Sharon Salyer

Recovering addicts tell Murray about Medicaid’s crucial role

Rachel Weaver said she had bouts of opiate and heroin addiction for 13 years. She said her story was that of a stereotypical… Continue reading

16-bed detox facility coming this month to Lynnwood

More help will soon be available for people battling opioid abuse. Evergreen Recovery Centers Lynnwood is scheduled to open later this month, offering… Continue reading

Mukilteo doctor, climber conquers the seven summits

Rick Thurmer was just 12 when he added his name to the summit register on Mount Whitney. He and his father completed the… Continue reading

Snohomish County faces sexually transmitted disease crisis

Sexually transmitted disease cases are increasing at such alarming rates that public health officials say Snohomish County is having an STD crisis. Gonorrhea… Continue reading

Nonprofit to take over Providence clinic in Everett

Providence Everett Healthcare Clinic, which opened in 2004 to provide medical care to low income and uninsured patients, will become part of the… Continue reading

App lets you use your phone to pay for parking in Mukilteo

Now there’s an alternative to scrounging for money or digging through your wallet for a debit or credit card to pay for parking… Continue reading

Jazz festival hit the right note for Mountlake Terrace student

Andrew Sumabat, who plays three instruments in the Mountlake Terrace jazz band, said he was star struck when he met with jazz great Wynton Marsalis… Continue reading

Popular Edmonds pier to undergo more repair work

After enduring a summer without access to the city’s popular fishing pier last year because of a major renovation, more repairs are on… Continue reading

New hospital to provide 115 psychiatric beds for all ages

Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, a $22 million building that will provide a variety of mental health treatment services, has just opened its… Continue reading

A health scare sparked her interest in sports medicine field

Abby Culver, 18, has been a student trainer for sports teams at Edmonds-Woodway High School. After being treated for a brain tumor, she decided to… Continue reading

Two bats that flew into homes test positive for rabies

Two bats found in local homes have tested positive for rabies, a disease that, if untreated, is almost always fatal. It’s spread through… Continue reading

Mukilteo polling residents about what they want in parks

It’s been a decade since people here were asked what recreational services they would like and what could be added to make local… Continue reading

Aurelio Valdez-Barajas, Mariner High School: SPU bound

The Future is Now This is one of a series of profiles of noteworthy Snohomish County high school graduates: Aurelio Valdez-Barajas, Mariner (SPU) • Arianna… Continue reading

Arlington woman contracts salmonella

An Arlington woman is part of a salmonella outbreak that has affected 16 people in Washington and 372 people nationally. The cases have… Continue reading

Peace Park to honor former Mukilteo students who were slain

After the deaths of three young adults last year, the city announced plans to establish a new park dedicated to their memory. The… Continue reading

Melanoma rates in Snohomish County exceed state levels

After breaking a 122-year record for the wettest winter and spring, we all need a quick refresher on coping with the sun. The… 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

Data: Opioid epidemic still rampant in Snohomish County

Snohomish County recorded the state’s second-highest number of fentanyl deaths last year — part of the ongoing opioid epidemic in which 245 people… Continue reading

Auditor tells Verdant its safety programs are out of bounds

The state Auditor’s Office says the Verdant Health Commission has exceeded its statutory authority by spending more than $82,000 last year on three… Continue reading