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A volunteer finds her niche at Domestic Violence Services

EVERETT — In 32 years of teaching elementary school, Susan Ellington-Reith was drawn to certain students.“I was always really sensitive to the kids I thought were having a hard time,” she said.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Red Cross can count on Gold Bar volunteer

EVERETT — It was August 2005, the days after Hurricane Katrina.Steve Taylor watched the images of flattened homes, flooded neighborhoods and human anguish from his TV set in Gold Bar.Somehow, some way, he wanted to help.When he read a blurb in...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Schacks' quiet generosity leaves huge legacy in Everett

EVERETT — Some cities have the names of their leading families inscribed all over buildings, street signs, landmarks and neighborhoods.In Everett, however, there's just one building bearing the Schack name, and that's a relatively recent addition.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Special Friends campers celebrate outdoor fun at Warm Beach

STANWOOD — All the activities at Warm Beach Camp on a recent sunny day had an air of celebration, from check-in to recreation. When a group of campers and staff hauled one of the teens up to a zipline platform, they cheered him on. When he zipped back down to earth, they whooped...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

'I met all my angels'

Everett woman credits YWCA for getting back on her feet

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Homeless learn culinary skills at Everett Gospel Mission

EVERETT — Brian Simpson is learning to cook for a crowd. With nachos on the lunch menu, he is deep-frying chips made from donated tortillas.On a mid-August morning, the 33-year-old resident of the Everett Gospel Mission took a...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Lutheran Community Services adapts to serve Snohomish County residents' needs

EVERETT — No two local resource centers are quite the same. The trick to serving the needs of a community is first figuring out what those needs are, said Crisann Brooks, family support director for Lutheran Community Services...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Ebey Slough levee breached

After a century, farmland becomes salmon habitat

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Everett’s Mazda dealership gets a new look

EVERETT — Mazda of Everett lot manager Stanley Thomas pulled out a cellphone to mark the occasion with a photo."I've gotta get something for Facebook," Thomas said.It was a time to celebrate Thursday, first the grand opening of the Mazda...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Business

Water-saving plan is working, but keep it up, city of Everett says

EVERETT — Two weeks ago, regional water suppliers asked consumers to reduce their water consumption by 10 percent in response to the ongoing drought.That seems to have worked. But we aren't out of...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Briefs: HomeStreet Bank rewards to summer reading participant

HomeStreet Bank rewards to summer reading participantMarilyn Boe, vice president and branch manager of the Everett branch of HomeStreet Bank and Cathy Pruss, the bank's Customer Service supervisor, presented a Kindle to a lucky participant in the Everett...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Bizblog

Everett nonprofit Farmer Frog teaches kids how to grow food

EVERETT — Zsofia Pasztor knows what it is to be hungry. She remembers needing help paying bills, buying food and taking care of basic necessities for her family. That's why she in 2009 founded...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

It takes a Village

Community of south Everett agencies help kids

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Everett firefighters drove drunken man nearly to Marysville, left him

EVERETT — Three Everett firefighters were called out July 1 to help a homeless man who was drunk and lying on a downtown sidewalk. They and others in the department had dealt with the man more than 100 times in the past. One of them, a fire captain, decided to drive...

Date: 08/27/2015 | Local News

Scuttlebutt unplugged

Everett brewery brews beer to support radio station KEXP

Date: 08/26/2015 | Hops & Sips

Familiar names on ballot for county charter-review commission

You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the November ballot for positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Date: 08/26/2015 | South County Politics

Just like old times

Mill’s gone, but Scott Paper Co. receptionists remember it well

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

Looking for a friend?

Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (23 new photos)

Date: 08/26/2015 | Fur & Feathers

Gunfire, car wreck, power outage puzzle Everett police

EVERETT — Police are trying to make sense of gunfire, a car crash and a power outage that hit an neighborhood here early Tuesday.Officers were called to the 6000 block of Kenwood Drive after somebody reported multiple gunshots, Everett police Sgt. Ryan Dalberg said.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Local News

Monroe inmate’s alleged punch to ‘gain respect’ could result in life term

MONROE — A dispute between two inmates waiting in line for medicine could land a man in prison for life.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Local News

Take a selfie with Scoop

He'll be at the fair, and you could win a prize

Date: 08/25/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Feds: Developer of big Everett project skimmed investor money

EVERETT — The developer of a hotel, apartment complex and farmer's market in downtown Everett is under investigation by the federal government for allegedly bilking overseas investors out of...

