Monroe

Fire District 7 levy failed; North County count still close

The North County Fire Authority was “cautiously optimistic” that their levy lift would pass.

 

Rosie the Riveter proudly perches on Monroe woman’s bathtub

The World War II working women icon’s “I can do it” spirit is Sharon Hanson’s mantra, too.

 

Old-time Monroe was a condensed-milk powerhouse

A sprawling plant that once operated on the east side of town wasn’t exactly condensed.

World-renowned ukelele player wows Frank Wagner Elementary

Jake Shimabukuro picked up the instrument at age 4. Now, he performs in venues across the globe.

Monroe School District considers selling 1916 schoolhouse

The current office was built in 1916 by the same company responsible for the Space Needle, monorail.

Highway projects wrapping up; some will carry over to 2020

Also: An update on Highway 99 tolling, and expect to see more electric buses in Everett.

Exploring Monroe’s theaters, from vaudeville to multiplex

The Monroe Historical Society will look back on the city’s theaters of yesteryear at a special presentation.

Monroe prison guard, ex-scouts volunteer accused of child rape

Jason Dominguez, 34, was arrested after a girl’s mother found sexual messages on her daughter’s Facebook.

Monroe seeks solutions to its growing homeless population

Woods where children once rode bikes are strewn with tents, trash and needles. Businesses want help.

Sky Valley senior aiming for an Ivy League pre-med degree

Michael Marcham wants to keep serving others as an orthopedic surgeon for impoverished communities.

Contested timber cut takes new shape near Gold Bar

DNR wants to auction timber next to Wallace Falls State Park. Environmental groups still aren’t sold.

Truck falls into Woods Creek after wooden bridge crumples

The driver was not injured when the bridge, just outside Monroe on private property, collapsed.

ATVs to be allowed on many rural county roads under 35 mph

The County Council voted Wednesday to open up roads east of Highway 9 and some north of Marysville.

Monroe School Board to consider moving district headquarters

The board is expected to vote later this month on signing a lease to move administrative offices.

A record-breaking year for the Evergreen State Fair

Great weather, new events and increased marketing all contributed to a huge turnout for the fair.

Fisher’s fair scones, a buttery biscuit cake filled with raspberry preserves, on opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Fair scones: The 104-year love affair that will never die

You can make them at home, but Washington’s signature fair food since 1915 tastes better on the midway.

Fisher’s fair scones, a buttery biscuit cake filled with raspberry preserves, on opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Evergreen State Fair is set to break the attendance record

Monday is the last day visitors can see the animals or take a ride in the carnival area.

Take a peek inside the wacky, wonderful world of ‘NardoLand’

Maltby’s Ron “Nardo” Nardone has spent a lifetime collecting signs, vintage gas pumps and a whole heckuva lot more.

Aloe Blacc brings positive social messages to state fair stage

The singer-songwriter, who caps the fair’s concert series Aug. 30, says he aims to bring diverse people together.

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