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Bill gives tax breaks to companies in 4 cities in exchange for job creation

OLYMPIA — Marysville and Arlington will soon have a new tool to help attract businesses to an industrial area they share: a tax break.A bill passed by state lawmakers last week allows the cities to exempt companies from paying a portion of property taxes if they create...

Date: 06/01/2015 | Business

A gorgeous start

Trafton trailhead offers a glimpse of Whitehorse Trail's future

Date: 05/31/2015 | Life

Remembering 'forever heroes'

Crowds come out for Arlington's Memorial Day parade

Date: 05/25/2015 | Local News

The ride of a lifetime

Hot rod enthusiasts gather regularly to share obsession (gallery)

Date: 05/23/2015 | Local News

Fire at old Arlington sawmill under investigation

ARLINGTON — A fire in an abandoned building at the former Northwest Hardwoods sawmill was extinguished quickly Thursday evening.The fire was reported around 6 p.m. in a building in the 20000 block of 67th Avenue NE.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Sirens

Stolen police gear found in Arlington

ARLINGTON — The search for one criminal in Arlington on Wednesday led police to another. It also turned up a cache of stolen police gear, city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Sirens

Kamiak leads list of local schools honored by theater

MUKILTEO — Kamiak High School’s performing arts department received about a dozen nominations from the 13th annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards program, which honors musical theater productions in the state’s high schools.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Entertainment

Enjoy jazz in Arlington, Edmonds this weekend

Jazz in the Northwest is a natural, and more concerts are planned for the weekend.In Arlington, the Arts Council presents its second annual “An Evening of Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. May 22 in Byrnes Performing Arts Center, Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Entertainment

Briefs: Arlington attorney honored by state association

Arlington attorney honored by associationThe City of Arlington's attorney, Steve Peiffle, has received the 2015 Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys' Honorary Life Membership Award. This award is earned by serving at least 25 years as a city...

Date: 05/21/2015 | Bizblog

Arlington Councilman Dick Butner dies at 80

ARLINGTON — Longtime city councilman and retired police officer Richard “Dick” Butner died at home Friday night.He was 80.Butner had served on the Arlington City Council since 2004. Before that, he was an original member of the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission.

Date: 05/17/2015 | Local News

Mother trying to get headstone for slain daughter’s grave

TULALIP — Pam Blount sat in her car outside the headstone maker’s office for 20 minutes, wiping at tears and working up the nerve to go inside.“I want it to be perfect,” Blount said. “I want something I think she would like, something she’d be proud of.”

Date: 05/17/2015 | Local News

No evidence of crime in fire that killed two brothers

ARLINGTON — Investigators have ruled out suspicious causes in a fire that killed two brothers near Arlington in January.

Date: 05/14/2015 | Sirens

Cities adopt rules on aggressive panhandling, camping

GRANITE FALLS — Aggressive panhandling and unauthorized camping now are illegal here.The City Council unanimously passed two ordinances Wednesday. One bans camping in public parks, streets, sidewalks, alleys or bridges. The other makes it illegal to intentionally block...

Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News

Police want help identifying suspect in attempted robbery in Arlington

SMOKEY POINT — Police are asking for help identifying a suspect in an attempted pharmacy robbery in Arlington.It happened about 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Smokey Point Rite Aid, city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Sirens

Arlington man admits in court that he killed his sister

EVERETT — Nearly two years later, an Arlington man has admitted in open court to killing his sister.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Local News

Small earthquake rattles Bryant area

BRYANT — A relatively small magnitude 3.7 earthquake shook the ground north of Seattle early Thursday.The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake at 1:42 a.m. was about 8 miles northeast of Bryant.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Local News

Neighbors warned of Level 3 sex offender near Arlington

ARLINGTON — Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to the area east of Arlington.

Date: 04/30/2015 | Local News

Arlington coalition shines light on youth drug use, addiction

ARLINGTON — It’s time to shine a light on drug problems here and learn how to help, officials say.

Date: 04/26/2015 | Local News

Why MicroGreen failed

Vaunted Arlington tech firm had complicated ownership

Date: 04/26/2015 | Business

5 SnoCo Beers (that aren't IPAs) to try right now

Here in the Northwest, if your brewery doesn't boast a hop-forward IPA, well, you're going to hear about it from customers. IPAs are big here. But what about the other hundreds of styles of beers? Where's the love? I decided to take a look at six local non-IPA beers that every good...

