Mark Carlson

When did the Supreme Court become so political?

A new book argues that the court stopped being an apolitical arbiter with the Roe v. Wade ruling.


Today in History

Today is Friday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2018. There are 94 days left in the year.


Instagram co-founders quit without explanation

No explanation was given for their sudden departure from the network they founded in 2010.


Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify

The public hearing Monday will address sex assault allegations against the nominee.

Thousands of homeowners in Florence’s path have no flood insurance

Nine percent of households in South Carolina and 3 percent in North Carolina have flood insurance.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019

Ma, a former English teacher, is one of the world’s richest people.

  • Sep 10, 2018

Francisco’s Kitchen: Upscale Northwest meets Mexico in Lake Stevens

The handsome new restaurant’s fare is beautifully presented — but on the pricey side.

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2018. There are 123 days left in the year.

Devonté Hynes displays a radical sensitivity on new release

Rap veteran Puff Daddy turns up to show his sweet side, too.

Fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

The gadgets appeal to tech-savvy dog owners — or at least those with $400 to burn.

Bull market about to become longest in history

It began in March 2009, after a 50 percent plunge during the financial crisis.

Ask Mr. Dad: Joining a blended family with teenagers

Q: I’m marrying a woman who has two teenagers from her previous marriage. This is my first marriage and, although I like her kids, I’m… Continue reading

Skagit County’s lovely Craft Island is worth the muddy trek

The rock knob at the mouth of the Skagit River boasts sandy beaches and swimmable water.

Thai soccer boys’ heads shaved for Buddhist ordination

The boys, whose ages range from 11 to 16, will be ordained to become Buddhist novices.

Today in History

Today is Saturday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2018. There are 163 days left in the year.

Despite new documentary, Robin Williams remains a tragic mystery

HBO’s “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” fails to deliver on the title’s promise.

N. Korea peace talks get the ‘Libya model’

This coin redeemable for one MAGA ballcap.

Snohomish County business licenses

Arlington 3813 Warehouse LLC, PO Box 3309, Arlington, 98223-3309, Warehouses-Merchandise & Self Storage 1st Choice Flooring LLC, 24200 Harvey Creek Road, Arlington, 98223-4539, Floors-Contractors &… Continue reading

Snohomish County tax liens

Federal tax liens 201803060246: March 6, Maganinho Carlos F, 11108 Chennault Beach Road, Apt. 324 Mukilteo 201803060247: March 6, Schneider Anthony, 8827 160th St. SE,… Continue reading

Volunteerism a powerful force for positive change

April 15-21 is recognized as Volunteer Appreciation Week. Volunteer and be the change.