Eric Wilkinson

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Everett man's story of living without heat helps warm hearts and homes

Tim Otness had been living for weeks with a broken furnace. Now, help is on the way for him and others. EVERETT, Wash. — The holidays came early for Tim Otness,...

Residents work to save 'Raccoon Lodge' in Port Townsend

Kevin Mason turned an old stump into a home for woodland creatures as a form of therapy during his cancer treatment. Now, the city is concerned it could be a hazard. ...

Mount Vernon man named Washington Music Teacher of The Year

Ramon Rivera teaches mariachi song and dance, helping connect kids with their culture. MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Ramon Rivera's music classes aren't so much lessons as they are a celebration. ...

Burlington trucker-turned philanthropist, Ed Taylor, remembered

Taylor used his trucking school to haul food for the less fortunate. BURLINGTON, Wash. — Ed Taylor ran Taylor Trucking School in Burlington for a decade. He was known for his...

Alderwood Mall developers to add apartments, more restaurants

Developers hope the additions will help Alderwood outlive the "death of the American mall." There are about 700 malls left in America, down from 2,500 in the 1980s. LYNNWOOD, Wash. —...

Snohomish County shelters brace for a cold, wet winter

Community groups are being asked to do more to help keep people safe and warm. EVERETT, Wash. — Six winter shelters are opening in Snohomish County this week, a total of...

Administrators warn of 'critical' teacher shortage in Port Angeles School District

Levels are so low there is talk of canceling some classes if the numbers don't improve. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Administrators in the Port Angeles School District are warning of a "critical"...

A colder winter could turn cruel for those struggling to stay warm in Snohomish County

Rising costs and dropping temperatures are creating wait lists for people whose water heaters and furnaces are failing. SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — With a colder, wetter winter in the forecast, firing...

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