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Farming season back in action

The old saying goes that April showers bring May flowers. Well, April also brings the start of farming season in the Northwest. Farmers in the county have begun plowing their fields these past two weeks to prepare them for planting corn, pumpkins and other crops. Above, Brian Brager uses a disk plow to turn up the soil in one of the fields at Stocker Farms in the Snohomish River Valley last week.




2-1-1 help hotline calls tripled in March

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish County residents made more than 2,000 calls to the 211 resource hotline, and here's what they have asked for help with. More on this story...


While virus models show hope, social limits may stay for now

SNOHOMISH — Models show the spread has plateaued — the curve is flattening within Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee last week indicated that’s not good enough as people are still at risk until the state has a way to do wide, rapid testing and case containment. More on this story...


News Bites for April 22, 2020

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Eason in the NFL Draft, Snohomish approval decision for tiny house hotel, local auto graphics legend dies, plasma sought from virus-recovered, and more. More on this story...


Mayors write letter to public regarding COVID-19

The mayors of Snohomish County cities issued a joint letter Friday, April 24 to the community. Here is the letter...


Hundreds of prisoners to be released statewide

The state has begun releasing hundreds of prisoners early to reduce population counts. Some had burglaries, drug offenses, vehicle possession violations, or illegal firearm possession crimes, the Tribune saw. Here's what decisions are being used on who to release, and how people have reacted. More on this story...


Independent contractors, and others so far shut out, can begin applying for state unemployment on Saturday

Hundreds of thousands of independent contractors and other people so far snagged in the system will be able to begin making successful claims starting Saturday, April 18. The website ESD.WA.GOV will begin allowing people to make claims who have been denied...More on this story...


Snohomish pharmacy producing hand sanitizer

SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish pharmacy has donated 350 bottles of hand sanitizer to local organizations and is selling sanitizer to the public as well. Other independent pharmacies might start, too. More on this story...


Snohomish Zion Lutheran makes a vast renovation

SNOHOMISH — Zion Lutheran Church didn't plan to undergo a big renovation within its 97-year-old walls, but after the roof needed to be fixed, the church ultimately decided it was time to do much more. More on this story...


Sultan dump reopened, but people asked to use facilities sparingly and maintain social distancing

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — People are processing what to do with their unwanted items as some outlets, such as thrift stores, are closed, and others are limited. Curbside trash collectors Waste Management and Republic Services have instituted some limitations, too. More on this story...


Food banks prepare to feed more people

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Local food bank leaders are readying to serve more people, and discuss what they can use for help. More on this story...


Congress working on next wave of COVID-19 public assistance

Information on stimulus checks, unemployment claims, small business loans and small business grants from a telephone town hall Tuesday, April 7. Congress is working on a CARES 2.0 Act to extend benefits. More on this story...


Snohomish County looking for input on light rail planning area

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish County is seeking public input in an online survey on how to plan ahead for the area around two future light rail stations in south Everett and Lynnwood. More on this story...


Still game for adventure, owners of British pub on First Street look to retire

SNOHOMISH — After 30 years operating in Snohomish, they'll sell the restaurant and pub to whoever wants to offer the right price as part of their retirement plan. More on this story...



Snohomish County unemployment numbers staggering

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish County sits near the apex of a rocketing rise in state unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More on this story...


Underlying health affects COVID-19 severity risk

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Underlying conditions have factored into the severity of COVID-19, which affects both the upper and lower respiratory areas. Doctors from Western Washington Medical Group explain. More on this story...


Local spirit-makers shifting to make hand sanitizer

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Area distillers, such as in Arlington, are working to produce and sanitizer and some, such as in Snohomish, hope to start production soon. More on this story...


Crafters and 3D printers producing masks to help with supply

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Everyday craftspeople are jumping in to sew face masks for whoever can use them to help fight medical supply shortages. Inside, find resources on how make one. More on this story...


What can coronavirus feel like? Aches, fever and more

EVERETT — An Everett man, 33, tells his story on what it feels like to be infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and urges people to take the spread risk seriously.

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Kimberly-Clark site work halts soon after it began

EVERETT — Cleanup of the former Kimberly-Clark mill site has halted while Washingtonians shelter at home to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. More on this story...


Additional coronavirus coverage

Need a doctor? Virtual visits can help lessen virus spread

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Medical clinics are encouraging people to reach them without having to physically visit. More on this story...

COVID-19 virus: what you can do

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Effective hand-washing and social distancing are some of the ways to help prevent spreading the new coronavirus, COVID-19.  More on this story...

Local restaurants strive to keep their footing during coronavirus shutdowns

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Restaurants explain the tough choices they've had to make, how much business was hurt, and how they have adapted during the restrictions on dining facilities and bars. More on this story...

Public records access altered temporarily by governor

A proclamation from Gov. Jay Inslee temporarily changes how public records are accessed. More on this story...


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