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1D wins big at AMAs; Dion pays tribute to Paris victims

One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday’s American Music Awards.“This is a testament to how incredible our fans are,” Louis Tomlinson said onstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Entertainment

From Pearl Harbor to Paris, we’ve seen these tragedies before

On that terrible Friday the 13th, when ISIS attackers murdered at least 129 people in Paris, I tried not to watch. Instead of going home to a night of cable news, I went to Seattle to hear a musician friend play a live...

Date: 11/22/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

Rich and famous to get a private lounge at LAX

A proposal to build a posh private lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for Southern California’s glitterati was approved Thursday in a move that officials hope will reduce disturbances by paparazzi, looky-loos and autograph-seekers in the busy central terminal area.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Nation & World

Ravensdale marks 100 years since mine disaster killed 31

RAVENSDALE — Thirty-one faces, each in its own oval frame, stare silently out from a black-and-white photo display.Some are clearly workmen, wearing helmets with lights. Others are in jackets and ties, some with fedoras tipped at a jaunty angle.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Northwest

Today in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2015. There are 40 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 11/21/2015 | Life

Teens advise: Alert parents to online affair

Dear Straight Talk: I have a bad feeling about a guy my friend is talking to online. He says he's 19, but who knows? They've been Skyping and plan to meet over Christmas break (he lives several hours away).My friend isn't herself anymore. She's 17 and quite...

Date: 11/21/2015 | Life

Rock rolls to new home

Ecstatic Edmonds homeowner claims glacial erratic

Date: 11/21/2015 | Local News

Gorilla, 19, gives birth at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle

SEATTLE — A 19-year-old western lowland gorilla has given birth at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.Zoo officials said in a news release the female baby gorilla was born Friday morning at a healthy 5 pounds.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

800 dogs, cats flown to Northwest, other states to find homes

LOS ANGELES — Some 800 dogs and cats from California animal shelters have something to be thankful for this holiday season — a free ride to other states where they have a better chance of finding homes.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

A 'caring spirit'

Photo honors longtime library staffer

Date: 11/20/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

Modern men tend to overeat like cavemen as a way of showing off to women

Maybe it’s because of our evolution from the era of cavemen when the strongest and fastest hunters would have the biggest bounty to eat. Or maybe it’s just another example of the male perception of what women like gone awry.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Nation & World


First Veterans Day parade a successMill Creek celebrated its inaugural Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. "Events like this one only come together with the coordination of many different people, organizations and groups," said...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

In Uniform

Active DutyNaval Air Station Whidbey Island on Nov. 5 received a Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Platinum Award. The Platinum Award came with $5,000 to further energy efficiency or quality of life improvements.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

Medal honors two from state with integrity

There are names better known nationally among this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, announced earlier this week by the White House, but...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Editorials

A walk in the woods

Monthly gatherings highlight Camano Island trails and parks

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

Man in car could only watch as massive tree barely missed him

EVERETT — Allen Pinkham found a spot to watch Tuesday's storm whip the waterfront. Sitting in his Honda Civic at

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Life's a bowl of Cheerios

Photographer captures General Mills' eye

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Pilgrim primer

How they learned, with help, to live off the land

Date: 11/19/2015 | Home and Garden

Today in history

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2015. There are 44 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Nov. 17, 1558, Elizabeth I acceded to the English throne upon the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary, beginning a 44-year reign.On this date:

Date: 11/17/2015 | Life

Man charged with misdemeanors for shooting wolf

BAKER CITY, Ore. — A Baker City man who killed a wolf known as OR-22 while coyote hunting has been charged with taking the life of a threatened or endangered species.

Date: 11/16/2015 | Northwest

Washington weighing conservation strategies for small seabird

BREMERTON, — State land managers are weighing five long-term strategies aimed at saving a small threatened seabird that nest in old-growth trees.

Date: 11/16/2015 | Northwest

Seattle zoo transfers ownership of elephants to other zoos

SEATTLE — Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo has transferred ownership of its Asian elephants to zoos in Oklahoma City and St. Louis, where the animals are now living.

Date: 11/16/2015 | Northwest

Today in history

Today is Monday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2015. There are 45 days left in the year.Today’s highlights:

Date: 11/16/2015 | Life

After dog’s death, an effort to ban guns to put pets down

CONCORD, N.H. — The death of a brown-and-white, mixed breed named Bruno on the northern fringe of New Hampshire’s White Mountains has sparked an angry response from animal rights activists who want to ban owners from using a gun to “put down” old, sick or dangerous dogs.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Nation & World

Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

ALBANY, Mo. — One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Nation & World

New dog offers family mystery, amusement

There is a new guy in my life. He is handsome, physically fit, a good listener and totally committed to me. I am of course talking about my poodle, Merlin.

