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Firefighters stop fire spread at Bothell home

Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire in Bothell on the evening of Thanksgiving. The fire occurred in the 4600 block of 151st Place S.E. in Bothell. Firefighters responded to a. call that came in... — Updated 11/27/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Health officials: hospitals are almost at capacity

Health officials continue to plead for avoidance of gatherings during the holidays and continued compliance with COVID-19 restrictions in order to rein in a surge that threatens to... — Updated 11/27/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Maskless protest at Central Market is third in a month

An estimated 100 to 150 protestors stood outside and nearby Central Market in Town Center Sunday in a protest intended to push for a policy change to allow unmasked shoppers, all... — Updated 11/27/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Third wave of COVID-19 is 'explosive'

Infection rates for COVID-19 are creating a crushing need to double down on prevention efforts to avoid overwhelming hospital resources, as the holiday season arrives. The two-week... — Updated 11/27/2020


Governor Inslee announces new 4-week statewide restrictions

Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday, Nov. 15, announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the... — Updated 11/27/2020


Police beat: Nov. 15 to Nov. 19

Nov. 15 Verbal altercation A Mill Creek officer responded to the report of a verbal domestic between boyfriend and girlfriend in the 13500 block of 33rd Drive S.E. No crime occurred. Assault Mill Creek police responded to the... — Updated 11/27/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Vaccine research continues

Multiple vaccines are being studied for prevention of COVID and one of them is being considered for emergency use for high risk populations, by the end of the year. Pfizer's... — Updated 11/27/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Congregate facilities continue to be a COVID risk

A facility in Stanwood that cares for older adults is experiencing another COVID-19 outbreak. Since Oct. 26, the Snohomish Health District made multiple visits to Josephine,... — Updated 11/27/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Nine considered for three planning commission seats

Mill Creek’s Planning Commission is preparing for new faces after nine applied for three open seats. Current chair Stan Eisner has reapplied for his own seat, and is hoping to ser... — Updated 11/27/2020


Garden Club in Mill Creek collects more than 1,000 pounds

A food drive by the Mill Creek Garden Club drew in more than 1,000 pounds of food in the "Thanks for Giving" drive, dedicated to the Mill Creek Community Food Bank. The final tally... — Updated 11/27/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Adopt a Stream trees for salmon event begins now

Live trees at Adopt a Stream can be bought, or borrowed, then planted after the holidays. The live trees are going to "do great things for the planet for several hundred years,"... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Dining moves back outside as weather turns damp

Rain washed over the Mill Creek Town Center's Main Street the night before its restaurants would shift to outdoor dining and take-out options, in response to state restrictions,... — Updated 11/25/2020


DOH asks public to avoid pre-testing for Thanksgiving

The Department of Health strongly urges everyone to limit their holiday celebrations to only members of their immediate households. The agency also encourages anyone with symptoms or close contact with someone who is infected (or... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Vaccine research continues

Multiple vaccines are being studied for prevention of COVID and one of them is being considered for emergency use for high risk populations, by the end of the year. Pfizer's... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Berg: women encouraged to apply to planning commission

The Planning Commission for the city of Mill Creek is preparing for new faces with applications due Nov. 23, and one outgoing member is hoping women apply. Duties and... — Updated 11/24/2020


DOH pauses negative COVID-19 test results

The Department of Health is pausing the more granular report of negative COVID-19 tests to shift resources toward expansion, to maintain a clear view of where the pandemic is... — Updated 11/23/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek: new commissioners, CIP and budget in the works

City of Mill Creek residents may want to mark their calendars, and maybe even fill out an application for planning commission. An upcoming regular council meeting is scheduled on... — Updated 11/22/2020


Build a better health care budget | Prime Living

Managing a chronic disease takes plenty of special planning and attention, and in many cases, a lot of money. In some cases, the expenses associated with disease management are overwhelming, forcing patients to skip essential treat... — Updated 11/21/2020


Two islands & a fort | Prime Living

We were somewhat confused by the directions. Drive across the peninsula, then over one island to another island to find our destination for the day. Our goal was to explore a fort n... — Updated 11/20/2020


Snohomish County Superior Court suspends jury trials due to third wave

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Snohomish County Superior Court announced the suspension of jury trials until at least Jan. 8. The following statement was released by Bruce I. Weiss, presiding judge for Snohomish County Superior Court:... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Crashed websites do not stop fundraiser or donors

A crashed website did not stop Habitat for Humanity from surpassing its goal for the "Raise the Roof" fundraiser. "We are still working on repairing our website," said Grace... — Updated 11/19/2020



Veterans honored, remotely The City of Mill Creek's annual Veteran's Day event was Nov. 11, online. The commemorative video is available here: It aired on... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Waiting on a friend

Angel, a Chihuahua Jack Russell mix, stands sentry on the lap of Mill Creek resident Levi Alva. Alva was waiting outside, masked, for his girlfriend to get done at Ideal Image Med... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

We're here to tell your stories

Department of Fish & Wildlife trackers and their dogs had cornered the mountain lion up in a tree, and were waiting for a veterinarian to arrive with a tranquilizer gun. The mountain lion, also known as a cougar or puma, had been... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By David Pan    News

Tragic accident leads to area man's passion

Michael Mathis has always been a fighter. That was never more evident than when he was 11 and nearly lost his life in a horrific accident at a friend's house near Paine Field. Mathis went to spend the night with his friend. The... — Updated 11/19/2020


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