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The Journal 425 for Oct. 7, 2021
More Civic Center news, fast cop cars and undefeated Vikings
Welcome to the third weekly edition of Lake Stevens definitive local newspaper, The Journal 425. A big THANK YOU to the J425 community, the response has been overwhelming and we are proud to serve a community of thousands. This week we’ve got information on the Civic Center, details on some really fast cop cars and updates on the undefeated Lake Stevens Vikings. Let's get right to the news.
Civic Center headed to ballot
The Chapel Hill Civic Center project may be headed for a ballot near you. We’ve got the details on how the city/library/sewer district expects to fund this $22+ million dollar civic project, and whether the project will require voter approval.
The Fastest Most Aggressive Police Car on the Streets? I’ll take three!
The LSPD ordered a trio of new 2022 Police Interceptors. Ever wonder how much a new cop car costs? Or how fast it goes? We’ve got the details.
HarvestFest: Find the Pumpkin
HarvestFest may be virtual, but the Great Pumpkin is out there in its physical incarnation. The City of Lake Stevens is engaging young ones in a hunt for the storied orange fruit. (Yes, pumpkins are a fruit, I checked).
Food Bank Gets $600k
The Lake Stevens Ford Bank is headed for a new physical location in the Cavalero area, and its capital campaign just got a big boost. There’s also a nice video detailing the development plan…
Civic Center FAQ
Some of this may be old news to readers, but there is a wealth of information available on the project that may come to define the community for decades to come. The Journal 425 is dedicated to 360 coverage of this issue, and sometimes that will require looking back. Here’s a roundup/FAQ of how this project started.
City, LSPD Seek Clarity on New Policing Laws
The State Legislature passed a handful of new policing laws in the wake of the 2020 protests. Two bills in particular — concerning the use of force and guidelines (read: laws) for the policing of mental health episodes have left local law agencies lacking clarity or instruction from state level leaders. The City is joining other local governments in petitioning the state for clarity. More below….
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Vikings Stay Undefeated, Blast Snohomish 40-6
The Hall of Famer Mike Anderton has the full game story and the J425 has original photo art. The 3-0 Vikings (#2 AP, #1 MaxPreps) welcome Mariner tomorrow at 7pm. Look for a Game Preview and a Game Thread tomorrow.