Date: 04/24/2015 | Hops & Sips

Big, bold, strong

Arlington brewery thriving in its new space

Date: 04/24/2015 | Life

Feeling thirsty?

Your guide to Snohomish County breweries and taprooms

Date: 04/23/2015 | Entertainment

Sex offender faces new child pornography charges

SEATTLE — An Arlington man is facing federal charges after child pornography allegedly was found on his cellphone.Raymond Earl Devore, a 41-year-old registered sex offender, was convicted in 2000 of child pornography and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Date: 04/22/2015 | Local News

Arlington to offer free full-day kindergarten

ARLINGTON — The School District here is launching free full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools next year.

Date: 04/22/2015 | Local News

Arlington man dies of injuries from Highway 9 collision

LAKE STEVENS — A 73-year-old Arlington man has died from injuries suffered in a wreck in Lake Stevens on Sunday.

Date: 04/21/2015 | Local News

7s are wild

Fortune smiles on Edmonds couple turning 77 together

Date: 04/21/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Striping coming to 84th Street roundabout

Karen Bell of Arlington writes: “I like the new roundabout at 84th and Highway 9, but I have seen many of the vehicles traveling much faster than 15...

Date: 04/21/2015 | Street Smarts

MicroGreen's sudden closure leaves 163 jobless and shocked

ARLINGTON — Former employees of MicroGreen Polymers are trying to figure out what comes after the clean-tech startup company suddenly closed its doors earlier this month.About 30 of the company's former workforce of 163...

Date: 04/20/2015 | Business

Super Kid

Arlington High's Jessica Ludwig plans dentistry career

Date: 04/20/2015 | Local News

Two teens arrested for vandalism at Arlington High School

ARLINGTON — Two teen boys have been arrested for vandalism at Arlington High School earlier this week.

Date: 04/18/2015 | Sirens

Vandalism at Arlington High School under investigation

ARLINGTON — Police here say they are investigating vandalism discovered early Thursday at Arlington High School.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Sirens

Marysville men sought in hit-and-run turn themselves in

ARLINGTON — Two Marysville men accused of a hit-and-run crash involving an Arlington police car have turned themselves in to authorities.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Sirens

Stolen horses safely recovered from slaughterhouse fate

ARLINGTON — Eight stolen horses were saved from slaughter Tuesday after they had been hauled to a collection site for a Canadian meat-packing plant.Their owner went to check on them on property where they were being boarded in the 16000 block of Grant Road east of...

Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News

Addiction, first hand

Former heroin user works to convince teens to stay clean

Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News

2 teens sought in Arlington hit-and-run crash

ARLINGTON — Two Marysville teens have been identified as suspects in the Friday night hit-and-run crash involving an Arlington police sergeant.Rodrigo Loyola-Vasquez, 19, and Martin A.

Date: 04/14/2015 | Local News

Arlington police vehicle struck by hit-and-run driver

ARLINGTON — An Arlington police sergeant’s patrol vehicle was struck Friday night by a car that ran a red light.

Date: 04/11/2015 | Local News

Merlin soars

New plane made in Arlington has test flight over county

Date: 04/10/2015 | Business

Oregon tribes foreclosing on MicroGreen of Arlington

ARLINGTON — MicroGreen Polymers sold millions of plastic cups made from recycled material, but it couldn't make enough to cover its debts.The clean-tech startup suddenly closed Friday,...

Date: 04/07/2015 | Business

Arlington’ challenge: Keeping that small town feel while bracing for growth

ARLINGTON — Plans for the future here include expanding growth boundaries, partnering with Marysville to entice industry and keeping a small town feel while bracing for growth.

Date: 04/07/2015 | Local News

Arlington green-tech company MicroGreen shuts down

ARLINGTON — After attracting more than $40 million from outside investors, MicroGreen Polymers, a hot, up-and-coming clean-tech company, suddenly closed its doors Friday.The company, which at one point employed more than 100 people, did...

