Monroe

The scene on U.S. 2 in Monroe where a police officer on a motorcycle was struck by a motorist Tuesday. (Washington State Patrol) 20210127

Monroe motorcycle cop injured in crash on U.S. 2

The other driver, 35, of Monroe, was arrested for investigation of DUI.

The scene on U.S. 2 in Monroe where a police officer on a motorcycle was struck by a motorist Tuesday. (Washington State Patrol) 20210127
Syringes are filled with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the first Phase 2 vaccination for Richmond and Henrico, Va., workers in high-risk professions during a Henrico County Health Department event at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. ( Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Scarcity of vaccine doses slows rollout in Snohomish County

Despite qualifying for the vaccine, people over age 65 may have to wait weeks for a shot.

Syringes are filled with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the first Phase 2 vaccination for Richmond and Henrico, Va., workers in high-risk professions during a Henrico County Health Department event at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. ( Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
A sign in set up to alert that the vaccine station at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, is by appointment only, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Inslee: New vaccination phase includes everyone 65 and older

The move to Phase 1b means more than 200,000 Snohomish County residents are eligible for the vaccine.

A sign in set up to alert that the vaccine station at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, is by appointment only, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
First responders arrived to find two dumpsters burning adjacent to a home in Monroe on Wednesday. (Monroe Police Department)

4 escape early morning house fire in Monroe

A family was displaced by a fire that apparently started in two dumpsters.

First responders arrived to find two dumpsters burning adjacent to a home in Monroe on Wednesday. (Monroe Police Department)
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Monroe inmate linked to Burien rape, Federal Way murder

After his 2019 sentencing for a robbery, the suspect’s DNA was entered into a criminal database.

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Short, small earthquake rattles near Monroe

The 2.9 magnitude quake struck about 3 miles south of Monroe and lasted only seconds.

Applications open for seat on Monroe School Board

Director Shawn Anderson moved to Texas. Now, the board has 90 days to replace him.

Kevin Klein was unloading his recycling at the Sultan Drop Box and his wedding ring fell off into the huge recycling bin. After looking for it himself, the staff took the extraordinary step to have the recycling bin transported to the Cathcart facility where they were able to sift through the debris, retrieve the ring and return it. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

He lost his wedding ring in a two-ton bin of recyclables

Kevin Klein gave up hope in finding his simple gold band, but this dumpster dive had a happy ending.

Kevin Klein was unloading his recycling at the Sultan Drop Box and his wedding ring fell off into the huge recycling bin. After looking for it himself, the staff took the extraordinary step to have the recycling bin transported to the Cathcart facility where they were able to sift through the debris, retrieve the ring and return it. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The anaerobic digester's flare, where excess gas is combusted, casts a shadow over the top of the digester on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

From poop to power: Manure from 2,300 cows may run 600 homes

A farm in Monroe turns waste into electricity. A new partnership will double the anaerobic digester’s output.

The anaerobic digester's flare, where excess gas is combusted, casts a shadow over the top of the digester on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Christmas lights decorate a home in Arlington and throughout Snohomish County and are listed online via Facebook.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This map’s your guide to Christmas cheer in Snohomish County

An Arlington woman has created an online map of where to find the brightest lights and decorations.

Christmas lights decorate a home in Arlington and throughout Snohomish County and are listed online via Facebook.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Carnation woman, 20, dies in single-car crash near Monroe

Sophie E. Theriault died at the scene. The driver sustained minor injuries. No one else was involved.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Inmates held a demonstration on Wednesday night after six inmates tested positive for COVID-19. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Monroe inmates said to be feeling ‘extreme stress and dread’

Prisoners at the Monroe Correctional Complex are bracing for a second virus outbreak.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Inmates held a demonstration on Wednesday night after six inmates tested positive for COVID-19. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jon Wilson, who handcrafted toy blocks, unloads wrapped wooden block baskets for donation to the Sky Valley Food Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

He plays Santa with a saw and sander, making blocks to give

Christmas House won’t open this year due to COVID, but its toys will be distributed at area food banks.

Jon Wilson, who handcrafted toy blocks, unloads wrapped wooden block baskets for donation to the Sky Valley Food Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sarah Calvo pours icing on to a cinnamon roll at the Maltby Cafe while Kylie King checks take out orders on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Maltby, Washington. A GoFundMe fundraising page continues to grow, raising more than $80,000 from 1,200 people in just a few days. Owners Tana Baumler and Sandra Albright thought they were going to closed before the website donations made them pause their decision. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Miracle in Maltby: Community support saves small-town cafe

Owners of the Maltby Cafe feared closure, but a wave of business and donations has thwarted the end.

Sarah Calvo pours icing on to a cinnamon roll at the Maltby Cafe while Kylie King checks take out orders on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Maltby, Washington. A GoFundMe fundraising page continues to grow, raising more than $80,000 from 1,200 people in just a few days. Owners Tana Baumler and Sandra Albright thought they were going to closed before the website donations made them pause their decision. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A woman walk up to closed doors at the Josephine Caring Community on Wednesday, March 11, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

COVID is making its way back into long-term care homes

More than 20 such facilities are dealing with outbreaks as countywide infections continue to rise.

A woman walk up to closed doors at the Josephine Caring Community on Wednesday, March 11, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Commission suspends license of ex-doctor at Monroe prison

Dr. Julia Barnett was fired in April 2019 by the state Department of Corrections.

Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)
Sky Valley Education Center teacher Jeanna Stroble, who has been a teacher for 34 years, waves a sign in support while wearing a T-Rex costume as the We Teach Monroe parade and rally drives by on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Back to remote learning for Monroe district’s first-graders

The switch comes after some in-person classes, and a warning that teachers could be fired for not showing up.

Sky Valley Education Center teacher Jeanna Stroble, who has been a teacher for 34 years, waves a sign in support while wearing a T-Rex costume as the We Teach Monroe parade and rally drives by on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Fryelands Elementary School in Monroe. (Monroe School District)

Monroe teachers who resist in-person classes could be fired

The district is bringing first-graders back to schools Tuesday. Their usual teachers might not be there.

Fryelands Elementary School in Monroe. (Monroe School District)

Monroe teachers vote against in-person first grade classes

First-graders were to start a hybrid schedule on Monday, but teachers say the district is not ready.

Monroe teachers urge district to pause further reopening

The school board there is moving forward with a plan to bring first-graders back on campuses on Nov. 16.

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