Date: 08/24/2015 | Local News

Lowell Larimer to close for paving

EVERETT — Lowell Larimer Road, west of 56th Avenue SE, is expected to be closed in both directions for paving work,...

Date: 08/24/2015 | Street Smarts

Prepare for Highway 526 closure Wednesday

EVERETT — Highway 526 near Airport Road and Paine Field is set for closure from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, while Boeing moves a large piece of equipment from Paine Field to the Everett plant. The work is scheduled to avoid peak Boeing traffic hours. A signed detour via...

Date: 08/24/2015 | Street Smarts

SEC: Bellevue developer bilked investors on Seattle, Everett projects

SEATTLE — The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint and sought a restraining order Monday against the head of an investment firm, saying he bilked more than 250 Chinese investors out of millions of dollars on two real estate projects — a skyscraper in downtown...

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest

Man held in Arlington shooting incident

ARLINGTON — A barrage of gunfire at his ex-girlfriend’s house has landed an Arlington man in trouble with the law again.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Local News

Day to remember

Salmon for Soldiers takes veterans out for a day of fishing

Date: 08/23/2015 | Life

Second bed bug infestation at the jail’s work release center

EVERETT — The bed bugs are back.The tiny wingless insects that feed on warm-blooded animals have returned to the Snohomish County Jail's Work Release Center.They feast when inmates sleep. Some have reported being bitten...

Date: 08/22/2015 | Local News

8 months later, teen’s killer still at large

LAKE STEVENS — It’s been nearly eight months since Summer Smith’s remains were found among some brambles in the Lake Stevens area.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Local News

Crews work to ensure trains will keep rolling when rains hit

EVERETT — Work has started to shore up the worst of the slipping, sliding coastal bluffs above the railroad tracks between Everett and Mukilteo.Mudslides pose a seasonal nuisance — and danger — for Sounder commuters, Amtrak passengers and freight trains.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Local News

Doggie in the dorm

Guide dog in training to 'attend' WSU

Date: 08/21/2015 | 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. Ronnie Lawrence

Date: 08/21/2015 | Sirens

Everett native coaches young actors in summer show

EVERETT — Ayana Uriu fell in love with theater when she was in middle school.Now, as a staff member at Village Theatre’s KidStage in Everett, she is watching middle school students cultivate their passion for theater arts.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment

John Denver tribute singer uncannily looks the part

EVERETT — Ted Vigil is John Denver.If you saw him on the street, you might do a double-take.Vigil, a longtime musician, did not intend to make a career as a tribute singer.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment

In 50th season, Chorale welcomes new singers

EVERETT — The Everett Chorale has reached its golden year.Under the direction of Lee Mathews, the 70-voice chorale is celebrating its 50th anniversary season.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment

Check out these recently reviewed dining options

Ho Sushi Bistro617 128th St. SW, Suite 103-104, Everett, 425-405-3917, hosushi.menucities.comSpecialty: JapaneseHo Sushi Bistro delivers beautiful, tasty sushi

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment

Three food trucks show good chow comes on wheels, too

The Everett Food Truck Festival is a culinary wonderland of fare. About 20 trucks will converge for the event Saturday in downtown Everett.Here are a few trucks we tried.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment

Food Truck Fest rolls into Everett on Saturday

Usually you have to travel to Seattle for food truck nirvana, plus find a parking place. This weekend, the food truck feast is coming to you.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment

Plan your weekend

Scrub-a-Mutt, dahlias, music, skateboarding and more

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment

Broadway-California intersection closed for bridge replacement work

EVERETT — City work crews will close the intersection of Broadway and California Avenue starting Monday as part of its ongoing Broadway Bridge replacement project.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Local News

