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Snow days

Jim Scolman photo

Snowfall across the region caused early closures and interruptions to everyday life. Two separate snow dumpings at the start and end of the week had plow crews working overtime to get roads clear. More snowfall is expected this week. Here, 6-year-old twins Caroline and Ethan Bryan of Monroe sled on the modest hill near Miracle Field and the Monroe Community Senior Center on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Kids always eat, but school lunch debts mount

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish School District is approaching an unwelcome milestone: $100,000 in unpaid student meals. More on this story...

Related: Monroe man fundraising to erase school lunch debts

Snohomish council to have a vacancy this election year

SNOHOMISH — The City Council is set to have one seat vacant this election season, possibly two, as longstanding council members evaluate whether to move on. More on this story...

Reduced bus fares for low-income riders coming

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Everett Transit is proposing creating a low-income fare to start later this year, as does Community Transit. Eligibility would be based on income among other factors. More on this story...

Parents object to boundary changes for Jackson, Cascade, EHS

EVERETT — New high school district lines are being drawn and 300 concerned residents showed up to Gateway Middle School last week upset their student might fall on the “wrong” side. More on this story...

Everett Film Festival this weekend offers lesser seen, acclaimed flicks

EVERETT — The 22nd annual Everett Film Festival on Feb. 15 and 16 will have indpendent documentaries and features that touch on all corners of the globe, including Snohomish County. More on this story...

Rough and tumble:
County’s wrestling scene a family affair

Jim Scolman photo

EVERETT — An underground of everyday folks get into costume
every month or so in Snohomish County to show off
their wrestling moves for audiences young and old.
It's life in the ring. It's also a family.
More on this story...

Hobbs’ road fix package banks on tax increases

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — State Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, has drafted a roadmap to quicken area commutes on state Route 522 and Highway 9 and finish longstanding projects along U.S. 2, but funding the plan creates tax increases that will require the buy-in of fellow legislators. More on this story...

Snohomish plastic bag ban council vote is Feb. 19

SNOHOMISH — Retailers speak up on whether they would be impacted by a proposed plastic bag ban arriving at the City Council for a vote on Feb. 19. The larger retailers said it posed no challenge. More on this story...

Everett woman grateful she had carbon
monoxide detectors after scare

EVERETT — A new homeowners' experience gives a warning on carbon monoxide detectors, but also a heartwarming ending. "There’s no reason not to have them," the homeowner said. More on this story...

Cascade High’s cheer team going to national competiton

EVERETT — Tumbling through the air, the cheerleaders stressed and flexed to get where they are as state champs. Later this month, they're going to be in Las Vegas for the big show. More on this story...

County homeless count yields important snapshot

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Last Thursday, volunteers searched across the county to interview and survey homeless people. Why? The data collection helps identify how the local situation is currently shaping up. More on this story...

Long-vacant Bickford Avenue “train station” for sale

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The building in Snohomish best known for its 19th century British train station design is on the market. In other news, there are upcoming small business events and applications are being taken for the Monroe homelessness task force. More on this story...

Bringing boundless cheer:
The Snohomish High Sparkle Squad

Doug Ramsay photo

SNOHOMISH — Even amid the band’s booming take on Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” and the squeak of sneakers taking the ball to the hoop, the cheerleaders stand out at Snohomish High School games.
This year, three in particular are adding their own pizzazz to high-spirited routines. More on this story...

Opioids being misused by many county residents

At least 36 people died homeless on the streets




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