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Rep. Larsen to meet riders on Lynnwood-Seattle bus trip Tuesday

U. S. Rep. Rick Larsen will meet riders on a Lynnwood-to-Seattle bus trip Tuesday morning.

Date: 08/31/2015 | South County Politics

Detour alert: Full road closures in Snohomish County

There are several full road closures scheduled in Snohomish County:

Date: 08/31/2015 | Street Smarts

Introducing charter-review candidates in County Council District 3

Voters in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Woodway and the rest of Snohomish County Council District 3 will see 16 candidates on the November ballot for three positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Date: 08/27/2015 | South County Politics

U.S. Rep. Larsen, VA officials to meet vets at Mountlake Terrace Senior Center

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and representatives of federal veterans’ organizations will meet with local vets Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center.

Date: 08/27/2015 | South County Politics

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

Long-term plans will limit left turns on Highway 9

Street Smarts received a question from Roger Ohlsen of Snohomish about whether it was legal for drivers to cross double-yellow lines on Highway 9 to access driveways and businesses, including the stretch between Broadway/Lowell-Larimer and Cathcart Way.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Street Smarts

Snohomish man, 32, killed in head-on crash

SNOHOMISH — A man died Sunday night after a crash on 92nd Street SE near Snohomish.The head-on collision, in the 11300 block, was reported to 911 around 10:45 p.m. after the man’s car struck a sport utility vehicle, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Local News

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

'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

Snohomish teacher suspended after probe finds misconduct

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish School District is tacking two paid weeks onto a teacher's summer vacation after an investigation found evidence of misconduct with students for the second time in his career.The district is suspending Snohomish High School teacher Bill...

Date: 08/17/2015 | Local News

Sword-wielding Snohomish man charged with arson

SNOHOMISH — When James White’s neighbors didn’t answer their door he allegedly tried to set the couple’s trailer on fire, prosecutors say in new court papers.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Local News

South Snohomish improves to 2-0 at Little League Softball World Series

PORTLAND — The first two games of the Little League Softball World Series have gone about as well as the team from South Snohomish could hope for.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Sports

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

Memorial for Snohomish High teacher, coach Tuck Gionet set for Aug. 18

SNOHOMISH — A public memorial service for beloved Snohomish High School teacher Tuck Gionet is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the school gym.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Local News

No 1st District Democratic meeting Monday

The 1st District Democrats will not have their normal monthly meeting Monday. Instead, the District Democratic organization will have its annual picnic Saturday, Aug. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Brightwater facility on highway 9 north of Woodinville.

Date: 08/10/2015 | South County Politics

Sno Town Brewing opens this weekend in Snohomish

Sno Town Brewing is holding its grand opening this weekend at its new space at 511 2nd Ave, Snohomish. Sno Town will be open 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday. 

Date: 08/07/2015 | Hops & Sips

Catch horn players, Dmitri Matheny Group, at the Thumb

SNOHOMISH — Not too familiar with the flugelhorn?Here’s a chance to see one of the country’s best “Big Horn” players.The San Francisco Bay-based Dmitri Matheny Group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St. in Snohomish.

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

Somers holds slim lead in county exec race

EVERETT — The leaders in the primary for Snohomish County executive switched places in updated ballot counts released Wednesday.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Local News

Winging it in Snohomish

Model airplanes take flight, do battle this weekend

Date: 08/06/2015 | Local News

Ballot returns may exceed expectations

In a few days we’ll know whether Snohomish County voter turnout for the primary election will exceed the expected 30 percent.

Date: 08/05/2015 | South County Politics

Honoring vets

Snohomish students successfully lobby to replace memorial

Date: 08/04/2015 | Local News

‘Night Out’ block parties more popular than ever

EVERETT — Perhaps it is a sign of the times.A year ago, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office created a way for neighborhoods to request a deputy to visit their block parties for National Night Out, an annual event each August.There were two submissions.

Date: 08/02/2015 | Local News


Augsburg Fortress Hymn Festival: The concert, “Let the Whole Creation Cry,” is 7:30 p.m. July 31 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, in Lynnwood. Admission is free. Led by musicians from St. Olaf College.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Entertainment

Primary voters pamphlet covers county from Lynnwood to Stanwood

The local voters pamphlet for the Aug. 4 primary covers candidates in parts of Snohomish County from Lynnwood to Stanwood.