Everett robbery leads to I-5 chase that ends in Seattle

EVERETT — One man is in jail and another remains at large after an Everett-area home-invasion robbery early Wednesday morning followed by a pursuit that ended in north Seattle.A call to 911 was made around 2:30 a.m.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Local News

Introductory statements from Fire District 1 candidates Schrock and Luke

Incumbent Fire District 1 Commissioner Richard Schrock and challenger Mike Luke will meet in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 08/19/2015 | South County Politics

EvCC enters a race for Mars

Students to compete in developing a red-planet drone

Date: 08/19/2015 | Business

Everett police seek gas-siphoning suspect, caught on video

EVERETT — Police are asking the public for help in finding a suspected thief.The man was caught on surveillance video siphoning gas from a truck along Sydney Lane off Glenwood Avenue, Everett police officer...

Date: 08/18/2015 | Sirens

Everett holding public forum on downtown parking Tuesday

EVERETT — City officials will be holding a public forum on parking in downtown Everett at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The purpose of the forum is to present data gathered so far on parking usage downtown and chart out the next steps of the city’s planned parking study this fall.

Date: 08/18/2015 | Local News

'Hallelujah': Man's stolen ashes returned to Snohomish family

SNOHOMISH — Joyce Graham sees it as a brave and noble act.Not the theft of her son's car, with the box of her late husband's ashes inside, but the way the ashes were quietly returned to her...

Date: 08/18/2015 | Local News

Peoples Bank to open flagship financial center in Everett

EVERETT — Peoples Bank plans to open a flagship financial center in downtown Everett by next summer, saying there's a need in Snohomish County for their brand of community-minded banking.Construction is expected to begin this month on a $3.4 million renovation of an...

Date: 08/18/2015 | Business

The Chat with comic-book guru and Everett CC professor T. Andrew Wahl

By day, Wahl, 45, leads the journalism and media communication program at Everett Community College. By night, he's a comic-book historian. He travels the state professing his love for superhero comics and is closing in on 3,500 miles of road-tripping for Humanities Washington. He has...

Date: 08/18/2015 | Life

Sushi on wheels

Food truck is dream come true for Gold Bar man

Date: 08/18/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Looking for a friend?

Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (20 new photos)

Date: 08/18/2015 | Fur & Feathers

18-year-old in custody after Everett shooting of 15-year-old

EVERETT — An 18-year-old man is in custody in connection with a drive-by shooting that injured a 15-year-old boy Sunday night.

Date: 08/17/2015 | Sirens

Gearing kids up

Stuff the Bus campaign collects supplies for needy students

Date: 08/17/2015 | Local News

Report suggests how to optimize almost-empty county juvenile lockup

EVERETT — The beds sit mostly empty at Snohomish County's juvenile lock-up.Here and throughout Washington, fewer young offenders are doing time behind bars as the criminal justice system has sought better solutions.As a result, the number of children in the...

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News

Summer of science

Kids study and learn at Everett Parks camp

Date: 08/16/2015 | Explore NW

Experts say best plan for oil train fire is evacuation and containment

EVERETT — Each oil tanker car that passes through Snohomish County carries about 33,000 gallons. Multiply that by 100 to 110 cars per train.Often, it's Bakken crude oil, which is easier to refine but far more volatile. The Pacific Northwest now is averaging 2.5 loaded...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Local News

Lynnwood man with guns, drugs, anti-tank weapon gets 10 years

SEATTLE — A man caught with large amounts of drugs and guns, including an anti-tank weapon, was sentenced earlier this summer to a decade in federal prison.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Local News


Street Tunes: Through Aug. 25, make your own music on Everett’s painted pianos displayed throughout the downtown area. Artists were commissioned to decorate the pianos. Anyone is welcome to play a tune or just tickle the ivories. A location map can be found at

Date: 08/14/2015 | Entertainment

summer music festivals


Date: 08/14/2015 | Entertainment


Snohomish CountyTheater

Date: 08/14/2015 | Entertainment

Blue suede tribute: Tracy Alan Moore at Historic Everett

EVERETT — Tracy Alan Moore is Elvis, and he’s back in the building for a third year in a row Aug. 15 on stage at Historic Everett Theatre.Arguably the best Elvis Presley tribute in the region, Moore’s show here also doubles as a fundraiser for Seeing Eye Dogs of America.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Entertainment

