Mill Creek

Ballot drop box in Mill Creek hit by truck, closed for now

The box was damaged Friday. Ballots inside will be counted. Officials gave other dropoff options.

 

Two teens shot near Mill Creek, taken to hospitals

The males, 17 and 18, were in a vehicle when two males approached and got into an altercation.

 

Scott Eastman

Acting Mill Creek police chief’s layoff came with $24k payout

The city admitted no fault in its agreement with Scott Eastman, who wasn’t picked as permanent chief.

 

A suspect in a carjacking hangs almost 60 feet up in a tree after climbing it to avoid police on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 near Mill Creek, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After gunfire, Bothell carjacking suspect climbs a tree

He allegedly passed a trooper at 114 mph on a motorcycle, crashed, stole a car, fled gunshots and climbed 60 feet.

A suspect in a carjacking hangs almost 60 feet up in a tree after climbing it to avoid police on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 near Mill Creek, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead

Mead faces Republican challenger in bid to keep council seat

Brenda Carrington hopes to unseat the appointed, Democratic Snohomish County councilman on Nov. 3.

Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead
Scott Eastman

Mill Creek acting police chief laid off; new chief picked

Scott Eastman fell victim to budget cuts. Meanwhile, the city’s legal bills are estimated at $1.7 million for 2020.

Scott Eastman

Boeing engineer appointed to Mill Creek City Council

Benjamin Briles was sworn in last week after former Mayor Pam Pruitt resigned mid-term in August.

Human skeletal remains found Saturday near Mill Creek

Circumstances around the death are under investigation by the sheriff’s office Major Crimes Unit.

Mill Creek’s new mayor breaks silence over city manager

The City Council said Michael Ciaravino is meeting expectations, but some areas need improvement.

48 years after Jody Loomis was killed, a trial draws near

Defendant Terrence Miller’s lawyers asked to delay the murder trial beyond October. A judge denied the motion.

‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor

Mill Creek workers helped deliver her big donation. Experts see a critical need for food assistance.

County asks: What should housing look like near light rail?

Snohomish County wants public input on housing types in the areas around light rail stations.

Mill Creek city employees’ union calls for top official’s ouster

They cite City Manager Michael Ciaravino’s decision to lay off longtime staffers instead of instituting furloughs.

Mill Creek mayor resigns mid-term, citing personal reasons

Pam Pruitt, a figure in city politics since the 80s, stepped down Monday with little formal notice.

Mill Creek finance director steps down for ‘personal reasons’

This fall, the city will confront pandemic-fueled budget issues without Jeff Balentine.

Mead and Carrington lead in Snohomish County Council race

Incumbent PUD Commissioner Sid Logan will likely face Rob Toyer for a spot on the utility board.

Four vie for county council district 4 post

The seat represents Mill Creek, part of Bothell, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated parts of the county.

In Mill Creek, more drama at City Hall — and a budget crisis

The city manager is under fire for hiring friends, laying off long-timers and soaring legal bills.

An open House seat draws three hopefuls with civic resumes

Democrats Anne Anderson and April Berg, and Republican Mark James, are vying to serve the 44th District.

Swoosh-Bam-Pow! COVID villain can’t stop Free Comic Book fun

The popular annual free comic day blockbuster was reworked by the pandemic to last all summer.

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