The sound of perfection at Edmonds Community College

A new workshop puts a Mountlake Terrace High School orchestra in a recording studio.


2 squad cars, 2 officers, a pillowcase and a cardboard box

Sometimes, protecting and serving the public means chasing jittery critters around a bathroom.


Adopt these cats and rabbits from Everett Animal Shelter

These three rabbits and 11 cats can be adopted from the Everett Animal Shelter.


Whidbey Island house is lit up with 30,000 Christmas lights

The Becks’ annual holiday light show at their Clinton home is a family tradition for many.

Ya savvy? Edmonds business owner offers free travel seminars

Petra Rousu explores the world so you can ask her all about it before you go off on your own trip.

Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland” gets 50th anniversary re-release

Plus a reissue of Elvis’ comeback special and a compilation of unknown girl groups of the 1960s.

  • Dec 17, 2018

Ask Mr. Dad: Tech for toddlers: don’t. But if you absolutely must …

Dear Mr. Dad: A few weeks ago, you talked about how bad technology is for toddlers. My wife and I generally like your advice, but… Continue reading

Mazda CX-9 gets retuned suspension, feature updates for 2019

The seven-passenger midsize SUV delivers agile handling, good fuel economy and a sumptuous interior.

She hates the outdoors, he enjoys the fresh air

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I don’t like to go outside. I don’t really see the appeal. I enjoy indoor activities like… Continue reading

Today in History

Today is Monday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2018. There are 14 days left in the year.

  • Dec 17, 2018

CBS replacing head of struggling morning show

The network announced Friday that executive producer Ryan Kadro will be leaving “CBS This Morning.”

  • Dec 16, 2018

Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women’s rights groups

The announcement comes as the network’s crisis deepens.

  • Dec 16, 2018

Pledging myself to family fun aboard a Disney cruise ship

She hasn’t even boarded the boat yet, but she can already tell it won’t be like any other vacation.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Kimberley Bouchard: 2 p.m. Dec. 22, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Unit 105, Edmonds. Bouchard will read from and talk about her “Positively… Continue reading

Ellen DeGeneres considering ending her long-running talk show

The comedian, who voiced the titled character in 2016’s “Finding Dory,” wants to do another movie.

  • Dec 16, 2018

Exploring Scotland’s majestic Isle of Skye

Venture to the islands and be rewarded with dramatic landscapes, a rich heritage and a warm welcome.

How running transformed the life of an NPR quiz show host

“Incomplete Book of Running” is clever, funny and engaging — and the longtime runner knows his stuff.

  • Dec 16, 2018

It’s more than OK to carve out luggage room for comfort items

After years of traveling light, this traveler explores hard-sided suitcases for packing endeavors.

  • Dec 16, 2018

Janet Jackson to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Also on the 2019 list: Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Cure, Def Leppard, The Zombies and Roxy Music.

  • Dec 16, 2018

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

GET OUT Guided snowshoe hikes: Washington State Parks is offering guided snowshoe hikes this winter at Lake Easton Park, a camping park 17 miles east… Continue reading