Kari Bray

Arlington teachers reach tentative agreement

The teachers union here has reached a tentative agreement with the Arlington School District, likely preventing a strike. The agreement was reached Monday,… Continue reading

EvCC teacher awarded grant to buy water-sampling equipment

Students in Kerry Lyste’s geography class at Everett Community College soon will have new equipment to help them research environmental issues around Puget… Continue reading

Waste Warriors help community learn about recycling, composting

The Waste Warriors brought their campaign for recycling and composting to the Everett Food Truck Festival late last month. Volunteers helped people sort… Continue reading

Biology exam reprieve helps at least 66 Snohomish County students

Dozens of Snohomish County students benefited from state lawmakers’ decision earlier this summer to not require high school seniors to pass a biology… Continue reading

Stanwood-Camano YMCA celebrates its first year

A celebration is planned to mark the end of the Stanwood-Camano YMCA’s first full year. It’s a year that has exceeded expectations, Executive… Continue reading

Lake Stevens to focus on students who live in poverty

Teachers, bus drivers, office staff and other school employees are gearing up for school to start, but took time Thursday morning to… Continue reading

Stanwood’s Knights of Columbus help raise funds for veterans

Nearly 200 people attended a fundraising dinner in August meant to support military chaplains and to help send veterans to Europe for a… Continue reading

Kids willing to give up chance for prizes to save dying piglet

The tiny piglet, just nine days old, likely was going to die. She couldn’t get enough milk from her mother, not with stiff… Continue reading

Arlington teachers may strike; others set to start on time

It has become a rite of August. Bargaining for teacher contracts often leads up to and sometimes spills over into the beginning of… Continue reading

‘Faces light up’ at Evergreen State Fair’s Morning of Dreams

The 10-day-old pink piglets and soft, floppy-eared bunnies were a hit. The chickens, with their sporadic movements and sudden loud crowing, seemed to… Continue reading

Stockers of Snohomish named centennial farm family by state fair

At 9 months old, Kamden Stocker can’t quite drive a tractor, but he wants to. With his mom’s help, he can balance on… Continue reading

Memories in the making as Evergreen fair opens (video)

A couple has been selling Stetsons here for 21 years. A grandmother showed her granddaughter around the same fair where she used to… Continue reading

Sultan High senior won’t compromise on her beliefs

Claire Sorgen, 17, is a senior at Sultan High School and full-time Running Start student at Everett Community College. She competed this summer… Continue reading

Western Heritage Center changes hands, stays at fairgrounds

The Western Heritage Center, where antique treasures are on display for the public to see and touch, is changing hands. Snohomish County announced… Continue reading

Public may soon have access to Camano’s Barnum Point Park

The vision for a new 129-acre park at Triangle Cove, complete with several miles of bluff trails and a mile of waterfront… Continue reading

No state capital budget, no Arlington splash pad

The water feature envisioned as a centerpiece of the overhauled Haller Park has been put on hold, after years of fundraising and planning,… Continue reading

This Sno-Isle library is a test lab to find out what clicks

About 200 people pass through the doors of the Mariner Library each day. The library’s capacity is 37 at a time. Sometimes, things… Continue reading

We had 90% of an eclipse here, and it was 100% fun

Groups gathered in parks and parking lots, donning dark-tinted glasses or holding up homemade viewers, to… Continue reading

New at the fair: 1 morning exclusively for disabled

Butterflies and a morning meant to inspire dreams are among the new highlights at this year’s Evergreen State Fair. The 109th annual fair… Continue reading

5 students get $10K scholarships from Edmonds CC foundation

To mark 50 years, the Edmonds Community College Foundation gave away $50,000. The money is for five full-ride scholarships of $10,000 each, meant… Continue reading