Mill Creek

Jack Ng, owner of China City, at his restaurant in Mill Creek on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Businesses and nonprofits plan to push through COVID in 2022

“You can’t just wait until the fog clears,” says one business owner. Here’s what he and others are planning.

 

Dr. Jay Cook of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in a video screen grab. 20220107

Record number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in county

Meanwhile, state Sen. John Lovick has tested positive. Some jury trials are suspended. And a pivot to remote learning is possible.

 

Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, has proposed a bill to make pickleball the official state sport. (Photo provided by Chuck Wright)

Local-led effort trying to make pickleball official state sport

A bill put forward by Sen. John Lovick of Mill Creek seeks to recognize and aid the rapidly growing sport.

 

House Speaker Pro-tem Rep. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, presides over the Washington House, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Lawmakers were busy throughout the day as Wednesday was the floor cutoff deadline for the 2020 legislative session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Lovick tapped for Senate, Donaghy to replace him in House

The choice of John Lovick was no surprise, but the County Council’s appointment of Brandy Donaghy was not unanimous.

House Speaker Pro-tem Rep. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, presides over the Washington House, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Lawmakers were busy throughout the day as Wednesday was the floor cutoff deadline for the 2020 legislative session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jeff Young

Another Mill Creek police chief steps down

Jeffery Young was the city’s third chief in two years. The city manager who appointed him resigned recently, too.

Jeff Young
Brian Holtzclaw (left) and Tim Schmitt.

Recount confirms Holtzclaw’s re-election to Mill Creek council

In Stanwood, a machine recount validated Tim Schmitt’s defeat of City Councilwoman Judy Williams.

Brian Holtzclaw (left) and Tim Schmitt.
Michael Ciaravino

Ex-Mill Creek manager gets $92K severance after rocky tenure

Deputy City Manager Martin Yamamoto has temporarily taken over after Michael Ciaravino’s resignation.

Michael Ciaravino
Top (L-R): Brian Holtzclaw, Eric Cooke, Judy Williams, Tim Schmitt. Bottom (L-R): Patrick Leonetti, Donna Cross, Dani Gaumond, Rob Johnson.

Recounts in Mill Creek, Stanwood as 2021 election is certified

Another tally is required to settle races for seats on city councils, as well as the Alderwood water district.

Top (L-R): Brian Holtzclaw, Eric Cooke, Judy Williams, Tim Schmitt. Bottom (L-R): Patrick Leonetti, Donna Cross, Dani Gaumond, Rob Johnson.
Michael Ciaravino

Mill Creek city manager abruptly resigns, ending turbulent tenure

The City Council approved a settlement with Michael Ciaravino after an executive session. Terms aren’t yet public.

Michael Ciaravino
Addie Woolridge’s romance novels, The Checklist and The Bounce Back, have the hallmarks of her childhood — including the same setting: the beautiful, rainy Pacific Northwest.

Romance authors draw inspiration from Snohomish County roots

What do we talk about when we talk about love in the Pacific Northwest? Three local writers find it to be an ideal setting.

Addie Woolridge’s romance novels, The Checklist and The Bounce Back, have the hallmarks of her childhood — including the same setting: the beautiful, rainy Pacific Northwest.
Vincent Cavaleri (City of Mill Creek) 20211025

Mill Creek councilman invites unvaccinated officers to apply

Police said a staffing shortage could become a crisis. So the City Council approved hiring bonuses.

Vincent Cavaleri (City of Mill Creek) 20211025
Kamiak alum and Harvard graduate, Michael Bervell on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 in Mill Creek, Washington. Bervell's new book, "Unlocking Unicorns",  profiles 10 founders of billion-dollar companies in India, Africa and the Middle East. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kamiak graduate profiles the ‘Unicorns’ of the business world

Michael Bervell’s new book features 10 entrepreneurs who created billion-dollar startup companies. What do they have in common? None of them are white Western men.

Kamiak alum and Harvard graduate, Michael Bervell on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 in Mill Creek, Washington. Bervell's new book, "Unlocking Unicorns",  profiles 10 founders of billion-dollar companies in India, Africa and the Middle East. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Top (L-R): Nicholas Swett, Stephanie Vignal, Benjamin Briles, Connie Allison. Bottom (L-R): Eric J. Cooke,  Brian Holtzclaw, Melissa Duque, Adam R. Morgan.

Mill Creek candidates divided on future of housing, growth

Eight people are vying for four City Council seats. Some of them are railing against new apartments.

Top (L-R): Nicholas Swett, Stephanie Vignal, Benjamin Briles, Connie Allison. Bottom (L-R): Eric J. Cooke,  Brian Holtzclaw, Melissa Duque, Adam R. Morgan.
Mill Creek Police at the scene of a fatal car accident on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Mill Creek Police)

Police investigating Mill Creek collision where man died

A stretch of 35th Ave SE was expected to be closed for a few hours Friday night.

Mill Creek Police at the scene of a fatal car accident on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Mill Creek Police)

Man wounded in reported Mill Creek shooting

He went to a hospital after the Thursday shooting. His injuries were not life-threatening.

The construction site of the light rail station at the Lynnwood Transit Center on Thursday at August 5, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Volunteers needed to help guide future of Everett light rail

The Sound Transit panel will advise on the extension’s alignment, station locations and more.

The construction site of the light rail station at the Lynnwood Transit Center on Thursday at August 5, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Voting Commissioners of the Washington State Redistricting Commission released draft Legislative District maps Tuesday. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Early maps of legislative districts endanger some incumbents

Under one redistricting proposal, Mill Creek joins Everett. Under another, Monroe joins Wenatchee.

The Voting Commissioners of the Washington State Redistricting Commission released draft Legislative District maps Tuesday. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
David Rice-Whichers, right, and Justin Dull, volunteers with the Hands Up Project, search for needles during a clean up of an encampment along 130th Street on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Encampment cleanup removes hundreds of needles near Everett

The Hand Up Project enlisted the help of USS Chosin Navy members for the weekend work.

David Rice-Whichers, right, and Justin Dull, volunteers with the Hands Up Project, search for needles during a clean up of an encampment along 130th Street on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Police: Mill Creek man, 63, accidentally shot by son

Detectives believe the dad was mistaken as an intruder. The injuries are not life threatening.

Commercial Aircraft Interiors General Manager James Barnett stands in a warehouse aisle of 777 overhead bins at the company's new building on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Commercial Aircraft Interiors General Manager James Barnett stands in a warehouse aisle of 777 overhead bins at the company's new building on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)