Date: 07/30/2015 | South County Politics

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

Cismontane arrives in Washington

Date: 07/29/2015 | Hops & Sips

Lord Hill levee repairs to start July 29

SNOHOMISH — Major repairs at the Lord Hill levee along the Snohomish River are set to begin Wednesday.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is picking up 80 percent of the $892,000 project near the city of Snohomish, the French Slough Flood Control District the remaining 20 percent.

Date: 07/29/2015 | Local News

Ballots coming in at expected rate

Early primary-election ballot returns for the Aug. 4 primary election are arriving at the Snohomish County auditor’s office in Everett at a pace that would lead to a final turnout in the estimated range of 25-26 percent.

Date: 07/28/2015 | South County Politics

‘Rooms’ to roam

Check out nine gardens Sunday in Snohomish

Date: 07/23/2015 | Home and Garden

After 2 deaths, including Snohomish boy, warnings about Ikea dressers

NEW YORK — After Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, including a boy from Snohomish, safety regulators say consumers should stop using Ikea's dressers and chests for children unless the products are mounted to a wall.The Swedish furniture giant is...

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest

County and Lynnwood candidates to appear at Wednesday forum

Candidates for Snohomish County executive, county council and the Lynnwood City Council will appear at a forum Wednesday in Lynnwood.

Date: 07/20/2015 | South County Politics

Man threatening people with sword near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A man armed with a sword was threatening people on Three Lakes Road east of Snohomish on Saturday afternoon.He barricaded himself in a trailer by the time deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office arrived.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News

Snohomish Parks taxing district on primary ballot

SNOHOMISH — Voters here have to decide whether to approve the creation of a metropolitan park taxing district on the Aug. 4 primary election ballot. But it will...

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News

Gothard Sisters play two nights at Thumbnail Theater

The Snohomish County-based Gothard Sisters are celebrating the release of their new Celtic folk CD “Mountain Rose.”The release party and concert is at 7:30 p.m. July 18 at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Entertainment

Friday deadline to register as a write-in candidate for primary

Friday, July 17, is the deadline to register as a write-in candidate for the Aug. 4 primary election.

Date: 07/15/2015 | South County Politics

Check out new attractions at Kla Ha Ya Days in Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — Thousands of people are expected to attend the 102nd annual Kla Ha Ya Days festival here this week. It kicks off Wednesday and continues through Sunday.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News

A belated Bronze Star

89-year-old World War II vet surprised at picnic

Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News

Issue statements from Edmonds School Board candidates

Edmonds School Board member Gary Noble faces challengers Mark Norton and Mary Murphy on the Aug. 3 primary-election ballot.

Date: 07/14/2015 | South County Politics

Three big upcoming shows for the Thumb

SNOHOMISH — Many concert venues are on summer hiatus, but the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater has scheduled three great concerts in July.The theater is located at 1211 Fourth St. Most tickets are available at For information, call 360-568-9412.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Entertainment

It's summer, let the chip sealing begin

Your local pothole may soon be filled.The summer road work season is under way in unincorporated Snohomish County areas with paving or chip sealing planned for a total of 107 miles of roadway.By the end of October, Snohomish will see the most road miles treated...

Date: 07/06/2015 | Street Smarts

Snohomish River drowning victim identified

SNOHOMISH — The 21-year-old man who drowned swimming in the Snohomish River Monday has been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office as Harrison C. Fisher of Kenmore.Witnesses...

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News

Brush fire near Hwy. 9 fireworks stand

SNOHOMISH — A brush fire broke out near a fireworks stand off Highway 9 south of Snohomish on Saturday at about 4 p.m.The initial caller reported a “stump fire” in the 16600 block of Highway 9, said Bill Wirtz, battalion chief for Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

Crafts in the Draft: Tulalip Resort Casino is teaming up with renowned Northwest breweries for their Tuesday Tastings Crafts in the Draft. Flights of beer from the breweries will be paired with appetizers 7 to 9 p.m. on select Tuesdays in The Draft Sports Bar and Grill. Tickets are...

