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Charter committee wraps up with no major changes; encourages look at transit

EVERETT — Everett’s Charter Review Committee wrapped up its work last week without making any more significant changes.The 15-person committee’s task was to review the city’s governing document and recommend to the city council any changes.

Date: 05/25/2016 | Local News

Glassmaker's shocking closure

Spectrum can't keep up with costs and regulations

Date: 05/25/2016 | Business

Bodies found in remote grave

Man and woman believed to be missing Oso couple

Date: 05/24/2016 | Local News

Woman charged in killing of Everett homeless man

EVERETT — A dispute over $300 apparently was behind the killing of a homeless man whose body was found in an Everett swamp April 7.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Local News

New sex education materials available for review

EVERETT — Everett Public Schools is proposing to use new sexual health instructional materials for sixth- through 12th-graders starting in the fall of 2016.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Local News

Father, son jailed after Stanwood shootout over suspected stolen chainsaws

STANWOOD — An Arlington father and son are being held on $50,000 bail in connection with a shooting Sunday at a park-and-ride in Stanwood.Everett District Court Judge Anthony Howard found probable cause Monday to hold the duo for investigation of second-degree...

Date: 05/24/2016 | Local News

Officials working to speed up light rail service to Everett

EVERETT — Snohomish County's elected leaders are trying to hasten light rail's arrival in Everett from the current quarter-century time line.The County Council passed two...

Date: 05/24/2016 | Local News

Lawyer: Double-murder suspect 'sympathetic with the family'

EVERETT — Tony Clyde Reed surrendered his freedom to U.S. Marshals last week so he could answer to the allegations against him, his attorney said Monday."My client is innocent of the first-degree murder charges," Ellensburg attorney James Kirkham said.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Local News

Vehicle found burning in Mukilteo after alleged Everett assault

EVERETT — A man was seriously injured Sunday after confronting a stranger about dumping trash in a parking lot on Evergreen Way in Everett. Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who may be associated with the assault, Everett police Sgt. Maryjane Hacker said Monday.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Local News

Mission: Reach the Andrea Doria

Everett explorers plan expedition to sunken ocean liner

Date: 05/23/2016 | Local News

Heart's in the right place

Girl Scouts create a safe place for Everett girl with heart transplant

Date: 05/23/2016 | Local News

Everett's festival a real catch

No, it's not Coachella. Or South by Southwest. Or even Bumbershoot. And thank goodness, it's not Burning Man.Everett's Fisherman's Village Music Festival will likely never rival those music festivals in terms of size or stature of musical guests, and that's its charm and its...

Date: 05/23/2016 | Editorials

Site selected for low-barrier housing project in Everett

EVERETT — A site has been selected for a planned housing project for chronically homeless people in Everett.The proposed location is a 21.5 acre parcel off Evergreen Way in the Glacier View neighborhood.

Date: 05/22/2016 | Local News

Everett police get special training to help people in crisis

EVERETT — The Everett Police Department has become the second metropolitan law enforcement agency in the state to require its officers to complete 40 hours of crisis intervention training.The specialized training is meant to help police officers recognize the signs and...

Date: 05/22/2016 | Local News

Woman allegedly stole $9K from her disabled clients in Lynnwood

EVERETT — An Everett woman was hired to help developmentally disabled adults pay their bills and buy groceries so they could stay in their homes.Prosecutors allege that the woman bilked at least three clients out of nearly $9,000 and left two without electricity.

Date: 05/21/2016 | Local News

Get your groove on

Everett's third annual Fisherman’s Village Music Festival opens

Date: 05/21/2016 | Local News

Expect backups on I-5 near Marysville as expansion joint work resumes

MARYSVILLE — After a two-week reprieve from major construction delays, another weekend of five-mile backups is likely as workers reduce northbound I-5 into two narrow lanes near Marysville.They'll also be closing the on-ramp from Highway 529 onto I-5, which means...

Date: 05/20/2016 | Local News

777X facility almost done

Production at the composite wing center is set to start in 2017

Date: 05/19/2016 | Business

Animal shelter seeks public input on fee changes

EVERETT — The Everett Animal Shelter is proposing new fees and is seeking feedback from the public. The fee schedule was last changed in 2011.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Local News

Police believe mother set apartment fire while child in home

EVERETT — Detectives believe an apartment fire south of Everett Wednesday was intentionally set by a woman who was in one of the units with her 11-year-old daughter.The suspect, 56, allegedly admitted to using matches to set multiple...

