Solved: For 43 years, she was ‘Precious’ Jane Doe

She was murdered near Everett in 1977. Years of detective work finally revealed her name: Lisa Roberts, 17.

The new Quil Ceda Creek Casino is expected to open next year

Twice the size of the existing casino, the new entertainment venue will replace an older facility.

2 timber harvests planned near Gold Bar recreation areas

The state will cut more than 400 acres next to Wallace Falls State Park and in the Reiter foothills.

Port makeover of old mill property loses $15.5 million grant

Key federal money was rescinded because of a technicality, the Port of Everett says, and it has reapplied.

Jetty Island ferry service canceled, another COVID casualty

People can still luxuriate on the sandy strip off Everett’s shores, just pack out what you bring.

Multiple vehicle crash closes Highway 526 Thursday evening

The collision resulted in multiple life-threatening injuries.

State continues work to clear unemployment benefit backlog

Over the past two weeks, the agency has been able to clear identity issues on 100,000 claims.

Young man drowns at Eagle Falls east of Index

While the weather has gotten warmer, rivers are still running high and cold.

Edmonds School Board cuts school resource officer contracts

All district high schools, except Lynnwood High, won’t have on-campus officers when students return.

70,000 jobless, but county unemployment rate decreases by 3%

After “disastrous April,” state economist says business is slowly coming back as Washington reopens.

Is pollution at old mill site reaching the Snohomish River?

Over 20 years after an initial cleanup, the state isn’t sure arsenic on a 9-acre lot is contained.

Regulators fine Everett manufacturer $327,000 for oil spills

Two oil spills in July 2018 polluted a stormwater pond and tainted wildlife near Narbeck Creek.

Boeing investigating racist incident at Everett plant

The company, meanwhile, says it has dismissed employees recently for behavior inconsistent with company values.

County town hall shows schism over whether racism is here

Some denied that systematic discrimination exists. Others called for reforms to fix the problem.

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Black authors, racial justice focus of YWCA’s little library

“This will maybe start some courageous conversations,” says one woman at the ribbon cutting in Lynnwood.

Front Porch: News and and notes about events in Snohomish County

The second annual fireworks show in Marysville is on, but people are encouraged to spread out and watch from home or public areas.

Fortney asks state high court to stop latest recall effort

Snohomish County’s embattled sheriff wants to derail local attorneys working in concert to unseat him.

Mukilteo council chooses Louis Harris to fill vacant seat

Harris, 32, was among six finalists for the seat vacated by Anna Rhorbough.

Man charged in wrong-way fatal crash east of Lake Stevens

Aaron Blanchard allegedly was drinking before a head-on collision that killed Brandon Elias, 31.