Free wood-chipping: Reduce fire risk, protect air quality

Instead of starting a bonfire, take your brush to one of three wood-chipping events.


Even in U.S. 2 towns with 0 virus cases, rural economy reels

East Snohomish County had just weathered a bad winter storm, when COVID-19 gutted the recreation-based economy.


Snohomish County restaurants struggle to adapt to shutdown

They must cope with shortages of take-out containers, steep online ordering fees and lost revenue from alcohol.

Road work in Lynnwood felt like a long haul for short stretch

The 36th Avenue West project started a few years ago and is on schedule to wrap this spring.

Illegal pass led to head-on crash on U.S. 2, state patrol says

A teen driver allegedly passed another vehicle illegally and collided with another driver’s SUV.

High school wrestler steps in after twin faces fight of his life

Tyler Deason’s cancer diagnosis upended his goal of competing at the state wrestling tournament.

Despite vanishing steelhead, state won’t delay fishing season

Wild winter steelhead are at a historic low in the Sultan River, with just 55 of the fish counted in 2019.

A $1M study intends to find congestion relief for U.S. 2

A coalition of civic leaders is pressing its case for inclusion of the money in state roads budget.

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.

9-year-old back-seat passenger unhurt after carjacking

The suspect reportedly told the girl to “get out” while the vehicle was moving. She did.

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.

Medical Examiner: Girl died of burns in Sultan fire

Lilly Teeters, 9, was trapped in a house that was engulfed in flames. There were no smoke detectors.

Girl, 8, dies in blaze at remote house south of Sultan

Clothes fell onto a wood stove. Two children became trapped. Fire engines never made it.

Driver who drove off U.S. 2, crashed, died of natural causes

Multiple unoccupied, parked vehicles were hit in a parking lot on 11th Street near the highway.

It’s not a drought — yet — but low snowpack is closely watched

Snowpack for the central Puget Sound area is 35% of normal, worryingly similar to 2015.

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.

Through sticky notes or therapy, Sultan senior wants to help

Jasmine Romero hit a rough patch freshman year. Now, she wants students to know they’ll be alright.

Gridlock keeps many in Sultan feeling trapped in their homes

Held hostage by an onslaught of cars that clog U.S. 2, Sky Valley residents rally for a solution.

Edmonds, Lake Stevens and Sultan usher in changes at the top

Edmonds and Lake Stevens voters chose new mayors, as Mukilteans opted against restructuring City Hall.