Awards and Prizes
One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday’s American Music Awards.“This is a testament to how incredible our fans are,” Louis Tomlinson said onstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Date: 11/22/2015 | Entertainment
First Veterans Day parade a successMill Creek celebrated its inaugural Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. "Events like this one only come together with the coordination of many different people, organizations and groups," said...
Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News
Active DutyNaval Air Station Whidbey Island on Nov. 5 received a Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Platinum Award. The Platinum Award came with $5,000 to further energy efficiency or quality of life improvements.
Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News
There are names better known nationally among this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, announced earlier this week by the White House, but...
Date: 11/20/2015 | Editorials
HARARE, Zimbabwe — The man who reigns as Zimbabwe’s Mister Ugly has tough competition in this year’s pageant, with organizers saying they received a record number of entries for this beauty contest with a twist.
Date: 11/13/2015 | Nation & World
Rotary hands over the keys to 1957 BelairEach year for the past 20 years, Everett Port Gardner Rotary has sold and raffled off tickets to win a "sweet ride" classic Chevy. This year's vehicle, a 1957 fully restored Chevy Belair, went...
Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News
LAS VEGAS — The World Series of Poker main event returns Sunday offering a $7.6 million prize to the victor and it appears to be 24-year-old Joe McKeehen’s to lose.
Date: 11/07/2015 | Nation & World
Girl Scouts welcome baby girlGirl Scouts Troop 53243 presented a gift basket to the family of the first baby girl born at Everett's Providence Medical Center on Oct. 31.Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low was born Oct. 31. To...
Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News
Car show drives in $13K for cancer researchThe Wheels on the Waterfront Classic Charity Car Show, held Sept. 12 at the Port of Everett Marina, raised $13,750 on behalf of Providence General Foundation's Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.
Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News
‘Tank’ Dorman, 11, recently won a Fastest Gun Alive championship
Date: 10/30/2015 | Julie Muhlstein
Dr. Mark Valentine doesn’t exactly make house calls, but his visits to care facilities deliver more than medical expertise.
Date: 10/16/2015 | Julie Muhlstein
OLYMPIA — A dog credited with standing guard for nearly a week to protect another dog that had fallen in a cistern was deemed “Washingtonian of the Day” Thursday by Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee.
Date: 10/16/2015 | Northwest
Conservation workers carry home awardsThe Snohomish Conservation District recently received the 2015 Northwest Area District of the Year award from the Washington State Conservation Commission. The local district was selected from 10 member...
Date: 10/16/2015 | Local News
Snohomish Kiwanis Club receives recognition from national group
Date: 10/16/2015 | Local News
NEW YORK — Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling “Between the World and Me” and Hanya Yanagihara’s sleeper hit “A Little Life” are among the works on the shortlist for the National Book Awards.
Date: 10/15/2015 | Nation & World
LONDON — Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.Michael Wood, chairman of the judging panel, said...
Date: 10/15/2015 | Life
Fishing derby for the blind hauls in the funThe Everett Central Lions Club held its annual Salmon Derby For The Blind on Sept. 27. Volunteer captains and crew members assisted 42 blind and visually impaired participants. Nearly all of them caught...
Date: 10/09/2015 | Local News
MINSK, Belarus — With a reporter’s eye and an artist’s heart, Svetlana Alexievich writes of the catastrophes, upheaval and personal woes that have afflicted the Soviet Union and the troubled countries that succeeded it. Her writings, characterized by plain language and detail so visceral it’s...
Date: 10/08/2015 | Nation & World
Everett couple created show-stopper from mess of a yard
Date: 10/08/2015 | Home and Garden
Helping hands at Mill Creek food bankAdvent Lutheran Church members on Sept. 26 helped out the Volunteers of America Mill Creek Food Bank, helping to deep-clean the facility and then sort and stock the shelves with 680 pounds of...
Date: 10/02/2015 | Local News
Foundation laid for new YMCAConstruction has officially begun on the new Stanwood-Camano Family YMCA, located at 7213 267th St. NW in Stanwood.Efforts to bring a YMCA...
Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News
TULALIP — People who have volunteered countless hours and given generously to help others were to be recognized Thursday as United Way presented its annual Spirit of Snohomish County awards.State...
Date: 09/24/2015 | Local News
LOS ANGELES — Long-standing barriers fell at Sunday’s Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama acting honors, Jon Hamm finally won for “Mad Men,” and “Game of Thrones” overcame Emmy anti-fantasy resistance to claim the top drama award.
Date: 09/21/2015 | Entertainment
Church members take part in day of serviceHundreds of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints congregations on Sept. 12 fanned out for a Day of Service in their local neighborhoods.Volunteers painted a fence by a...
