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Just like old times

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

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2015. There are 127 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 08/26/2015 | Life

Mathematical discovery

Couple, student at UW Bothell identify rare geometric pattern

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

Looking for a friend?

Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (23 new photos)

Date: 08/26/2015 | Fur & Feathers

Race to Alaska will return next summer, says maritime center

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The boat race that challenged contestants to sail, paddle or peddle their vessels from Washington to Alaska will return next year.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

The fault in our sea stars

Volunteers conduct survey to monitor disease

Date: 08/24/2015 | Local News

150,000 summer steelhead fingerlings die at Umpqua hatchery

EUGENE, Ore. — Unusually warm water has killed more than 150,000 summer steelhead fingerlings at an Umpqua River hatchery.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Northwest

Second bed bug infestation at the jail’s work release center

EVERETT — The bed bugs are back.The tiny wingless insects that feed on warm-blooded animals have returned to the Snohomish County Jail's Work Release Center.They feast when inmates sleep. Some have reported being bitten...

Date: 08/22/2015 | Local News

UK marine researchers receive ‘oldest message in a bottle’

LONDON — A century-old message in a bottle, possibly the oldest ever found, has finally reached its destination.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Nation & World

Japan considers cheaper gifts to recognize 100-year-olds

Being very old in Japan comes with perks — namely, a commemorative silver sake cup, given to each person who reaches 100.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Nation & World

Doggie in the dorm

Guide dog in training to 'attend' WSU

Date: 08/21/2015 | Local News

Plan your weekend

Scrub-a-Mutt, dahlias, music, skateboarding and more

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment

ISIS beheads aging Syrian antiquities scholar

DAMASCUS, Syria — The 81-year-old antiquities scholar had dedicated his life to exploring and overseeing Syria’s ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the Middle East’s most spectacular archaeological sites. He even named his daughter after Zenobia, the queen that ruled from the city 1,700 years...

Date: 08/20/2015 | Nation & World

Fond memories of Tuck

Snohomish High teacher made students better people

Date: 08/19/2015 | Local News

Fish die as vegetable oil runoff from fire enters creek near Winlock

WINLOCK — An oil spill of a different sort appears to have killed hundreds if not thousands of small fish in a Lewis County creek on Tuesday, said a spokesman for the state Ecology Department.

Date: 08/18/2015 | Northwest

The Chat with comic-book guru and Everett CC professor T. Andrew Wahl

By day, Wahl, 45, leads the journalism and media communication program at Everett Community College. By night, he's a comic-book historian. He travels the state professing his love for superhero comics and is closing in on 3,500 miles of road-tripping for Humanities Washington. He has...

Date: 08/18/2015 | Life

Looking for a friend?

Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (20 new photos)

Date: 08/18/2015 | Fur & Feathers

Ironman TV chef

Gordon Ramsay returns for Lake Stevens race

Date: 08/17/2015 | Local News

Loonies, pesos and kronas

Foreign coins turn up as bus fares in Everett

Date: 08/17/2015 | Local News

Volunteers survey sea stars to monitor devastating disease

CAMANO ISLAND — Michael Kyte and his team were more than an hour into their search when they spotted their first dying sea star.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News

Beloved Everett teacher delighted in nature, kids

Mr. Sudkamp’s students heard it all the time: “Isn’t nature wonderful?”That was how the Everett High School biology teacher often ended his lessons — with a question that was also his fervent declaration.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News

Corduroy, world’s oldest living cat, loves cheese

It’s the weekend and we deserve cat news. Here it is:Say hello to Corduroy. He lives in Oregon with Ashley Reed Okura, and, at 26 years old, he’s the oldest documented living cat in the world, Guinness World Records officials confirmed this week.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Nation & World


Communities celebrate Night OutMany Snohomish County communities enjoyed National Night Out on Aug. 4. National Night Out is designed to generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News

Arlington police report progress with department makeover

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Police Department is more than halfway through a dramatic overhaul meant to improve its management and communication and involve the community in policing.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News

Wanted: Twentysomethings for friendship ‘up north’ in Everett

Teresa Konopka is an airplane design safety engineer. Her Boeing job in Everett is demanding, but not all-consuming.The 24-year-old, who lives in Lynnwood, has some time for fun. Her aim is to spend that precious leisure time making...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsTaste of Edmonds: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 16, at the Civic Playfield, 310 Sixth Ave. N. Food, fun, music, arts and crafts, beer garden, wine garden, kid's area and more. Admission is $4 daily,...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News

