A new sign on I-5 will point to Edmonds as an artistic hub

The city is home to Washington’s first Creative District, bringing new attention to its rich culture.


A subscriber’s plea: Support journalism before it’s too late

We are raising a generation that places their faith in social media instead of vetted journalists.


Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Betsy Bell: 6 p.m. Jan. 25,Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE,…


Do the “Bird Box” challenge the right way — safely

1. High tide future. If the tides look especially high over the next few days, download the MyCoast app and snap a picture. It’s for… Continue reading

Don’t get bored on vacation: Tips to keep the kids engaged

When you’re away you have to work a little harder to ensure you and your family remain engaged.

  • Jan 20, 2019

Is there such thing as too much self-care? One woman found out.

Marianne Power’s blog-turned-memoir reads like Bridget Jones does self-help. You’ll probably identify.

  • Jan 20, 2019

It’s hard to look away from TV’s surprise hit ‘The Masked Singer’

This weird show is made weirder by the fact that there doesn’t appear to be anything at stake.

  • Jan 20, 2019
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                                A flock of snow geese take to the air along Conway Frontage Road in Conway.

Look to Skagit Valley skies and waters for trumpeter swans

Glimpse the white birds with black bills and long necks while driving on I-5 through Skagit County.

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                                A flock of snow geese take to the air along Conway Frontage Road in Conway.

Marriage begins to unravel after kids fly the coop

There are no deal-breaking issues like cheating, just a serious lack of communication.

Most insane Super Bowl ad will be a Skittles Broadway musical

The rainbow-colored candy opted for a 30-minute show instead of a 30-second ad during the big game.

  • Jan 20, 2019

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

GET OUT Skagit Eagle Festival: The month-long celebration is held during eagle-watching season in nearby Skagit County. Events and activities take place in Concrete, Rockport… Continue reading

Today in History

Today’s highlight: On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president.

  • Jan 20, 2019

What to do when your parents and your partner don’t get along

Here are some important points to remember if you or your spouse are having in-law problems.

What’s new for travelers in France in 2019

Equipping yourself with good information — and using it — will save you time and money.

A list of garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

A pair of Chinese urns from the mid-1800s were painted over

But these “clobbered” alterations were thought of enhancing — not damaging — and added to their value.

Great Plant Pick: Rhodiola pachyclados, Afghani sedum

This sedum is an excellent groundcover that forms a flat, dense mound of glossy blue-green leaves.

Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Waking up your garden: It’s not too early to be thinking about your garden. Learn about fertilizing, pruning, weeding and other maintenance concerns at a… Continue reading

Hot Property: For movie mogul Katzenberg, Utah’s a wrap

Also, Leo DiCaprio’s back in the real estate market, and John Denver’s former home is on the block.

  • Jan 19, 2019

Man tells daughters of desire to cheat before telling wife

The question is: Why on Earth would she want to stay married to this guy?