Monroe

The Voting Commissioners of the Washington State Redistricting Commission released draft Legislative District maps Tuesday. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Early maps of legislative districts endanger some incumbents

Under one redistricting proposal, Mill Creek joins Everett. Under another, Monroe joins Wenatchee.

 

People wait in line for amusement park tickets during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At limited capacity, Evergreen State Fair draws 181,000

Organizers say this year’s visitors enjoyed experiencing the fair with “a little more shoulder room.”

 

Gun reportedly fires by accident, hurts man near fairgrounds

The shot hit his leg and he was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

 

Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix.  Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix.  Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Closing of reformatory sparks inmates’ fears at Monroe prison

Many prisoners facing transfers have concerns for their safety, health and access to resources.

Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)
Danny Vernon, Illusion of Elvis Presley tribute impersonator, twirls Celia Salinas as her sister Rosa Cantu, left, waits to dance with Vernon as he performs at the Evergreen State Fair on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Elvis Presley impersonator a blast from the past for fans

Danny Vernon said Presley helped him discover singing. Now he performs his songs on stage.

Danny Vernon, Illusion of Elvis Presley tribute impersonator, twirls Celia Salinas as her sister Rosa Cantu, left, waits to dance with Vernon as he performs at the Evergreen State Fair on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
District Court Judge Steven Clough stands in the courtroom at Evergreen Division of Snohomish County District Court on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 in Monroe, Washington. Clough has been a judge since 1978, making him the longest-serving elected official in Snohomish County. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

After 42 years, retiring Monroe judge sees cases as puzzles

District Court Judge Steven Clough, 74, is the longest-serving elected official in Snohomish County.

District Court Judge Steven Clough stands in the courtroom at Evergreen Division of Snohomish County District Court on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 in Monroe, Washington. Clough has been a judge since 1978, making him the longest-serving elected official in Snohomish County. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Wyatt Liddle, 7, plays a ring toss game durning opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Fair time: Goats, chickens, horses and kids who love them

People are making up for lost time at the Evergreen State Fair, which opened Thursday in Monroe.

Wyatt Liddle, 7, plays a ring toss game durning opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People ride the Yoyo at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Evergreen State Fair saddles up for an 11-day run in Monroe

It’s scaled back from pre-pandemic times, but the fair still offers music, food, fast cars and frolicking goats.

People ride the Yoyo at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A suspected drunk driver allegedly collided with several vehicles Saturday afternoon on U.S. 2 near Chain Lake Road in Monroe. (Monroe Police Department)

Suspected drunken driver causes U.S. 2 crashes

The collisions Saturday afternoon happened near the intersection at Chain Lake Road.

A suspected drunk driver allegedly collided with several vehicles Saturday afternoon on U.S. 2 near Chain Lake Road in Monroe. (Monroe Police Department)
Harold Lang

After Monroe prison injury, a struggle to build life outside

Harold Lang hurt his leg playing basketball. He’s suing, claiming lifelong damage from poor medical care.

Harold Lang
Kathy Van Buskirk, a 50-year volunteer in 4-H equestrian programs and longtime helper at the Evergreen State Fair, is this year's fair honoree. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

No horsing around: It’s all about helping for fair’s honoree

Kathy Van Buskirk, a 50-year 4-H equestrian volunteer, will be back at Monroe fairgrounds this week.

Kathy Van Buskirk, a 50-year volunteer in 4-H equestrian programs and longtime helper at the Evergreen State Fair, is this year's fair honoree. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Dan Bates / The Herald
Renowned artist Chuck Close takes in his works during a 2016 exhibit at the Schack Art Center in Everett.

Famed painter Chuck Close, whose roots were here, dies at 81

Born in Monroe and schooled in Everett, he was back home in 2016 for a Schack Art Center exhibition.

Dan Bates / The Herald
Renowned artist Chuck Close takes in his works during a 2016 exhibit at the Schack Art Center in Everett.
Mike Dailey, cuts back blackberry bushes in the garden at Hope, Horses 'N Healing in Monroe, Wash. (Hannah Sheil / The Daily Herald)

A better place: Monroe veteran garden is a spot to heal

“Even though I’m cutting blackberries sitting on a milk crate in the rain, I’m happy,” says an Army vet.

Mike Dailey, cuts back blackberry bushes in the garden at Hope, Horses 'N Healing in Monroe, Wash. (Hannah Sheil / The Daily Herald)
Evergreen Monroe on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

EvergreenHealth Monroe critical care unit has been closed

The hospital is struggling through a national trend of a depleted workforce in the midst of the pandemic.

Evergreen Monroe on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A child kicks water in a large puddle at Walter E. Hall Park on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe at 98 degrees? It will be toasty through Saturday

But meteorologists say this week’s heatwave won’t be as intense as the one in late June.

A child kicks water in a large puddle at Walter E. Hall Park on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
In this photo Jesse Owens leads the race during heat 3 of the 200m quarter final. From the left we see Lee Orr of Canada and Karl Neckermann of Germany. (Photo Courtesy of the Monroe Historical Society)

Museum honors Monroe sprinter who ran with Jesse Owens

As Adolph Hitler watched, Lee Orr placed fifth in the 200 meters at the Berlin Olympics.

In this photo Jesse Owens leads the race during heat 3 of the 200m quarter final. From the left we see Lee Orr of Canada and Karl Neckermann of Germany. (Photo Courtesy of the Monroe Historical Society)
Ten people were injured in a three-vehicle rollover crash Sunday afternoon that closed both directions of U.S. 2. (Washington State Patrol)

10 people hurt in three-vehicle crash on U.S. 2 near Monroe

A 14-year-old was taken to Harborview Medical Center, plus six more Everett and Monroe hospitals.

Ten people were injured in a three-vehicle rollover crash Sunday afternoon that closed both directions of U.S. 2. (Washington State Patrol)

3 Monroe teachers awarded $185 million for chemical exposure

Chemical giant Monsanto was ordered to pay Sky Valley Education Center teachers in the first of many lawsuits.

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