The Week in Review

Did you miss your news last week? Here’s a selection of the week’s top news items from across Snohomish County as they appeared in The Herald. For the full stories, go to

Sunday, August 19

The fiddler on the sidewalk: Sometimes it’s a melancholy tune that drifts on the breeze outside the Snohomish County courthouse.

But wait a while and hear it shift to a hopeful reel, something almost foot-stomping.

Trace it back to its source and you’ll find Fred Weisz.

Jeff Switzer

Monday, August 20

Bottled water: Really better?: Everett sells millions of gallons of water every year to companies that pour it into bottles and jugs, slap on brand names, and then sell it to consumers.

So it didn’t surprise Mark Christensen to learn that PepsiCo’s Aquafina — the nation’s most popular bottled water brand — gets its water from the tap.

David Chircop

Tuesday, August 21

A gang ‘beat down’ in Arlington: People who claim to be part of a Marysville gang called it a “beat down.”

A man was kicked, punched, stomped on and stabbed as he tried to help a younger friend escape from a large group of people who were pummeling him at an Arlington party.

Diana Hefley

Wednesday, August 22

Attacker strikes twice: The hunt is on for whoever attacked two women over the weekend in south Everett.

Detectives believe the same man who tried to sexually assault a woman on Saturday struck again on Sunday and attacked a 17-year-old girl.

Based on the description of the suspect it’s likely the same person, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said. There are some differences in the two assaults that detectives continue to investigate.

Diana Hefley

Thursday, August 23

Police link jealousy to killing of teen: Police believe an 18-year-old with a jealous streak slipped in through an unlocked door and fired a single shot that ended the life of an Everett teenager as he slept.

Diana Hefley and Jackson Holtz

Friday, August 24

Everett Events Center has new name: The Everett Events Center reached a naming-rights deal Thursday with Comcast Corp. that will plaster the company’s name all over the building, from the marquee to trash cans to souvenir cups.

David Chircop

Saturday, August 25

Language of flight translated for visitors: The young tour guide at Paine Field’s Future of Flight Aviation Center had no trouble conversing with the Boeing-sponsored contingent of executives from Beijing in the morning and more than a dozen Taiwanese political leaders in the afternoon.

Zhang Xinyue, 20, a student at Peking University, is one of two paid interns from China this summer at the Future of Flight, which hopes to capitalize on the burgeoning Asian tourism market.

Eric Stevick

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Deputies responded to a domestic violence call and found the suspect barricaded on the property near Snohomish.

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Man dead in shooting near Startup antique store

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