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October 25  |  By Kristi O'Harran
The Root Beer Store is opening Nov. 3 on Highway 99 and 200th, says Lynnwood Today.

The owner opened a root beer store in Redmond with 30 brands and it's still growing. The Lynnwood store will offer other kinds of soda and ice cream in January.

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October 20  |  By Kristi O'Harran
A Boston Terrier held a sign in his mouth at an Occupy Seattle protest. Mugsy, owned by Frankie Petitclerc of Whidbey Island, held a sign reading "Top 1%, Job Creators?" And on the other side it read "Bite me."

See the photograph at the Standard-Examiner blog.

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October 19  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Detectives intercepted a UPS package containing dozens of vials of anabolic steriods, headed to Marysville, mailed from a Kennewick champion powerlifter.

According to appealdemocrat.com, "Ryan Shawn Kennelly, 37, was arrested in December and charged in Benton County Superior Court with possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver anabolic steroids."

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October 17  |  By Kristi O'Harran
USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan says $9.2 million in grant awards are going to a Farmers Market Promotion Program. Washington State received two awards totaling $131,000.

According to the Office of Farmland Preservation blog, the city of Stanwood received $77,732 for the Port Susan Farmers Market Association.

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October 12  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Pharmacist Janet Kusler of Snohomish attends a pharmacy convention at least once a year. She says she aims to returns home with at least one good idea, according to The Dose blog.

What she learned this time has allowed her to stop running around like a chicken with her head cut off.

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October 10  |  By Kristi O'Harran
We take our whale sightings to heart around here, as they do in Hawaii.

Rich West of Snohomish was credited for taking a photograph of the first humpback whale of the season spotted off the Island of Maui.

His photograph can be seen at Mauinow.com.

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October 7  |  By Kristi O'Harran
This is a long, complicated blog posting, but it's worth the read for dog lovers, or for anyone who thinks of safety first for man or animals.

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October 5  |  By Kristi O'Harran
According to EdmondsPatch, Scott Badgley, a longtime U.S. Postal Service worker and union leader in Edmonds, died from lymphoma Sept. 23 at age 59.

He delivered mail in the Firdale Village area for most of his career.

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October 4  |  By Kristi O'Harran
This couple recommends folks don't sit home and watch TV, when there is so much fabulous hiking available at Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island.

They posted a 5 minute video, with the sound of wind, at You Tube.

See the high bluffs and low tide water, with nary another walker in sight.

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September 27  |  By Kristi O'Harran
This blogger was amazed at the rescued birds at Zazu’s House in Maltby. I know how she felt, as I visited, then wrote about the macaw sanctuary March 7 in my column and was equally impressed.

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September 26  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Nathan Young from Oak Harbor, who attends Gonzaga University, joined friends who dressed up at a Seattle Mariners game, becoming Rick Rizz, Dave Sims, Mike Blowers and Angie Mentink.

See their picture at The Gonzaga Bulletin.

The gang got the rally fries, plenty of TV time, and ultimately prizes for fan outfits of the year.

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September 23  |  By Kristi O'Harran
B/E Aerospace in Marysville has a dandy offer for the right person. They have an internship open, from January to May. Read about it at AIAA University of Washington Chapter.

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September 20  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Folks at Camano Island Kennels blog about dog behavior.

Should folks ignore dogs when they bark when the doorbell rings?

Absolutely not, says the blog.

Grab the collar or use the voice command "No."

Like some kids, the behavior expectations for dogs is set way too low.

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September 16  |  By Kristi O'Harran
A judge sentenced a former executive director of the Lacey Chamber of Commerce to 45 days of electronic home monitoring Wednesday after she plead guilty to stealing nearly $18,000 from the chamber.

She admitted to dumping part of $8,196 at the Tulalip casinos using a chamber credit card issued in her name, says theolympian.com. They checked out the court papers.

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September 15  |  By Kristi O'Harran
We don’t know their last names, but let's appreciate that Grace and Noah were married on a sunny day in Silvana, on the front porch of a country home.

The day was captured by Matthew Land Photography.

It appeared to be a personalized, idyllic style of nuptials.

