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Special school election has strong early turnout

Voters in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway and the rest of the Edmonds School District have been returning ballots for the Feb. 9 special school-district election at a fast pace.

Date: 02/09/2016 | South County Politics

Moscoso optimistic about passage of Washington Voting Rights Act

State Rep. Luis Moscoso says he is optimistic about the chances for passing the Washington Voting Rights Act during this year's legislative session.

Date: 02/08/2016 | South County Politics

Super Kid: Grace Mwangi

Lynnwood senior balances rigorous academic, leadership roles

Date: 02/08/2016 | Local News

Lynnwood police discover baby born in motel room

LYNNWOOD — It was not your everyday welfare check.Police in Lynnwood received a call around 10:20 a.m. Friday asking that officers try to locate a woman who might have delivered a baby in a hotel room somewhere in the cityAll they had to go on was the...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News

Liias pushing bills to reduce student-loan debt

State Sen. Marko Liias and other legislators have introduced three bills aimed at reducing student-loan debt.

Date: 02/05/2016 | South County Politics

In-person voting available Monday, Tuesday on accessible units

In-person voting for the Tuesday, Feb. 9, special election is available Monday and Tuesday on accessible units at the Lynnwood Library.

Date: 02/05/2016 | South County Politics

One-of-kind TECH guy

Scholarship coordinator for Sno-Isle center honored by Elks

Date: 02/05/2016 | Local News

Congressman Larsen to speak to Democrats Monday

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is scheduled to speak Monday at a meeting of the 1st Legislative District Democrats.

Date: 02/04/2016 | South County Politics

Briefs: Lynnwood real estate agent earns top producer award

Lynnwood real estate agent earns top producer awardPatrick Johnson, sales affiliate with Century 21 North Homes Realty in Lynnwood, has earned the Century 21 Centurion Producer Award following his 2015 sales success. The award honors sales affiliates of the...

Date: 02/03/2016 | Business

Mental health counselor held for molestation investigation

EVERETT — A mental health counselor who was supposed to be helping a boy with depression has been arrested for investigation of molesting the child and indecent exposure.Lyndon Boyd, 27, was booked into the Snohomish County Jail Monday after an incident at the boy's...

Date: 02/03/2016 | Local News

Lake Forest man arrested in 5-car wreck on I-5 in Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD — An early morning five-car crash on I-5 resulted in one man arrested for suspected driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, and another person sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Local News

15 years for dealing heroin

James Painter’s supplier was tied to violent drug trafficking cartel

Date: 01/30/2016 | Local News

Discover true Asian cuisine at G Mart Food Court

Hangover soup.In Korea, it’s the tried-and-true remedy after a night of drinking.It’s called haejangguk, which means soup to chase a hangover.

Date: 01/29/2016 | Entertainment

Suspect on the run after man, 49, stabbed at Edmonds motel

EDMONDS — Police believe a fight between roommates at Andy’s Motel led to one being stabbed and has the other on the run.The incident was reported around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Local News

Candidates for lieutenant governor meet at Friday forum in Lynnwood

The three announced candidates for Washington lieutenant governor will meet in a forum at the Lynnwood Convention Center Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Date: 01/28/2016 | South County Politics

Edmonds CC issues warning after sexual assault in nearby park

LYNNWOOD — Edmonds Community College has issued an alert to students and staff after Lynnwood police received a report of a sexual assault Monday night at nearby Gold Park.

Date: 01/27/2016 | Local News

Superintendent to speak Thursday about Feb. 9 school election

Edmonds School Superintendent Nick Brossoit will speak and answer questions Thursday about the Feb. 9 school district ballot measure.

Date: 01/27/2016 | South County Politics

Ortiz-Self, Peterson plan Wednesday telephone event with constituents

State Reps. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson plan a Wednesday telephone town-hall event with 21st District constituents.The event is scheduled for 6:05 to 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, January 27.

Date: 01/26/2016 | South County Politics

Kagi says prospects for bill to keep guns from children not promising

State Rep. Ruth Kagi says that she is not optimistic about prospects for a bill to prevent child access to firearms.

Date: 01/25/2016 | South County Politics

Man pleads guilty to charges related to heroin trafficking

EVERETT — The first witness took the stand and James Painter folded.

Date: 01/25/2016 | Local News

Now treating on Sundays

Lynnwood walk-in clinic extends service to low-income, uninsured

Date: 01/25/2016 | Local News

Woman with shotgun arrested at Lynnwood Library

LYNNWOOD — Police reported arresting a woman who carried a shotgun into the Lynnwood Library on Sunday afternoon.

