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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Top stories

Everett teens were shot because one wore blue, police say

EVERETT — An apparent case of mistaken gang affiliation erupted in gunfire Thursday night, sending two Everett teenagers to a Seattle hospital.The victims, a 14-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, are siblings.The girl was in satisfactory condition Friday at Harborview Medical Center. The boy was in serious condition and in intensive care but had been upgraded from critical condition the night...[Read more]


Couple exploring the country after creating fully sustainable vehicles

MILL CREEK — They wanted to be more than weekend warriors. Ching Fu, 33, and her partner, Jerud Crandall, 36 didn't want to wait until they retired to travel and see...[Read more]

Some local firefighters are being pulled back from the front lines

EVERETT — Firefighters from Snohomish County are being peeled back from the wildfires in Eastern and Central Washington, though some remain on the front lines. In the...[Read more]

New city manager has big plans for Mill Creek

MILL CREEK — There’s a new city manager in town. And she has plans to expand city buildings, build a senior center and a public works shop and reorganize how work is done in...[Read more]

Lake Stevens tops Meadowdale, 49-21

EDMONDS – Lake Stevens quarterback Jacob Eason wasn’t the sharpest he’s ever been, but even Eason not as his best is still better than most anyone else....[Read more]

Local news

New pastor works to explain old truths in new ways

EDMONDS — The Rev. Kevin Hollinger can breeze through an overview of the Gospel in a few seconds, from original sin to salvation in Jesus Christ.The hard work is relating that message to people’s lives. As the new senior pastor at Edgewood Baptist...[Read more]


Drug deal gone bad may have prompted Marysville shooting

MARYSVILLE — Prosecutors have charged a Bothell man with assault for firing a gun inside a shed.Detectives suspect the violence was motivated by a drug deal gone bad. A...[Read more]

Witnesses to U.S. 2 crash sought

EVERETT— The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses to a crash on the U.S. 2 trestle Monday.A Marysville woman, 50, was westbound in a Mazda about 5:30 a.m. The...[Read more]

Sailing on a ferry for Labor Day? Expect lots of company

More people have jumped aboard Washington State Ferries this summer than any other in the past 12 years, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.So far ...[Read more]

State attorneys are investigating Eyman's use of initiative money

EVERETT — State attorneys went after Tim Eyman's bank records Thursday as they investigate whether he allegedly helped move money among two initiative campaigns in 2012,...[Read more]


Windows 10 devices begin to roll out

BERLIN — Computer manufacturers are unveiling the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday. The industry has seen sluggish sales in recent years as consumers opt to spend their ...[Read more]


New Lynnwood Convention Center manager knows the place well

Sara Blayne came on board the Lynnwood Convention Center as its marketing director when the facility opened in 2005. As the center quietly celebrates its 10-year anniversary,...[Read more]

Microsoft mulls multibillion-dollar headquarters remodel

SEATTLE — Microsoft is considering a multibillion-dollar revamp of its headquarters campus in suburban Seattle, seeking to foster more collaboration among employees and...[Read more]

Peak barbecue? Those days are behind us

If you're planning to fire up your grill in the backyard on Labor Day weekend, spare a moment to consider that you're partaking in a tradition in slow decline. While two-...[Read more]

Bad policy will make climate change worse

By James McCuskerThe apocalyptic flavor of President Barack Obama’s Arctic speech bears an uneasy resemblance to the work of Thomas Malthus written over 200 years ago. Each...[Read more]


Huskies' rally falls short at Boise State

BOISE, Idaho — Their defense gave them a chance. Their special teams gave them a spark. Their offense, led by true freshman quarterback Jake Browning and an...[Read more]

Silvertips hang on for 5-4 win in preseason opener

EVERETT — Eight days of playing against their own teammates was enough for the Everett Silvertips. The Tips finally got the chance to face another team Friday night,...[Read more]

Vote for The Herald's Player of the Week | Week 1

The Player of the Week poll closes at noon, Monday. Zach Zimmerman Monroe, QB Zimmerman threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns in the Bearcats’ 55-6 season-opening...[Read more]

Mountlake Terrace opens with wild win over Mariner

EDMONDS — After Friday's 34-31 win over Mariner, Mountlake Terrace head coach Kelly Dougan was all smiles. After getting his first victory as a high school head coach,...[Read more]

Silvertips outlast Victoria Royals in preseason opener

The Silvertips were able to hang on for a 5-4 victory in their preseason opener Friday night at Xfinity Arena, but the final score ended up being a lot closer than it...[Read more]

Northwest, nation and world

State Supreme Court won’t block Eyman anti-tax initiative

OLYMPIA — An initiative that would limit the Legislature's ability to raise taxes will appear on the November ballot, after the Washington Supreme Court on Friday...[Read more]

Clinton: I didn’t ‘stop and think’ about email system

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn’t the “best choice” and acknowledged she didn’t “stop and think” about ...[Read more]

Conservatives try to mount anti-Trump ad campaign

WASHINGTON — A top conservative group is trying to coax wealthy Republican donors to help fund a multimillion-dollar ad campaign and other efforts against Donald Trump — the...[Read more]

Jeff Bezos brings his rockets to Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — As Elon Musk and SpaceX work to resolve problems that caused a Falcon 9 rocket explosion in June, another tycoon’s company is getting ready to step...[Read more]

Austria, Germany accept thousands of Mideast migrants

BICSKE, Hungary — After misery, delivery. Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded buses...[Read more]

Living and entertainment

Can you give one of these pets a home?

The Everett Animal Shelter hosts thousands of stray and unwanted animals every year. Some are adopted right away, but some sit in the shelter for weeks at a time, waiting for ...[Read more]

Weekend best bets: Fair, music, beach, planes, more

Up in the sky: Vintage Aircraft Weekend is from Friday to Sunday at the Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo. You can see planes from the golden...[Read more]

Take a ride back in time on Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

“Choo-choo! Chooooo-chooooo!” That was the sound of my son's childhood. It started with wooden trains, then his plastic GeoTrax set sprawled around the hallway....[Read more]

The must-see local bands at Bumbershoot

When you buy tickets to a major music festival the size of Bumbershoot it’s likely because of the big name artists attached. Names like The Weeknd, Brand New, Social...[Read more]

Renowned Italian glass artist visits the Schack

EVERETT — Renowned Italian glass artist and master glass maker Lino Tagliapietra will be at work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 through 11 in the glass studio at the Schack...[Read more]


County should look at why farms are struggling

Contrary to the perception created by Snohomish County that county agriculture is doing well, is the reality that agriculture has been loosing $1 million dollars in...[Read more]

Don’t hand over job to the EPA

The Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee now have some motivation. And a deadline. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has notified the state that it intends to move...[Read more]

Demand that officials make streets safe

Kudos to Andy Skotdal for telling it like it truly is in his Aug. 30 letter, “Cure epidemic of social illness.” Our All-American City is being overrun with the...[Read more]

A Biden-Warren ticket only threat to Clinton

Unless she's indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. That kind of sentence is rarely written about a major presidential candidate. But I don't see a...[Read more]

Such sweet gifts of kindness, community

Like most parents, I have a young son who desired to open a lemonade stand this summer, the quintessential summer experience. Starting out, I did not know how much it would...[Read more]

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