In Our View: Preparing for Natural Disasters: Learning from Oklahoma
The Oz-like nightmare of the EF-5 tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., on Monday surpassed the force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Tue May 14, 2013
State budget: Only U.S. citizens in public schools
Some of us have had an experience of being short of money. We had things that we HAD to pay and things that we could put off till next week or month or whatever.
Fri May 10, 2013
Keep busy this weekend: Plant flowers for Mom, or take her somewhere fun
For kids -- and kids at heart: Families can see and touch emergency vehicles including police, fire, public works and other emergency and utility vehicles at Touch-a-Truck. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rosehill Community Center Upper Parking Lot, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.
2 Mother's Day options
Still thinking about what to do with mom this Mother's Day? Here are two ideas: live theater and a free boat ride.
Stunning art on display over 2 weekends on Camano
In his Camano Island studio and home, Marc Boutte is surrounded by the stunning pieces of art he has created.
Thu May 09, 2013
'Barefoot Bandit' Colton Harris-Moore writes letter of gratitude
The so-called Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore, released a handwritten note Thursday vowing, "I will have a beautiful life." Apparently, Harris-Moore wanted to say these words to the judge at his sentencing in Skagit County Wednesday but there was some confusion and he was led away before he could speak.
Wed May 08, 2013
New Brewery & Pub Coming to Mountlake Terrace
We've been hearing rumors for months. There's a sign on the door that says, "Restaurant and Brewery Coming Soon." Now we have confirmation that the community of Mountlake Terrace is going to get a new brewpub.
Tue May 07, 2013
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News
Housing Hope raising funds to raise some roofs
Snohomish County's Housing Hope organization is holding a dinner on May 16at the Tulalip Resort to raise fund to continue with their mission to "promote and provide a continuum of safe, decent, affordable housing and necessary related services for very low and low income residents of Snohomish County and Camano Island." Begun in 1987, Housing Hope ... (more)
Mon May 06, 2013
Marysville fires officer whose tot killed sister
A Marysville police officer whose daughter was fatally shot by his then-3-year-old son with a handgun left unattended in the family's van has been fired, the city announced Monday.
In the Pacific Northwest, Native American Communities Plan for Climate Change
While we've heard a lot about the transformational climate change adaptation plans of New York City and other big coastal cities, small coastal communities are also creating bold plans for how to handle tidal surges, rising sea levels, and temperature changes.
Sat May 04, 2013
Talk shop on the farm: Meet farmers and gardeners on 2-day self-guided tour
Farm dogs enjoy a leisurely stroll by a dilapidated garage with a colorful mural at Shambala Permaculture Farm & Edible Perennial Nursery on Camano Island.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Reader says Getchell Road safety fixes take priority
Shari Ireton, spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office, adds: Recently we have increased traffic patrols in the area.
Save this 'sombrero' for Cinco de Mayo
Judyrae Kruse is taking some time off. Here is an encore column from May 2005. You have to figure that if it's the fifth of May for we Norteamericanos, then it's bound to be Cinco de Mayo for those folks of Mexican heritage.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Get on your bike: Bike safety refresher and upcoming group rides
Dr. Art Grossman rides south, past the bluff at Legion Park in Everett on a sunny day in early February.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Walk a spit on Camano Island, May 4
Get out your walking shoes. Or boots. Join Friends of Camano Island Parks members May 4 for a guided community walk at Iverson Spit Preserve, Kristoferson Creek Habitat and English Boom Historical Park.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Attorneys still doing battle in Barefoot Bandit case
A Nebraska prosecutor has dismissed charges against the man known as the Barefoot Bandit, but his Skagit County case continues, now with a subpoena to prosecutors by Colton Harris-Moore's attorney.