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Amber Alert issued after Spokane father stabs mom, takes off with son, police say

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a 5-year-old child who was taken by his father near Spokane Tuesday morning. The man, who is the estranged husband to the child's mother, broke into their home in the 12800 block of E. Blossey Ave. in Spokane Valley, stabbed the mother and took th


Police: Man stabs, kills convenience store clerk in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. — A 25-year-old man is behind bars facing murder and robbery charges after reportedly stabbing a convenience store clerk to death Monday night. According to Everett Police, officers responded just after 10 p.m. to an assault with a weapon call at a convenience store in the 6900 block


Community solar comes to Snohomish County

Solar power can feel out of reach. Upfront costs are usually considerable and you need a sunny roof or open space where you can put the panels. Community solar projects make it more accessible, by allowing ratepayers to buy shares in an installation that’s financed and operated by a group of investo


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Man, 52, found dead in Lynnwood apartment

LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- Authorities are investigating the death of a 52-year-old man at a Snohomish County apartment. Officials were called to the apartment building in the 15300 block of Highway 99 in Lynnwood at about 1 p.m. Monday. A spokesperson for the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a friend


Snohomish County center to offer trade apprenticeships to high schoolers

A program in Snohomish and Island counties is helping high school students build a career in the trades. The Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center offers classes in trades like construction, welding, veterinary assisting, and IT to juniors and seniors in high school.


Permanent daylight saving time passes Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA – Permanent daylight saving in Washington inched closer to reality Tuesday with final passage in the Legislature. The House approved the bill 90-6 that asks the federal government to allow states to choose year-round daylight saving time. If given that congressional “OK,” Washington would no


Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92

MONROE, Conn. — World-wide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as “The Conjuring” series and “The Amityville Horror,” died. She was 92.


Missing Everett Woman May Be In Seattle: Police

EVERETT, WA — Everett police on Monday asked nearby community members to keep an eye out for missing Everett woman Marguerite Butler, who hasn't been seen since last Friday. It's possible she's in Seattle, police said.


Conservative Washington lawmaker strikes back at critics

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker in Washington is striking back at critics who say he should resign for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday it had obtained the contents of chats from 2017 involving Rep. Matt Shea and three oth


Bong, Fast Food Bag Tips Off Redmond Cop That Driver High

REDMOND, WA — A Redmond officer recently had an extremely easy time arresting a teen for DUI with marijuana. The officer pulled the teen over along 148th Avenue Northeast around 3 a.m. last week for speeding and driving badly. When the officer walked up to the car, he looked inside and saw a loaded


Chiefs get Frank Clark from Seahawks for 1st-round pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are acquiring defensive end Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a first-round draft pick this year and a second-round pick in 2020.


SnoCo Sheriff Investigates Homicide In Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD, WA — The death of a 52-year-old Lynnwood man has prompted a homicide investigation, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. The victim's name and cause of death have not yet been released.


After death: Washington state set to become the first to allow human composting

Washington state is set to become the first state to legalize "natural organic reduction" as a burial alternative -- commonly referred to as human composting -- if a bill passed by the legislature is signed by Gov. Jay Inslee.


Washington 4th state to pass 100% clean energy bill

The Washington state legislature has passed what Governor Jay Inslee calls, "the country's most forward-looking clean energy bill." The bill will transition Washington's electricity grid to 100 percent clean energy by 2045. To meet that goal, the bill phases out coal from the state's electricity gri


Arlington police arrest man after standoff

At approximately 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, Arlington Police responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Arlington Municipal Cemetery, located at 20310 67th Ave. NE. Callers to 911 were reporting the individual was acting unusual and possible gunshots were heard.


Washington state Rep. Matt Shea condemns ‘hit-piece,’ defends running background checks

OLYMPIA — Washington state Rep. Matt Shea took to Facebook on Monday night to defend himself against allegations that he participated in a group chat that discussed attacking and conducting background checks on political opponents.


Washington State Ferries announces plan to reduce emissions, protect whales

Washington State Ferries is working to go even greener. That's the message in WSF's new two-year Sustainability Action Plan, which they released Monday in honor of Earth Day. The plan outlines goals and actions the organization plans to satisfy the state's Department of Transportation's commitment t


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The digital health market is transforming before our eyes. Unprecedented capital is penetrating the health-tech sector, with startups seeing over $8B in funding in 2018, exceeding 2017’s $5.7B venture funding, and digital health IPOs are starting to infiltrate Wall Street. Digital health acquisition


Area briefly: Shellfish harvest restricted; road work updates

Stanwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25,in the Stanwood-Camano School District Administration Building, 26920 Pioneer Highway in Stanwood. Meet council members and participate in local decisions. Agendas and meeting minutes are posted at ci.stanwood.wa.us. To inquire, call 360-6