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Investors service upgrades Marysville’s bond rating

Marysville’s bond rating has been upgraded from Aa3 to A1 by Moody’s Investors Service, an increase of one level.The upgrade will allow the city to borrow money on more favorable terms and refinance existing debt.The increase reverses a downgrade five years ago.

Date: 11/25/2015 | Local News

71 years for 3-city shooting spree

Hans Hansen is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars

Date: 11/24/2015 | Local News

Signal timing on 88th Street NE near I-5 remains sore spot

Larry Hawk of Marysville — and a whole pack of others — wonder if changes are coming to the signal timing along 88th Street NE near I-5: “When will the city of Marysville and the Washington State DOT get their people together and figure out how to time the light westbound on 88th to get more than...

Date: 11/23/2015 | Street Smarts

Grant money available for Marysville nonprofit projects

MARYSVILLE — Nonprofit groups, developers and other organizations working on projects for low- and moderate-income people or neighborhood can now apply for grant money through the city for 2016 and 2017.

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Food banks ramping up

Number of people being served is level, but money doesn’t go as far

Date: 11/16/2015 | Local News

2 teenagers plead guilty in Marysville gun crimes

MARYSVILLE — Two teens have pleaded guilty to gun crimes in connection with a drive-by shooting in Marysville earlier this year.Nathan Boswell, 18, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for giving a 15-year-old a handgun. The younger boy pleaded guilty to illegal gun...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Local News

Upcoming theater and ballet events

Snohomish CountyTheater

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

Man guilty in shooting spree that targeted police stations, officers

EVERETT — The Lake Stevens man responsible for last year's shooting spree that targeted police in three cities is facing decades behind bars when he is sentenced later this month.A Snohomish County jury on Thursday convicted Hans Hansen of

Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News

Jurors consider case of allegedly suicidal man who shot at police

EVERETT — Hans Hansen set out to kill police officers, wanting to cause "maximum damage" before bringing about the death he desired, according to prosecutors. But according to his attorney, Hansen was a sad, broken man who wanted only for officers to end his life, so...

Date: 11/10/2015 | Local News

Fireworks bans passing in Marysville, Brier

MARYSVILLE — Ballot measures that seek to lay the groundwork for banning fireworks in Marysville and Brier appeared to be passing.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Marysville UniFirst rep receives customer-service award

Marysville UniFirst rep receives customer-service awardSedro Woolley resident Mitchell Paquette, a UniFirst route sales representative based in Marysville, has earned UniFirst's Aldo Croatti Award for customer service for retaining 100 percent of his...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Bizblog

Lake Stevens couple, jailed for abandoning kids, arrested again

MARYSVILLE — A Lake Stevens couple who abandoned their children in a decrepit house earlier this year have been arrested again, this time for a police pursuit involving a stolen car.Amanda Foley...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

Upcoming concerts around Snohomish County

Patriotic concert: First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. offers a free concert of patriotic music at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the church.Nick Dumas, Chris Luquette and Connor Hutteball: These hot bluegrass musicians are playing...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

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. The Anchor Pub: 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-2580;

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Farewell concert

Local bluegrass star Nick Dumas bids adieu with Marysville show

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Upcoming theater, dance and opera events

Snohomish CountyTheater"Snapshots—A Musical Scrapbook": Village Theatre's production of this revue of Stephen Schwartz' show tunes continues through Nov. 15 at the Everett...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Officer testifies in pursuit

Sergeant thought of his family the night he was shot

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

No retirement for vet

Ray Miller helps others navigate complicated system

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

12 arrested after big heroin and meth indictment

SEATTLE — Federal authorities say they seized 50 pounds of heroin and more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine over a two-year investigation into a drug trafficking ring working in Snohomish and King counties.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Local News

Tulalips among tribes getting access to crime databases

Ten American Indian tribes, including the Tulalip Tribes, are gaining access to national criminal databases after a deadly shooting in Washington state helped reveal flaws in the way federal authorities and tribal governments share information.The program allows tribes to...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Local News

