In tough month, an ally becomes a competitor for Eyman

After getting signatures for a measure that didn’t qualify, Restore Washington wants to do its own.

Family recalls Snohomish man killed in alleged DUI crash

Brandon Elias was on a motorcycle when a drunken driver hit him head-on, according to sheriff’s deputies.

How our House members voted in response to ‘racist comments’

It was no surprise Washington’s seven Democrats backed the measure and its three Republicans did not.

Jay Priebe, who grew up in foster care, is chief executive officer of Hand in Hand. The nonprofit operates Safe Place, an Everett facility that houses children removed from homes by law enforcement or social workers. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Hand in Hand’s new Safe Place a better shelter for children

The Everett nonprofit’s leader grew up in foster care. The agency serves kids removed from their homes.

Jay Priebe, who grew up in foster care, is chief executive officer of Hand in Hand. The nonprofit operates Safe Place, an Everett facility that houses children removed from homes by law enforcement or social workers. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

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HEADS UP Kla Ha Ya Days Snohomish’s annual summer festival, Kla Ha Ya Days, runs through Sunday. Events include a carnival and circus performance at… Continue reading

Lynnwood robbery trial dismissed for last minute evidence

The defense argued that it couldn’t prepare for a new key witness and a 33-page police report.

Sentencing delayed in case of man who froze to death

The Everett man pleaded guilty to robbery and agreed to testify against pair charged with murder.

New deal makes Mukilteo teachers among state’s highest paid

The agreement also reduces the size of special education classes while boosting support for students.

Marysville home destroyed by fire

There were no injuries after a home burned early Sunday morning in the 6300 block of 35th Street NE.

Can the little guy survive the Lake Stevens Costco?

Turners Grocery has loyal customers, but the owner knows the general store’s days could be numbered.

After 40 years, Skagit college likely done on South Whidbey

Years of funding cuts and dwindling enrollment prompted the idea. The decision hasn’t been finalized.

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SAVE THE DATE End Alzheimer’s The Snohomish County Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 7 at Boxcar Park, 1200 Millwright Loop E., Everett. Times are… Continue reading

Man sentenced for vehicular homicide faces new charge

Michael Spieker is charged with second-degree domestic violence assault after getting prison term.

Arlington City Council to discuss fireworks ban

Fireworks can now be discharged from 9 a.m. to midnight on July 4, and from 7 p.m. to midnight on Dec. 31.

Arlington man dies after motorcycle crash in Silvana

Speed may have contributed to the motorcycle hitting a power pole along Pioneer Highway.

Report: Deputies shot at man 48 times after October chase

They thought he was going to run them over during the Woodinville encounter, new documents say.

Ready, set, vote: Primary ballots will be arriving this week

Same-day registration will be in place. And the state will be using a new election management system

Early wake-up call: Twin quakes under Monroe rattle region

Thousands of people felt them. They were magnitude 4.6 and 3.5 and hit minutes apart.

One possible vision of the future Mariner light rail station area. (Snohomish County)

County sees a dense, tall future near light rail stations

Buildings 10 stories or higher could tower over stops off I-5 at Ash Way and Mariner park and rides.

One possible vision of the future Mariner light rail station area. (Snohomish County)

125 years ago, it started with 1,000 books at City Hall

The Everett Public Library celebrated its quasquicentennial by bringing to life the era of its founding.