Sharon Salyer

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

Edmonds teachers rally to spur contract negotiations

Teachers and parents rallied outside Edmonds School District offices Tuesday evening with speeches, chanting and cheers to try to bring attention to ongoing… Continue reading

Capital construction projects in Edmonds left in limbo

A new community center is one of three construction projects here left in limbo due to an impasse in Olympia blocking passage of… Continue reading

Cascade High senior to combine studies with love of animals

Jessica Stoller, 17, an incoming Cascade High School senior, is spending her summer volunteering at the Seattle Aquarium. Question: You’re also involved with… Continue reading

Edmonds examining issue of affordable housing

With the median home price here climbing to $550,000 this year, the city thinks it’s time to tackle the issue of housing affordability.… Continue reading

Missing Edmonds teacher found, retrieved by helicopter

Rescuers have found missing Edmonds teacher Kimberly Haines and her dog, Rainey. The King County Sheriff’s Office made contact with Haines just… Continue reading

Fighting opioid epidemic: Drop boxes for unused medications

The first three sites in a countywide program to give people a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter… Continue reading

Mountlake Terrace wants City Hall, police station upgrades

Voters will decide whether to approve building a new City Hall and expand the city’s police station — a $12.5 million project… Continue reading

Third positively rabid bat in county found near Mill Creek

Three bats in Snohomish County have tested positive for rabies — the most since 2010. The most recent rabies-positive bat entered a home… Continue reading

‘You deserve better’: 3 crash victims mourned at Jackson High

Messages written in chalk filled the sidewalk Thursday in front of Jackson High School. One, a drawing in blue of Mickey Mouse,… Continue reading