DNA proves President Harding had a love child

DNA testing all but confirmed Thomas Jefferson slept with his slave Sally Hemings. Now it's rewriting another lurid chapter in presidential history, this one from the Roaring '20s.Genetic analysis has proved that President Warren G. Harding fathered a child with long-rumored...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Nation & World

University of Texas moves Confederate statue indoors

The University of Texas will move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from a prominent outdoor mall on its Austin campus to an indoor historical exhibit, the latest sign of a rapid national shift in attitudes about the public display of imagery related to the Southern rebellion.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Nation & World

Mill Creek police commander hired by Liquor and Cannabis Board

MILL CREEK — Police Cmdr. Ken Neaville is resigning to take a post with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.City officials were notified this week that Neaville, 54, plans to change jobs in September.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Local News

Octopus species weirdly social, romantic

WASHINGTON — The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that’s even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Nation & World

Terrence Howard in court trying to undo divorce agreement

LOS ANGELES — Terrence Howard agreed to a 2012 divorce settlement with his ex-wife because he was afraid she would leak private details about his sex life, his attorney said during opening statements at a hearing involving the actor’s efforts to overturn the agreement.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Life

Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal plan designating a huge swath of the U.S. Arctic as critical polar bear habitat should be upheld over the objections of the state of Alaska, petroleum industry groups and communities along Alaska’s north coast, a Justice Department lawyer told an appeals court...

Date: 08/11/2015 | Northwest

Wolf pack in northeast Oregon preys on sheep again

PENDLETON, Ore. — Wolves from the Mount Emily pack killed an adult sheep last week on the Umatilla National Forest in northeast Oregon, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Northwest

Chris Pratt, the painter

Movie star's mural on Granite Falls restaurant's wall

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Remembering Tuck

Snohomish High civics teacher Tuck Gionet led by example

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News

Edmonds then and now

The city will celebrate its 125th anniversary Aug. 11

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News

Miami business leaders want orca released from captivity

MIAMI — The mayor of Miami Beach and other South Florida leaders are joining the opposition to an orca’s decades-long captivity at the Miami Seaquarium.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Northwest

Glacier Peak teacher with OCD shares experience in new book

His ease with numbers came with a downside, a debilitating condition that severely affected David Dahlberg for much of his life. For years before he knew the name of his problem, Dahlberg grappled with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Local News

How WWII shaped Boeing

War was key to jet-age dominance

Date: 08/09/2015 | Business

Horse OK after tumble, dramatic rescue in Gold Bar

GOLD BAR — Teton took a tumble.The brown-and-white mare somehow survived the 50-foot fall down an embankment Monday afternoon. Firefighters then managed to get the 900-pound animal to safety using a harness, plenty of rope and a pulley system.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Local News

Working to be top dog

Sheepdog trials are under way this weekend in Arlington

Date: 08/08/2015 | Local News

How to sell a plane

60 years ago, a Boeing pilot made a very famous barrel roll

Date: 08/07/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Staying power

County courthouse has survived test of time, tragedy

Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News

Stewart bids ‘Daily Show’ an emotional farewell

NEW YORK — Jon Stewart said an emotional goodbye on Thursday, after 16 years on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” that established him as America’s foremost satirist of politicians and the media.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Nation & World


Always a Cougar: Ruck honored for 60 years of devotionJim Ruck, retired engineer and production manager and active community volunteer, was honored July 26 with the Washington State University Alumni Association, or WSUAA, Alumni Achievement Award...

Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News

No pet-friendly rooms at the inn

Question: I’m trying to resolve an error made by an Expedia booking agent with whom I spoke on the phone. I recently called Expedia to book two rooms at a Best Western in Cody, Wyoming. I would book the rooms only if they allowed pets.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Life

126 people used lethal prescriptions in Washington in 2014

OLYMPIA — State health officials say 126 people died in Washington state last year after requesting and using a lethal prescription through Washington’s Death with Dignity law.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Northwest

A day for the dogs

Let your pup strut his stuff

Date: 08/06/2015 | Fur & Feathers

An immigrant defendant and a murky paper trail: Is he 20, or just 17?

EVERETT — It wasn't your typical bail hearing.On that point, the prosecutor, defense attorney and judge could agree.The question before the court was one of age. Was the suspect, who's from the African nation of Gambia, a juvenile or an adult?

