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Road trip to Carnation

Town lies at heart of bucolic Snoqualmie River valley

Date: 04/23/2016 | Life

Army of volunteers helps restore historic Civil War cemetery

CHALMETTE, La. — College students on spring break joined hundreds of other volunteers at a cemetery dating to the Civil War, realigning hundreds of tilted headstones and scrubbing grime from thousands more. Some mark the graves of Union soldiers, others are from later eras.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Nation & World

Today in History

Today is Monday, March 28, the 88th day of 2016. There are 278 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On March 28, 1941, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowned herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England.On this date:

Date: 03/28/2016 | Life

Mansion, 111 years old, up for sale in Tacoma

TACOMA — A 111-year-old mansion once the center of Tacoma’s suffragist movement is on the market at $798,000.The News Tribune reports ( that the 4,800-square-foot Mason House is being sold for only the fourth time in its history.

Date: 03/20/2016 | Northwest

Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement

JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed a 7,000-year-old settlement in northern Jerusalem, describing it as the oldest discovery of its kind in the area.

Date: 02/18/2016 | Nation & World

Singer Justin Bieber asked to leave Mexico’s Tulum ruin site

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican official said Friday that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and his entourage were asked to leave the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum after he apparently tried to climb onto or among the ruins.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Nation & World

A new start for an old gym

Volunteers are working to restore the memory-filled structure

Date: 01/08/2016 | Local News

He relished the relics

Jerry Senner was known for his love of old tractors

Date: 12/08/2015 | Local News

Looking for a second life

Volunteers hope to resurrect old barn that became a memorial

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

Be a tourist in Arlington

City flush with art, history and plenty of places to explore

Date: 10/16/2015 | Life

Front Porch: County executive candidate forum planned

Candidate forumThe two candidates for Snohomish County executive are scheduled to participate in a forum at Edmonds Community College on Thursday evening.Incumbent County Executive John Lovick and his challenger,...

Date: 10/12/2015 | Local News

Precarious perch

Volunteers tackle tough job at Three Fingers Lookout

Date: 10/11/2015 | Explore NW

Egypt pledges fast work in search for Nefertiti’s tomb

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities promised Thursday they will move quickly to get new radar equipment needed to search for Queen Nefertiti's tomb amid a new theory it could be in an alleged, hidden chamber behind King Tutankhamun's tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings.The...

Date: 10/02/2015 | Nation & World

Slice of history gone

The 104-year-old Harvey House in Snohomish is torn down

Date: 09/17/2015 | Local News

Our travels now are just checking places off lists

Generals have marked their operations by putting pins on wall maps of the world. could do the same for friends and neighbors who have just gotten back from some place and are about to leave for another. They often move in battalions meeting friends or family — who themselves have...

Date: 09/04/2015 | Opinion Columnists

It’s in our best interests to save past and future

Why should people care about the past or the future? That may sound like a perverse question, but it's at the center of two recent stories — one involving the Islamic State's destruction of antiquities at Palmyra in Syria, and the other a presidential warning about damage to the...

Date: 09/03/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Find a balance for tourism and where we tour

ROME, Italy — On a recent June day, about 24,999 other tourists and I squeezed into the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. Seeing the Vatican and its museums is one of the most visually magnificent experiences on Earth. Clearly, the word has gotten out.The chapel's ceiling...

Date: 07/05/2015 | Opinion Columnists

A sign of past times

Eagle Scout spent year researching Perrinville

Date: 07/03/2015 | Local News

Leque Island levees will be removed in effort to create salmon habitat

STANWOOD — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has decided to remove most of the dikes around Leque Island, a slice of former farmland between Stanwood and Camano Island.The 300-acre...

Date: 07/02/2015 | Local News

Resuscitating a ghost town

Cleanup is under way to rid historic Monte Cristo of pollutants

Date: 06/20/2015 | Local News

Tribute in brick and paint

Snohomish mural is a memorial to local fallen soldiers

Date: 05/19/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Kids track Monroe’s WWII fallen soldiers

MONROE — Eighth-graders here have been working after school to preserve a piece of history.

Date: 05/18/2015 | Local News

Spend a day at sea

State ferries make for a budget-friendly adventure

Date: 05/09/2015 | Life

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