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Clarence Robertson volunteered for 56 years as a reserve deputy

MONROE — Clarence Robertson proudly wore the badge and uniform.He quietly went about his business as a Snohomish County Sheriff's reserve deputy for 56 years. He was 80 when he died earlier this month.Robertson didn't get...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

'You are heroes!'

Thousands mourn three fallen firefighters (gallery)

Date: 08/30/2015 | Local News

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

Ironman TV chef

Gordon Ramsay returns for Lake Stevens race

Date: 08/17/2015 | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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