Date: 05/19/2016 | Local News

Shedding some light on state's 550 missing persons

EVERETT — Roy T. Blair strapped a sleeping bag to the back of his motorcycle, borrowed $20 from his brother and hit the open road in 1988. He never picked up his last paycheck, and after a month with no word from her son, his mom went to police to report the...

Date: 05/19/2016 | Local News

Apartment fire displaces 10 people; no injuries reported

EVERETT — No one was injured in an apartment fire south of Everett that caused more than $175,000 damage and displaced 10 residents Wednesday afternoon.The fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Estates in the 1000 block of 130th Street SW.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Local News

Judge gives career criminal another chance to change

EVERETT — Heath Mitchell dodged a bullet Wednesday.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Local News

Briefs: Evergreen Beauty College, radio station to recognize military families

Evergreen Beauty College, radio station to recognize military familiesEvergreen Beauty College is partnering with Spirit 105.3 in an event to recognize military kids, families, spouses, and veterans. The event is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. May 23 at the...

Date: 05/19/2016 | Bizblog

Police seek suspect in downtown Everett bank robbery

EVERETT — Police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery in downtown Everett.The holdup was reported around 4:15 p.m. at the Opus Bank in the 2800 block of Colby Avenue.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Local News

Girl who was struck, killed by car in Everett identified

EVERETT — A girl who died May 7 after being struck by a car south of Everett has been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.Maimuna Bayo, 7, died from blunt force injuries that Saturday evening, the medical examiner’s office reported. Her death was ruled an accident.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Local News

Committee takes up charter changes, but districts not on list

EVERETT — Everett's Charter Review Committee is close to wrapping up its business.The 15-member group is charged with recommending changes to the city's charter, the document that spells out how the...

Date: 05/18/2016 | Local News

Briefs: Peoples Bank announces new real estate team

Peoples Bank announces new real estate teamPeoples Bank has announced the new real estate lending team in Everett. Barbara Galusha joined the bank as vice president and real estate loan manager and Tamara Fiorentini joined the bank as senior real estate loan...

Date: 05/18/2016 | Bizblog

Renovation the best affordable option for county courthouse

Turns out that putting a rebuilt engine in the old car might be the only option available to Snohomish County.More than three years ago, then-County Council member Dave Somers used that analogy to reject a $75 million plan to renovate the 1967-vintage county courthouse in...

Date: 05/18/2016 | Editorials

Providence COO, accountant named EvCC alumni of year

EVERETT — The chief operating officer at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and an accountant who has been heavily involved in civic affairs in Snohomish were named as Everett Community College’s distinguished alumni of the year.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Local News

Safer pedestrian crossing coming to north Everett intersection

A safer crossing for joggers and cyclists is coming to a busy “T” intersection at the far north end of Everett, though the work is a ways off yet.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Street Smarts

Jury finds Lake Stevens man guilty in son's self-shooting

LAKE STEVENS — A Lake Stevens man faces up to a year in jail for leaving a loaded gun within reach of his 3-year-old son. The boy climbed up on a bedroom dresser, retrieved his dad's pistol from the holster and

Date: 05/17/2016 | Local News

Selling cookies, this Scout doesn't crumble

Vicki Valenti is the top Girl Scout cookie seller in Western Washington.She sold 3,257 boxes. That's $13,028 worth of cookies.And, yes, she took credit cards.Sales included 379 boxes for soldiers...

Date: 05/17/2016 | The Chat

Dangerous conditions

Everett school trying to replace playground equipment

Date: 05/17/2016 | Local News

Ynot is Forbidden, yet open to all

Hollywood comes to the Everett sports bar's ‘Rescue'

Date: 05/17/2016 | Whats Up With That?

Man wounded in shooting at south Everett Taco Bell

EVERETT — Police are investigating a shooting at a south Everett Taco Bell that was the site of gunfire last year.

Date: 05/16/2016 | Local News

Pomp ... but not in Pullman

WSU holds first Everett commencement exercise

Date: 05/16/2016 | Local News

Sno-Isle Libraries seek input on 10-year growth plan

MARYSVILLE — Sno-Isle Libraries is asking people to weigh in on the draft of a plan that calls for new or expanded libraries in six locations around Snohomish County.Officials have finished the first version of the library district's capital facilities plan, a document...

