Joseph Thompson

Out of sight, illegal marinas grow into hazard on Snohomish

The river’s six makeshift docks were half of the statewide total, causing problems for salmon recovery.


Nurses, caregivers announce strike at all Swedish branches

The three-day strike starts Jan. 28, ends Jan. 31. Swedish will fly in thousands of fill-in workers.


Providence, Everett medical center employees agree to a deal

Union representatives announced the tentative agreement Wednesday, amid marathon contract talks.


Arctic front to bring cold weather, snow to Snohomish County

Up to 3 inches of snow may come Sunday, and temperatures could be below freezing two days mid-week.

Contract talks continue for some Swedish, Providence workers

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW will continue talks with Swedish, Providence, a week after postponing strike.

Flooding closes roads in Arlington, Stanwood; snow in store?

The Stillaguamish, Snohomish and Skykomish rivers reached flood levels, but should dip Wednesday.

Twelve faces, familiar and new, vying for Edmonds council spot

Three candidates from 2019, a former councilwoman and several board and commission members applied.

Health workers postpone Providence-Swedish strike notice

Both sides reported progress in contract talks, with a possible settlement in sight.

Strike announcement called off; Providence talks continue

After overnight negotiations, workers and management agreed to return to the bargaining table.

Thieves cause lengthy Frontier outages for 250 in Machias

The company said service was restored a week after cables were stolen, but some customers disagree.

Monroe High quarterback wants to lead on and off the field

As Gio Fregoso’s senior year winds down, the Bearcat wants to be a role model for younger students.

Fire collapses vacant 14,000-square-foot house in Edmonds

Authorities couldn’t investigate the scene Thursday due to active flames in pockets of the rubble.

Local chef spends his birthday giving food to those in need

Shahzad Raja, of Caravan Kebab in Edmonds, to give out 250 lunchboxes to the homeless on Christmas.

Local flooding and rising rivers follow return of heavy rain

As a precaution, the state sent crews Friday to the eastbound U.S. 2 trestle to avoid a river logjam.

Mayor hopes to leave Edmonds better than how he found it

Dave Earling is stepping aside after 21 years of service to the city he calls “a daytime destination.”

Anonymous family pays off all meal debts for Edmonds schools

The $18,000 gift gives more than 2,000 students in the district a fresh start heading into 2020.

Providence hospice and homecare employees threaten to strike

They join workers from 12 other Providence affiliates who’ve OK’d a strike to spur contract talks.

Monroe School District to leave 103-year-old headquarters

School Board directors recommended a lease for administrative offices that’ll cost $57,000 a month.

A semester of crowded classes cost Edmonds schools $800,000

When classes exceed target sizes agreed to under the contract, teachers are paid more.

Northline Village gets go-ahead from Lynnwood City Council

The agreement doesn’t include requirements for affordable housing, drawing the ire of some residents.