PHILADELPHIA — Kobe Bryant won over the fans — he just couldn't beat the previously winless Philadelphia 76ers.
Improved offensive line play might save Seahawks’ season
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 22-year-old California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to join Islamic extremists in Syria and could face up to 15 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.
Brycen Martin didn’t waste any time getting to Everett after learning he had been traded to the Silvertips.
Date: 12/01/2015 | Silvertips Blog
EVERETT — Brycen Martin remembers Oct. 20, 2013, because that's the night the lights went out at Xfinity Arena.More precisely the lights went out four times, because that was the number of goals scored by the Everett Silvertips en route to a 4-1 victory over a Swift...
The Seattle Seahawks responded to losing Jimmy Graham for the rest of the season to knee surgery by adding tight-end depth. And it comes at the expense of their former starting center.
TACOMA — Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley has been on leave and has faced calls for his resignation since the government charged him with keeping millions of dollars that should have been refunded to customers of his old real-estate services business.
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners, in a race to beat the clock, closed in Tuesday night on a deal that would sent first baseman/outfielder Mark Trumbo to Baltimore for catcher/first baseman Steve Clevenger.
The Hurricanes could be inching ever closer to naming their next football coach.
SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach has been named the 2015 Pac-12 Conference Co-Coach of the Year, it was announced Tuesday by the conference. Leach shared the honor with Stanford’s David Shaw.
Forward/midfielder Lamar Neagle of Federal Way is on the verge of being traded from his hometown Seattle Sounders to D.C. United, the Washington Post reported Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State quarterback Luke Falk, wide receiver Gabe Marks and offensive lineman Joe Dahl were named to the All-Pac-12 Conference First Team, highlighting 11 Cougars to earn all-conference recognition, it was announced Tuesday by the conference. The Pac-12...
SEATTLE – Two Washington Huskies defensive players were selected first-team All-Pac-12 on Monday, and another two made the second team.
BELLINGHAM — Bail has been set at $10,000 for the Western Washington University student arrested on campus and accused of making racial threats against black students and others on social media.
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox and AL Cy Young runner-up David Price have agreed to terms on a seven-year free-agent deal worth $217 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Jerry Jones became irritated Tuesday morning while discussing the future of his franchise quarterback. When asked during a weekly radio interview about how much longer he expected Tony Romo to be the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Jones quickly replied, "Four to five years."
CLEVELAND — Josh McCown is done being battered around this season.Unfortunately for the Browns, they're still going to take some lumps.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski suffered a bone bruise and sprain of his right knee during the New England Patriots' 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.
PHOENIX — Arizona has placed Chris Johnson on the injured reserve/designated to return list, a move that means the only way the running back will play again this season is if the Cardinals reach the Super Bowl.
NEW YORK — The NFL has moved referee Pete Morelli's crew off the upcoming Sunday night game between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.
Eason visits Florida after Georgia ousts head coach Richt
Date: 12/01/2015 | High Schools
JUNEAU, Alaska — The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska’s recreational marijuana industry backtracked Tuesday and adopted stricter residency requirements for applicants for pot business licenses.
EVERETT — A homeless man was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison Tuesday for nearly killing a pizza delivery driver during a January car prowl.
YAKIMA — The investigation into the death of a Mabton dairy worker who drowned in a manure pit shows the man had drugs in his system.
WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending jumped in October, fueled by solid gains in home building and the largest increase in federal construction in nine years.
PORT ANGELES — Coast Guard officials say a helicopter training mission was cut short after someone shined a laser at the aircraft in Port Angeles.Officials said in a news release the MH-65 Dolphin returned to Air Station Port Angeles after the incident at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Jeb Bush and his allies are spending circles around his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. Yet for all the money they’ve invested — $26 million on television ads alone — they’ve yet to see a substantial return.
BELGRADE, Serbia — Steven Seagal used to overwhelm Russian and Serbian bad guys in Hollywood movies with his martial arts techniques. Now Serbia wants him to share his secrets.