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

Marine life returns

After levee breach, the change at Qwuloolt Estuary

Date: 11/03/2015 | Local News

Roundabout work continues at new Smokey Point intersection

Rob Dietz of Arlington writes: “What is going on on 172nd Street where all of the new construction is taking place — apartments, Dick’s... The road that has been re-routed in front to the new apartments is a maze of cones and bends in the road. Meanwhile, it seems nothing new is occurring on the...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Street Smarts

Marysville police describe rolling gun battle to jury

EVERETT — A jury was taken moment-by-moment Wednesday through the chaos and fear that a Granite Falls man brought to Marysville last fall after he drove into town and began shooting at police.Hans Hansen, 44, is

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

Testimony begins in Granite Falls man’s shooting spree case

EVERETT — The Marysville patrol officer felt under siege.Bullets pierced his windshield.When he opened his door, the window was shattered by gunfire.When he flipped on a side spotlight to try to blind the shooter’s vision, it too was shot out.

Date: 10/28/2015 | Local News

Reelect Toyer

Marysville, with a population of about 65,000, is one of the county's more quickly growing cities, and that growth brings with it issues of transportation, economic development and provisions for public safety, parks and more.Where many of the county's cities have two or...

Date: 10/28/2015 | Editorials

Marysville to buy old Welco Lumber site on Ebey Slough

MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville has entered into a contract to buy the old Welco Lumber mill site adjacent to I-5 on the Ebey Slough waterfront.A joint appraisal put the value of the property at $2.78 million, although the city is evaluating and testing the soil on...

Date: 10/27/2015 | Local News

Learn how to be a coupon ninja

Want to be a couponista?Maryann Collier can show you how.Collier, of Longview, will lead two free couponing workshops on Wednesday at Marysville Holiday Inn, 8606 36th Ave. NE.Learn how to save a bundle from this money-saving maven, who practices what she preaches.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Life

Stronger a year later

In Marysville, they hate to remember but don't want to forget

Date: 10/24/2015 | Local News

$2.1 million will support MPHS victims, responders

MARYSVILLE — The federal government announced Friday it will provide $2.1 million dollars to support victims, witnesses and first responders affected by last year’s shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Local News

His daily pilgrimage

Marysville man takes faith to streets

Date: 10/23/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

A year later, a year Stronger

The word "anniversary" doesn't seem to fit. It's better used to mark occasions of celebration, the passing of another year in a marriage, on a job, for a moment in history. But it's difficult to use the word anniversary when it's connected to tragedy. The word catches in the...

Date: 10/23/2015 | Editorials

Marysville Pilchuck High invites communities to unite on anniversary

MARYSVILLE — For more than a week now, a portable electronic reader board outside the fire hall has blinked out the same message.In one moment, it informs passersby: "Special event MPHS 10/24."In the next, it warns: "Expect long...

Date: 10/22/2015 | Local News

All voters should have ballots by Tuesday

Snohomish County voters should have ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the Nov. 3 General Election.

Date: 10/20/2015 | South County Politics

Food drive in Marysville kicks off Nov. 7

MARYSVILLE — Marysville’s annual All City Food Drive kicks off Nov. 7 with volunteers setting up at several locations around the city.

Date: 10/19/2015 | Local News

Deputies say man shot his son at Marysville home

MARYSVILLE — A 64-year-old man was arrested late Friday after shooting his son in Marysville, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Date: 10/17/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Everett, Marysville score high for Millennials

Everett, Marysville score high for MillennialsFinancial advice organization Get Rich Slowly has analyzed several data sets to determine which cities across the country could be deemed the best small cities for Millennials. They included Everett in the No. 2...

Date: 10/16/2015 | Bizblog

Crane tips over on railroad tracks; no injuries

MARYSVILLE — No one was hurt Thursday when a stand-alone crane tipped over between Everett and Marysville. The sight caused a stir for commuters on nearby bridges.

