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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Sister Mary Ann Conley retires from Snohomish ministry after 27 years

SNOHOMISH — When Sister Mary Ann Conley arrived at St. Michael Catholic Church, the convent she moved into was a nearly century-old farmhouse. She learned her way around as part of her ministry. In 27 years of service to the church, she drove...[Read more]

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Puget Sound businesses will feel long-term effects of Brexit

EVERETT — While stock markets around the world plunged in reaction to Britain's vote to leave the European Union, companies and investment analysts around Puget Sound...[Read more]

Man who robbed Bothell bank on bike sentenced to 13 years

EVERETT — Maybe it was the movie he'd watched about a guy who gets shot by police. Or it could have been the TV commercial starring a hard-charging lawyer who vows to...[Read more]

A scenic trip for foodies

BOW-EDISON — My cousin says that life is the sum of one’s food memories. That’s arguable, but if so, then perhaps all journeys lead to food. One thing is certain. A day trip...[Read more]

I-5 squeeze in Marysville expected to be finished by Monday

MARYSVILLE — Call it an encore to the Snohomish County Squeeze. Although the expansion joints across the I-5 bridges leading north and south through Marysville have...[Read more]

Local news

Officials still looking for owner of dog abandoned near Maltby

MALTBY — An apparently abused dog found abandoned near Maltby earlier this month continues to recover. Investigators still need help identifying the animal's owner, according to a Friday press release from Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn...[Read more]

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Four sites selected for statewide candidate debates

Sites for up to six candidate debates this fall in the races for governor and U.S. Senate have been chosen. Representatives of the Washington State Debate Coalition...[Read more]

Mill Creek police ask for help in identifying possible arsonist

MILL CREEK — A wayward flare, a Molotov cocktail and string of suspicious fire calls has Mill Creek police concerned. Police say they are asking for tips to identify...[Read more]

Which track? Sounder passengers no longer have to guess

MUKILTEO — In April, Mukilteo finally got its long-planned second boarding platform for northbound and southbound Sounder trains. But railroad freight traffic can...[Read more]

Ready or not, virtual is finally becoming a reality

TV viewers of the 1990s might remember an episode of “Mad About You” where Paul, the dopey but lovable husband, invests in a virtual reality system and uses it to ...[Read more]

Business

Bellingham launches inspections of rental properties

BELLINGHAM — Erik Martin and his three roommates knew the State Street house they rented wasn't in pristine condition, but they never expected it to start bleeding. Martin, a Western Washington University student, and his roommates started...[Read more]

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Brexit vote slams world, U.S. financial markets

NEW YORK — Stocks plunged in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the...[Read more]

Before the robots rise up, they’ll make pizza

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In the back kitchen of Mountain View’s newest pizzeria, Marta works tirelessly, spreading marinara sauce on uncooked pies. She doesn’t complain, takes ...[Read more]

Wife of nation's lowest-paid governor takes waitressing job

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine — The waitress bounded with a cup of chowder and a plate of fish and broccoli. It was Ann LePage's first double shift at McSeagull's,...[Read more]

U.S. rig count down 3 this week to 421

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 421, snapping three weeks of gains after a slide that lasted months...[Read more]

Sports

M's Miley pitches 4 no-hit, shutout innings for Frogs in rehab start

EVERETT — Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade Miley, who hasn't pitched in a game since June 12th, pitched four scoreless innings for the Everett AquaSox in a rehab...[Read more]

Silvertips goaltender Hart not drafted in first round of NHL draft

Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart was not drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft Friday in Buffalo, N.Y., but the netminder likely won't be on the board for long ...[Read more]

Lind's 3-run HR in 9th lifts Mariners to 4-3 win over Cardinals

SEATTLE — Long on overtaxed pitching, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais was asked how long a leash recently-acquired, off-the-scrap-heap starting pitcher Wade...[Read more]

AquaSox walk off with 3-2 win over Boise

EVERETT — Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade Miley got the Everett staff off to a strong start Friday night in a rehab assignment with the AquaSox. And the rest of ...[Read more]

Seahawks will be different without Lynch

RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks haven’t exactly been daunted so far by life without Marshawn Lynch.“It’s different not having him,” offensive coordinator and play caller...[Read more]

Northwest, nation and world

Pentagon to end ban on transgender service members

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is expected to repeal its ban on transgender service members within weeks, Pentagon officials said Friday, putting to rest a long and...[Read more]

23 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As a deluge swamped southeast West Virginia — a disaster that killed at least 23 people — Ronnie Scott's wife called him and told him...[Read more]

More than 30 burned at Tony Robbins’ walk over coals

DALLAS — More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals ...[Read more]

Asians are fastest-growing racial group in U.S.

WASHINGTON — Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S., according to new information from the Census Bureau.The nation’s Asian population grew at 3.4 percent ...[Read more]

Sanders says he’ll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet

ST. LOUIS — Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a...[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]

Heartwood 6:4 The Waitress Was New by Dominique Fabre

Pierre is a 56-year-old bartender in a Parisian restaurant called Le Cercle. The restaurant is owned by a husband-and-wife team (Henri and Isabelle) in their early 40s. In...[Read more]

Horror goes arthouse in ‘Neon Demon’

The first line of dialogue in “The Neon Demon” is a relatively innocent one: “Am I staring?”The answer is yes, and you will be staring, too: “The Neon Demon” is eye-candy of...[Read more]

Darrington’s Spur Festival celebrates country

DARRINGTON — Martin “Marty” House is back, a year older and wiser, and just as passionate about country music.House’s second annual Spur Festival is this weekend at the...[Read more]

Hey Hotwire: Where’s my refund?

Question: I have had a very tough time dealing with Hotwire to be reimbursed for a flight that was canceled due to bad weather, and I am hoping that you can help me.I was...[Read more]

Opinion

United Way grants’ focus is on breaking cycle of poverty

As the leaders of United Way of Snohomish County's Board of Directors we appreciate the Herald's endorsement of our next cycle of grants in your editorial of June 9. These...[Read more]

A not-so-hot start to summer, as usual

A 9-year-old boy shared an important bit of information at the dinner table on Monday: “The summer solstice is the longest day of the year!” And the adults...[Read more]

Thanks to couple for help after fall

On Wednesday evening, on my way to my grandson's graduation at Xfinity Arena, I was helped by a very caring couple after I had fallen face first onto the concrete sidewalk....[Read more]

Trump’s dystopia at odds with facts, reality

Nobody brings the crazy quite like The Donald. For years, the conspiracy-minded have been trying to prove that Hillary Clinton gave “stand-down” orders blocking...[Read more]

Clinton offers four more years of the same

“I believe in an America always moving toward the future.” — Hillary Clinton, June 21 This was not the most important line in Clinton's Ohio economic...[Read more]

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