May 19, 2024 11:09 am

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Latest polling has Ferguson leading gubernatorial field but all may not be rosy

gubernatorial polling

SEATTLE—New gubernatorial polling from the left-leaning Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI) has Attorney General Robert “Bob” Ferguson leading in a head-to-head General Election match-up with Republican candidate Dave Reichert. However, a four-way race that includes endorsed Washington State Republican Party Candidate Semi Bird and Democratic challenger Mark Mullet shows opportunity for Republicans ahead of the August […]

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 […]

Snohomish County Public Works wins national award for Little Bear Creek

Little Bear Creek

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Snohomish County Public Works is being recognized nationally for an innovative project that changes the way the County handles wetland mitigation and saves millions of dollars in future taxpayer funds. The creation of Little Bear Creek Advance Mitigation Site (LBCAMS) has been named a national 2024 Public Works Project of the Year from the […]

Gubernatorial candidate says she feels bullied out of the race

El'ona Kearney

SEATAC—Democratic Gubernatorial candidate El’ona Kearney says she feels the Democratic Party is bullying her out of the gubernatorial race to direct votes toward her opponent’s campaign, Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Kearney is one of four women running for Washington State governor alongside Cassondra Hanson (D), Jennifer Hoover (R), and Rosetta Marshall-Williams (Independent). She has also […]

Archbishop Murphy High School celebrates completion of Healing Pole

healing pole

EVERETT—Students of Archbishop Murphy High School (AMHS), in a celebration of culture and healing, joined by members of the Tulalip Tribes celebrated the completion of The Healing Pole, a yearlong project spearheaded by master woodcarver, Artist-in-Residence James Madison. “To represent our culture here at AMHS is a dream come true,” said Madison, who is a […]

Homage expands FREE Mental Health Services to older adults

Mental Health Services

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—As this month marks National Mental Health Awareness Month, Homage Senior Services is expanding its mental health services across Snohomish County, especially to those who live in more rural areas, thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Cambia Health Foundation. Homage provides mental health services to older adults age 60+ at ten senior and […]

Snohomish County Council approves ordinance to ban sale of fireworks

fireworks

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—The Snohomish County Council voted unanimously to amend the county code (SCC 30.53A.726) prohibiting the sale of fireworks in all “no fireworks areas” where use is currently banned. Ordinance 23-057 would have no impact on the sale of fireworks this July 4th (2024). According to RCW 70.77.250(4), ordinances adopted by counties or cities which […]

Ferguson campaign threatens legal action against gubernatorial opponents

ferguson

SEATTLE, Wash., May 13, 2024—Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by former King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, held a press conference in Seattle, Monday, May 13, addressing the two other “Bob Fergusons” that filed for the Governor race last week and threatened legal action if they do not drop out of the race by […]

Jews and Christians rally demanding UW end antisemitism on campus

antisemitism

SEATTLE—Approximately 500 attended a “United for Israel March” at the University of Washington, led by Pursuit Church NW, on Sunday, May 12, to take a stand against antisemitism that is plaguing the university’s campus. They were met with less than 200 pro-Hamas counter protesters whose faces were covered. The rally and following march were peaceful. […]

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