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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


A storyteller by trade

Locals fondly remember author Ann Rule

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News


Kindnesses of strangers

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

Date: 07/29/2015 | Local News


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


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


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


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


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


Local nudist park attempts to set skinny dip record today

SULTAN — They’ve got the skinny on how to beat the heat here while continuing to celebrate independence this week.A Sultan nudist club is taking part in “Feel the Freedom,” an effort to set the world record for the most people skinny dipping at the same time on Saturday.

Date: 07/11/2015 | Life


Regis Philbin reunites with Kathie Lee as contributor to ‘Today’

Welcome back, Reg! Regis Philbin is joining the fourth hour of the “Today” show, reuniting the semi-retired talk-show host with his longtime cohost Kathie Lee Gifford.

Date: 07/11/2015 | Life


Unexpected love

These friends found each other through loss and tragedy of Oso.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Local News


Honoring their Dead

The Grateful Dead has three shows left, and local fans look back

Date: 07/03/2015 | Entertainment


7 reasons Amy Schumer would be the best Bachelorette ever

Now it’s really clear why Amy Schumer turned down the chance to host “The Daily Show.” Sure, she said it’s because she doesn’t want to play it safe, but I think she’s setting her sights on a show that needs her more: “The Bachelorette.” Schumer is a big fan of the franchise; she had a cameo this...

Date: 07/02/2015 | Life


Never too late to graduate

Doris Hill Jelinek receives high school diploma on 100th birthday

Date: 07/02/2015 | Local News


Schwarzenegger: Counseling ‘biggest mistake I’ve ever made’

The year A.D. 2011 brought days as dark as those following a Skynet-sponsored apocalypse for a former Terminator and governor of California.Arnold Schwarzenegger was out of office but, being only a naturalized U.S. citizen, couldn't run for the White House like fellow former...

Date: 06/27/2015 | Entertainment


‘Eight is Enough’ star Dick Van Patten dies

NEW YORK — Dick Van Patten, the genial, round-faced comic actor who premiered on Broadway as a child, starred on television in its infancy and then, in middle age, found lasting fame as the patriarch on TV’s “Eight is Enough,” has died.

Date: 06/23/2015 | Nation & World


Super Kid: Emily Beaton

Journalism career catches her eye

Date: 06/22/2015 | Local News


Some work advice on scents and sensibilities

Reader: I have a very awkward situation: My supervisor of two years smells. Though I’m not particularly sensitive to smells, I had to rush to the bathroom during a recent meeting because I became ill. All my colleagues notice it, and one also has become ill. Spraying body spray in...

Date: 06/19/2015 | Business columnists


Swedish prince to be named Nicolas Paul Gustaf

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's royal family has announced the name of its latest addition, newborn Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf.King Carl XVI Gustaf informed the government Wednesday that his first grandson — he also has two granddaughters — will also get the title...

Date: 06/18/2015 | Nation & World


Modeled on real life

Clarence Lentz’s wooden creations inspired by his military service

Date: 06/17/2015 | Local News


Former Spokane NAACP leader: ‘I identify as black’

NEW YORK — The woman who resigned as head of a NAACP chapter after her parents said she is white said Tuesday that she started identifying as black around age 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon, and “takes exception” to the contention that she tried to deceive people.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest


Swedish prince marries former reality starlet

STOCKHOLM — The only son of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia on Saturday married his fiancee in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm.Prince Carl Philip and the former reality starlet and model Sofia Hellqvist, 30, tied the knot Saturday at the Royal Palace...

Date: 06/13/2015 | Nation & World


Promoting health; lifting barriers

Promotoras link the Latino community with the medical world

Date: 06/13/2015 | Local News


You’re more likely to cheat if your spouse earns more

Why husbands and wives cheat is one of the most difficult, painful and unanswerable questions of society. But a new study suggests, if not a reason for infidelity, an important piece of context.It turns out, according to the study in this month's issue of the American...

Date: 06/07/2015 | Nation & World


Palace releases 1st photos of Princess Charlotte

LONDON — Britain’s royal family has released the first official photos of month-old Princess Charlotte, photographed by her mother in the arms of elder brother Prince George.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Nation & World


Keeping track of history

Couple serve as docents for restored trolley at Heritage Park

Date: 06/05/2015 | Local News


Will media allow Jenner to be ‘finally free’?

It wasn't quite "Call me Ishmael," but "Call me Caitlyn" made a whale of a splash.One could hardly find a news channel the past couple of days that wasn't touting the former Bruce Jenner for her courageous transgender metamorphosis or admiring her...