Date: 04/06/2015 | Business

Helping hands from Pullman

WSU students commit to aiding Stilly Valley communities

Date: 04/02/2015 | Local News

Ready, set, go

Where to find egg hunts in Snohomish County

Date: 04/02/2015 | Entertainment

Beer of the Week: Skookum Brewing’s Mammoth Jack Double IPA

Mammoth Jack, Skookum Brewing, ArlingtonStyle: Douple India Pale AleStats: 8.2 percent ABV, 90 IBU, 1.072 OGAvailable: Four packs of 12-ounce bottles in local...

Date: 03/30/2015 | Hops & Sips

Man sentenced in Arlington Doggy Day Care heroin case

SEATTLE — An Arlington man who once escaped a Texas lockup and testified against a former Hells Angel during a murder trial was sentenced on Friday to a decade in federal prison for peddling heroin from a dog-boarding business.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Local News

Delay likely in 2nd cold-case trial

EVERETT — A Snohomish County cold-case murder prosecution appears headed toward hibernation while the defendant attempts to overturn his conviction for another killing.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Local News

Getchell warned of sex offender in the area

GETCHELL — Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to the Getchell area east of Marysville.

Date: 03/24/2015 | Local News

Audit finds money management issues at Arlington airport

ARLINGTON — A long-delayed state audit released Monday found that the city has not properly managed money and contracts at its municipal airport.The report marks the conclusion of an accountability...

Date: 03/24/2015 | Local News

Oso memorial will take time, careful planning

OSO — It's too soon to build a memorial.For the last year, that's been the consensus of families who lost loved ones in the Oso mudslide. Snohomish County staff are working with relatives of the 43 people who died on March 22, 2014, to determine if, when...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News

Solemn day of remembrance

Bells toll for 43 Oso mudslide victims at ceremony

Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News

Missing pet wallaby found safe in Arlington

ARLINGTON — A pet wallaby was found safe here Saturday evening, five days after he went missing.

Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News

Cascade Valley, Skagit Regional Health team up with UW Medicine

ARLINGTON — Cascade Valley Hospital, an independent, tax-supported hospital, has announced plans for a business deal that would have the hospital leased and operated by Skagit Regional...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News

These towns still stand

Even nearly 14 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it's impossible to look at the New York City skyline and not think about what is missing, not just the buildings, but the lives.It will be the same in the Upper Stillaguamish Valley, 14 years from now, 30...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Editorials

United Way, Red Cross continue work to aid recovery

As we mark one year since the Oso landslide, the American Red Cross and United Way remain committed to the long-term recovery of the Stillaguamish Valley. In the immediate hours following this complex and unprecedented disaster, the nature of this recovery became clear: It would be a...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Commentary

‘Oso strong’ spirit a great example for all

One year ago, lives changed in a matter of seconds. Part of a mountainside slid into the Steelhead Haven neighborhood, claiming 43 lives, numerous homes and roads.The people of Oso, Darrington, Arlington, the Stillaguamish Tribe and the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe will never be the...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Commentary

Rules for building in landslide-prone areas virtually unchanged

EVERETT — Snohomish County's rules for building near potential landslide dangers remain more or less unchanged from when the deadly Oso mudslide hit a year ago.The County Council is likely to enact stricter regulations...

Date: 03/21/2015 | Local News

Victims often struggle silently, reluctant to seek help

OSO — On March 13, LoAnna Langton sorted through the photographs she'd recovered from the home she lost one year ago.The house she and her family lived in was flooded by the North Fork Stillaguamish River after it was blocked by a mudslide on March 22, 2014.

Date: 03/21/2015 | Local News

Comfort in numbers

About 350 people gather at prayer service to remember victims

Date: 03/21/2015 | Local News

Covering tragedy

Video: A year later, Herald journalists talk about Oso slide

Date: 03/20/2015 | Local News

Have you seen me?

Arlington woman asks for help finding lost wallaby

Date: 03/20/2015 | Local News

Medal of Valor presented to Oso mudslide communities

OLYMPIA — There were tears, smiles and — thanks to a logger named Quinn Nations — a touch of politics Wednesday as Darrington, Oso, Arlington and the Sauk-Suiattle tribe received the state Medal of Valor for

Date: 03/18/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Cascade Valley honors former bond campaign coordinator

Cascade Valley Hospital honors former bond campaign coordinatorThe Board of Commissioners of Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics has inducted Connie DiGregorio into its Wall of Fame for her volunteer work in chairing bond campaigns to construct new...

