Annual Lake Tye triathlon is almost here

MONROE ­— The 15th annual Lake Tye Triathlon in Monroe will be Saturday, Aug. 3.

Everett Prop. 1 is city’s ask of locals to increase taxes to avoid budget cuts

EVERETT — The city is asking voters to permanently increase the city property tax rate to maintain public services in the budget.

Snohomish Aquatic Center patrons petition to prioritize seniors’ open fitness hours in summer

SNOHOMISH -- The new summer schedule for water walking and river walking at the Snohomish Aquatic Center restricts access to early mornings and late evenings, which many of the senior patrons have difficulty attending. A petition was launched.

Monroe council debates levy lid lift, action may come July 23

MONROE -- The City Council’s members, during their July 9 meeting, discussed preparing a resolution for action on July 23 to place a property tax levy lid lift on this November’s ballot.

Guest opinion: In prisons, a lack of respect

In prisons, a lack of respect

County puts Public Safety Tax on Nov. ballot

The Snohomish County Council put a Public Safety Tax measure on November's ballot

Water safety camps teaching life skills to young swimmers, boaters

MONROE -- Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue (SRFR) put on a free water safety day camp twice a year for children 6-12 to learn the dos and don’ts of playing in or near water. Another is coming July 17.

County opens secure elections center

Snohomish County has opened a secure elections center

Area grocery stores to be sold if merger of Albertsons, Kroger succeeds

As Albertsons/Safeway works to merge with Kroger (Fred Meyer), the two will sell off 124 of their stores in Washington state (19 in the county), plus 456 in other states. Affected stores include two in Snohomish, one in Monroe and two in Everett in a list released July 9 (local-area store list below).

Pirates roam Salty Sea Days

Pirates, priates, pirates - a picture from Salty Sea Days

Teen survives river drowning

Teen survives river drowning in Monroe

1st of 6 Everett red light camera spots begin citing drivers

EVERETT -- Citations began today for red light runners at Broadway and 16th Street, the first of Everett’s six locations where it will have red light cameras.

The All Stars of Little League

EVERETT — Around one dozen of the best players get the chance to represent their Little League as District 1 All Stars and keep playing baseball into the summer.

Public monitoring cameras coming to Everett

EVERETT — Over 70 cameras will be installed in Everett public parks and streets. In late May, the City Council agreed to a contract with Flock Safety to use A.I. equipment for monitoring.

New chainsaw carving in Snohomish honors Riverview

SNOHOMISH — A big eagle from a local carver honors Riverview Elementary school nearby.