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13 unvaccinated firefighters are cleared to return to work
Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue is allowing them to return, but they must be tested daily.
Funky, fresh: Monroe restaurant serves up traditional Lao dishes
Thai on Main Street is serving up fried beef jerky, minced pork, papaya salad and other Lao delicacies.
Record inflation puts crunch on Snohomish County farms
Fertilizer prices doubled. Global wheat supply is under threat due to war. Gas, too. And that may add up to smaller yields.
Man charged in crash that killed Duvall woman near Monroe
A warrant for Roman Berkovich was issued this month. He’s accused of vehicular homicide in the death of Sophie Theriault.
Snohomish sisters shine in new season of ‘Unsellable Houses’
The 13 new episodes show that with elbow grease and ingenuity, nothing is unsellable in this wild market.
Historical society restores a piece of Monroe’s past
Monroe’s original library at the old City Hall will now house a community meeting room and museum exhibits.
During the pandemic, roadside trash piled up in Washington
One reader noticed more litter along Highway 522. Cleaning up is a team effort of state agencies, volunteers and inmates.
Tower catches fire at Monroe construction firm; no injuries
It took Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue roughly 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze.
Feds press Monroe company to stop selling unsanitary seafood
An inspection last year found Listeria mono, a harmful bacteria, on surfaces at Felix Custom Smoking.
Prison was art school for this Lake Stevens man
While incarcerated in Monroe for 10 years, Gabriel Herrera used a ballpoint pen to stick out.
4 districts hope to change voters’ minds on school funding
Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood and Sultan all suffered levy defeats in this month’s special election. They’ll try again in April.
State to pay $3.75M for death of inmate whose cancer was untreated at Monroe
Had he gotten the recommended chemotherapy, he’d likely have lived to his release date, the lawsuit says.
From a life sentence for a 1985 murder to imminent freedom
After a state Supreme Court ruling, Monroe prisoner Arthur Longworth had his sentence reduced for the killing of Cynthia Nelson, 25.
Nature’s soap opera: Swans are wintering around Snohomish County
For a few more weeks, here’s where to find visiting swans. If you’re lucky, you might see a “rare bird alert.”
Families: Loved ones behind bars are not ‘in good spirits’
In a letter, they dispute the characterization by the state Corrections secretary after her visit in Monroe.
‘Angry BIPOC female’: Monroe supe accused of toxic workplace
Two employees filed complaints against Justin Blasko, citing accounts of “intimidation, abuse of power and unethical behavior.”
Corrections officers, inmates frustrated and fatigued by COVID
In a visit to the Monroe prison, Corrections Secretary Cheryl Strange said the response to the pandemic is keeping people safe and alive.
Police: Driver was drunk when he killed pedestrian on U.S. 2
Christopher Kelly, 49, of Gold Bar, is being investigated for vehicular homicide in the death of Martin Milburn, 60, of Sultan.
Sentenced to life as a teen, Monroe prisoner to be released
Aaron Howerton was among the first in the state to be resentenced under a state Supreme Court ruling on young defendants.
The psychedelic fest Summer Meltdown is back — and in Monroe
The music and camping event is on for July 28-31, with a new venue along the Skykomish River.