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Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens has a free winter pruning class with Trevor Cameron scheduled for Saturday, Feb 17, from noon to 1 p.m. The event is at Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson …

Sens. Lovick, Liias sponsor a bill to lower the legal blood alcohol level for driving to .05

To curb traffic fatalities, lawmakers are proposing reducing the legal limit for driving while intoxicated. SB 5002 amends the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for driving a motor vehicle from …

Ristorante Machiavelli closing its Capitol Hill location

Ristorante Machiavelli, which opened a second location in Edmonds in January, announced on Instagram that is closing its original location on Capitol Hill in Seattle after 36 years. "The years …

On Feb. 2,  U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) visited Spokane to celebrate the relaunch of The Black Lens, an independent community publication focused on news and stories that impact the Black …

Snohomish City Council Member Tom Merrill was selected by his peers this week to serve as chair of the Community Transit Board of Directors for 2024. Merrill has lived in the city of Snohomish …

Police arrest south Everett shooting suspect

Skagit County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) will be conducting the investigation and handling the case of an officer-involved shooting that happened Wednesday, Jan. 31, near Paine Field Way …

In 2017, the Utah Legislature passed a bill that lowered the blood alcohol content (BAC) from 0.08 to 0.05. It was the first state in the nation to do so. Now, Washington wants to follow suit, …

41 years: Sgt. Dave Sorenson honored for his service to Snohomish County

After 41 years of service to the citizens of Snohomish County, Sgt. Dave Sorenson served his last day in law enforcement and retired Jan. 26. At a gathering of more than 40 law enforcement …

U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier (WA-08), Suzan DelBene (WA-01) – who represents Mill Creek – and Marie Glusenkamp Perez (WA-03) have introduced the National Landslide Preparedness Act …

Bill Iffrig, 89, a Run of the Mill 5K favorite, dies

Bill Iffrig, famously seen on the cover of Sports Illustrated after the Boston Marathon bombing and who competed in Mill Creek's Run of the Mill 5K in 2015, died Jan. 8 at age 89. Iffrig told …

On Jan. 18, the House Finance Committee met to hear testimony on House Bill 2276 , sponsored by  Rep. April Berg , D-Mill Creek. The bill, also known as The Affordable Homes Act, will help fund …

Strom Peterson: 'Work to be done' on splitting of residential lots

The state House of Representatives recently voted to require cities to allow residential property owners to split their lots into smaller parcels – the first of many proposals this year aimed at getting more housing built across Washington.

Legislature to decide on high-speed pursuits

A citizen initiative aimed at giving police wider discretion on when they engage in high-speed pursuits was forwarded to the Legislature on Jan. 11. Secretary of State Steve Hobbs notified the Legislature petitions for Initiative 2113 meet all legal requirements.

Washington State Ferries has had its share of problems in recent years: an aging fleet, a shortage of workers, reduced service. Next week, WSF will share updates on its system-wide service during …

Micah Rowland will remain chair of the South County Fire Board of Commissioners for 2024. Commissioners reelected Rowland to lead the board during a meeting Tuesday. "It is truly an honor to be elected to serve as chair of this amazing organization," Rowland said.

Beacon columnist Chuck Wright created an image of Thursday's snow in Mill Creek from the safety of his house.

YMCA of Snohomish County will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting its third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Inspirational Weekend Jan. 12-15. The weekend …

Lessons from the orca | Moment's Notice

Just last week, we learned that our Puget Sound pod of resident orcas, J Pod, had welcomed a new addition. Baby J60 was seen swimming with his mother (orca watchers have confirmed the new calf is …

New Snohomish County sheriff takes oath of office

Sheriff Susanna Johnson took the oath of office at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Snohomish County Public Utility District Auditorium in Everett. Over 300 people packed the auditorium, with many …

Susanna Johnson: The new sheriff in town | Darn Wright

She's the new sheriff in town. If for some reason you haven't heard, then you must have been hunkering down somewhere in the Badlands. For well over 20 years serving on the Snohomish County …

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