Monroe

Unusually large flocks of swifts visiting Monroe this summer

Vaux’s swifts, which migrate in spring and fall, are roosting at the Wagner chimney after gorging on insects, a local expert says.

 

At earlier-defiant Flower World, workers now wear masks

The owner, however, has said he will legally challenge the governor’s order requiring face coverings.

 

Applications available for open Monroe School Board seat

Eligible residents must live in the Fryelands area and be registered to vote in the district.

 

COVID-19 test sites headed to Snohomish, Monroe libraries

Each site will offer tests for one day this week. Tests will continue at McCollum Park in Everett.

Stuck on hold, 81,000 in state await first unemployment payments

The state agency says it has a plan to resolve claims, starting with those who’ve waited the longest.

Plant nursery under investigation for banning face masks

Flower World near Snohomish allegedly sent a letter to employees saying “employees cannot wear masks.”

COVID-19 quarantine center to move from Everett arena

The new site at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe is expected to save the county money.

Dive on in: YMCA, some school pools reopening this week

Inslee modified Phase 1 requirements June 9, allowing some lap pools to reopen with restrictions.

Former Monroe football player spreads message of peace

After witnessing chaotic protests in Seattle, Isaiah Cole organized a peaceful march to denounce racism.

Hundreds of protesters march in Snohomish County’s rural towns

Monroe’s Justice March for George Floyd was organized by former Bearcat football player Isaiah Cole.

Monroe School Board member resigns amid ‘hate speech’ backlash

Jerry Martin stepped down after a video showing his daughter defending her use of the N-word went viral.

Service down and limited, Compass Health to close 3 sites

Some employees are on furlough or will transfer to Everett locations, and seven are set for layoffs.

Fear of destruction brings curfews, closures and police

Peaceful protests in Snohomish County have been followed by roadblocks and armed citizens standing guard.

A Monroe corrections officer has died from COVID-19

The state Department of Corrections says Berisford Anthony Morse, 65, died in the line of duty.

Duvall teen drowned at ponds near Monroe earlier this month

He was Benjamin J. May, 17, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed.

Search and rescue crews recover the body of missing teen

The 17-year-old boy died at Cedar Ponds Sunday, the fourth drowning there over the past two years.

Rescue teams search for boy’s body at Cedar Ponds near Monroe

Officials believe the 17-year-old drowned after he reportedly jumped into the water Sunday.

A month later, and still no sign of missing Monroe woman

Kenna Harris, 25, previously suffered a traumatic brain injury and is considered a vulnerable adult.

Evergreen State Fair in Monroe is cancelled for 2020

It’s only the third time in 120 years that the fair has been called off due to a global event.

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