Date: 06/04/2015 | Opinion Columnists


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


A thumbs-up from kids

Sultan’s new Boys & Girls Club opens to enthusiastic approval

Date: 05/30/2015 | Local News


WWII vet's survival story

Edmonds man, 96, tells harrowing tale of ship's sinking

Date: 05/29/2015 | Local News


Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

WASHINGTON — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the “good old days” of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.

Date: 05/28/2015 | Nation & World


John Nash, wife die in crash

TRENTON, N.J. — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Nation & World


Iconic filmmaker John Waters to receive honorary degree

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Iconic filmmaker John Waters says he was surprised to be offered an honorary degree from a prestigious Rhode Island art school. After all, he was thrown out of every school he ever went to.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Nation & World


As the parent, you’re the boss on content

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn:Growing up, there were zero boundaries about what movies and TV I could watch — content or amount. This was really, really not good for me. I have created lots of boundaries around these things, but I...

Date: 05/24/2015 | Life


Casey Kasem’s widow won’t face criminal charges

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won’t file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality’s children to have her prosecuted.

Date: 05/23/2015 | Nation & World


‘Sudden wealth syndrome’ takes a toll on the rich

Celebrities — they're just like us. Or so the gossip magazines say.I'll attest to this much: The rich and famous can have as hard a time protecting their money as everyone else. Just ask Kevin Bacon, erstwhile client of Ponzi-scheme con artist Bernie Madoff.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Business columnists


Flavor Flav arrested in Vegas, suspected of impaired driving

LAS VEGAS — Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas early Thursday on allegations of driving under the influence, speeding, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol in the 2005 black BMW he was driving, authorities said.

Date: 05/21/2015 | Nation & World


David Letterman signs off on 'Late Show'

NEW YORK — David Letterman was ushered into retirement Wednesday by four presidents declaring "our long national nightmare is over" and a succession of stars delivering a final Top Ten list of things they always wanted to say to the late-night host.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Nation & World


Back home to heal

Stanwood man mending from near-fatal logging accident

Date: 05/18/2015 | Local News


Known by his acts

Lynnwood pastor focuses on homelessness

Date: 05/16/2015 | Local News


For embattled young family, finally some good news

Emily Fletcher turns 33 today. The new mom, who was featured in Sunday's Daily Herald, is battling brain cancer while adjusting to parenthood and living with

Date: 05/15/2015 | Local News


All in the family

Father and son have donated more than 70 gallons of blood

Date: 05/15/2015 | Local News


Fired up about firefighting

Super Kid Henry Blankenship is set on his career choice

Date: 05/11/2015 | Local News


Special delivery

The Letter Carriers Food Drive helps replenish food bank shelves

Date: 05/10/2015 | Local News


A mother's strength

Emily Fletcher's courage shines through medical challenges

Date: 05/10/2015 | Local News


Optimism overrated in search for success

WASHINGTON — “Reach for the stars” is the sort of uplifting advice parents impart on their children, coaches pass along to their players and people all over the place repeat to themselves. And for good reason: A life outlook that, generally speaking, assumes the best, has many tangible benefits.

Date: 05/10/2015 | Business Wire


Finding her voice

Music lover looks to future in speech pathology

Date: 05/04/2015 | Local News


Gold Bar man recalls the day the earth shook

In 1949, Don Bearwood was 21 and already a Navy veteran. He worked as a draftsman at Seattle Lighting in the city’s Pioneer Square area. One spring day, the place started shaking.

Date: 05/03/2015 | Local News


Friendly, but firm

Deputy Bud keeps kids on course as school cop

Date: 05/03/2015 | Local News


Telethon that Jerry Lewis memorably ran pulls plug

NEW YORK — The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon is ending its annual Labor Day telethon, a television tradition for decades that has slowly disappeared from view since the sudden end of Jerry Lewis’ role as host following the 2010 show.

Date: 05/01/2015 | Nation & World


Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crash

LOS ANGELES - The stepchildren of a woman killed in a car crash involving Bruce Jenner filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Friday against the Olympian, accusing him of being negligent.

Date: 05/01/2015 | Nation & World


40 years of freedom

War refugees pay it back with public service

Date: 04/29/2015 | Local News


Friend: Joni Mitchell unconscious, unable to care for self

LOS ANGELES — A longtime friend of Joni Mitchell says in a court filing that the singer-writer is unconscious and unable to make medical decisions for herself.

