Mill Creek

Jana Smith places her sister Jody Loomis' boot back into an evidence bag while testify on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Trial in Mill Creek murder tests memories of 48 years ago

Jody Loomis’ sister testified this week in the trial of a man accused of killing the 20-year-old in 1972.

Jana Smith places her sister Jody Loomis' boot back into an evidence bag while testify on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mark James (left) and April Berg.

Moderates may decide a million-dollar battle for state House

Democrat April Berg and Republican Mark James are dueling in the 44th, a political swing district.

Mark James (left) and April Berg.
John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.

Rep. Lovick and Mayor Kartak differ on almost every issue

Voters will know clearly their views on new taxes, sex ed law, pandemic response and police reform.

John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.
Terrence Miller watches as deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson makes the opening statements at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Miller is accused of the murder of Jody Loomis in 1972.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

DNA on a boot: Trial opens in 1972 killing of Jody Loomis

Terrence Miller, now 78, is accused in the shooting death of Loomis, who was 20 years old.

Terrence Miller watches as deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson makes the opening statements at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Miller is accused of the murder of Jody Loomis in 1972.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Ballot drop box in Mill Creek hit by truck

The box was damaged Friday. Ballots inside will be counted. Officials gave other dropoff options.

Two teens shot near Mill Creek, taken to hospitals

The males, 17 and 18, were in a vehicle when two males approached and got into an altercation.

Scott Eastman

Acting Mill Creek police chief’s layoff came with $24k payout

The city admitted no fault in its agreement with Scott Eastman, who wasn’t picked as permanent chief.

Scott Eastman
A suspect in a carjacking hangs almost 60 feet up in a tree after climbing it to avoid police on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 near Mill Creek, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After gunfire, Bothell carjacking suspect climbs a tree

He allegedly passed a trooper at 114 mph on a motorcycle, crashed, stole a car, fled gunshots and climbed 60 feet.

A suspect in a carjacking hangs almost 60 feet up in a tree after climbing it to avoid police on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 near Mill Creek, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead

Mead faces Republican challenger in bid to keep council seat

Brenda Carrington hopes to unseat the appointed, Democratic Snohomish County councilman on Nov. 3.

Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead
Scott Eastman

Mill Creek acting police chief laid off; new chief picked

Scott Eastman fell victim to budget cuts. Meanwhile, the city’s legal bills are estimated at $1.7 million for 2020.

Scott Eastman

Boeing engineer appointed to Mill Creek City Council

Benjamin Briles was sworn in last week after former Mayor Pam Pruitt resigned mid-term in August.

Human skeletal remains found Saturday near Mill Creek

Circumstances around the death are under investigation by the sheriff’s office Major Crimes Unit.

Mill Creek’s new mayor breaks silence over city manager

Mill Creek’s new mayor breaks silence over city manager

The City Council said Michael Ciaravino is meeting expectations, but some areas need improvement.

Mill Creek’s new mayor breaks silence over city manager
48 years after Jody Loomis was killed, a trial draws near

48 years after Jody Loomis was killed, a trial draws near

Defendant Terrence Miller’s lawyers asked to delay the murder trial beyond October. A judge denied the motion.

48 years after Jody Loomis was killed, a trial draws near
‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor

‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor

Mill Creek workers helped deliver her big donation. Experts see a critical need for food assistance.

‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor

County asks: What should housing look like near light rail?

Snohomish County wants public input on housing types in the areas around light rail stations.

Mill Creek city employees’ union calls for top official’s ouster

Mill Creek city employees’ union calls for top official’s ouster

They cite City Manager Michael Ciaravino’s decision to lay off longtime staffers instead of instituting furloughs.

Mill Creek city employees’ union calls for top official’s ouster
Mill Creek mayor resigns mid-term, citing personal reasons

Mill Creek mayor resigns mid-term, citing personal reasons

Pam Pruitt, a figure in city politics since the 80s, stepped down Monday with little formal notice.

Mill Creek mayor resigns mid-term, citing personal reasons
Mill Creek finance director steps down for ‘personal reasons’

Mill Creek finance director steps down for ‘personal reasons’

This fall, the city will confront pandemic-fueled budget issues without Jeff Balentine.

Mill Creek finance director steps down for ‘personal reasons’
Mead and Carrington lead in Snohomish County Council race

Mead and Carrington lead in Snohomish County Council race

Incumbent PUD Commissioner Sid Logan will likely face Rob Toyer for a spot on the utility board.

Mead and Carrington lead in Snohomish County Council race