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Bond ballot measures are failing in several school districts

Bond ballot measures are failing in several school districts

Many levies are falling short, too, as nine districts Tuesday sought supplemental funding from voters.

Bond ballot measures are failing in several school districts
Mudslide east of Monroe strands a neighborhood indefinitely

Mudslide east of Monroe strands a neighborhood indefinitely

About 120 residents need 260th Avenue to drive to town. It could take $1 million and a year to fix.

Mudslide east of Monroe strands a neighborhood indefinitely
Monroe teen thrives after finding new learning environment

Monroe teen thrives after finding new learning environment

Within a month at Leaders in Learning, Abril Delamora Gonzalez’s grades and attendance recovered.

Monroe teen thrives after finding new learning environment
3 trapped, rescued after driving into floodwater near Monroe

3 trapped, rescued after driving into floodwater near Monroe

The incidents show it’s important to heed road closure signs, according to Fire District 7.

3 trapped, rescued after driving into floodwater near Monroe
Inundation: Flood water ‘higher than we’ve seen in years’

Inundation: Flood water ‘higher than we’ve seen in years’

Road closures were numerous after days of rain raised the Snohomish, Skykomish and Stillaguamish rivers.

Inundation: Flood water ‘higher than we’ve seen in years’
Snoqualmie Tribe treasurer Chris Castleberry places a Native Veteran medallion on Joseph Harriman’s headstone on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Monroe, Wash. The World War II veteran died in 1950. His grave site went unmarked for 70 years.(Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Finding Pvt. Harriman: For 70 years, his grave was unmarked

A World War II veteran from Monroe was remembered Saturday, and his resting place now has a marker.

Snoqualmie Tribe treasurer Chris Castleberry places a Native Veteran medallion on Joseph Harriman’s headstone on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Monroe, Wash. The World War II veteran died in 1950. His grave site went unmarked for 70 years.(Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emanuel Popa owns two adjacent 1903 houses on South Ann Street. The original Monroe homes of the family that ran Buck’s Shingle Mill, they may be demolished to make way for apartments. Popa is willing to give them away to anyone who wants to pay to move them. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Old and free: Monroe mill operators’ 1903 houses up for grabs

Current owner plans apartment complex on property, but pair of dwellings could be moved to new site.

Emanuel Popa owns two adjacent 1903 houses on South Ann Street. The original Monroe homes of the family that ran Buck’s Shingle Mill, they may be demolished to make way for apartments. Popa is willing to give them away to anyone who wants to pay to move them. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Some old Snohomish County road names are rural vestiges

Some old Snohomish County road names are rural vestiges

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

Some old Snohomish County road names are rural vestiges
Straight-shooting fire chief retires after 40 years

Straight-shooting fire chief retires after 40 years

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

Straight-shooting fire chief retires after 40 years
Monroe police arrest woman in ‘sophisticated’ shelter in woods

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.

Monroe police arrest woman in ‘sophisticated’ shelter in woods
Late-night, early-morning lane closure set for US 2 trestle

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.

Late-night, early-morning lane closure set for US 2 trestle
Mara Rozzano chosen to be Bothell’s municipal court judge

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.

Mara Rozzano chosen to be Bothell’s municipal court judge

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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