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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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PUD ethics report: ‘appearance’ of conflict of interest
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Public Utility District failed to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest when it awarded a no-bid...

It's a seller's market as Snohomish County home prices rebound
Remember when the housing market collapsed?Yeah, that's so 2007.The market has bounced back, homes are being sold quickly and sellers are often getting what they...

Seattle-Snohomish Mill closing in midst of lumber glut
SNOHOMISH — The city's last remaining mill is shutting down after almost 75 years.The Seattle-Snohomish Mill, a family-owned company that has been in business since...

Rotary awards $149,500 to ‘impressive’ students
EVERETT — Audrey Taber stood in front of the room of students and parents while her guidance counselor at Cascade High School read off a list of her qualities: focused, determined,...

All-Wesco athletes for spring 2015
The All-Wesco teams for spring sports, as determined by league coaches: 

Local news

Felony assault charge for wife in Marysville domestic dispute
MARYSVILLE — A Marysville woman who was arrested last month after she allegedly shot at her husband over housework is now charged with felony assault.

Mayor: Lynnwood poised for more growth
LYNNWOOD — This is a big year for Lynnwood.

Celebration’s door open for all Latinos
May has come and gone, this time without a Cinco de Mayo event that’s been held in Everett for years. That’s because

Beef, boar, buffalo, chicken thief still on the lam
MILL CREEK — It’s a cold case, but it wasn’t exactly cold cuts. An unusual crime was discovered May 17 at the Blazing Onion restaurant in Mill Creek Town Center.

Carnival ride damaged when semi topples at Smokey Point
SMOKEY POINT — A semi truck trailer tipped over and dumped a large carnival ride onto the roadway just off I-5 Tuesday morning.The mishap was reported around 10:30 a.m.

Business

Boeing KC-46 tanker program test plane takes off with boom attached
A test plane from Boeing’s new aerial refueling tanker program took off from Boeing Field International in Seattle fitted with a refueling boom Tuesday afternoon.

Wal-Mart to raise wages for managers
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is raising the pay of more than 100,000 of its managers and employees in specialized departments.

New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play
LOS ANGELES — Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from “The...

Survey: Most Americans with disabilities ‘striving to work’
CONCORD, N.H. — More than two-thirds of American adults with disabilities are “striving to work,” according to a national employment survey being released just before the landmark legislation...

Maersk Line orders another 11 huge container ships
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says it has ordered 11 huge container ships with an option to buy six more in a deal worth 12.3 billion kroner ($1.8...

Sports

Nominees for the Class of 2015 Boys Athlete of the Year
Eds. note: Only senior athletes are considered for Athlete of the Year nominations, which are provided by school athletic directors, coaches and Herald writers. Voting ends Tuesday at...

Wilson states desire to stay with Seahawks
RENTON — Russell Wilson says he hopes to sign a new contract that will keep him with the Seattle Seahawks for "a long time." He says nothing has discouraged him from...

Nominees for the Class of 2015 Girls Athlete of the Year
Eds. note: Only senior athletes are considered for Athlete of the Year nominations, which are provided by school athletic directors, coaches and Herald writers. Voting ends Tuesday at...

Rodney blows save, Yankees beat M’s in extras
SEATTLE — As theater, this was great stuff Tuesday at Safeco Field. Not particularly great or clean baseball, but wildly entertaining. The end, though, brought only most heartbreak...

M’s notebook: Guaipe sent down after solid debut
SEATTLE — If first impressions count for anything, right-handed reliever Mayckol Guaipe will be back in the big leagues before long.For now, though, Guaipe is heading...

Northwest, Nation and world

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over cities
WASHINGTON — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all...

House NSA surveillance bill clears Senate hurdle
WASHINGTON — A House-passed bill to overhaul collection of U.S. phone records by the National Security Agency has cleared a hurdle in the Senate. The vote was 83 to 14.

Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing
JIANLI, China — Divers pulled three people alive from inside an overturned cruise ship and searched for other survivors Tuesday, state media said, giving some small hope amid an apparently massive...

Bothell mayor agrees to sell golf course back nine
BOTHELL — The mayor of the northeast Seattle suburb of Bothell has agreed to sell the 39-acre back nine of a golf course to a conservation group, ending a plan to build 50 expensive homes along an...

IG: IRS failed to upgrade security ahead of cyberattack
WASHINGTON — The IRS failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to its computer systems, some of which could have made it more difficult for hackers to use an IRS website to steal tax...

Living and Entertainment

What to do with the early strawberry bonanza
ARLINGTON — It's already time to pick strawberries.Mother Nature usually cooperates with the end of the school year, so that berries are ripe by mid-June and ready for...

A beautiful berry add-in for panna cotta, Italy’s unsung dessert
I can usually predict how dinner at my Italian friends' homes will end. There might be fresh fruit for a finish. Or there might be cheese. Or there might be fruit and cheese. But there'll...

Helping elderly family members with life transitions
Dixie, 92 years old, was living in Florida, with her two adult children residing in the Pacific Northwest. Increasingly, she was becoming housebound. She started telling her daughter-in-law how she...

Layers of flavor in a strata makeover
A strata, also called a breakfast bake or casserole, is a savory, eggy bread pudding that is often served for a special-occasion brunch. If you have tried one before, chances are it was...

Summer heats up with new shows
Summer television has evolved from a rerun graveyard to the home of lively offerings, with enough choices to threaten your vacation plans — or at least DVR capacity.

Opinion

Close gap with capital gains tax
With little to show after one special session, legislators in Olympia have started the second by at least making their

What if we set a maximum wage for CEOs?
It's an ode to cognitive dissonance when pundits come out swinging (rhetorically) against a strong minimum wage or decent pensions for everyday working people but don't even bat an...

GOP’s salute to black music shows party’s long road ahead
The press release went out last week: "Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, will participate in a panel discussion luncheon in celebration of Black Music...

Who’s afraid of the NSA?
Do I trust the federal government? Hell no. President Barack Obama's Department of Justice is happy to spend years investigating a foreign soccer organization for corruption...

Try rethinking assumptions
Letter writer Gary from Lake Stevens wrote a heartfelt letter admonishing the...

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