SULTAN — The rescue of a woman thrown from her kayak and pinned against a snag Tuesday underscores the dangers of Snohomish County's rivers at this time of year.She was with three other local women in their 30s and 50s. All enjoy the...
Date: 05/14/2016 | Local News
SULTAN — Marine rescue teams pulled a woman from the Skykomish River Tuesday after she had been thrown out of her kayak.The incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. on a stretch of river between Sultan and Monroe, said Merlin Halverson, chief of Snohomish County Fire...
Date: 05/10/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Two corrections officers were hospitalized Tuesday after allegedly being assaulted by an inmate at the Washington State Reformatory.
Date: 05/10/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Five people were taken to hospitals Sunday night after a head-on crash on the Highway 522 off-ramp leading to U.S. 2 in Monroe.Two were seriously injured.The crash occurred around 7:30 p.m., according to the Monroe Police Department.
Date: 05/09/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — At least six local fire chiefs say they have serious concerns about the Snohomish County Council's plans to float a criminal justice sales tax measure.The chiefs say the current draft of...
Date: 05/06/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. completed a remodel of its 6,000-square-foot showroom, replacing 10 displays including two that feature conference rooms.The showroom is open for the general public, but generally contractors send homeowners to look through cabinetry...
Date: 05/02/2016 | Business
MONROE — A bald eagle was found injured on the side of U.S. 2 east of Monroe around 10:30 a.m. Friday and died about an hour later.
Date: 05/01/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — An inmate sentenced to life in prison for attacking a Monroe corrections officer once vowed that the fight for his freedom wasn't over.Nearly two years later, the battle was taken up on Jimi...
Date: 04/15/2016 | Local News
MONROE — More prenatal services are coming and there's plans to reopen a baby delivery unit closed nearly five years ago at what was then called Valley General Hospital.Upgrading prenatal, gynecological and baby delivery services were among the goals announced...
Date: 04/11/2016 | Local News
MONROE — A shoplifter in Monroe last week used a device that is supposed to help people fight crime to commit one.
Date: 04/08/2016 | Local News
MONROE — A pedestrian was critically injured Wednesday night after being struck by a car along U.S. 2 in Monroe.
Date: 04/07/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Two Snohomish County fire districts have signed off on a proposed merger.The merger of Fire District 3 in Monroe and Fire District 7 in Clearview now is scheduled for the primary ballot in August.
Date: 04/04/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Neighbors reported a house fire Tuesday afternoon in Monroe.
Date: 03/28/2016 | Local News
MARYSVILLE — A series of break-ins and attempted break-ins at local pharmacies has police from different parts of Snohomish County comparing notes and scouring video.
Date: 03/24/2016 | Local News
Taylor Anaka, 12, helped save his dad’s life after a heart attack
Date: 03/16/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — A woman already under investigation after money went missing from a Monroe PTA is now accused of stealing from another nonprofit.
Date: 03/15/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Two youths reported missing from the Monroe area Saturday were located later that evening by the Edmonds Police Department and Community Transit workers.
Date: 03/13/2016 | Local News
MONROE — A boy and a girl living in the Monroe area were reported missing Friday night and have not been seen since. The Monroe Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating the two.The missing are Marley Headley, 12, and Kyle Mclaurine, 16.
Date: 03/12/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Pot smokers won't get to prove they're no couch potatoes, at least not for now. A 5K run aimed at having those involved in marijuana businesses, users and people who don't partake, huffing along together Saturday has been called off. The
Date: 03/11/2016 | Local News
MONROE — The family of a man killed at the Monroe Correctional Complex last year has filed a federal lawsuit alleging officers at the prison failed to protect him from a fellow inmate spiraling out of control.
Date: 03/10/2016 | Local News
MONROE — A Monroe inmate serving time for a triple murder in 1980 has been denied parole.Timothy Pauley, 56, was convicted in the deaths of three people during a robbery at the Barn Door Tavern in King County. He admitted to killing two of the victims, but in a recent...
Date: 03/10/2016 | Local News
Late-qualifying Henry M. Jackson High School wins Hi-Q
Date: 03/09/2016 | Local News
'Spotlight' co-producer Blye Pagon Faust grew up in Monroe
Date: 03/08/2016 | The Chat
MONROE — Two warning shots were fired Monday to bring an end to an inmate-on-inmate assault in the outdoor yard at the Washington State Reformatory.
Date: 03/07/2016 | Local News
MONROE — The thieves had the gall to come back, and hit the same Monroe family twice.The husband's wallet and the wife's purse were stolen in January during two separate car break-ins. A 23-year-old Monroe man allegedly used the couple's credit, debit and food-stamp...
