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.

Schack charts graffiti’s journey from the streets to canvas

A new exhibit of more than 80 murals shows how graffiti has shaped our ideas about art.

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.

Beyond takeout: Here what it’s like to dine out under Phase 2

Eaters will find tables at least six feet apart, sneeze guards, and servers wearing face masks.

Closed for weeks, businesses reopen — but it’s hardly normal

Snohomish County enterprises are grappling with Phase 2 restrictions, unpaid bills and back rent.

COVID-19 test sites headed to Snohomish, Monroe libraries

Each site will offer tests for one day this week. Tests will continue at McCollum Park in Everett.

Stuck on hold, 81,000 in state await first unemployment payments

The state agency says it has a plan to resolve claims, starting with those who’ve waited the longest.

Need some scratch? Pig out on $5 bacon-scented lottery tix

“Bring Home the Bacon” has a cute cartoon pig and porky smell. Top prize in the state game is $50,000.

Bus fare is on its way back across Snohomish County

Community Transit and Everett Transit fares, suspended since March, are set to return July 1.

Head to the mall for ‘normal-ish’ good time — and Baby Yoda fix

Stores are open at Everett and Alderwood malls and the outlets in Tulalip. But new rules apply.

Whittier Elementary’s music man gets royal, rolling send-off

A car parade around north Everett neighborhoods is an end-of-year goodbye for teachers and students.

Man sentenced for killing a homeless man in Everett

Samuel Axlund was sentenced to 10 years. He was high on meth when he killed Jay Agostinelli.

Snohomish County opens 2nd round of small business grants

Lynnwood also announced a funding opportunity for local establishments struggling amid the pandemic.

Sheriff supports executive’s proposed reforms — to an extent

Adam Fortney said he wants to increase transparency, but he worries about the cost.

Town hall to explore race issues, criminal justice reforms

Snohomish County is hosting the meeting via Zoom on Monday.

Survivor of triple-fatality crash sues trucking companies

The lawsuit alleges that a trailer parked backward near Alderwood mall led to the death of three teens.

High court ruling brings joy and relief for ‘Dreamers’

But with Trump in power, DACA recipients and their allies say it’s a reprieve, not an end to the debate.

Curbside service beckons bookworms to downtown Everett library

Books can be ordered by phone or online. The Sno-Isle library system plans to follow suit next week.