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Everett teens were shot because one wore blue, police say

EVERETT — An apparent case of mistaken gang affiliation erupted in gunfire Thursday night, sending two Everett teenagers to a Seattle hospital.The victims, a 14-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, are siblings.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Local News

Falling SAT scores prompt alarm over high schools

Scores on the SAT have sunk to the lowest level since the college admission test was overhauled in 2005, adding to worries about student performance in the nation’s high schools.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Nation & World

On school clothes, we have uniform opinion

Back in the glorious 1980s, movies like "Heathers" and "Dead Poets Society" inspired us to push back against authority. If you’re really going to carpe diem, stand out. Be original. Don’t conform.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Web Monkey

Week 1 | Prep Football Picks

David Krueger, Herald WriterEdmonds-Woodway over JacksonMariner over Mountlake TerraceBurlington-Edison over Mount VernonMarysville Pilchuck over KamiakAuburn Riverside over Marysville Getchell

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

Ex-girlfriend warned Jaylen’s father, but it was too late

EVERETT — The girl sent Jaylen Fryberg's dad a text message, asking him to make sure his son didn't do anything stupid.When she sent that text, at 10:43 a.m. on Oct. 24, she didn't know that Jaylen, a 15-year-old freshman, already had shot five of his friends and...

Date: 09/03/2015 | Local News

Wicks has stood out among WSU’s backs

PULLMAN — To hear Washington State’s coaches gush about their trio of running backs, you’d think they prefer to never name a starter.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Sports

Alaska Airlines buys naming rights to Husky Stadium field

The University of Washington announced Thursday morning that it has agreed to a 10-year, $41 million deal with Alaska Airlines for the naming rights to the field at Husky Stadium.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Sports

South Whidbey teachers vote to strike; talks continue

LANGLEY — Tuesday’s scheduled first day of classes in the South Whidbey School District is in doubt after teachers voted to strike for a better contract.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Local News

Introductory statements from unopposed school board candidates Phillips and White

Edmonds School Board incumbent Diana White and former board member Susan Phillips both are running unopposed in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 09/03/2015 | South County Politics

With school starting, Clothes for Kids opens for business

LYNNWOOD — Jeans, new underwear, shoes, coats and more are needed by a group that has been outfitting children for school since the 1980s.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Local News

‘Do-it-all’ weapon

Oak Harbor WR Harris makes impact with and without ball

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

Linking them to the future

Lake Stevens High School sophomores given exclusive welcome

Date: 09/03/2015 | Local News

'Get him the ball'

Big season in store for Glacier Peak's dynamic WR Guffey

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 3A North football capsules

Arlington Eagles

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 3A South football capsules

Edmonds-Woodway WarriorsLast season: 3-3 league, 5-5 overall

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 3A South football: Coaches poll

The Wesco 3A South coaches poll, with teams, total points and first-place votes in parentheses:1. Glacier Peak (4) 282. Edmonds-Woodway (1) 263. Meadowdale (1) 234. (tie) Lynnwood 154. (tie) Mountlake Terrace 156. Shorewood 137. Shorecrest 6

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 3A South football: Herald’s picks

The predicted order of finish in the Wesco 3A South as determined by Herald writers Dave Krueger and Aaron Lommers.1. Glacier Peak Grizzlies2. Edmonds-Woodway Warriors3. Meadowdale Mavericks4. Shorewood Thunderbirds5. (tie) Mountlake Terrace Hawks5. (tie) Lynnwood Royals

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 3A South football preview

OutlookThe two teams that finished atop the Wesco 3A South last season — conference champion Meadowdale and runner-up Mountlake Terrace — have new head coaches, and both squads were hit hard by graduation. That turnover has many wondering...

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 3A North football preview

OutlookMarysville Pilchuck — the co-champion with Oak Harbor last season — might see its three-year reign atop the Wesco 3A North come to end. The Tomahawks graduated several key players from that run, including running backs Austin Joyner and Killian...