Date: 03/16/2015 | Bizblog

Was Oso mudslide nature's mystery or man's mistake?

OSO — Nearly a year after the worst disaster in modern Snohomish County history, a legal battle continues to take shape over whether somebody should be held responsible.Was the March 22, 2014, mudslide near Oso...

Date: 03/15/2015 | Local News

A trusted voice

In the chaos of the Oso mudslide, Travis Hots held steady

Date: 03/15/2015 | Local News

Fostering Jewish identity the fun way

Arlington's Camp Kalsman serves hundreds of kids

Date: 03/14/2015 | Local News

United Way honors campaign contributors

EVERETT — Senior Aerospace Absolute Manufacturing in Arlington almost doubled its contributions last year to the United Way of Snohomish County campaign, tripling the number of employees who donated as well as tripling the size of its corporate gift.Several employees...

Date: 03/13/2015 | Business

Bill ties Marysville, Arlington businesses' tax breaks to jobs

OLYMPIA — A bill enabling Marysville and Arlington to offer new manufacturing businesses a tax break if they create high-paying jobs has cleared a big hurdle.Passed by the state Senate, the

Date: 03/13/2015 | Business

Permanent cables link Arlington, Darrington once again

OSO — With the fusing of two fine, flexible strands, permanent landlines between Arlington and Darrington have been restored, nearly a year after the deadly mudslide here severed connections.

Date: 03/10/2015 | Local News

A gathering place

Stillaguamish Tribe's new center connects youth & elders

Date: 03/10/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Grants available to help with financial education

Grants available to help with financial education

Date: 03/06/2015 | Bizblog

Oso, surrounding communities to receive state Medal of Valor

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new law Monday enabling the communities of Oso, Darrington and Arlington and the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe to receive the state’s Medal of Valor later this month.

Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News

Arlington Resource Center to open May 1

ARLINGTON — A community resource center that has been in the works for more than two years is scheduled to open by May 1.

Date: 03/01/2015 | Local News

Transportation bill yet to win over Monroe, Oak Harbor lawmakers

Any day now the state Senate will be voting on a plan to raise the gas tax and car tab fees in order to pay for billions of dollars in transportation projects.Republicans, who hold the majority in the...

Date: 02/25/2015 | Local News

Bill allows wildfire response law to cover other emergencies

OLYMPIA — Emergency officials are a critical step closer to ensuring that their ability to mobilize resources for fighting wildfires also applies to disasters such as the Oso mudslide.The House Appropriations...

Date: 02/25/2015 | Local News

Bicycle ride alters course to raise funds for slide victims

ARLINGTON — The upcoming McClinchy Mile bicycle ride is sending people on a route the 30-year-old annual event hasn't taken before.In the past, riders have followed routes starting in Arlington and heading toward Stanwood or Granite Falls. This year, the event is being...

Date: 02/25/2015 | Local News

Arlington's got talent

Studio gives kids an encouraging place to dance

Date: 02/25/2015 | Business

Man charged in shooting of burglar at indoor marijuana farm

ARLINGTON — A man who broke up a heist at his son’s indoor marijuana plantation nearly two years ago is now facing a felony assault charge.

Date: 02/23/2015 | Local News

Arlington Valley Road is back on track

ARLINGTON — A new road is being designed to better connect the city’s industrial corridor to Highway 9.

Date: 02/23/2015 | Local News

Signal changes on Highway 531? Maybe

Les Pederson of Arlington writes: “The traffic light at 51st Avenue NE and 172nd needs a unrestricted left turn light. The intersection is a disaster. This is located south of Arlington Airport.”

Date: 02/23/2015 | Street Smarts

No 'green rush'

It's a tough market for budding marijuana businesses

Date: 02/22/2015 | Business

County's last independent hospital seeking business partnership

ARLINGTON — Talks between Cascade Valley Hospital and PeaceHealth for a business partnership unexpectedly broke off last summer.Now the Arlington...

