Aretha Franklin in hospice care

Stevie Wonder visits the Queen of Soul at her home amid her health battle.

  • Aug 14, 2018

Disney receives backlash from ‘Jungle Cruise’ casting

Straight actor to play gay character in upcoming release.

  • Aug 14, 2018

Turbo the dog and Bluey the cat and others need homes

The Everett Animal Shelter has these cats and dogs ready for adoption.

Reports: Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

Singer Mariah Carey wrote on Twitter that she is “praying for the Queen of Soul.”

  • Aug 13, 2018

Gallery: Summer Meltdown brings funk and fun to Darrington

From technicolor stages in the forest to big name headliners, the music festival is eclectic.

Summer Meltdown: Musical ecstasy in Darrington

Day One of the four-day music festival dazzles our reporter, a first-time visitor.

Memories of gold from a visit to the Canadian Rockies

A Snohomish County family visits Banff and Jasper national parks. The best news? It’s affordable.

Attractive pricing, new features call attention to Fiat 500L

All versions of the four-door hatchback now have the Uconnect system as standard equipment.

How couples can talk about pregnancy

Q: My wife and I just found out she’s pregnant. I thought the pregnancy was going to bring us together, but we’ve been arguing a… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

In 1979, Joe Jackson’s music was the sharp cutting edge

Then came Cab Calloway covers, piano pop and a symphony.

She must take in sister-in-law’s abandoned kids

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My sister-in-law, “Mary,” has always been a mess. She has two kids with two different men who… Continue reading

Today in History

Today is Monday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2018. There are 140 days left in the year.

  • Aug 13, 2018

‘The Meg’ chomps $44.5M; ‘BlacKkKlansman’ opens strong

“The Meg” had been forecast by some analysts for closer to half that total.

  • Aug 12, 2018

‘BlacKkKlansman’: Spike Lee uses the past to explain where we are today

It’s a blend of brutal satiric comedy, unapologetic social commentary and even appealing romance.

  • Aug 12, 2018

‘Case closed’: Amelia Earhart spotted in Whidbey Island forest

‘They’ve been looking on the wrong island all this time’ said the Langley resident who found her.

A look at art experts who identify a painter’s work with a glance

“The Eye” by Philippe Costamagna is a memoir of masterpieces, money and the magnetism of art.

  • Aug 12, 2018

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Chaim Bezalel and Yonnah Ben Levy: 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. The Stanwood-based husband and wife have… Continue reading

Don’t wait — talk about end of life when you’re young and healthy

Simply designating a health-care proxy is not enough — a discussion is just as important.

Event will imagine what Everett will be like 50 years from now

1. Our lawns. The August heat wave is here, with temperatures expected to hover around the 80s this week. Lawns or gardens may suffer as… Continue reading

Gina Rodriguez is engaged to a ‘Jane the Virgin’ guest star

She said yes to Joe LoCicero, who she met when he guest-starred in an episode of the show in 2016.

  • Aug 12, 2018