Melissa Slager

Mountain View senior aims toward naturopathy or — who knows?

Selma Marin, 18, was so anxious when she came to Mountain View High School late in her sophomore year that she barely spoke… Continue reading

Arianna Calvin, Kamiak High; Tholen Blasko, Sultan High: WSU bound

The Future is Now This is one of a series of profiles of noteworthy Snohomish County high school graduates: Arianna Calvin, Kamiak, and Tholen Blasko,… Continue reading

Next up for Snohomish senior: Neurobiology studies at UW

Jessica Shattuck, 17, has made the most of her four years at Snohomish High School. She will be saying goodbye to it as… Continue reading

Hated choke point on 128th Street to get help — thanks to buses

Driving along 128th Street over I-5 in south Everett during the afternoon can be a slow-moving nightmare. On a recent Tuesday, it took Patricia Prentice… Continue reading

Expect a challenging summer travel season on the roads

Related: Where to celebrate Memorial Day in Snohomish County Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer travel season, and this year could be… Continue reading

Rotary scholarships: Thousands of dollars for dozens of kids

There were lots of smiles. Excited claps. Some nerves showing in fumbling fingers and stumbled words. And there were some tears, too, when… Continue reading

Kindness, finding cures rate high for this Mukilteo student

Warren Han, 18, is a senior at Kamiak High School. The wrestling team captain was noted for his outstanding leadership. “However, his incredible… Continue reading

The Dutch trick for drivers that can keep a cyclist safe

Note: May is National Bike Month, and Street Smarts celebrated Bike Everywhere Day on May 19. Some other topics covered in celebration: - Handy for… Continue reading

Celebrating Bike Everywhere Day with kids — we survived

Bike Everywhere Day was Friday. So I decided to brave the sidewalks with my two kids like a good mom who happens to be a… Continue reading

A bicycle is a vehicle — and other laws you need to know

Note: May is National Bike Month, and Street Smarts celebrated Bike Everywhere Day on May 19. Some other topics covered in celebration: - Is a… Continue reading

Is a bicycle helmet required? The surprising answer…

Note: May is National Bike Month, and Street Smarts celebrated Bike Everywhere Day on May 19. Some other topics covered in celebration: - Handy for… Continue reading

Lynnwood HS senior champions minority experience by volunteering

Jonny DelaCruz is a volunteer superstar who has a passion for helping others, from Seattle to Tanzania. Question: Your principal mentioned that you… Continue reading

‘Busy, busy, busy’ ACES senior leaning toward cosmetology

Hayley Harden, 17, moved around a lot before her mom settled in south Everett with her and her sisters. It took a toll… Continue reading

When big rigs shouldn’t be in the center lane

The typical rule to “keep right except to pass” is a little trickier when you’re hurtling down the interstate in 80,000 pounds of metal. Still,… Continue reading

Where to celebrate Bike Everywhere Day in Snohomish County

in the form of spinning bicycle spokes. May is National Bike Month. In much of Snohomish County, Cascade Bicycle… Continue reading

As she commutes, Glacier Peak senior keeps climate in mind

Noelle Forkey, 17, is a senior at Glacier Peak High School. As part of her job at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle,… Continue reading

Community Transit starts Paine Field work for rapid bus line

Related: More bus rides coming to Paine Field, UW, downtown Seattle The first phase of construction on Community Transit’s Swift Green Line started last week,… Continue reading

Out of hardship, actual roses for Leaders in Learning senior

Avery Hohenstein finally found her groove at Leaders in Learning, an alternative program, after two years of school struggles. The budding singer now… Continue reading

Paving starts on I-5 through Marysville; Highway 528 in June

Once dry weather is here, Cemex Construction Materials Pacific will start repaving I-5 through Marysville. The work area includes an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-5,… Continue reading

Bumpy ride on Fire Trail Road to get some attention

Street Smarts reader Kenneth Pettingill reached out to Snohomish County Public Works and to us about his concerns for 140th Street NE, also known as… Continue reading