Date: 08/06/2015 | Local News

Singers Zayn Malik, Perrie Edwards call off engagement

NEW YORK — Former One Direction member Zayn Malik and singer Perrie Edwards have called off their engagement.A representative for Malik confirmed Tuesday the couple had ended their engagement. No other details were provided.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Life

Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale divorcing

Though they were rich, famous and incredibly good looking, they could not make it last. Let there be no doubt: Rocking celebrity couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are parting ways after nearly 13 years of marriage.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Life

Today in history

Today is Wednesday, August 5, the 217th day of 2015. There are 148 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:

Date: 08/05/2015 | Life

Wildlife officials search for poacher who shot deer in Bellingham city limits

BELLINGHAM — Wildlife officials are searching for a poacher who shot a deer inside city limits over the weekend.The Bellingham Herald reported that the two-point buck was found dead of a gunshot wound Saturday.Officials from the Washington Department of...

Date: 08/04/2015 | Northwest

Seattle home known as ‘Up’ house could be moved to Orcas Island

SEATTLE — A Seattle home that became famous after its owner refused to sell to developers could wind up being moved to Orcas Island — if a nonprofit there can raise the $205,000 needed.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Northwest

Feds monitoring orca with fishing lure hanging from mouth

FRIDAY HARBOR — Federal officials say they’re monitoring a killer whale near the San Juan Islands that appears to have a salmon lure hanging from its mouth.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Northwest

Approaching 100

New book follows the evolution of Boeing

Date: 08/04/2015 | Business

Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

CHICAGO — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.

Date: 08/03/2015 | Nation & World

Victims of Oso mudslide still await buyouts, 16 months later

OSO — The wait seems endless, with dates that keep shifting and questions that go unanswered.Sixteen months after the massive mudslide, families who lost loved ones and houses aren't sure when they might see federal buyouts. For some, that means the difference between...

Date: 08/03/2015 | Local News

Nature is at the root of new preschool in Monroe

MONROE — At a new preschool here, kids will be listening to Mozart in a barn, collecting eggs from a chicken coup, feeding farm animals and tending a garden.Teacher Korista Minney is putting an outdoorsy spin on early-childhood education with a program that combines...

Date: 08/03/2015 | Local News

Today in history

Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.Today's highlight:On Aug. 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas.On this...

Date: 08/03/2015 | Life

Sultan seeks to save its past

Deteriorating mural memorializes firefighters

Date: 08/03/2015 | Local News

Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World

New bug-inspired robot can jump off of water

Jumping on water is hard. Heck, walking on water is hard. Floating on water is hard. Some animals — especially insects — can manage a water-based jump, but only through impressive feats of bio-engineering perfected by evolution.Just think about the mechanics of...

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World

Woman sues credit firms for declaring her dead

ST. LOUIS — A 40-year-old St. Louis woman isn't dead, but she said she spent months trying to convince credit reporting agencies that she's alive.Alexandria Goree is suing Experian, TransUnion and Equifax over the glitch, contending that it was difficult to get loans...

Date: 08/02/2015 | Business Wire

Zimbabwe restricts hunting of lions

Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country’s wildlife authority said Saturday.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61.The WWE said Friday that Piper had died. It had no additional details.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World

Lynn Anderson, singer of ‘Rose Garden,’ dies at 67

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in...

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World


Eagles donate thousandsThe Whidbey Island Eagles (Fraternal Order Of Eagles, Aerie 3418) of Freeland has raised thousands of dollars this year for local charities through raffles, a plant sale and other efforts.Proceeds from food sales...

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

A storyteller by trade

Locals fondly remember author Ann Rule

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

Connecting cats and cons

Volunteer brings felines to inmates, who help tame them

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

Looking for a friend?

Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (10 new photos)

Date: 07/31/2015 | Fur & Feathers

U.S. looking for lion-killing Minnesota dentist

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. wildlife authorities announced an investigation Thursday into the killing of Cecil, a prized lion in Zimbabwe, and also revealed that they have been unable to contact Dr. Walter Palmer, the Minnesota big-game hunter and dentist who participated in the fatal...

Date: 07/30/2015 | Nation & World

Kindnesses of strangers

Accident victim has endured, thanks to his family, police officer

Date: 07/29/2015 | Local News

Model Ts and memories

Just like her late father, Sarah Newberg loves classic Fords

Date: 07/28/2015 | Local News

Today in history

Today’s highlights:On July 28, 1945, a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people. The U.S. Senate ratified the United Nations Charter by a vote of 89-2.On this date:

Date: 07/28/2015 | Life

Bono teams with Revo for eye care awareness

NEW YORK — Bono, who has had problems with his own vision, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life


Kla Ha Ya Days parade winnersKla Ha Ya Days was held July 15-19 in Snohomish. Parade winners were chosen in two categories.Drill: Gunslingers (Best in Show), Ballard Eagles (first place), North Queens Drill...

