Kari Bray

Tighter safety rules at Pacific Topsoils after death in 2014

Bradley Hogue’s friends still gather at least twice a year. They raise a toast on his birthday in February. He would have… Continue reading

Stanwood council candidates aim at parks, flooding, jobs

A one-term councilwoman is facing two challengers for a seat on the Stanwood City Council. Dorothy Gorsuch is up against planning commissioner Judy… Continue reading

City of Lake Stevens, sewer district plan to merge

The city and sewer district are starting a multi-year process of merging. The Lake Stevens Sewer District is run by a three-person… Continue reading

Nonprofit in Edmonds serves free meals to kids during summer

The coolers opened to reveal brown paper bags and cartons of milk. Kids hurried to line up, many not much taller than the… Continue reading

2 challengers take on incumbent for Marysville School Board

Three candidates for a seat on the Marysville School Board say they want to focus on communication, safety and improving graduation rates. They… Continue reading

Arlington student, future zoologist, enamored with elephants

Kathryn Undercuffler, 16, is heading into her senior year at Arlington High School. She’s part of a world-class robotics team and was a… Continue reading

Campground hosts are a major boon to Snohomish County

Lamont Olson sipped Coca-Cola out of a plastic cup and steered a golf cart around the campground, waving as he passed guests.… Continue reading

Arlington man hopes his brother’s story will save others

Looking back, Mike Evans sees the signs. He didn’t know to look for them at the time. It took decades for him and… Continue reading

New mountain biking trails opening outside Darrington

The first four miles of new mountain biking trails are opening this weekend just outside of town on North Mountain. A celebration is… Continue reading

Project on Leque Island in Stanwood all for salmon, wildlife

Several hundred flood-prone acres that were used as farmland for more than a century are being transformed into a saltwater marsh. Work is… Continue reading

2 challenge 26-year incumbent for spot on Marsyville council

Two new candidates are challenging a councilwoman who has held a seat here for 26 years. Businessman Mark James and teacher Jason Call… Continue reading

‘Immortalized’: Lake Roesiger pioneer’s journals published

Richard Roesiger’s grandson once said his grandfather’s journals would make a good movie script. There were deadly property disputes, brutal winters and… Continue reading

Edmonds put patriotism on parade for Independence Day

Julia Westmoreland decorated her bicycle herself. The 7-year-old decked out her purple and pink two-wheeler with glittering garland, an American flag and a… Continue reading

County faces tough questions about plans expanding urban growth

Growing pains in one of the fastest-developing parts of the state have left the Snohomish County Council with tough questions about how to… Continue reading

Skydivers take plunge at Housing Hope fundraiser in Snohomish

Curtis Zinn came down from the sky cheering. “Woo!” he yelled as his feet touched the ground and a bright red, white and… Continue reading

EvCC to expand housing to students from other schools

As Everett Community College expands degree offerings and strengthens ties with universities, it also has added student housing, citing the need for higher… Continue reading

Plan for sewage treatment plant prompts Stanwood to update rules

City leaders are updating local rules after a proposal to build a privately operated waste treatment plant in town caused concern late last… Continue reading

Volunteers package hygiene kits for women around the world

Sewing machines hummed and volunteers chatted as they measured, cut, sewed and packed up colorful, handmade feminine hygiene supplies for women in developing… Continue reading

Stanwood city administrator leaving for same job in Monroe

The city’s top administrator announced last week that she is leaving to take a position in Monroe. Deborah Knight has worked as city… Continue reading

Tidelands Church members make it a mission to help in community

It was a day to wear tennis shoes, sunscreen and gardening gloves to church. Tidelands Church, a Presbyterian congregation in Stanwood, gathered briefly… Continue reading