Date: 02/20/2015 | Local News

Convicted murderer sought again for violating release terms

EVERETT — For the second time in two months, a convicted murderer with a history of mental illness is on the lam in Snohomish County.

Date: 02/19/2015 | Local News

Mudslide communities to be awarded state Medal of Valor

OLYMPIA — The communities of Oso, Darrington and Arlington and the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe will receive one of the state’s highest honors next month for the heroism of residents and tribal members in response to the deadly Oso mudslide.

Date: 02/19/2015 | Local News

Search for missing wallaby called off

ARLINGTON — The search is off for Bella, a pet wallaby that went missing Jan. 9 along Highway 530 east of downtown Arlington. It’s been several weeks since anyone has reported a sighting, said Ray Strom, owner of the

Date: 02/17/2015 | Local News

Deadline extended for people to donate to mudslide relief effort

ARLINGTON — The Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation plans to accept donations for Oso mudslide relief at least until the end of June.That's a six-month extension on the original cut-off date, allowing people to donate around the first anniversary of the disaster.

Date: 02/17/2015 | Local News

'The cone tree house'

Unusual Arlington residence has a story and a song

Date: 02/17/2015 | Whats Up With That?

New system brings more safety to Snohomish County schools

Four Snohomish County school districts are rolling out a new system for reporting safety concerns on and off campus.

Date: 02/14/2015 | Local News

Arlington school bus levy fails for second time

ARLINGTON — Voters here rejected a school bus replacement levy for the second time in four months, preliminary results show.The $3 million proposal, meant to replace half of the Arlington School...

Date: 02/11/2015 | Local News

Arlington voters decide school bus levy Tuesday

ARLINGTON — Voters on Tuesday were deciding whether to fund new buses for the Arlington School District.The $3 million levy is the only item on the Feb. 10 Snohomish County ballot. If approved,...

Date: 02/10/2015 | Local News

In memory of Grandma

Bus shelter for granddaughters is a labor of love

Date: 02/08/2015 | Life

Quest to be best in show

Local purebreds to compete in Westminster dog show

Date: 02/06/2015 | Local News

Keeping a clear path

Traildusters volunteers maintain trails for horseback riding

Date: 02/06/2015 | Local News

WinCo to open in former Top Foods site in Edmonds

EDMONDS — A new WinCo Foods grocery store is planned to open at the former TOP Food & Drug Store on Highway 99 that closed last summer.The Boise, Idaho,-based chain signed a lease for the property at 21900 Highway 99 in the past few weeks, said Michael Read, a...

Date: 02/05/2015 | Business

A little stir crazy

Classes help kids learn their way around food

Date: 02/04/2015 | Life

Groups work to digitize old newspapers

EVERETT — An effort to preserve local history is under way around Snohomish County.

Date: 02/02/2015 | Local News

Arlington woman accidentally shoots self in abdomen

ARLINGTON — A woman was taken to an Arlington hospital Saturday with what was reported as an accidental gunshot wound to the stomach.Her injuries were not believed to be life threatening, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Date: 01/31/2015 | Local News

Medal of Valor could go to cities affected by mudslide

OLYMPIA — The Senate acted Friday to make it possible to award one of the state's highest honors to the communities of Arlington, Oso and Darrington for heroism their residents demonstrated in response to the deadly mudslide last March.On a 47-0 vote, the Senate passed...

Date: 01/31/2015 | Local News

2 brothers killed in Arlington fire identified

ARLINGTON — The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identities of two brothers who died in a Jan. 19 fire in the 14200 block of Club Way, near Arlington.

Date: 01/26/2015 | Sirens

Twin Rivers Park renovations to begin within the week

ARLINGTON — A project to add better parking, paths and restroom access at Twin Rivers Park is scheduled to kick off within the next week.The changes are designed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, making the park easier to use for people who rely on...

Date: 01/21/2015 | Local News

Two found dead in Arlington mobile home blaze

ARLINGTON — When neighbors saw the flames, there was little to be done. They watched helplessly as fire tore through the mobile home Monday night."It was just completely engulfed in flames by the time we got there," said neighbor Robert Mott. "I never...

Date: 01/20/2015 | Local News

Two dead in Arlington mobile home fire

By Andrew Gobin and Kari BrayHerald Writers

Date: 01/20/2015 | Local News

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