Date: 11/15/2015 | I Brake for Moms

Worship in the 21st century

Everett church focuses on all generations

Date: 11/14/2015 | Local News

Looking for a friend?

Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (14 new photos)

Date: 11/14/2015 | Fur & Feathers

Record number of Mister Ugly entries

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The man who reigns as Zimbabwe’s Mister Ugly has tough competition in this year’s pageant, with organizers saying they received a record number of entries for this beauty contest with a twist.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Nation & World

Evergreen Cemetery plaque honors captain of black Civil War troops

EVERETT — Robert Beecham fought for the Union during the Civil War and died nearly a century ago, but his bravery isn't forgotten.Local members of the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated a bronze plaque next to Beecham's...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News


Rotary hands over the keys to 1957 BelairEach year for the past 20 years, Everett Port Gardner Rotary has sold and raffled off tickets to win a "sweet ride" classic Chevy. This year's vehicle, a 1957 fully restored Chevy Belair, went...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

Volunteers offer peace of mind

Citizens Academy grads check on houses, help with special events

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

Last stop for historic Shay locomotive

LONGVIEW — Instead of the rusting, broken down Shay locomotive he knew as a boy, Ivan Christensen could see his own tall figure in the polished metal of a fully-restored piece of Longview history.

Date: 11/12/2015 | Northwest

Federal council to look at Navy sonar, explosives testing dispute

PORT ANGELES — A federal preservation council plans to look at a dispute between the Navy and Washington state over planned sonar and explosives training and testing.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Northwest

He defied death four times

Elwood Barker served on the front lines during World War II

Date: 11/11/2015 | Local News

Bubble yuck

Seattle's famed wall of chewed gum is cleaned

Date: 11/10/2015 | Northwest

Vietnam veterans’ bond forged again with kidney donation

NEW YORK — Serving together in Vietnam, John Middaugh and Henry “Bill” Warner forged an Army-brothers bond they knew was profound and lasting.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Northwest

Marker notes often forgotten stop on Lewis and Clark journey

ASTORIA, Ore. — The history of Lewis and Clark is well documented along the Lower Columbia River.The region is home to Fort Clatsop, the Corps of Discovery’s winter camp for more than 100 days, and Dismal Nitch, where the expedition faced perilous storms.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Northwest

Hikers rescue 2 dogs lost near Mount St. Helens for a week

AMBOY, Wash. — Two dogs that ran off before a hike were rescued by other hikers after a week in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.KING-TV reported Dennis Elton’s Britany spaniel named Woody and a chocolate lab named Brock ran when he got to a forest trail near Mount St. Helens Oct. 26.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Northwest

World Series of Poker champ to be crowned, win $7.6 million

LAS VEGAS — The World Series of Poker main event returns Sunday offering a $7.6 million prize to the victor and it appears to be 24-year-old Joe McKeehen’s to lose.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Nation & World

Newfound raptor was a lethal predator

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Tyrannosaurus rex may have been known as the big guy around the Hell Creek Formation 66 million years ago, but a newly discovered species of raptor would have roamed nearby as one of the region's most lethal predators.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Nation & World

‘Force Awakens’ screened for terminally ill ‘Star Wars’ fan

NEW YORK — A terminally ill “Star Wars” fan is one of the first to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Date: 11/07/2015 | Nation & World

Pet cat south of Port Townsend tests positive for rabies

PORT ANGELES — Rabies has been found in a cat in Washington state for the first time since 2002.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest

Puppet, Twister, Super Soaker make Toy Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Twister, the parlor game once too hot for the Sears catalog but cool enough for Johnny Carson, was inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes the old-as-time puppet and Super Soaker — think squirt gun on steroids.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Nation & World

Today in History

Today Is Friday, Nov. 6, The 310Th Day Of 2015. There Are 55 Days Left In The Year.Today’s highlight:On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Life


Girl Scouts welcome baby girlGirl Scouts Troop 53243 presented a gift basket to the family of the first baby girl born at Everett's Providence Medical Center on Oct. 31.Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low was born Oct. 31. To...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

Panera Bread to move to cage-free eggs by 2020

ST. LOUIS — Panera Bread on Thursday became the latest restaurant chain to announce plans to stop using eggs from cage-confined hens.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Business Wire

Walking on water

Boardwalk at North Creek Park refurbished

Date: 11/05/2015 | Local News

U.S. probes dolphin deaths after Navy uses sonar

HONOLULU — The National Marine Fisheries Service on Wednesday said it was investigating the death of two dolphins found washed ashore in California shortly after Navy ships were using sonar in nearby waters.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Nation & World