See art in action at Fresh Paint festival

EVERETT — Jody Cain will employ the skills she uses as an art teacher when she talks with people attending the Schack Art Center’s free Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work on Aug. 15 and 16 at the Port of Everett Marina.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Entertainment

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. Christerfer...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Sirens

63 paths to end homelessness, addiction

With a problem that encompasses poverty, homelessness, mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction and with one or more of those often contributing to the others, it's clear there are no silver-bullet solutions.It's why the

Date: 08/14/2015 | Editorials

Family seeks return of man’s ashes, lost in car theft

EVERETT — Richard “Dick” Graham’s family gathered Wednesday to remember him.“It was a celebration,” said his widow, Joyce. Before his July 22 death, Graham had struggled for years with Alzheimer’s disease.Something was missing from the celebration, though.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Local News

Beer-fest high tech

Meet the flavor-infusing organoleptic hop transducer module

Date: 08/13/2015 | Hops & Sips

Civil War re-enactors dig in again Saturday at Everett cemetery

No matter the weather Saturday, Marilee Rehfield will pile on the clothing.“I will be wearing all seven layers of appropriate underpinnings before my dress goes on,” said Rehfield, who represents a civilian supporting the Confederacy at Civil War re-enactments.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Local News

Making the most of a 'rare earth' opportunity

Along with being great Scrabble words, rare earth elements — with names like europium. promethium and scandium — are key components in our cellphones and other consumer electronics as...

Date: 08/12/2015 | Editorials

Water main break in Everett causes minor flooding

EVERETT — A six-inch water main broke in Everett’s South Forest Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Everett asks residents to curtail nonessential water use

EVERETT — Metro Puget Sound cities, including Everett, are asking their residents and businesses to curtail all nonessential uses of water.The advisory is the second stage of the drought response plan adopted by...

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Gambling bank robber sentenced for Marysville heist

EVERETT — A Texan was tight-lipped Monday despite a Snohomish County judge’s attempts to get him to explain why he decided to become an outlaw.Ben McClean told Superior Court Judge Joseph Wilson that he’s not much of a talker.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Man gets 15 months for courthouse break-in

EVERETT — The man who broke into the Snohomish County courthouse and ransacked a sheriff’s office refrigerator was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Paine Field aviation center proposal raises revenue concerns

EVERETT — Snohomish County leaders could decide soon on clearing the way for a vast expansion of Paine Field's already impressive trove of vintage airplanes.If the vision from aircraft collector John...

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Falls from open windows increase among infants and toddlers

EVERETT — Snohomish County didn't make it 24 hours into August before a child fell from a window.This year's hotter-than-average temperatures are likely to blame for a rash of recent falls, officials said. Despite prevention efforts, infant and toddler...

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News

Group removes 550 derelict fishing nets from Puget Sound

EVERETT — Knowing the deadly consequences abandoned fishing nets pose for marine life, a nonprofit has worked to remove 550 from Puget Sound this year alone.That brings to 5,600 the number of derelict nets the

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News

Man sentenced for Highway 529 robbery

EVERETT — A convicted felon was ordered never to have contact with the good Samaritan whom he robbed at gunpoint two years ago.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News

Pianos on the pavement

Street Tunes runs through Aug. 25 in Everett

Date: 08/09/2015 | Life

Man hospitalized after being hit by train in Everett

EVERETT — A man was taken to a Seattle hospital Saturday morning after being hit by a train in north Everett.Police and medics were called to the south end of the Delta Yard near I-5 around 10 a.m.The man’s injuries were considered life threatening, Everett Fire Marshal Rick Robinson said.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Local News

Where was city’s concern for downtown parking earlier?

