Mill Creek

Mill Creek man drowns in Idaho’s Salmon River Middle Fork

“Robert Gray, tired and cold, could not self-rescue and was carried away by the swift current.”

Everett

$1 million bail for Everett ampm shooting suspect

The suspect, 36, is accused of shooting an acquaintance Monday, dumping the gun in a dumpster and fleeing from police.

Everett
Sam Bowles records the run off the water from a chalk drawing with friend and co-artist, Rhyanna Mercer, Tuesday afternoon in Everett, Washington on May 10, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson High’s global TikTok star is chalk full of ideas

Sam Bowles, 18, uses vibrant videos and social media fame to raise awareness of autism.

Sam Bowles records the run off the water from a chalk drawing with friend and co-artist, Rhyanna Mercer, Tuesday afternoon in Everett, Washington on May 10, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office released this redacted photo of a suspect in connection with a shooting after he was taken into custody Monday. (Snohomish County Sheriff)

1 shot, 1 arrested after gunfire on 164th south of Everett

Sheriff’s deputies were investigating what led to the shooting around 11:40 a.m. near I-5.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office released this redacted photo of a suspect in connection with a shooting after he was taken into custody Monday. (Snohomish County Sheriff)
People look around at the non-profit group Church of Pugճ garage sale during the semi-annual Mill Creek community garage sale Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Mill Creek, Washington. Many people braved the heavy rain to venture from sale to sale. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Shopping like it’s 2019: Yard sales are back!

The rite of bargain-hunting in Snohomish County lawns and driveways resumes in post-pandemic splendor.

People look around at the non-profit group Church of Pugճ garage sale during the semi-annual Mill Creek community garage sale Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Mill Creek, Washington. Many people braved the heavy rain to venture from sale to sale. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Electric Ford Mustangs are lined up for viewing Saturday afternoon during Drive Electric Earth Day in the Everett, Washington on April 23, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Electric car owners enjoy kicking the dinosaur fuel habit

The number of Washington drivers plugging in is growing, but the upfront cost of electric vehicles is high.

Electric Ford Mustangs are lined up for viewing Saturday afternoon during Drive Electric Earth Day in the Everett, Washington on April 23, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Traffic moves along Filbert Drive next to pedestrians walking along a new section of the North Creek Regional Trail on Friday, April 29, 2022 in Bothell, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

North Creek Trail section near Bothell almost ready

Final paving is set this summer for the first phase of the 2.42-mile trail north of Centennial Park.

Traffic moves along Filbert Drive next to pedestrians walking along a new section of the North Creek Regional Trail on Friday, April 29, 2022 in Bothell, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People sit outside the recently opened Amazon Go facility Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Cashier-less Amazon Go buzzing in Mill Creek grand opening

Locals came to check out the high-tech store, with $3 avocado toast and cameras watching customers’ every move.

People sit outside the recently opened Amazon Go facility Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).

School levies failing in Marysville, Stanwood-Camano, Lakewood

Granite Falls and Sultan were passing their levies. And in Mill Creek, voters approved joining South County Fire.

Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).
Henry M. Jackson High School where a student was recently diagnosed with the coronavirus on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Mill Creek, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jackson High robotics team places 3rd in world competition

Team Jack in the Bot, from the Everett School District, competed against 400 teams from 40 countries.

Henry M. Jackson High School where a student was recently diagnosed with the coronavirus on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Mill Creek, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Washington state senators and representatives along with Governor Inslee and FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez break ground at the Swift Orange Line on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Swift Orange line to link Edmonds, Mill Creek to Lynnwood rail

Construction kicked off Tuesday on the bus route, which will boost rapid service in south Snohomish County.

Washington state senators and representatives along with Governor Inslee and FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez break ground at the Swift Orange Line on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mill Creek Fire Station 76. (Mill Creek Fire Department)

Mill Creek to vote on annexation into South County Fire

Voting “yes” on the April 26 ballot is the best deal, the city says, citing rising costs either way.

Mill Creek Fire Station 76. (Mill Creek Fire Department)
Members of the The Glacier Peak High School robotics team. Named the Sonic Squirrels is heading to a world competition in Texas. (Courtesy Photo)

Snohomish, Everett robotics teams headed to world competition

The Sonic Squirrels’ robot can climb monkey bars and drive autonomously. “Everything has to be built from scratch.”

Members of the The Glacier Peak High School robotics team. Named the Sonic Squirrels is heading to a world competition in Texas. (Courtesy Photo)
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Police: Driver rams cars, deputy fires gun outside Safeway

No injuries were reported in the incident near Mill Creek. Detectives were investigating the deputy’s use of force.

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Jeff Brown at the Lowell Riverfront Trail with the Cascades visible in the distance on Thursday, April 7, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo doctor’s ‘Seven Summits’ inspired more climbing adventures

After reading about Dr. Rick Thurmer’s feats in The Daily Herald in 2017, Jeff Brown set out to summit his first “14er.”

Jeff Brown at the Lowell Riverfront Trail with the Cascades visible in the distance on Thursday, April 7, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Election

Voters to act on school funding measures, fire district annexation

Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood and Sultan all suffered levy defeats in February. They’ll try again April 26.

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Pieces of trash litter the side of Highway 522 as a car drives by on Monday, March 21, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

During the pandemic, roadside trash piled up in Washington

One reader noticed more litter along Highway 522. Cleaning up is a team effort of state agencies, volunteers and inmates.

Pieces of trash litter the side of Highway 522 as a car drives by on Monday, March 21, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - A cloud of smoke rises after an explosion in Lviv, western Ukraine, March 18, 2022. Until the missiles struck within walking distance of the cathedrals and cafes downtown, Ukraine’s cultural capital was a city that could feel distant from the war. (AP Photo, File)

Snohomish County vet follows uneasy ‘call to duty’ into Ukraine

Carl Larson’s team of trained veterans is “level-headed,” he said, not “bloodthirsty Rambos.”

FILE - A cloud of smoke rises after an explosion in Lviv, western Ukraine, March 18, 2022. Until the missiles struck within walking distance of the cathedrals and cafes downtown, Ukraine’s cultural capital was a city that could feel distant from the war. (AP Photo, File)
The 810 McCollum Park Community Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Light rail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How to weigh in on Everett light rail’s route and stations

Sound Transit wants your feedback on possible Link rail and station locations.

The 810 McCollum Park Community Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Light rail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Toshihiro Kasahara works the grill on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at Toshi’s Teriyaki in Mill Creek. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Teriyaki trailblazer: Mill Creek’s Toshi created our regional dish

His humble takeout on Bothell Everett Highway is a throwback to the 1976 Seattle store that made the fast food famous here.

Toshihiro Kasahara works the grill on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at Toshi’s Teriyaki in Mill Creek. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)