Monroe

CloZee performs during the second day of Summer Meltdown on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The psychedelic fest Summer Meltdown is back — and in Monroe

The music and camping event is on for July 28-31, with a new venue along the Skykomish River.

 

Snohomish County Jail. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

As omicron surges, frustrations and challenges mount in correction facilities

More than 10% of those in state prisons are infected. “We’re kind of in this Twilight Zone cycle,” one prisoner said.

 

Schools in Marysville and elsewhere pivot as COVID spreads

Parents find they have to be flexible as districts react to outbreaks and shortages of staff and test kits.

 

This screenshot from a Nov. 10, 2021 video shows a white student repeatedly using racial slurs in a confrontation with a Black student. (Facebook)

Monroe father charged with hate crime at high school

Racist incidents in Monroe schools drew public attention in November after video circulated of the confrontation.

This screenshot from a Nov. 10, 2021 video shows a white student repeatedly using racial slurs in a confrontation with a Black student. (Facebook)
A car drives along a section of Ben Howard road that Snohomish County will raise due to flooding on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Not so high and dry: Climate change adds to flooding risks

Road improvements are planned with future river flows in mind, starting with an area between Monroe and Sultan.

A car drives along a section of Ben Howard road that Snohomish County will raise due to flooding on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Justin Blasko

Monroe superintendent put on leave, as calls for action mount

Justin Blasko will be subject to a third-party investigation. In question is his response to racism on school campuses.

Justin Blasko
Jason Dominguez at his sentencing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Former guard and scouts volunteer gets 14 years for child rapes

A girl told a jury that Jason Dominguez, now 36, began sexually abusing her when she was 13.

Jason Dominguez at his sentencing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bothell High School. (Madeline Coats / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter file)

Students arrested, charged as school threats surge here

The latest in Snohomish County: Bothell High School’s campus was closed Friday after threatening graffiti was found.

Bothell High School. (Madeline Coats / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter file)
Television station lights illuminate those gathered for a rally demanding the Monroe School District address harassment and bullying problems on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Parents and teachers call for Monroe superintendent’s firing

A few School Board members backed Justin Blasko on Monday. Critics blamed him for a “toxic culture.”

Television station lights illuminate those gathered for a rally demanding the Monroe School District address harassment and bullying problems on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Police: Student, 13, falsely accused classmate of making threat

The student alleged the classmate called to say there would be a shooting at Hidden River Middle School.

William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life with out parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. A Snohomish County judge sentenced William Talbott II to life in prison without parole, for murdering a young Canadian couple in 1987. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cold-case murder conviction reversed due to juror’s bias

William Talbott, the world’s first convicted forensic genealogy defendant, was accused of killing a young Canadian couple in 1987.

William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life with out parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. A Snohomish County judge sentenced William Talbott II to life in prison without parole, for murdering a young Canadian couple in 1987. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Aj Crecelius with her 12-year-old son at their home on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Distraught,’ another Monroe student leaves school over racism

The school district will work with an equity consultant to improve inclusivity starting in January.

Aj Crecelius with her 12-year-old son at their home on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Roger Fisher pauses while jamming in the garden at his Monroe home.

Monroe resident Roger Fisher reflects on his time with Heart

He was a co-founder of the Seattle group that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s. He left the band when his romance with Nancy Wilson went south.

Roger Fisher pauses while jamming in the garden at his Monroe home.
The Monroe Correctional Complex on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Inmates held a demonstration on Wednesday night after six inmates tested positive for COVID-19. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Another outbreak sends 60 to isolation at Monroe prison unit

One worker and one prisoner tested positive Monday. Then more cases were found throughout the Twin Rivers Unit.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Inmates held a demonstration on Wednesday night after six inmates tested positive for COVID-19. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Couple identified in deadly crash with dump truck on U.S. 2

Haley and Xhavier Terry were in their 20s. She was driving, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Video from Nov. 10 shows a white student repeatedly using racial slurs in a confrontation with a Black student. (Facebook)

‘I definitely don’t feel safe’: Monroe High family pushes for action

After last week’s racist incident, meanwhile, the Monroe School District is working on new equity initiatives.

Video from Nov. 10 shows a white student repeatedly using racial slurs in a confrontation with a Black student. (Facebook)

Identities still unknown in fiery U.S. 2 crash that killed 2

Troopers did not expect charges in the double-fatal crash. The truck driver was released from a nearby hospital.

HWY 2 is closed to an accident Thursday afternoon in Monroe on November 18, 2021.    (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Double-fatal crash closes U.S. 2 near Monroe

A Mercedez-Benz SUV crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a dump truck, then caught fire, troopers said.

HWY 2 is closed to an accident Thursday afternoon in Monroe on November 18, 2021.    (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Monroe High School (Monroe School District)

After confrontation at Monroe High, community grapples with racism

A video shared on social media shows a student using racial slurs. A survey shows racism is prevalent in Monroe schools.

Monroe High School (Monroe School District)
In this Jan. 4, 2019 photo, workers and other officials gather outside the Sky Valley Education Center school in Monroe, Wash., before going inside to collect samples for testing. The samples were tested for PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, as well as dioxins and furans. A lawsuit filed on behalf of several families and teachers claims that officials failed to adequately respond to PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, in the school. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

$62 million award in suit over toxic chemicals at Monroe school

This is the second successful suit over toxic chemical related injuries at Sky Valley Education Center.

In this Jan. 4, 2019 photo, workers and other officials gather outside the Sky Valley Education Center school in Monroe, Wash., before going inside to collect samples for testing. The samples were tested for PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, as well as dioxins and furans. A lawsuit filed on behalf of several families and teachers claims that officials failed to adequately respond to PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, in the school. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)