I can't believe all this talk about a lack of parking in downtown Everett and who is responsible for it. This is getting a little old. First of all, I am not in favor of going ahead with a new courthouse that has more than doubled in price in two years all before a hole is even dug.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Commentary

After threatening to jump at train station, man climbs down

EVERETT — A suicidal man was taken to the hospital on Friday after threatening to jump from a railing at Everett Station.The incident started before noon and continued until shortly after 4 p.m., when the man climbed down to safety.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Sirens

Victim of a random shooting in Lynnwood might not survive

LYNNWOOD — A 20-year-old man remains hospitalized after a random shooting last month outside a restaurant.It's unclear if the man will survive, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson wrote in court papers.The victim was

Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News

Everett council to bring back committees

EVERETT — The Everett City Council has voted to reconstitute subcommittees, reversing a five-year-old decision to hear all policy proposals during their regular meetings.

Date: 08/07/2015 | 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. Donald Alcorn

Date: 08/07/2015 | Sirens

summer concerts


Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment

Where to find live tunes around town

Alexa’s Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment

A better path to its decisions

The Everett City Council on Wednesday night made two changes to the way it gets things done, which should limit surprises for the public and the council members while preserving and even enhancing protections for keeping its meetings open to the public and its operations transparent.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Editorials

Sushi to stay or go

New Everett restaurant does it right; they'll even deliver nearby

Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment

A day for the dogs

Let your pup strut his stuff

Date: 08/06/2015 | Fur & Feathers

Two hospitalized after shooting south of Everett

EVERETT — Two men were taken to a Seattle hospital early Thursday after a shooting in the 12400 block of Admiralty Way, south of Everett.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Local News

An immigrant defendant and a murky paper trail: Is he 20, or just 17?

EVERETT — It wasn't your typical bail hearing.On that point, the prosecutor, defense attorney and judge could agree.The question before the court was one of age. Was the suspect, who's from the African nation of Gambia, a juvenile or an adult?

Date: 08/06/2015 | Local News

Everett seeks input on downtown parking

EVERETT — City staff are conducting a survey of businesses and residents about how they use parking downtown.The survey will lead up to a comprehensive study of downtown parking usage this fall.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Local News

Beer fest lineup

A look at the 100 beers at this year's Everett Craft Beer Fest

Date: 08/05/2015 | Hops & Sips

Night I-5 repair begins Monday from Everett to Marysville

EVERETT — Traffic on I-5 is about to become a royal pain in the asphalt.On Monday the state Department of Transportation will begin work on a nearly year-long project to replace the aging bridge...

Date: 08/05/2015 | Local News

Back in the brass

Attorney Terry Preshaw gets treasured French horn back

Date: 08/05/2015 | Local News

Fundraiser, scholarship keeps memories of Cascade grad alive

Brett Jensen came before them.

Date: 08/05/2015 | Local News

County close to giving up on new courthouse project

EVERETT — Frustration boiled Monday as Snohomish County leaders all but scrapped plans to build a new eight-story courthouse downtown.The $162 million project had been on track to break ground...

Date: 08/04/2015 | Local News

Police: Lynnwood stabbing suspect says she’ll hurt or kill if released

EVERETT — A Lynnwood woman, who was upset that she had no place to live, allegedly told police she enjoyed stabbing the maintenance man at her sister’s apartment building.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Communications director hired at WSU in Everett

Communications director hired at WSU in EverettRandy Bolerjack has joined Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett as the director of communications and public relations, a newly created position. Bolerjack spent five years as a public...

Date: 08/04/2015 | Business

Mitsubishi taking flight in Seattle with new engineering center

SEATTLE — Most of the cubicles in Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.'s new engineering center are still empty, some are still being assembled. Pieces of paper with handwritten room numbers are taped outside offices and on cubicles.While the center is a work in progress, it is...

Date: 08/03/2015 | Business

Briefs: Two join Mountain Pacific Bank board of directors

Two join Mountain Pacific Bank board of directorsEverett-headquartered Mountain Pacific Bank has added two new members to its board of directors. Maddy Metzger-Utt has been the president/CEO of the Greater Everett Community Foundation since 2005. Prior to...

Date: 08/03/2015 | Bizblog

Herald endorsements for the primary

If you haven't done so already, dig out that mail-in ballot for Tuesday's top two primary election, make your choices and mail it or drop it off at one of several drop boxes throughout the county. For a list of ballot drop boxes, go to

Date: 08/02/2015 | Editorials

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