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As omicron surges, frustrations and challenges mount in correction facilities
More than 10% of those in state prisons are infected. “We’re kind of in this Twilight Zone cycle,” one prisoner said.
Schools in Marysville and elsewhere pivot as COVID spreads
Parents find they have to be flexible as districts react to outbreaks and shortages of staff and test kits.
Monroe father charged with hate crime at high school
Racist incidents in Monroe schools drew public attention in November after video circulated of the confrontation.
Not so high and dry: Climate change adds to flooding risks
Road improvements are planned with future river flows in mind, starting with an area between Monroe and Sultan.
Monroe superintendent put on leave, as calls for action mount
Justin Blasko will be subject to a third-party investigation. In question is his response to racism on school campuses.
Former guard and scouts volunteer gets 14 years for child rapes
A girl told a jury that Jason Dominguez, now 36, began sexually abusing her when she was 13.
Students arrested, charged as school threats surge here
The latest in Snohomish County: Bothell High School’s campus was closed Friday after threatening graffiti was found.
Parents and teachers call for Monroe superintendent’s firing
A few School Board members backed Justin Blasko on Monday. Critics blamed him for a “toxic culture.”
New brewery in Monroe is truly a ‘family affair’
Before Kipp and Bradly Strong opened their new brewery in Monroe, they tested the concept out on some friends. They built a small out-building on… Continue reading
Police: Student, 13, falsely accused classmate of making threat
The student alleged the classmate called to say there would be a shooting at Hidden River Middle School.
Cold-case murder conviction reversed due to juror’s bias
William Talbott, the world’s first convicted forensic genealogy defendant, was accused of killing a young Canadian couple in 1987.
‘Distraught,’ another Monroe student leaves school over racism
The school district will work with an equity consultant to improve inclusivity starting in January.
Monroe resident Roger Fisher reflects on his time with Heart
He was a co-founder of the Seattle group that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s. He left the band when his romance with Nancy Wilson went south.
Another outbreak sends 60 to isolation at Monroe prison unit
One worker and one prisoner tested positive Monday. Then more cases were found throughout the Twin Rivers Unit.
Couple identified in deadly crash with dump truck on U.S. 2
Haley and Xhavier Terry were in their 20s. She was driving, according to the Washington State Patrol.
‘I definitely don’t feel safe’: Monroe High family pushes for action
After last week’s racist incident, meanwhile, the Monroe School District is working on new equity initiatives.
Identities still unknown in fiery U.S. 2 crash that killed 2
Troopers did not expect charges in the double-fatal crash. The truck driver was released from a nearby hospital.
Double-fatal crash closes U.S. 2 near Monroe
A Mercedez-Benz SUV crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a dump truck, then caught fire, troopers said.
After confrontation at Monroe High, community grapples with racism
A video shared on social media shows a student using racial slurs. A survey shows racism is prevalent in Monroe schools.
$62 million award in suit over toxic chemicals at Monroe school
This is the second successful suit over toxic chemical related injuries at Sky Valley Education Center.