Date: 09/18/2015 | Local News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell is the new Miss America.
Date: 09/13/2015 | Nation & World
Elks provide school libraries with booksFour Everett School District elementary libraries started school with new books this year. Last spring, four librarians were asked to submit their wish lists to the Everett Elks Lodge. Elks members purchased...
Date: 09/11/2015 | Local News
Bredereck to helm new Y in StanwoodMary Bredereck has been named the new branch executive director of the Stanwood-Camano YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Snohomish County.Bredereck has been with the YMCA...
Date: 09/04/2015 | Local News
Family recognized for operating same small farm for 127 years
Date: 09/04/2015 | Local News
This summer’s last AquaSox home game was Sunday, but one baseball memory will linger into fall for Steve Ahern.
Date: 09/02/2015 | Local News
Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.After Swift won the top prize for "Bad Blood," Cyrus was backstage speaking and hiding behind a curtain, but one of her breasts...
Date: 08/31/2015 | Life
4H Best of Breeds — Best of Show Silkie Tavish, Kara Anderson, Arlington; Reserve Best In Show, American, (Gizzmo) Chaz Fieldson, Bothell; Abyssinian, (Loki) Chaz Fieldson, Bothell; American, (Gizzmo) Chaz, Fieldson, Bothell; Peruvian, (Merlin) Mary Johnson,...
Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News
Everett grad earns Lions service awardEverett Central Lions Club's 2015 Community Service Award was presented to Cooper James, a recent graduate from Everett High School who has spent hundreds of hours helping others in the...
Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News
Evergreen State Fair honors Granite Falls couple
Date: 08/30/2015 | Local News
Buses stuffed for more than 1,700 kidsThe Everett Public Schools Foundation's Stuff the Bus for Kids campaign brought in thousands of school supplies and hundreds of backpack donations. Office staff at Everett School District schools will now be...
Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News
Being very old in Japan comes with perks — namely, a commemorative silver sake cup, given to each person who reaches 100.
Date: 08/22/2015 | Nation & World
It’s the weekend and we deserve cat news. Here it is:Say hello to Corduroy. He lives in Oregon with Ashley Reed Okura, and, at 26 years old, he’s the oldest documented living cat in the world, Guinness World Records officials confirmed this week.
Date: 08/15/2015 | Nation & World
Communities celebrate Night OutMany Snohomish County communities enjoyed National Night Out on Aug. 4. National Night Out is designed to generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs.
Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News
Always a Cougar: Ruck honored for 60 years of devotionJim Ruck, retired engineer and production manager and active community volunteer, was honored July 26 with the Washington State University Alumni Association, or WSUAA, Alumni Achievement Award...
Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News
Eagles donate thousandsThe Whidbey Island Eagles (Fraternal Order Of Eagles, Aerie 3418) of Freeland has raised thousands of dollars this year for local charities through raffles, a plant sale and other efforts.Proceeds from food sales...
Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News
Kla Ha Ya Days parade winnersKla Ha Ya Days was held July 15-19 in Snohomish. Parade winners were chosen in two categories.Drill: Gunslingers (Best in Show), Ballard Eagles (first place), North Queens Drill...
Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News
Mary Toews recognized for her work in sharing arts with youth
Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News
Bikers ride in with donation for food bankThe Star Touring and Riding Association Chapter 428 of Monroe raised $1,159.37 at its June 27 Poker Ride. All proceeds went to the Sky Valley Food Bank.The
Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News
89-year-old World War II vet surprised at picnic
Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News
Marysville teen named Dairy AmbassadorNicole Buell, of Marysville, representing Snohomish County, is the 2015-16 Washington State Dairy Ambassador. Buell was one of eight finalists at the 60th annual Washington State Dairy Ambassador contest...
Date: 07/10/2015 | Local News
NAACP bestows annual honorsThe awards presented in May at the Snohomish County NAACP National Day of Honor 2015 were: Armed Services Award, Rachel Jeanpierre, U.S. NavyVeteran of the Year, Herbie Martin
Date: 07/03/2015 | Local News
Volunteers honored for lives of serviceThe Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by Catholic Community Services, held its annual Recognition Event on June 11, thanking 175 volunteers from across Snohomish County.
Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News
Scouts honored for rescuing womanBoy Scouts Adam Sirkis, Jordan Mielbrecht, Cameron Stout and Matt Mueller were awarded the National Medal of Merit at the Mount Baker Council...
Date: 06/19/2015 | Local News
Jam, anyone?Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 in Snohomish County collected nearly 1,400 pounds of peanut butter during a recent drive coordinated by the Snohomish County Central Labor Council and Snohomish County United Way.
