Herald Writers Aaron Lommers and David Krueger are joined by Steve Willits of the Sound Live Sports Network for this week's prep basketball podcast.
Date: 02/09/2016 | Prep Zone
DeForest Soaries is a man on a mission. The senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey, is passionately concerned about something that entangles a large part of the population: consumer debt.
Date: 02/09/2016 | Business columnists
Tuesday’s highlights on TV include:Nothing seems to be off limits on “Not Safe With Nikki Glaser.” It’s a bawdy new show in which the comedian discuss sex and relationships with her friends and other people. 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central.— Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times
Date: 02/09/2016 | Entertainment
Today is Shrove (preceding Ash Wednesday) Tuesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2016. There are 326 days left in the year.Today’s highlight:On Feb. 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces.
Date: 02/09/2016 | Life
MARYSVILLE — The state Department of Health has permanently revoked the medical license of Dr. Ann C. Kammeyer — one of only 18 physicians whose license has been revoked in Washington since 2008.
EVERETT — The suspect proved quite accommodating.Police believe they were able to match his face to images taken from a surveillance camera Sunday morning inside Everett Lube Express in the 2400 block of Broadway.
Put Mill Creek on the mapThe city is working with Google to make sure local businesses come up in online searches. The project is aimed at boosting economic development in Mill Creek. Businesses can sign up to be included in Google searches and maps for free.
EVERETT — An Everett man who attacked three people near the Everett Gospel Mission was ordered to undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluations once he’s released from prison.
EVERETT — Snohomish County reached a $1 million settlement this month to end a lawsuit that sought to link a Darrington man’s death to the disposal of tear gas canisters used by sheriff’s deputies for training.
TAINAN, Taiwan — Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by a powerful earthquake.
DETROIT — One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires’ disease.
WASHINGTON — To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has...
Washington State Ferries has released its spring schedule, which starts March 20 — the first day of spring — and runs to June 11.
Date: 02/09/2016 | Street Smarts
After reading about how the "principles" of the Cascade Conference schools voted down the proposal for a football-only conference merger last week, I wasn't "suprised" to see that there were no surpises in UW's football recruiting class. Good grief! Not sure who...
Regarding the Jan. 10 Street Smarts column, "Relief for north end of I-405 is a long way off": I am a little concerned that the whole picture hasn't been discussed. I'm not against the toll roads, but...
Regarding the letter, "Concerns with costly bridge plan": I would first love to know why The Herald let the letter writer on Sunday have 337 words when the limit is...
Why do 48 states allow Iowa and New Hampshire to always have the first say in presidential elections? It's blatantly unfair. The Constitution doesn't give those two states a higher status.Candidates spend months chatting with and making promises to Iowa and New Hampshire...
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Date: 02/09/2016 | On the Record
I, candidate: New Hampshire voters will cast their ballots today in the state's presidential primary, in which Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders are expected to make strong showings.Republican Marco Rubio, meanwhile, was hoping the infinite...
Date: 02/09/2016 | The Buzz
Smaller businesses generally have trouble making use of "big data" or the valuable analytics that come with it. Data like that tends to be expensive and the analytics are often difficult to understand. More importantly, the information contained in big data is...
Date: 02/09/2016 | Business columnists
Lions Club to honor Ed PetersenThe Lions International Medal of Merit Award will be presented to Ed Petersen on Feb. 18 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Xfinity Arena. Petersen was selected because of his lifetime of dedication to helping others...
Date: 02/09/2016 | Bizblog
Everett couple manages Seattle waterfront attraction
Date: 02/09/2016 | Whats Up With That?
The best picture wins a scholarship from this man
Date: 02/09/2016 | The Chat
Valentine's Day is upon us. And to think we are still recuperating from Groundhog Day. That's February for you, a gray month of no big flashy celebrations, at least not until President's Day.The busier many of us get, the less our demand for outside stimuli. But for those...
Date: 02/09/2016 | Opinion Columnists
It's time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there.The void behind his prettified rhetoric was stunningly revealed in Saturday night's debate. Rubio sounded like a malfunctioning...
Date: 02/09/2016 | Opinion Columnists
To listen to Republicans in the Legislature, there's an accountability problem in state government.It's why majority Republicans and the one Democrat who caucuses with them ousted Secretary of...