Teaming up in toons

'Rugrats' producer to work with students to make cartoons

Date: 11/04/2015 | Local News

Get lost amid maps

Metskers Maps adds a new location at Alderwood mall

Date: 11/04/2015 | Business

Washington voters pass anti-wildlife-trafficking initiative

OLYMPIA — Voters overwhelmingly passed a measure that would outlaw sales related to wildlife trafficking of items from animals like lions and tigers in Washington state.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

Toxin from vast algae bloom off West Coast found in wildlife

SEATTLE — Tests on dead or dying marine wildlife show the animals were exposed to a vast bloom of toxic algae that flourished off the West Coast this summer, federal biologists said Tuesday.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

Federal government begins large Oregon wild horse roundup

PORTLAND, Ore. — Wild horse advocates are calling for a stop to one of the largest roundups of wild mustangs in Oregon history.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

Lincoln High senior loves written words, volunteering

STANWOOD — Silver Merideth, 17, is a senior at Lincoln Hill High School, the alternative campus in Stanwood. For the past two years, she’s been volunteering with Project STAND, a team of teens who paint murals for Church Creek...

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News

2 guard dogs in Oregon take to orphaned kitten

MT. VERNON, Ore. — Two large female guard dogs living with a family in the tiny Grant County town of Mt. Vernon have “adopted” an orphaned kitten.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Northwest

Snohomish High students bind Halloween to the periodic table

SNOHOMISH — Science students at Snohomish High School carved another notch into the proverbial fence post on the eve of Halloween. The town marks another success in its goal of eventually becoming the pumpkin capital of the...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Local News

Recalling Everett’s ‘complicated’ day

“The Everett Massacre was a disaster from any perspective.”

Date: 11/01/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

‘Grandma in the Window’

The kids on Bus 7 in Arlington welcome her home

Date: 11/01/2015 | Local News

Tyrannosaurus dinosaurs probably ate each other

Most of us don’t think the tyrannosaur was a sweet, cuddly and mild-natured creature. Well, here’s some evidence bolstering our ferocious image of the dinosaur: researchers stumbled upon a new bone they say strongly suggests tyrannosaur cannibalism.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Nation & World

Humane Society rescues pups from South Korean meat farm

WALLA WALLA — They have no names, yet.“I really want the families to be able to name them,” said Sara Archer, executive director of Blue Mountain Humane Society, dishing out a pet treat for the 80-pound dog in front of her.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Northwest

Spokane man dies after vehicle hits moose on Montana interstate

CARDWELL, Mont. — Authorities say a 70-year-old man has died after his vehicle struck a moose on I-90 in southwest Montana and slammed into a semitrailer parked on the shoulder.Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle identified the victim as Terry Fitzhum of Spokane, Washington.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Northwest

Looking for a friend?

Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (9 new photos)

Date: 10/31/2015 | Fur & Feathers

GPS collar stops tracking wandering wolf OR-7

BEND, Ore. — The wolf OR-7 became globally famous when he took off from his northeast Oregon pack four years ago and wandered thousands of miles in search of a mate, his movement tracked by a GPS satellite.His actions will now be much harder to track.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest

Family gets visit from orphaned bear cub, feeds him apples

ASTORIA, Ore. — A family from southwest Washington had an unexpected visitor.A small black bear cub wandered along Erica and Bruce Hazen’s country road, peeking into their kitchen through a glass door.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest

National Guard airlifts dino fossils out of wilderness

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This was something that had never been seen before — the full skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant-eating dinosaur with large horns that once roamed what is now North America tens of millions of years ago.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World

Man gets a pretty penny — $5K — cashing in coin collection

RUSTON, La. — After more than 45 years of saving pennies, a Louisiana man decided it was time to cash them in.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World


Car show drives in $13K for cancer researchThe Wheels on the Waterfront Classic Charity Car Show, held Sept. 12 at the Port of Everett Marina, raised $13,750 on behalf of Providence General Foundation's Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News

He's quickest on the draw

‘Tank’ Dorman, 11, recently won a Fastest Gun Alive championship

Date: 10/30/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

Popular barber dies after fall

Broadway fixture was on verge of retirement

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

Witch wins protective order against warlock in Salem court

BOSTON — A judge granted a protective order against a warlock Wednesday, spelling relief for the Salem witch who accused him of harassment.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Nation & World

Looking for a second life

Volunteers hope to resurrect old barn that became a memorial

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2015. There are 64 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 10/28/2015 | Life

She's '100 percent Coug'

Hayley Statema helps build Everett's WSU community

Date: 10/28/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

Salem ‘witch’ takes self-proclaimed warlock to court over alleged harassment

BOSTON — A Salem, Massachusetts, woman who calls herself a witch priestess is taking a self-proclaimed warlock to court over accusations of harassment.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Off the Wire

