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 By Jana Hill    News

A little strength

Penelope Aguilera's parents look forward to celebrating at home on July 3, but if things go as they are now, they might be at the hospital instead. July 3 is Penelope's second birth... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

Health officials advise continued distance, masking

One more winter holiday is coming up and health officials are sending a message that has been consistent since March, when a worldwide pandemic was first announced: distance and... — Updated 1/6/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

Vaccine effort starts locally

Health care providers are preparing for the ongoing vaccination effort that is envisioned as the way to eventually end the pandemic. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Modern vaccines cleared for emergency use by the FDA are poised to be dist... — Updated 12/20/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Crashed websites do not stop fundraiser or donors

A crashed website did not stop Habitat for Humanity from surpassing its goal for the "Raise the Roof" fundraiser. "We are still working on repairing our website," said Grace... — Updated 12/16/2020

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FDA clears the way for first COVID-19 vaccine

The FDA authorized emergency use of a new COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 11 on the same day the health district reminded the public that the virus is still surging. Two-thirds of infections... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

COVID-19 vaccine endorsed for emergency use

The FDA is expected to approve a vaccine for COVID-19, a medical innovation with the potential to end the pandemic sometime in 2021. The committee meeting that advised approval was planned in an open meeting and livestreamed for... — Updated 12/11/2020

 By Jana Hill    A & E

A sense of calm, stitch by stitch | Holiday Cheer

Colorful bags adorn the wall of Angel Arms Works in Snohomish where former mayor and city councilmember Karen Guzak says she has "become the bag lady of Snohomish." She retired from... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Higher caution applied to long term care

The Snohomish Health District is advising a higher level of caution for long-term care facilities to rein in an infection surge of COVID-19. More than 10,000 cases and nearly 1,500 deaths have been associated with long term care fa... — Updated 12/8/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

COVID-19 vaccine review starts Dec. 10

The FDA is poised to consider a vaccine for COVID-19 on Dec. 10, a medical innovation with the potential power to end the pandemic six to nine months from the approval date. The... — Updated 12/6/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Snohomish County readies for vaccine distribution

Snohomish County is poised to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, when it becomes available. The FDA is considering a Pfizer vaccine Dec. 10. If approved, the distribution process would... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Health officials: hospitals are almost at capacity

Health officials continue to plead for avoidance of gatherings during the holidays and continued compliance with COVID-19 restrictions in order to rein in a surge that threatens to... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Jana Hill    A & E

Adopt a Stream offering live holiday trees | Holiday Cheer

Live trees at Adopt a Stream can be bought, or borrowed, then planted after the holidays. The live trees are going to "do great things for the planet for several hundred years,"... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Vaccine research continues

Multiple vaccines are being studied for prevention of COVID-19 and one of them is being considered for emergency use for high-risk populations, by the end of the year. Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is under review by the FDA on Dec.... — Updated 11/29/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Third wave of COVID-19 is 'explosive'

Infection rates for COVID-19 are creating a crushing need to double down on prevention efforts to avoid overwhelming hospital resources, as the holiday season arrives. The two-week... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Jana Hill    Schools

COVID-19 may impact local school budgets

Enrollment in the Mukilteo School District has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, as parents balance choices for education and health, and more families delay kindergarten.... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Health District: COVID-19 surge in 'uncharted territory'

COVID-19 case counts are higher than in March, when the state shutdown occurred to reduce spread. Distance and caution are vehemently advised by the Joint Information Commission in... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

COVID testing available in Snohomish County

As COVID-19's uptick outdoes Snohomish County stats this spring, it is important to remember testing is available. Testing is useful because it can help individuals and households... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Sharing comfort food memories | Creative Comfort

Mmm, pandemic pancakes – but, wait, let me back up a bit.  It is that time of year when comfort foods are not just a good idea, they’re a necessity. Warm, melt-in-your-mouth delectables that sound just right when temperatures... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Was your vote counted?

Ballots should be in the hands of voters by now, and anyone who has not received a ballot should contact the Snohomish County Auditor’s office. That advice is from Garth Fell,... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Molotov cocktail post leads to apologies, petition

A Snohomish County Councilmember removed and widely apologized for a meme intended as a call to “be a bright light,” but received by some as a nod toward violence against... — Updated 10/14/2020


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