Date: 01/24/2016 | Local News

Front Porch: Musicians needed

The Lake Stevens Arts Commission is taking applications for bands interested in performing at the Music on the Lake series this summer. The concerts are at 7 p.m. every Thursday in July. Performers receive a stipend. Auditions can be submitted as CDs or web links. They are due by Feb. 10. Drop off...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News

Kagi bill to limit children's access to firearms gets Thursday hearing

State Rep. Ruth Kagi’s bill to limit children’s access to firearms will have a hearing Thursday before a legislative committee in Olympia.

Date: 01/20/2016 | South County Politics

OK for Lynnwood dealer trucks to use turn lanes for unloading

Carmen Carpenter of Lynnwood asks: “Why are the car dealerships allowed to park their trucks in the turn lanes along Highway 99 (between 164th and 188th) in order to unload vehicles? Shouldn’t this be done on their own property? It seems to cause a bit of confusion on a regular basis. Isn’t this...

Date: 01/18/2016 | Street Smarts

Rough ride on 196th in Lynnwood? New pavement coming in March

Joanne Davis of Lynnwood writes about a rough ride on westbound 196th Street SW (Highway 524) in Lynnwood, particularly at...

Date: 01/17/2016 | Street Smarts

Insanity plea in child's assault

Woman accused of throwing nephew, 1, out window

Date: 01/14/2016 | Local News

Olympic medalist, triathlete experience success with Lynnwood gym

Turns out converting a former auto body shop into another kind of body business enhances local air quality. "Most gyms have no windows so there's no fresh air. Here we can roll up the sides because it was a garage. It sure helps with what I call gym breath,"...

Date: 01/13/2016 | Business

Lynnwood police help widow of pedestrian killed by vehicle

LYNNWOOD — From her bedroom window, Lois Wood always watched her husband cross the street to his bus stop.On Dec. 1, something on television caught her attention. On that day, she turned away.She last saw Michael Wood at the crosswalk. He was on his way to...

Date: 01/12/2016 | Local News

Monday deadline to register to vote in February Edmonds schools election

Monday, Jan. 11, is the last day before the Feb. 9 special school election to update an existing voter registration or to register to vote on line or by mail.

Date: 01/11/2016 | South County Politics

Briefs: EdCC adds two new trustees

EdCC adds two new trusteesEdmonds Community College's Board of Trustees has gained two new members, Tia Benson Tolle, and a new student trustee, Omar Abdulla. Benson Tolle will serve a term which will run through September 2020. She replaces board member...

Date: 01/11/2016 | Bizblog

Vehicular homicide charges possible in Lynnwood crash

LYNNWOOD — A 20-year-old man was driving recklessly before a fatal crash in Lynnwood in August, detectives have concluded.Lynnwood police recently forwarded the case to Snohomish County prosecutors for review. They investigated the driver on suspicion of vehicular homicide, a felony.

Date: 01/07/2016 | Local News

Cities realistic about legislative session

With a 60-day session set to start in the Legislature in less than two weeks — that's compared to 2015's record 176-day, three-special-session odyssey — city government leaders in Snohomish County are keeping their expectations realistic.The lawmakers' focus for...

Date: 01/01/2016 | Editorials

Like it cold? There's a new polar bear plunge in town

There's a new place to start out the new year with a shiver and quiver.Martha Lake Community Park in Lynnwood will be the scene of a polar bear plunge on Jan. 1.

Date: 12/31/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Review of 2015 south county politics

Local politics in 2015 were notable for the low voter turnout in the Nov. 3 general election. The countywide turnout of 34.76 percent was the lowest for a general election in 44 years. It was the lowest since 1971, which was only the second year that Washington held November elections...

Date: 12/30/2015 | South County Politics

Lynnwood seeks input on proposed South Korean sister city

LYNNWOOD — The city of Lynnwood is getting closer to having a sister city for the first time in recent memory.A group of Lynnwood neighbors and business owners have chosen Damyang in South Korea, a city known for its bamboo, said Gina Israel, who works for the city.

Date: 12/30/2015 | Local News

Police dog finds burglary suspect, who had missing coin

LYNNWOOD — Alert neighbors and a distinctive coin led to the arrest of a suspect in a Lynnwood-area burglary Monday.A woman called 911 to report that her husband was chasing a man he saw break into a house in the 1900 block of 217th Place SW around 11:30 a.m.

Date: 12/29/2015 | Local News

Holiday headache eases

'Ring road' alleviates traffic around Alderwood mall

Date: 12/29/2015 | Local News

Twelve options for ringing in the new year in Snohomish County and beyond

You won't be in Manhattan for the New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square?Oh, well.The following is a list of just some of the New Year's Eve happenings around Snohomish County.New Year's Eve show: Arguably Snohomish County's best...