Date: 07/01/2015 | Hops & Sips

Where to find blueberries

Earlier than usual, blueberries are ready at most local farms

Date: 07/01/2015 | Life

The water has a bad taste but it’s safe to drink, officials say

EVERETT — An early and intense algae bloom in Lake Chaplain is to blame for a metallic taste in the drinking water in Everett and surrounding communities.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Local News

Kenmore man drowns in Snohomish River

SNOHOMISH — A 21-year-old Kenmore man drowned Monday while swimming in the Snohomish River.

Date: 06/29/2015 | Sirens

Workers seek back pay from Snohomish blueberry farm

SNOHOMISH — Lourdes Margarito and dozens of people who planted blueberries on a farm here last fall say they haven't been paid for their work.A class-action...

Date: 06/18/2015 | Local News

Snohomish designer wins national award for bedroom makeover

SNOHOMISH — For the third year in a row, a Snohomish interior designer won first place in a national design competition, this time for a master bedroom in a Snohomish home.Tanna Edler helped transform the bedroom from beige walls, tan bedding and brown carpeting into a...

Date: 06/15/2015 | Business

From Kamiak to Harvard

Michael Bervell is already excited about next year

Date: 06/14/2015 | Local News

An inspiration to others

Glacier Peak High School’s Corey Person, 17, teaches kids to code

Date: 06/12/2015 | Local News

Volunteer quits Young Life over ban on gay leaders

SNOHOMISH — A woman here is standing up for what she believes is right.Pam Elliott, a volunteer leader for Young Life Snohomish, is leaving the evangelical Christian ministry after being asked to...

Date: 06/11/2015 | Local News

Democrats' dinner to feature Lovick, DelBene, Keister, Steves

The 2015 Snohomish County Democratic Dinner and Henry M Jackson Awards at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood Saturday will feature Snohomish County Executive John Lovick, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, TV comedian John Keister and travel writer Rick Steves.

Date: 06/09/2015 | South County Politics

Breaking the barrier

Snohomish's Mills is first Gonzaga runner to reach nationals

Date: 06/08/2015 | Sports

Road work aims to make Broadway Avenue safer

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish County is gearing up to build nearly three miles of road shoulder this summer on Broadway Avenue, east of Highway 9.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Local News

County exec candidates to speak to 1st District Democrats Monday

The two Democratic candidates for Snohomish County executive will face questions in a forum at a meeting of the 1st Legislative District Democrats Monday in Bothell.

Date: 06/05/2015 | South County Politics

Firefighters rescue ducklings from storm drain

SNOHOMISH — Not all rescues are from burning homes or crumpled cars.Nor do they all involve people.On Wednesday night, it was a mother duck who was grateful.Around 9 p.m., Snohomish County Fire District 7 took a call from Andy and Amanda...

Date: 06/04/2015 | Local News

Come home to luxury

Look inside a pair of multimillion-dollar estates (gallery)

Date: 06/04/2015 | Home and Garden

Man dies in U.S. 2 crash

SNOHOMISH -- A Marysville man died from injuries suffered in a head-on crash on U.S 2 Tuesday night.The accident was reported at milepost 6 near Snohomish.

Date: 06/03/2015 | Sirens

Seattle-Snohomish Mill closing in midst of lumber glut

SNOHOMISH — The city's last remaining mill is shutting down after almost 75 years.The Seattle-Snohomish Mill, a family-owned company that has been in business since 1941, plans to close this summer, laying off 68 people.The company expects to shut down the...

Date: 06/02/2015 | Business

Dwindling membership cited as Rotary Club in Snohomish disbands

SNOHOMISH — The Rotary Club here is disbanding after more than three decades of service.Like many traditional service clubs, Snohomish Rotary has struggled for years to retain members and get new people to sign up. By 2015, the club had only 13 Rotarians.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Local News

Cities negotiating new emergency-management plan

South Snohomish County cities expect to reach an agreement over the next few months on a contract to get emergency-management services from the Snohomish County department of emergency management (DEM).

