SnoCo PUD Signed Major Emergency Declaration
Bonnie Johnson - Wednesday, January 15, 2020
SnoCo PUD Signed Major Emergency Declaration

​The declaration will allow for interagency support in the form of aid in responding to outages, downed trees, or any situation related to the ongoing storm and gale watch.

Remember Snowpocalypse 2019? The City of Everett Does
Bonnie Johnson - Sunday, January 12, 2020
Remember Snowpocalypse 2019? The City of Everett Does

Here you can find the updated 2020 Snow and Ice Control Plan from the City of Everett, with a link to the full plan from the City.

Everett’s Pioneer Place is Filling Up as Otak Moves In
Bonnie Johnson - Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Everett’s Pioneer Place is Filling Up as Otak Moves In

“The ability to be part of the bigger picture for the city, combined with the opportunity presented at Pioneer Place, offers exciting possibilities for creating a new home for our Everett teams to be able to continue to serve the community where they live, work and play.”

Washington Now Has Most Generous Paid Family and Medical Leave Program in the US
Bonnie Johnson - Sunday, January 05, 2020
Washington Now Has Most Generous Paid Family and Medical Leave Program in the US

When a worker goes on leave, they receive partial wage replacement benefit, the value of which is based on income and could potentially cover up to 90% of your standard paycheck.

IAM751 Union Urges Individual Strike Funds for Boeing 2024 Negotiations
Bonnie Johnson - Monday, December 30, 2019
IAM751 Union Urges Individual Strike Funds for Boeing 2024 Negotiations

Boeing employees are encouraged to begin payroll deductions of $50 per paycheck, in order to accrue $6k between now and when talks begin. The motivation behind the movement is to have a workforce that is financially solvent to the point of being able to withstand the cost stress of long weeks of negotiation.

2019 KRKO DUI Awareness Show
- Friday, December 27, 2019
2019 KRKO DUI Awareness Show

Highlights from the 2019 KRKO Radio DUI Awareness Show with your host Maury Eskanazi. The 11th Annual DUI Awareness Show brought to you by The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force. Once again the Message is Don’t Drink and Drive. With Stacey McShane Task Force Manager, Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero. Mark Brinkman Lynnwood Police DRE, Elise Duchenne Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Tom Dixon Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board and Teri Busch State Farm Insurance.

Everett PD to Launch Body Worn Camera Program
Bonnie Johnson - Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Everett PD to Launch Body Worn Camera Program

Besides transparency, the Institute cites increased civility, the concept that citizen compliance is increased and less complaints lodged against law enforcement once the additional level of surveillance is disclosed. Quicker resolution is noted as well, as a nod to faster resolution to citizen complaints and lawsuits pertaining to excessive force. The body worn cameras can also supply additional evidence to ongoing investigations and be a rich source for training materials.

PUD Rates Below National Average and Maintaining for 2020
Bonnie Johnson - Thursday, December 19, 2019
PUD Rates Below National Average and Maintaining for 2020

The 2020 budget includes a $650m operating budget for the PUD’s electric system, down just a bit from last year’s $665m.

DUI Awareness Interview 2019-The Life of James Areneson
- Monday, December 16, 2019
DUI Awareness Interview 2019-The Life of James Areneson

James Arneson was well known in the area as a founding member of the Crossroads Quartet a Barbershop Gospel Quartet. On the night of March 14, 2012, James and his son Theory were headed north on Highway 9 to the family’s hobby farm in Arlington. They were singing gospel tunes together on the radio, when out of nowhere they were hit head-on by a drunk driver. James was killed instantly and Theory suffered broken vertebrae, sternum and ribs and the heartbreak of losing his best friend. Cheryl and Theory talk about that night and the life of James Arneson.

Local Family Creates Scholarship to Tackle Skilled Trades Gap
Bonnie Johnson - Sunday, December 15, 2019
Local Family Creates Scholarship to Tackle Skilled Trades Gap

The scholarships are meant to help people obtain family-wage jobs in the building trades without incurring the heavy debt associated with education, a barrier for many as the cost of living and education continue to climb faster than wages. “This is all about giving back to our community, through our community.”


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