Date: 05/16/2016 | Local News

Well spoken, written

Super Kid: Everett High's Garry Larson has a way with words

Date: 05/16/2016 | Local News

Briefs: Reid Middleton adds new principal engineer in Everett

Reid Middleton adds new principal engineer in EverettReid Middleton, an Everett-based engineering, planning and surveying firm, announced its former Alaska office director Ken Andersen is now a principal engineer in its Everett office. Andersen's engineering...

Date: 05/16/2016 | Bizblog

Electric Mirror reflects on past, future at headquarters opening

EVERETT — Electric Mirror, the family-owned company that makes high-tech mirrors for hotels, stadiums and expensive homes, celebrated on Friday the opening of its new headquarters and manufacturing plant in Everett.Hundreds of employees and community guests gathered at...

Date: 05/16/2016 | Business

1 arrested in south Everett shooting

EVERETT — One person was injured and another arrested in an early morning shooting in south Everett on Sunday.

Date: 05/15/2016 | Local News

Nominate your favorite home or business for a Monte Cristo award

Do you get inspired and all happy inside every time you see that pretty house on your block that is your neighborhood’s pride and joy?Monte Cristo Awards honor Everett property owners who have shown extensive pride in their home or business.

Date: 05/15/2016 | Life

Take a note from Wonder Woman

Sometimes, an ordinary sticky note just won’t do.Get your point across like the warrior princess you are.This booklet has hundreds of Wonder Woman stickers notes to make all your reminders 100 percent more heroic. Perfect for reminding people of your superhuman talents.

Date: 05/15/2016 | Life

Kitchen cosplay

Get empowered with handmade, superhero-themed aprons

Date: 05/15/2016 | Life

Former learning center tutor charged with raping boy, 5

EVERETT — A former Lynnwood High School teacher's aid is accused of raping a 5-year-old boy at a private Everett child care center.Now the boy's parents are suing J.K. Martial Arts Academy and Learning Center, saying its owners and employees failed to protect their son...

Date: 05/13/2016 | Local News

CEO of new Fortune 500 Everett company Fortive given award

TULALIP — In less than 60 days, Fortive will be publicly traded for the first time on the New York Stock Exchange. The new company has announced it will open its headquarters in Everett later this year. With an expected $6 billion in revenues, it will be one of the...

Date: 05/13/2016 | Business

Everett native's book a humorous look at a simpler time

When Everett native Tim Aalbu left for Arizona in 2003, boyhood memories of his hometown went with him. He never forgot the fun and friends he had growing up near

Date: 05/13/2016 | Julie Muhlstein

Stoked for Everett fest

Fauna Shade values local music scene

Date: 05/13/2016 | Entertainment

Briefs: Golden Paw Gala planned at Everett Golf and Country Club

Golden Paw Gala planned at Everett Golf and Country ClubThe Animal Rescue Foundation of Everett will host the third annual Golden Paw Gala on from 6 to 9:30 p.m. May 21 at the Everett Golf and Country Club. Proceeds benefit the animals of the Everett Animal...

Date: 05/13/2016 | Bizblog

Alternative to jail

Work program reaches out to Everett’s homeless

Date: 05/13/2016 | Local News

Everett Charter Review Commission holds final public hearing Thursday

EVERETT — A public hearing on proposed changes to the city charter will be held Thursday.The hearing, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., is one of the final opportunities for the public to comment on the Everett Charter Review Commission's draft proposal.Comments also...

Date: 05/12/2016 | Local News

What's up at the Ynot?

TV show 'Bar Rescue' is giving Everett pub a makeover

Date: 05/12/2016 | Local News

Naval exercise in harbor on Thursday

EVERETT — Naval Station Everett is planning a security exercise in the harbor around the base on Thursday between 9:30 and 11 a.m.Usual traffic and pedestrian access to the base will not be affected.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Local News

Howarth Park bridge to remain closed through July

EVERETT — The Howarth Park pedestrian bridge and beach access will remain closed through July, Everett’s parks department announced Tuesday. The city originally planned to reopen the bridge by Memorial Day.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Local News

The man in the mirror

Meet Jim Mischel, Entrepreneur of the Year

Date: 05/11/2016 | Business

Briefs: Everett's Coastal Bank reports increase in profit

Everett's Coastal Bank reports increase in profitEverett-headquartered Coastal Financial has announced a significant earnings milestone with $1.1 million of net income for the first quarter of 2016. The growth in revenue represents a 42-percent increase over...

