Kari Bray

Explosive growth encircles once-idyllic Lake Stevens

When Dick Todd moved to his home more than 30 years ago, the neighborhood southwest of the lake had a chicken farm… Continue reading

More county teens say they’ve seriously considered suicide

A growing number of teens in Snohomish County say they’ve seriously considered suicide in the past year, and 10 percent or more of… Continue reading

Arlington’s mayor, council members to receive raises

Elected officials here are set to get a raise next month. The city’s salary review commission recently made its decision on compensation for… Continue reading

Lake Stevens Schools limit next year’s enrollment to residents

The Lake Stevens School District says most of its schools are over capacity, and most students who do not live within the… Continue reading

As temperatures rise, so do the rivers — and safety warnings

The sunny weather forecast for Memorial Day weekend is sure to bring families outside. Fire and police departments are urging people to be… Continue reading

Darrington celebrates centennial of the town’s cemetery

Bright bouquets of Mother’s Day flowers decorated graves last week as cemetery board volunteers wandered from stone to stone, talking about the upcoming… Continue reading

Arlington plans to make space for its population boom

City officials say they need to make space for at least 7,000 more people and 3,000 new housing units over the next 20… Continue reading

Progress made on new high schools in Stanwood

STANWOOD —Three months after voters in Stanwood and on Camano Island approved a $147.5 million bond to build a new high school, teachers are preparing… Continue reading

Popular, private Freedom Park seeking financial support

Mike Nestor likes to think of how many children have become friends on the playground at Freedom Park, and how many parents… Continue reading

Expanded Arlington Boys & Girls Club includes new teen center

The teen center wasn’t officially open, but there was no keeping them out. A lively beat came from the speakers and the overhead… Continue reading

Stanwood joins WWU-led study of downtown flood risks

A year-long project with Western Washington University is planned to study flood risks in west Stanwood and find options for business and homeowners… Continue reading

Determined teacher helps keep students on Path to success

Editor’s note: Teacher Jan Link has a mantra: Anyone can make it, given the right help after the school day ends. After this story, read… Continue reading

Breeanna Martin: Figuring things out

Main story: Determined teacher helps keeps students on Path to success Teacher Jan Link has a mantra: Anyone can make it, given the right help… Continue reading

Juan Guitron: Getting down to work

Main story: Determined teacher helps keeps students on Path to success Teacher Jan Link has a mantra: Anyone can make it, given the right help… Continue reading

Les Hagen retiring after 39 years as pastor at Darrington church

A pastor who made his mark through sermons, service and shooting hoops is leaving after nearly four decades. Les Hagen and his wife,… Continue reading

Meetings seek input on fixes to Highways 9, 204 interchange

Transportation engineers are seeking feedback on five ideas to transform the intersection of Highways 9 and 204, near the Frontier Village shopping… Continue reading

Nonprofit center’s goal: Get moms, families out on the water

A nonprofit in the wooden boathouse on pebble-covered Cama Beach wants to get moms on the water. The Mother’s Day Saturday Sail… Continue reading

Lake Stevens forms group to focus on rights, needs of veterans

A new city commission aims to make Lake Stevens a more welcoming place for veterans and military families. The City Council voted… Continue reading

Dairy aims to be first to test system that reclaims waste

Cows circle slowly on a carousel where they are cleaned and milked. They’re unfazed by attention, whether it’s from the farm workers or… Continue reading

Marysville school-bus cameras are issuing $419 tickets now

The warnings are over. The Marysville School District installed traffic-enforcement cameras on 15 school buses more than a month ago. During April, drivers… Continue reading