Date: 03/03/2016 | Local News
The state House proposes spending $1.5 million from a supplemental transportation funding package to complete an interchange justification report for the U.S. 2 trestle where Highway 204 and 20th Street SE feed into it in the...
Date: 02/29/2016 | Street Smarts
CLEARVIEW — Two Snohomish County fire districts are taking the next step in their relationship.On Thursday, Fire District 3 in Monroe and District 7 in Clearview announced a plan to seek voter approval for a merger later this year. They already have
Date: 02/19/2016 | Local News
MONROE — The death of a 2-year-old boy near Monroe last month has been ruled an accident.Grayson E. Hill drowned, according to a report released Tuesday by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Date: 02/17/2016 | Local News
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish County rivers were receding Tuesday after heavy rains from a weekend caused water to spill over banks and flood lowlands. As of 4:30 p.m., about a dozen roads were still under water and closed.
Date: 02/17/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — An inmate was sentenced to another five years behind bars for an assault at the Monroe Correctional Complex. The beating happened in 2014. Joshua Kellerman punched another inmate in the face while the two were waiting in line for medicine, court papers said.
Date: 02/16/2016 | Local News
Plant sale kicks off Snohomish County garden season
Date: 02/11/2016 | Home and Garden
Family forced to relive 35-year-old murders
Date: 02/07/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe has declined to file criminal charges against a sheriff’s deputy who shot a suicidal man last year near Monroe.
Date: 02/03/2016 | Local News
Toddler's name is Isis, but it doesn't mean what you think
Date: 02/02/2016 | Whats Up With That?
Combatants competed Saturday morning during the Ursulmas Medieval Faire in Monroe, which continues...
Date: 01/31/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Five years have come and gone since Jayme Biendl was killed at the Monroe Correctional Complex near the end of her shift.On Sunday, friends, family and strangers once again will lace up their sneakers for a run — or,...
Date: 01/30/2016 | Local News
MONROE — A 2-year-old boy was found dead Friday after wandering away from his home northeast of Monroe.Grayson Hill was found about a half mile downstream in Woods Creek, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. He appeared to have hypothermia and attempts...
Date: 01/29/2016 | Local News
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
MONROE — A Monroe-area woman whose body was found Jan. 20 in the Skykomish River drowned, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Tuesday.
Date: 01/26/2016 | Local News
MONROE — A body found near Monroe earlier this week has been confirmed as that of Marianne Humble, 53.A death investigation continues, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office reported on Friday.
Date: 01/23/2016 | Local News
MONROE — She's a nun who's seen more crime scenes than she can count. Sister Barbara Geib, better known as "Sister B," is retiring after spending two decades advocating for domestic violence victims in Monroe.The 83-year-old will continue her...
Date: 01/23/2016 | Local News
MONROE — A Monroe woman was arrested Thursday on allegations that she embezzled $13,227 from the parent teacher association at Park Place Middle School.
Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — For years Carlos Martinez was seen as one of the good guys. As part of his duties, the charismatic former Monroe police sergeant went into elementary schools to teach children how to avoid falling under the spell of drug dealers and others who meant to do them harm.
Date: 01/21/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Police believe they have found the body of a missing Monroe-area woman.Marianne Humble, 53, was last seen Monday near her home along High Bridge Road, between Monroe and Maltby.
Date: 01/21/2016 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — An investigation into stolen cars and drugs led police to serve a search warrant Wednesday near Granite Falls. Two people were arrested and a handgun seized.
Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office as well as search-and-rescue volunteers were looking for Marianne Humble, who was last seen in Monroe around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Date: 01/19/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — A former Monroe police sergeant could be headed to prison after being convicted of sex crimes involving the teenage babysitter who watched his children a dozen years ago.
Date: 01/18/2016 | Local News
Community Transit will operate local buses within Snohomish County on regular schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18, but commuter service to and from downtown Seattle and the University District will be reduced.
Date: 01/15/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Rosemary Murphy often wondered what happened to Mia, how her long lost Chihuahua-poodle mix was faring.It had been five years since the Sultan woman left her canine companion with a friend to watch for a few weeks.A neighbor of her friend took a...
Date: 01/11/2016 | Local News
MONROE — Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe won’t seek the execution of a mentally ill inmate who is accused of stomping another prisoner to death.
Date: 01/06/2016 | Local News
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
CLEARVIEW — Two Snohomish County fire districts will start to merge Jan. 1.Under a new contract, Fire District 3 in Monroe and District 7 in Clearview will combine administrations and share a fire chief.
