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‘Relief and closure’ for family of Spencer Island John Doe from 1979
Gary Lee Haynie was identified through forensic genealogy. How he ended up dead in Snohomish River mudflats remains a mystery.
To solve home care aide shortage, Washington may expand who can be one
Mae Hochstetler can pay the bills because the state pays her to care for her adult son, with a pandemic pay bump.
Annual nerd migration draws locals to Emerald City Comic Con
Geeks from across Snohomish County are in the tractor beam for the state’s big comic and pop culture convention in Seattle.
Car, bike or UFO? Three-wheeled wonder PEBL lands on the streets of Everett
With a sticker price of $10,000 to $13,000, it’s a thrifty person’s Tesla or a big spender’s electric bike.
Craft brewers turn to Bothell artist for creative labels
Like record album covers back in the 1970s, Alyson Osborn’s designs help brewers build their brands and sell more beer.
Housing Hope opens doors to affordable housing for 60 Marysville families
The nonprofit’s largest project yet opened Wednesday. The complex will house formerly homeless and low-income families.
Evergreen State Fair building to be demolished after 70 years
“This building holds a lot of memories for multiple generations,” but county officials say it’s time to move forward.
‘I’ve never experienced the patient loads that I experience now’
Short-staffing is prompting an exodus of nurses. Health care workers in Everett are demanding solutions in Olympia.
From Edmonds to the Mekong: ‘Paddle Pilgrim’ chases trip of a lifetime
Former pastor Dave Ellingson sets off for Southeast Asia by plane this month. A 600-mile kayak journey benefits local charities.
‘Our neighbors’: Snohomish County has welcomed 2,600 Afghans, Ukrainians
Local officials have referred to the Snohomish County effort as a model, supporting refugees from war-torn nations.
Everett council investigating mayor’s relationship with deputy mayor
Mayor Cassie Franklin promised to “fully participate” with investigation into whether any laws broken or public resources misused.
‘Carve or Starve!’: Whidbey’s godfather of chainsaw art rebounds from fire
New bears and gnomes now stand in the soot of their predecessors. Steve Backus credits firefighters and community support.
To protect salmon, DNR pulls toxic pilings from Steamboat Slough
The agency removed creosote from critical habitat. Now, leaders are looking to the next steps in an ambitious “watershed-wide” plan.
Stanwood girls top Snohomish, book return trip to state
The Spartans ride their superior length to a 47-34 win in the semifinals of the 3A District 1 girls basketball tournament.
Everett bakery selling Middle Eastern pizzas to help earthquake victims
Alida’s Bakery will donate proceeds from manakish sales to earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria.
E-bikes mark return of Mountlake Terrace bike unit
The city bought two new electric-assisted mountain bikes to resume bicycle patrols after nearly a decade of dormancy.
‘Always a Panther’: He brought bubbles, joy to the streets of Snohomish
Mike Carver’s red ‘67 Ford truck was a tribute to town pride and his Class of 1972. He died Feb. 3 at age 69.
Calling all ‘straw-babies’: Marysville roller derby outgrows its patch
Strawberry City Roller Derby, the only team between Mukilteo and Bellingham, is recruiting new skaters and seeking a bigger home.
Knights of Mill Creek: In live-action fantasy game Amtgard, nerds rule
They dress as fantasy characters and whack folks with fake weapons in this fantasy game. Or maybe they just show off their crafting.
Ukrainian art in Everett showcases grief, hope in war-torn nation
“For Ukraine: Art of Freedom” at the Schack Center aims to remind Americans of the war and raise money for maternity hospitals.