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Marysville school leader since 2004 to retire

Superintendent Larry Nyland plans to retire at the end of the school year. Nyland, 64, who has served almost nine years as the… Continue reading

Edmonds siblings set to sing at inauguration

College students Heidi and Jeremy Bennett did some singing over Christmas break, but not much caroling. The Edmonds siblings came home from Tennessee’s Lee University… Continue reading

A good day to sunbathe — if you’re a seal

Luke Stewart and his in-laws’ dog, Trudy, check out the juvenile harbor seal resting near driftwood on the beach south of the lighthouse and ferry… Continue reading

Terrace debating future of Ballinger Lake Golf Course

The City Council plans to take up the issue of the future of Ballinger Lake Golf Course at a meeting scheduled for… Continue reading

Around Snohomish County

Everett: Get hitched at AquaSox game The Everett AquaSox minor league baseball club plans to host a wedding and reception for a lucky couple during… Continue reading

From small start, PAWS has become a force for animals

Wildlife naturalist Kevin Mack stepped slowly toward the young bald eagle in the pen at the PAWS campus, carefully raising the net in… Continue reading

Timeline: PAWS’ top accomplishments

Here are what PAWS considers its accomplishments over the years: 1967: Founded as a nonprofit agency with a thrift store to raise money for spaying… Continue reading

Top 10 food-handling violations in Snohomish County

This is a list of the top 10 food handling violations found by the Snohomish Health District during restaurant inspections in 2012. The number of… Continue reading

So, was ‘The 206’ laugh-worthy?

There’s “Downton Abbey.” And then there’s “Renton Abbey.” A trailer park spoof of the PBS British series was a highlight of the weekend’s premiere of… Continue reading

3 flu deaths in Snohomish County increase concern

Three Snohomish County women have died from the flu, the highest number of confirmed influenza deaths for any county in Washington this season. The deaths… Continue reading

Everett City Council to discuss potential Riverfront purchase

The slow progress of plans to build retail businesses, homes and parks on an expanse of prime real estate between the Snohomish River… Continue reading

Vanity license plates a driving force for nonprofits

State lawmakers may bemoan a proliferation of specialty license plates but they continue to be a popular way for car owners to support… Continue reading

Cities, groups to be honored for river, Puget Sound stewardship

and keep clean — water that flows into… Continue reading

Fate of old Kimberly-Clark mill site up for vote

What becomes of the shuttered Kimberly-Clark mill and surrounding parts of the city’s central waterfront hinges on crucial City Council votes expected Wednesday… Continue reading

Political changes ahead for County Council

A major political shift looms for the Snohomish County Council in November, with two of the five seats opening up because of term… Continue reading

Sultan man faces felony charge in assault on puppy

A Sultan man accused of kicking and choking a puppy named Precious has been charged with a felony. Prosecutors allege that Kenneth Palmer… Continue reading

Everett council sets aside mill site for industrial uses

The area around the former Kimberly-Clark mill will be zoned for water-dependent industrial development, the City Council decided Wednesday night. The 6-1 vote… Continue reading

Lynnwood man faces child porn charge

A federal employee from Lynnwood is being accused of downloading child pornography on his work computer. Federal prosecutors have charged Thomas Joseph Barrett,… Continue reading

Police believe 3 Everett robberies may be linked

One man might be responsible for a three-course robbery spree in south Everett this past weekend. A Baskin-Robbins restaurant, an espresso stand and… Continue reading

Minor flooding in forecast, and maybe a little snow

Some nasty weather could be ahead for parts of Snohomish County. Both minor flooding and possible lowland snow are in the forecast this… Continue reading