This photo illustration is a mockup of what the traffic signal box might look like for Lynnwood’s “Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow” photo contest to art up a box near the Alderwood mall. That’s Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood city councilwoman, in her 1988 Meadowdale High School graduation photo.
                                (City of Lynnwood)

Yikes! Big hair and blue eye shadow is stylin’ in Lynnwood

Dude, beer can earrings are like, totally, a bonus in “Almost Live!” contest to art up a signal box.

Word’s out: A small drug stash can keep you out of trouble

Prosecutor wrestles with policy to avoid simple possession cases, but lacks staff to pursue them.

A deceased gray whale was deposited at Possession Point. It proved to be an issue as it started to decompose.
                                (Photo provided by Jill Hein)

Dead whale dumped on Whidbey beach raises smelly questions

Island County leaders question the practice of leaving the giant carcasses on local shorelines.

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An artist’s rendering of the new ferry terminal under construction in Mukilteo. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

It’s a go! Ferries awards $26.4 million for marine contract

After fish season, work begins in August for in-water structures. Terminal on track for fall 2020.

Mayor or manager? Mukilteo voters will decide in November

A measure to put the question on the ballot passed at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Report: Man under U.S. 2 aimed gun at deputies, who shot him

A Lake Stevens man was drinking and acting suicidal before he was killed in 2018, a new report says.

Tough decisions: Everett School Board weighs boundary changes

The district has heard from concerned families as it tries to address overcrowded high schools.

Curious boy gets the story behind the name of Snohomish park

The 5th grader researched the life and legacy of Willis D. Tucker. The result amazed his teacher.

5-time County Am champion set for one last swing at record

Alex Stamey has made a major impact on the tournament while being a fixture at the event for over 20 years.

Changes coming for prized patch of wilderness near Snohomish

Plans for updating the trail system at Lord Hill Park will be open for public comment in July.

Oregon State’s Mikayla Pivec drives next to Washington’s Haley Van Dyke during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Pac-12 women’s tournament Friday, March 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Lynnwood grad Pivec to play for U.S. in Pan American Games

The Oregon State junior is 1 of 12 women selected to represent USA Basketball this August in Peru.

 

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5 reasons to reface, not replace: Learn to love your kitchen again

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Girl Power rules at Evergreen Speedway

MyTrafficMan.net and other sponsors helping 13 year old driver launch her racing career

 

Credit: Best friend or worst enemy?

Simple steps for a credit score boost

 

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Videos

Free luge sessions draw young daredevils to Camano Island

Children 9-13 years old learned luge sledding — on wheels, for now — with the help of Team USA.

 

Arlington baseball falls to O’Dea in heavyweight state clash

The Eagles’ terrific season ends with a 7-6 walk-off loss to the Fighting Irish in the opening round.

 

Everett baseball’s breakthrough season comes to end

The Seagulls fall to Peninusla 6-2 in the opening round of the state tournament.

 

Jackson High earns chance to defend 4A state softball crown

The Timberwolves secured a state berth with a 5-3 bi-district semifinal win over rival Lake Stevens.

 

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