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 3A North football: Herald’s picks

The predicted order of finish in the Wesco 3A North as determined by Herald writers Dave Krueger and Aaron Lommers.1. Oak Harbor2. Marysville Pilchuck3. Arlington4. Marysville Getchell5. Stanwood6. Everett

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 3A North football: Coaches poll

The Wesco 3A North coaches poll, with teams, total points and first-place votes in parentheses:1. (tie) M. Pilchuck (2) 171. (tie) Oak Harbor (1) 173. Arlington (2) 164. Marysville Getchell 115. Stanwood 86. Everett 6

Date: 09/03/2015 | High Schools

No evidence of warning in school shootings, police say

MARYSVILLE — Claims by a substitute teacher that a student warned her two days before the shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School are unfounded, a detective who worked the case said Wednesday.Marysville police detective Craig Bartl is part of the Snohomish County...

Date: 09/02/2015 | Local News

Everett teachers OK contract with nearly 8% pay raise

EVERETT — Teachers in the Everett School District voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to accept a new contract that will boost their salaries by nearly 8 percent in the next three years.

Date: 09/02/2015 | Local News

Tell lawmakers ways to improve and fund public schools

OLYMPIA – Think you know the best means for the state to pay for public schools?Then mark Oct. 6 on your calendar.

Date: 09/02/2015 | Local News

Vikings' 'go-to guy'

Lake Stevens TE Krenz is an offensive force, team leader

Date: 09/02/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 4A football: Coaches poll

The Wesco 4A coaches poll, with team, total points and first-place votes in parentheses.1. Lake Stevens (7) 492. Monroe (1) 393. Kamiak 384. Mariner 275. Snohomish 206. Cascade 197. Jackson 18

Date: 09/02/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 4A football: The Herald’s picks

The predicted order of finish in Wesco 4A as determined by Herald writers David Krueger and Aaron Lommers.1. Lake Stevens Vikings2. Monroe Bearcats3. Kamiak Knights4. Snohomish Panthers5. Mariner Marauders6. Jackson...

Date: 09/02/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 4A football preview

OutlookLake Stevens won the Wesco 4A title last year and appears fully capable of repeating this season. What happens after that is anybody's guess, with two playoff teams from last season, Monroe and Mariner, breaking in new head coaches. Kamiak continues to play...

Date: 09/02/2015 | High Schools

Wesco 4A football capsules

Cascade BruinsLast season: 1-6 league, 3-7 overall

Date: 09/02/2015 | High Schools

‘I need my crew with me’

The story of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Marysville officials react to high school shootings report

These statements were issued by officials Tuesday after release of 1,400 pages of investigative documents related to the Oct. 24, 2014, shootings at...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings timeline

A timeline of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014:7:44 a.m. — The shooter worked on a text message on his phone that he would later send out to family...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Victims of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings

Victims of the Oct. 24, 2014, shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School:The sole survivor was Nate Hatch, then 14, who was shot...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

The Chat with ... Molly Jensen, aka 'Stone Cold StunHer,' roller derby queen

Molly Jensen (aka "Stone Cold StunHer")EverettBy day, Jensen, 26, helps mold young minds at Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool in Everett. After school, she's a blocker and backup jammer on Seattle's Rat City Rollergirl derby...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Life

Murphy’s playmaker

Gurley rushed for 390 yards, scored 3 TDs — on just 19 carries

Date: 09/01/2015 | High Schools

Cascade Conference football: Herald's predictions

The predicted order of finish in the Cascade Conference as determined by Herald writers Aaron Lommers and David Krueger.1. King’s Knights

Date: 09/01/2015 | High Schools

Cascade Conference football: Coaches poll

The Cascade Conference coaches poll, with team and total points based on eight points for a first-place vote, seven points for second, etc.1. King’s 46

Date: 09/01/2015 | High Schools

Cascade Conference football capsules

Archbishop Murphy Wildcats

Date: 09/01/2015 | High Schools

Washington budget writer leaving House to run Early Learning

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday he has appointed Rep. Ross Hunter, the House budget writer, to be the new director of the Department of Early Learning.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Northwest

Victims’ families want full account of shootings, lawyer says

MARYSVILLE — They're looking for answers about why a classmate shot their children in hopes of preventing others from knowing their grief.Family members of the four teens shot and killed last year at Marysville...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Objection delays release of records in school shootings

