Sharon Salyer

Aurelio Valdez-Barajas, Mariner High School: SPU bound

The Future is Now This is one of a series of profiles of noteworthy Snohomish County high school graduates: Aurelio Valdez-Barajas, Mariner (SPU) • Arianna… Continue reading

Arlington woman contracts salmonella

An Arlington woman is part of a salmonella outbreak that has affected 16 people in Washington and 372 people nationally. The cases have… Continue reading

Peace Park to honor former Mukilteo students who were slain

After the deaths of three young adults last year, the city announced plans to establish a new park dedicated to their memory. The… Continue reading

Melanoma rates in Snohomish County exceed state levels

After breaking a 122-year record for the wettest winter and spring, we all need a quick refresher on coping with the sun. The… Continue reading

More county teens say they’ve seriously considered suicide

A growing number of teens in Snohomish County say they’ve seriously considered suicide in the past year, and 10 percent or more of… Continue reading

Data: Opioid epidemic still rampant in Snohomish County

Snohomish County recorded the state’s second-highest number of fentanyl deaths last year — part of the ongoing opioid epidemic in which 245 people… Continue reading

Auditor tells Verdant its safety programs are out of bounds

The state Auditor’s Office says the Verdant Health Commission has exceeded its statutory authority by spending more than $82,000 last year on three… Continue reading

Study: Crumb rubber cancer risk ‘at or below 1 in a million’

Tests conducted of crumb rubber sports fields in five cities, including the Everett Boys &Girls Club, found that the cancer risk for children… Continue reading

Work to begin on Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club

Construction is scheduled to begin here next month on the new home of a Boys &Girls Club, a $5 million building set to… Continue reading

Adults in county living longer, but life expectancy gap grows

Adults in Snohomish County are living longer, to roughly age 82 for women and 78 for men. Life expectancy here has increased since… Continue reading

Progress on Edmonds’ new Waterfront Center boosted by donation

With $5.1 million in donations now in hand, supporters of the new Waterfront Center are predicting that number could grow by another $4… Continue reading

Up to 75 Arlington students possibly exposed to mumps

Some 75 Arlington School District students have been potentially exposed to mumps, part of an ongoing outbreak of the disease locally and nationally.… Continue reading

Controversial aerospace exec to run for Mukilteo City Council

Peter Zieve, the president of a major aerospace firm who led a campaign last year to try to prevent a mosque from being… Continue reading

Edmonds gets $1.7M to improve waterfront, Highway 99

Two key city projects have received a big boost — $1.7 million in state money for improving waterfront access and safety along Highway… Continue reading

Free wellness fair helps parents, kids navigate tough issues

A free day-long event is scheduled here to help parents and their children navigate issues such as bullying, depression, growing up as a… Continue reading

Creative Age Festival filled with activities for the 45+ set

There’s something for nearly everyone — classes on feng shui, brain health, art, photography and even a presentation on hard cider and cheese… Continue reading

Work set to start on new Seattle Children’s clinic in Everett

After years of planning, construction is set to begin here early next month on Seattle Children’s new $25 million clinic. The 35,000-square-foot outpatient… Continue reading

Do baby teeth hold clues to mystery of what causes autism?

J.T. Fisher was surrounded by sharks. His delight seemed to flood into his snorkeling mask. The Bothell boy and his father had boarded… Continue reading

No single autism cause likely exists, UW center director says

There’s a reason scientists have searched for years trying to unlock the mystery of what causes autism. The problem is there likely will… Continue reading

Snohomish County tuberculosis cases more numerous this year

Tuberculosis is on the rise in Snohomish County, with cases increasing by nearly a third during the first three months this year, compared… Continue reading