Date: 02/09/2016 | Editorials
Snohomish beats Monroe to clinch Wesco 4A girls championship
At Mount Baker H.S.Sultan 11 12 17 11 —51Mount Baker 19 23 17 13 —72
In an effort to get up-to-the-minute results The Herald delayed its podcast and power poll until Monday's games were complete.
Date: 02/08/2016 | Prep Zone
At South Whidbey H.S.Nooksack V. 11 11 5 14 13 —54S. Whidbey 14 9 11 7 4 —45
STANWOOD — Todd Bevan didn't hate Stanwood.But he cheered pretty hard for Marysville Pilchuck when the Tomahawks played the Spartans.Todd, whose son Josh is a senior for the Tomahawks, died Monday morning after a battle with cancer. Monday night, Josh...
At Edmonds-Woodway H.S.Glacier Peak 16 5 19 16 —56Ed.-Woodway 15 14 14 18 —61
At Mount Vernon H.S.Lake Stevens 13 12 16 16 —57Mt. Vernon 11 11 9 15 —46
Shorewood girls could make some noise at district tourney
At Oak Harbor H.S.Everett 10 14 16 20 —60Oak Harbor 15 14 19 22 —70
SEATTLE — Police have arrested a 19-year-old University of Washington student related to a series of groping incidents on campus.KOMO-TV reported six women have reported being grabbed or fondled in an intramural activities building near Husky Stadium since Jan. 31.
At Jackson H.S.Mariner 14 10 14 14 —52Jackson 14 15 14 22 —65
At Cedar Park Christian-Bothell H.S.Nooksack V. 15 16 10 5 —46CPC-Bothell 13 24 6 17 —60
At Lynnwood H.S.Shorecrest 19 14 8 18 —59Lynnwood 6 16 13 15 —50
At Marysville Getchell H.S.Arlington 17 13 15 21 —66M. Getchell 11 10 15 13 —49
DIXVILLE, N.H. — Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday.Sanders won over all four Democratic voters in the tiny town of Dixville, while Kasich sneaked past Donald Trump, 3-2, among Republicans.
At Cascade H.S.Kamiak 12 11 18 8 —49Cascade 8 1 7 14 —30
At Mountlake Terrace H.S.Shorewood 11 10 10 12 —43M. Terrace 13 15 12 13 —53
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies, leaving dozens injured and arrested.
Lynch gives Seahawks parting gift with timing of his retirement
VICTORIA, B.C. — The Everett Silvertips usually do not let third-period leads slip away.But Monday was not a usual set of circumstances.
TUCSON, ARIZ. — Homegrown forward Jordan Morris is fitting in as a Seattle Sounder a little more each day.
EVERETT — Fire Chief Murray Gordon drank a glass of cabernet at a restaurant before the New Year’s Eve fire along W. Casino Road, but he was not intoxicated, according to an outside investigation paid for by the city.
Date: 02/08/2016 | Local News
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1 1/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else.
OLYMPIA — State officials say a union representing thousands of public educators will pay nearly $32,000 after an attorney general’s office lawsuit over campaign finance reporting deficiencies.
Josh BevanMarysville Pilchuck | Boys Basketball
The GameThe Silvertips might feel like they let one slip away Monday at Victoria. They trailed twice in the second period only to come back and take the lead at the end of the frame. And when the Royals tied it in the third, the Tips took the lead again with Noah...
Date: 02/08/2016 | Silvertips Blog
LYNNWOOD — The West Coast’s biggest aerospace industry conference starts Tuesday at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
Date: 02/08/2016 | Aerospace Blog
SAN FRANCISCO — The morning after one of the worst losses of his life, Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil hadn’t watched the replay from Super Bowl 50 the rest of the world is commenting on: the fourth-quarter fumble that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did not dive...
There was so much for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to talk about after winning Super Bowl 50 Sunday night - becoming the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, his rumored retirement - that it seemed a bit odd when he instead started giving big, sloppy kisses to Budweiser,...
SEATTLE — An Army deserter from Washington state who called Osama bin Laden “a beautiful man,” made statements supporting the Islamic State group and called for the death of American troops has been charged with illegally possessing firearms, including machine guns, federal prosecutors said...
Much was said about Cam Newton walking out of his post Super Bowl news conference after about three minutes. Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk said he understood how Newton was feeling, from experience, but that Newton would regret his actions when he watches the footage on...
Riley Cooper’s controversial career in Philadelphia concluded on Monday when the Eagles released the polarizing wide receiver after six seasons with the team.
