911 dispatcher saves a life over phone with step-by-step CPR coaching

On Aug. 8, Paula Sanderson was hit with the worst asthma attack of her life. “I was completely unable to breathw,” she said. “I felt myself losing consciousness. The last thing I remember thinking was how ironic it would be to die from an asthma attack.” That’s when it all went black and she fell…

Libraries to host free WorkSource job-hunting workshops

WorkSource Snohomish County will present free workshops for job seekers this fall at the Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace libraries. The workshops are “Interview Like a Star,” for which participants are expected to come dressed for an interview; “Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,” which will review letter formats, contents and styles; and “Got Interviews?” which will…

Lynnwood home prices, sales up from a year ago

Home prices in Lynnwood were up 7.5 percent percent in July compared to this time last year. Sales were up 7.3 percent with 132 homes sold, according to Redfin, a national real estate brokerage company. July’s median price for all homes in Lynnwood was $333,000. Homes spent a median 17 days on the market. Figures only reflect transactions on the Multiple Listing Service, a local database of…

Lynnwood man identified as hiker killed in fall near Spada Lake

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identifed Richard W. Maehren of Lynnwood as the 53-year-old man who was killed after a fall near Spada Lake on Aug. 31. Maehren sustained a head injury after a fall while hiking in the Mount Pilchuck State Forest and died from his injuries overnight. He was accompanied by two other people, one stayed…