Date: 12/25/2015 | Entertainment

Former Lynnwood politicians' records claim against city dismissed

LYNNWOOD — A Snohomish County judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Ted Hikel and Don Gough against the city of Lynnwood.Hikel, a former councilman, and Gough, the former mayor and a longtime civil attorney, accused the city of violating the state Public Records...

Date: 12/22/2015 | Local News

Coffee geek's paradise

Lynnwood store helps you get your favorite cup of joe at home

Date: 12/21/2015 | Business

Finish strong

Lynnwood High’s Fesehaye Semere wants to make most of school

Date: 12/21/2015 | Local News

Edmonds School District will have technology levy on February ballot

Voters in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway and the rest of the Edmonds School District face a replacement technology-and-capital-improvements levy on the Feb. 9, 2016, special-election ballot.

Date: 12/18/2015 | South County Politics

State Rep. Kagi speaks at White House

State Rep. Ruth Kagi spoke at a White House conference for education leaders last week.

Date: 12/15/2015 | South County Politics

Three new Lynnwood Council members to take oath Monday

Three new Lynnwood City Council members will take the oath of office Monday.

Date: 12/11/2015 | South County Politics

Check out these recently reviewed dining options

Grouchy Chef4433 Russell Road No. 113, Mukilteo, 425-493-9754Specialty: Fine diningMukilteo’s Grouchy Chef is gourmet food with a side of shush

Date: 12/11/2015 | Entertainment

Upcoming special film showings in the area

Special showings

Date: 12/11/2015 | Entertainment

Briefs: Clubhouse Golf, Coastal offer Mulligans for Charity

Clubhouse Golf, Coastal offer Mulligans for CharityClubhouse Golf Center of Lynnwood and Everett-based Coastal Community Bank have partnered in a new campaign called Mulligans for Charity. Clubhouse Golf Center simulator players can make a donation any time...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Bizblog

Police investigate fired agency director's use of public money

LYNNWOOD — The discovery of one lie at a public agency in Snohomish County turned up much bigger lies, including the apparent theft of public property that may total in the tens of thousands of dollars.Mark S. McDermott, the former director of the

Date: 12/10/2015 | Local News

Everett Clinic plans expansion in Shoreline, Lynnwood, south Everett

The Everett Clinic has signed a lease to open a new 40,000-square-foot clinic in Shoreline and also is planning new clinics in Lynnwood and south Everett within two years.The health-care provider expects to start treating people in September in the Shoreline Marketplace at...

Date: 12/10/2015 | Business

Briefs: New board members join county Tourism Bureau

New board members join county Tourism BureauBria Miller, Andrew Heelas and Sara Blayne were appointed to the board of directors of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau for three-year terms, effective Nov. 19. Blayne is the general manager of the Lynnwood...

Date: 12/09/2015 | Bizblog

Goodwin retains Lynnwood City Council seat after recount

LYNNWOOD — Benjamin Goodwin will remain on the Lynnwood City Council.The Snohomish County elections office on Monday certified the results of a recount in the Lynnwood race.

Date: 12/07/2015 | Local News

Hanukkah begins

Festival of lights opens with ceremony Sunday

Date: 12/05/2015 | Local News

Pedestrian killed by car is identified as Lynnwood man

LYNNWOOD — The pedestrian killed in Lynnwood on Tuesday night has been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.Michael L. Wood, 72, of Lynnwood, was struck by a car around 10 p.m. in the 5600 block of 200th Street SW.He died of head injuries.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Local News

Edmonds school superintendent Brossoit says he’ll retire

EDMONDS — One of the longest-serving superintendents in Snohomish County will retire at the end of the school year.Edmonds Superintendent Nick Brossoit on Friday informed staff of his decision. The district serves about 20,000 students.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Local News

Lynnwood Council incumbent survives recount

Incumbent Lynnwood City Councilman Benjamin Goodwin has won a tight contest from the Nov. 3 general election after a recount Thursday.

Date: 12/04/2015 | South County Politics

Lynnwood Council recount scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday

The recount for the contest for a position on the Lynnwood City Council is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Snohomish County Elections Processing Center, 1818 Pacific Ave., Everett. The recount is open to the public.

Date: 12/03/2015 | South County Politics

Lynnwood man struck, killed by car

LYNNWOOD — A 72-year-old Lynnwood man was killed Tuesday night after being struck by a car.It happened about 10 p.m. in the 5600 block of 200th Street SW.The driver, 27, stayed on scene and cooperated with Lynnwood police.The road was closed for hours. The investigation is ongoing.

