Julia-Grace Sanders

The town the virus seemed to miss: No cases counted in Index

Some in the town of 175 fear outsiders could bring in the virus. Others just want things to get back to normal.


Your backyard bonfire could put those with COVID-19 at risk

New research connects long-term exposure to air pollution with higher fatality rates from the coronavirus.


Plane to spray 1,300 acres this week to kill gypsy moths

If you live in Woodway or Boulevard Bluffs in Everett, close the windows and turn off the AC Friday.


School districts still working to get some students online

Despite hundreds of households lacking steady Wi-Fi, the majority of students are showing up online.

When will we reach next phase of reopening? Great question.

Snohomish County leaders are preparing now for a potential uptick in COVID-19, as social distancing is relaxed.

Skagit festival can draw 400K tourists. This year? Nearly 0.

Skagit County’s signature event is a $65 million boon for the region. Not amid COVID-19. And maybe not in 2021.

Snohomish County parks reopening, partly, on Tuesday

Playgrounds and sports courts will stay closed in county parks. Cities are mostly following the same path.

Evergreen State Fair in Monroe is cancelled for 2020

It’s only the third time in 120 years that the fair has been called off due to a global event.

Around Snohomish County, food banks face double the need

Yet volunteers are scarce. In Edmonds, the food bank is down 100 helpers. Many regulars are “at risk.”

A timeline: 88 deaths in 90 days

Here are the major events since the first U.S. patient with COVID-19 was hospitalized in Everett.

Even in U.S. 2 towns with 0 virus cases, rural economy reels

East Snohomish County had just weathered a bad winter storm, when COVID-19 gutted the recreation-based economy.

Aircraft to spray 1,300 acres for moths in Everett, Woodway

Gypsy moths can devastate forests. The state Agriculture Department plans to stop them from getting a foothold.

At local COVID-19 command center, virus has a formidable foe

“We’re working Oso hours”: Big, urgent decisions begin at Snohomish County’s Emergency Coordination Center.

Tulalip Tribes join the call for residents to stay home

Similar to other orders, the tribes say reservation residents should stay home except to do essential tasks.

5 more Community Transit workers test positive for COVID-19

Fewer buses are running as at least nine transit employees have tested positive in Snohomish County.

City, state, federal parks mostly closed due to COVID-19

Even the remotest trails on state Department of Natural Resources land are closing to the public.

Too many cars on the road inspired Everett’s stay-home order

The measure is the strictest in Washington but includes a few dozen exceptions, including Boeing.

Local transit won’t release routes of drivers with COVID-19

Four Snohomish County bus drivers have coronavirus, Community Transit announced Thursday.

County to tackle a development side effect: invasive plants

Plants like blackberries, holly and ivy can damage forests. They often show up where people are.

PUD won’t shut off power for late bills due to virus impact

The Snohomish Utility District said it wants to avoid additional burdens on those staying home from work.