Snohomish County’s Adopt-a-Road program resumes
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Snohomish County Public Works had to suspend its Adopt-a-Road program in 2020. After a hiatus of more than a year, the program is back and ready to welcome new groups. New and currently registered groups can also contact Public Works to schedule their next cleanup.
Waterproofing layer planned for Camano Island
The following roads on Camano Island must be sealed until July 23: Moor Road, Rowe Road, Kodiak Road, Forest Way, Gough Road, Moana Drive, South Camano Drive, Dallman Road, Sunny Shore Drive and Wilkes Gary Heights.
Stanwood Camano News opens in new location
The Stanwood Camano News is now operating from our new office at 7208 267th St. NW, Suite A-100, near the Stanwood Camano YMCA and Copper House Coffee, across from Bartell Drugs.
The office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. For general inquiries, the newspaper can always be contacted at 360-629-2155, [email protected] or by mail sent to Stanwood Camano News, PO Box 999, Stanwood, 98292.
WSDOT opens a new Good To Go! ahead of schedule
The State Department of Transportation has launched the new Good To Go! system designed for carpoolers on the I-405 express toll lanes or the HOT lanes of Highway 167. It works on all toll roads in Washington. Upgrades include a redesigned MyGoodToGo.com that incorporates the features customers have requested over the past 10 years. Information: wsdot.wa.gov/goodtogo/system-improvements/upgrade.htm
IRS issues refunds for unemployment tax overpayment
On July 13, the Internal Revenue Service began issuing another round of refunds to nearly 4 million taxpayers who overpaid their taxes on unemployment benefits received last year.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which became law in March, excluded up to $ 10,200 in 2020 unemployment benefits from calculating taxable income. The exclusion applied to individuals and married couples whose adjusted gross income was less than $ 150,000. Information: irs.gov
Volunteers needed to prioritize investments outside Washington
The state’s Recreation and Conservation Authority recruits 45 volunteers to fill positions on advisory committees that help determine how the state invests in the outdoors.
The 18 committees assess grant proposals for parks, trails, water sports, archery and shooting ranges, and other outdoor recreation facilities. They are also evaluating proposals to conserve wildlife habitat and working farms and forests.
Washington’s economy created 24,100 jobs in June, and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate remained at 5.2 percent percent from May to June, according to the Department of Security. state employment.
Dairy workers eligible for overtime
State dairy workers can earn overtime under a new state law that comes into effect on July 25. All other agricultural workers will be eligible from January 1.
Farm workers have long been exempted from the overtime requirement of the state’s minimum wage law, but a group of dairy workers challenged this in a case decided by the state’s Supreme Court in 2020 .
The court ruled that there were no reasonable grounds for the dairy workers who brought the lawsuit to be exempted from overtime. The court said workers have a constitutional right to protection of health and safety in a dangerous industry.
Toby is a little unsure of new people at first, but turns into a big, affectionate blunderer once he feels comfortable in his surroundings. This young man loves to play outside, but since his coat is pale, he will need sun protection to avoid sunburn.
Emmersonanne Bash, Skylar Byrum, Madison Fay, Sigrid Hedeen, Trevor Huff, Trenton Morsk, Alan Moss, Myranda Schlosser and Michael Weir, all of Stanwood, have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring Term 2021 at Eastern Washington University .
Stanwood’s Kailee Hood earned a spot on the Spokane Falls Community College Honor Roll for the spring term of 2021.
Island County Commissioners
North County Regional Fire Authority Board of Commissioners
The North County Regional Fire Authority Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28 at Station 99, 8117 267th St. NW, Stanwood. Information: 360-629-2184
Camano Town Hall is now in person from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. Commissioner Janet St. Clair will introduce the new Island County Assessor, Bernie Upchurch. He will talk about the Office of the Assessor and Assessments. The county treasurer’s office will make a presentation. The meeting will take place in the Camano Administration Building, 121 East Camano Drive. A zoom option is available; email [email protected] for instructions.
City Council meets online at 7 p.m. Thursday July 29 on Zoom. Information: stanwoodwa.org
Camano Island Fire and Rescue Commissioners Council
The Camano Island Fire and Rescue Council meeting scheduled for July 26 has been canceled.
Webinar for School Board Applicants
Island County Planning Commission
Stanwood-Camano School Board
The Stanwood-Camano School Board meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, with an in-person presence in accordance with current COVID security protocols at the Administration Office, 26920 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood, and on Zoom. Information: stanwood.wednet.edu