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‘Come talk to me. Don’t jump, come talk to me’

State Patrol trooper Yaroslav Holodkov just happened to be driving by when he saw a suicidal man.

The Oso tree that withstood the mudslide finally comes down

The Sitka spruce’s loss marks another season — and a moment to honor and treasure all that has passed.

Snohomish County’s ‘best kept secret’ wants everyone to know

The Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center is celebrating 40 years of forging career-ready students.

Tulalips to build new $100 million casino, chairwoman says

A groundbreaking is planned for later this year for a replacement of Quil Ceda Creek Casino.

Shiite Muslims persevere at Lynnwood Convention Center

Within days of moving to the area in 2008, Zaid Chishti visited the Zainab Center in Lynnwood. He was looking for a place… Continue reading

Students return to brand new Lakewood High School

Hours after the doors opened to them for the first time Wednesday morning, there was evidence that high school students had been in… Continue reading

Animals from Texas shelters find new homes here

They weren’t lost in Hurricane Harvey, but newly arrived dogs and cats at the PAWS shelter are still, indirectly, refugees from the Texas disaster. Already,… Continue reading

Cascade’s offense, defense shine in 30-7 win over Inglemoor

Forget the spread offense. Cascade, a Wing-T team, showcased its own take on the ever-popular system during the Bruins’ season opener. “We feel… Continue reading

North Mountain trails a new destination for mountain bikers

As a boy, Skye Schillhammer could often be found riding around his hometown of Darrington in search of trails to ride and jumps to soar.… Continue reading

Memories in the making as Evergreen fair opens (video)

A couple has been selling Stetsons here for 21 years. A grandmother showed her granddaughter around the same fair where she used to… Continue reading

Apple crisp with twice the topping? That’s American to the core

This might make me seem un-American, but I like apple crisp better than apple pie. You know why I love apple crisp more? Because of… Continue reading

Snohomish martial-arts standout ‘Danger’ Granger is going pro

Miranda “Danger” Granger got to the point where she was just too dangerous for the competition. The Snohomish native and Glacier Peak High School graduate… Continue reading

‘Funatics’ pour into downtown Everett for Funko grand opening

Jenny Marts has been driving by the big building on the corner of Wetmore Avenue and California Street for months, waiting for the… Continue reading

Monroe has ‘unfinished business’ on the football field

By many standards, the Monroe football team is coming off a very successful season. After all, the Bearcats ended a quarter-century drought by… Continue reading

New Everett highway sign honors black Civil War soldier

Far from Virginia, where strife begotten of a white supremacist rally exploded in deadly violence, traffic buzzed past a highway sign Tuesday near the Everett… Continue reading

An Everett tattoo artist joins the elite at Seattle expo

Like many artists, Mike “Kodiak” MacKenzie has family members who like to show off his work. In this case, though, instead of hanging it on… Continue reading

Local lacrosse players compete at tournament in England

Local lacrosse players Jordyn Vaughn, Carolynn Barashkoff, Sydney Landdeck, Aenne Thom and Hailey Carlin have traveled over the years to numerous tournaments in the Pacific… Continue reading

Leapin’ leopards! It’s a jungle out there at Lowell Elementary

It takes a village to make a school mural. Of course, it helps if there is a talented artist in the mix. What’s up with… Continue reading

What will happen to Everett Comics after Funko’s big move?

Everett Comics owner Charlie Knoedler sees Funko’s big move as being a positive even though it might mean some direct competition. He and… Continue reading

Thermal Thursday: Hazardous wildfire smoke, high near 100

The heat and wildfire smoke have rolled into Snohomish County. After 45 days without rain, communities are under advisories about heat, fire danger… Continue reading