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 By David Pan    News

Suspect who tried to ground airplane said he took mushrooms

An off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot who allegedly tried to shut off the engines on a flight from Paine Field to San Francisco told police he had taken psychedelic mushrooms and had not slept in 40 hours. Joseph David Emerson, 44, of... — Updated 11/2/2023

 By David Pan    News

Off-duty pilot tries to shut down engines on Paine Field flight

An off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot who police say tried to turn off the engines on an Alaska Airlines flight, operated by Horizon Air, from Paine Field to San Francisco was charged Tuesday with the federal offense of interfering... — Updated 10/26/2023

 By David Pan    News

So long, and thanks for all the fish

The Arnies restaurant in Mukilteo is closing and will be replaced by a steak and seafood restaurant, Hook and Cleaver. Arnies also operates a restaurant in Edmonds that is not part... — Updated 8/10/2023

 By David Pan    News

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg touts federal support for improvements

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg got a crash course in the operations of Washington State Ferries, the largest ferry system in North America, Thursday, July 6, in... — Updated 7/20/2023

 By David Pan    News

Warning: 'Tripledemic' is here

Now is not a good time to get sick. Due to increasing cases of COVID, the flu and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus), emergency departments throughout Snohomish County are often at... — Updated 12/28/2022

 By David Pan    News

Propeller CEO supports Paine Field expansion

The decision by the state Legislature's Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission to recommend expanding Paine Field in Everett as one of two options to address the region's... — Updated 11/23/2022

 By David Pan    News

Turning in their keys: Traxx Racing owners set to retire

Jan and Rick Wanzer are eager to begin the next phase of their lives. After hosting countless birthday parties and fundraisers and providing thrilling entertainment for thousands... — Updated 9/22/2022

 By David Pan    News

Second diving death in Mukilteo

The female diver involved in a July 23 incident in the water near the Silver Cloud Inn in Mukilteo has died. Mukilteo Police Public Information Officer Nathan Fabia confirmed the woman’s death in a July 29 email. No details on... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By David Pan    News

Community Transit: Big changes coming

Edmonds residents will notice that the Community Transit of 2024 is going to look far different than the Community Transit of 2022. The arrival of Sound Transit's light rail system... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By David Pan    News

Poor visibility may have contributed to diver's disappearance

Poor visibility in Puget Sound may have contributed to the death of a scuba diver last month off Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo. Edmonds chef Hans Korompis, 33, is presumed to have... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By David Pan    News

Search for missing Edmonds diver in Mukilteo called off

A 33-year-old Edmonds man is missing after a diving incident Friday, June 17, at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo. Mukilteo Fire and Police received a diver in distress call at around... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By David Pan    News

Plane crash drill: Preparing for the worst at Paine Field

It's a scenario no one wants to think about. A commercial airplane with 35 passengers and crew accelerates for takeoff from Paine Field. Without warning, a flock of birds flies... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By David Pan    A & E

Head north for the Great Mukilteo Garage Sale

Looking for a multifamily garage sale? Head north to the Great Mukilteo Garage Saturday, May 14, an annual event with hundreds of people hauling their wares – the good, the bad,... — Updated 5/12/2022

 By David Pan    News

She's Russian. He's Ukrainian. They want to help the war's refugees

For most, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the resulting carnage on innocent civilians is an unfolding tragedy they watch on television or read about in newspapers. But for... — Updated 4/6/2022


Former Edmonds finance director won't return to Mukilteo

Scott James gets around. In less than two years, the former finance director for the City of Edmonds has held a similar position in two other cities, and was recently looking for a... — Updated 4/6/2022

 By David Pan    Sports

Kamiak graduate headed to Winter Olympics

Sean Beighton – who grew up on the Picnic Point area north of Edmonds – thought he had closed a chapter of his life when he retired from the sport of curling in June 2019. Through hard work and perseverance, the 2007 Kamiak... — Updated 1/13/2022

 By David Pan    A & E

Spreading holiday cheer through Joyful Jammies

Janet Bacon has fond memories of Christmas growing up in Aberdeen. Her father worked at a sawmill, and the family spent most of his paycheck on necessities. But every Christmas,... — Updated 12/2/2021

 By David Pan    Sports

Former Meadowdale football coach retires after 36 years

The smiles and hugs could be seen all over the gridiron Friday, Oct. 29 at Everett's Goddard Stadium. Mariner High School of Everett had just beaten Jackson High School of Mill Cree... — Updated 11/7/2021

 By David Pan    News

Worried about the Big One? Consider a tsunami capsule

When the Cascadia Subduction Zone rips and shakes Edmonds and Puget Sound – and possibly unleashes a deadly tsunami – will you be ready? It's been 321 years and counting since t... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By David Pan    News

Cities looking for ways to encourage more affordable housing

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on real estate in Snohomish County, with a focus this week on the need for affordable housing. The steady rise in housing... — Updated 10/14/2021

 By David Pan    News

Lack of personnel causes major delays for ferry system

WITH UPDATE BELOW Ferry riders faced major delays in service last weekend due to a lack of qualified personnel. Washington State Ferries (WSF) had to cancel more than a hundred... — Updated 10/14/2021

 By David Pan    News

South Snohomish County real estate market still favors sellers

Besides lower temperatures and an abundance of leaves in need of raking, the arrival of fall often means potential homeowners become a little more serious about finding a place to... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By David Pan    A & E

Homecoming: Family-friendly hip-hop artist at Mukilteo's Lighthouse Festival

Nathan Campos is pumped. The up-and-coming hip-hop artist, also known by his stage name of YoungDub, is coming home to perform before family and friends at the Mukilteo Lighthouse... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By David Pan    News

Afghanistan: 'I don't think the lives lost and the personal sacrifices were in vain'

Scott Newton watched the events in Afghanistan unfold the last two weeks along with the rest of the nation. But for Newton, the scenes of the Taliban seizing control of the nation,... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By David Pan    News

Alaska Airlines plans to resume full schedule at Paine Field

Based on increasing confidence that air travel is on a steady climb to return to pre-pandemic levels in the coming year, Alaska Airlines is planning to resume its full schedule of... — Updated 6/10/2021


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