Monroe

Claiming a man pointed a gun at him, Kevin Rodriguez testifies in court at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Everett, Washington. Rodriguez was convicted of manslaughter for killing Evodio Garcia Martinez.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Jury convicts Monroe man of manslaughter in grisly stabbing

Kevin Rodriguez, 30, went on trial for murder in a 2019 knife attack. He stabbed three roommates.

 

Toni Munizza, a PE teacher, founded the Cathcart Elementary Unicycle club in 1991. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How a teacher created a lasting unicycle legacy in Cathcart

Around 1993, Toni Munizza the Cathcart Unicycle Club was formed. Some 28 years later, it’s still going strong.

 

A house fire displaced seven people and killed one dog Saturday, June 12, 2021, on Chain Lake Road in Monroe. (Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)

7 displaced as family escapes Monroe house fire, dog killed

People honked to alert three occupants of the home to flames Saturday morning.

 

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As cells empty, state looks to close Monroe prison units

Half of the lockup there could be shut down, with officials looking to close prison units statewide.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monroe Correctional Complex. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

State to pay $3.25 million in death of Monroe prisoner

The lawsuit said John Kleutsch, 57, died of an abdominal wound that staff failed to properly treat.

Monroe Correctional Complex. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Panel to hear input on 1st Congressional District boundaries

Residents can tell commissioners how they would draw boundaries during the redistricting process.

U.S. 2 bridge work and lane closure set for this weekend

Drivers should expect backups as they approach the Pilchuck River bridge near Snohomish.

State panel upholds suspension of Monroe prison doctor

Dr. Julia Barnett was fired for unprofessional conduct after prisoner deaths and “unnecessary suffering.”

Lake Stevens man identified in fatal shooting

Terrance Moore, 35, was shot to death Monday. His roommate, the alleged shooter, was a Monroe prison guard.

Lake Stevens homicide suspect worked at Monroe prison

Emmanuel Perez, 44, is accused of shooting his roommate to death at an apartment in Lake Stevens.

Monroe motorcyclist identified in fatal crash

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to figure out when Jesse Huggins, 36, was last seen alive.

Libby Reed, left, and Patrick Lehr, right, plant red cipollini onions at Orange Star Farm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Monroe, Wash.

Agencies, nonprofits help farms adapt to changing landscape

It’s not just climate that’s a challenge. Local agriculture is also fending off urban encroachment.

Libby Reed, left, and Patrick Lehr, right, plant red cipollini onions at Orange Star Farm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Monroe, Wash.
Christopher Blackwell on his wedding day, Sept. 18, 2020, at the Monroe Correctional Complex. (Mark Miller)

As virus wanes, Monroe prisoners still isolated by new rules

Christopher Blackwell asserts prisons have “weaponized” the pandemic. He writes from behind bars for The Washington Post.

Christopher Blackwell on his wedding day, Sept. 18, 2020, at the Monroe Correctional Complex. (Mark Miller)
Libby Reed loosens soil with a broadfork at Orange Star Farm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

By necessity, local farmers grow resilient to climate change

Snohomish County’s diverse agricultural community is learning to survive a bushel of challenges.

Libby Reed loosens soil with a broadfork at Orange Star Farm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Douglas Ryner, 8, brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

11 days of glee: Evergreen State Fair ‘Back in the Saddle’

The fair was called off in 2020 due to COVID-19. Organizers are planning a revised event this year.

Douglas Ryner, 8, brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Crews contracted by the Washington State Department of Transportation for pavement work on the U.S. 2 bridge over the Pilchuck River are set to close one lane this weekend to replace and install expansion joints. (WSDOT)

U.S. 2 Pilchuck River bridge closure and work delayed

The Pilchuck River bridge east of Highway 9 was set to close to one lane this weekend.

Crews contracted by the Washington State Department of Transportation for pavement work on the U.S. 2 bridge over the Pilchuck River are set to close one lane this weekend to replace and install expansion joints. (WSDOT)
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Monroe on Friday morning. (Monroe Police Department)

Pedestrian killed by train in Monroe

Three intersections with railroad crossings were closed for two hours as authorities investigated.

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Monroe on Friday morning. (Monroe Police Department)
Looking east from the Highway 9 the overpass over U.S. 2 in Snohomish on Tuesday afternoon January 8, 2019. Median barriers are in planning. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

U.S. 2 segment’s median barriers in place, bridge work ahead

The dividers are intended to reduce crashes. Pilchuck River bridge joints, meanwhile, will be replaced.

Looking east from the Highway 9 the overpass over U.S. 2 in Snohomish on Tuesday afternoon January 8, 2019. Median barriers are in planning. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Emily Newman, here with Miranda the cat, bought Main Street Books in Monroe in 2012. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Saturday’s the time to show independent bookstores some love

The owner of Main Street Books in Monroe has been a bibliophile since a library was her second home.

Emily Newman, here with Miranda the cat, bought Main Street Books in Monroe in 2012. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The beer is flowing again at Snohomish County breweries as COVID-19 restrictions ease. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Drink This: Raise a pint to breweries that survived COVID-19

The Herald’s beer aficionado enjoyed a beer crawl from Everett’s At Large Brewing to 5 Rights in Marysville.

The beer is flowing again at Snohomish County breweries as COVID-19 restrictions ease. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
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