Mill Creek

Firefighters respond to a 911 call Tuesday morning in Mill Creek. (Photo provided by South County Fire)

Mill Creek house fire displaces 3

Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 14100 block of 30th Avenue SE early Tuesday morning. No one was injured.

 

Alyvia Nguyen, 8, climbs on leaf shaped steps at the new Corcoran Memorial Park playground on Friday, July 12, 2024 in Bothell, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Bothell-area park ‘could not be a more fitting dedication’

In 2019, Jim Corcoran donated $1.5 million worth of land to become a public park. He died before he could see it completed.

 

Susan Davison smiles in the shaded section of her yard in front of a quilt titled Dancing Dahlias on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sewing meets sowing: Mukilteo hobbyists unite for Garden and Quilt Tour

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, while supplies last. The last three iterations have sold out.

 

Once an MLB bust, Mill Creek’s Travis Snider now hopes to change toxic culture

When Snider made it to the big leagues in 2008 at just 20 he was one of the game’s top prospects, touted as the Blue Jays’ next great hitter.

State regulators photographed these Allways Roofing employees working on top of a house in Mount Vernon, Wash. without wearing proper fall protection. (Washington State Department of Labor & Industries)

Snohomish roofing firm racks up more safety violations, fined $345K

Allways Roofing has been cited and fined for 124 safety violations in the last 12 years. The owner said he’s been closed since January.

State regulators photographed these Allways Roofing employees working on top of a house in Mount Vernon, Wash. without wearing proper fall protection. (Washington State Department of Labor & Industries)
Inside the lash room at Anisoptera Spa on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Knead Relief? Discover Snohomish County’s Top Massage Clinic

The results are in. This spot was voted best massage by 400 Herald readers.

Inside the lash room at Anisoptera Spa on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Construction occurs at 16104 Cascadian Way in Bothell, Washington on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

What Snohomish County ZIP codes have seen biggest jumps in home value?

Mill Creek, for one. As interest rates remain high and supplies are low, buyers could have trouble in today’s housing market.

Construction occurs at 16104 Cascadian Way in Bothell, Washington on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Radiation Therapist Madey Appleseth demonstrates how to use ultrasound technology to evaluate the depth of a mole on her arm on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. This technology is also used to evaluate on potential skin cancer on patients. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mill Creek clinic can now cure some skin cancers without surgery

Frontier Dermatology is the first clinic in the state to offer radiation therapy for nonmelanoma cancer.

Radiation Therapist Madey Appleseth demonstrates how to use ultrasound technology to evaluate the depth of a mole on her arm on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. This technology is also used to evaluate on potential skin cancer on patients. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Washington State University Snohomish County Extension building at McCollum Park is located in an area Snohomish County is considering for the location of the Farm and Food Center on Thursday, March 28, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Year-round indoor farmers market inches closer to reality near Mill Creek

The Snohomish County Farm and Food Center received $5 million in federal funding. The county hopes to begin building in 2026.

The Washington State University Snohomish County Extension building at McCollum Park is located in an area Snohomish County is considering for the location of the Farm and Food Center on Thursday, March 28, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Starbucks employee Zach Gabelein outside of the Mill Creek location where he works on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mill Creek Starbucks votes 21-1 to form union

“We obviously are kind of on the high of that win,” store bargaining delegate Zach Gabelein said.

Starbucks employee Zach Gabelein outside of the Mill Creek location where he works on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An Orange Line (SWIFT) station near 164th St SE and Larch Way on March 22, 2024 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Orange Line, a rapid bus service to Lynnwood light rail, opens Saturday

Community Transit is set to cut the ribbon on its Orange Line extension this weekend — running from Edmonds College to Mill Creek.

An Orange Line (SWIFT) station near 164th St SE and Larch Way on March 22, 2024 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Outside of Compass Health’s Andy’s Place residence next to the Broadway construction site of Compass Health’s new mental health facility on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mill Creek rep’s bill to tax expensive real estate sales fails

Supporters wanted to use revenue from the tax to help pay for affordable housing.

Outside of Compass Health’s Andy’s Place residence next to the Broadway construction site of Compass Health’s new mental health facility on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Starbucks employee Zach Gabelein outside of the Mill Creek location where he works on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘We cannot keep up’: Mill Creek Starbucks workers file for unionization

The cafe’s crew joins the ranks of the 624 stores nationwide, including two other locations in Snohomish County.

Starbucks employee Zach Gabelein outside of the Mill Creek location where he works on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Drivers head northbound on I-5 through Everett on Thursday, March 31, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Should Washington require headlights 24 hours a day on highways?

Sen. John Lovick’s bill aims to create “a culture of safety” on state highways. Opponents say it could promote “disproportionate enforcement priorities.”

Drivers head northbound on I-5 through Everett on Thursday, March 31, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
April Berg thanks her supporters during a midterm election night watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Laters Winery in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Mill Creek rep proposes new tax to fund affordable housing

“We’ve made a commitment to housing,” said bill sponsor and House Finance Chair Rep. April Berg, D-Mill Creek.

April Berg thanks her supporters during a midterm election night watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Laters Winery in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
An almost finished portion of Sound Transit rail lines to the new Mountlake Terrace station on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

3 Snohomish County cities have highest sales tax rate in state

Sales tax statewide is 6.5%. In Lynnwood, Mukilteo and Mill Creek, it’s 10.6%. So where does that extra revenue go?

An almost finished portion of Sound Transit rail lines to the new Mountlake Terrace station on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Molbak’s Garden Cafe in Woodinville, Washington. Photographed in 2016. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

‘Shocked and heartbroken’: Woodinville garden store Molbak’s to close

After 67 years, Molbak’s Home + Garden, a mainstay just across the county line, will cease operations early next year.

Molbak’s Garden Cafe in Woodinville, Washington. Photographed in 2016. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
A man was injured in a fire early Saturday morning at the Ardent Apartments in Mill Creek, Washington. (South County Fire)

Mill Creek apartment fire injures one man, displaces three residents

An early morning fire in Mill Creek damaged four apartment units.

A man was injured in a fire early Saturday morning at the Ardent Apartments in Mill Creek, Washington. (South County Fire)
Mountain Mike's Pizza, a California-based chain, to open 11 stores in Washington, five of them in Snohomish County. The company expects to open the first Washington location in 2024. Photo: Mountain Mike's Pizza.

Pizza chain plans 5 new restaurants in Snohomish County

Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a California-based chain, will open 11 new Washington stores — five of them in Snohomish County.

Mountain Mike's Pizza, a California-based chain, to open 11 stores in Washington, five of them in Snohomish County. The company expects to open the first Washington location in 2024. Photo: Mountain Mike's Pizza.
Vincent J. Cavaleri, left, and Tannis Golebiewski

Winners emerge in council races: 27-year incumbent unseated in Lynnwood

Snohomish’s ex-mayor, John Kartak, lost a bid to return to city government. Vincent Cavaleri held a narrow lead for Mill Creek City Council.

Vincent J. Cavaleri, left, and Tannis Golebiewski