New Jersey Gov. Christie named a Father of the Year

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been named a Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council.

The Republican governor has four children ranging from ages 10 to 20. He often talks about them in public.

Christie has joked that having dinner with all of them has given him experience in being yelled at, and he has boasted about having a rare family — one without video games.

Christie attracted scrutiny in 2011 when he used a state police helicopter to fly to his son Andrew’s baseball game. He repaid the cost.

The other honoree so far this year is shoe designer Vince Camuto.

Over the years, most of the honorees have been well-known. This list includes former President Bill Clinton and professional basketball star Shaquille O’Neal.

More in Local News

Minutes mattered the day Pat Ward was brought back to life

The Mukilteo police and fire chaplain died at breakfast. She got a second chance thanks to a waitress.

Cool additions at an elementary school in Everett

A totem pole and new gardens grace the courtyard of Whittier Elementary School.

Kids suspected in school’s smashed windows and other damage

The cost of the damage at Explorer Middle School in south Everett is estimated to be $5,000.

Recall issued for about 1,250 pounds of meat

Camano Island’s Sausage Haus products might be contaminated.

3 women seek open seat in 39th District

The GOP nominees hope to fill the opening created by the resignation of Republican John Koster.

Lake Stevens High senior has an entrepreneurial mind

John Cramer crafts and sells designer pens to help pay for college

Marysville-Arlington fiber-optic link planned by Comcast

The high-speed internet line, to be ready next year, is seen as a boost for business development.

Second former student files abuse claim against teacher

The woman says Cascade High School’s Craig Verver had sexual contact with her on campus.

Boy stuck in child care instead of going to school

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

Most Read