EVERETT — The planned release of police reports about the fatal October shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School was delayed Monday by a last-minute lawsuit brought on behalf of the shooter’s former girlfriend.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Last of 3 candidates visiting WSU

SPOKANE — The last of three candidates to become founding dean of the new Washington State University College of Medicine is visiting the Spokane campus.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Northwest

EdCC gets infusion of equipment thanks to Boeing deal

It's a bit of on-campus cross-pollinization: Edmonds Community College's Engineering Club is building a machine to help the Beekeeping Club get honey from hives.Former Engineering Club president Johnathan Mensonides is one of five students working this summer on the honey...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Business

State’s low tax rank is not helping children

The Washington state Supreme Court continues to retain jurisdiction in the McCleary vs. State education funding lawsuit. The court's recent order imposing a $100,000-a-day fine against the state has generated a lot of debate. Some feel the court has overstepped its bounds. Others feel...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Commentary

A Snohomish family, not named McCleary, part of school-funding lawsuit

SNOHOMISH — Patty Venema of Snohomish knows what happens when the state fails to pay its share of the costs of educating students.Parents like herself and husband, Tod, are asked to raise money for their children's schools to buy books, computers, new maps to replace...

Date: 08/30/2015 | Local News

Special Friends campers celebrate outdoor fun at Warm Beach

STANWOOD — All the activities at Warm Beach Camp on a recent sunny day had an air of celebration, from check-in to recreation. When a group of campers and staff hauled one of the teens up to a zipline platform, they cheered him on. When he zipped back down to earth, they whooped...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Give teachers greater role in deciding how to teach

Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17 percent of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a...

Date: 08/30/2015 | Commentary

Back-to-school rules for following school buses

Back-to-school means a big uptick in traffic.Cars taking kids to school account for up to 14 percent of the morning rush, according to...

Date: 08/30/2015 | Street Smarts

Everett Schools tentatively finalize contract, set first day.

EVERETT — The first day of school finally is set in a preliminary agreement between the school district and teachers union.

Date: 08/29/2015 | Local News

Washington schools scramble to fill special education slots

SEATTLE — Only a few days remain until the school year begins, and many Washington districts still haven’t filled special education teaching jobs.

Date: 08/29/2015 | Northwest

Programs expand for kids at Rock of Hope Baptist Church in Edmonds

EDMONDS — The Rock of Hope Baptist Church in Edmonds is expanding its programs for kids.A new north campus for older children is expected to open in September at 8713 220th St. SW. Preschool classes will continue at the south campus, 7812 224th St. SW.

Date: 08/29/2015 | Local News

Tacoma school officials close Stadium Bowl due to sinkholes

TACOMA — Tacoma Public Schools has closed the athletic facility at Stadium High School after three sinkholes appeared in the Stadium Bowl.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Northwest

Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

CONCORD, N.H. — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of forcible rape but convicted of lesser sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could sleep...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Nation & World

Darrington won't play varsity football this season

DARRINGTON — The Darrington High School football team will play a junior-varsity schedule and is currently slated for three eight-man football games in 2015 after low turnout and low school enrollment combined to halve last year's Logger roster.After a 32-player...

Date: 08/28/2015 | High Schools

Teacher defuses incident with pistol-packing 14-year-old

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday."I knew if I lost my composure, this is going to end badly," Smith said...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Nation & World

Your home's back-to-school plan

Match your organizing scheme to your kids

Date: 08/27/2015 | Home and Garden

'Cougar nation' remembers WSU President Elson Floyd

PULLMAN — Everyone in Washington state seemed to be part of the "Cougar Nation" on Wednesday as students, politicians, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Washington State University to remember President Elson S. Floyd, who died in June.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

Associated Press Prep Football Poll

The Associated Press released its first prep football poll of the season on Wednesday. Here are the rankings:CLASS 4A

Date: 08/26/2015 | Prep Zone

CWU to offer tuition waivers for students affected by fires

SEATTLE — Central Washington University is lowering the cost of attendance for students affected by wildfires in north central Washington by offering tuition waivers.The Seattle Times reported that about 300 students have been given $1,000 waivers to lower their tuition burden.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

