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Everett: Community Transit to discuss six-year plan The Community Transit Board of Directors is scheduled to decide on the agency’s six-year transit development plan at… Continue reading

Granite Falls store owner is the city’s yes man

In Granite Falls, if there’s a bake sale, a car wash, or just a friendly chat with a neighbor, chances are good it’s at the… Continue reading

Memorial for former Edmonds police chief Friday

A public memorial service is planned Friday for former Edmonds police Chief Marlo Foster. Foster, 81, died Feb. 11 after a 26-year-battle with… Continue reading

Front Porch: Convent near Stanwood holds fundraiser Saturday

Fundraiser at convent The Convent of the Meeting of the Lord offers its spring fundraiser at the Quiet Light Candles shop, 9 a.m. to 4… Continue reading

Lynnwood weighs golf course options

The city’s parks director is pushing for Lynnwood to outsource its golf course operations to a private company. The parks director, Lynn Sordel,… Continue reading

State won’t join probe of Reardon aide’s claims

State auditors said Tuesday they won’t be assisting Snohomish County in determining whether there is merit to claims that county prosecutors and others… Continue reading

Items stolen while Everett family at funeral

When Tom Harrigan proposed to Kathleen Ormsby more than 60 years ago, the young couple who grew up during the Depression had a… Continue reading

Bill would increase penalty for car prowls

Washington law enforcement officers want the state’s help in combating increasingly skilled prowlers who are breaking into cars and stealing the contents at… Continue reading

Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963) Wesley Baker of Everett would speak on “Baha’i Solutions to World Problem” at a lecture in the Darigold Building at 2531… Continue reading

Letter reveals Hanson’s introduction to big cats

The woman mauled to death by a lion Wednesday at an animal sanctuary east of Fresno wrote about her introduction to big cats in a… Continue reading

2 arrested in thefts at Arlington Post Office

Police made two arrests Thursday in connection with recent mail thefts at the downtown Arlington Post Office. The two men arrested, 21 and… Continue reading

Century-old blades from shingle mill found

The confluence of the north and south forks of the Stillaguamish River was a favorite camping spot for Coast Salish people traveling in… Continue reading

YMCA offers new after-school program

People in Stanwood are continuing to work toward building a YMCA for north Snohomish County. In the meantime, YMCA of Snohomish County started… Continue reading

Q: Hi-Q winner?; A: Archbishop Murphy

The gymnasium was jammed. The room erupted in whoops and cheers as the teams entered the room. But as the competition began,… Continue reading

Man who pulled toy gun arrested

It could have been a deadly encounter. It was late Monday night when Lake Stevens police officer Andrew Thor gave chase to… Continue reading

Content Gregoire will only go if Obama really needs her

Former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire seemed a lock for a gig in President Barack Obama’s administration when she left office in January. Obama had plenty… Continue reading

Around Snohomish, Island counties

Camano: Workshop on tax program The Snohomish Conservation District and the Whidbey Island Conservation District plan to host a workshop focused on the Current Use… Continue reading

Cities join online crime-mapping system

Snohomish County’s two largest cities have joined a popular online crime-mapping system. People who live in Everett and Marysville now can access crime… Continue reading

Front Porch: Learn about bees, edible shellfish

Bee, shellfish classes Learn how to raise mason bees. Or to gather edible shellfish. The Edmonds Parks and Recreation plans to host two classes on… 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