Kari Bray

More than s’mores: Camp Fire celebrates 100 years

On a grassy field near the lake, staff and counselors greet each other with camp names — “Frog” or “Disney” — while campers… Continue reading

Work begins on Stanwood’s memorial to military veterans

On a downtown street where local history is celebrated, work has begun to honor those who lost their lives fighting for their country.… Continue reading

Arlington enacts Stay Out of Designated Areas law

New rules here will allow judges to order people who have been charged with or convicted of drug crimes to stay out… Continue reading

Program in Marysville finds jobs for people with disabilities

Ryan Outsen made perfect mounds of frozen yogurt toppings as he refilled bins between customers. He used a black scoop to place each… Continue reading

Recount to decide November ballot in Edmonds schools race

For two Edmonds School Board candidates, the race to win a spot in the general election is down to recount range. Research scientist… Continue reading

Agencies hope to simplify the maze of recreational fees

Representatives from state and federal agencies, outdoor recreation groups and nonprofits are working on plans that could change the way people pay to… Continue reading

Part of Highway 532 to close for fish culvert replacement

For the second summer in a row, a stretch of Highway 532 is closing to replace an undersized fish culvert below the road.… Continue reading

Silvana Fair stays true to its community roots (video)

For 70 years, fair season in Snohomish County has kicked off in Silvana. It’s a small community that has stayed true to its… Continue reading

Marysville groups pool efforts to ‘Stuff the Bus’ for students

There are no big yellow vehicles involved in the local “Stuff the Bus” campaign. Instead, there are bins all over town where people… Continue reading

Young vandals cause $500K in damage to Darrington schools

The school district here is estimating juveniles caused $500,000 in damage at the elementary and high schools over the weekend. The vandals, ages… Continue reading

Shortage of bus drivers has school districts scrambling

Three school bus drivers in training had their first day behind the wheel Thursday. They adjusted mirrors and seats. Instructor Jennifer Lagadinos guided… Continue reading

Warm Beach Senior Community members tend to a thriving garden

The pea plants grew so high this year that the gardeners needed a ladder to harvest the tallest. It’s been a season of… Continue reading

Volunteers bring fun to children to get them outside

They bring books and dodgeball to the kids. This is the second summer that volunteers from the Marysville YMCA and Marysville School District… Continue reading

More policing at busy Lake Stevens park — on land, water

Two new endeavors by law enforcement and the city are aimed at increasing safety on the lake and at a popular swim… Continue reading

Tighter safety rules at Pacific Topsoils after death in 2014

Bradley Hogue’s friends still gather at least twice a year. They raise a toast on his birthday in February. He would have… Continue reading

Stanwood council candidates aim at parks, flooding, jobs

A one-term councilwoman is facing two challengers for a seat on the Stanwood City Council. Dorothy Gorsuch is up against planning commissioner Judy… Continue reading

City of Lake Stevens, sewer district plan to merge

The city and sewer district are starting a multi-year process of merging. The Lake Stevens Sewer District is run by a three-person… Continue reading

Nonprofit in Edmonds serves free meals to kids during summer

The coolers opened to reveal brown paper bags and cartons of milk. Kids hurried to line up, many not much taller than the… Continue reading

2 challengers take on incumbent for Marysville School Board

Three candidates for a seat on the Marysville School Board say they want to focus on communication, safety and improving graduation rates. They… Continue reading

Arlington student, future zoologist, enamored with elephants

Kathryn Undercuffler, 16, is heading into her senior year at Arlington High School. She’s part of a world-class robotics team and was a… Continue reading