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Everett hookah bar ordered to halt operations, pay fine

A downtown Everett hookah bar has been ordered to halt operations and pay $89,100 for violating state indoor-smoking laws. The Hideout Hookah Lounge,… Continue reading

Darrington man dies in crash

DARRINGTON — A 20-year-old Darrington man died Sunday after his car went off the road north of town. The crash was reported just before 9:45… Continue reading

Turtle tales told in Snohomish

Blake Siegert was clearly into turtles. In less than an hour, the second grader snapped 44 photos of turtles who spent their Sunday… Continue reading

Plan to return Sunday bus service floated

State lawmakers are detouring Community Transit away from imposing an unpopular car tax in order to bring back bus service on Sundays. Instead,… Continue reading

Front Porch: County students in ‘Music Man’ production

‘Music Man’ staged Twenty-three students from across Snohomish County will be part of the select cast and crew of The 5th Avenue Theatre’s “Rising Star… Continue reading

Vacant Marysville City Council seat filled

The City Council unanimously selected civil service commissioner Kamille Norton last week to fill a vacancy on the council. Norton, 35, was one… Continue reading

In Uniform

Active Duty Navy Seaman Andrew G. Garcia, a 2011 graduate of Mariner High School, has completed basic training at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command, Great… Continue reading

4 in Congress back bill to halt removal of wilderness lookout

Lawmakers are pushing to protect the Green Mountain forest fire lookout and establish federal wild-and-scenic status for Illabot Creek, both in the Mount… Continue reading

Bill could ease path for coal terminal, critics claim

A Lake Stevens state senator is causing a furor with a bill about gravel that opponents worry is really about coal. Sen. Steve… Continue reading

Chance meeting saves Mill Creek man’s life 4 years later

Faith, not fear. The story of how Lance Losey came to donate a kidney to Patrick Short revolves around acts of confidence… Continue reading

Update on changes at Index post office

People are complaining already about the “latest” change in post office hours. How does a working person (unless they work locally) find the time to… Continue reading

Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963) Blacksmith Rasmus P. Jensen, 81, died at his Lakewood home yesterday. He learned the trade in Denmark at age 15 and… Continue reading

Everett police present new strategic plan

Everett police have completed their first, formal five-year strategic plan. We wrote about then-incoming Police Chief Kathy Atwood getting the planning process going as she… Continue reading

Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963) Mr. and Mrs. John D. Clarke, 1426 Rucker Ave., were named co-chairs for the first annual Gonzaga University Parents Fund. They… Continue reading

Coffee stand owner accused of sexual exploitation

The owner of several Everett bikini barista stands was arrested Wednesday for investigation of sexual exploitation of a minor. Baristas at two stands,… Continue reading

Man rescued, 2 firefighters hurt in Lynnwood blaze

LYNNWOOD — Two firefighters were taken to a local hospital Wednesday after suffering minor injuries fighting a house fire near Lynnwood. The fire was reported… Continue reading

9 named to charter schools commission

Washington’s first charter schools are not expected to open until 2014, but we now know who may have a hand in deciding where… Continue reading

Assistance League gets solar-power assist

The Assistance League of Everett is getting its own assist. The nonprofit that provides a variety of community outreach programs had solar panels… Continue reading

Guard charged with custodial sexual misconduct

A Snohomish County corrections officer is accused of providing a jail inmate homemade chocolate chip cookies in exchange for sexual favors. Prosecutors on… Continue reading

Washington’s ex-governors get into it for TV

Four former Washington governors spent an hour in a television studio Tuesday dishing on the high, low and unforgettable moments each experienced as… Continue reading