Penelope Protheroe, President and Founder of Angel Resource Connection puts together a huge batch of rotini with meatballs and marinara before heading out to distribute the food and other supplies on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, around Everett, Washington. ARC uses the Lake Stevens Senior Center kitchen to cook up meals for people without homes. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

She feeds Everett’s homeless; ‘no sit’ ban makes her mission harder

Everett banned handing out food and water in city-designated zones: “They just want people to disappear … be somebody else’s problem.”

Ashley Morrison, left, and her mother Cindi Morrison. (Photo provided by Cindi Morrison)

Everett’s ‘Oldest Young Cat Lady’ legacy continues after death

On social media, Ashley Morrison, 31, formed a worldwide community to talk about cats and mental health. Her mom wants to keep it going.

John Stejer sits in front of his home and holds a photo of his mother, Betty Stejer, 88, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in Everett, Washington. John moved his mother to Arizona in 2022 due to the difficulty of finding Medicaid-approved housing for her. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett son’s struggle to get mom into assisted living: $22K, 1,500 miles

John Stejer’s mother, 86, is eligible for Medicaid. But he discovered no place in the state would take her. “I was actually in disbelief.”

Quartermaster Donald Wischmann of VFW Post 2100 holds an 1828 French saber that Paul Davis Restoration of Greater Seattle restored before returning it to him on Friday, May 26, 2023, in Everett, Washington. Wischmann intends to display artifacts restored by Paul Davis inside the VFW. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Holy smokes’: For Everett veterans, a chance to restore war memorabilia

For Memorial Day, a local VFW post partnered with a restoration company to save decades-old uniforms and medals.

A south-facing view of the proposed site for a new mental health facility on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, near 300th Street NW and 80th Avenue NW north of Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

County Council OK’s Stanwood behavioral health center

After an unsuccessful appeal to block it, the Tulalip Tribes are now on the cusp of building the 32-bed center in farmland.

Smoke comes out of the roof of ReMyx'd, a restaurant on Smokey Point Drive, on Sunday, May 28, 2023, in Arlington, WA. (IAFF Local 3438)

Fire damages Arlington bar that received death threats

Arlington police say initial indications show the fire at ReMyx’d did not appear to be intentionally set.

Snohomish County Prosecutor Jason Cummings in an interview with The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington on Monday, May 1, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Snohomish County prosecutors declined 3,000 felony cases in 2022. Why?

A pandemic backlog and inexperienced cops begin to explain the trend, even as police raise the alarm about rising crime.

Lake Stevens’ Grant Buckmiller takes a peek at the clock as he runs to the title in the 4A boys 200 meter dash during the WIAA State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

State track: Lake Stevens sprinter Buckmiller blazes to multiple titles

Also, Kamiak’s Kalia Estes and Jaedyn Chase claim championships and more on local title winners and state placers.

Zeke’s Drive-In has cooked it’s signature burger, the Honeymoon Special, since opening in 1968. (Evan Thompson / The Herald)

Where to get the best burger in Snohomish County

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“The Tree Frame Cabin” at the site of the Index Cabins, also known as The Pietsch Pit, in Index, Washington on Friday, March 31, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

The Index Cabins showcase Sky Valley beauty — and millions of years of history

Nick and Nassim Pietsch’s property offers six ways to see your surroundings in a new light.

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A sign announcing a soon to open Woods Coffee in Everett Marina Village at the Port of Everett on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A portside Restaurant Row is opening this summer. Here’s what’s on the menu.

Five new eateries are coming to the Port of Everett’s waterfront, offering scratch pastries, dim sum and more.

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The finest wineries in Snohomish County

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The sizzling-hot bibimbap bowls at K Fresh in Everett are served in wood boxes, which acquire charred edges from the hot stone. (Sara Bruestle / The Herald)

Where to find the best Korean food in Snohomish County

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Levi Arneson, 12, grabs a roll from the monorail system next to his table at Sushi Hana on Jan. 5, in Lynnwood. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Best Sushi in Snohomish County

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A child gets some assistance dancing during Narrow Tarot’s set on the opening night of Fisherman’s Village on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Lucky Dime in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival takes over downtown Everett

The festival features more than 40 local and national acts over three days: “If I go to a show, this is what I want to be near.”


Colten Fritzlan rides a bull during Unleash The Beast at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington on Thursday, April 20, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

‘He was a bucker’: World’s top bull riders put on rowdy rodeo in Everett

On the last ride of the night, Eduardo Aparecido hung onto Blood Moon just long enough to wrangle a win at the PBR event Thursday.


People wander around and photograph fields of tulips, daffodils and other flowers during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival at RoozenGaarde in Mount Vernon, Washington, on Friday April 14, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Flower power is finally here at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

After a late bloom, stunning photos await at the monthlong festival with art, food, pickleball, millions of bulbs — and traffic.


Mushrooms found by members of the Snohomish County Mycological Society at Lord Hill Park on Saturday, April 8, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

That’s a morel: Foraging for mushrooms, friendships in Lord Hill Park

The Snohomish County Mycological Society brings fungi lovers together and educates the public about their many uses.


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Daniel Wehnert, left, and Angela Wehnert pose for a photo at High Rock Castle in Monroe, Wash. Annie Barker / The Everett Herald photo

Crowns, robes + thrones come with the stay at Washington state castle

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The two-hour walk through Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island offers opportunity for inspiration and reflection. (Jennifer Bardsley)

A ‘150-acre wonderland of forest and flowers’ awaits on Bainbridge Island

The 150-acre wonderland, the former home of a timber magnate and his wife, is a beautiful place to visit in any season.


Jessica Miguel is manager and caretaker of the Mansion Inn in Lake Stevens. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A puzzle inspired this Victorian-style bed-and-breakfast in Lake Stevens

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The hairpin curve over Oyster Creek on Chuckanut Scenic Byway in Washington state. The 24-mile road is fun to drive and offers access to trails, shopping, dining and history. Amy Attas/West Coast Traveller photo.

Cruising Washington’s scenic Chuckanut Byway

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