Sharon Salyer

Shapes in the sand on the beach in Edmonds

It took about an hour for Isaac, Sylvie and Ellery Nelson to construct a sand replica of a boat they recently spotted, named… Continue reading

Commercial flights are a big issue in Mukilteo council race

Three candidates are competing to replace Ted Wheeler, the Position 1 representative who has been on the City Council since 2014 and who… Continue reading

Mukilteo bans e-cigarettes within 500 feet of schools

Students, staff and visitors aren’t allowed to use electronic cigarettes within 500 feet of schools in the Mukilteo School District. The ban is… Continue reading

Grad rates and budgets concern Edmonds School Board hopefuls

Three candidates are competing for the District 4 seat on the Edmonds School Board now held by school board President Susan Phillips, who… Continue reading

‘Mukilteo Strong’ gathering to commemorate shooting victims

The shooting deaths nearly a year ago of three young people and injury to a fourth shattered many in this city. The community… Continue reading

Edmonds exploring the impact of arts, cultural events on city

This city is known for its arts and cultural events. The Edmonds Center for the Arts draws 75,000 people a year to see… Continue reading

Snohomish Health District chooses new health officer

Dr. Mark Beatty, whose background includes work as a medical officer with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been chosen… Continue reading

Recovering addicts tell Murray about Medicaid’s crucial role

Rachel Weaver said she had bouts of opiate and heroin addiction for 13 years. She said her story was that of a stereotypical… Continue reading

16-bed detox facility coming this month to Lynnwood

More help will soon be available for people battling opioid abuse. Evergreen Recovery Centers Lynnwood is scheduled to open later this month, offering… Continue reading

Mukilteo doctor, climber conquers the seven summits

Rick Thurmer was just 12 when he added his name to the summit register on Mount Whitney. He and his father completed the… Continue reading

Snohomish County faces sexually transmitted disease crisis

Sexually transmitted disease cases are increasing at such alarming rates that public health officials say Snohomish County is having an STD crisis. Gonorrhea… Continue reading

Nonprofit to take over Providence clinic in Everett

Providence Everett Healthcare Clinic, which opened in 2004 to provide medical care to low income and uninsured patients, will become part of the… Continue reading

App lets you use your phone to pay for parking in Mukilteo

Now there’s an alternative to scrounging for money or digging through your wallet for a debit or credit card to pay for parking… Continue reading

Jazz festival hit the right note for Mountlake Terrace student

Andrew Sumabat, who plays three instruments in the Mountlake Terrace jazz band, said he was star struck when he met with jazz great Wynton Marsalis… Continue reading

Popular Edmonds pier to undergo more repair work

After enduring a summer without access to the city’s popular fishing pier last year because of a major renovation, more repairs are on… Continue reading

New hospital to provide 115 psychiatric beds for all ages

Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, a $22 million building that will provide a variety of mental health treatment services, has just opened its… Continue reading

A health scare sparked her interest in sports medicine field

Abby Culver, 18, has been a student trainer for sports teams at Edmonds-Woodway High School. After being treated for a brain tumor, she decided to… Continue reading

Two bats that flew into homes test positive for rabies

Two bats found in local homes have tested positive for rabies, a disease that, if untreated, is almost always fatal. It’s spread through… Continue reading

Mukilteo polling residents about what they want in parks

It’s been a decade since people here were asked what recreational services they would like and what could be added to make local… Continue reading