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Friday, May 27, 2016

Top stories

Rita Jozefczyk, 88, thinks back to the sacrifices made during WWII

EVERETT — Rita Jozefczyk is drawn to another time. Going through old photographs, she drifts back nearly 75 years to life on the home front during World War II. There she is, a fresh-faced teenager in an overcoat standing with her father,...[Read more]


Man faces loss of leg after brutal assault in Everett

EVERETT — He has the calloused hands and muscular forearms of someone who works hard for his living. Around town, he’s known as Jim the Fence Guy, having built a bunch of...[Read more]

Bring patience on your trip because weekend traffic will be brutal

There are apps, websites, planning tools, even reservations to help out. But the best thing you can do to plan for Memorial Day weekend travel is just … be …...[Read more]

Sheriff: Snohomish County tax hike would help improve public safety

EVERETT — Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary sees a looming sales-tax vote as the best way to put more deputies on the road to address a spike in drug-related property ...[Read more]

Official: Oso couple was shot before being buried in hills

EVERETT — An Oso couple was shot before their bodies were buried in the hills near their home, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner reported Thursday.Monique Patenaude, 46,...[Read more]

Local news

State and tribes agree on fishing season; plan still awaits federal approval

EVERETT — After a nearly monthlong stalemate, the Department of Fish & Wildlife and Native American tribes have come to an agreement on a recreational fishing season for Puget Sound.The agreement reached Thursday afternoon follows extended negotiations between state and tribal fisheries managers after they failed to reach an agreement earlier this spring.The state and tribes must now obtain a ...[Read more]


Revised plan brings light rail to Everett 5 years sooner

EVERETT — Snohomish County leaders are backing a new plan that would bring light rail to Everett at least five years sooner than promised earlier.The South Transit Board on...[Read more]

Assistance League ensures kids can celebrate senior year

EVERETT — The handwritten notes answer why the women spend hours in the thrift store folding clothes and sorting dishes or why they take on cleaning out houses for...[Read more]

Kirk vs. Picard for best 'Star Trek' captain

In honor of the EMP’s new exhibit, our latest poll at wades into one of the galaxy’s never-ending debates: Who is the best “Star Trek”...[Read more]

Man's knife attack on grandma blamed on cough medicine

EVERETT — There was no argument that Bjorn Anderson attacked his grandma with a kitchen knife last year, stabbing the woman eight times before running from her Bothell-...[Read more]


‘Deadliest Catch’ star returns with a Wizard’s haul

EVERETT — Call it The Return of the Wizard. The crab boat helmed by Capt. Keith Colburn of “The Deadliest Catch” reality television show arrived in Seattle this month with a special cargo: a barrel of a traditional Scandinavian...[Read more]


Labor strife rocks France as law targets unions

PARIS — Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-...[Read more]

Skagit Bank opens new loan office in Everett

EVERETT — Skagit Bank has opened a new Loan Production Office in Everett with the aim of growing the bank's presence in Snohomish County. The new office is located at...[Read more]

Pending home sales hit highest level since 2006

WASHINGTON — Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade. ...[Read more]

Sears seeks DieHard jolt, hopes to clean up with Kenmore

CHICAGO — Sears Holdings is looking to generate more cash from its trusty Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands than the sale of washers and dryers, tools and car batteries...[Read more]


Scouts say it's time for M's ace Hernandez to adjust

SEATTLE — Even as the Seattle Mariners hold first place in the AL West with Memorial Day fast approaching, one question — one concern, really...[Read more]

Lynnwood's Pivec wins 3A state javelin title on final throw

TACOMA — Lynnwood's Mikayla Pivec was closing in on her first individual state championship in track and field on Thursday, leading the 3A javelin in the finals when...[Read more]

DEs Bennett, Clemons absent from Seahawks' first OTA

RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks are in the first week of their organized team activities, better known as OTAs, and coach Pete Carroll hit the nail on the head with his...[Read more]

Edmonds-Woodway enters 3A state soccer semifinals as big underdog

EDMONDS — One look at the semifinal teams of the 3A state high school boys soccer tournament finds a lot of familiar names: -- The Interlake Saints, defending state...[Read more]

M’s notebook: Team may face roster decision with Martin injury

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners could face similar roster decisions in evaluating the “tweak” in center fielder Leonys Martin's left hamstring that surfaced...[Read more]

Northwest, nation and world

Edmonds kayaker catches record 124-pound halibut off Neah Bay

A fish tale blending equal parts of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” and the classic “teach a man to fish” parable recently unwound in the Pacific Ocean near Neah ...[Read more]

Superbug doctors have been dreading just reached U.S.

For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S....[Read more]

Polls showing Donald Trump catching up with Hillary Clinton: Really?

WASHINGTON — A raft of polls in recent days has shown a sharply tighter presidential race, with Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump shrinking to just a couple of...[Read more]

Over the top: Donald Trump sews up Republican nomination

BISMARCK, N.D. — Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's...[Read more]

Many decide to take Social Security before full retirement age

CHICAGO — Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching ...[Read more]

Living and entertainment

Your guide to Pacific Northwest music festivals

Post-Fisherman’s Village, Everett’s big, three-day music fest, here are some of the upcoming Pacific Northwest music festivals:Northwest Folklife FestivalMay 27-30, Seattle...[Read more]

Bowie, David Bowie

Confession time: I’ve never been a rabid Bowie fan. Oh sure, his music is incredible and I’ll happily listen to it over and over, but only songs recorded between...[Read more]

‘Alice’ is a 3D eyeful but story line is flat

Lately I’ve been saying “I wish I hadn’t seen it in 3D” a lot, especially as regards action-heavy movies like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Batman v. Superman.” In those...[Read more]

Five more ideas for energizing lackluster yards

I am a little late on my Boring Yard Busters column this month due to the usual distraction of it being the busiest month of the year in the nursery business. That being said,...[Read more]

Find your rhythm at Northwest Folklife

It’s four days with 6,000 performers of every kind of creative expression under the sun. Or rain.But in this case, it’s under the Space Needle.Northwest Folklife Festival...[Read more]


Be prepared or stay at home

If you are one of the thousands of people who commute along the clogged highways and streets in the Puget Sound region, staying home and out of the car just might sound like...[Read more]

Flying? Take a book — or two

So, how did you pass the time recently at the airport while waiting in line for your pre-flight security check? Solitaire on your smartphone? A book? The people-watching is...[Read more]

Vietnam brings out realist in Obama’s policy

How do you distinguish a foreign policy “idealist” from a “realist,” an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in the arrow of...[Read more]

In digging up Foster rumors, Trump buries the truth

If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren't captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn't believe in taking prisoners, either. The exception to the rule...[Read more]

Ryan’s choice on Trump could determine GOP’s future

On Tuesday night, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump disparaged New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, probably the most prominent Hispanic Republican...[Read more]

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