Kari Bray

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

Work set to begin on rebuild of two Monroe elementary schools

More than 1,000 elementary students left two campuses this week for the last time before big changes come to the schools. Two projects… Continue reading

At Biringer, workers harvest strawberries on their bellies

Pickers dragged the solar-powered, wheeled white rovers into position straddling rows of nearly knee-high bushes laden with ripe strawberries. The workers at Biringer… Continue reading

Arlington students spend a challenging day colonizing Mars

A frustrated team of would-be Mars adventurers tore apart their carefully built shelter for the third time. The dimensions were wrong. They hadn’t… Continue reading

Camano Island teen to compete in worldwide soap box derby

Ronan and Richard Johnson drove home from Omaha, Nebraska, towing a trailer with a Seahawks-styled soap box derby car and a gold… Continue reading

Camano Island to start work on long-delayed government offices

Island County commissioners have given planners the go-ahead to move forward with cost estimates and designs for new government offices on Camano… Continue reading

Arlington leaders to vote on rules for social services fund

City leaders are set to vote on rules for a new fund meant to span a dangerous gap for drug addicts seeking help.… Continue reading

Summer meal programs for low-income kids ready to start soon

Tens of thousands of fruit cups, cracker packs, cheese sticks and cartons of milk were served to children in Snohomish County last summer.… Continue reading

Stanwood mulls taxing district for parks, public places

Park and trail advocates are asking for thoughts on a possible new taxing district to pay for improving and maintaining public spaces. Voters… Continue reading

College researchers to study why people risk going into ice caves

Researchers from two Texas universities plan to visit the Big Four Ice Caves this summer to study hikers’ risky behavior and how it… Continue reading

Lake Stevens High seniors convert fridge to hydroponic garden

Isabelle Eelnurme and Elise Gooding salvaged the small refrigerator from Eelnurme’s grandparents’ back yard. It was a putrid shade of yellow. The… Continue reading

It’s full STEAM ahead for Granite Falls Middle School

Robots rolled down the hallway, teens edited video in the room next door and shop students worked with a laser engraver to… Continue reading

Volunteers building community garden in Lake Stevens

It took 16 volunteers, 2,430 cubic feet of donated dirt and a busy Saturday afternoon to get the garden beds ready for… Continue reading

Arlington’s Post Middle School at center of bond discussions

The school district here is seeking suggestions as a committee considers a tax measure for updating or replacing buildings. Among the possible projects… Continue reading

Teen giving back to Lake Stevens nonprofit that helped him

Hunter Thompson wanted to give back to a place that had given to him. The 17-year-old Lake Stevens High School student and… Continue reading

Rates at Snohomish Aquatic Center get mixed up

Numbers missing from school board meeting minutes led state auditors to question the rates charged to drop-in guests at the Snohomish Aquatic Center.… Continue reading

Naomi Lee, Kamiak High School: UW bound

The Future is Now This is one of a series of profiles of noteworthy Snohomish County high school graduates: Naomi Lee, Kamiak (UW) • Arianna… Continue reading