Date: 04/28/2015 | Nation & World


Raging boyfriend is the real question

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn:I RSVP'd with my plus-1 for a wedding that is tomorrow. My live-in boyfriend stormed out last night in a fit of rage (not uncommon behavior for him, unfortunately), so now I am left to decide. Do I go alone? Do...

Date: 04/26/2015 | Life


New fire chief starts job, getting to know Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — April 15 marked Kevin O’Brien’s 24th anniversary as a firefighter.It also was his first day as the new Lake Stevens fire chief.O’Brien, 48, is moving to town from Orcas Island with his wife, Nancy, and their three sons.

Date: 04/23/2015 | Local News


Elton John’s heart-shaped glasses stolen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Officials say a pair of Elton John’s heart-shaped glasses has been stolen from a display case at a Memphis museum.

Date: 04/23/2015 | Nation & World


Rosie the Riveter painting’s model dies

HARTFORD, Conn. — Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92.

Date: 04/23/2015 | Nation & World


Gwyneth Paltrow files for divorce from singer Chris Martin

LOS ANGELES — Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are officially uncoupling after the actress filed for divorce after more than 11 years of marriage.Paltrow cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup of her marriage to Martin, who is the frontman for the band Coldplay.

Date: 04/22/2015 | Entertainment


Super Kid

Arlington High's Jessica Ludwig plans dentistry career

Date: 04/20/2015 | Local News


Call reveals ordeal of Sandra Bullock break-in

LOS ANGELES — Sandra Bullock awoke early the morning of June 8 to find an intruder in her home.She didn't know it at the time, but the man had lurked outside her gates for several days, writing in a spiral notebook about his obsession with the Oscar-winning actress. He...

Date: 04/10/2015 | Nation & World


Girls put CPR lessons to use

Best friends’ observations and quick actions save a man’s life

Date: 04/09/2015 | Local News


Price is Right’ model apologizes for $21,960 mistake

LOS ANGELES — “The Price is Right” model Manuela Arbelaez thought she would have to come on down to the unemployment line after she mistakenly revealed the price of a new car on the game show.

Date: 04/04/2015 | Nation & World


Keeper of Everett’s past to be honored

They’re still at it. An intrepid band of history lovers meets each Tuesday to take stock of treasures they hope will someday have a home in an Everett museum.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News


A hero's honor

Local World War II vet given top French Legion distinction

Date: 04/02/2015 | Local News


Retiring Lake Stevens fire chief is ready to try new things

LAKE STEVENS — Dave Lingenfelter loved being a paramedic because it kept him guessing.In recent years, his challenge turned to making sure the Lake Stevens fire district weathered the recession.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Local News


Bobbi Kristina Brown in medically induced coma

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive at her Georgia home in late January. She was hospitalized, and has reportedly been placed in a medically-induced coma.

Date: 03/28/2015 | Life


Greg Corn retires after 42 years as Marysville's fire chief

MARYSVILLE — Greg Corn was 20 years old and he needed a job.He'd worked for a boat manufacturer, a telephone pole company and as a dishwasher.He saw a sign that Fire District 12, north of Marysville, needed volunteers.On April 1, 1973, Corn...

Date: 03/27/2015 | Local News


Agent of change

In leading Boy Scouts, ex-CIA director talks modernization

Date: 03/26/2015 | Local News


Oprah Winfrey selling furniture, paintings in auction

CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey will sell paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence at auction next month.

Date: 03/26/2015 | Nation & World


Minnelli ‘making excellent progress’ in rehab

NEW YORK — Liza Minnelli has checked herself in rehab and is making “excellent progress,” her representative says.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Entertainment


Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery

LONDON — Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

Date: 03/24/2015 | Nation & World


Linda's lasting legacy

Darrington honors longtime librarian lost to Oso mudslide

Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News


King Richard III to get a more regal farewell

LONDON — Furniture maker Michael Ibsen is used to clients asking for custom-made pieces such as specially designed bookshelves or doors or cupboards.

Date: 03/22/2015 | Nation & World


Home, even with no house

Kuntz family dreams of one day having their own property again

Date: 03/20/2015 | Local News


A full 106 years of life for coffee company matriarch Grace Bargreen

In her 106 years, Grace Bargreen Parsons was a farm girl and music teacher, a mother and civic leader, a state senator's wife and businesswoman, and a golfer, still playing long after her 100th birthday.The matriarch of a prominent Everett family, Parsons died March 12 in...