Date: 06/12/2015 | Local News
Marysville Rotary awards scholarshipsThe Marysville Rotary Education Foundation on May 20 awarded $98,500 in scholarships and grants to local high school seniors. Awards were given to 42 students and ranged from $1,000 to $10,000, based on...
Date: 06/05/2015 | Local News
Shopping spree helps teens prep for collegeIn addition to studying hard, kids heading for college — some the first in their family to attend — have many needs, from computers and printers to pots, pans and bedding.Working with Fred...
Date: 05/29/2015 | Local News
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Iconic filmmaker John Waters says he was surprised to be offered an honorary degree from a prestigious Rhode Island art school. After all, he was thrown out of every school he ever went to.
Date: 05/25/2015 | Nation & World
Volunteers help wipe out graffitiThe Lynnwood Police Department Community Health and Safety Section's new Graffiti Removal Unit recently focused its efforts on a neighborhood that had been overrun by graffiti. Volunteers hailed from the police...
Date: 05/15/2015 | Local News
TACOMA — A Green Beret was awarded the third-highest medal for valor in combat at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for his role in turning back an attack on his base in Afghanistan in 2013.The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that Sgt. 1st Class Earl Plumlee was awarded a Silver Star by the Army.
Date: 05/12/2015 | Northwest
NEW YORK — The American Music Program of Portland, Oregon, has won Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition after an emotional performance honoring its ailing director.
Date: 05/10/2015 | Northwest
OLYMPIA — A Pasco school nurse has been named Washington state classified school employee of the year.Vickie Wright is the school nurse at Mark Twain Elementary. When she was hired by the Pasco School District 35 years ago, she was the only school nurse in the district.
Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest
Local Sikhs recognized for volunteer workVolunteers from the Bothell-based Sikh Center of Seattle were honored April 15 by the GEO Group's Northwest Detention Center, a privately owned detention facility in Tacoma...
Date: 05/08/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Mike and Vicki Doherty have a car to give away and are looking for a worthy recipient.This is the second year that the Dohertys, who own M&N Absolute Auto Repair in Everett, have done so.
Date: 05/06/2015 | Local News
Edmonds cyclist named commuting championRobert Stiles, of Edmonds, was named the "Curb the Congestion Champion of the Year" at Community Transit's annual Choice Connections Awards ceremony held April 23.For...
Date: 05/01/2015 | Local News
DARRINGTON — The mayor here is preparing for a White House visit to accept a national award for leadership after the deadly Oso mudslide.Meanwhile, a Darrington-Arlington partnership aimed at enlivening local business development has won the towns $50,000 and a spot in...
Date: 04/30/2015 | Local News
CARLSBORG — Jeff Monroe, owner of Monroe House Moving, Inc., will receive an award for moving a historic chalet 68 feet away from the eroding edge of a river in a remote wilderness area.
Date: 04/29/2015 | Northwest
NEW YORK— The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers is going to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice— and an earthy style.
Date: 04/26/2015 | Entertainment
Kiwanis fixes fence for Cocoon HouseMembers of the Kiwanis Club of Arlington gathered April 11 for a One Day service event. Club members made much-needed repairs on portions of a fence surrounding a Cocoon House property. The rain...
Date: 04/24/2015 | Local News
Dairy Ambassador candidates namedThe 2015 Snohomish County Dairy Ambassador coronation will be held April 18 at the Holiday Inn in Everett. The event will honor outgoing Ambassador Olivia Russel, of Stanwood, as six young women vie to take her...
Date: 04/17/2015 | Local News
Kiwanis celebrate another egg huntThe Lake Stevens Kiwanis club held its annual Easter egg hunt on April 5 at Highland Elementary School, continuing a 30-year tradition.Warm weather brought out lots of kids and their grandparents,...
Date: 04/10/2015 | Local News
Until several weeks ago, Michael Reagan had never heard of Citizen Honors, awards presented by the Congressional Medal of...
Date: 03/29/2015 | Local News
Acts of kindness for Down Syndrome DayThe Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County celebrated World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 with random acts of kindness across the area."By spreading kindness in our county, we're...
Date: 03/27/2015 | Local News
Scout builds deck for nature trailNathan Egtvedt-Smith, of Everett, earned his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award on Dec. 4. Egtvedt-Smith is a member of Mill Creek Troop 120, sponsored by Advent Lutheran Church.For his Eagle...
Date: 03/20/2015 | Local News
Arlington bests Murphy and Monroe in scholastic competition
Date: 03/18/2015 | Local News
The Daily Herald's breaking news coverage of the first days of last year's deadly Oso mudslide was named a finalist in the 2014 Scripps Howard Awards.Top honors went to the staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for their coverage of...