Date: 05/11/2016 | Bizblog

A night made by fate

Against the backdrop of the northern lights, a man’s life is saved

Date: 05/11/2016 | Local News

Teens who posted hateful online messages plead guilty to felony harassment

EVERETT — His parents couldn't protect the teenage boy from the hateful words, and the hurt that caused was there in their tears and their quavering voices.Her son is compassionate and kind, the woman told a Snohomish County Superior Court judge Monday. She and her...

Date: 05/10/2016 | Local News

Plush rides

Motorized toys let you cruise mall in playful style

Date: 05/10/2016 | Whats Up With That?

Panic led teen to leave newborn in Everett trash bin

EVERETT — A teen mother accused of abandoning her newborn son in an Everett trash bin initially denied giving birth to the boy but appears to have changed her story after detectives collected her DNA, court papers show.Samantha Houston, 18, of Everett, was arrested...

Date: 05/09/2016 | Local News

Briefs: Everett schools communication director wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Everett schools communication director wins Lifetime Achievement AwardWashington School Public Relations Association has honored Everett Public Schools communications director Mary Waggoner with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. The association also...

Date: 05/09/2016 | Bizblog

One final walk

Trinity Lutheran College holds last graduation

Date: 05/08/2016 | Local News

Child struck by car, killed in south Everett

EVERETT — A child died Saturday after being struck by a car south of Everett.The incident occurred at about 5:50 p.m. in the 10 block of 111th Street SE, said Shari Ireton, a spokeswoman with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Date: 05/07/2016 | Local News

Officials identify victim of Everett school bus crash

EVERETT — Officials on Friday released the name of the bicyclist who died after crashing into a school bus in north Everett last month.Steve W. Motari was 62, of Everett, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. Motari

Date: 05/07/2016 | Local News

Crews replacing expansion joints on I-5 expect to finish early

EVERETT — The worst of the so-called Snohomish County squeeze could be over as early as Tuesday morning, but drivers should expect a slow drive through Marysville on Mother's Day weekend.Road crews replacing expansion joints on I-5...

Date: 05/07/2016 | Local News

Murder charges filed in death of homeless Everett man

EVERETT — Prosecutors have filed first-degree murder charges in the killing of a homeless Everett man.James Archer, 46, was charged Friday in Snohomish County Superior Court. He is accused in the death of David Webster, 54.Webster died in early March and...

Date: 05/07/2016 | Local News

Fugitive Watch

The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.Larry E.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Local News

Everett Station area seen as ripe for redevelopment

EVERETT — About 100 city and county leaders gathered Thursday to grapple with the redevelopment and revitalization of the neighborhood surrounding Everett Station.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Local News

2 women accused of forcefully shaving woman's head in Everett

EVERETT — Two women have been arrested for investigation of robbery and unlawful imprisonment after allegedly forcing a third woman into a hotel room and shaving her head.The incident was reported late the night of April 28 in the 2800 block of Pacific Avenue in...

Date: 05/06/2016 | Local News

Confidence builders

YWCA program helps make women 'feel good about themselves'

Date: 05/06/2016 | Local News

World-class artist Chuck Close returns to his roots with show at the Schack

EVERETT — It's an art show one might expect to see in Seattle, if not Los Angeles, New York or Paris. Instead, look for it at the Schack Art Center.The internationally famous massive-scale-portrait painter Chuck Close is coming home to Everett.His artwork...

Date: 05/06/2016 | Entertainment

Snohomish County deputy charged with vehicular assault

EVERETT — A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with vehicular assault, a felony, in connection with an on-duty crash last year.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Local News

'Sno-Co squeeze' commuters find ways to cope; relief in sight

MARYSVILLE — Friday was bad.Monday was a doozy.Tuesday was no breeze.These are the dog days of the so-called "Snohomish County squeeze" as construction workers replace I-5 expansion joints...

Date: 05/05/2016 | Local News

Falls top work-related injuries

This year, about half the fatalities involved workers older than 50

Date: 05/05/2016 | Local News

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, according to a new forensic psychiatric evaluation.

Date: 05/03/2016 | Local News

Police say woman planned fatal beating of man in Everett

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...

Date: 05/03/2016 | Local News

Everett party store goes political during election season

Hug Bernie like a tree. Mingle with Hillary. Touch The Donald's hair.What's up with that?It's one big political party at this Everett party store with life-size cutouts of the top three presidential wannabes."Ted Cruz has not been asked...

