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Sharon Olson gets ready to hand out meals for Thanksgiving. She and her husband Matt Olson have provided enough food to feed about 160 people this year. (Contributed photo)

Thanksgiving dinners stay small this year, some go online

Many plan to stay home to avoid spreading the virus. Some have lent a hand to those in need.

Health district releases draft of COVID vaccine plan

Health care workers and long-term care residents would be among first to receive early doses.

Volunteers load a car with food during a drive-through event for families in need called the “Colors of Fall” at the Darrington Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Darrington, Washington. Stops along the drive-thru provided hand sanitizer, masks, food boxes, assistance information for those that need help with early learning, utilities, mental health, etc.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

In Darrington, anyone in need got a turkey and the fixings

“Colors of Fall” distributed food and resources to more than 200 cars on Monday.

A police dog helped capture one of the suspects who allegedly ran after a vehicle tried to run over two officers. (Edmonds Police Department)

Police: Suspect nearly ran over Edmonds officers

A suspicious vehicle call quickly turned into a dangerous situation for the responding officers.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) celebrates with DK Metcalf, left, and Tyler Lockett (16), after Moore scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

For Seahawks fans, there’s a major reason to be thankful

Seattle is tied atop the NFC West, but its favorable schedule ahead is the big reason to be excited.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where a man with the first case of coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began. The man, identified only as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was not considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald via AP)

COVID outbreak at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

With record-high infection rates, the virus can make its way into any setting, a health official said.

Hospitals put to the test again as virus patients surge

With beds filling, the medical system girds for a worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

Mountlake Terrace's Marina Christopher fronts the jazz-pop band Marina and the Dreamboats. (David McGraw)

Marina and the Dreamboats kick off holidays with jazz-pop show

Terrace’s Marina Christopher and her band will conclude the Northwest Performing Arts Foundation’s series of shows on Facebook.

Top (L-R): Jennifer Pena, Shane Koyczan and Jericho Brown. Center: Andrea Gibson. Bottom (L-R): Kealoha, Robin Sanders and PJ Sorem.

We Speak: A virtual festival of poetry and storytelling

The winners of the Youth Poetry Slam Competition will perform live at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Dec. 3.

14 residents and four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Regency on Whidbey. (Regency on Whidbey)

Virus outbreak reported at Whidbey long-term care facility

Eighteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Regency in Oak Harbor.

As seen in body-camera video, an Everett police sergeant places handcuffs on Joseph Michael Hill, 39, while kneeling on his back. Everett’s chief says it was reasonable use of force. Hill’s attorney disagrees. (Everett Police Department)

Critics wary as Everett OKs body camera program for police

The city is to spend $1.46 million over five years, with keen interest among supporters and detractors.

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14 residents and four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Regency on Whidbey. (Regency on Whidbey)

Virus outbreak reported at Whidbey long-term care facility

Eighteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Regency in Oak Harbor.

 

Health district releases draft of COVID vaccine plan

Health care workers and long-term care residents would be among first to receive early doses.

 

George Smith, who has been Santa Claus for more than 13 years, at his decorated home on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Don’t cry, don’t pout, mask up: Santa is still coming to town

The malls plan to have him in person and socially distanced. “We need holiday cheer,” says a mall manager.

 

 

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The Community Health Centers of Snohomish County walk-in clinic at Edmonds Clinic is now open!

Now open! Walk-in care moves to Edmonds

Win-win: More primary care space at Lynnwood Clinic, more walk-in space at Edmonds Clinic

 

Mallory Martindale's apprenticeship with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee is almost complete. She's been working in manufacturing since she graduated high school, and the apprenticeship gives her a strong foundation for a long career.

Advanced manufacturing apprenticeships launch out-of-this-world opportunities

Help your career take off with paid on-the-job training and college-level instruction!

 

Opioid Outreach Specialist Amy Hill raises awareness about the overdose crisis, including training Snohomish County citizens in Narcan and helping those who've experienced an overdose find treatment.

Keep hope! Equip yourself to support friends and strangers

In the opioid crisis, solutions are a phone call away, right here in Snohomish County

 

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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.

 

Health-care workers take a knee at Providence in Everett

Health-care workers take a knee at Providence in Everett

The nationwide event was sponsored by White Coats for Black Lives.