Date: 03/17/2015 | Local News


After a year in the mudslide zone, Elaine Young finds peace in acts of kindness

OSO — A road made of bark and sawdust leads from Elaine Young's driveway down into the mudslide debris fields. For months after March 22, the road ferried rescuers into the mud. Elaine walks the path with her black Labrador, Bo. It's quieter now, though traffic moves...

Date: 03/15/2015 | Local News


Gift-receiving takes turn for the worse

While I'm away, readers give the advice.On being asked to return something given to you as a gift:Just about the time I got my first apartment, my parents were reclaiming my brother's room as a den (he had married at this point). My mother...

Date: 03/15/2015 | Life


Bristol Palin engaged to Medal of Honor recipient

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Bristol Palin saidshe is engaged to Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Nation & World


Lake Stevens’ ‘Marshal Marshall’ left legacy of fire safety

LAKE STEVENS — A memorial service is planned Saturday for Robert Marshall, the longtime Lake Stevens fire marshal who died March 2 from heart problems.

Date: 03/13/2015 | Local News


Future of BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ uncertain after host suspended

LONDON — An off-set altercation has imperiled the internationally known TV car show “Top Gear,” one of the BBC’s most lucrative productions.

Date: 03/12/2015 | Nation & World


Super Kid

Glacier Peak's Weston Brickman has a mind to fly

Date: 03/09/2015 | Local News


Facing turbulence

Cancer doesn't ground this aviator

Date: 03/08/2015 | Local News


Men more narcissistic than women, study finds

Depressing news from the world of psychology: Nearly every stereotype about the gender gap with regards to narcissism, ambition and leadership is right.

Date: 03/08/2015 | Nation & World


Out of place clock

Why EvCC has a huge bank clock on campus

Date: 03/08/2015 | Whats Up With That?


The politics of Spock

Nimoy was key to the cultural commentary of 'Star Trek'

Date: 03/08/2015 | Commentary


Former EvCC director keeps an eye on women's rights

Joan Tucker is a painter now, a painter and a poet. At 72, she is leaving the battles of her earlier years to younger people.That doesn't mean she has given up the mantle of feminism. Nor does it mean Tucker has forgotten heady times in the 1980s when she was director of the...

Date: 03/04/2015 | Local News


They rewrote history

Lives of leading local women celebrated in Monroe

Date: 03/04/2015 | Local News


Unstoppable

Despite setbacks, Camano teen just keeps on dancing

Date: 03/03/2015 | Local News


Custom dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o stolen

LOS ANGELES — The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress Lupita Nyong’o wore to this year’s Academy Awards has been reported stolen, sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

Date: 02/27/2015 | Nation & World


Town plans museum honoring Maurice Sendak

HARTFORD, Conn. — Three years after Maurice Sendak's death, his western Connecticut hometown of Ridgefield is pursuing a museum honoring the author of "Where the Wild Things Are."The town has its sights on a vacant modernist building in walking distance...

Date: 02/26/2015 | Nation & World


Twitter has become our humorless conscience

Denizens of social media were rankled during Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.Or so we are told by the minders of buzz.Penn, just before announcing...

Date: 02/26/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Lindsay Lohan gets 125 more hours community service

LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan had young people “shadow” her while she was in London working on a play and logged it as community service. Now a judge has tacked on 125 hours of service for the actress.

Date: 02/25/2015 | Nation & World


Field of dream about to come true for Archbishop Murphy

EVERETT — This spring, Archbishop Murphy High School students will have an artificial turf field for the first time.No longer will the students face a muddy, swampy mess during the rainy season.The new field was a dream of iconic local coach football

Date: 02/21/2015 | High Schools


A chapel's story

Memorial Community Church in Everett seeks new purpose

Date: 02/21/2015 | Local News


Source: Whitney Houston’s ailing daughter has tracheostomy

ATLANTA — Doctors have replaced Bobbi Kristina Brown’s breathing tube with a tube usually used for patients who need to be on a ventilator for an extended period, a person close to the family said Thursday.

Date: 02/20/2015 | Nation & World


Vanilla Ice arrested for alleged burglary

Reality star and '90s rapper Vanilla Ice (born Robert Matthew Van Winkle) was arrested in Florida for alleged home burglary, police confirmed Wednesday.According to a statement from the Lantana Police Department, several household items — furniture, a pool heater,...

Date: 02/19/2015 | Nation & World




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