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Fire commissioner takes leave after misuse of public office and squatting allegations surface

Steve Hickey

RAVENSDALE—King County Fire District 47 Commissioner, homebuilder, and independent journalist, Steve Hickey, who has allegedly been squatting in a $1.4 million home in Ravensdale for two years without paying rent, according to the house’s current, and previous owners, has now taken an impromptu leave of absence as a fire commissioner after allegations surface of misusing […]

Three babies exposed to fentanyl in Everett

fentanyl Everett

EVERETT—Three children under the age of one were exposed to fentanyl in Everett in April, all within a short four-day-window. One of these children, unfortunately, died. The first child, an 11-month-old, was found unresponsive by their parents on Saturday, April 20, Fox13 first reported. The child was administered Narcan before being transported to a nearby […]

Op-Ed: Sno-Isle Library’s new custom reading list program

reading list

Summer months and sunnier days are ahead of us Snohomies and with that comes a summer reading list! As much as I enjoy spending a cold, dark, and gray Washington winter evening brewing a cup of green tea, putting on some sweat pants, wrapping myself in a blanket, and cracking open a good book listening […]

Reichert holds latest campaign fundraiser at Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish


SNOHOMISH—Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Reichert held a fundraiser event at Thomas Family Farms in Snohomish Tuesday, May 21. The event was hosted by State Representative/Snohomish County Councilman Sam Low and Snohomish County Councilman Nate Nehring with approximately 175 attendees. The evening began around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and included a dinner, keynote speakers, and opportunities to […]

Are we on the verge of a third World War? Here’s a glimpse at rising global conflicts

world war

With global tensions rising—through Israel’s relentless attack on Gaza, what the conflict could mean for the rest of the Middle East, Russian troops pouring over the north border of Ukraine Saturday, Sudan on the brink of collapse from civil war, Myanmar in revolution, Haiti overrun with violent gangs with no military to protect them, Armenians […]

Snohomish County has one of the state’s lowest unemployment rates

Snohomish unemployment

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Snohomish County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Washington State according to the Washington State Employment Security Department’s monthly report, but Washington State in general still ranks higher than most states in the nation. Snohomish County is currently tied with neighboring King County with a rate of 4.1%. On the opposite end, […]

Larsen tours Meadowdale High School to discuss LED lighting replacements

LED lighting

LYNNWOOD—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) met with Edmonds School District Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Miner, and other ESD staff, on Monday, May 20, for a tour of Lynnwood’s Meadowdale High School where he discussed a recent earmark request of $2.2 million to replace florescent bulbs with LED lighting at three schools. The three schools—Meadowdale High School, Edmonds-Woodway […]

Coroner official report on Boeing whistleblower, rules suicide

Boeing whistleblower

CHARLESTON, SC—The Charleston County Coroner’s Office released its official report revealing the cause of death of 62-year-old John Mitchell Barnett, a Boeing whistleblower who was found dead in his truck on March 9. The official cause of death was determined to be a single gunshot wound to the head, the manner of death, suicide. Barnett […]

Road rage incident on I-5 leads to fatal altercation with WSP

WSP altercation

EVERETT—A road rage incident led to a deadly altercation between Washington State Patrol (WSP) and a suspect Thursday on the shoulder of Interstate 5 by Everett. Washington State Patrol responded to a road rage incident shortly after 4 p.m. on I-5 near milepost 197. The suspect allegedly began ramming a Washington State Department of Transportation […]

Construction of new Scriber Lake Park Boardwalk Trail underway

Scriber Lake Park Boardwalk Trail

LYNNWOOD—The City of Lynnwood’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department broke ground on its Scriber Lake Park Boardwalk Trail on Thursday, May 16, which, when construction is complete next year, will offer South Lynnwood a new accessible way to enjoy nature without ever leaving the city limits. The $5.5 million project, which was approved by […]

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