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Fourteen year-old girl with developmental disability missing from Everett group home

Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit are looking for help from the public to locate 14 year-old Jakyra “Jack” Russell who left an Everett group home.

10:53 P.M. August 16th Update

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office reported that, "Fourteen year-old Jakyra 'Jack' Russell was located in Seattle around 10 PM this evening."

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Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit are looking for help from the public to locate 14 year-old Jakyra “Jack” Russell who left an Everett group home.

“From The Mill Creek City Manager’s Desk” - The City of Mill Creek’s 2012 Strategic Plan

It is not true that Mill Creek’s Strategic Plan is a tax instrument and that by approving the Strategic Plan, City Councilmembers were “indicating their support of the utility tax by including it in the Strategic Plan.”

By Ken Armstrong, Mill Creek City Manager.

As I mentioned in a previous column, a lot has been written about the City’s Strategic Plan.  Unfortunately, much of what was written portrays the Strategic Plan as being a tax instrument and that by approving the Strategic Plan, City Councilmembers were “indicating their support of the utility tax by including it in the Strategic Plan.” Actually, that is not the case.

Extreme fire risk prompts Washington State agencies to call for extreme caution

With fire danger continuing to increase across Washington, officials from four state agencies urges residents to recognize that even seemingly low-risk activities, such as parking on a grassy field or using motorized yard tools, can spark a wildfire.

With fire danger continuing to increase across Washington, officials from four state agencies urge residents to recognize that even seemingly low-risk activities, such as parking on a grassy field or using motorized yard tools, can spark a wildfire.

Thirty-seven of the state’s 39 counties have declared burn bans.  Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark has banned fires on all lands protected by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), including wildlife areas and other facilities managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

However, even those protections don’t address all the ways people can unintentionally spark a wildfire.

Fire causes $160,000 damage to home north of Mill Creek

No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $160,000 damage to an unoccupied home north of Mill Creek Monday afternoon, August 12, 2013.

No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $160,000 damage to an unoccupied home north of Mill Creek Monday afternoon, August 12, 2013.

Neighbors reported black smoke coming from the back of the two-story house in the 11400 block of 31st Ave. SE near Silver Lake just before 3 p.m. The back of the house was in flames when firefighters arrived and there was fire in the attic.

Edmonds CC offers free tuition for two new information technology certificates this fall through PACE-IT

Edmonds Community College’s new PACE-IT (Progressive Accelerated Certifications for Employment in Information Technology) program offers two new information technology certificates this fall.

Edmonds Community College’s new PACE-IT (Progressive Accelerated Certifications for Employment in Information Technology) program offers two new information technology certificates this fall.

PACE-IT — a federally funded $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor — will provide online instruction and services for adult learners pursuing certificates in technology and integration support, network security, web development and design, ethical hacking, and data management. The program is designed to prepare students for industry-recognized certifications while strengthening pathways to high-wage, high-demand IT jobs across high-growth industries.

Mill Creek Officer selected as School Resource Officer of the Year

The Washington School Safety Organization (WSSO) has named Mill Creek Police Officer Rory Mundwiler as the 2013 School Resource Officer (SRO) of the Year.

The Washington School Safety Organization (WSSO) has named Mill Creek Police Officer Rory Mundwiler as the 2013 School Resource Officer (SRO) of the Year.

WSSO Vice President, Deputy Karen Davy, stated, “Our Board chose Rory because staff and students alike see him as a professional who is completely capable of handling a crisis but also someone who is compassionate and can reach the kids on a level they understand.”

Avoid the Needless Death of a Child - Vehicular Child Heatstroke

As the warmest month of the year is here, the Washington State Patrol is urging adults to never leave a young child alone in a car - especially in the sun.

As the warmest month of the year is here, the Washington State Patrol is urging adults to never leave a young child alone in a car - especially in the sun.

Call 911 immediately if you observe a child unattended in a motor vehicle.  It is a specific crime in Washington to leave a child under 16 years of age in a motor vehicle with the engine running.

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