Sharon Salyer

A city’s effort to change Columbus Day proves ‘divisive’

In Edmonds, the City Council rejected a Diversity Commission recommendation. Columbus is out.

Agency didn’t expect such big demand for needle clean-up kits

The Snohomish Health District ran out of supplies quickly, but more are arriving daily.

Boy stuck in child care instead of going to school

District says it can no longer provide transportation for the special-needs student.

Health District offers free cleanup kits for discarded syringes

Container for syringes, gloves, safety glasses, tongs, sanitizer and instructions all in kit.

This very rare bird in Edmonds is 4,000 miles from home

The swallow-tailed gull, from the Galapagos Islands, has been seen in the U.S. only three times.

Microbiologist-author: Exercise is a reboot for your brain

John Medina speaks Tuesday at a health conference in Lynnwood called “At The Edge of Amazing.”

Edmonds waterfront connector starts with 2-year design phase

The first step toward building a $30 million project to provide emergency and pedestrian access to the city’s waterfront will soon be under… Continue reading

Feds help finance new ocean, fisheries station in Mukilteo

State-of-the-art scientific research is tough to do in former Air Force barracks. The lineage of the 70-year old waterfront building can be seen… Continue reading

Two local women picked for first WSU medical school class

Longtime north Everett residents may remember Keely Coxon making her runs along neighborhood streets. Her long blonde hair was swept back into a… Continue reading

Planks stolen from Mukilteo footbridge built by Eagle Scout

Less than two weeks after Ethan Papenhausen completed his Eagle Scout project — a 16-foot bridge over a gully in Japanese Gulch Park… Continue reading

Arlington teachers may strike; others set to start on time

It has become a rite of August. Bargaining for teacher contracts often leads up to and sometimes spills over into the beginning of… Continue reading

Vigil to remember those who died from drug overdoses

A handwritten note on the whiteboard in Spencer Warfield’s bedroom laid out the challenge: scoring 98 percent or higher on an upcoming national… Continue reading

Edmonds has big plans for its Highway 99 improvements

The end of two-way center turn lanes. Adding designated spots for making left turns. Wider sidewalks with greenbelts separating walkers from the nearby… Continue reading

Two designs being considered for Peace Park

A new park dedicated to the memory of three young people killed last year likely will be developed at Byer’s Park. Two designs… Continue reading

2 dozen administrative workers at Everett Clinic laid off

Some 24 employees of The Everett Clinic have been laid off, the first job cuts since the medical group was bought by DaVita… Continue reading

‘Dirt therapy’: Veterans volunteer down on the farms

Tucked in among the row of booths at the Marysville Farmer’s Market is one offering both fresh food and help to veterans. The… Continue reading

43 gravestones: A new guide to Mukilteo’s buried history

Many people come to Pioneer Cemetery simply to take in the view from its bluff — ferries crisscrossing Puget Sound, bald eagles sometimes… Continue reading

Edmonds teachers, school district reach tentative agreement

Edmonds teachers have reached a tentative agreement with the school district on a new three-year contract, which if approved by members will allow… Continue reading

Mill Creek church holds health fair for those without access

Two people knew they had diabetes, but weren’t testing their blood sugar levels daily. Seven women received digital breast cancer screenings. More… Continue reading

37 people overdosed on opioids in 1 week in July, with 3 deaths

New data provide a sobering picture of the opioid problem in Snohomish County, with 37 overdoses in one week, including three deaths. The… Continue reading