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Everett authorities raid storage facility, look for squatters

EVERETT, Wash. — Police and fire officials swarmed a large storage complex on Wednesday looking for homeless squatters. In total, authorities said they will inspect 325 units at The Storehouse Mini Storage. The inspections occurred two months after a large fire swept through a storage unit at the facility. Authorities...
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Sequim, WAPeninsula Daily News

Holiday Inn owner retains hotel in bankruptcy case

SEQUIM — After nearly a year in court, Bret Wirta, owner of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites on the east side of Sequim, has a court-approved plan to reorganize his hotel under Chapter 11 bankruptcy and maintain ownership. “I’m relieved justice was served and our plan was confirmed,” he...
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Seattle, WAbellevuereporter.com

Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

There’s a literal rat race happening right now in the Puget Sound region as rodents thrive alongside the growing human population. Rats are not native to the region and are believed to have arrived with the earliest Northwest settlers. Rats are commensal creatures, which means they largely depend on living in close proximity to humans.
Marysville, WAq13fox.com

140-year-old piece of Marysville history defaced

MARYSVILLE, WA - Someone defaced a nearly 140-year-old piece of Marysville history and members of the community are doing what they can to make sure it does not happen again. The Gehl Home is a historical landmark for Marysville. It was built in 1884 and is one of Marysville’s oldest pieces of history, said Peter Condyles, the Vice President of the Marysville Historical Society.
Mukilteo, WAmukilteobeacon.com

Mukilteo resident surprised by Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol

Mukilteo resident Laura Smith was surprised by the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol Wednesday afternoon at her home. PCH representative Danielle Lam handed Smith and her husband Tom a check for $10,000. Both enter PCH's online contests almost every day. Look for a story in the Aug. 4 edition of...
Alaska StateHeraldNet

Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after 8.2M quake hits Alaska

A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii on Wednesday evening following a large earthquake off the Alaska peninsula. According to Honolulu Star Advertiser, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center listed the magnitude as 8.1 and said “an investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii.” But the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was magnitude 8.2 and hit 56 miles east southeast of Perryville, Alaska.
Snohomish County, WAHeraldNet

Where to hear live music in Snohomish County nightclubs

The Anchor Pub: 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-2580; www.anchorpub.com. Thursday open mic. The Rafael Tranquilino Band, July 30. Full Spectrum, July 31. Bert’s Tavern: 17902 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell; 425-487-6760; berts-tavern.business.site. Critical Mass, July 31. Bits: 11601 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo; 425-595-6914. Blue Healers, July 31. Cafe Zippy: 1502 Rucker...
Lynnwood, WAHeraldNet

State AG says it can’t investigate Lynnwood Jail death

LYNNWOOD — The state Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday it can’t investigate the circumstances surrounding a woman’s death in the Lynnwood Jail earlier this month. Tirhas Tesfatsion, 47, died July 13, less than 36 hours after being booked for investigation of DUI. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office determined she...
Marysville, WAnewsofmillcreek.com

"Love it or Leave it!" by the Whistling Gardener

This column is being reproduced with the permission of Steve Smith, The Whistling Gardener, and owner of Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville. August can either be a month where the fruits of our labors and expressions of love come together into a glorious crescendo of all the wonderful colors of the rainbow, or it can be a time when we head out for vacations and ball games, and our yards become neglected barren patches of dried out dirt, drought stressed shrubs, and parched lawns.