Fred Safstrom, CEO of Housing Hope, is retiring. Photographed in Everett, Washington on October 5, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Housing Hope CEO reflects on 25-year career helping unsheltered people

“People used to believe homelessness was caused by bad choices.” Minds and policies are changing, Fred Safstrom said.

Tanya King, left, looks to where Hailey Newton, right, ask to hang her project Thursday afternoon at Beverly Elementary in Lynnwood, Washington on September 14, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

2 ‘extraordinary educators’ honored nationally for success in classroom

Tanya King in Edmonds practices “controlled chaos.” Zachary Pfrimmer in Stanwood is orderly. Data shows both have been wildly successful.

Cassie Franklin, right, mayor of Everett, introduces a coalition to address public safety concerns Tuesday afternoon at Henry M. Jackson Park in Everett, Washington on October 4, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mayors: Enough is enough, we want something done for public safety

A coalition of city leaders from Snohomish County is pushing back on policing reforms passed in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

The proposed Everett City Council districts map would make small shifts to all five districts based on recent Census data. (City of Everett)

Everett City Council district commission sticks with map

The map is set for council despite pleas for Broadway to split the two northern districts and criticism over the process.

Frank McCahill, owner and instructor, of Everett 911 Driving School in Everett, Washington on September 29, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Drivers school has taught thousands rules of the road

Owner of Everett’s 911 Driving School says self-driving cars won’t make a dent for at least 20 years.

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Snohomish County deputy on leave, accused of shoplifting at Home Depot

The sheriff’s deputy repeatedly stole merchandise at an Everett store where he worked as security, according to a search warrant.

Strong muscles and sharp reflexes can prevent trips and stumbles from becoming falls and leading to injury.

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Travis Lovestedt, the new owner of Broadway Hobbies, inside his shop on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In business since the ’70s, Everett hobby shop gets new owner

Broadway Hobbies’ new owner bought the store “out of the blue” and discovered “it’s tons of fun.”

Nicole Pelham, owner and player, of the Seattle Spartans runs through drills during practice Saturday morning in Shoreline, Washington on September 3, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett women’s football team owner wants sport to become ‘mainstream’

Nicole Pelham owns the Seattle Spartans, formerly known as the Everett Reign. She wants to grow the sport, but challenges abound.

Mike Marinez, owner of Mike’s Plumbing, at his workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

It’s a dirty job, but this Edmonds man is up to do it

A plumber’s work is sometimes gross, says Miguel “Mike” Marinez, but for him the rewards outweigh the rats.

“In some families, it’s just assumed that a relative will help when someone needs it,” says Victoria Johnston, Owner/SDCS, Right at Home Snohomish County. “For others, financial realities may be the deciding factor. Reputable home care agencies can also provide caregivers or aides specifically for your needs, on a schedule that works for you.

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Tribal members dance to start an assemble on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day Friday evening at Tulalip Gathering Hall in Tulalip, Washington on September 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Still here’: Tulalip boarding school descendants celebrate resilience

On Orange Shirt Day, a national day of remembrance, the Tulalip Tribes honored those who suffered due to violent cultural suppression.

 

Runners in the 3A-4A Boys 5K turn a corner as the sun sets during the Nike Twilight Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: 15th Annual Nike Twilight XC Invitational

Teams from across the Pacific Northwest descend on Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville for the major cross country meet.

 

Retired professional bowler Darrell Storkson beams as he walks on stage to accept his Hall of Fame induction during the 2022 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame banquet Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2022, at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: Class of 2022 inducted in county sports Hall of Fame

The nine new members, plus The Herald’s Man and Woman of the Year in Sports, were honored at a banquet Wednesday evening.

 

Snohomish’s Adriannah Galvan jumps to tip the ball over the net during the match against Monroe on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Snohomish tops Monroe in Wesco volleyball action

The Panthers earn a 3-1 win over the Bearcats on Tuesday night to stay unbeaten in league play.

 

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The Skyline trail at Washington state’s Mt. Rainier offers sweeping, glacier-fed waterfalls and what feels like a face-to-face meeting with the mountain itself. Photo by Alex Bruell

This summer, visit a paradise on Earth

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Hikers walk near the entrance of Ape Cave in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The cave is a series of lava tubes from an eruption of Mount St. Helens 2,000 years ago. (Taylor Balkom / The Columbian)

Venture into the dark at Washington’s Ape Cave

The 42-degree underworld on the flank of Mount St. Helens is fun to explore — in a spooky sort of way.

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Compressed Cube Tensegrity Sculpture is one of the first sculptures seen from the east parking lot Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Earth Sanctuary in Clinton, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

For $7, take a walk on the spiritual side of Whidbey Island

The 72-acre nature preserve has sculptures and sacred spaces. “It is contemplative, peaceful and magical.”

 

Ride up to Arlington along the Centennial Trail for views of the countryside and a perfect lunch spot along the Stillaguamish River. Taylor Goebel / The Herald photo

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