Monroe

A woman walk up to closed doors at the Josephine Caring Community on Wednesday, March 11, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

COVID is making its way back into long-term care homes

More than 20 such facilities are dealing with outbreaks as countywide infections continue to rise.

 

Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Commission suspends license of ex-doctor at Monroe prison

Dr. Julia Barnett was fired in April 2019 by the state Department of Corrections.

 

Sky Valley Education Center teacher Jeanna Stroble, who has been a teacher for 34 years, waves a sign in support while wearing a T-Rex costume as the We Teach Monroe parade and rally drives by on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Back to remote learning for Monroe district’s first-graders

The switch comes after some in-person classes, and a warning that teachers could be fired for not showing up.

 

Fryelands Elementary School in Monroe. (Monroe School District)

Monroe teachers who resist in-person classes could be fired

The district is bringing first-graders back to schools Tuesday. Their usual teachers might not be there.

Fryelands Elementary School in Monroe. (Monroe School District)

Monroe teachers vote against in-person first grade classes

First-graders were to start a hybrid schedule on Monday, but teachers say the district is not ready.

Monroe teachers urge district to pause further reopening

The school board there is moving forward with a plan to bring first-graders back on campuses on Nov. 16.

Companies illegally dumped debris into Skykomish River for three years

The dumping impacted almost three acres of wetlands and over 2,000 linear feet of streams.

Firefighters were dispatched to a burning home Wednesday night in Monroe. (Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)

Fire crews fight blaze at Monroe-area house throughout night

No injuries were reported. Access to water was a challenge as firefighters fought the flames.

Firefighters were dispatched to a burning home Wednesday night in Monroe. (Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)
Monroe Police Department

Police search for Monroe bank robbery suspect, hope for tips

A search with a police dog and drone could not track down the suspect Monday afternoon.

Monroe Police Department
Ian Terry / The HeraldAn abandoned car sits on flooded Mann Road in Sultan on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.Photo taken on 11132015

County considers raising roads to skirt flooding near Sultan

Ben Howard Road and Mann Road are in line for culverts and elevation gains.

Ian Terry / The HeraldAn abandoned car sits on flooded Mann Road in Sultan on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.Photo taken on 11132015
Jack, a missing kangaroo, was found in a Monroe carport Tuesday. (Monroe Police Department)

Missing baby kangaroo in Monroe has been found, police say

Authorities say the animal took off Tuesday morning after being let out of a van for nature’s call.

Jack, a missing kangaroo, was found in a Monroe carport Tuesday. (Monroe Police Department)
Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A toll? More lanes? Have your say on future U.S. 2 trestle

WSDOT wants to know what people think of the existing highway link and its eventual replacement.

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Seattle cop got preferential treatment in prostitution arrest

Seattle cop got preferential treatment in prostitution arrest

The officer, who lives in Monroe, also serves as a commissioner for Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Seattle cop got preferential treatment in prostitution arrest
County grows ‘no-shooting’ zone after bullet just misses child

County grows ‘no-shooting’ zone after bullet just misses child

The Snohomish County Council voted Wednesday to prohibit shooting in two areas on Monroe’s outskirts.

County grows ‘no-shooting’ zone after bullet just misses child
After bullet nearly hits child, ‘no-shooting’ zone may expand

After bullet nearly hits child, ‘no-shooting’ zone may expand

The Snohomish County Council is weighing the measure for areas on the outskirts of Monroe.

After bullet nearly hits child, ‘no-shooting’ zone may expand
A yellow haze settles over the fiery Pacific Northwest

A yellow haze settles over the fiery Pacific Northwest

Meanwhile, the Downey Creek forest fire doubled in size. Relief in the form of rain may be coming.

A yellow haze settles over the fiery Pacific Northwest
Police: Man shot in head at Monroe party, expected to live

Police: Man shot in head at Monroe party, expected to live

A suspect has not been identified. Monroe detectives are still investigating and asking for tips.

Police: Man shot in head at Monroe party, expected to live

Man found dead in Snoqualmie River south of Monroe

An empty truck was left running at the Crescent Lake boat launch. An empty boat was recovered upstream.

Cancelled by COVID: Life without the Evergreen State Fair

Cancelled by COVID: Life without the Evergreen State Fair

How losing the county’s largest event affects vendors, students, businesses and local governments.

Cancelled by COVID: Life without the Evergreen State Fair

Food drive to celebrate fair community, despite cancellation

Participants should bring non-perishable goods and decorate their vehicles for the drive-thru event.

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