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A barge worker hauls in an oil boom before heading off with the remains of the Mukilteo Ferry Dock ramp and pier on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington. With the new dock in operation, all that is left is to tear down the old ticket building. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Old Mukilteo ferry dock afloat on the barge of ‘Lincoln Logs’

The haul included 213 wood pilings, 15 concrete pilings, 47 steel pilings and a “Speed Limit 15” sign.

Washington State Supreme Court Justices (back row, L-R) Raquel Montoya-Lewis, Sheryl Gordon McCloud, Mary I. Yu, G. Helen Whitener, (front row, L-R) Susan Owens, Charles W. Johnson, Steven C. Gonzalez, Barbara A. Madsen and Debra L. Stephens.

Justices nix state drug possession law; authorities react

Police must stop arresting people for simple possession. Snohomish County’s prosecutor and sheriff were still evaluating the impact.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee said some COVID-19 restrictions in Washington will be eased beginning next week and the state will change its reopening plan to move from a county-based oversight system to one focused on regions. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee: All of Washington to stay in Phase 2 for a few weeks

The governor issued a weekslong pause on regions moving backward, but has yet to outline a Phase 3.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, the Legislative Building is shown partially shrouded in fog at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's richest residents, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, would pay a wealth tax on certain financial assets worth more than $1 billion under a proposed bill whose sponsor says she is seeking a fair and equitable tax code. Under the bill, starting Jan. 1, 2022, for taxes due in 2023, a 1% tax would be levied not on income, but on "extraordinary" assets ranging from cash, publicly traded options, futures contracts, and stocks and bonds. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Federal package could drive more than $10B to Washington

The state would get $7.6B for COVID response, schools and child care. Snohomish County is in line for $160M.

Jeanette Ho Shin Weddell, 96, died of COVID-19 on Dec. 29, 2020. (Contributed photo)

Marysville grandmother, 96, was one in half a million lost

In a week when the president took time to mourn COVID deaths, local families were grieving, too.

Via videoconference from Walla Walla, Lawrence Fillion, seen in upper left, a three strikes offender who was sentenced to life behind bars for second-degree robbery, is resentenced at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Edirin Okoloko effectively ordered Fillion to be released from custody Wednesday, in response to motions by both defense attorney Jeffrey Ellis and Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Third-strike offender, sentenced to life in 1996, to go free

A Snohomish County mini mart robbery sent Lawrence Fillion to prison for life at age 24. He’s now 49.

Quail Park of Lynwood residents enjoy a swimming pool, gym outfitted with senior-oriented HUR equipment, a full-time professional instructor and more to support heart-heathly active living.

Take your health to heart this month … and every month!

We often don’t think about our heart and the vital work it… Continue reading

If you're a gardener who just can't wait for spring, winter-blooming pansies will tide you over. (Getty Images)

Do you suffer from the spring condition ‘hortitostrogenitis’?

It’s a made-up word for the feeling you get when it’s not yet March, but you’re itching to get back into the garden.

NO CAPTION NECESSARY: Logo for the Cornfield Report by Jerry Cornfield. 20200112

Money, drugs, hackers and the wait continues for Phase 3

Here’s what’s happening on Day 47 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

The 2022 Bolt EV, foreground, and EUV are displayed, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Milford, Mich. Whether people want them or not, automakers are rolling out multiple new electric vehicle models as the auto industry responds to stricter pollution regulations worldwide and calls to reduce emissions to fight climate change.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Editorial: Goal or mandate, encourage move to electric cars

Legislation has advanced to set a goal that new sales after 2030 be of electric vehicles only.

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Paul McElhany points out how far the new building will extend past the current building at Northwest Fisheries Science Center's Mukilteo Research Station on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Oh, crab! NOAA’s Mukilteo waterfront fish lab won’t be rebuilt

Bids for a new Northwest Fisheries Science Center research station are too high. Are condos next?

Coronavirus
Jeanette Ho Shin Weddell, 96, died of COVID-19 on Dec. 29, 2020. (Contributed photo)

Marysville grandmother, 96, was one in half a million lost

In a week when the president took time to mourn COVID deaths, local families were grieving, too.

 

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee said some COVID-19 restrictions in Washington will be eased beginning next week and the state will change its reopening plan to move from a county-based oversight system to one focused on regions. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee: All of Washington to stay in Phase 2 for a few weeks

The governor issued a weekslong pause on regions moving backward, but has yet to outline a Phase 3.

 

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, the Legislative Building is shown partially shrouded in fog at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's richest residents, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, would pay a wealth tax on certain financial assets worth more than $1 billion under a proposed bill whose sponsor says she is seeking a fair and equitable tax code. Under the bill, starting Jan. 1, 2022, for taxes due in 2023, a 1% tax would be levied not on income, but on "extraordinary" assets ranging from cash, publicly traded options, futures contracts, and stocks and bonds. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Federal package could drive more than $10B to Washington

The state would get $7.6B for COVID response, schools and child care. Snohomish County is in line for $160M.

 

 

 

Editorial Cartoons
Jack Ohman, Sacramento Bee

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Feb. 25

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Feb. 24

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Feb. 23

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Feb. 22

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Inside the Newsroom
Zachariah Bryan

Reporting with empathy during dire circumstances

Early on in life, I realized I wasn't particularly interested in talking Continue reading...

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Phil O’Connor

My years in journalism have been an unforgettable ride

The black and white photograph from 1965 shows a 4-year-old me standing Continue reading...

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Julia-Grace Sanders

Chasing free press from Cambodia to Snohomish County

After four years of journalism school, I wasn’t convinced daily news was Continue reading...

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Features are my just desserts

Features are my just desserts

No one was surprised that I became a journalist. I’ve loved writing Continue reading...

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Photography
Jody Gasperetti races down a hill at Edmonds City Park  Saturday afternoon on February 13, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In a few days, as temps rise, all this snow will be a memory

Parts of Snohomish County saw 6 inches by Saturday evening. Rain is expected to move in by Monday.

 

A voter fills out a ballot outside of the County Public Meeting Room on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Last-minute votes roll in on a tense election day

Many in Snohomish County had more than just the presidential race in mind on Tuesday.

 

Your photos of the Waterfront Place Apartments fire

Your photos of the Waterfront Place Apartments fire

The fire burned the under-construction building to the ground Thursday evening.

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Protests continue, spreading to Granite Falls and Mukilteo

Protests continue, spreading to Granite Falls and Mukilteo

Hundreds of people in the small cities joined marches and demonstrations decrying racism.