Caitlin Tompkins

When Isabelle Strehle was in the fifth grade, her class at Dutch Hill Elementary raised money to help build a school in Kenya. They bought enough bricks to build one wall. Now as a senior at Snohomish High School, she is helping build a library and is collecting book donations. Beside her on the bench are “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Great Expectations.” In her hands is the classic “Moby Dick.” (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Snohomish senior raising money to build library in Kenyan village

Her fifth-grade class had collected donations that helped build a school there.

When Isabelle Strehle was in the fifth grade, her class at Dutch Hill Elementary raised money to help build a school in Kenya. They bought enough bricks to build one wall. Now as a senior at Snohomish High School, she is helping build a library and is collecting book donations. Beside her on the bench are “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Great Expectations.” In her hands is the classic “Moby Dick.” (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Former Zumiez employee sentenced to 5 years for thefts

Danielle Koehn of Marysville pleaded to guilty to bail-jumping and identity theft, among other things.

New life for old Snohomish High walnut tree

Students crafted furniture, to be sold at fundraiser Saturday, from a former fixture on the campus.

His 15 possible crimes include ramming two patrol cars

Also: assault, drug possession and harassment. The chase started with a broken window in Everett.

6-hour SWAT standoff ends with lots of unanswered questions

A man suspected of kidnapping was released after there was no evidence he’d committed that crime.

Close races, including for Everett mayor: 7-vote difference

It could be a while before final results are known for many local elections.

Other races: Snohomish mayor race is tight, Zieve is trailing

Ellis leads Chan in Fire District 1; Matsumoto Wright is ahead of Richards in Mountlake Terrace.

Speaking tour aims to overcome misperceptions about Muslims

Aneelah Afzali and pastor Terry Kyllo met with a couple of dozen people at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Police shooting that wasn’t: Deputy calms armed confrontation

A woman had called 911. When the deputy arrived, she aimed a revolver at him. But no one got shot.

No, you are not under arrest — it’s a recurring phone scam

Fraudsters can manipulate caller ID, making it appear the sheriff’s office is calling about a warrant.

Judge Dingledy gets a day in jail for drunken driving

The Superior Court judge, who lives in Mill Creek, apologized during a hearing in King County.

More gunfire in south Everett: Man, 19, shot in the head

Police have responded to dozens of shootings this year. Most have been tied to warring gangs.

Jackson High alumna is in pursuit of Planet Nine — and a Ph.D.

She has discovered evidence confirming other suspicions there might be a planet beyond Neptune.

Teen seriously hurt in shooting in north Everett

Police seek tips after suspected shooter drove away from large gathering where assault occurred.

Man rows to the rescue after helicopter slams into lake

He used a dinghy to help two seriously injured men get to shore at remote King Lake near Arlington.

The way he walked led police to Everett murder suspect

Then, witnesses said they had heard the man and an alleged accomplice talking about a robbery.

3 fire departments seek levies to support emergency services

District 25 in Oso is hoping to pass its first fire levy in 22 years.

Hard rain is going to fall: 50% or better chance of flooding

It won’t be as windy, but rivers could rise Saturday and Sunday.

Snohomish mayoral candidates have very little in common

Karen Guzak and John Kartak are vying for the new position.

‘Welcome to fall’: Get ready for big winds and heavy rain

The Weather Service is warning people to prepare for power outages, possible flooding and falling trees.