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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

9-year-old among suspects in 2 a.m. Marysville school burglary
MARYSVILLE — When police rounded up the suspects, one was particularly small. The silent alarm went off around 2:15 a.m. Monday, alerting police to a break-in at Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Drought raises wildfire risk in Snohomish County
EVERETT — A hot and dry summer predicted for Western Washington, combined with widespread drought, creates the dangerous potential for wildfires.A record-breaking...

Snohomish's Ike Ditzenberger faces another challenge: Going to college
SNOHOMISH — In the fall of 2010, Ike Ditzenberger scored a touchdown for Snohomish in the late seconds of a high school football game against Lake Stevens. A video of that moment...

Longtime director of county public defender association steps down
EVERETT — Bill Jaquette plans to spend more time on the water.

Balloons for Annabelle: Jackson Elementary students mourn classmate
EVERETT — On Monday, with a strong wind blowing from the west, children and parents at Jackson Elementary School released about 150 balloons into the clear blue sky, each with a note attached.

Local news

Monroe prisoner accused of beating fellow inmate to death
MONROE — Detectives believe a prisoner serving time for manslaughter has killed again.An inmate in the Special Offenders Unit at the Monroe Correctional Center allegedly...

Missing Everett woman with dementia found safe
Update: Gloria Snook has been found safe.

Mukilteo teachers, too, will strike; Everett district to serve lunch
MUKILTEO — Members of the teachers union here will walk off the job on Wednesday, joining those of...

Slightly more revenue is forecast amid state budget logjam
OLYMPIA — State lawmakers received a new forecast of revenue Monday, and it seemed like pretty good news, but perhaps not...

$500K bail set for suspect accused of wielding hatchet in burglary
EVERETT — It was around 4:30 a.m. Friday.A man with a hatchet broke through the back door of an Everett home where a couple in their late 70s lives.The...


How County Market landed in Lake Stevens
LAKE STEVENS — It's a new brand of supermarket for Snohomish County, one that is entrenched in the Midwest and the South.County Market opened May 1, taking over for...

VIP demand for Boeing’s 747-8 could help keep program alive, exec says
The head of Boeing Business Jets said Monday that demand from world leaders, militaries and private VIPs with big wallets could keep demand alive...

Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue
SEATTLE — Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he’d be better off avoiding the city to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn...

Airbus orders checks on A400M electronic systems
PARIS — The maker of the Airbus A400M military transport plane that crashed in Spain this month has warned air forces flying the plane to carry out checks on its electronic systems before the next...

Chinese nationals charged with stealing US trade secrets
SAN FRANCISCO — Three Chinese nationals who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California and three others have been charged with stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S.


Ripken’s appearance in Everett postponed
The dedication ceremony planned for Wednesday at Gaffney Field in north Everett has been postponed.

Seahawks’ Williams to have surgery for kidney cancer
RENTON — After missing his first two NFL seasons with knee injuries, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams is now facing his biggest challenge yet.The...

Prep softball district preview: Class 4A bracket is loaded
Six teams enter. Two teams go to state and four go home.It's softball, Thunderdome-style, in the Class 4A District softball tournament that begins Tuesday at SkyRiver Park in...

Mariners trade Medina to Cubs for catcher
BALTIMORE — The Seattle Mariners have acquired catcher Welington Castillo from the Chicago Cubs for right-handed relief pitcher Yoervis Medina.

Sounders’ Barrett named Player of the Week
Seattle Sounders forward Chad Barrett has been voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 11 of the 2015 MLS season.

Northwest, Nation and world

Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute
WACO, Texas — A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member’s foot, police said Tuesday.

State Dept. plans release of Clinton emails by next January
WASHINGTON — The State Department has proposed releasing portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January.

Prostitute pleads guilty in overdose death of Google exec
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and administering...

Bristol Palin calls off wedding to war hero, mom says
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her daughter, Bristol, won’t marry Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer this month.

Shooter was fixated on George Zimmerman, police report says
ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had “a fixation” on the former neighborhood watch leader and had recently been admitted to a mental institution,...

Living and Entertainment

Husbands and wives must find common ground on housework
Last week in The Everett Herald, there was a sad story about a woman who allegedly fired a gun at her husband over...

‘The Farewell Party’ lets the Israeli elderly make their exit in style
Steve Allen’s famous equation, “Tragedy plus time equals comedy” is seriously stretched in “The Farewell Party,” a darker-than-dark Israeli comedy about old people seeking “death with dignity”...

Where were you? The eruption of Mount St. Helens
It may be surprising to note that we've reached the 35th anniversary of the disastrous eruption of Mount St. Helens. On May 18, 1980, a beautiful Sunday morning was shattered by a 5.1...

Five words you should stop using when you talk about food
Words matter, perhaps more than you realize. How you describe something expresses your underlying attitude about it, but the words themselves reflect back at you, shaping your thoughts...

Today in History
Today is Tuesday, May 19, the 139th day of 2015. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s highlight:


Pay raises and a Tubman $20
Time to tie up a couple of loose ends from earlier editorials.Poorly timed raise: In March,

Obama’s not denying climate change, just ignoring it
Here are two facts that cannot be reconciled: The planet has experienced the warmest January-through-March on record, and the Obama administration has authorized massive new oil drilling...

Death penalty makes Tsarnaev more important than he is
Why was 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to die in a state so generally opposed to capital punishment? A recent Boston Globe poll found that only 19 percent of Massachusetts...

God is there for bullies, victims
What a sad state of affairs that this free nation has children bullying others to death. Three shocking letters on the opinion page ... one from a mother of a third grader, another from a...

District creates stable funding
I wish to correct some misinformation published recently about the proposed Snohomish Metropolitan Park District.Over half of Metropolitan Park District funding would be...

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