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February 27  |  By Doug Parry
The latest poll at had one thing in common with the state's presidential primary. Neither has any bearing on who will be the next president of the United States.

Since the next primary will cost taxpayers $11.5 million, that's a problem.

At this point, Democrats plan to ignore the 2016 primary election results and...

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February 26  |  By Doug Parry
'The Marshawn Lynch Story' gets a bad review from its leading man Marshawn Lynch's offseason has more twists and turns than a soap opera.

The latest is a firestorm surrounding an upcoming biopic about his life, "Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story." After a trailer for the movie dropped on Tuesday, the Internet's judgment of it was swift and harsh, and Lynch reportedly went "Beast Mode" on the filmmaker.

Director Mario Bobino told...

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February 20  |  By Doug Parry
How to end the Marysville traffic nightmare (or give up trying) If you live in Marysville, you've probably done the math: "If I spend 30 minutes a day getting in and out of town, I'm spending … oh my god, I'm wasting too much of my life behind this minivan."

It turns out that it's a bad idea to keep adding people who need to get through the same tiny chokepoints at the same time, while trains regularly block the roads.

In a

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February 13  |  By Doug Parry
Sterilization: When justice is just a snip away Here's a little dinner conversation for your Valentine's Day date: Forced sterilization, yea or nay?

After the horrible news recently about a Lake Stevens couple who allegedly abandoned their children in filthy conditions, several people on our Facebook page suggested they were prime...

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February 12  |  By Doug Parry
The city of Everett posted this video of one day in the life (or death, rather) of the Broadway Bridge. The bridge is over an active rail line. See if you can count how many trains zip by during the video.

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February 6  |  By Doug Parry
A game-ending interception at the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl is like a dagger to the gut, an ice pick to the skull. You get the idea. It's been a rough week.

Let's talk about something less painful: needles. Specifically the ones used to inject vaccines into our kids.

In light of the recent measles outbreaks, we asked at

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January 30  |  By Doug Parry
This week, we see how the county courthouse project is faring in the court of public opinion.

First, a recap.

Long story short, Snohomish County's courthouse was built in 1967, featuring asbestos, earthquake hazards and criminals passing the public in the hallways. (Thanks again, leaders of the 1960s!) The county spent nearly $7 million planning a new courthouse and buying space for it, plus untold hours dreaming about curtains and light fixtures. Along the...

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January 27  |  Herald staff
What your Seahawks jersey number says about you You don't just choose a jersey at random. Whether it's a brand-new 3 or an old-school 80, your number says something about you as a Seahawks fan. See what yours says about you.

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January 23  |  By Doug Parry
Last week, we asked about how you'd spend the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and your response to our poll was a pretty overwhelming, "What holiday?"

Nearly 83 percent of you said it was just another Monday. About 12 percent said they got an extra day off. Only 4 percent said they'd do something to honor Dr. King.

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January 21  |  By Doug Parry
Chris Pratt battles Captain America over Seahawks-Patriots Chris Pratt, the pride of Lake Stevens and Star Lord from "Guardians of the Galaxy," hasn't been shy about his support for the Seattle Seahawks in their run to the Super Bowl.

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January 16  |  By Doug Parry
At, we like to take your temperature.

No, we don't poke anyone with a thermometer. We're still waiting on the NSA to work out the technology for that.

For this, you just need to click and give us your opinion on one of our polls.

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January 15  |  By Doug Parry
If you're a football fan, this week feels like one long pregame show. Here's a fun way to burn eight minutes of that: Nonstop footage of Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor destroying other football players.

Thanks to Russ James of Vimeo for compiling this. Somebody ought to make sure every member of the Green Bay Packers gets to see it.

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January 7  |  By Doug Parry
Video has been making the rounds of a referee who was on the phone while the action was ongoing during a basketball game between North Whidbey Middle School and Oak Harbor Middle School. 

He's been lampooned as the "world's worst referee," but I want to say a few things in his defense:

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December 31  |  By Doug Parry Herald Writer
HeraldNet's 14 most-read stories of 2014 2014 was a year of major, sobering news stories in Snohomish County, and that's reflected in our annual list of most-read local stories on HeraldNet. Here are our top 14 of '14:

14. Marysville shooting victims were targeted, sheriff says: In the days after the Marysville Pilchuck shootings, it became clear the victims were not chosen at random.

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December 24  |  By Doug Parry
Everett native and Northwest TV legend Stan Boreson is back in the news, telling the Seattle Times what he's doing for Christmas (he and his wife are going low-key, having recently moved into a Seattle retirement community).

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