Tuesday Aug 26
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News
Mt. Index Riversites: enjoying U.S. 2 access at last
Mt. Index Riversite residents celebrating the new bridge during the ribbon-cutting celebration on Saturday, Aug. 16. After the ribbon cutting, the community gathered for a barbecue.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Nearly 35 Million Traveling this Labor Day Says AAA, Highest Since Recession Driven Decline
AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Washington Policy Center
State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction say ...
The State Board of Education objects to using letter grades to make the State Board's Public School Achievement Index understandable.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Around Snohomish County
Snohomish County Fire District 28 in Index has received new rescue equipment thanks to a grant.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Bridge reconnects cut-off Washington neighborhood
Mud still blocks Mount Index River Road, necessitating a hike along a 1,100-foot trail and then a walk or drive of up to another three miles, depending where one lives and whether there's a vehicle available.
Monroe steam stack will be decoratively painted
The steam stack at the old Carnation milk condensery on U.S. 2 is set to get a new look.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Unhappy homeowner threatened to blow up bridge, police say
One man got so upset at the homeowners association last week that he called the Snohomish County Public Utility District and threatened to blow up a newly built bridge to the neighborhood, court records show.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Divide between red and blue states over health care deepens
States that have aggressively put the Affordable Care Act into practice have cut the number of uninsured residents sharply - in some cases in half or better - while those that balked have improved little if at all, according to new data released Tuesday.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Viggo Mortensen Gets Co-Stars for 'Captain Fantastic'
If someone was to stop you on the streets and ask what the upcoming film Captain Fantastic was about, odds are you would guess that it is the latest movie to be released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The News Tribune
Home prices up 7.1 percent in June 2014 over 2013
In its regular monthly report, CoreLogic, the California-based real estate analytics firm, said home prices in Tacoma and Lakewood increased by 7.1 percent in 2014 compared to June 2013.
Around Snohomish County
A public hearing will be held during the City Council meeting Wednesday, Aug. 6, on proposed legislation to adopt a $20 vehicle license fee within the city.
Feeling the burn - Tue, 05 Aug 2014 PST
As a person with COPD, Peggy Clymore catches the air-quality reports on the early-morning news and adjusts a But under recent smoky skies in Spokane as a massive wildfire raged in north-central Washington, Clymore, 71, stayed indoors all day, windows clamped shut and swamp cooler running.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
Guest Commentary / U.S. Department of Labor study: Stats debunk wage myths
John Burbank, executive director of the labor union-supported Economic Opportunity Institute, for one, owes us an answer.