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SNOHOMISH COUNTY NEWS - SNOHOMISH TIMES
Everett, WA – In the coming year, Snohomish County Public Utility District expects its energy assistance programs to help more than 17,000 senior citizens and low-income customers struggling with their electric bills. The programs currently provide reductions of 20 percent, 40 percent, or 60 percent off PUD electric and water bills. The discount percentage that customers receive depends on their income level.
As of October 1, 2014, the low-income discount is available to PUD customers who have a household annual income that is below 125 percent of the federal poverty level ($29,813 for a family of four). Also eligible for discounts are senior citizens who are 62 years of age or older and have a combined disposable annual income of less than $27,792.
For an application or more information about the PUD’s assistance programs, customers should visit www.snopud.com (click on “Your Account”) or call Customer Service at 425-783-1000.
Additional Assistance Programs:
Snohomish County Office of Weatherization & Energy Assistance: A weatherization program provides home energy conservation assistance to eligible homeowner and renter households. An energy assistance program offers assistance in paying the heat bill for eligible households on a one-time per heating season basis. For more information, call 425-388-3880. Camano Island customers should call the Opportunity Council at 1-800-317-5427.
Northsound 211: This service, accessed by calling the 211 telephone number, connects local residents to health and human services in the community. Need help finding rent assistance, job training, volunteer opportunities, food, shelter, or support groups? These are just some of the hundreds of social services 2-1-1 can help people access.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Taking Steps to Beat Breast Cancer
A group of local friends have organized a 5K walk/run to fundraise for the American Cancer Society for cancer research
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Type and click, online crime reporting
That’s how easy it is to submit an online crime report thanks to a new tool being used by two of Snohomish County’s largest law enforcement agencies.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The good news is that every year during the fall and winter storm season, people around the region pitch in to help keep street drains clear of debris and protect their neighborhoods from flooding.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
911 Down in Darrington Oso
Fiber optic cables in the area of the SR 530 Slide have been damaged and, as a result, 911 services are down.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Snohomish County
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Washington state, including Snohomish.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Hiker Located, Rescued Yesterday
Yesterday, Snohomish County Search and Rescue teams located and rescued a hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) who had reportedly become ill.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Van GO App Deadline is Sept. 26
The deadline to apply for a van from Community Transit’s Van GO program is Friday, September 26.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Debris removal in 530 slide area
crews removed and processed more than 200,000 cubic yards of material in the slide area.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Texting Teen Strikes Pedestrian
The incident remains under investigation by the Collision Investigations Unit.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Truck Thief Captured in Lynnwood
A man suspected of stealing a pick-up has been arrested after an hour-long foot pursuit and search.
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