Date: 05/29/2015 | South County Politics

A chance to leave their mark

Students and parents beautify Central and Emerson campuses

Date: 05/29/2015 | Local News

Candidates for offices in south Snohomish County

Candidate filing for local offices ended May 15.Filing became final when the withdrawal period ended May 18.

Date: 05/27/2015 | South County Politics

Cougar spotted near Centennial Trail in Snohomish area

SNOHOMISH — A cougar was spotted Tuesday morning off S. Machias Road, near Centennial Middle School and the Centennial Trail.Students ate lunch indoors as a precaution, Snohomish School District spokeswoman Kristin Foley said. The cougar wasn't close enough to campus...

Date: 05/26/2015 | Local News

Cougar sighting, bomb threat at Snohomish middle school

SNOHOMISH — A cougar sighting and a bomb threat have made for an interesting day at a Snohomish middle school.

Date: 05/26/2015 | Northwest

Expansion work to begin at Willis Tucker park near Mill Creek

MILL CREEK — Willis Tucker Community Park is due for its largest expansion since it opened more than a decade ago.Construction is expected to start in late June at this park east of Mill Creek.

Date: 05/26/2015 | Local News

All you need to know for that special day

Twenty-one Snohomish area venues. One hundred wedding professionals. Seven hours of chapels, ballrooms and farms.Sample food and cake. Listen to the sounds of DJs. View photographs and decor ideas.

Date: 05/24/2015 | Life

Kamiak leads list of local schools honored by theater

MUKILTEO — Kamiak High School’s performing arts department received about a dozen nominations from the 13th annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards program, which honors musical theater productions in the state’s high schools.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Entertainment

Candidate withdrawals eliminate primaries for school, fire positions

Late withdrawals by candidates for positions on the Edmonds School Board and the Snohomish County Fire District 1 board on 2015 ballots have reduced the number of positions on the Aug. 4 primary ballot.

Date: 05/21/2015 | South County Politics

Drought raises wildfire risk in Snohomish County

EVERETT — A hot and dry summer predicted for Western Washington, combined with widespread drought, creates the dangerous potential for wildfires.A record-breaking absence of snowpack also means rivers and streams are running low throughout Snohomish County. Major...

Date: 05/19/2015 | Local News

Tribute in brick and paint

Snohomish mural is a memorial to local fallen soldiers

Date: 05/19/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Two School Board positions will have primary battles

Two of the four Edmonds School Board positions on 2015 ballots have three candidates each, meaning that the two positions will appear on the Aug. 4 primary ballot, with the top two vote-getters for each position advancing to the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 05/18/2015 | South County Politics

School Board candidates include one former, two current members

Candidates for the four Edmonds School Board positions on 2015 ballots include two incumbents, one newcomer and former Board President Susan Phillips, who will seek to replace the woman who replaced her on the board.

Date: 05/14/2015 | South County Politics

Girl killed by train was Archbishop Murphy star athlete

The Snohomish girl who was killed by a freight train near Arlington on Saturday was a popular senior and accomplished athlete at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett.

Date: 05/10/2015 | Local News

Snohomish to vote on tax plan for parks

SNOHOMISH — The City Council is asking voters here to approve creation of a metropolitan park taxing district during the Aug. 4 primary election, but the ballot will not say exactly how much the property tax...

Date: 05/10/2015 | Local News

Cities adopt rules on aggressive panhandling, camping

GRANITE FALLS — Aggressive panhandling and unauthorized camping now are illegal here.The City Council unanimously passed two ordinances Wednesday. One bans camping in public parks, streets, sidewalks, alleys or bridges. The other makes it illegal to intentionally block...

Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News

Candidate filing starts Monday

Candidate filing for local offices starts Monday.Filing online or in person at the county auditor’s office begins at 9 a.m. May 11, and ends at 4 p.m. Friday, May 15.

Date: 05/08/2015 | South County Politics

Ready, willing and agile

Snohomish teen to take her beagle to international competition

Date: 05/06/2015 | Local News

Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Snohomish teachers to walk out Friday

Teachers in two Snohomish County school districts voted Monday to join the wave of Washington educators walking off the job during one-day strikes aimed at swaying the Legislature.

