Providence Hospital in Everett at sunset Monday night. Officials Providence St. Joseph Health Ascension Health reportedly are discussing a merger that would create a chain of hospitals, including Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, plus clinics and medical care centers in 26 states spanning both coasts. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Merger would make Providence part of health care behemoth

Providence St. Joseph Health and Ascension Health are said to be talking. Swedish would also be affected.

5 teens in custody in drug-robbery shooting death

They range in age from 15 to 17. One allegedly fatally shot a 54-year-old mother, whose son was wounded.

Odd situation in Marysville ends with 3 arrested

A couple told police they were confronted by intruders in their home who wouldn’t let the woman leave.

Lynnwood man allegedly cuts Marysville’s 911 dispatch wires

The man reportedly told police he intended to trade the wires for drugs.

Shelters open, and frosty temps are expected until Thursday

Cold-weather services for the homeless are available many nights every winter.

County frees up $1.6M for Everett’s low-barrier housing

The plan appears on track for the County Council to transfer land ahead of next month’s groundbreaking.

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Everett’s Michael ‘Scooby’ Silva is the leader of the (dog) pack

Since 2012, he’s built a thriving business walking dogs while their owners are at work.

Local orienteering league sends kids racing into the woods

Competitors use only a map and a compass to navigate through remote terrain toward checkpoints.

Ian Terry / The Herald Westbound cars merge from Highway 204 and 20th Street Southeast onto the trestle during the morning commute on Thursday, March 30 in Lake Stevens. Photo taken on 03302017

Pay a toll on US 2 trestle? 10,000 say no on social media

A GOP lawmaker’s chart shows theoretical toll rates of up to $6.30 to cross the trestle one way.

The retirees of the AOK Club are crafty fundraisers

Every year, their assembly line creates candy wreaths to raise money for charities.

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Washington Huskies defensive back Ezekiel Turner holds the Apple Cup trophy after the Washington State Cougars lost to the Washington Huskies 41-14 at Husky Stadium in the 110th Apple Cup on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 in Seattle, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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