DALLAS — Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend says in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear.
PHILADELPHIA — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl early Sunday that left two off-duty police officers injured, one with a broken nose and broken ribs and the other with a possible skull fracture.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools.
BOISE, Idaho — Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations.
SPOKANE — Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year’s drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday.
KENNEWICK — New data released by the Nez Perce Tribe shows that fall chinook returning to the Snake River have set a new record for the third straight year.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.
OLYMPIA — An angry Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday blasted Republican senators for ousting Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, calling it a “scurrilous, underhanded and dishonest” political campaign of which they should be ashamed.
Date: 02/08/2016 | Local News
PORTLAND, Ore. — The last four occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge have posted a series of defiant videos in which one of them calls FBI agents losers, shows defensive barricades they have erected and takes a joyride in a government vehicle.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Encouraged by Marco Rubio’s stumbles, the Republicans’ second-tier candidates are seeing fresh hope for survival as they sprint to the finish line in New Hampshire. The Democrats’ Clinton-Sanders duel is veering into gender politics.
CHICAGO — For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom’s growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — It’s their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic.They are the Clintons. It is New Hampshire. And here we all are again.
BOSTON — The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts with up to 18 inches of snow.
NEW YORK — When rookie police Officer Peter Liang fired his gun in a pitch-dark public housing stairwell, he at first thought he had hurt nothing but his career. Then he went looking for the bullet and heard someone crying.
BEIJING — Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year.
ANKARA, Turkey — As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey’s border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and prevent more refugees making their way into Europe.
TORONTO — Canada’s prime minister on Monday announced that the country will end airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq by Feb. 22, saying that “the people terrorized by ISIL every day don’t need our vengeance, they need our help.”
LOS ANGELES — Southern California Gas Co. has agreed to give Los Angeles residents displaced by a massive gas leak much more time to return to their homes once the well is plugged.
The Tips are in Victoria today for a rare 2 p.m. matchup with the Royals. Follow along below for updates; Live Blog Everett Silvertips at Victoria Royals live blog
Date: 02/08/2016 | Silvertips Blog
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson’s cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone, according to new estimates that further raise questions about whether the community can afford it.
WASHINGTON — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.
Your life depends on your ability to sigh.Yes, we sigh when we’re exhausted or stressed - and when the weight of the world feels like too much to bear - but it turns out that sighing is also an essential life-sustaining reflex that is necessary to keep our lungs from collapsing.
Between several dozen and several hundred Japanese people have been gathering at the gates to Camp Schwab, a U.S. Marine Corps base on the southern island of Okinawa, every day for 18 months to protest the expansion of the base into an air station. The project involves two runways being built on...
WASHINGTON - Capitol Hill leaders responded cautiously to President Barack Obama’s announcement Monday that he would ask Congress to provide $1.8 million in emergency funding to bolster the response to the Zika virus.
SAN FRANCISCO — India’s government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.
NEW YORK — Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures.
DETROIT — Honda is recalling about 45,000 newly redesigned Civic compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the engines can fail and stall while being driven.The recall affects 2016 Civics equipped with 2-liter four-cylinder engines.
ALBANY, N.Y. — When the emergency room fills up — whether it’s a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune — Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity.
NEW YORK — Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.Shares jumped more than 24 percent in trading Monday morning.
NEW YORK — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it’s a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Here are the advertisers whose gamble paid off, and those who dropped the ball.
DETROIT — Mazda is recalling some SUVs because the fuel filler pipe can rupture in a rear crash and cause a gas leak and possible fire.The recall covers nearly 237,000 CX-5 SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years.
DETROIT — Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined.
SAN FRANCISCO - The recent negativity shown toward many Internet companies hit Twitter hard Monday, as the social-media leader’s stock price fell to its lowest level ever ahead of its upcoming quarterly earnings report.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are licensed pilots.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Authorities say a piece of glass art by artist Dale Chihuly worth as much as $25,000 is missing from a Tampa Bay area gallery.
KENT — A senior at a Kent high school has earned a rare perfect score on the AP Calculus AB exam.
CHENEY — The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge south of Spokane has reopened after being closed to the public last weekend because of the situation at a refuge near Burns, Oregon.
KENNEWICK — Two dams in Washington state are scheduled for $8 million in navigation lock repairs by the Army Corps of Engineers.