Date: 12/25/2015 | Local News
New psychiatric care unit opens at EvergreenHealth MonroeOn Dec. 15, Fairfax Behavioral Health and EvergreenHealth Monroe hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new 34-bed psychiatric care unit for older adults on the...
Date: 12/25/2015 | Business
Kids connect with Monroe officers during Shop With a Cop
Date: 12/25/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — A former Monroe police sergeant convicted last month of sex crimes won’t be headed to jail for the holidays.
Date: 12/22/2015 | Local News
MONROE — The city is losing its marketing guru. Monroe Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Una Wirkebau is leaving the job effective Dec. 31. She has held the post, building support for events and bolstering business. since February 2013.
Date: 12/21/2015 | Business
MONROE — Older adults will now have more access to inpatient psychiatric treatment in Snohomish County.
Date: 12/17/2015 | Local News
JEROME, Idaho — The Idaho State Police say they’ve arrested a Washington man on felony drug trafficking charges.Police stopped a 2015 Nissan on I-84 in Jerome County at about 8:30 p.m. Friday. It was driven by Sergio Maldonado Farias of Monroe, Washington.
Date: 12/12/2015 | Local News
At its height, the Snohomish River went well above flood stage
Date: 12/09/2015 | Local News
Jerry Senner was known for his love of old tractors
Date: 12/08/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — April Laughlin is addicted to stealing. The Everett mother said she embezzled from three different employers to make people in her life happy. She tried to convince a judge Friday that she’s mended her ways and then asked to stay out of prison to raise her 9-year-old son.
Date: 12/05/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Every year, a handful of Snohomish County firefighters attend paramedic school at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Date: 12/04/2015 | Local News
MONROE — He kept his promise to love her all his life.Grant Strinden assured his fiancee, Ronicka Messner, that she could trust him when she needed someone to count on. The Monroe couple was planning a 2016 wedding and scribbling their bucket list on little scraps of...
Date: 12/02/2015 | Local News
Monroe High’s Cameron Lee to pursue theater, music interests
Date: 11/30/2015 | Local News
Kristina McMorris7 p.m. Dec. 3, Third Place BooksThe Portland author will read from her new book "The Edge of Lost" at the book store, 17171 Bothell Way NE. Lake Forest Park. McMorris moves her story from Ireland to New York to San...
Date: 11/29/2015 | Entertainment
Monroe chiropractor honored by statewide associationChiropractor Daniel Peltonen was honored Oct. 10 with a Special Service Award by the Washington State Chiropractic Association. Peltonen operates Sky Valley Chiropractic Clinic at 110 N. Blakely St. in...
Date: 11/27/2015 | Business
Albertsons received court approval Wednesday to purchase 10 stores in Washington from Haggen, including the one at 7601 Evergreen Way in Everett.But Albertsons withdrew a bid for the Haggen store at 19881 U.S. 2 in Monroe after the company couldn't reach a deal with the...
Date: 11/25/2015 | Business
MONROE — Everyone's been there.They finish shopping, get back to the car or the house, and realize they forgot something, like the milk.That happened to two women on Sunday evening at the Monroe Walmart. The problem was, all their shopping had been...
Date: 11/24/2015 | Local News
MONROE — Police are investigating after an inmate reportedly assaulted two officers at the Monroe Correctional Complex.The incident was reported just before noon Sunday in the dining hall of the Washington State Reformatory, officials said.
Date: 11/23/2015 | Local News
MONROE — When detectives arrived to investigate a vicious assault at the Monroe Correctional Center in May, they expected to examine the crime scene.They couldn't.There wasn't one.When a Monroe Police Department detective inquired about the...
Date: 11/22/2015 | Local News
There are a lot of high-priority road projects out there that are lost in planning la-la land until the actual money to complete them shows up.
Date: 11/16/2015 | Street Smarts
SILVANA — Snohomish County emergency crews kept an eye on rising rivers as rescuers helped families escape flooded areas.
Date: 11/15/2015 | Local News
BELLINGHAM — Albertsons outbid competitors for the right to buy 33 grocery stores from bankrupt Haggen in an auction this week in Los Angeles. Among them were stores in Everett and Monroe. But an agreement between Albertsons and the Federal Trade Commission seems to cast doubt on...
Date: 11/13/2015 | Business
Rivers in the county are rising; most are expected to crest today
MONROE — A water line broke around noon on Friday near Monroe High School.About 30 houses west of the school on Tester Road were without water for about an hour and a half, said Pam Baker, the city spokeswoman. Crews have repaired the break and restored water services.
