Caitlin Tompkins

Troopers find fewer distracted drivers after law takes effect

More drivers seem to be setting aside their cellphones in and around Snohomish County. One month after a state distracted driving law took… Continue reading

We had 90% of an eclipse here, and it was 100% fun

Groups gathered in parks and parking lots, donning dark-tinted glasses or holding up homemade viewers, to… Continue reading

Everett teen wants to help people be politically informed

Zack Demars, 18, grew up in Everett and graduated from Cascade High School in June. He plans to attend the University of Oregon… Continue reading

Everett church’s new pastor: ‘This is what I am supposed to do’

Neighbors had a hunch the 5-year-old would one day become a pastor. Darrell Goodwin would stand in the pews and preach along with… Continue reading

Volunteers mark 50 years of county search and rescue

He knows the wilderness is not picky. Anyone could slip on snow. Dave Schwarzmiller veered from the trail leading down Mount Pilchuck. Wind… Continue reading

Police seek more info after 2 arrested in Everett shoot-out

A pair of young men arrested in connection with a shoot-out in Everett on Wednesday tried to convince police they were innocent targets… Continue reading

Volunteers fall in to spruce up Eagle Falls near Index

They watched graffiti pass by as they paddled along the river. The boulders that line the South Fork Skykomish River had become a… Continue reading

Snohomish making plans to restore 107-year-old Carnegie building

The city of Snohomish is making plans to revive its oldest building. The 107-year-old Carnegie library has been closed for months because of… Continue reading

Big Snohomish store’s trucks keep neighbors awake at night

The sounds of delivery trucks and slamming roll doors shake her house. Shawn Gay, 43, leaves the television on while she sleeps. One… Continue reading

Video of assault of boy posted online; teen arrested

A teen was arrested Saturday after a video surfaced online of him allegedly assaulting a boy and stealing his scooter. The boy… Continue reading

Nonprofit animal rescue group NOAH hit by fuel thief

They hadn’t realized anything was wrong. Last month, a volunteer hopped in a van parked at the NOAH Center in Stanwood. The center’s… Continue reading

Thermal Thursday: Hazardous wildfire smoke, high near 100

The heat and wildfire smoke have rolled into Snohomish County. After 45 days without rain, communities are under advisories about heat, fire danger… Continue reading

1 year after shootings: ‘Say their names, keep their memories’

Their names were written with purple sidewalk chalk. A girl drew a lighthouse shining its beacon on them. More than a hundred people… Continue reading

Everett’s Nubian Jam is one family’s 25-year tradition

The Hisgrove family shares a 25-year tradition. Squeek Hisgrove, 57, made her way to Forest Park at 6 a.m. Saturday. She scouted out… Continue reading

Tuesday’s National Night Out foments safer neighborhoods

Fliers were posted on apartment doors, business fronts and bulletin boards along Casino Road. Everyone is invited to Tuesday’s National Night Out block… Continue reading

5 vying for 2 positions on Snohomish City Council

People in Snohomish will see substantial turnover in city leadership this year. Five of the City Council’s seven seats are up for grabs,… Continue reading

Add a DUI bust to his record of vehicular homicide, assault

A Tulalip man with a history of driving dangerously — once killing a person and hurting two others — was arrested again on… Continue reading

Camp founder, 102, opened doors nearly 5 decades ago

She looks out for the little guys. Esther McChesney, 102, teamed up with a quiet boy at summer camp. “We did what the… Continue reading

Post bond loss, Sultan school board hopefuls talk frugality

Candidates running for Sultan’s school board share one idea in common. They are focused on making the most of the district’s funding, especially… Continue reading

Marysville crash leads to arrest in 2 Arlington robberies

A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with two June robberies at the same Arlington apartment building. Both happened late at night… Continue reading