Snohomish

An artist’s rendering of the 4,600-square-foot Progressive Animal Welfare Society hospital south of Snohomish that will care for injured and orphaned wild animals. (PAWS)  20220121

Bears, bobcats, oh my: Wildlife center takes shape near Snohomish

In Lynnwood, PAWS could care for six bears at a time. Now, they’ll have space for 30 — and a lot more.

 

A mail carrier delivers mail along Dubuque Road in Snohomish on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mail delays frustrate and perplex Snohomish residents

One woman waited two weeks for delivery. Then came “an avalanche of mail.” The Postal Service blames snow and staffing issues.

 

Snohomish roofing company fined another $425K for safety violations

Allways Roofing has had at least seven serious injuries on its job sites, according to the state.

 

Fire damages Snohomish High School

Smoke damaged the lobby vestibule. There were no injuries and a damage estimate was not yet available.

Woman charged with firing bullet that hit Snohomish girl, 12

The girl was feeding her chickens when she was shot in the leg. Her neighbor faces criminal charges.

Aaron Blanchard becomes emotional while speaking to the court during his sentencing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

4 years in prison for driver who killed Snohomish motorcyclist

Aaron Blanchard’s sentence was well above state sentencing guidelines. The crash killed Brandon Elias in 2019.

Aaron Blanchard becomes emotional while speaking to the court during his sentencing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Students gather in front of Everett High School on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 for a walkout, calling attention to the prevalence of sexual assault and to ask the school district to implement change to stop it. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Around Snohomish County, students walk out to protest ‘rape culture’

Recent and past incidents sparked high school walkouts this fall in Everett, Lake Stevens and Snohomish.

Students gather in front of Everett High School on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 for a walkout, calling attention to the prevalence of sexual assault and to ask the school district to implement change to stop it. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Streateries dot the streets of downtown Edmonds Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds council keeps ‘streateries,’ but businesses must pay

Council members were split 4-3 in approving the pricey $4,000 permit, with one calling it “elitist.”

Streateries dot the streets of downtown Edmonds Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prison and a $273K bill for Snohomish insurance agent’s fraud

Vicki Boser, 58, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison. She was also ordered to repay clients.

Anthony Schmidt, 13, uses forced perspective photography to make model cars look real. This was taken at King Charley’s Drive-In on Highway 9 in Snohomish. (Anthony Schmidt)

He’s 13, and famous for photos making toy cars look real

Anthony Schmidt, who is on the autism spectrum, has gallery exhibits, 2,500 model cars and a real 1957 Ford named Betty.

Anthony Schmidt, 13, uses forced perspective photography to make model cars look real. This was taken at King Charley’s Drive-In on Highway 9 in Snohomish. (Anthony Schmidt)

Police: Student, 13, falsely accused classmate of making threat

The student alleged the classmate called to say there would be a shooting at Hidden River Middle School.

Lawsuit: Snohomish chiropractor sexually abused girl, 14

A young woman filed a new civil case against Kenneth Parker, a former Snohomish chiropractor accused of abusing over 20 patients.

Previous Smith Ave campers have relocated to across the  'no-sit, no-lie' ordinance boundary and set up on Hewitt at the US 2 entrance in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish County proposes 0.1% sales tax for affordable housing

The tax could be approved without a public vote. It would allow for a dramatic increase in new housing for low-income people.

Previous Smith Ave campers have relocated to across the  'no-sit, no-lie' ordinance boundary and set up on Hewitt at the US 2 entrance in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A woman walks a dog in downtown Snohomish on Oct. 22. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Snohomish adopts sales tax for mental health, affordable housing

The city’s new 0.1% tax is also under consideration elsewhere in Snohomish County.

A woman walks a dog in downtown Snohomish on Oct. 22. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Snohomish man dies in crash on I-90 near Ritzville

The 37-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after a trailer he was towing jackknifed.

Shawn Loring, owner of Lazy Boy Brewing, received $10,000 through Everett's federal CARES Act funding.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett, Snohomish breweries to open on Everett waterfront

Lazy Boy Brewing and Sound to Summit see a bright future at the port’s Waterfront Place.

Shawn Loring, owner of Lazy Boy Brewing, received $10,000 through Everett's federal CARES Act funding.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Girl injured by gunshot near Snohomish

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 6600 block of 181st Avenue SE around 4:50 p.m.

A chart showing predicted Snohomish River levels in coming days. The purple line signifies a major flood. (Northwest River Forecast Center) 20211111

Snohomish, Skykomish rivers may see major flooding Friday

As a storm pummels the Cascade Range, rivers will rise swiftly around Puget Sound, according to the National Weather Service.

A chart showing predicted Snohomish River levels in coming days. The purple line signifies a major flood. (Northwest River Forecast Center) 20211111
Top (L-R): Linda Redmon, Tom Merrill, David Flynn. Center (L-R): Lea Anne Burke, Felix Neals, Karen Guzak. Bottom  (L-R): Larry Countryman, Steve Dana, John Kartak, Brian Mills, Kari Zimmerman.

New Snohomish mayor, council aim to bring city ‘together again’

Conservative Mayor John Kartak has conceded. Two like-minded council members are losing to challengers.

Top (L-R): Linda Redmon, Tom Merrill, David Flynn. Center (L-R): Lea Anne Burke, Felix Neals, Karen Guzak. Bottom  (L-R): Larry Countryman, Steve Dana, John Kartak, Brian Mills, Kari Zimmerman.
Snohomish Mayor John Kartak, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Marysville School Board Director Vanessa Edwards, Everett City Councilmember Paul Roberts. Bottom (L-R): Snohomish Councilmember Larry Countryman, Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Bothell City Councilmember Rosemary McAuliffe.

Snohomish County voters said goodbye to these 7 incumbents

Collectively, these mayors, councilmembers and a school board director served decades in elected office.

Snohomish Mayor John Kartak, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Marysville School Board Director Vanessa Edwards, Everett City Councilmember Paul Roberts. Bottom (L-R): Snohomish Councilmember Larry Countryman, Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Bothell City Councilmember Rosemary McAuliffe.