Energy efficiency a cost-effective tool to ensure lights stay on

These Snohomish County PUD recommendations are just in time for October’s Energy Awareness Month.

  • Oct 5, 2019

Fall is in the air, so get outside and dig in your garden

October is a time of transformation in our landscapes — and we’re not just talking falling leaves.

Great Plant Pick: Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea ‘Variegata’

This variegated purple moor grass works well in mass plantings or as a specimen in your garden.

Healing from a broken relationship takes time, introspection

The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia, exhibits artifacts of lost love, pain and hurt.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Whidbey Island Harvest Festival: The festival continue through Oct. 6 at the Island County Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. New to Whidbey Island Grown Week,… Continue reading

Hot Property

Comedian Russell Peters looks to shed landlord role

  • Oct 5, 2019

Husband’s niece overstays her welcome

How do I put a deadline on this without being rude, and without damaging our marriage?

  • Oct 5, 2019

New treatment may offer hope for peanut allergy sufferers

The drug is designed to decrease the severity of allergic reactions after accidental exposure to peanuts.

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2019. There are 87 days left in the year.

  • Oct 5, 2019

What you don’t know about high blood pressure can kill you

Under revised medical guidelines, 120/80 is no longer considered normal.

When somebody pays big money for something that’s useless

Antiques made of iron, even clown’s heads like this one, have long been coveted by collectors.

Your Halloween candy binge-eating survival guide

Resist temptation by buying candy the little urchins like a lot more than you do.

Diahann Carroll ‘broke ground with every footstep’

The Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress dies after a battle with cancer.

  • Oct 4, 2019

‘Nancy Drew’ gets modern makeover with Kennedy McMann

A new series on The CW updates the spunky teen detective for the 21st century.

  • Oct 4, 2019

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Crucible Brewing’s 4th Anniversary: Everett’s Crucible Brewing is hosting its fourth anniversary at noon Oct. 5 at the brewery, 909 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite… Continue reading

Gate 1 Travel won’t refund trip after father’s death

Q: We booked a family trip from London to New York with Gate 1 Travel via Virgin Atlantic Airways. My father passed away in April… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

More than just apples: Wenatchee has rich history in wine

The state’s first winery was in Wenatchee. Today, dozens of wineries and tasting rooms have opened there.

Mother was far from perfect, but I’m still grieving

Dear Carolyn: My mother died recently. Ours was a complex relationship; due to earlier life traumas and later mental illness, she came across as a… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

Today in History

Today is Friday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2019. There are 88 days left in the year.

  • Oct 4, 2019

Actor Robert De Niro in real-life drama with former employee

He’s accusing her of misappropriating money. She says he subjected her to sexist and harassing comments.

  • Oct 3, 2019