campaign for her. Doors open at 1pm. Event begins at 2pm. The event is free and open to the public. This is the beginning of a week of big-name appearances for the Democratic senator challenged by Republican Dino Rossi.Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for Murray Tuesday in Vancouver. President Obama returns to Washington to campaign for Murray Thursday in Seattle. He also made a campaign visit for her in August. And next Monday First Lady Michelle Obama plans to campaign for Murray.

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Mayor responds to SBX announcement
denisegl | October 8, 2010 | 12:15 pm

US Rep. Rick Larsen announced today that the Missile Defense Agency’s Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) will undergo maintenance on its propulsion systems at Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle.  Naval Station Everett had been consideration as a potential site. Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson released the following statement.”We recognize that the SBX is vital to our national security,” Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson said. “This limited maintenance, now planned for Puget Sound, will provide some needed economic benefits to the region in the coming months.   As one of the sites considered for the maintenance work, I appreciated the community outreach efforts of the Navy and Missile Defense Agency here last summer.   Neighbors and community groups were well briefed and afforded ample opportunities to comment on the proposal.” For more information on SBX see

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2010 NLL Champions Washington Stealth Recognized by U.S. House of Representatives
denisegl | September 30, 2010 | 1:54 pm

Stealth Becomes First NLL Team to Receive Congressional Recognition

Jay Inslee, the Representative from Washington’s 1st Congressional District, sponsored House Resolution 1546 and it was introduced on July 21, 2010.  From there, the resolution was referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, which recommended it be considered by the House as a whole on July 28, 2010.  Today, the House passed the resolution. “I’ve seen the Stealth play and seen firsthand the inspiration the players have on kids in my community,” said Rep. Inslee.  “These athletes don’t get paid millions of dollars, but they play with all the spirit and heart of world class competitors.  They demonstrate to kids what it means to play for the love of the game as well as the rewards that can only be found working as part of a team. Read more »

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Weekend fun planned at Zippy’s
denisegl | August 6, 2010 | 3:14 pm

Looking for something to do this weekend? There are just so many things to choose from in Everett but eventually you’re going to have to take a break, get something to eat or meet some new friends. Check out Zippy’ monthly calender. While your out looking at the pianos, there will be plenty of activities to check out.  Zippy’s Java Lounge 1804 Hewitt Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 Continue to view Zippy’s upcoming events. Read more »

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County awarded federal funds to assist homeless
denisegl | August 6, 2010 | 7:42 am

Snohomish County’s Human Services Department was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a new homeless assistance project.The new project award of $175,171 follows the county’s recent distribution of $1.3 million in federal funding for 13 projects geared toward ending homelessness. This new funding award will allow Catholic Community Services to provide additional housing and support services for people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness. Read more »

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Emerald City Athletic Club celebrates National Dance Day
denisegl | July 28, 2010 | 4:25 pm

Join Emerald City Athletic Club in celebrating NATIONAL DANCE DAY on Saturday July 31 from 1-2:30pm. Emerald City Athletic Club is joining the Dizzy Feet Foundation and So You Think You Can Dance to support dance education and physical fitness. The club says “We want to empower, challenge and inspire everyone to try various styles of dance from hip-hop to ballroom or anything that moves!” Everyone is welcome…learn the Dizzy Feet Hip-Hop routine, hip-hop with performing group Qudian, shake it in latin style with ZUMBA and ZUMBATOMIC and hoop dance with ES-BOT. National Dance Day has been honored by congress. Read more »

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The Incredible Snohomish County Race
Steve | July 6, 2010 | 9:02 pm

The Evergreen Republican Women’s Club (ERWC) is hosting The Incredible Snohomish County Race. This is a spoof based on the reality TV show “The Amazing Race”. The race is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 10th and will consist of 9 legs throughout Snohomish County. These stops will be targeted at local Read more »

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