A first-time candidate takes on a County Council incumbent

Democrat Terry Ryan seeks a second term in District 4. Marcus Barton is a “left-leaning Republican.”


Students named to military academies

The following students have received appointments to U.S. military service academies: Beck…


Brier teen is West Point bound

Jordan Burtt, of Brier, won a National Washington Crossing Foundation scholarship, given to high school seniors planning careers in government service. Burtt is headed to… Continue reading

National Merit Scholarship winners

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced a round of winners of its corporate-sponsored awards. Local winners are Adam Alayli, Aware Deshmukh and Michael Li,… Continue reading

Tech students advance

The Technology Students Association (TSA) State Conference was held March 16-18 in Yakima with over 900 competitors. Students and teams who ranked in the Top… Continue reading

Locals competed at state National Geographic Bee

The National Geographic State Bee was held March 31 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. Local students who competed at the state-level competition: Jack Bode… Continue reading

Northshore School Board director to resign, run for office

Northshore School Board Director Ken Smith announced Monday that he intends to resign and campaign for a state Senate seat. Smith’s District 2… Continue reading

Brier man arrested for allegedly dealing drugs after DEA probe

A Brier man is facing a felony charge after suspected drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, were found hidden in his car. Jose… Continue reading

Edmonds VFW post recognizes essay winners

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870 of Edmonds on Jan. 10 recognized the winners of its annual student essay contest. This year’s national theme at… Continue reading

Election brings a bigger tax bite to south county

South Snohomish County will have some of the highest sales taxes in the nation starting next year, as a result of last week’s… Continue reading

Brier woman killed by lion known for work with animals

Dianna Hanson’s love of animals began as a volunteer at a Lynnwood animal shelter and included her work last year as a research… Continue reading

Brier woman killed by lion at Calif. animal park

A lion mauled to death a 24-year-old intern just a few weeks on the job Wednesday at an exotic animal park in… Continue reading

Woman’s death in lion cage was accident, family says

Family members of a 24-year-old intern killed by a lion at a California animal park said Friday they believe the facility followed… Continue reading

3 mayoral jobs at stake on south county ballots

Voters in south Snohomish County will elect three mayors, 19 city council members and a County Council member on their 2013 ballots. Brier, Lynnwood and… Continue reading

South county fire authority check-ins, final roundup

Here’s the final breakdown of who’s still participating in talks about forming a regional fire authority in south Snohomish County. (See background here.) Edmonds: Out… Continue reading

Around Snohomish, Island counties

Brier: Disaster preparedness class The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency in Brier is offering disaster preparedness classes to Snohomish and King county residents. CERT (Community Emergency… Continue reading

Deadline set for south Snohomish County fire authority

South Snohomish County officials have agreed to decide by Feb. 6 whether to proceed with plans for a regional fire authority and who would be… Continue reading

South county fire authority check-ins, round two

The first half of in-or-out votes have wrapped up this week regarding the potential regional fire authority in south Snohomish County. (See last post here.)… Continue reading

Regional fire plan on the back burner

Voters won’t see a proposed regional fire authority in south Snohomish County on the ballot this year after all. Getting about a half-dozen… Continue reading