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Unusually large flocks of swifts visiting Monroe this summer

Vaux’s swifts, which migrate in spring and fall, are roosting at the Wagner chimney after gorging on insects, a local expert says.


Volunteers prove vital to county’s fight against COVID-19

Snohomish County’s Medical Reserve Corps provides a chance to help during the pandemic.


Carol Thomas, Everett’s cultural arts manager, says goodbye

She has worked on projects that fostered artistry and community. Her position has been eliminated.


A homeless camp of last resort pops up on the county campus

Dozens of people live in tents on a patch of concrete in downtown Everett. The county does what it can to help.

It’s a musical night in this neighborhood, thanks to teacher

From his deck in Everett, Jake Bergevin and talented friends have been putting on Thursday night gigs.

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.

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.

Mariner distance runner James Smith

The Marauders’ team captain will join the U.S. Marine Corps with the goal of becoming Special Ops.

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.

Students lead Juneteenth march, seek change at their schools

Black student union groups in the Edmonds district organized the event, and the county issued a resolution.

Dozens call on God for peace, justice after Floyd’s death

A prayer vigil at Everett’s Jubilee Church offered attendees solace at a time of civil unrest.

Local small farms rally to meet surge in food ‘panic buying’

Empty shelves and headlines about the supply chain have driven Snohomish County consumers to buy local.

Marchers in Marysville denounce racism in youth-led protest

High school students helped organize a peaceful demonstration of hundreds of people Thursday.

Public defenders call for partial defunding of sheriff dept.

Meanwhile, the governor proposed the creation of a panel to investigate officer-involved killings.

Hundreds march through Everett, take a knee for George Floyd

At a peaceful rally at the municipal building, speakers talked of their experiences with racism.

Protests continue, spreading to Granite Falls and Mukilteo

Hundreds of people in the small cities joined marches and demonstrations decrying racism.

Fear of destruction brings curfews, closures and police

Peaceful protests in Snohomish County have been followed by roadblocks and armed citizens standing guard.

Neighbors oppose Everett’s possible sale of 92.5 wooded acres

The city has owned the land around Wood Creek, which was once its water supply, for decades.