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Missing teen sought: police seek information

The Lynnwood Police Department is looking for a missing and possibly endangered juvenile. The 12 year-old girl is Samantha Lake and she was last seen in Meadowdale area, according... — Updated 2/26/2021


DOH monitors COVID mutations

The Washington State Department of Health is set to publish a weekly report studying mutations of COVID-19. The SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and variant report will summarize genome... — Updated 2/26/2021

 By Jana Hill    News 

Witnesses sought in hit and run that leaves two dead

Editor’s note: Anyone with information on the incident can contact the Washington State Patrol at 425-923-6244 or [email protected]@ One of the two dead from a hit-and-run... — Updated 2/26/2021

 By Jana Hill    News 

Community connection -- 27 people 'attended' online

Twenty-seven people made it an evening with a community connection by attending the Mill Creek City Council meeting, online. The council met Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m., livestreame... — Updated 2/26/2021



Art show is virtual Everett Public Schools, in partnership with its foundation announces its 23rd Annual Art Shows for spring 2021 as virtual this year. Visual Arts programs in Everett Public Schools emphasize the Four C’s of... — Updated 2/26/2021


SnoPUD offers free charging for new EV owners

The electricity that Snohomish County PUD delivers to vehicles in Snohomish County and Camano Island is already nearly carbon-free. Now, thanks to a new offer, it can also be... — Updated 2/26/2021


COVID-19 spread in schools matches community spread

A new report on how to minimize COVID-19 in schools is in-process. The rate at which COVID-19 is introduced in the classroom is proportional to the prevalence of COVID‐19 in the community, according to the report by the... — Updated 2/26/2021


New COVID-19 variant in King County

Health officials warned Feb. 23 that another variant of COVID-19 was discovered just south of Snohomish County. B.1.351 variant of SARS-CoV-2 was detected in King County one day... — Updated 2/26/2021


Vaccine Town Hall scheduled for March 2, on Zoom

Snohomish County Chair Stephanie Wright and Vice Chair Megan Dunn will be co-hosting a regional Town Hall Meeting regarding vaccines and vaccine distribution in Snohomish County on... — Updated 2/26/2021


Police Beat | Feb. 13 - Feb. 18

The Mill Creek Police Department handled multiple reports between Feb. 12 and Feb. 18 including 42 hang-up calls, 33 suspicious reports, 25 follow-ups, 13 collisions, and 12 thefts. Feb. 12 Graffiti Officers responded to a report... — Updated 2/25/2021


State Patrol employee charged with attempted child rape

A Washington State Patrol employee who is a commercial vehicle enforcement officer assigned to ta school bus inspection program has WSP has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted child rape. “As parents and Washin... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News 

Police accountability bills push through Legislature

Outrage over deaths of citizens in police custody sparked efforts by lawmakers to address racial equity, hiring and training, and the use of force within law enforcement. Now, nearing the halfway point in the 2021 legislative... — Updated 2/25/2021


Flags at half-staff through Friday

Flags were ordered at half-staff today through Friday to Feb. 26 in remembrance of the 500,000 Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19. The directive for flag status was from... — Updated 2/25/2021


Mill Creek schools move toward new-normal

The schools in Mill Creek are moving toward normal, but things still do not look like they did. Kindergarteners and first graders returned to school on Feb. 8 at primary schools... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News

Revised capital gains tax advances

A capital gains excise tax moved one step closer to approval Feb. 17 despite opposition from Republican lawmakers who call the law an unnecessary income tax and warn it will result... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek Briefs

Editor's Note: Briefs are collected from newsletters and websites – and contributed by readers. If you have an event or announcement, send it to [email protected] — Updated 2/24/2021


Snow, in Mill Creek

Snow blanketed Mill Creek this week, giving area residents a chance to play outside, and city workers a chance to drive around in snow plows. Vehicles were scheduled to traverse... — Updated 2/24/2021


BYOB with Mill Creek leadership

Join City of Mill Creek Mayor Brian Holtzclaw and Mayor Pro Tem Stephanie Vignal for their second virtual Coffee Chat on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participate... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Patric Haerle    News

Inslee signs COVID-19 relief bill

Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Feb. 19, that appropriates $2.2 billion federal dollars to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News

Mill Creek rep's bill addresses the cost of school lunches

As a single mother who survived on food stamps, an added $20 monthly cost for her four children's lunch was more than Rep. Melanie Morgan, D-Tacoma, could afford at that time.... — Updated 2/19/2021

 By Lila Johnson    News

Garden Club delivers a bounty

On Feb. 11, Garden Club members stepped up with a "Share the Love" food drive for the Mill Creek Community Food Bank. Members dropped off non-perishable food items, paper products,... — Updated 2/19/2021


$14 Million in proposed budget for Compass Health's Broadway Campus

Compass Health in Everett is hoping Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed 2021-22 capital budget keeps one $14 million item as it is. The proposed budget includes $14 million in funding for... — Updated 2/19/2021

 By Marge Rhodes    News

The Novel Bunch

When it comes to book clubs, The Novel Bunch is an example of a group that formed because of their love of reading, but ended up becoming fast friends in the process. The Novel... — Updated 2/18/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

COVID-19 mass vaccinations resume

Editor's Note: This story may update as vaccination information changes between now and the next print-edition on Feb. 26. Last updated Feb. 18.The one-millionth person vaccinated i... — Updated 2/18/2021


Cold weather shelters open in Snohomish County

The Snohomish County Cold Weather Shelter Workgroup has expanded capacity at all sites and with additional overflow capacity at the Sky Valley location in Monroe. Any shelter that is at full capacity in Snohomish County has the... — Updated 2/18/2021


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