COVID-19 update for July 6, 2020: State reflects nationwide patterns of rising case numbers while deaths, hospitalizations remain stable

The latest charts and graphs from the Washington Department of Health, the Washington COVID Risk Assessment Dashboard and Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center show that while the situation in Washington state regarding the rising incidence in COVID-19 cases is not as severe as other notable national hotspots, the overall trends show a similar pattern. The latest…

Welcome to our new advertiser, Gracie Barra

Welcome to our new advertiser Gracie Barra, one of the most trusted names in martial arts today. Gracie Barra’s values, commitment to excellence, and dedication to Jiu-Jitsu set them apart as a leader in the Edmonds martial arts community. GB Edmonds provides a clean, professional, and welcoming environment for all. Students enjoy access to over…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 28-July 4, 2020

June 28 20100 block 44th Avenue West: Police made an arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia. 2600 block 196th Street Southwest: A traffic stop led police issuing criminal citations for driving without a driver’s license and with no ignition interlock device. 19700 block Highway 99: A man was cited by police after he was observed…

Former Bellevue College assistant takes helm of Lynnwood Royals girls basketball team

While the focus on high school sports in Washington state remains centered on how competition can be adapted to take place in conjunction with Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 Safe Start phased approach, other athletic business continues as usual. Lynnwood High School announced that when their Lady Royals basketball team next takes the court, the players…

Free weekly COVID-19 testing available starting July 10 at the Lynnwood Food Bank

Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine will be on site at the Lynnwood Food Bank to offer COVID-19 testing every Friday in July, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Those experiencing symptoms — including coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, gastrointestinal symptoms, muscle aches, headache,…

Blackout Tuesday Protest scheduled for July 7 at Lynnwood City Hall

Community members are invited to attend a Blackout Tuesday Protest aimed at exploring ways “to continue the fight against racial injustice,” starting at 5 p.m. July in front of Lynnwood City Hall. The event will be hosted by The African Village, a Seattle-based cultural gift shop, and will include a march around the city hall…

Edmonds School Board to hold public hearing July 7 on proposed 2020-21 budget

The Edmonds School Board of Directors is seeking public input on the proposed 2020-21 annual budget and will hold a public hearing at its July 7 business meeting. The board is being asked to adopt the four-year budget plan summary, and the four-year enrollment projection and appropriations. According to the proposal, city staff are asking…

Free webinar July 13 aimed at helping businesses impacted by COVID-19 quarantine

Lynnwood-based Fortuna Law is hosting a free webinar targeted at small businesses in King and Snohomish counties that need assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, July 13,  at 2 p.m. The webinar will review COVID-19 resources for small businesses that have been affected by the quarantine. Topics…

Edmonds School District offers summer learning opportunities

The Edmonds School District encourages students to engage in different learning opportunities through the summer, including the following: Summer learning resources To support families and students over the summer, the district has compiled a list of resources families may use to review and reinforce learning from home. The Supplemental Resources Site will be available through the…

State Supreme Court sets Sept. 10 as date to decide Fortney’s appeal of recall

The Washington Supreme Court has scheduled Sept. 10 as the day it will decide Sheriff Adam Fortney’s appeal to stop his recall. Although the Washington State Legislature set an expedited 30-day deadline for the Washington Supreme Court to decide recall appeals, the court sets its own schedule based on its court rules. If the Washington…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering menu week of July 6-10

July 6 – July 10 Take ‘N Bake Meals & To Go Options ** BBQ Smoked Brisket – bourbon bbq sauce, brown sugar baked beans, chili lime corn… $15 ** Jerk Chicken – caribbean brown rice, tropical fruit relish, roasted okra & carrots…. $12 **Teriyaki Salmon – wasabi sticky rice cake, sautéed bok choy &…

Reminder: Edmonds College now offering online summer youth camps

Edmonds College is offering 100% online, summer youth camps from now through the week of Aug. 17. Camps will be led by live instructors from the college and Black Rocket, a national leader in technology education. Choose from a variety of programs in the arts, language acquisition, coding, video game design, and more. “Our camps…

COVID-19 information, support just a phone call away

The State of Washington has established phone lines for people looking for information about COVID-19 as well as those who need support due to pandemic-related stress. The 211 COVID-19 Call Center provides information or answers to your questions and concerns by calling 1-800-525-0127 or texting 211-211 for help. You can also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive information and updates…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Five purchases that can improve your sleep