Date: 12/01/2015 | Off the Wire
Tommie Copper infomercials said the company's compression clothing would relieve severe and chronic pain and inflammation.The Federal Trade Commission, however, said Tuesday that Tommie Copper, whose products have been pitched by talk show host Montel Williams, needs...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The newly elected mayor of Alaska’s capital city had suffered injuries when was found dead, but police are awaiting autopsy results to announce a possible cause of death, officials said Tuesday.
A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots’ response led to last year’s crash of an AirAsia plane that killed all 162 people on board, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday.
HONOLULU — A dog bound for its new owner in Mississippi ended up in Honolulu instead.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Though marijuana products sold in Oregon will have to undergo testing for pesticides beginning this spring, some scientists are pushing for testing in the interim.
SEATTLE — Principals across Washington are saying the current teacher shortage has reached a “crisis” and is placing severe strain on schools.
PASCO — A man charged with vehicular homicide in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Pasco father of two has been sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison.
SPOKANE — The Spokane City Council is upset that Mayor David Condon knew in April of allegations of sexual harassment against former police Chief Frank Straub and did not disclose the information.
KAHLOTUS — The state has erected fences closing some unauthorized trails around scenic Palouse Falls as a safety measure.
CHELAN COUNTY — A search continues for a Portland man who planned to climb Colchuck Peak near Leavenworth but failed to return on time.KIRO-TV reported that the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office planned to resume the search Tuesday.
TACOMA — Tacoma officials say they are moving forward with plans to sell or lease the Old City Hall building for the development of a boutique hotel.
PORT ORCHARD — A 17-year-old Bremerton boy who set a cat on fire in October was sentenced to a year to 14 months in the state juvenile rehabilitation system.
TACOMA — Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputies say they’ve arrested a man for the fatal stabbing of a woman in her home in July.KCPQ-TV reported that the 32-year-old suspect has been booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.
CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced he has dismissed Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, citing a lack of public trust in the police leadership in the wake of the high-profile shooting that eventually led to a white officer being charged with first-degree murder in the death...
South Snohomish County voters have elected four familiar political candidates and two newcomers to the Snohomish County Charter Review Commission.
Date: 12/01/2015 | South County Politics
We continue our Best of 2015 list today with the ever popular category of fiction and graphic novels for teens.
Date: 12/01/2015 | A Reading Life
TOKYO — They drift into seas near Japan by the dozens every year, ghostly wrecked ships thought to come from impoverished North Korea.
NEW YORK — Between splashy launches, lavish new phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Yet some holdouts resist.
EVERETT — The Nov. 17 windstorm and subsequent power outages led to schools around Snohomish County cutting classes short or closing altogether.It was a safety decision, whether it was power...
Providence foundation fundraiser benefits children’s programs
Sam TaralliEverettTaralli turned 99 last week. To celebrate, he went to his favorite store, Assistance League of Everett's Thrift Shop, where workers had a surprise party for him with a giant cake, balloons and hugs.Taralli...
Date: 12/01/2015 | The Chat
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean rapper PSY, who is set to release his first album since becoming an international sensation more than three years ago with the smash hit “Gangnam Style,” says the pressure to live up to that success caused him to take his time with his latest project.
NEW YORK — On Dec. 10, you can settle down on the couch and catch the regular Thursday fare on TV — “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Mentalist” or “Bones.” Or you can see a live musical a few blocks from Broadway.
Tuesday’s highlights on TV include:Laugh and call him names all you want, but “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” still makes for a holly-jolly Christmas special after all these years. Even Bumbles know that. 8 p.m., CBS.
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2015. There are 30 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:
Date: 12/01/2015 | Life
Adapted from a recent online discussion.Hi, Carolyn:
Date: 12/01/2015 | Life
EVERETT — A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting his 11-year-old brother in the face Sunday told police he bought the handgun after being shot in August.