Date: 12/02/2015 | Local News

4 familiar candidates, 2 newcomers win charter review positions

South Snohomish County voters have elected four familiar political candidates and two newcomers to the Snohomish County Charter Review Commission.

Date: 12/01/2015 | South County Politics

Low voter turnout in south county still above county average

The voter turnout for the Nov. 3 general election in South Snohomish County was slightly higher than the countywide average.

Date: 11/27/2015 | South County Politics

Ryu to lead committee on community development, housing, tribal affairs

Democratic State Rep. Cindy Ryu has become chairwoman of the House Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee, which also oversees efforts to help veterans and boost tourism in Washington state.

Date: 11/27/2015 | South County Politics

Lynnwood receives $5 million to widen 196th Street

LYNNWOOD — The plan to widen 196th Street SW in Lynnwood just got a boost.City officials recently got word they've secured an additional $5 million in state transportation grants.That brings the total of state and federal contributions for the project to...

Date: 11/26/2015 | Local News

Lynnwood to have only recount in Snohomish County

Lynnwood will have the only recount from the Nov. 3 general election among 184 contests around Snohomish County.

Date: 11/25/2015 | South County Politics

Work to fix damaged Lynnwood road likely to happen in spring

LYNNWOOD — A permanent fix for 212th Street SW between Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace is likely to happen in early 2016.

Date: 11/25/2015 | Local News

Homeless man pleads guilty in knife attack at Lynnwood RV park

EVERETT — A homeless man pleaded guilty last week to a knife attack that injured two people at a Lynnwood RV park.

Date: 11/25/2015 | Local News

Katsu: Big, tasty burgers, with a side of whimsy

It’s not every day there’s a ninja painted on the wall of the women’s restroom.But, then again, Katsu Burger is not an everyday experience.The Japanese-themed burger joint serves up breaded, deep-fried hamburgers.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Entertainment

Lynnwood Council race back in recount range

A tight Lynnwood City Council contest from the Nov. 3 ballot keeps getting tighter.

Date: 11/18/2015 | South County Politics

Inspirus Credit Union to open Lynnwood branch next year

LYNNWOOD — Inspirus Credit Union plans to open a Lynnwood branch to serve members who live in Snohomish and north King counties.This will be the third branch for the credit union founded in 1936 by a Seattle math and journalism teacher. The other branches are in...

Date: 11/17/2015 | Business

Lynnwood Council race now out of recount range

A tight Lynnwood City Council contest from the Nov. 3 ballot got out of recount range Friday.

Date: 11/16/2015 | South County Politics

Briefs: Charming Charlie opens at Alderwood mall

Charming Charlie opens at Alderwood mallCharming Charlie, a rapidly growing women's contemporary jewelry and accessory retailer, announced that it will open a new retail store at the Alderwood mall in Lynnwood. The new location will be a 5,300 square-foot...

Date: 11/16/2015 | Bizblog

Korean comfort

Lynnwood spa brings Eastern-style pampering to Northwest

Date: 11/16/2015 | Business

Lynnwood Council race gets tighter

A tight Lynnwood City Council contest from the Nov. 3 ballot got even tighter in votes counted through Thursday.

Date: 11/13/2015 | South County Politics

Where to find live tunes around town this weekend

Alexa's Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m. Nov. 28: Tweety and the Tom-Cats.The Anchor Pub: 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-2580;

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

Volunteers offer peace of mind

Citizens Academy grads check on houses, help with special events

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

Embraer names Lynnwood’s Nova-Tech Engineering as its top supplier in 2015

LYNNWOOD — Brazilian airplane maker Embraer has named Lynnwood-based Nova-Tech Engineering as its top supplier in 2015.The award was announced Wednesday at Embraer’s supplier conference in Brazil.

Date: 11/12/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Lynnwood Council race could go to a recount

Remaining uncounted Lynnwood ballots will decide whether a contest on the Nov. 3 ballot will go to a recount.

Date: 11/12/2015 | South County Politics

Briefs: AAA Washington collects toiletry, soap for domestic violence victims

AAA Washington collects toiletry, soap for domestic violence victimsAAA Washington has joined up with Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County for the eighth annual Soap for Hope donation drive to collect unused travel- and full-size toiletry items for...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Bizblog

Use gin, not vodka, to make the perfect pasta sauce

This week, I’ve got a short, sweet and slightly spicy article.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Hops & Sips

Voters opt for change in Lynnwood, status quo in Mountlake Terrace

Lynnwood voters appear to be making big changes to their city council, while Mountlake Terrace voters are keeping things the same.

