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SPORTS: Eagles host Coaches vs. Cancer. Page 12
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Sarvey Wildlife Center’s David Storm wears his Seahawks colors as he lifts a bald eagle during the ArlingtonStillaguamish Eagle Festival on Feb. 1.
SPORTS: Lakewood falls to South Whidbey. Page 12
CLASSIFIED ADS 19-22 LEGAL NOTICES
Vol. 124, No. 29
ARLINGTON — The Arlington City Council voted by a 6-1 margin on Monday, Feb. 3, to approve an ordinance amending the Arlington Municipal Code to allow the production and processing of recreational marijuana in the city’s light industrial and general industrial zones, and to allow the retailing of recreational marijuana in the city’s general commercial and highway commercial zones. Paul Ellis, community and economic development director for the city of Arlington, explained to the City Council, before that
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“Applications have already been coming in from businesses that are interested in setting up shop here. We’d asked the state for further extensions, but they said they couldn’t grant any more.” Paul Ellis, City of Arlington evening’s public hearing and vote, that this ordinance would impose additional restrictions on the sizes of marijuana production and processing facilities, beyond the state-dictated radiuses of schools, parks, daycares and other areas frequented by children, that such establishments cannot enter. A
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City Council votes to allow marijuana businesses BY KIRK BOXLEITNER
ARLINGTON — The seventh annual Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival marked the second year of a second day of activities, as well as the second year of a host of activities that also debuted last year, all of which seemed to be settling in as new traditions, according to event organizers. City of Arlington Natural Resources Manager Bill Blake credited the good weather on Saturday, Feb. 1, with helping to push the estimated attendance to more than 2,000 visitors to town, of whom as many as 800 took in the two “Predators of the Heart” wild animal shows at Eagle Creek Elementary, sponsored by Calvary Arlington. “Even with the all the things we had going on Friday, [Jan. 31,] there were still more things to do that Saturday than people could get around to doing in a single day,” Blake said. “We provided a good variety of groups, I think. We also saw a good number of eagles, maybe a dozen, during the guided tour of the Port Susan Preserve Nature Conservancy that morning, and about three more flew by during our walks through the city’s storm water wetland and Eagle Trail before noon.”
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combination producing and processing facility would be allowed a maximum of 15,000 square feet, with 10,000 square feet set aside for production and 5,000 square feet set aside for processing. The public hearing prior to the SEE POT, PAGE 24
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Paul Ellis, community and economic development director for the city of Arlington, addresses the City Council on Feb. 3.
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