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Friday, February 12, 2016

Top stories

Everett's Pacific Rim gymnastics event in April is 'a huge deal'

MUKILTEO — In the summer of 2008, Shawn Johnson realized her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics and winning four medals, including one gold medal. What happened afterward was even more than she ever could have imagined. Johnson,...[Read more]


Halfway-house operator held on drug-trafficking charges

EVERETT — A man was arrested on federal drug-trafficking charges Tuesday morning as he left a group home he operates that advertise services for recovering addicts....[Read more]

Teen sentenced to 17½ years for shooting over clothing color

EVERETT — A 14-year-old girl pulled off her glasses and wiped at tears Thursday afternoon as the teenager who shot her and her brother was led into a courtroom in...[Read more]

Everett fires police lieutenant after DUI investigation

EVERETT — An Everett police lieutenant was fired Wednesday in connection with his drunken-driving arrest last summer.Jimmy Phillips, 60, had his prosecution deferred for five ...[Read more]

Feds reportedly investigating Boeing’s 787, 747 accounting

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether the Boeing Co. properly accounted for the costs and expected sales of two of its best-known jetliners,...[Read more]

Local news

Jaguar-driving suspects flee after home invasion, gunshots

EDMONDS — Police were searching for suspects Friday morning after shots were fired in the Esperance area near Edmonds.Four men forced their way into a home in the 8100 block of 228th Street SW, said Shari Ireton, spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. A 22-year-old man inside the home suffered a minor head injury. It was not immediately clear how he was assaulted, Ireton said.“It...[Read more]


Lake Stevens police chief leaving department

LAKE STEVENS — Police Chief Dan Lorentzen announced Friday that he is leaving the department.The city’s new mayor, John Spencer, wanted a change in direction, officials said....[Read more]

Lake Stevens' first visitor information center taking shape

LAKE STEVENS — The city is turning the empty house at Lundeen Park into its first official visitor center. Though Lake Stevens is the fifth largest city in Snohomish...[Read more]

Search continues but no sign of missing Mountlake Terrace woman

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — In the three days since she went missing, neither the cellphone nor credit cards belonging to Cheryl DeBoer have been used. Police, co-workers,...[Read more]

Charges dropped in case of alleged teen prostitution

EVERETT — Snohomish County prosecutors have dropped charges against an Everett man they suspected of paying for online ads for underage girls working as prostitutes.A...[Read more]


Aerospace analyst thinks the jetliner boom is nearing an end

LYNNWOOD — The commercial jetliner industry is riding a historically high wave, and its biggest players are ramping up for blue skies and happy days ahead. But warning lights are flashing, some industry watchers say. Airlines have been on an unprecedented spending spree fueled, in part, by low interest rates, steadily growing numbers of passengers, and — until the past few years...[Read more]


Private investors buy AIM Aerospace of Renton

Two private equity firms — Farol Asset Management and Liberty Hall Capital — have teamed up to buy Renton-based AIM Aerospace, a major supplier.The firms say the deal is...[Read more]

Briefs: Coastal Community Bank VP takes on new role

Coastal Community Bank VP takes on new role Toraya Miller has accepted the position of vice president/branch manager at Coastal Community Bank's downtown Everett location...[Read more]

Zero-growth economy wouldn’t be dystopia

What if the U.S. economy stops growing? What would happen to us all?The prolonged sluggish growth of our economy has some people wondering what would happen if our economic...[Read more]

Briefs: EvCC hires retired Everett police captain

EvCC hires retired Everett police captain Retired Everett Police Department Capt. Bill Deckard has been hired as program director to lead Everett Community College's Public...[Read more]


Art Thiel: Newton's actions speak louder than his words

After reading the hubbub created by Cam Newton's pouty post-Super Bowl press conference, I recalled a years-ago conversation regarding former Seattle Mariners manager Lou...[Read more]

Mariner boys edge Lake Stevens 45-42 for first playoff win since 2009

LAKE STEVENS — It's not easy to be louder than the Lake Stevens High School band. But the Mariner basketball team made some noise of its own against the Vikings...[Read more]

Silvertips work to improve communication on defense

EVERETT — Kevin Davis doesn’t pay too much attention to the jersey that hangs in his locker when he arrives for practice inside Xfinity Arena.Sometimes it’s green. Other...[Read more]

Lake Stevens girls spoil Mariner's playoff return with 75-49 win

LAKE STEVENS — The Mariner girls basketball team hadn't made a postseason appearance since the 2010-11 season before the Marauders met Lake Stevens in the opening round ...[Read more]

Blue Jackets sign ex-Silvertip Murray to 2-year extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Ryan Murray to a two-year, $5.65 million contract extension Thursday.The 22-year-old Murray has four goals and 13 ...[Read more]

Northwest, nation and world

Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, Obama

MILWAUKEE — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night’s Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over...[Read more]

With FBI ring tightening, last Oregon occupiers give up

BURNS, Ore. — With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday,...[Read more]

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors

WASHINGTON — In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind...[Read more]

Last hours of armed standoff play out online for listeners

The end of a nearly six-week-long standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge played out live on the Internet, with tens of thousands of people listening as supporters encouraged...[Read more]

Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein-predicted ripples

WASHINGTON — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the...[Read more]

Living and entertainment

See dance teacher's prize-winning moves at Globetrotters game

EVERETT — See the winner dance. At halftime during the Harlem Globetrotters game on Sunday at Xfinity Arena, the audience will see a performance by Sam Picart, the...[Read more]

Cast shines in funny 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

SEATTLE — “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” opened this past week before a 5th Avenue Theatre audience in the throes of love: Snorts,...[Read more]

Richard Russo in Everett

Exciting news for literature lovers and those who appreciate a good story: Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls, will be making an appearance for ...[Read more]

Ring in the Chinese new year at Tulalip Casino's Journeys East

It's the Year of the Red Fire Monkey and it's being celebrated at Journeys East restaurant at the Tulalip Resort Casino. My husband and I visited the restaurant on Monday...[Read more]

‘Deadpool’ plays to Ryan Reynolds’ snarky strengths

It must be a sign of superhero fatigue that studios are injecting life into the genre via characters who declare that they want nothing to do with heroics. While the posse of ...[Read more]


Getting ready for the big one

By now our concerns about earthquakes, specifically “The Really Big One” discussed in the New Yorker article of the same name from July — the one that...[Read more]

An Opportunity of a lifetime

The news is improving for college graduates, and gets even better for those with degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health care. The unemployment...[Read more]

Millennials owe a debt to feminists, but not a vote

Two recent comments by famous feminists have underscored the inevitable and predicted the foregone: The feminist era of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright ...[Read more]

Politics of high fantasy

WASHINGTON — The New Hampshire results have solidified the reigning cliche that the 2016 campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the left and the right....[Read more]

Why RubioBot’s weakness didn’t surface during earlier debates

Let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that Marco Rubio knows what he's doing. A week ago, the youthful senator from Florida was in great shape. His surprisingly...[Read more]

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