Scene at Meadowdale Beach Park: Congressman Larsen tours restoration work

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen joined Snohomish County officials Friday afternoon to discuss how federal investments are helping the county fund the Meadowdale Beach Park and Estuary Restoration Project. The county reopened the beach for public access Jan. 7 after completing significant project milestones in 2022. The project was initiated by Snohomish County Parks in partnership…

Census Bureau: U.S. population estimated at 334,233,854 on Jan. 1, 2023

As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau projects the United States population will be 334,233,854 on Jan. 1, 2023. This represents an increase of 1,571,393, or 0.47%, from New Year’s Day 2022, and 2,784,573, or 0.84% since Census Day (April 1) 2020. The combination of births, deaths and…

U.S. Rep. Larsen secures $31.5 million in federal funding for local projects

As part of the U.S. government’s fiscal year 2023 omnibus spending package, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen secured $31,529,221 in funding for 15 projects in the 2nd Congressional District, including several projects impacting South Snohomish County. The package now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. “My priority in shaping spending bills is…

Lynnwood man sentenced to prison for making interstate threats and hate crime

A 37-year-old Lynnwood man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to two years in prison for making interstate threats and a hate crime. Joey David George has been in federal custody since his arrest on July 22, 2022. In his plea agreement, George admitted he made threatening telephone calls from or near his…

No gift giving to scammers this holiday season

Many of us spend the holidays relaxing and sharing in goodwill with friends and family. But some bad actors use the holidays to take advantage of people’s generous spirits. Scammers frequently target the older and other more vulnerable members of our communities. They pretend they are from Social Security or another government agency to steal money or…

Lynnwood man pleads guilty to making interstate threats and hate crime

A 37-year-old Lynnwood man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to making interstate threats and a hate crime, U.S. Attorney Nick Brown said. Joey David George has been in federal custody since his arrest on July 22, 2022. In his plea agreement, George admitted he made threatening telephone calls from or near…

Two Lynnwood men arrested on federal charges related to Jan. 6 Capitol breach

Two Lynnwood men have been arrested on federal charges for their actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Their actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election, the U.S. Attorney’s Office…

U.S. Rep. Larsen to host telephone town hall Sept. 7

Congressman Rick Larsen is hosting a live telephone town hall Wednesday, Sept. 7 to provide an update on his work representing Washington’s Second Congressional District and answer constituents’ questions. Larsen invites attendees to listen to a live stream at larsen.house.gov/live or dial 855-962-0954 beginning at 5:30 p.m.  

Larsen, DelBene secure $25 million for Lynnwood’s Poplar Way bridge

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday awarded a $25 million grant to construct a new six-lane, multimodal bridge over I-5 in Lynnwood, between the intersections of 196th Street SW (State Route 524)/Poplar Way and 33rd Avenue W/Alderwood Mall Boulevard. The Department of Transportation awarded the funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity…

Congressman Larsen to host live telephone town hall May 25

Second District Congressman Rick Larsen will host a live telephone town hall to answer constituents’ questions starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.  Visit the livestream at larsen.house.gov/live or dial in to 855-962-0954 to participate.

Candidate filing for federal, state and county office opens May 16

Candidate filing begins at 9 a.m. Monday, May 16, for the 2022 ballot. There are 41 offices available for filing including U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state senator, state representative, judicial positions, county prosecuting sttorney and public utility district commissioner.  Candidate filings for political party precinct committee officer positions will also be accepted. A complete list…

Rep. Larsen praises affordable connectivity benefit aimed at shrinking digital divide

Congressman Rep. Rick Larsen on Tuesday applauded the launch of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), an initiative made possible by the federal government’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide most eligible households with $30 off their monthly internet bill. More than 1.4 million Washingtonians are eligible for the ACP. For more information, including…

Reminder: May 2 deadline for high school students to participate in 2022 Congressional Art Competition

The deadline is approaching for all high school-aged students who live or attend school in Washington’s Second Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. Art submissions and forms are due to Congressman Rep. Rick Larsen’s office by Monday, May 2 at 5 p.m. Accepted mediums include drawings, paintings, photography, computer-generated art,…

Scene in Lynnwood: Larsen and Inslee visit Scriber Creek Trail project

Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell met Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen at the trailhead of the Scriber Creek Trail Tuesday to review the park’s second phase of planned updates. This project phase will make critical upgrades to Scriber Creek Trail from the Transit Center to 200th Street Southwest, just north of Sprague’s Pond…

Officials break ground in Lynnwood for Swift Orange Line transit route

Approximately 100 people gathered at the Lynnwood Transit Center Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Swift Orange Line rapid transit route. Among those in attendance were Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, U.S. Reps. Suzan DelBene and Rick Larsen, State Sen. Marko Liias, Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell and…

Congressman Larsen to host telephone town hall April 21 on environmental issues

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will host a live telephone town hall at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 on environmental issues facing northwest Washington and efforts to fight climate change. Experts from the Washington State Department of Transportation and the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group will join the Second District congressman to hear constituents’ concerns…

Puget Sound area transit agencies no longer requiring face masks

Agencies providing transit services to riders throughout the Puget Sound region announced Tuesday that face coverings will no longer be required on transit, at transit facilities or in transit hubs. The change is effective immediately, and includes the following agencies: Community Transit Everett Transit King County Metro Kitsap Transit Pierce Transit Seattle Department of Transportation…

Free admission to national parks on April 16 kicks off National Park Week celebration

Entrance fees at national parks will be waived on April 16 to mark the beginning of National Park Week 2022, which runs from April 16-24. The National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of the parks, for the annual celebration every April that encourages people “to explore amazing places, discover stories…

Community Transit receives $37.1 million in federal grant funds for Swift Orange Line

Community Transit said it received notification this week from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) that it is receiving a $37.1 million grant that clears the way for construction of the Swift Orange Line. The Orange Line will connect Edmonds College with Mill Creek via the Lynnwood light rail station. Both new services begin operating in…

U.S. Rep. Larsen visits Edmonds College Construction pre-Apprenticeship Program

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen visited the Edmonds College Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center at Paine Field last week to see firsthand the second cohort of the Construction pre-Apprenticeship Program (CAP) completed their third week of the 10-week program. Larsen, a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was joined by Edmonds College President Dr….