If you’re like most of us, you struggle with sleep issues from time to time. Whether it’s not being able to fall asleep before 3 a.m., or running on fumes for most of the day, only to feel wide awake by 10pm, odds are high there’s something you could improve on. In fact, if you’re…

COVID-19 update for July 3, 2020: A closer look at the local numbers

With Snohomish County officials voicing the possibility of joining the growing number of states and local jurisdictions that are back to more restrictive protocols in an effort to slow the COVID resurgence, this report provides a closer look at the local numbers in an effort to shed light on the reasoning behind this. Drawing primarily…

Lynnwood City Council reviews proposals to fill $2.2 million budget shortfall

With the financial impacts of COVID-19 looming, the Lynnwood City Council Monday discussed how to close a $2.2 million gap in the city’s budget. During its June 29 work session, the council received a briefing from city Finance Director Sonja Springer regarding a $7.8 million loss in city revenues as a result of COVID-19. Additionally,…

Reminder from South County Fire: Celebrate safely on July 4

South County Fire encourages residents to celebrate safely and legally this Fourth of July. The holiday is typically the busiest day of the year for 911 calls to South County Fire. Extra staff will be on duty and South County Fire headquarters will serve as a base for a multi-agency Fire Operations Center to coordinate…

Community Transit CEO Emmett Heath announces retirement

After more than 40 years of public service, including 15 years at Community Transit, CEO Emmett Heath announced Thursday that he will retire later this year in order to spend more time with his family, including his three young grandchildren. Heath has served as CEO for Community Transit for six years and, before being selected…

Health department: New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Bellevue-based Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) released two new reports analyzing COVID-19 data by age, race/ethnicity and primary language spoken. Both reports highlight the pandemic’s disproportionate and increasing impact on communities of color. The IDM report also points to recent increases in COVID-19 among younger people. DOH’s…

Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis retiring at the end of July

After 33 years in law enforcement, Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis announced Thursday that he plans to retire at the end of the month. In a letter addressed to the Lynnwood City Council, Davis said he will be stepping away from police work to start a new chapter in his life after serving his entire…

Community Transit honors Lynnwood commuters, worksite with Commute Options Awards

Two employees at Lynnwood organizations — the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District and Partner Therapeutics — and Lynnwood-based Crane Aerospace & Electronics were among those honored by Community Transit during its first-ever virtual Commute Options Awards event. Lyndsi Stickles was named the agency’s 2019 Smart Commuter of the Year. Stickles commutes from Whidbey Island to her job…

Larsen champions changes in federal legislation that would invest $1.5 trillion in transportation

The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed the Moving Forward Act, a comprehensive, long-term package that invests more than $1.5 trillion in America’s transportation and infrastructure over the next five years. Rep. Rick Larsen, a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, championed several provisions in the final bill to rebuild and revitalize…

Healthy Eating: It’s strawberry season — just in time to celebrate July 4th

I absolutely love it when local fresh strawberries are in season. It means summer is really here (even if the weather feels like “Juneary”).  Strawberries mean the 4th of July is near. Although the usual holiday festivities like city fireworks and parades won’t be happening, you can still celebrate our freedom with fresh strawberries. I…

Meet Me at the Park begins at North Lynnwood Park Tuesday, July 7

The City of Lynnwood and Verdant Health Commission will host Meet Me at the Park events at several parks throughout Lynnwood starting Tuesday, July 7. Meet Me at the Park is a way for children, families, and adults in all neighborhoods to visit their local park, participate in fun, safe activities without the need for…

Health Department urges state residents to stay close to home this summer

The Washington State Department of Health is encouraging people in our state to limit summer travel plans to help slow the spread of COVID-19. First, be familiar with the Safe Start plan and how it applies to your county. Governor Jay Inslee’s initiative for a phased Safe Start plan details travel allowances for people who…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 21-27, 2020

June 21 20300 block Highway 99: A vehicle was prowled at AutoZone Auto Parts. 18600 block 33rd Avenue West: A theft occurred at Rite Aid. 19700 block Highway 99: Police responded to a reported indecent exposure. June 22 19700 block 50th Avenue West: Property damage was reported. 20700 block Highway 99: Police responded to a…

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