Eugene dog dies when left in car after owner's arrest

EUGENE, Ore. — She was only going to be gone a few minutes, biking down the street for an early morning maple bar, she said.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Northwest

County in Oregon to pay family $24,000 for slain mini horse

MOLALLA, Ore. — Clackamas County has agreed to pay a Molalla family $24,000 because a deputy fatally shot their pet miniature horse.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Northwest

Alexandria Zoo is new home for orphaned Washington cougar kittens

ALEXANDRIA, La. — A pair of male cougar kittens, orphaned after their mother was hit by a vehicle in Washington, are now calling the Alexandria Zoo home.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Northwest

Back where it belongs

Stillaguamish canoe stolen in the 1960s is returned to tribe

Date: 10/27/2015 | Local News

Orcas expected to venture into south Puget Sound

SEATTLE — Puget Sound orca pods with six babies are expected to venture south into Puget Sound for the fall and early winter.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Northwest

Art brought to the surface

Scuba diving opened a world of ideas for artist d’Elaine Johnson

Date: 10/26/2015 | Local News

Everett's new website successful, but logo is no more

EVERETT — The city of Everett launched a new website in March, and by many accounts it's doing the job it should: being easier to navigate and manage.But one element that was promised — a...

Date: 10/26/2015 | Local News

Today in history

Today in historyToday is Monday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2015. There are 66 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 10/26/2015 | Life

Conservationists are thrilled: 6th newborn orca spotted

SEATTLE — Puget Sound’s endangered resident orcas have welcomed yet another new addition.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Northwest

Today in history

Today is Sunday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2015. There are 67 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Oct. 25, 1415, during the Hundred Years’ War, outnumbered English soldiers led by Henry V defeated French troops in the Battle of Agincourt in northern France.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Life

Bigfoot believers gather at New York retreat

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. — Bigfoot believers gathered Saturday in western New York, convinced the legendary Sasquatch has left its footprints all over the region.About 100 people sported buttons saying “I believe” and swapped stories at the fourth annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Nation & World

Stronger a year later

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

Date: 10/24/2015 | Local News

China’s best Obama impersonator looks the part, but speaks ‘fake English’

BEIJING — For Xiao Jiguo, a Chinese Obama impersonator, it's all about the eyebrows.The migrant-worker-turned-actor lacks the U.S. president's stature and, with limited English, can't easily mimic the stop-and-start cadence of his speech.So when Xiao, 29,...

Date: 10/24/2015 | Nation & World

Riders round up one of nation’s biggest public bison herds

SALT LAKE CITY — Riders on horseback are herding bison on Utah’s Antelope Island in an annual roundup of one of the country’s largest and oldest public herds.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Nation & World

Vegas illusionist Criss Angel cancels shows to visit ill son

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas magician Criss Angel says he’s canceling shows for the first time in seven years to visit his young son, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Nation & World

Today in History

Today is Saturday, October 24, the 297th day of 2015. There are 68 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On October 24, 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect.On this date:

Date: 10/24/2015 | Life

New abuse allegations filed in suit against Saudi prince

LOS ANGELES — Three female workers who accused a Saudi prince of attacking them inside a compound on the edge of Beverly Hills said in court papers that they feared for their lives and tried to escape the home at least three times after he threatened to kill them and yelled, “I am a prince and I do...

Date: 10/24/2015 | Nation & World

Plague spread 3,000 years earlier than 1st thought

LONDON — The plague was spreading nearly 3,000 years before previously thought, scientists say after finding traces of the disease in the teeth of ancient people — a discovery that could provide clues to how dangerous diseases evolve.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Nation & World

His daily pilgrimage

Marysville man takes faith to streets

Date: 10/23/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

Boulder over your neighbors

Huge rock can be yours, but there are a few rules set in stone

Date: 10/23/2015 | Local News

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

Bivalve barometers

Penn Cove mussels to be used to track pollutants in Puget Sound

Date: 10/21/2015 | Local News

Inslee reverses panel’s decision to increase cougar hunts

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee has reversed a state wildlife panel’s decision to expand cougar hunting in areas of Washington occupied by wolves.

Date: 10/20/2015 | Northwest

Up in the air

Backers defend proposed historic aviation campus

Date: 10/20/2015 | Local News

Big Ben to fall silent while under repair

LONDON — Big Ben's bongs may fall silent for months or even years as urgent repairs are carried out.Two of Britain's largest newspapers reported Sunday that Parliament's massive clock and the tower that supports it need as much as $61.7 million in repairs — work...

Date: 10/19/2015 | Nation & World

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