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Traffic reopens after brush fire east of Monroe

Travelers will need to wait or find another way around as the highway was closed at Main Street.

 

Firefighters responded to a bush fire on Monday spanning a number of acres northeast of the Galaxy Theatres and west of Chain Link Road in Monroe. (Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)

Brush fire in Monroe spurs level 1 evacuation warnings

The fire’s exact size remained unclear Monday evening. Crews battling the Bolt Creek wildfire along U.S. 2 offered to help.

 

Joe Taylor, co-owner of Pinnacle German Shepards, gets his dogs to sit outside of their new temporary home at Rosecrest Equestrian Estate on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Dogs, goats, horses among evacuees of chaotic Bolt Creek wildfire

It has been a stressful week for animals and their owners, who are looking forward to going home as the fire gets under control.

 

Owner and operator Tracy Rice walks up the ramp to the Potleaf Treehouse, one of four available for booking, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mountain View’s Treehouse Joint in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This B&B (bud and bong) is a stoner’s forest paradise

Relax and spark up at this cannabis-friendly treehouse BB in the woods outside of Sultan.

Owner and operator Tracy Rice walks up the ramp to the Potleaf Treehouse, one of four available for booking, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mountain View’s Treehouse Joint in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
William Cunningham, right, addresses the court before being sentenced for a November 2021 hate crime on Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2022, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Monroe father gets 9 months for ‘despicable’ hate crime

Using racist slurs, William Cunningham repeatedly threatened a Black student last November.

William Cunningham, right, addresses the court before being sentenced for a November 2021 hate crime on Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2022, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Police: Monroe man fires on neighbor, deputies, then surrenders

Nobody was injured. The suspect was arrested before a SWAT team could assemble Tuesday afternoon.

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Wrap ’n’ Roll’s Lumpia at the Monroe Farmers Market on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Never stop rolling’: This business’ crispy lumpia sell fast

Jessica Aubert made lumpia to stay connected to her Filipino heritage. It’s become a thriving business.

Wrap ’n’ Roll’s Lumpia at the Monroe Farmers Market on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Onions are grilled up at the Walla Walla Burger booth during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bloomin’ onions, giant corn dogs: Eat your way through the Evergreen State Fair

Food reporter Taylor Goebel faced a delicious dilemma with Evergreen State Fair’s 40 food vendors.

Onions are grilled up at the Walla Walla Burger booth during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Aleigh Davis, left, becomes emotional and hugs her friend Dylan Carpenter, right, after the sale of her steer Maverick during the Evergreen Youth Livestock Show at the Evergreen State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Youth livestock auction in Monroe ‘teaches them so much’

The event at the Evergreen State Fair is open to ages 8 to 21. For some kids, it’s money for college.

Aleigh Davis, left, becomes emotional and hugs her friend Dylan Carpenter, right, after the sale of her steer Maverick during the Evergreen Youth Livestock Show at the Evergreen State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mckenzie Roberts, 17, shears her sheep Aspen during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Evergreen State Fair is the hot ticket as 11-day run kicks off

Guests came out in 90-degree heat for animals, food, entertainment and rides. The heat should wane this weekend.

Mckenzie Roberts, 17, shears her sheep Aspen during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An Arlington woman allegedly crashed head-on into a King County Sheriff's Office deputy Wednesday evening on U.S. 2 near Monroe. (Washington State Patrol)

Suspected DUI crash injures King County deputy on U.S. 2

An Arlington woman allegedly crossed the center line and hit a deputy’s patrol SUV head-on near Monroe.

An Arlington woman allegedly crashed head-on into a King County Sheriff's Office deputy Wednesday evening on U.S. 2 near Monroe. (Washington State Patrol)
Dustin Allen, an Indiana-based service technician for Semcor Manufacturing, inspects the Freak Out as the state fair approaches on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Evergreen State Fair gears up for first full-capacity event since 2019

Organizers estimate crowds will be similar to pre-pandemic times. Old events are back and new ones will debut.

Dustin Allen, an Indiana-based service technician for Semcor Manufacturing, inspects the Freak Out as the state fair approaches on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
James Steven Pauley (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Monroe prisoner charged with attempted murder of custody officer

James Pauley planned for months to sever the jugular of an officer, then attacked at random, prosecutors allege.

James Steven Pauley (Washington State Department of Corrections)
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Police: Monroe hit and run suspect arrested for 2 DUIs in 3 hours

The driver had just been arrested and released for a DUI, when he allegedly ran a red light and crashed into a pickup.

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In a nearly empty maternity wing, Chief Administrative Officer Renée Jensen talks about how it has been almost nine years since east-county mothers could give birth at EvergreenHealth Monroe on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

EvergreenHealth Monroe seeks Community Advisors to guide services

Applications for the volunteer positions are due by Sept. 16.

In a nearly empty maternity wing, Chief Administrative Officer Renée Jensen talks about how it has been almost nine years since east-county mothers could give birth at EvergreenHealth Monroe on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Two vehicles rolled over and three people suffered injuries Saturday in what’s believed to be a DUI crash on Highway 522. (Snohomish County Fire District 7)

Shoreline woman charged with ‘reckless’ homicide in deadly Monroe crash

Prosecutors allege Addele Wells was driving erratically when she crashed into an Audi, killing Megan Barney, 24, in 2020.

Two vehicles rolled over and three people suffered injuries Saturday in what’s believed to be a DUI crash on Highway 522. (Snohomish County Fire District 7)
Josh Haazard Stands inside his workspace, the HaazLab, where he creates a variety of cosplay props and other creative gadgets, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at his home in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This contraption crafter turns junk into sci-fi weaponry

Joshamee “The Chief” Haazard is a costume prop maker in Monroe. He transforms trash into treasure.

Josh Haazard Stands inside his workspace, the HaazLab, where he creates a variety of cosplay props and other creative gadgets, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at his home in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A concept drawing shows the future multi-use path along U.S. 2 between 179th Avenue Southeast and the North Kelsey Street shopping area. (City of Monroe)

Monroe to start building walking, biking path along U.S. 2

The long-awaited project will give pedestrians and cyclists a safe route to the North Kelsey Street shopping area.

A concept drawing shows the future multi-use path along U.S. 2 between 179th Avenue Southeast and the North Kelsey Street shopping area. (City of Monroe)
Marci Larsen

Monroe’s interim superintendent hired at $260K

Marci Larsen is set to lead the school district for 2022-23.

Marci Larsen
Afternoon traffic moves along the U.S. 2 trestle between Everett and Lake Stevens on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Troopers: Sultan man accused of drugged driving in fatal U.S. 2 crash

Shawn Parrish crashed a Lexus into the back of motorcycle, killing the rider, Mark Camp, according to the state patrol.

Afternoon traffic moves along the U.S. 2 trestle between Everett and Lake Stevens on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)