School districts consider effect of ‘outside forces’ on voting

“But I think we have to take a look at ourselves also,” says one superintendent.

3 from county accused of money laundering

The case involves multiple drug-trafficking organizations.

State Senate passes bill to eliminate death penalty

Capital punishment would be replaced with life in prison without the possibility of parole.

For school districts whose levies fail, what’s the next move?

They can hold a special election in two months, but how do they change the minds of enough voters?

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EVENTS Make a Blanket Day is Saturday Project Linus’ annual Make-a-Blanket Day event is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Parish… Continue reading

State investigation of ivory trafficking leads to Everett

A 70-year-old man here allegedly says he inherited more than 1,000 pieces, which he was selling.

Two Everett firefighters recount rescue of 3-year-old twins

The girls were covered in soot and difficult to find in a burning apartment darkened by heavy smoke.

Multiple school ballot measures appear to be failing

Property tax levies in four districts and two of three bond measures were falling short Tuesday.

Longtime civic activist Jackie Minchew to be recognized

He’s an Everett “meeting junkie” who has led the Lowell Neighborhood Association.

Everett student’s journal: ‘I’m learning from past shooters’

Police say he had a rifle and “detailed plans” to kill classmates. His grandmother turned him in.

292 pedestrians in county were struck last year, and 8 died

A campaign to keep pedestrians safe will focus on historically hazardous locations.

Aerospace analyst explains how he’ll help state’s Boeing bid

Richard Aboulafia will deliver a report on Washington’s strengths and weaknesses in landing the 797.

New Everett mayor speaks out about business in city, region

Q&A: Cassie Franklin on what can be done to get Boeing to build the 797 here and attract new industries.

Kerry lends Inslee a hand selling the idea of a carbon tax

The secretary of state under President Barack Obama was an architect of the Paris climate accord.

Man shot by sheriff’s deputy reportedly held a hatchet

Deputies who responded along the Mountain Loop Highway had been told the 34-year-old was suicidal.

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EVENTS Glass quest starts Friday The Great Northwest Glass Quest starts Friday and continues through Feb. 25 at businesses and local parks in Stanwood and… Continue reading

This is now one of the most expensive restaurants in Everett

Upscale Abbott’s now occupies the site of the eatery renovated by TV food celebrity Gordon Ramsay.

Deputy shoots Lynnwood man along Mountain Loop Highway

The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response team was called out to investigate Monday night.

In Snohomish, Emerson Elementary School third-grade teacher Kim Moritz looks at and compliments a Valentine’s Day card made by Destiny Hawes, 8, while other students, including Evan Jackson, 9, (front) and Austin Drake, 8, (left) work to finish their own cards to place in buddy bags and give to people living in a local nursing home. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Nearby third-graders send a valentine to a nursing home

Emerson Elementary students filled “Buddy Bags” with gifts for seniors they frequently visit.

In Snohomish, Emerson Elementary School third-grade teacher Kim Moritz looks at and compliments a Valentine’s Day card made by Destiny Hawes, 8, while other students, including Evan Jackson, 9, (front) and Austin Drake, 8, (left) work to finish their own cards to place in buddy bags and give to people living in a local nursing home. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

A vision for Everett’s homeless students and their families

An 82-unit complex, with social services on site, is planned for Baker Heights in north Everett.