WSU, University of Idaho get grant to map wildfire threats

SPOKANE — Researchers at Washington State University and the University of Idaho will be working to map where severe wildfires are likely to occur in the Northwest thanks to a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

Mariner H.S. limits professional sports attire to Seattle teams

EVERETT — Mariner High School students who want to wear professional sports team colors better stick to those used by Seattle's home teams.A new addition to the school's dress code bans students from wearing non-Seattle pro sports gear. The ban is an attempt to keep...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

Couple donates Whidbey waterfront land to EvCC’s marine sciences academy

EVERETT — A Whidbey Island couple has donated 3.8 acres of waterfront property to Everett Community College's Ocean Research College Academy.Gary and Kathi Lang's daughter, Rebekah Woodson, graduated from ORCA in 2013. ORCA is an early college academy for high school...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

Four creative lunch box meals for kids

Moms and dads, are you ready to start packing lunch boxes? Local food blogger Reshma Seetharam puts together four lunch boxes that can be made ahead or prepped along with your previous night's dinner. Enjoy!Panini quesadillas 6 7-inch...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Life

Mathematical discovery

Couple, student at UW Bothell identify rare geometric pattern

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

State income tax would fix school funding and much more

Twelve days ago the State Supreme Court found that the Legislature is in "ongoing violation of its constitutional obligation to amply provide for public education." It imposed a $100,000-a-day fine until a funding plan for this obligation has been satisfied. That adds up to...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Opinion Columnists

No one injured in chemical fire at WWU

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University says no one was injured in a Tuesday afternoon chemical fire in the school’s chemistry building.University spokesman Paul Cocke says the fire happened at about 5 p.m. and was quickly extinguished.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

UW considers building offices atop light-rail station

SEATTLE — The University of Washington is looking to build an office tower over the new U District light-rail station, even though some say they would prefer to have a public plaza there.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

Flying with Air Jackson

Senior QB Doney takes controls of Jackson's pass-oriented offense

Date: 08/25/2015 | High Schools

Seattle teachers vote to continue bargaining

SEATTLE — Teachers from the state’s largest school district voted Monday to keep on bargaining toward a new contract. The Seattle Education Association also set a Sept. 3 meeting when they will vote on either a tentative contract agreement or a strike.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest

E. Wash. school district delays start of school year because of wildfires

WELLPINIT — Tiny Wellpinit School District in eastern Washington is delaying the start of school because of wildfires in the area.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest

Portland State University’s failed donor has history of unfulfilled promises

The OregonianPORTLAND, Ore. — The self-styled supercomputer visionary who secretly pledged $100 million to Portland State University has been spinning grandiose tales of success to public officials, industry insiders and prospective investors for two decades.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest

Schools too focused on testing, poll finds

Americans overwhelmingly think there is too much emphasis on standardized testing in public schools and that test scores are not the best way to judge schools, teachers or students, according to a national poll.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Nation & World

WSU trying to stop hacking attempt

PULLMAN — Washington State University administrators say they are trying to stop a sophisticated hacking attempt they discovered more than a month ago.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Northwest

Move school start times an hour later

In a little more than two weeks, most Snohomish County middle school and high school students — or their parents — will begin setting alarms on their clocks and phones to wake up and get ready for school. Depending on morning routines, many will rise at 5 a.m. or earlier so...

Date: 08/23/2015 | Editorials

School safety requires a range of responses

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold unleashed a torrent of carnage and mayhem at Colombine High School that left an indelible mark on America's conscientiousness. The destruction left 15 dead and 24 wounded; and a new era in protecting our nation's schools emerged with the...

Date: 08/23/2015 | Commentary

Every diploma shouldn’t come with huge debt

Butch Hancock, one of Austin's finest singer-songwriters, grew up in the Texas Panhandle, out among dry-land farmers and strict fundamentalist Christians. Butch once told me that he felt he'd been permanently scarred in his vulnerable teen years by the local culture's puritanical...

