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

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

Edmonds VFW post recognizes essay winners

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

Calif. animal park reopens after fatal lion attack

A California animal sanctuary where an African lion killed a 24-year-old intern reopened to the public Sunday with the support of the… Continue reading

Congressman Larsen in Brier Saturday

Congressman Rick Larsen plans to host a community coffee in Brier Saturday. Larsen will meet citizens from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brier… Continue reading

Voters in Mountlake Terrace, Brier to get primary ballots that will decide nothing

More than 11,500 voters in Mountlake Terrace and a few thousand more in Brier will get ballots for the August primary although they have nothing… Continue reading

SeaScare parade a Brier parks tradition

Every year before school gets out, the Brier parks board breaks out Barnacle Billy. A board member dons Billy, the homemade sea-creature costume,… Continue reading

Lion that killed wildlife volunteer from Brier was healthy

A state report says a lion shot dead in March by deputies after it mauled a volunteer at a California wildlife park… Continue reading

County Council’s District 4 seat will have a new face

Terry Ryan’s campaign for Snohomish County’s District 4 has been in overdrive since early this year. Ryan, a Democrat, has lined up a… Continue reading

Meet Barnacle Billy, Brier’s truly unusual mascot

They needed a mascot. So Barnacle Billy was born. In 2004, the city of Brier’s parks board was gearing up for the third… Continue reading