County hopes new plan for addicts beats crossing its fingers

The former work release building in downtown Everett will be repurposed as a diversion center.

FILE - This Tuesday, May 30, 2017 file photo, former Washington Gov. John Spellman, second from left, leaves a memorial service in Renton, Wash. Spellman, the last Republican governor elected in Washington, has died at age 91. Spellman’s son, Seattle attorney David Spellman, confirmed his death Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)

John Spellman was last GOP governor of Washingon

He had spent recent weeks “being very disappointed with the Cougs and the Huskies,” his son said.

FILE - This Tuesday, May 30, 2017 file photo, former Washington Gov. John Spellman, second from left, leaves a memorial service in Renton, Wash. Spellman, the last Republican governor elected in Washington, has died at age 91. Spellman’s son, Seattle attorney David Spellman, confirmed his death Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)
Alaska Airlines has selected destinations for new service from Paine Field. (Alaska Airlines)

Alaska Airlines will fly from Everett to 8 West Coast cities

Two destinations that didn’t make the list were Spokane and Hawaii.

Alaska Airlines has selected destinations for new service from Paine Field. (Alaska Airlines)

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EVENTS Construction to start on housing project A groundbreaking is scheduled for the low-barrier housing project at 6107 Berkshire Drive. The housing, aimed primarily at… Continue reading

One man’s abandoned bicycle is another man’s freedom

Unclaimed bikes piling up at the Marysville Police Department are wending their way to Africa.

New Everett clinic to ease long wait times for appointments

The Community Health Center on Rucker will provide care for low-income and uninsured patients.

Gun control debate flares anew in Olympia

A two-hour hearing covered a package of gun-related legislation.

Two missing men found, one alive and one dead

The man found alive was found in an apartment across the hallway and taken to a hospital.

Alaska Airlines to announce Paine Field destinations Tuesday

The Snohomish County airport’s passenger terminal is slated to see flights this fall.

Darrington School Board dealing with upheavals

The crux of the controversy seems to be the superintendent’s job.

Suspect sought in two Everett bank robberies

He’s described as 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1, with dark hair and a goatee, and may have a neck tattoo.

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EVENTS Congressman holds MLT event U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen invites constituents to meet one-on-one with his staff during mobile office hours Tuesday evening at the… Continue reading

Three teens arrested for Marysville school vandalism

Windows were broken and a trash bin was on fire Sunday night at a Marysville middle school.

Langley mayor threatens newspaper with lawsuit

The mayor threatened to sue the paper over claims he withheld public records disclosure information.

Growing Everett area will wait for upgraded traffic light

The area near Swedish Medical Center on 128th Street is bustling with activity.

This Marysville student is an actor, debater, gamer, leader

Marysville Arts & Technology’s Brady Uker likely to pursue “anything social.”

Audit: Some Gold Bar employees are making too much money

Workers can receive raises every other year, but two have received the raises every year.

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Needle Arts, Written Arts, Senior Support

Dash lights don’t mean headlights

Street Smarts reader Steve Guinn wrote in following an earlier column reminding drivers to turn on their headlights. He had a great theory about why… Continue reading

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EVENTS Arlington Schools’ State of the District The 10th annual State of the District for the Arlington School District is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday… Continue reading