Date: 08/23/2015 | Commentary

Postcard from camp: Archbishop Murphy football

EVERETT – The Archbishop Murphy football team ended day three of the first week of practice with an interception by a defensive lineman. One of the assistant coaches could be heard saying, "let's end it on a high note."

Date: 08/21/2015 | Prep Zone

'A really special kid'

Lake Stevens QB Eason signs financial agreement with Georgia

Date: 08/21/2015 | High Schools

Postcard from camp: Meadowdale football

LYNNWOOD – With several starters gone from the 2014 team and a new head coach, many would give the Meadowdale football team a pass if it were to have a down year in 2015.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Prep Zone

19 lawmakers challenge court’s education funding sanctions

OLYMPIA — Nineteen senators signed a letter Friday saying that the Washington state Supreme Court has overstepped its authority by ordering the state to pay sanctions because of lack of progress on an education funding plan.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest

New Bastyr University leader

Charles “Mac” Powell is naturopathic school's fourth president

Date: 08/21/2015 | Business

Doggie in the dorm

Guide dog in training to 'attend' WSU

Date: 08/21/2015 | Local News

Very instrumental

Music4Life volunteers work to provide kids with instruments

Date: 08/21/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Everett yogurt shop celebrates one-year anniversary

Everett yogurt shop celebrates one-year anniversary

Date: 08/21/2015 | Bizblog

‘They’re like my brothers’

Sydney Gormley competing for spot on young Lakewood team

Date: 08/21/2015 | High Schools

Give schools an 'incomplete' grade on calendars

During my formative years at Mountlake Terrace High School, I treated homework as one giant Houdini act.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Web Monkey

Postcard from Camp: Marysville Pilchuck football

MARYSVILLE – The obvious star is missing at Marysville Pilchuck’s football practice.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Prep Zone

Postcard from camp: Mountlake Terrace football

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Coming off the most successful football season in school history, the Mountlake Terrace football team is under new leadership this season.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Prep Zone

Postcard from camp: Marysville Getchell football

MARYSVILLE — At the start of year No. 5 at Marysville Getchell, head football coach Davis Lura said the program is headed into "Phase Two" of its development.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Prep Zone

Postcard from camp: Glacier Peak football

SNOHOMISH -- With 10 new head football coaches in Wesco and the Cascade Conference this season, many teams are using the first few weeks of practice to implement new systems and philosophies and find out what their identity is going to be.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Prep Zone

New beginnings

Renewed optimism for Mariner and new head coach Stewart

Date: 08/20/2015 | High Schools

Don’t lower bar set by new tests

Not taking a test tends to bring down your score.That's one of the takeaways from this week's release of results of the state's Smarter Balanced tests for students in third through eighth grades and...

Date: 08/20/2015 | Editorials

Postcard from camp: Edmonds-Woodway football

EDMONDS — For a football team that is used to competing for a playoff spot every season, Edmonds-Woodway found itself in an unusual position after four games in 2014. 

Date: 08/19/2015 | Prep Zone

Lynnwood to open new 204th Street SW extension

LYNNWOOD — The city plans a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the new extension of 204th Street SW at 11 a.m. Monday. The event will take place at the southeast corner of the Edmonds Community College parking lot. The college is located at 20000 68th Ave. W.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Local News

Federal program gives tribes access to criminal databases

Federal officials on Wednesday launched a new program that will allow tribes access to national criminal databases and fix a system that allowed a man to buy a gun that was later used by his son to kill four classmates and himself at a Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Local News

Fond memories of Tuck

Snohomish High teacher made students better people

Date: 08/19/2015 | Local News

EvCC enters a race for Mars

Students to compete in developing a red-planet drone

Date: 08/19/2015 | Business

Travelin' man

Monroe's Ihrig has pitched all over the Cubs’ system this season

Date: 08/19/2015 | Sports

Mariner alum Russell cleared to play for Notre Dame this season

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced Tuesday that senior cornerback KeiVarae Russell was fully cleared by the NCAA and will be eligible to play with the Irish this season."KeiVarae Russell was fully cleared by the NCAA and is back with...

Date: 08/18/2015 | Sports

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