MONROE — A 17-year-old Sultan girl was killed Thursday night in a high-speed crash on U.S. 2 just east of Monroe.
GROW Washington to hold workshops on Entrepreneurship WeekGROW Washington is hosting workshops to celebrate startups during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Nov. 16 features Speed Dating with the Experts at Everett Library. Quick Start at Shoreline City Hall is...
Date: 11/13/2015 | Bizblog
EVERETT — As shootings and violence plague classrooms and capture headlines here and across the country, new technology is beefing up security at schools. The Everett and Monroe school districts are
Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — A former Monroe police sergeant was found guilty Tuesday of two sex crimes for secretly videotaping a teenage babysitter while she took showers in his bathroom 11 years ago.
Date: 11/10/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury met again behind closed doors Monday without announcing a verdict in the trial of a former Monroe police sergeant accused of sex crimes.
Date: 11/10/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Maybe you heard Jayden Terry-Olson, 10, sing the national anthem at an AquaSox game or the Washington State Fair.She'll be singing it again today at her school, Penny Creek Elementary, for the Veterans Day assembly.She has been performing since...
Date: 11/10/2015 | The Chat
Housing Hope completes ‘largest project to date' in MonroeIn a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 30, the Snohomish County nonprofit Housing Hope completed Monroe Family Village, its newest and largest project to date. Monroe Family Village features 47...
Date: 11/10/2015 | Bizblog
Zeek's Pizza4309 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, 425-893-8646Specialty: PizzaPizza lovers rejoice: Zeeks brings gourmet pizza to Lynnwood
Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment
EVERETT — A former Monroe police sergeant was described as both a cunning manipulator and a well-meaning fool as lawyers made their final pitches Wednesday as his trial on sex crimes came to a close.
Date: 11/05/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury was told Tuesday about a video recording that raises questions about a former Monroe police sergeant’s insistence he had no sexual attraction to the teenaged babysitter he secretly filmed...
Date: 11/04/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Trial was put on hold Monday for a former Monroe police sergeant who is in the midst of testifying about his connection to a woman 35 years his junior whom he allegedly groomed for a sexual relationship starting when she was his family’s teenage babysitter.
Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — A former Monroe police sergeant spent much of Friday on the witness stand insisting there was nothing sexual about his hiding cameras in his bathroom in 2004 and secretly recording a 15-year-old babysitter while she undressed and used the shower.Carlos...
Date: 10/31/2015 | Local News
Volunteers are teaching computer science to kids at Monroe High
Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News
Monroe postal clerk Julie Loan Ky Alexander, 49, will share her experiences of living in Vietnam during and after the Vietnam War as well as her journey to begin a new life in America in a free talk at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe. Her...
Date: 10/27/2015 | The Chat
Wendy Hinman2 p.m. Oct. 25, Everett Public LibraryHinman and her husband Garth Wilcox set off on a seven-year epic journey in their 31-foot wooden cutter Velella, and she lived to tell the tale in her book, "Tightwads on the Loose: A...
Date: 10/25/2015 | Entertainment
EVERETT — She was just 10 when they first met, and in the fourth grade.He was 45, and then a police officer who went into Monroe elementary school classrooms and taught students strategies for avoiding drugs and making other good choices.She'd spot him...
Date: 10/24/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Carlos Alberto Martinez was a respected figure in east Snohomish County.He rose through the ranks at the Monroe Police Department to become a sergeant. When a 2006 opening came up on the school board, he was tapped to fill the post. The appointment recognized...
Date: 10/22/2015 | Local News
Snohomish County voters should have ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the Nov. 3 General Election.
Date: 10/20/2015 | South County Politics
Monroe's Canyon Creek Cabinet adds new supervisorMonroe-based Canyon Creek Cabinet Company has added Scott Pierce as a white woods supervisor to its pre-finish team. Pierce brings a diverse background of manufacturing experience including more than 15 years...
Date: 10/20/2015 | Bizblog
Beardslee Public House19116 Beardslee Boulevard, Bothell, 425-286-1001, www.beardsleeph.comSpecialty: Pub grub and beerBeardslee does upscale pub grub and beer well
Date: 10/16/2015 | Entertainment
City leaders in Monroe, home to the Evergreen State Fairgrounds and the state's Monroe Correctional Complex, hope to find ways to revitalize the downtown and prepare for its growth, deal with the traffic yet take advantage of opportunities that U.S. 2 brings through town, deliver public...
Date: 10/15/2015 | Editorials