Christmas soup supper on Camano
EVERETT — Police in Everett believe they have caught up with a prolific identity thief.
In one of my regular online discussions, a participant labeled her financial success story “Testimony Thursday.” I liked that phrase so much, I’ve adopted it.
Date: 12/01/2015 | Business columnists
MOD Pizza opens Marysville franchiseMOD Pizza's recently opened the Marysville MOD Pizza franchise, the sixth franchise in Snohomish County for the business. In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, MOD Piza donated $1 from every pizza sold from Nov. 24 through...
Date: 12/01/2015 | Bizblog
EVERETT — The Boeing Co. saved $20 million on its state tax bill last year for starting construction on new buildings for its 777X jetliner in Everett. That money is just a small slice of the overall savings Boeing had in 2014 due to...
Date: 12/01/2015 | Business
Economic Alliance Snohomish County tapped someone with ties to the community and a background in economic development to be the organization’s new president and CEO.
Date: 12/01/2015 | Business
Hi, neighbors. Try this cheap vacation trip. I left Camano Island, visited Portland, San Francisco, L.A., Las Vegas, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Denver, Boise, Spokane and Wenatchee all for under $120. The $120 was what I started with in pocket change for coffee, breakfast treats...
Strict personal prohibition, like self-discipline, works wonders on the overall health of its adherents. Let's purchase a small bowl to assist with our portion control; when the bowl is empty ... we stop! Statistics point out that excess sugar, salt, the overuse of prescription drugs,...
The Nov. 28 article, "Development opposed," by Noah Haglund brings up a constant issue of growth in south Snohomish County. As a citizen, I have been involved with growth around the city of Bothell and...
On Nov. 22, I read three articles on education appearing in three different publications. In a guest commentary on The Herald's opinion page, Heather Kays is upset that the Washington State Supreme Court ruled the state's charter school law as unconstitutional, stating that this was a...
Annual food and toy drive looking for volunteers in Monroe
We're getting our first look at the specifics of the tax breaks provided to Boeing, courtesy of the 2013 special session that secured Boeing's pledge to build the 777X facility in Everett.But it may be a long time before we see more.It's thanks to legislation...
Date: 12/01/2015 | Editorials
First there was "Black Friday." Then there was "Cyber Monday." The holiday shopping markers plod through the calendar like a procession of Groundhog Days. The big difference is that Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog sometimes offers surprise. Will he see his shadow...
Date: 12/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists
As the Paris climate talks begin, the die is already cast: The world is going to move toward cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy. The question for U.S. policymakers is whether the world's biggest economy gets left behind.President Obama is trying his best to ensure...
Date: 12/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists
The food is great and the price is low — but there are rules
Date: 12/01/2015 | Whats Up With That?
Update (6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1): The burn ban for Darrington is to be lifted at 8 a.m.
Date: 11/30/2015 | Local News
RENTON — Luke Willson starting. Cooper Helfet backing him up. The Seattle Seahawks shopping for help and depth.And Jimmy Graham not even on the roster.It's 2014 all over again at tight end for the Seahawks — not at all by choice, of course.
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have not confirmed a report that running back Chris Johnson has a broken left leg.The injury was reported Monday by Fox Sports.
Seahawks' Wilson has thrown 8 TD passes, no picks in past two games
Silvertips acquire 19-year-old defenseman from Blades
RENTON — DeShawn Shead is going to remain the Seattle Seahawks starting right cornerback for the foreseeable future. As he did Sunday following the 39-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, head coach Pete Carroll praised the part-time safety and nickel back Monday for...
FERNDALE — Sammy Durr bowled a 224 high game and a 549 series to help Everett defeat Squalicum.At Mt. Baker LanesHighlights—Everett: Sammy Durr 224 high game, 549 series; Jo-Jo Durr 157 high game; Elizabeth Casper 149 high game..
For any college athlete, the chance to play for a national championship is a special career moment.But for Western Washington University soccer player Erin Russell, who endured a severe knee injury and subsequent surgery 31/2 years ago, simply being able to play the game...
