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Front Porch: College financial aid workshops set

Get help applying for financial aid for college at five workshops in Snohomish County in January. Students and their families can get free, professional help… Continue reading

Community Extra: Applause

Lynnwood Convention Center gives to food bank Through a longstanding partnership with the Lynnwood Food Bank, any extra meals not consumed at the Lynnwood Convention… Continue reading

Everett police, Secret Service take down ID theft ring

Police and U.S. Secret Service agents believe they have taken down a major identity theft and forgery ring involving at least a dozen… Continue reading

Stanwood church erects 30-foot figure from Old Testament

To advertise a month-long series of lectures on Bible prophecy, Cedarhome Seventh-day Adventist Church did something eye-catching. In the front garden of the… Continue reading

Charge of impersonating police added for ex-felon

A convicted armed bank robber whose flight from police once shut down Everett’s Boeing plant is facing a handful of criminal charges stemming… Continue reading

County’s restaurant workers go online for food safety course

The lessons aren’t just for the kitchen staff. Even restaurant hostesses, busboys and bartenders like Kevin Talley must take a class in safe food preparation.… Continue reading

Faith Calendar

EVENTS Unity Church speaker: The Unity Center for Positive Living, or Unity Church, will host author Roy Holman at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. His… Continue reading

How to contact your 2013 lawmakers

The 2013 session of Washington’s Legislature is set to begin Jan. 14 and end April 28. Here are local lawmakers and how to reach them… Continue reading

Vital Statistics

Marriage Licenses ACOSTA, Jessica and DIAZ, Gomez Fernando AINSLEY, Kaitlyn May and PUCHAR, Cameron Keith BEEM, Jimmie Albert, Jr. and WEBSTER, Deborah Ann BOGART, Timothy… Continue reading

Passenger train service resumes between Seattle, Everett

Passenger train service is up and running again north of Seattle, following two mudslides that hit the tracks last week. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says… Continue reading

Winter rec areas open after damaging snowstorm

Winter recreation is starting to come back as the Lake Wenatchee and Plain areas slowly emerge from last month’s damaging snowstorm. The… Continue reading

Obama’s big day will be local soldier’s as well

When more than 1,500 service members salute President Barack Obama on Jan. 21 along the parade route for his second inaugural, Army… Continue reading

Mountain-climbing judge’s biggest molehill: Fighting cancer

Put one foot in front of the other. For Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Marybeth Dingledy, that old advice for facing adversity isn’t nearly enough.… Continue reading

Security tight for trial tied to alleged ‘Bigfoot’ killing

The first trial in a criminal case that features bikers, drugs, guns, people nicknamed Bigfoot, Mountain and Dirty and a dog named Pumpkin got under… Continue reading

Everett aims for working waterfront at mill site

The City Council on Wednesday steered the former Kimberly-Clark mill site toward water-dependent industrial development in a zoning decision that banks on creating… Continue reading

Inslee still resisting tax increases

Washington Gov.-elect Jay Inslee said Thursday he still believes the state can handle its budget shortfall without broad tax increases, even though lawmakers… Continue reading

Snow causes school delays in Monroe, Sultan, Index

Snow and slick roads delayed classes by two hours this morning in the Monroe, Sultan and Index school districts. The National Weather Service in Seattle… Continue reading

Mudslides don’t mean a holiday for Sound Transit staff

The record for number of Sounder commuter rail trips canceled by mudslides in a winter season has already been shattered by more than double, and… Continue reading

Terrace closes golf course but has plans for park there

There will be no more rounds of golf played at Ballinger Lake. Instead, the water-logged course will be transformed into “a waterfront… Continue reading

Learn basics of wildlife stewardship

A free, new class this spring aims to teach people the basics of providing food, water, cover and habitat for wildlife to raise… Continue reading