Date: 11/10/2015 | South County Politics

Lynnwood’s broken water pipe will need $750,000 in repairs

LYNNWOOD — A Lynnwood street was busted open by a broken water main last week, and long-term repairs will cost up to $750,000.The road, 212th Street SW, was patched up and re-opened to traffic.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Local News

U.S. Rep. Larsen to talk Saturday about Pacific Trade agreement

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will meet with constituents Saturday at Lynnwood High School about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and other issues important to people in Northwest Washington.

Date: 11/09/2015 | South County Politics

Timeline: Keaton Farris' last days

Keaton Farris, 25, spent more than two weeks in four jails before he died of dehydration and malnutrition. His bipolar disorder was left untreated in Island County Jail.

Date: 11/08/2015 | Local News

Lynnwood car dealership swapped odometer with fewer miles

LYNNWOOD — State officials say a Lynnwood car dealership swapped out the odometer on a used vehicle before selling it so the vehicle appeared to have lower mileage.The Washington Department of Licensing told KING-TV in a story Friday that Car Craft Auto Sales in...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Local News

All four Lynnwood City Council incumbents trailing in election

LYNNWOOD — Voters here are shaking up City Hall in a big way.All four incumbents in Tuesday's election are losing and if the trend holds the City Council will have a majority of new faces next...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

Check out these recently reviewed dining options

Zeek's Pizza4309 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, 425-893-8646Specialty: PizzaPizza lovers rejoice: Zeeks brings gourmet pizza to Lynnwood

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Community dance clubs and classes

The 449 Club: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays, Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger St., Everett. Alcohol-free R&B music and dance; $5 cover. Call 425-343-3232 or visit

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Four Lynnwood council incumbents trailing in election returns

The four incumbent Lynnwood city council members on the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general-election ballot all were trailing in votes counted through Thursday.

Date: 11/05/2015 | South County Politics

Wanda’s Club 4 owner helped many on the road to recovery

It’s a basic tenet and the 12th tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous that members not be identified by their full names. Many who have been helped, though, know the name Wanda.

Date: 11/04/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

Why so few candidates in Edmonds?

When Edmonds voters voted on a mayor and five city council members on Tuesday ballots, they found that they had a choice for only three council positions, with the mayor and two incumbent council members unopposed.

Date: 11/03/2015 | South County Politics

Briefs: EdCC instructor awarded medal by President Obama

EdCC instructor awarded medal by President ObamaEdmonds Community College part-time English instructor Lela Hilton was given the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama for her involvement as director of the Clemente Course. The Clemente Course...

Date: 11/03/2015 | Bizblog

Mail ballots in time to get Tuesday postmark

Voters who send their ballots by mail Tuesday need to be sure that they send them in time to get a Tuesday postmark.

Date: 11/02/2015 | South County Politics

Voters returning ballots more slowly than expected

Snohomish County voters are returning their ballots for the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election more slowly than expected.

Date: 11/02/2015 | South County Politics

CVS enters Snohomish County market with 2 pharmacies

One of the biggest names in health care is staking a claim in Snohomish County.CVS Health is building two pharmacies along Highway 99, one in Everett and the second in Lynnwood. It's just a year after the pharmacy giant first moved into Washington, opening three stores in...

Date: 11/02/2015 | Business

Vote in person Monday and Tuesday on accessible unit in Lynnwood

Voters can cast their ballots in person Monday and Tuesday on an accessible voting unit at the Lynnwood Library.Such units are designed for disabled people to vote independently, but anyone can use them.

Date: 10/30/2015 | South County Politics

Pizza lovers rejoice: Zeeks has arrived in Lynnwood

Mamma mia! A Seattle favorite has arrived.Zeeks Pizza recently opened its 13th restaurant in Lynnwood. It’s tucked on busy 196th Street SW on restaurant row, with Red Lobster, IHOP, Jack in the Box and a bunch of other eateries.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Entertainment

Issue statement from White, unopposed Edmonds School Board incumbent

Edmonds School Board incumbent Diana White recently sent a statement about what she thinks is the most important issue in the Nov. 3 school-district election.

Date: 10/29/2015 | South County Politics

Temple Distilling to celebrate grand opening on Halloween

There will be candy for the kids and gin for the adults at Temple Distilling’s grand opening on Saturday.The new distillery in Lynnwood recently opened its doors but is hosting an official grand opening from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at its tasting room at 19231 36th Ave W.

Date: 10/28/2015 | Hops & Sips

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