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Afternoon Headlines

Friday, September 4, 2015

Top stories

A last-minute phone call, an urgent text — but too late

EVERETT — The girl sent Jaylen Fryberg's dad a text message, asking him to make sure his son didn't do anything stupid. When she sent that text, at 10:43 a.m. on Oct. 24, she didn't know that Jaylen, a 15-year-old freshman, already had shot five of his friends and killed himself in a Marysville Pilchuck High School cafeteria. She and Jaylen had ended a long-term relationship the weekend...[Read more]


State attorneys are investigating Eyman's use of initiative money

EVERETT — State attorneys went after Tim Eyman's bank records Thursday as they investigate whether he allegedly helped move money among two initiative campaigns in 2012,...[Read more]

New indictment adds charges against State Auditor Troy Kelley

SEATTLE — A new indictment from a federal grand jury on Thursday added money laundering and tax evasion counts to a long list of charges against Washington State...[Read more]

Panel gives green light to unfair labor practices case against Roe

EVERETT — A state commission has found that an unfair labor practices complaint can move forward against Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe.Monday’s preliminary ruling from ...[Read more]

Seahawks finish strong, beat Raiders 31-21

SEATTLE — The final preseason game is supposed to be when those on the fringes of making the roster get one last chance to show the team they belong in the NFL....[Read more]

Local news

Family recognized for operating same small farm for 127 years

GRANITE FALLS — There are a lot of memories on the Chew family farm. It's a slice of the scenic land Francis Henry Small and his wife, Elvira, homesteaded in 1888. It's where Wesley “Uncle Wes” Chew milked 13 cows by hand and...[Read more]


Painter Elizabeth Webber leaves a legacy of faith, courage and art

Art was her life’s work, but Elizabeth Webber left a legacy far beyond the whimsical paintings she created. That greater legacy is one of perseverance, kindness and courage...[Read more]

South Whidbey teachers vote to strike; talks continue

LANGLEY — Tuesday’s scheduled first day of classes in the South Whidbey School District is in doubt after teachers voted to strike for a better contract.The teachers union...[Read more]

On school clothes, we have uniform opinion

Back in the glorious 1980s, movies like “Heathers” and “Dead Poets Society” inspired us to push back against authority. If you’re really going...[Read more]

2 teens shot south of Everett; suspect possibly located

UPDATE: Major crimes detectives believe they have located a suspect in the shooting inside a condominium in the 1500 block of 115th Street SW. As of 2:30 a.m., the man...[Read more]


New Lynnwood Convention Center manager knows the place well

Sara Blayne came on board the Lynnwood Convention Center as its marketing director when the facility opened in 2005. As the center quietly celebrates its 10-year anniversary, she's back — this time as the general manager. Blayne, who...[Read more]


Cancellations leave Boeing with zero 747 orders in 2015

Nippon Cargo Airlines has cancelled orders for four 747-8 freighters, leaving Boeing with no net orders for 2015 so far, according to the airplane maker. The aerospace giant ...[Read more]

New tech gadgets on the way for holidays

BERLIN — Gadget makers have been showcasing their latest gear at Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, this week. With the exception of Apple, all...[Read more]

Judge grants restraining order in Longview mill strike

LONGVIEW — A judge has issued a temporary restraining order in hopes of keeping the peace along picket lines outside a Longview box plant.The Daily News of Longview reports...[Read more]

Bad policy will make climate change worse

By James McCuskerThe apocalyptic flavor of President Barack Obama’s Arctic speech bears an uneasy resemblance to the work of Thomas Malthus written over 200 years ago. Each...[Read more]


Here's what to expect in the 2015 high school football season

Herald prep writers David Krueger and Aaron Lommers got together recently to make10 bold predictions about the 2015 high school football season, which kicks off Friday night....[Read more]

Sox’s bats go quiet

SPOKANE — A day after clinching the Northwest League’s North Division second half title in an extra-inning win, the Everett AquaSox mustered just two hits in a 4-1 loss to...[Read more]

Tips ready for next step in the ‘process’

EVERETT — The Western Hockey League preseason is an evaluation process, and Everett Silvertips head coach Kevin Constantine trusts that process.“I’ve learned over the years...[Read more]

Huskies a mystery heading into opener

BOISE, Idaho — It’s true that Washington Huskies football coach Chris Petersen might know the Boise State roster better than anyone outside the Broncos’ own locker room....[Read more]

Week 1 | Prep Football Picks

David Krueger, Herald Writer Edmonds-Woodway over Jackson Mariner over Mountlake Terrace Burlington-Edison over Mount Vernon Marysville Pilchuck over Kamiak Auburn...[Read more]

Northwest, nation and world

Arby’s disciplines workers who refused to serve cop

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Arby's has fired the manager and indefinitely suspended a clerk two days after a Pembroke Pines police officer said she was denied service at...[Read more]

Falling SAT scores prompt alarm over high schools

Scores on the SAT have sunk to the lowest level since the college admission test was overhauled in 2005, adding to worries about student performance in the nation’s high...[Read more]

Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. — A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the...[Read more]

Saudis seek to reload arsenal with Boeing bombs

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has notified Congress informally that it wants to resupply Saudi Arabia with thousands of precision-guided munitions, according to two...[Read more]

French confirm wing part is from missing Malaysia 777

PARIS — French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines...[Read more]

Living and entertainment

Weekend best bets: Fair, music, beach, planes, more

Up in the sky: Vintage Aircraft Weekend is from Friday to Sunday at the Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo. You can see planes from the golden...[Read more]

Take a ride back in time on Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

“Choo-choo! Chooooo-chooooo!” That was the sound of my son's childhood. It started with wooden trains, then his plastic, GeoTrax set sprawled around the...[Read more]

Top 10 perennials to add dynamic layers to the garden

Most home gardens would be far more interesting and enriching if we simply upped the number of plants in them. We have too much lawn, too many areas of mulched beds and too...[Read more]

‘Learning to Drive’ stays in the middle of the road

It’s impossible to summon any animus against Patricia Clarkson, no matter the quality of her material. Even while playing an angry, jilted, selfish New Yorker suddenly...[Read more]

The Weeknd headlines Bumbershoot lineup

Summer’s not over yet, but with Bumbershoot on its way, you know it’s getting close.The annual Labor Day musical festival will take over Seattle Center once again, marking...[Read more]


Don’t hand over job to the EPA

The Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee now have some motivation. And a deadline. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has notified the state that it intends to move...[Read more]

No option to reject one’s duty

“I would prefer not to.” Kim Davis, echoing Herman Melville's, “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” is the county clerk who has refused to perform a...[Read more]

Demand that officials make streets safe

Kudos to Andy Skotdal for telling it like it truly is in his Aug. 30 letter, “Cure epidemic of social illness.” Our All-American City is being overrun with the...[Read more]

A Biden-Warren ticket only threat to Clinton

Unless she's indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. That kind of sentence is rarely written about a major presidential candidate. But I don't see a...[Read more]

Clinton scandal mill running low on grist

Conservative activist James O'Keefe, whose undercover videos brought down ACORN and embarrassed National Public Radio, came to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to unveil evidence ...[Read more]

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