At Redmond High SchoolMonroe 12 21 17 11 —61Redmond 3 18 8 19 —48Monroe—Kat Ragusa 2, Corrina Roppo 12, Kittra Evenson 1, Jadynn Alexander 21, Emily Donnelly 4, Katie Piland 2, Hannah Drivstuen 13, Monique Fierke 6. Redmond—not reported. Records—Monroe 1-0 overall. Redmond 0-1.
At Roosevelt High SchoolGlacier Peak 21 17 15 16 —69Roosevelt 13 13 15 17 —58
At Meadowdale High SchoolArlington 18 18 21 8 —65Meadowdale 7 8 2 8 —25
CLEVELAND — This season of injury upon injury for the Ravens finally includes a break worth celebrating.
MOUNT VERNON — Paris Smith bowled a 180 game and a 494 series to help Cascade sweep Burlington-Edison.At Riverside LanesHighlights—Cascade: Paris Smith 180 game, 494 series; Remi Shipley 150 game, 424 series. Burlington-Edison: not reported.
SNOHOMISH — The Glacier Peak and Snohomish boys basketball teams will honor Jan and Charlie Stecher, two community members who have been involved with youth basketball for 46 years, at Tuesday’s season-opener between the Grizzlies and the Panthers.Charlie...
Date: 11/30/2015 | Prep Zone
SEATTLE — After a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Seattle Mariners are back to stoking the Hot Stove with free-agent outfielder Nori Aoki emerging as their latest possible target."At this point," one industry source said, "there appears...
MIAMI — Barry Bonds might soon be tutoring Giancarlo Stanton, slugger to slugger.
DETROIT — Jordan Zimmermann’s arrival in Detroit is encouraging news for Tigers fans because of what he can bring to the starting rotation — and what his contract signals about the team’s willingness to spend.
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Herald Writers Aaron Lommers and David Krueger are joined by Steve Willits of the Sound Live Sports Network to review the state semifinal round of the prep football playoffs and look ahead to this weekend's state championship games.
Date: 11/30/2015 | Prep Zone
SEATTLE — Western Washington University officials say they have arrested a 19-year-old student in connection with racial threats posted online against black students and others that closed the campus last week.
CENTRALIA — Centralia police say an 18-year-old man has been arrested after he accidentally shot his girlfriend.KOMO-TV reported a pistol was in the man’s pocket when it went off Sunday night, injuring his 21-year-old girlfriend.
RENTON — In the aftermath of one of their wilder victories in recent seasons, there was no simple balance for the Seattle Seahawks.
BANGUI, Central African Republic — Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic’s capital Monday, a move that almost immediately opened up a part of the divided city troubled for months by retaliatory violence between Muslim and Christian...
Date: 11/30/2015 | Nation & World
SEATTLE — A Montana woman is suing Costco and its California vegetable supplier because of the E. coli illness she contracted after eating chicken salad she bought at the company’s Bozeman store.
LAKEWOOD — Authorities say one person died in a house fire in Lakewood.KIRO-TV reported West Pierce Fire and Rescue crews responded to the 6000 block of 122nd Street SW just before midnight Saturday.
LOS ANGELES — After 20 years in a Lakers uniform and a lifetime in basketball, Kobe Bryant determined that his aching body and his passion for the game had both grown weaker than his excitement about the future.
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Council on Monday approved a contract for the county jail to house inmates from Seattle. The contract includes changes recommended by Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson.The mayor
Date: 11/30/2015 | Local News
SAN FRANCISCO — California’s top oil regulator announced his resignation on Monday after 17 months as head of the embattled agency, including a criticized episode in which he directed state workers to investigate the oil and gas potential of Gov. Jerry Brown’s family ranch.
Date: 11/30/2015 | Business Wire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago, according to test results announced Monday by a state agency.
Date: 11/30/2015 | Business Wire