Witnesses to fatal pursuit sought

A driver who crashed and died while fleeing from police along U.S. 2 near Index on Monday night reportedly drove off the road… Continue reading

Man killed in U.S. 2 crash after police pursuit

A 55-year-old Skykomish man died and U.S. 2 was closed Monday night after a four-car crash involving two Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies. The collision was… Continue reading

Coalition’s tireless battle to make U.S. 2 safer is paying off

The highway has been his livelihood and his nemesis. It has taken four close friends he admired — his former administrative aide and… Continue reading

Landslide temporarily strands residents near Index

A landslide on Mt. Index River Road overnight Tuesday caused traffic closures, power outages and other problems that were expected to persist into… Continue reading

39th District House candidates focus on education spending

Candidates seeking a state House or Senate seat in the 39th district say they’ve set their sights on improving mental health care, reducing drug abuse… Continue reading

Plan would re-route part of flood-damaged road near Index

Snohomish County hopes to start rebuilding a portion of Index-Galena Road within a couple of years to fix damage from an election-day flood… Continue reading

Semi plunges off cliff

INDEX - Workers pulled a mangled semi-truck and trailer from the Skykomish River on Tuesday that had plunged over a 150-foot cliff, leaving the driver… Continue reading

Local briefly

INDEX - A sinkhole on U.S. 2 just east of the turnoff to Index reappeared Thursday, forcing the state Department of Transportation to restrict traffic… Continue reading

Seems like yesterday

50 years ago (1957) Richard Million, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Million of Everett, was recently promoted to corporal, it was learned today from… Continue reading

Where fireworks are allowed

With fireworks stands open, fire officials are urging people to use fireworks responsibly and safely. In 2006, 1,001 fireworks accidents were reported to the state… Continue reading


Mukilteo Farmers Market, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Endeavour Elementary School marimba band is set to perform at the open mike… Continue reading

Local Briefly

ARLINGTON - Police are looking for a man whose face and hands are stained with red dye. He likely was marked when his bank robbery… Continue reading

Accident dumps load of shingles onto shoulder

BOTHELL — No one was seriously hurt after a Ford Taurus and a utility truck hauling shingles collided Monday. An 82-year-old Bothell woman was eastbound… Continue reading

Park gets into swing of things

SNOHOMISH — A park has entered the space age. Say goodbye to the old gigantic steel slides and the old tires bolted to wooden pilings.… Continue reading

Four fire districts seek operating levies

Levies that keep four Snohomish County fire departments staffed and equipped with lifesaving tools are in voters’ hands. Voters in rural Tulalip, unincorporated south Snohomish… Continue reading

Visual arts calendar

Billboard Snohomish and Island counties Arts of Snohomish Gallery seeks new artist members: All categories; get applications from 360-568-8648, or at Call for artists:… Continue reading

Where fireworks are allowed for holiday

With fireworks stands open, fire officials are urging people to use fireworks responsibly and safely. In 2006, 1,001 fireworks accidents were reported to the state… Continue reading

Our Towns

Arlington Sponsors wanted for golf tourney Golfers and sponsors are needed for the Arlington Animals Golf Tournament on Aug. 25 at Gleneagle Golf Course. Registration… Continue reading


Repairs are under way to the Baring Bridge over the South Fork Skykomish River. Expect delays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for about three… Continue reading

Index residents work to prevent logging

INDEX - People in this former timber town are trying to raise $1.3 million to save a mountain ridge from logging. “Scenic qualities are extremely… Continue reading