Kari Bray

‘They trucked in hope’ — including 5,000 bags of groceries

The Convoy of Hope event in Arlington provided services for 2,857 guests, many of them working poor.

Definitely not Christmas in July for parched young trees

“I live in Washington. I should not have to water a Christmas tree,” says one grower. But they did.

Marysville educators reach out to a newly traumatized school

Several affected by shootings in 2014 offered to talk with counterparts in Eastern Washington.

New teen center opens at Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club

Fundraising gained momentum with the backing of actor Chris Pratt.

Snohomish County’s ‘best kept secret’ wants everyone to know

The Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center is celebrating 40 years of forging career-ready students.

Adventures of a Lumberjack memorial run to fund scholarships

The 5K event in Snohomish honors a young man who ‘was always thinking of his teammates.’

Bruce is super popular at Lake Stevens school (video)

LAKE STEVENS —The students love Bruce, and he’s not bashful about his affection for them. On Thursday, the second day back to class at Lake… Continue reading

Edmonds college campus’ smoking, vaping ban begins Sept. 11

Smoking on the Edmonds Community College campus ends Monday. The college’s board of trustees earlier this summer approved a change in policy that… Continue reading

Darrington nonprofit working to offer internet access

A new group here aims to offer affordable internet in a rural area the founder says has been underserved by big-name providers. The… Continue reading

Students return to brand new Lakewood High School

Hours after the doors opened to them for the first time Wednesday morning, there was evidence that high school students had been in… Continue reading

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

‘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