Date: 05/06/2015 | Local News

Your pal Penelope

What's up with the giant pig at Snohomish dentist's office?

Date: 05/05/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Mother’s Day weekend bike ride to fill Snohomish Valley roads

Those of you who live or drive the back roads of Everett, Snohomish and Monroe, be prepared for the return of a Mother’s Day weekend bicycle event slated for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 9.

Date: 05/04/2015 | Street Smarts

Snohomish Hard Cider Festival is Saturday

The Snohomish Hard Cider Festival is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at Craven Farm in Snohomish.

Date: 05/01/2015 | Hops & Sips

Snoqualmie Ice Cream opens tasting room Friday

MALTBY — Snoqualmie Ice Cream is opening its doors for the season Friday, doing what they do best.The lunch menu is gone, but you can still buy cones, shakes, floats and pints, along with espresso and other beverages.The big news is that the Snoqualmie Ice...

Date: 05/01/2015 | Entertainment

Tech-savvy kids

Snohomish students bring their own device to school

Date: 05/01/2015 | Local News

Mmmm ... pie

We visit Snohomish Pie Co.'s new Mountlake Terrace shop

Date: 04/30/2015 | Entertainment

Woman’s death called suicide; body found in Snohomish pond

SNOHOMISH — The death of a woman whose body was found in a Snohomish-area retention pond last week has been ruled a suicide.

Date: 04/28/2015 | Sirens

Wetland wonders

First-graders learn about critters, plants at Snohomish pond

Date: 04/28/2015 | Local News

Snohomish crash victim identified as Yakima man

SNOHOMISH — A 26-year-old man killed in a car crash near Snohomish on April 19 has been identified as Efren Gonzalez Salas.Gonzalez Salas died from head injuries, according to the Snohomish County...

Date: 04/28/2015 | Sirens

The gadget doctor

Fix-it guy carves out a little place in Everett

Date: 04/28/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Learning to lift off

Fifth-graders experience rocket science (gallery)

Date: 04/25/2015 | Local News

Upcoming beer festivals in the area

RiteCare Beer FestivalApril 25, Seattle Scottish Rite Masonic CenterThe RiteCare Beer Festival features more than 12 breweries showcasing their beers, food, prizes and live music. Advance tickets are $30 or $35 at the door. Admission includes...

Date: 04/24/2015 | Hops & Sips

State Reps. Kagi, Ortiz-Self, Ryu not surprised about special session

When Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he expects to call the legislature back for a special session, local representatives weren’t surprised.

Date: 04/23/2015 | South County Politics

Woman’s body found in pond near Snohomish River

SNOHOMISH — A woman’s body was found Wednesday in a retention pond near the Snohomish River.Police spotted the body about 1 a.m. near the 4500 block of Lowell Snohomish River Road, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. It was recovered by divers later in the morning.

Date: 04/22/2015 | Sirens

Students carry dairy flag

County dairy ambassador, alternates named

Date: 04/22/2015 | Local News

Driver in crash might have run red light, police say

SNOHOMISH — Police believe that a driver may have run a red light before a fatal wreck on Highway 9 in Snohomish on Sunday.A 26-year-old man from Outlook, near Yakima, was killed. His name was not made public Monday.

Date: 04/20/2015 | Sirens

1 killed, 1 injured in Snohomish crash

SNOHOMISH — One person was killed and another seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a collision on Highway 9 in Snohomish.

Date: 04/19/2015 | Local News

Downhill approach need a warning beacon? Wait and see

Liz Carrington of Mill Creek dreads the signal at Highway 9 and Lowell-Larimer Road (Broadway Avenue) in Snohomish.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Street Smarts

Snohomish-Woodinville rail trail plan on hold

SNOHOMISH — A much-anticipated purchase of a nearly 12-mile stretch of rail corridor between the city of Snohomish and Woodinville won’t be happening for now.

Date: 04/14/2015 | Local News

Where do shoes grow?

On a crazy tree near Snohomish, it turns out

Date: 04/14/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Liias bill on payday loans nearly dead in legislature

A bill on payday loans, sponsored by Democratic State Sen. Marko Liias, appears to be dead for the current legislative session.

Date: 04/13/2015 | South County Politics

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