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Meet over 60 community agencies and attend a variety of free workshops that will help you increase your independence. Cascade High School, 801 E. Casino Rd., Everett. More info: 425-388-7259 or ddinfo@co.snohomish.wa.us .

Bothell man dies following Lynnwood convertible crash


A 41-year-old Bothell man died Sunday following a previous car crash in Lynnwood, Washington State Patrol said ...
Medics performed CPR and transported Kmetz to Swedish Hospital in Edmonds. Francis said speed may have been a factor in the crash.

School Winners


He will fly to Washington, D.C., in March, spending a week touring the city and will receive his award from President Barack Obama. The Edmonds School District’s Crisis Team was awarded “Excellence in PREPARE Implementation” at the recent National ...

Edmonds Military Wire: Active-duty faces cuts while Pentagon civilian force grows


By Michael Schindler Michael Schindler, Navy veteran, and president of Edmonds-based Operation Military Family ...
He received the 2010 Outstanding Patriotic Service Award from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. If you like what you ...

Edmonds has hot hand as Marshall rallies past FAU 79-63


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Justin Edmonds tripled his average points per game with a career-high 27 on Saturday night, sparking a second-half rally as Marshall surged past Florida Atlantic 79-63, clinching a spot in the conference tournament. Edmonds ...

Stuart Lane Takes the Reigns at Spinasse and Artusi


Tell us about your background and how you got into food. I grew up in Edmonds, Washington but was born in Alaska and lived in Anchorage for a bit before my folks moved down here. My parents are from the south and my dad was in the Coast Guard. I went to ...

Show your school spirit from head to wing-tipped toe


Or at least that's what Allen Edmonds Corp. is hoping with a promotion offering a discount on made-to-order shoes in red and white, green and white, blue and orange and several other combinations. The Port Washington maker of high-end shoes for men crafts ...

Josh Nelson journeys from Mars to DeMiero Jazz Fest


Fresh off a multi-media Exploring Mars album release preview inside L.A.’s Blue Whale art space, February 20-21, Nelson will next journey closer to earth, to the Edmonds, WA-based DeMiero Jazz Festival, scheduled March 5-7. He joins a lineup of seven ...

The Center - A Place of HOPE Launches APlaceofHopeChristianCoun seling.com


EDMONDS, Wash., Feb. 17, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today, The Center • A Place of HOPE, based in Edmonds, Washington, announced the launch of their new faith-based focused website www.aplaceofhopechristian counseling.com. The new website provides ...

Billy Edmonds


He was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Mr. Edmonds was also a retired State Farm agent in Washington. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. A Celebration of Life ...

Scene in Edmonds: More on that baby seal


We posted a photo of a seal pup sunning itself on the beach Saturday, along with warnings not to approach it and an explanation of the role that Edmonds Seal Sitters plays in ensuring that baby seals …

Scene in Edmonds: Latest fine-tuning to Sunset Avenue parking


The latest in the ongoing evolution of the Sunset Avenue walkway project is the designation of some angle parking spaces for use by compact cars only. The new signage also requests that motorists “pul…

Edmonds Booktalk: New spring books hitting the shelves


Happy March! It has already been amazingly spring-like in our little corner of the world – we will take it! Once again, it becomes obvious that we live in the best place on earth! And so many good boo…

2003 Cadillac Escalade Base AWD 4dr SUV for sale in Edmonds,


This 2003 Cadillac Escalade Base AWD 4dr SUV is for sale in Edmonds, WA 98026 at Gasoline Alley. Contact Gasoline Alley at http://www.carsforsale.co m/used-cars-for-sale/2003 -cadillac-escalade-edmond …

Edmonds Military Wire: Active-duty faces cuts while Pentagon civilian force grows


As I shared in an earlier article, in mid-January 2015, the Army pulled together a consortium of business owners, politicians, and concerned citizens in the Lacey, Wash, area to solicit feedback on po…

Scene in Edmonds: Seal pup takes a rest, and seal sitter keeps watch


Scene in Edmonds: Cat in Hat, books in hand for Read Across America event


It was a Cat in the Hat Kind of Day in downtown Edmonds Saturday as children and their parents participated in the third annual Read Across America Community Celebration. The Edmonds Education Associa…

Scene in Edmonds: Humpback whales breaching


Thanks to Stu Davidson for sharing his Saturday video, and his commentary, below: Great morning today watching Humpback whales breaching! **** And, it’s exciting that I believe it’s the Humpback Whale…

Scene in Edmonds: Spring colors


Scene in Edmonds: Bird’s-eye view


Photographer Bill Anderson notes that when he drives down Sunset Avenue, he always checks a tree just off the corner of Edmonds Street for bald eagles. Here’s his narrative from Sunday:




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A problem in the city: A GREAT CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN ADOLESCENCE CAN IMPAIR THE BRAIN PERMANENTLY

To drink much during the teens years could lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist in the adult phase, according to the disturbing results of a study done on animals. The study found that, even as adults, rats who had daily access to alcohol during his adolescence had reduced levels of myelin. With a function not very different from the  insulation of electrical wiring, myelin forms an insulating layer that surrounds the axons. These are filiform extensions of neurons that transmit nerve impulses.

These brain changes in rats were observed in a region important for reasoning and decision-making. Animals who drank more alcohol performed worse on a test of memory made when they were adults. The results suggest that high doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue affecting the brain even when the inpidual has left the consumption of alcohol. More research is needed to determine if these findings can be applied to humans.

According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of teens and young adults is provided to drinking to get drunk, consuming four (five for men) or more drinks in about two hours. Previous research in humans have shown an association between an episode of drinking excessive (binge) in adolescence, changes in the myelin sheath in several brain regions, and cognitive impairments in adulthood. However, it was unknown if alcohol was behind these brain differences and behaviour or if there was predisposition factors that could explain the found.

In this study, Heather N. Richardson, Wanette M. Vargas, Lynn Bengston and Brian. W. Whitcomb, of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst American city, as well as Nicholas W. Gilpin, of the State University of Louisiana in New Orleans, United States, compared the myelin in the prefrontal cortex (an area of the brain that is vital to reason and make decisions) in young male rats who gave a daily sweetened alcohol or sweetened water access for two weeks. It was found that animals that drank alcohol in his teens experienced a reduction in the levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, compared with those who drank a similar amount of sweetened water. When the researchers examined the animals exposed to the alcohol several months later, they found that continued showing levels of myelin reduced as adults.

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Domestic violence in EDMONDS WASHINGTON

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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Giving Every Young Person in EDMONDS WASHINGTON a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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