Date: 10/15/2015 | Local News

Plant of Merit

What: Living Vertical Garden

Date: 10/15/2015 | Home and Garden

Man arrested in Marysville after chase of stolen car

MARYSVILLE — The pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle Tuesday ended with the arrest of a man wanted by the state Department of Corrections.

Date: 10/14/2015 | Local News

One contested race, fireworks ban on ballot in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — There is one contested race for the Marysville City Council on this year’s ballot, pitting incumbent Councilman Rob Toyer against newcomer Clarence Shaw.

Date: 10/13/2015 | Local News

Pancake Picasso

Marysville man creates intricate art for breakfast

Date: 10/11/2015 | Life

Photo: Basking in the moment

After a morning socked-in with fog and low clouds, a great blue heron basks in the afternoon sun atop a small wooden dock on Ebey Slough just west of I-5 in Marysville recently.

Date: 10/06/2015 | Local News

Hear Marysville musician at EP release party Friday

It’s been six years since her band came into existence, and now Jess Lambert is ready to put something out into the world.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Entertainment

Visual Arts Calendar

Snohomish CountyEventsSchack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; Teen Nights at Schack return 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8. These free, after-hours events...

Date: 10/02/2015 | Entertainment

Oregon gunfire resonates in Marysville: 'Be gentle'

MARYSVILLE — The tragedy might have occurred hundreds of miles away, but it felt close to home.The Marysville School District on Thursday quickly posted a simple message on the district Facebook page. It read: "Our hearts and thoughts go out to Umpqua Community...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Local News

Weekend avenue closure planned Oct. 9-11 in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — The north end of State Avenue will be closed the weekend of Oct. 9-11 so a BNSF Railway crew can make track improvements on a spur where it crosses the roadway.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Local News

High school shooter ‘stopped caring,’ survivor told police

MARYSVILLE — Like the detectives investigating the tragedy, the lone survivor of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings last fall doesn't know exactly why Jaylen Fryberg fired at him and killed his best friends and...

Date: 09/30/2015 | Local News

Grant to fund three resource officers in Marysville schools

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Police Department will use a new federal grant to hire three school resource officers, the city announced Tuesday.The police department now plans to create a youth services unit, something Chief Rick Smith

Date: 09/30/2015 | Local News

Father of high-school shooter guilty in gun-possession case

SEATTLE — Raymond Fryberg was found guilty Tuesday of illegally possessing the gun that his son used to shoot five friends at Marysville Pilchuck High School last year.A U.S. District Court jury convicted...

Date: 09/29/2015 | Local News

Marysville installing traffic circles in some neighborhoods

MARYSVILLE — Five neighborhoods that have been victim to speeding cut-through drivers will have traffic circles installed by the end of the year.The circles are officially called "neighborhood...

Date: 09/29/2015 | Local News

After levee breach, Marysville starts work on a trail

MARYSVILLE — The levee at the Qwuloolt Estuary has been breached for nearly a month and the ecosystem is slowly transforming from a weed-covered lowland into a salt marsh.With the Tulalip Tribes...

Date: 09/28/2015 | Local News

For every saison: Trying Whitewall’s newest creation

Some people have to have the latest Apple “i” gadget as soon as it’s on the market. Some people have to have the latest car, motorcycle or drone. Some people have to watch every Kurt Sutter television series from the day it launches. It seems like most people need to always have the latest and...

Date: 09/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing increases brewing capacity

It’s been quite a year for Sean Wallner and Aaron Wight, owners and co-head brewers at Whitewall Brewing.

Date: 09/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

Two men indicted on drug charges after 11 pounds of heroin found

MARYSVILLE — The 11 pounds of heroin stashed away in a black duffle bag in the backseat of a pickup truck was headed for the streets of Snohomish County.It was bundled into eight separate packages and worth about $180,000 wholesale. It would have netted much more once...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Local News

Motorcyclist who died in Marysville wreck identified

MARYSVILLE — A motorcyclist who crashed and died in Marysville on Sept. 20 has been identified as Gregori D. Metzger, 41, of Marysville. His death was ruled an accident, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s...

Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News

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. Sept. 26: Tweety and the Tom-Cats.

Date: 09/25/2015 | Entertainment

From park to kitchen

Produce harvested at demonstration garden given to food bank

Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News

Marysville man accused in hit-and-run that seriously injured teacher

MARYSVILLE — A Marysville man is accused of a hit-and-run crash last year that left a teacher in critical care.The teacher was struck by a Dodge Journey while jogging the morning of Dec. 22 along 83rd Avenue NE. She was thrown into a ditch from the impact.

Date: 09/24/2015 | Local News

How to sell a feeling

'Jedi Realtor’ is a keynote speaker at Everett Fall Home Show

Date: 09/24/2015 | Home and Garden

Marysville motorcyclist killed in crash

MARYSVILLE — A 41-year-old Marysville man died Sunday after crashing his motorcycle.The crash was reported just after 1 a.m. in the 5800 block of Sunnyside Boulevard, Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Local News

A work of art

Marysville woman's dolls are lifelike in every detail

Date: 09/22/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Fire merger talks in Marysville stalled

MARYSVILLE — Talks of forming a regional fire authority in Marysville have cooled off.The city and the fire district met for months to talk about creating a fire authority, a new government body...

Date: 09/21/2015 | Local News

Local parishioners become part of the papal journey

MARYSVILLE — The Rev. Dwight Lewis will never forget the day he came face to face with a pope. He was 14 when Pope John Paul II visited his island home of Trinidad Tobago.

Date: 09/19/2015 | Local News

Trial begins Monday for father of Marysville school shooter

SEATTLE — Raymond Fryberg’s lawyers say he was never served with a domestic violence restraining order and had no idea he wasn’t allowed to have guns.

Date: 09/18/2015 | Local News

Area square dance clubs busy recruiting new members

ARLINGTON — If you are a young person who has an interest in Americana music, you might consider square dancing.No, really.

Date: 09/18/2015 | Entertainment

Neighborhood beautification grants available in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Neighborhoods and homeowner associations looking to spruce up their community can apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding through Marysville’s new Community Beautification Program.

Date: 09/17/2015 | Local News

Marysville City Council bans vaping in public parks

MARYSVILLE — As of Sept. 24, vaping will no longer be permitted in city parks.The Marysville City Council on Monday passed an ordinance that puts electronic cigarettes or vaping devices in the same category as tobacco.Smoking and tobacco use is already...

Date: 09/17/2015 | Local News

Trial of school shooter’s father to stay in Seattle

SEATTLE — The federal trial of the father of the teenager who fatally shot his friends and himself in a high school cafeteria last fall will start next Monday in Seattle, as planned, a judge said Wednesday in denying a request to move the trial out of the region.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Local News

36 bottles of ether found near Marysville trash bin

MARYSVILLE — Someone dumped 36 bottles of medical-grade ether in Marysville on Tuesday afternoon, prompting an emergency response.Marysville police aren't sure who did it, or why, Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said Wednesday. The bottles were found by a neighbor around noon...

Date: 09/16/2015 | Local News

Nano Night at The Local features a number of local breweries

Bellingham Beer Week is upon us and some local nano breweries are heading north to take part in the festivities.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Hops & Sips

Shooter's texts to girlfriend bore warning signs, experts say

MARYSVILLE — They may have been warning signs.Text messages Jaylen Fryberg sent his girlfriend in the days after a breakup and before his killing spree at Marysville Pilchuck High School last year expressed jealousy, threatened suicide and attempted to inflict...

Date: 09/13/2015 | Local News

Day of Caring: ‘Every day is a good day to give back’

Ann Phelps was an aerospace worker turned field hand for a day, muscling old metal fence posts out of the ground.Margarita Zamora de Lopez has a parts receiving job, but spent Friday with a paintbrush in hand.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Local News

State suspends license of doctor accused of overmedication

MARYSVILLE — The state Department of Health has suspended the license of Dr. Ann C. Kammeyer, alleging she overmedicated patients, at least one of whom died from taking high dosages of pain medications.Documents outlining the state's investigation say that Kammeyer had...