Date: 05/03/2016 | Whats Up With That?

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 Everett. He died Sunday.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Local News

Everett man charged with vehicular assault in 2014 crash

EVERETT — An Everett man is facing a felony charge for a 2014 motorcycle crash that severed his left leg.Prosecutors allege that the crash also severely injured a 26-year-old woman, who was riding...

Date: 05/02/2016 | Local News

In step and certified

Super Kid: ACES senior finds a niche at TECH center

Date: 05/02/2016 | Local News

No cream puffs behind these whipped cream pies

So sweet, so well behaved, members of Girl Scout Daisies Troop 43244 presented the American flag. With hands over hearts,...

Date: 05/01/2016 | Julie Muhlstein

Buy a bag, help violence victims

It’s handbag heaven.The annual luncheon and auction fundraiser for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is June 9, but it’s not too early to start planning and purging. New or gently used donations are being accepted for the auction.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Life

Woman arrested in Everett killing

EVERETT — Another person has been arrested in connection with the killing of a homeless man whose body was found in a swamp April 7.

Date: 04/30/2016 | Local News

Teen mother panicked when she put newborn in trash, police say

EVERETT — A teenager allegedly told police that she panicked when she gave birth in the shower last month. She wrapped the baby boy in a towel and walked outside.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News

Everett tests water, says it’s safe to drink

EVERETT— Testing conducted last week in five homes confirmed that Everett’s water is safe to drink, the city said Friday.The city ordered the tests as a precaution after unsafe levels of lead were detected in several locations in Tacoma earlier in April.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News

Families invited to discuss issues related to mental health

EVERETT — A free event where kids and parents can learn more about coping with childhood mental health issues, from bullying to symptoms of depression and anxiety, is scheduled May 7 at Evergreen Middle School."The goal is reducing the stigma around mental...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News

Home destroyed, but no one injured in Everett fire

EVERETT — A family of four was displaced early Thursday morning after a house fire in Everett.The house in the 4300 block of Forest Drive was destroyed, Everett Fire Marshal Eric Hicks said. The house's assessed value was $446,600. No one was injured.The...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News

Fugitive Watch

The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.Obed T.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News

'My Heart is the Drum'

Reality, life lessons run deep in Village Theatre production

Date: 04/29/2016 | Entertainment

Police I.D. teen mother of baby found in Everett dumpster

EVERETT — Police say they have identified the mother of a baby who was found abandoned in a trash bin in Everett last month.Samantha Houston, 18, of Everett, was booked into the Snohomish County...

Date: 04/28/2016 | Local News

Terminal drawings unveiled

Plan could bring passenger service to Paine Field in 2017

Date: 04/28/2016 | Local News

Everett City Council needs ward elections

Appointed members of Everett's Charter Review Committee have once again denied the will of the people by refusing to recommend to the City Council a ballot initiative that would create district voting in this November's election. Moving to district elections would encourage...

Date: 04/28/2016 | Commentary

Man struck, killed by car in Everett identified

EVERETT — Christopher S. Shaw died of head injuries when he was hit by a car near Evergreen Way and Pecks Drive April 19, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.The medical examiner said his death was an accident.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Local News

No Lenora rail overpass, but other freight projects inch forward

Traffic can get tied up real quick in the Lowell area of Everett when a train comes through the crossing where Lenora Street turns into Lowell Snohomish...

Date: 04/27/2016 | Street Smarts

Where to play, grow

Upgrades to Jackson Park include new playground, gardens

Date: 04/27/2016 | Julie Muhlstein

Felon nabbed again after chase; faces assault, weapons charges

EVERETT — It's anyone's guess if Jerry Bogart will show up for court next week.The convicted felon is in trouble again, and he's not one for stopping for police or making his court dates.Bogart bailed out of jail shortly after his March 23 arrest. He is...

Date: 04/27/2016 | Local News

Light rail sooner

Crowd presses for earlier light-rail service to Everett

Date: 04/26/2016 | Local News

Guilty plea, 1-year sentence for criminal mistreatment of elderly mother

EVERETT — A Marysville man tried to convince a judge that he was only following his 83-year-old mother’s wishes when he didn’t seek medical attention for her after a fall.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Local News

Treasure awaits at six upcoming community yard sales

The bigger the better.Community yard sales are like Black Friday, with a mall of lawns filled with everything and anything you could possibly want, need or don’t need. Here are some biggies coming up:

Date: 04/26/2016 | Life

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