Some old Snohomish County road names are rural vestiges

Roads with names aren’t uncommon. Some of the older roads’ namesakes are legacies of local history.


Straight shooter fire chief retires after 40 years on force

District 7’s Gary Meek was respected for leading, listening and having a great mustache.


Monroe police arrest woman in ‘sophisticated’ shelter in woods

The structure was built with sticks on private land. Restoring the parcel could cost up to $10,000.


Late-night, early-morning lane closure set for US 2 trestle

One westbound lane is scheduled to close to replace a safety barrier from Highway 204 to I-5.

Mara Rozzano chosen to be Bothell’s municipal court judge

Before her work in Monroe, she spent 24 years primarily as a criminal prosecutor for Snohomish County.

Sultan man walking on U.S. 2 hit by vehicle near Monroe

The 53-year-old man was eastbound on the shoulder when he reportedly stepped into the roadway.

Spike strips end Christmas Day pursuit on U.S. 2

A 49-year-old woman was wanted by Everett Police. She allegedly reached speeds nearing 100 mph.

Monroe man wounded in shooting along Centennial Trail

He suffered a gunshot to the arm on South Machias Road, according to sheriff’s deputies.

Report: Breakdown in Monroe prison left man to die of cancer

Kenneth Williams begged for breast cancer treatment in prison. He was ignored until it was too late.

Charges: He pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t fire

The man allegedly held up his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint for three hours at a Monroe park.

Monroe School District to leave 103-year-old headquarters

School Board directors recommended a lease for administrative offices that’ll cost $57,000 a month.

New 14-foot-tall sculpture in Monroe inspired by mountain goats

Titled “Guardian of the Mountain Pass,” it captures the city’s history and surroundings.

Community sports roundup: Locals lift WWU women’s soccer

The Western Washington University women’s soccer team is on to the NCAA Division II national semifinals, and a pair of Snohomish County products played significant… Continue reading

Free car care for single parents is a blessing

The twice-a-year event in Snohomish by View Church has TLC for the cars — and for the moms.

Monroe’s Take the Next Step serves folks of all walks of life

The Monroe nonprofit has programs for students, the homeless, low-income families and teen moms.

In tourism push, Monroe wants you to turn off of U.S. 2

Most visitors come during the Evergreen State Fair, and data shows AirBnBs and VRBOs are on the rise.

Meet Krampus: If you’ve been bad, this evil Santa is for you

Krampus Night in Europe is Dec. 5. The creepster is making the rounds in these parts as well.

On Black Friday, cast a line, don’t stand in one

State officials planted some big hatchery fish in a few lakes to attract people to fall fishing.

Search for stolen garden cart ends with stash of guns, drugs

Police saw the cart in a truck bed, later finding two guns, a score of drugs and other stolen items.

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.