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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Mill Creek boy who died at ice caves drowned, investigators say

VERLOT — The 6-year-old boy who died Sunday near the Big Four Ice Caves drowned, investigators said Monday. The child's body was recovered from the South Fork Stillaguamish River, about a mile downstream from a footbridge that carries hikers...[Read more]


Hearing to focus on tax proposal to battle heroin, homelessness

EVERETT — Faced with a growing heroin crisis and complaints about property crimes, some of Snohomish County's top elected leaders are planning to ask voters to approve...[Read more]

Mental illness at issue in Everett man’s alleged murder of grandmother

EVERETT — Shane Hathaway was delusional and hallucinating last year when he allegedly stabbed his 83-year-old grandmother to death and tried to kill his grandfather,...[Read more]

$1,500 short, effort to preserve Sultan murals continues

SULTAN — A fundraiser to preserve a historical mural in Sultan is coming up short. The Sky Valley Arts Council has raised $4,500 of the needed $6,000. Organizers still ...[Read more]

Police link driver to damage at Snohomish cemetery

SNOHOMISH — Authorities believe a driver who had been drinking is responsible for damage to a Snohomish cemetery last week.A Snohomish police officer early Thursday morning...[Read more]

Local news

Police say woman planned fatal beating of man at Everett homeless camp

EVERETT — The woman portrayed herself to police as an innocent victim.Her reputation among others living in Everett’s homeless camps was quite different.And now she stands accused of orchestrating the fatal beating of David Alan Webster, whose body was recovered from a swampy area near I-5 and the railroad tracks April 7.An Everett District Court judge Monday set bail at $1 million for Christine...[Read more]


Arlington district searching for new school superintendent

ARLINGTON — The Arlington School District is looking for a new superintendent as the current leader prepares to take over at the Edmonds School District.Kristine McDuffy is...[Read more]

Highway 529 draw bridges won’t stop for landlubber rush hour

Only my children are excited about getting stuck at the Highway 529 draw bridge at rush hour.Herald News Editor Mark Carlson raises this perennial pet peeve. Carlson once...[Read more]

Bicyclist who collided with Everett school bus dies

EVERETT — A bicyclist has died from injuries received last week in a collision with a school bus in north Everett.The man, 52, was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center ...[Read more]

Comcast employees spruce up Marysville Boys & Girls Club

MARYSVILLE — When it rained, water seeped inside under the kitchen door. Someone had burned a couch in the alleyway on the building's north side, leaving a charred...[Read more]


Canyon Creek Cabinets offers inspiration in remodeled showroom

MONROE — Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. completed a remodel of its 6,000-square-foot showroom, replacing 10 displays including two that feature conference rooms. The showroom is open for the general public, but generally contractors send homeowners ...[Read more]


Boeing considers 737 revamp to ward off competition

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. isn’t backing down from the 737 MAX despite stiff competition from rival Airbus’ A320neo, Boeing chief executive and president Dennis Muilenburg said ...[Read more]

Advocates: High court signals it won’t stop $15 minimum wage

SEATTLE — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading...[Read more]

Alcoa won’t idle Ferndale smelter in June as planned

FERNDALE — Alcoa says it now plans to keep it an aluminum smelter in Ferndale open after reaching a power agreement with Bonneville Power Administration that keeps the...[Read more]

Construction spending up 0.3 percent, led by home building

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending advanced in March to its highest level in more than eight years. Gains in home building and nonresidential construction offset a drop...[Read more]


Kamiak's lacrosse team can clinch title with a victory over Stanwood

The 2016 lacrosse season didn't start so well for Kamiak. It lost its season opener 13-1 to Eastside Catholic and needed overtime to beat O'Dea 14-13. The victory over O'Dea ...[Read more]

Glacier Peak beats Shorewood, wins Wesco 3A soccer title

SHORELINE — With the all-important district tournament just a few days away, the Glacier Peak boys soccer team added to its undefeated Western Conference 3A record on...[Read more]

Four relievers help Mariners beat A's 4-3

OAKLAND, Calif. — It might be time to start viewing the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen as a reliable strength after Monday’s shutdown relay effort closed...[Read more]

Calgary Flames fire coach Bob Hartley

CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames fired Bob Hartley on Tuesday, a season after he was voted the NHL’s coach of the year.Calgary took a big step backward this year after...[Read more]

UCI to test thousands of race bicycles for hidden motors

AIGLE, Switzerland — The International Cycling Union plans to test thousands of bicycles for hidden motors, including at the Tour de France and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics....[Read more]

Northwest, nation and world

Cruz, Trump trade insults to the end as Indiana votes

INDIANAPOLIS — Assailing each other with no letup, Republican front-runner Donald Trump and challenger Ted Cruz traded insults, charges and more Tuesday as Indiana voters...[Read more]

Dozens have escaped from Western State Hospital since 2013

LAKEWOOD — When a man accused of torturing a Lake Stevens woman to death broke out of Washington state's largest mental hospital with another patient in early April,...[Read more]

Islamic State fire kills American in combat in Iraq

BAGHDAD — A U.S Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday by fire from the Islamic State group outside the IS-held city of Mosul, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged it as a...[Read more]

Five things to watch for in the Indiana primary

INDIANAPOLIS — Boisterous campaign rallies. Political ads every commercial break. Presidential candidates schmoozing with voters over pancakes.In recent days, Indiana, which...[Read more]

Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim Cruz dad has Oswald ties

NEW YORK — Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed unsubstantiated claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz’s father has links to President John F. Kennedy’s assassin,...[Read more]

Living and entertainment

’Hamilton’ breaks record with 16 Tony nominations

NEW YORK — “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical about America’s founding fathers, wrote its own bit of Tony Award history Tuesday morning by picking up 16...[Read more]

For foodies: The best of food writing

Each year the James Beard Foundation awards the food industry with the highest honor in America: The James Beard Award. Categories include chefs, restaurants, cookbooks, food ...[Read more]

Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone

Oh em gee, this cover is gorgeous! Here's another straight-up book review all thanks to the power of advance reader copies from our publishers. Thanks, publishers! Let me...[Read more]

Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

SAN FRANCISCO — Afeni Shakur, the political activist mother of slain rap icon Tupac Shakur who inspired her son's work and strived to keep his legacy alive, has died....[Read more]

Behold, a legal brief written in Klingon

A group of linguists are boldly going where no one has gone before.In a legal brief peppered with idioms written in the original Klingon, the Language Creation Society - a...[Read more]


Getting a fair deal for National Guard members

During disasters, the assistance provided by members for the Army National Guard and Air National Guard have proved invaluable to the victims of disaster but also in support...[Read more]

Trump played to base that Republicans ignored

The Donald Trump rampage — still hard to believe, after nearly a year — is a symptom of something deeper and more profound: the Republican Party's slide into...[Read more]

Fiber-optic delays hurting business

I own a small business, and like many businesses today, my business depends upon Internet service. I chose Comcast to provide Internet service to my new office in November...[Read more]

GOP nomination likely to come down to California primary

Donald Trump had to squeeze through a hole in a fence to speak at the California Republican Convention on Friday. He said it felt like “crossing the border.”...[Read more]

Drug firms’ greed so insane Congress finally paid attention

Sometimes the road to hell is paved with bad intentions. A company adopts a business model so twisted that justice must come clanking down on its executives and bankrollers....[Read more]

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