Date: 09/11/2015 | Local News

Marysville’s Red Curtain shows Wilder’s ‘Our Town’

MARYSVILLE — The Pulitzer prize-winning Thorton Wilder play “Our Town” opens Sept. 18, the first in a series of classic plays produced by the Red Curtain Foundation.Since its debut in 1938, “Our Town” has been in nearly constant production in theaters around the world.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Entertainment

A week to remember: 9/11 events to be held throughout county

EDMONDS — After years of work, the 9/11 memorial park in Edmonds is expected to be completed soon.An opening ceremony is planned for 9:11 a.m. Friday, and marks 14 years since the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Local News

Bridge to be replaced on 140th Street in Marysville

Street Smarts reader Steve Hardy wrote: “Some time back the County placed an emergency weight limit of 18 tons on the W. Fork Quilceda Creek...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Street Smarts

Building boom in Smokey Point

Major shopping center, apartments opening soon

Date: 09/09/2015 | Business

County tests new paving treatment

EVERETT — Snohomish County is taking the lead on a new approach to paving that could result in cheaper, faster and better upgrades to local roadways.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Street Smarts

Early morning closure of I-5 at 116th on Sept. 10

TULALIP — Early-morning drivers who use I-5 through the Tulalip-Marysville area should plan on a full closure of all northbound lanes on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Street Smarts

Drug deal gone bad may have prompted Marysville shooting

MARYSVILLE — Prosecutors have charged a Bothell man with assault for firing a gun inside a shed.

Date: 09/05/2015 | Local News

Ex-girlfriend warned Jaylen’s father, but it was too late

EVERETT — The girl sent Jaylen Fryberg's dad a text message, asking him to make sure his son didn't do anything stupid.When she sent that text, at 10:43 a.m. on Oct. 24, she didn't know that Jaylen, a 15-year-old freshman, already had shot five of his friends and...

Date: 09/03/2015 | Local News

No evidence of warning in school shootings, police say

MARYSVILLE — Claims by a substitute teacher that a student warned her two days before the shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School are unfounded, a detective who worked the case said Wednesday.Marysville police detective Craig Bartl is part of the Snohomish County...

Date: 09/02/2015 | Local News

‘I need my crew with me’

The story of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Marysville officials react to high school shootings report

These statements were issued by officials Tuesday after release of 1,400 pages of investigative documents related to the Oct. 24, 2014, shootings at...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings timeline

A timeline of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014:7:44 a.m. — The shooter worked on a text message on his phone that he would later send out to family...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Victims of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings

Victims of the Oct. 24, 2014, shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School:The sole survivor was Nate Hatch, then 14, who was shot...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Victims’ families want full account of shootings, lawyer says

MARYSVILLE — They're looking for answers about why a classmate shot their children in hopes of preventing others from knowing their grief.Family members of the four teens shot and killed last year at Marysville...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Objection delays release of records in school shootings

EVERETT — The planned release of police reports about the fatal October shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School was delayed Monday by a last-minute lawsuit brought on behalf of the shooter’s former girlfriend.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Ebey Slough levee breached

After a century, farmland becomes salmon habitat

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Just like old times

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

Date: 08/26/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

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

Qwuloolt Estuary Project

Breach goal: Return of the wild salmon

Date: 08/23/2015 | Local News

Dazzling dahlias

See thousands of blooms this weekend in Everett

Date: 08/20/2015 | Home and Garden

Federal program gives tribes access to criminal databases

Federal officials on Wednesday launched a new program that will allow tribes access to national criminal databases and fix a system that allowed a man to buy a gun that was later used by his son to kill four classmates and himself at a Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Local News

Journey provides fresh outlook

Man hikes from Arizona to Lynnwood to shake depression, anxiety

Date: 08/18/2015 | Local News

Trial delayed for Marysville man indicted on gun charges

SEATTLE — Trial has been delayed for a Marysville man indicted on federal gun charges.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News

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

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