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Afternoon Headlines

Friday, October 9, 2015

Top stories

Everett to be headquarters of Fluke's parent company

EVERETT — The parent company of Everett's Fluke Corp. is breaking apart, and one of the two new companies will be moving its headquarters here, according to a source familiar with the deal. The company, which is going by the temporary name...[Read more]


Former sergeant admits he helped launder prostitution money

EVERETT — A former Snohomish County sheriff's sergeant admitted Thursday he ignored his duty and helped launder money he knew came from a multimillion-dollar...[Read more]

SEC seeks oversight of Everett-based developer accused of fraud

SEATTLE — Attorneys will be arguing Friday in U.S. District Court about who should control properties belonging to an Everett- based developer accused of securities...[Read more]

There’s a little mystery and a whole lot of screaming at ‘Twin Peaks’ house

Screams may shatter the nighttime silence in an historic Everett neighborhood Friday and early Saturday. Don’t worry, there’s nothing to fear — except, perhaps, a spooky-...[Read more]

Huskies' defense stars in 17-12 win over No. 17 USC

LOS ANGELES – United in their elation, Keishawn Bierria and Sidney Jones walked side-by-side up the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum tunnel toward the visiting locker room,...[Read more]

Local news

Brief visit by Obama expected to snarl Seattle traffic

EVERETT — If traffic on I-5 heading toward Seattle seems bad Friday afternoon, it may be because President Barack Obama is in town.Or it could be just because it’s Friday afternoon.Nevertheless, drivers are being advised to be prepared for region-wide backups as the president arrives for a touch-and-go stop in downtown Seattle Friday.The U.S. Secret Service typically advises local officials of...[Read more]


Possible norovirus outbreak at Colby living facility

EVERETT — Eight residents and three staff members at Cascadian Place, an independent living facility for older adults, have become sickened by what health officials suspect...[Read more]

How one man maximized Good To Go for I-405 toll lanes

Toll lanes on I-405 between Lynnwood and Bellevue have marked a big shift in the commute. But they may mark an even bigger shift for non-commuters who puzzle over what to do....[Read more]

Teen shooting victim identified as Anthony Boro

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of a teenager who was fatally shot in an apartment complex parking lot near Lynnwood ...[Read more]

Shirley Gilbertson loved her temp job so much, she stayed on for free

STANWOOD — Shirley Gilbertson really liked her temp office job at Fire Station 99 in Stanwood. So much so that she stayed on to work for free after a permanent...[Read more]


Swedish Edmonds nearly ready to unveil $63.5 million ER, expansion

EDMONDS — Swedish Edmonds CEO Jennifer Graves wears a hard hat and safety vest as she walks through her hospital's still-under-construction expansion. “It's amazing how much it changes in just a week,” Graves said. “It's...[Read more]


Americans spending, not saving, cheap gas windfall

WASHINGTON — Gasoline prices began to plunge a year ago. They rebounded a bit this spring, and then they fell again. American drivers haven't enjoyed prices this low,...[Read more]

Trade groups forecast strong holiday sales season

Retailers are in for a strong, yet competitive holiday season, according to two forecasts Thursday.Sales in November and December are expected to rise 3.7 percent to $630.5...[Read more]

New Chrysler, UAW pact boosts 2nd tier wages

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is offering so-called second-tier United Auto Workers members as much as $29 an hour — up from $25 previously...[Read more]

Bernanke memoir renews debate over Wall Street

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s new book, “The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath,” hit the streets this past week.In the book Bernanke...[Read more]


Seahawks defense much better since Chancellor’s return

RENTON — Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard can't even remember his reaction on the sideline when Kam Chancellor knocked the ball out of Calvin...[Read more]

Fix the snaps or Seahawks' offense may be sunk

RENTON — Pete Carroll is rarely one to back off his standard bromides, diversions and euphemisms that protect Seahawks players in public from criticism by the head...[Read more]

UW notebook: Huskies lose Victor for targeting

LOS ANGELES — Perhaps forgotten amid the celebration of Washington's 17-12 victory over USC on Thursday night is the loss of one of the Huskies' best defensive players...[Read more]

Astros beat Royals 5-2 to open ALDS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has a “soft rule” when it comes to a rain delay during a game: If it lasts about an hour, he’ll...[Read more]

Hasselbeck, Johnson lead Colts over Texans 27-20

HOUSTON — Matt Hasselbeck and Andre Johnson showed Thursday night that sometimes old guys can shine in what is certainly a young man’s league. The 34-year-old...[Read more]

Northwest, nation and world

Inslee orders another rewrite of clean-water rules

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday directed state officials take another stab at updating clean-water rules, as the state races to finalize a plan before the federal...[Read more]

1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A shooting outside an Arizona university dormitory early Friday left one person dead, three others wounded and the suspected shooter in custody, a school...[Read more]

Dam intact, but 6 seriously hurt in explosion at Priest Rapids

MATTAWA — An explosion at a hydroelectric dam on Washington’s Columbia River injured six workers, but it did not compromise the dam’s structure and posed no risk to the...[Read more]

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway — A Tunisian democracy group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement. The...[Read more]

GOP turns to reluctant Paul Ryan for speaker post

As soon as Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., shocked his fellow Republicans by withdrawing from the race for House speaker, Paul Ryan knew what was coming. “I will not be ...[Read more]

Living and entertainment

Weekend fun: Beer, Silvertips, racing pumpkins ...

Have a beer: The Beer in the Barn Craft Beer Festival is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Thomas Family Farms, 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish. More than 20 breweries will bring two...[Read more]

Phoenix’s ‘One Slight Hitch’ opens this weekend

EDMONDS — It was going to be the perfect wedding day.Until the door bell rang, and then a slight hitch threatened to ruin the celebration.Yale-educated playwright Lewis...[Read more]

exhibits & galleries

Snohomish CountyEventsFall into Art: Arlington Arts Council’s 13th annual auction fundraiser is 6 p.m. Oct. 17, Gleneagle Country Club, 7619 Country Club Dr., Arlington....[Read more]

Schack’s ‘All Natural’ exhibit focuses on nature

EVERETT — “All Natural.”For Kait Rhoads, a guest curator at the Schack Center for the Arts, the phrase is irritating when applied to food.The current 15-artist glass exhibit...[Read more]

Now is the best time to plant spring bulbs

I have fond memories of planting bulbs as a youngster. First, Mom and I would go to the garden center and study all the amazing varieties. After making our decision and...[Read more]


Fight ivory, other species trafficking here

We've made the point before that Washington state's ports are responsible for a major portion of the export-import business in the U.S. The combined container ports of...[Read more]

Senate panel gets an earful on school funding

They came to listen and got an earful. The state Senate's Education Committee was in Everett on Tuesday night to hear from teachers, school officials, parents and even a...[Read more]

Obama won’t own up to his only option on guns

There's the cycle of poverty. There's the cycle of violence. And then there's the cycle of gun talk. It starts with a mass shooting. Gun-control advocates blame the deaths on ...[Read more]

Kasich may be too reasonable for GOP’s base

On paper, John Kasich is a perfect candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. He has a long record as a fiscal and social conservative, and he's the popular...[Read more]

Freedom Caucus wants a speaker that follows its lead

You think John Boehner had a rocky time as speaker of the House? Just wait until you see how his successor fares this fall — if House Republicans can even find a...[Read more]

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