Two more Monroe prison inmates test positive for COVID-19

The men were housed in the same unit as an inmate who was earlier infected with the coronavirus virus.


Monroe maker of hair products switches to hand cleaner

Federal regulators eased the rules around the production of hand sanitizer, but not the formula.


First state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19, in Monroe

The man is the first person in Washington to contract the disease while in a state prison.


Virus humbles once-thriving restaurants in Snohomish County

Grace Correa lost her marriage, home and business. She invested in a new restaurant. Then came COVID-19.

Are Snohomish County hospitals ready for the COVID-19 peak?

As they prepare for a wave of patients, local workers share fears and hopes for their safety.

Monroe School District superintendent stepping down early

Fredrika Smith was supposed to serve until July. Her immediate resignation was announced Thursday.

Monroe woman missing since Tuesday, says sheriff’s office

Kenna Harris, 25, was last seen leaving her family’s home and was reportedly on her way to Walmart.

Hospitalized prisoner tests positive for COVID-19

He had been transported to a Snohomish County medical center for unrelated concerns.

Stop flushing wipes, facial tissue, paper towels, cities beg

Coronavirus prompted a run on them. But they’re wreaking havoc on utilities across Snohomish County.

Snohomish County restaurants struggle to adapt to shutdown

They must cope with shortages of take-out containers, steep online ordering fees and lost revenue from alcohol.

Road work in Lynnwood felt like a long haul for short stretch

The 36th Avenue West project started a few years ago and is on schedule to wrap this spring.

Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Monroe prison

Two units in the Washington State Reformatory have been quarantined. Visitations are on hold.

Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Evergreen Speedway delays season opener due to coronavirus

The track in Monroe was slated to open March 28, but has been delayed with a ban on large gatherings.

Illegal pass led to head-on crash on U.S. 2, state patrol says

A teen driver allegedly passed another vehicle illegally and collided with another driver’s SUV.

Members of the Sky River Anglers cleaned up the Skykomish River banks between Sultan and Monroe March 1. (Photos by Matthew Kennedy)

Fishing for trash on the Skykomish, anglers reeled in plenty

With drift boats and other craft, Sky River group spends a day cleaning up garbage along waterway.

Members of the Sky River Anglers cleaned up the Skykomish River banks between Sultan and Monroe March 1. (Photos by Matthew Kennedy)

Spill the wine: City asks vintners, brewers — why not Monroe?

Local government sent 49 letters to entice wine makers, including a dozen in a neighboring town.

Assistant superintendent chosen to lead Monroe schools

Directors picked Justin Blasko. A contract is being negotiated. He’s worked in Monroe for 10 years.

Body scanner could replace strip searches in Monroe prison

A new bill suggests using a scanner, like those in airports, to check for contraband on or in people.

Stranded neighborhood near Monroe prepares for the worst

Three landowners agreed to a temporary road on their property as residents brace for more mudslides.

Monroe will ask voters in April for $8.1 million park bond

If approved, it would fund a new park in the North Hill area and turf fields at Lake Tye Park.