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

Looking for a friend?

Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (32 new photos)

Date: 07/24/2015 | Fur & Feathers

A tribute to mutts

Celebrate your mixed-breed companion

Date: 07/23/2015 | Fur & Feathers

A better place to be

Mary Toews recognized for her work in sharing arts with youth

Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News

Freedom of gossip has its limits, Gawker learns

The truth will make you free, the more horrible the better. And the more humiliating the truth the richer you get; certainly if you're Nick Denton, founder of the gossip-mongering website Gawker. But that was Phase One.Denton recently pulled an item about a married media...

Date: 07/23/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Never forgotten

Shawneri Guzman’s memory of a drowning inspires her message

Date: 07/22/2015 | Local News

Man works to rid Port Angeles of graffiti

PORT ANGELES — A “one-man graffiti removal task force” is making the city more attractive by deleting one tag at a time.Richard Schneider, 60, is retired and able to make his own schedule — which now includes a self-appointed vandalism patrol.

Date: 07/21/2015 | Northwest

Two groups to sue over federal fish hatchery near Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH — Two conservation groups say they will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, alleging its fish hatchery near Leavenworth violates federal clean-water rules.

Date: 07/21/2015 | Northwest

'Always approachable'

Robert Bibb was esteemed Superior Court judge, volunteer

Date: 07/21/2015 | Local News

AshleyMadison site for extramarital affairs hacked

AshleyMadison, the dating website designed for those who want a little extramarital action, was hacked over the weekend by a group that threatened to release the personal information of its estimated 37 million users — unless the site took itself offline.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Off the Wire

Drought raises water temperatures in lakes to unhealthy levels

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — The drought is bringing warmer temperatures to northern Idaho lakes, stressing fish and threatening oxygen levels.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Northwest

Happy by decree: Ecuador’s ‘well-being’ chief works to raise contentment

QUITO, Ecuador — For decades, Freddy Ehlers has been ubiquitous in this small Andean nation. He’s been a television star for more than 30 years, the minister of tourism, the secretary general of the Andean Community and a two-time presidential candidate. Now, at 69, Ehlers is embarking on what...

Date: 07/20/2015 | Nation & World

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd released on bail in New Zealand

SYDNEY — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was released on bail on Monday after his weekend arrest in New Zealand on a charge of breaching the conditions of his home detention sentence for threatening to kill a former employee.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Entertainment

Cosby detailed his womanizing, secrecy efforts a decade ago

Under oath in a hotel — away from the TV cameras and the soapbox where he did his public moralizing — Bill Cosby sketched a very different image of America’s Dad: a philanderer who plied young women with quaaludes, claimed to be adept at reading their unspoken desires...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World

Demi Moore ‘in shock’ after man drowns in her back yard pool

LOS ANGELES — Demi Moore said she is stunned and saddened by the death of a 21-year-old man Sunday in the backyard pool of a Los Angeles home she owns.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World

First-class airport terminal ... for critters

NEW YORK — Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York’s Kennedy Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in and out every year.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Off the Wire

Taking the plunge

A zipline wedding for Camano Island couple

Date: 07/19/2015 | Local News

Rhino Orphanage cares for poaching survivors

They are the most vulnerable victims of South Africa's rhino poaching scourge, the baby rhinos that survive the shooting deaths of their mothers.Many probably die of dehydration or other perils in the wild, but some lucky ones end up at The Rhino Orphanage, where workers...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World

Finding your roots

Technology has made it easier to find out who you are

Date: 07/19/2015 | Life

Future queen gives Nazi salute in tabloid image

LONDON — Buckingham Palace expressed its disappointment Saturday with a tabloid newspaper for publishing images of a young Queen Elizabeth II performing a Nazi salute with her family in 1933, the year Adolf Hitler came to power.The palace took the unusual step of...

Date: 07/18/2015 | Nation & World

Eternally archived

Website celebrates Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News


Bikers ride in with donation for food bankThe Star Touring and Riding Association Chapter 428 of Monroe raised $1,159.37 at its June 27 Poker Ride. All proceeds went to the Sky Valley Food Bank.The

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News

Party animal

Everett's Cafe Zippy celebrates resident pooch's birthday

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News

Bad bosses are bad for your health

One head chef had a bad habit of throwing knives around the kitchen, in the direction of people that made him angry. Another woman's boss told her coworker she couldn't take a personal day to bring her dog to the emergency vet "because dogs are replaceable." Yet another boss...

Date: 07/17/2015 | Business Wire

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