Stan Mykhaylenko (left) and Sofia Drogomiretskiy pack up a typical Decorent box of Christmas ornaments. The couple’s new business rents tree trimmings. You supply the tree. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

They rent you a merry Christmas — the tree trimmings, that is

Tired of storing holiday decorations, a Bothell couple launched a company that rents tree ornaments.

A King County Sheriff’s Office photo of the crawlspace in which Urbano Velazquez was hiding when a K-9 unit was used. Sound Publishing file photo

King County settles $2 million dog bite lawsuit

The county agreed to pay $100,000 after being sued after a 2016 K-9 unit arrest.

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Dangerous intersection at Kirkland/Kenmore border to be converted to four-way stop

The signs will be in place this December, with re-striping expected for the spring

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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis

Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

Chris Fagan trekking across Antarctica in 2014. Contributed by Chris Fagan

South Pole or Bust

The story of a North Bend couple who trekked across Antarctica.

More than 30 different community hubs in Washington state will be equipped with WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” over the next few months to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework.

Comcast launching 30 WiFi-connected “lift zones” in Washington

Comcast launches 30 WiFi-Connected ‘Lift Zones’ in Washington, including 10+ King County locations

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A map showing the locations where plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European settlers arrived.

Study: 65 plant species have gone extinct in U.S., Canada

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WA Notify uses privacy-preserving technology to help stop the spread of disease

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Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

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PSE electric rates to slightly increase

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Safe medication return program gets underway in state

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Dr. Adewunmi Nuga

Her favorite part of research was the patients, so she switched to primary care

Making Bothell healthier by improving access, representation, and mentoring the next generation

 

Fire Chief Joe Sanford supports Kirkland Proposition 1. Voting YES on Prop 1 will bring in additional firefighters, more PPE, improve four stations and relocate Station 27.

Firefighting has changed, and Kirkland has a plan to keep up

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Fire & EMS is on the ballot

 

Dr. Frias Garcia is accepting new patients at Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) Canyon Park in Bothell. Make an appointment online at pacificmedicalcenters.org or call 425-412-7200.

In English and en Español, helping Bothell stay healthy!

There’s a new doctor in Canyon Park with a passion for helping Bothell families young and old