Kari Bray

Arlington man hopes his brother’s story will save others

Looking back, Mike Evans sees the signs. He didn’t know to look for them at the time. It took decades for him and… Continue reading

New mountain biking trails opening outside Darrington

The first four miles of new mountain biking trails are opening this weekend just outside of town on North Mountain. A celebration is… Continue reading

Project on Leque Island in Stanwood all for salmon, wildlife

Several hundred flood-prone acres that were used as farmland for more than a century are being transformed into a saltwater marsh. Work is… Continue reading

2 challenge 26-year incumbent for spot on Marsyville council

Two new candidates are challenging a councilwoman who has held a seat here for 26 years. Businessman Mark James and teacher Jason Call… Continue reading

‘Immortalized’: Lake Roesiger pioneer’s journals published

Richard Roesiger’s grandson once said his grandfather’s journals would make a good movie script. There were deadly property disputes, brutal winters and… Continue reading

Edmonds put patriotism on parade for Independence Day

Julia Westmoreland decorated her bicycle herself. The 7-year-old decked out her purple and pink two-wheeler with glittering garland, an American flag and a… Continue reading

County faces tough questions about plans expanding urban growth

Growing pains in one of the fastest-developing parts of the state have left the Snohomish County Council with tough questions about how to… Continue reading

Skydivers take plunge at Housing Hope fundraiser in Snohomish

Curtis Zinn came down from the sky cheering. “Woo!” he yelled as his feet touched the ground and a bright red, white and… Continue reading

EvCC to expand housing to students from other schools

As Everett Community College expands degree offerings and strengthens ties with universities, it also has added student housing, citing the need for higher… Continue reading

Plan for sewage treatment plant prompts Stanwood to update rules

City leaders are updating local rules after a proposal to build a privately operated waste treatment plant in town caused concern late last… Continue reading

Volunteers package hygiene kits for women around the world

Sewing machines hummed and volunteers chatted as they measured, cut, sewed and packed up colorful, handmade feminine hygiene supplies for women in developing… Continue reading

Stanwood city administrator leaving for same job in Monroe

The city’s top administrator announced last week that she is leaving to take a position in Monroe. Deborah Knight has worked as city… Continue reading

Tidelands Church members make it a mission to help in community

It was a day to wear tennis shoes, sunscreen and gardening gloves to church. Tidelands Church, a Presbyterian congregation in Stanwood, gathered briefly… Continue reading

Work set to begin on rebuild of two Monroe elementary schools

More than 1,000 elementary students left two campuses this week for the last time before big changes come to the schools. Two projects… Continue reading

At Biringer, workers harvest strawberries on their bellies

Pickers dragged the solar-powered, wheeled white rovers into position straddling rows of nearly knee-high bushes laden with ripe strawberries. The workers at Biringer… Continue reading

Arlington students spend a challenging day colonizing Mars

A frustrated team of would-be Mars adventurers tore apart their carefully built shelter for the third time. The dimensions were wrong. They hadn’t… Continue reading

Camano Island teen to compete in worldwide soap box derby

Ronan and Richard Johnson drove home from Omaha, Nebraska, towing a trailer with a Seahawks-styled soap box derby car and a gold… Continue reading

Camano Island to start work on long-delayed government offices

Island County commissioners have given planners the go-ahead to move forward with cost estimates and designs for new government offices on Camano… Continue reading

Arlington leaders to vote on rules for social services fund

City leaders are set to vote on rules for a new fund meant to span a dangerous gap for drug addicts seeking help.… Continue reading

Summer meal programs for low-income kids ready to start soon

Tens of thousands of fruit cups, cracker packs, cheese sticks and cartons of milk were served to children in Snohomish County last summer.… Continue reading