Washington fairgrounds prepare for crowds and COVID mitigation

It’s that time of year again: fairgrounds across the region are gearing up to attract large numbers of people with food and craft vendors, live music and a chance for communities to gather in ways they have not been able to in a very long time. 

Monroe teachers consider options as in-person instruction set to expand

On Thursday, a webinar was broadcast featuring the Snohomish Health District’s health officer and the Monroe School District’s superintendent aimed to ease school families and employees' concerns about next week’s return to in-class instruction for first graders.

Disappointment, resilience highlight Labor Day during pandemic

This Labor Day holiday is just another reminder of how much our lives have changed due to the pandemic. For many, Labor Day for experiences unique to the Northwest -- like family rituals that go along with the holiday.  Not this year.