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September 14  |  
A spritz of insulin up your nose could improve memory skills for people with Alzheimer’s.

So says health-nutrition-fitness.net.

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September 13  |  By Kristi O'Harran
The crane stationed at the Edmonds waterfront is being used to replace a “dolphin” used as a bumper at the ferry dock.

According to My Edmonds News, the wooden dolphin will be replaced, by April, with one made of steel that should last for decades.

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September 12  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Dan Murphy, a food-industry journalist and commentator, wrote at Drovers CattleNetwork that the lack of concern on the part of Snohomish Health Dept. inspectors, about potential undercooked meat at Burger King restaurants, was shocking.

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September 9  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Since January, the Navy has fired 18 skippers. The latest was from the USS The Sullivans.

If you’ve never seen the 1944 movie, "The Fighting Sullivans," you won’t appreciate the significance of the name of this ship.

A commander should be honored to serve aboard her. In this case, the top dog walked the plank because his ship inadvertently fired on a fishing vessel instead of a target.

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September 8  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Visitors to Snohomish County can find green destinations, wineries and that specatular Boeing company tour. Kevin and Sue McCarthy promoted SnoCo to CBS St. Louis.

They said there is something interesting for every visitor to Snohomish County.

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August 19  |  By Kristi O'Harran
A collection of historic photographs of Granite Falls is on view at DorpatSherrardLomont.

See the old train station, and The Big Four Inn, with words by historian Fred Cruger, oft featured on the pages of The Herald.

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August 18  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Oak Harbor attorney Mark Theune, 58, was killed in a diving accident Monday in Lake Michigan, says PNWlocalnews.com.

He was the town of Coupeville’s prosecuting attorney.

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August 17  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Sandlot Games in Bothell has social games on millions of computers, mobile devices and websites around the world, including Super Granny, Tradewinds, Cake Mania and Westward.

The company has been sold to Digital Chocolate Inc., says gev.com.

Digital Chocolate is known for Zombie Lane, Army Attack and Millionaire City.

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August 15  |  By Kristi O'Harran
This burger joint that is for sale was voted as having the "Best Burgers" in Stanwood in 2008, 2009 and 2011, according to businessmart.com.

It’s on the main drag with updated fixtures. The owner is selling because she is running another full time restaurant.

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August 11  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Two Canadian writers have a new book out, named “Always Kiss the Corpse on Whidbey Island.” It’s the second book by Sandy Frances Duncan and George Szanto in their Islands Investigations International series.

Whidbey Island is the scene of the crime, according to Starphoenix.com.

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August 10  |  By Kristi O'Harran
It’s in New York, where Rosie the courtroom dog sat in the witness box with a 15-year-old girl who had been raped and impregnanted by her father.

The therapy dog helped her feel more comfortable in the courtroom.

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August 9  |  By Kristi O'Harran
The age-old question for pet owners is – how can I tell if my pet is sick or in pain?

And when they are diagnosed as sick, how can you tell if the meds are working or if they still hurt?

Dr. David Gross writes a blog for Myedmondsnews.com.

He takes the time to tell folks the many signals a pet may give off when they don’t feel well.

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August 5  |  By Kristi O'Harran
The Puget Sound area has an Ethiopian community, from 10,000 to 40,000 strong, according to kuow.org.

Mekonnen Kassa writes from his home in Mill Creek about Ethiopia, and takes a pro government stand.

Abraha Belai, who lives in Everett, is the founder and editor of Ethiomedia.com.

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August 4  |  By Kristi O'Harran
Two companies are being sued by the insurance company for the Bellingham School District after a fire at Whatcom Middle School.

Advanced Construction in Mukilteo and it’s sub contractor, Gagnon Welding in Snohomish, were named in the civil suit, according to aSchool Days blog.

The lawsuit alleges that both companies were negligent, leading to a Nov. 5, 2009 fire that destroyed the school.

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August 2  |  
Bob Austin left Oak Harbor June 20, and rode a bicycle to Long Beach, Calif., by July 9.

He did the same trip when he was 16.

He is now 66.

In 1961 he packed a sleeping bag and a mess kit and set off on his first Pacific Coast excursion. Read about his adventure at the Virginia Gazette.

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