Ben Watanabe

New Everett hotel will double waterfront rooms in the county

Construction on Hotel Indigo at the Port of Everett’s new live-work-play development begins Thursday.


Ceremony kicks off work on 65 units of affordable housing

HopeWorks Station Phase II on Broadway in Everett will include a workforce training center.


Demonstrators: Stop giving immigrants’ info to ICE

Dozens protested in front of the Everett licensing office, calling on the agency head to resign.


Buzz is building for a Woodinville beekeeping company

Banking on the industrious mason bee, founder Dave Hunter spurns honey for sweet profit.

This doctor knows the struggle of addiction firsthand

She offers medication-assisted treatment — trading abuse of one drug for monitored reliance on another.

Edmonds backs homelessness, opioid initiatives with $500,000

The money may be a drop in the bucket of need, but will help identify who is at risk, how to help.

Everett High School gets a grand gift for band classes

A Ballard artist donated her six-foot grand piano, valued at $13,000, at the perfect time.

Bothell’s largest park is open to visitors and name ideas

Frontrunners for the 89-acre park honor kokanee, others pay tribute to the area’s past and future.

Fisherman’s Village brings tunes — and lots of people — downtown

In its fifth year, the music festival featured nearly 60 performances over the weekend.

Settlement restricts practice of former pain-clinic director

Frank Li of Seattle Pain Centers allegedly over-prescribed opioids — contributing to up to 16 deaths.

Search for missing man in Tulalip turns up no clues

Jacob Hilkin has been missing since Jan. 23; “we just want him home,” his father says.

Lake Stevens joint serves Thai food with a side of sass

As an admittedly surly person, I can respect a dash of sass when I dine out. And not long after I sat down with my… Continue reading

Chris Pratt and Randy Couture faced off on the wrestling mat

The Lake Stevens and Lynnwood sons trained together, and Pratt reflected on Couture’s impact on him.

Call and response: Images of NW waters worth protecting

Sen. Murray asks northwesterners to show why their shores should be exempt from oil drilling.

Christa’s Sandwichboard in Snohomish serves it super-sized

The restaurant offers a variety of hot or cold, saucy or dry, classic or adventurous sandwiches.

Book (and comic) series worth diving into at Everett library

Themes of otherness, power, and cruelty permeate this librarian’s current winter reading.

Chris Pratt Twitter Q&A leads to ‘Jurassic World’ trailer

The actor, who grew up in Lake Stevens, answered fan questions about his life and theirs, and more.

Yummy Banh Mi offers cheap sandwiches with rich flavor

Classic Vietnamese meets fast food at new restaurant in downtown Everett.

Feeling insanely hungry? Monroe’s Burger Madness has the remedy

Big burgers, swift service and a crazy eating challenge await diners at this hamburger joint.

Everett hole-in-the-wall hides a gem of Oaxaca deli flavors

Go for Mexican tacos, tortas and enchiladas, stay for the corn smut