Date: 03/17/2015 | Local News
EdCC alumna among show's design winnersA team that included Edmonds Community College horticulture alumna Lisa Bauer was awarded the Founders Cup (best in show) and a gold medal for its display garden at the 2015 Northwest Flower and Garden...
Date: 03/13/2015 | Local News
Cub Scouts honored by VFWVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 awarded the Scouting Spirit and Leadership Award to Webelos Cub Scouts Dirk Smith and Justin Hecox at the Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pack 331 Blue...
Date: 03/06/2015 | Local News
Pokémon player named Regional ChampionAfter a weekend of head-to-head Pokémon video game battles, Conan Thompson, of Bothell, was named Pokémon Winter Regional Champion at the 2015 Pokémon Winter Regional Championships,...
Date: 02/27/2015 | Local News
Sultan science teacher’s work earns national recognition
Date: 02/27/2015 | Local News
NEW YORK — At age 94, Roger Angell keeps collecting honors.
Date: 02/26/2015 | Life
Mukilteo school staff recognized for talentsTory Kartchner, a math teacher at Mariner High School, and Laurie Gossett, an administrative assistant in the Mukilteo School District office, were the winners of the first-semester...
Date: 02/20/2015 | Local News
Lupita Nyong'o picked up an Oscar last year for her searing portrayal of a scarred captive in "12 Years a Slave." But many in the Academy Awards audience — just reminded of the misery depicted in a film clip — must have felt a bit mixed up when the woman they...
Date: 02/19/2015 | Opinion Columnists
Garden Club plants seeds of goodThe Everett Garden Club has been busy lately. Members recently donated $1,000 each to Discovery Elementary and View Ridge Elementary for their school garden programs.The...
Date: 02/13/2015 | Local News
LOS ANGELES — Sam Smith was the king of the Grammys, taking home three of the top four awards, including song and record of the year for "Stay With Me," and best new artist, while Beck won album of the year.
Date: 02/08/2015 | Entertainment
Lake Stevens grad is Harvard's Hasty Pudding winner
Date: 02/06/2015 | Entertainment
Rotary volunteers lend hand at food bankThere's sustenance available at the Volunteers of America Food Bank on Broadway in Everett. But it doesn't reach those in need until it's packaged and prepared.That was the job Jan. 17, when 11 Rotary volunteers,...
Date: 02/06/2015 | Local News
OLYMPIA — The Senate acted Friday to make it possible to award one of the state's highest honors to the communities of Arlington, Oso and Darrington for heroism their residents demonstrated in response to the deadly mudslide last March.On a 47-0 vote, the Senate passed...
Date: 01/31/2015 | Local News
Lions Clubs book carnival a successVolunteers from Everett Central, North Everett, South Everett and the new Everett Branch of Seattle Bituin Lions Clubs organized a free Lions Book Carnival at Everett's Imagine Children's...
Date: 01/30/2015 | Local News
The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Usher and Miranda Lambert also will take the stage at the Feb. 8 show in Los Angeles. Common and John Legend will perform their Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated song, “Glory,” from the movie “Selma.”
Date: 01/28/2015 | Entertainment
MONROE — When several hundred people gather Sunday for the annual Jayme Biendl memorial run, a few could be weighed down.And that's the way they want it.Sgt. Troy Brightbill of the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office and Sgt.
Date: 01/24/2015 | Local News
Monroe High's Chloe Cook expects she’ll still need a job
Date: 01/24/2015 | Local News
Arlington teen serves as a page in OlympiaSamuel Neunzig, a student at Arlington High School, recently spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Neunzig was one of 18 students who served as Senate...
Date: 01/23/2015 | Local News
Hansen graduates from FBI trainingMountlake Terrace Police Cmdr. Doug Hansen graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on Dec. 19 and received his certificate from FBI Director James Comey.Hansen has 33 years of...
Date: 01/16/2015 | Local News
Oso run raises more than $2,300The Oso United Christmas Run, held Dec. 6 on the Arlington Airport trail, saw 128 people cross the finish line and raised $2,317 for the Oso community. The Arlington Runners Club raised $39,059 in...
Date: 01/09/2015 | Local News
Girl Scouts collect 1,407 pounds of foodMountlake Terrace Girl Scouts Troop 41923 held a food drive before Thanksgiving outside Rogers Market and collected 1,407 pounds of food for the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank. The troop has been holding a...
Date: 12/12/2014 | Local News
'Real Heroes' honored for quick actions in times of crisis
Date: 12/11/2014 | Local News
Volunteers lend hands, wheels to Stuff the BusThe Volunteers of America's Stuff A Buscharity food and toy drive continues weekends through Dec. 14. Among the volunteers on Nov. 29 was 7-year-old Allen Vernon, of...
Date: 12/05/2014 | Local News