Kari Bray

Where will the next Produce Place be? Joe Freed’s looking

His popular market, with local goods and reasonable prices, is closing until he can find a new location.

Voters again will consider a Lake Stevens library bond

Last time, there was 66 percent support, but turnout was not sufficient to approve the measure.

Girls in STEM find their voice — and a local problem to solve

Lakewood High students won national recognition for an outreach project on invasive aquatic animals.

Preschoolers and parents get a sneak peek at a new space

Lake Stevens opens a dedicated early learning center, funded by a voter-approved bond. (Video)

Idea: End Discover Pass, impose mandatory license-plate fee

That’s just one suggestion in a report on how to cover the cost of managing state recreation areas.

Thrift store expands and so have its goals for Camano Center

The 2nd Chance Thrift Shop provides 53 percent of the budget for the senior and family center.

7 years after fire, new gym opens at Sultan Boys & Girls Club

A Christmas Eve blaze in 2010 gutted the club, which reopened in 2015. Now the gym is ready, too.

Hope takes the form of affordable housing in Smokey Point

Families settle into Twin Lakes Landing, Housing Hope’s largest project to date.

Agencies working with senior centers on opioid crisis

Older adults are becoming addicted, overdosing or unintentionally giving young people access to pills.

Trump administration halts work on Cascades grizzly plan

The U.S. Department of the Interior reportedly ordered an end to work on a key bear planning document.

Comfort dog Duke is back where he belongs in Marysville

Justin Sailer, who is blind and deaf, had to wait a week to get his escape-artist canine back.

‘They trucked in hope’ — including 5,000 bags of groceries

The Convoy of Hope event in Arlington provided services for 2,857 guests, many of them working poor.

Definitely not Christmas in July for parched young trees

“I live in Washington. I should not have to water a Christmas tree,” says one grower. But they did.

Marysville educators reach out to a newly traumatized school

Several affected by shootings in 2014 offered to talk with counterparts in Eastern Washington.

New teen center opens at Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club

Fundraising gained momentum with the backing of actor Chris Pratt.

Snohomish County’s ‘best kept secret’ wants everyone to know

The Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center is celebrating 40 years of forging career-ready students.

Adventures of a Lumberjack memorial run to fund scholarships

The 5K event in Snohomish honors a young man who ‘was always thinking of his teammates.’

Bruce is super popular at Lake Stevens school (video)

LAKE STEVENS —The students love Bruce, and he’s not bashful about his affection for them. On Thursday, the second day back to class at Lake… Continue reading

Edmonds college campus’ smoking, vaping ban begins Sept. 11

Smoking on the Edmonds Community College campus ends Monday. The college’s board of trustees earlier this summer approved a change in policy that… Continue reading