The Snohomish Health District received its first reports of flu-related deaths for the 2019-20 season. At the same time, District staff are also investigating increasing numbers of hepatitis A cases in the county.
On Monday, December 23rd, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner identified the skeletal remains of a body found in February 2015 as Nathaniel Terrence Davies, who was 65 years old at the time of his death.
His remains were found in a shed near the Bothell-Everett Highway.
After 44 years in the fire service, Fire Chief Gary Meek announced his retirement. Having been fire chief of Snohomish County Fire District 7 for the last nine years, he will serve his final day on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.