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….

U.S. Rep. Larsen tours sites for future Lynnwood infrastructure projects

Rep. Rick Larsen joined Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell and city staff Wednesday morning as they toured sites for future infrastructure projects across the city. Larsen — who represents Washington’s 2nd District that includes Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace — toured sites for the future Poplar Way Bridge, Lynnwood City Center Town Square Park and Lynnwood City…

U.S. Rep Larsen to host veterans telephone town hall Thursday  

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will host a live telephone town hall Thursday, Nov. 4 on issues facing Northwest Washington veterans and their families. Leaders from VA Puget Sound and the Seattle-area VA Office will join Larsen to hear veterans’ concerns and help answer questions about benefits available to veterans and their families. At 5:15 p.m….

Congressional App Challenge open to local middle, high school students

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen on Monday announced the launch of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge, open all middle and high school students who live or attend school in the 2nd Congressional District (which includes Brier, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood). The annual competition runs through Monday, Nov. 1,  The Congressional App Challenge (CCA) is an opportunity for students to create programs or apps…

IRS warns taxpayers about Child Tax Credit scams

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about Child Tax Credit-related scams, which criminals may use to steal money and personal information. While millions of American families started receiving the advance Child Tax Credit payments last week, criminals were already looking for innovative tactics to take advance of unwitting victims, the IRS…

Major federal awards announced for Sound Transit light rail projects

Washington state’s two U.S. senators — Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell — on Friday announced that Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link and Federal Way Extension light rail projects will be receiving two new Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program wards, administered by the Federal Transprotation Administration. The funding for the award comes from the American Rescue Plan….