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The Arlington City Council will be honored with a Healthy Communities Award from Snohomish Health District on the evening of November 3rd at the City Council meeting. The award is presented to honor organizations that have adopted health promotion programs or policies that support healthy choices for the populations they serve or employ.
The Arlington City Council will be recognized for adopting a tobacco-free parks city ordinance that includes prohibiting the use of vapor devices within city parks or on city trails. The Council concluded that parks are intended for the healthy enjoyment of both residents and visitors, and the use of tobacco or vapor devices do not meet that criterion.
Arlington joins the cities of Lake Stevens, Sultan, Lynnwood and Marysville which have also passed tobacco-free parks ordinances, but the Arlington ordinance is the first in Snohomish County and among the first in Washington State to include vapor devices.
The award is being given in conjunction with The Great American Smokeout, celebrated on the third Thursday of November since 1977. It is a day that encourages people who smoke to make a plan to quit for good or to quit just for the day. Tobacco-free and vape-free parks ordinances are the kind of policies that support taking steps toward a healthier nicotine-free life.
Incorporated in 1959, the Snohomish Health District works for a safer and healthier community through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
PUD Low-Income & Senior Energy Assistance
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.
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.
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