Two county fire districts seek voter approval for levies

Two Snohomish County fire districts are asking voters to approve levies in August for emergency medical services. In Snohomish, the levy pays for… Continue reading

Those who pushed for Wild Sky Wilderness celebrate its 5-year mark

Five years later, Wild Sky is still wild. This was precisely the goal of the people who pushed for the creation of the… Continue reading

Take a beautiful (if icy) hike to Lake Serene

The trip to Lake Serene has everything you could want in a hike. There are waterfalls, views of towering peaks and beautiful mossy forests. There’s… Continue reading

Man who died in U.S. 2 crash ID’d

The driver who died in a head-on crash on U.S. 2 east of Index Saturday has been identified as a Federal Way man.… Continue reading

Crash on U.S. 2 is county’s 3rd fatal pursuit since May

A high-speed police chase that ended in the death of a Skykomish man Monday night along U.S. 2 near Index was the third… Continue reading

Driver who died fleeing police had previous DUIs

A suspected drunken driver who crashed and died while fleeing from police on U.S. 2 near Index on Monday night already had seven… Continue reading

Helicopter rescues stranded hiker near Index

A rescue helicopter flew a hiker to safety Wednesday after he became stranded on a ledge near Merchant Peak more than five miles… Continue reading

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