Laura Smith, with husband Tom, makes Danielle Lam laugh after being presented with a check for $10,000 from The Prize Patrol from Publishers Clearing House on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Holy roses!’ A day in the life of the legendary Prize Patrol

Publishers Clearing House surprised a Mukilteo couple with a sweepstakes prize, flowers and balloons.

Daniel Scott (center, in green jacket) and Eddie Block (bottom right) are shown in a video before the Proud Boys and other rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

Arlington Proud Boy ‘Milkshake’ indicted in Capitol siege

Daniel Lyons Scott faces 10 federal charges, including assaulting federal officers.

Man, 20, hit and killed in Lynnwood, another badly injured

They were part of a group riding bicycles, scooters and skateboards. They were hit by a pickup truck.

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Somers taps Seattle deputy mayor to lead COVID recovery

Mike Fong will oversee how Snohomish County uses its $160 million in federal relief dollars.

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Time is running out if you want a say in Tuesday’s primary

Voters will trim the field in contests for mayor, and seats on city councils, school boards and more.

Mark Malijan, owns and operates Helios Studios, a new business that offers photographers, videographers and others 1,440 feet of studio space in Edmonds. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lights, camera, action at new photo-video studio in Edmonds

’This is a clean slate for people to work in,’ says the founder of Helios Studios.

LaVonne Olsen from Peoples Bank says strenghtening company culture, even through screens, is one way to improve employee hiring and retention.

4 Keys to hiring and retaining employees in a challenging job market

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Certified Peer Counselor sets up her office in the new 32-bed behavioral and substance abuse facility at the Denny Juvenile Justice Center on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The facility opens on Monday for patients. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

32-bed substance abuse treatment center opens in Everett

A remodeled youth detention center will host the county’s first inpatient facility for low-income people.

Vinson Latimore, owner and CEO, Choices Scrubs + Medical is a Bellingham-based company that sells medical supplies and scrubs to healthcare workers at his recently opened shop Wednesday afternoon in Everett on July 28, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A new Everett store sells scrubs and other medical supplies

Choices Scrubs + Medical sells medical garb of every style. And they’re not just for health care workers.

JaNeen Aagaard donates blood at Bloodworks NW Friday afternoon in Everett at July 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Blood shortage strains local agencies, hospitals

Some blood types have reached critically low levels, and blood collection agencies are pleading for donations.

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Videos: Meet the candidates in 6 Snohomish County cities

The League of Women voters conducted moderated video forums for contested races in key municipalities.

 

 

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Lake Steven's Trayce Hanks makes a catch for a touchdown during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lakewood hosts annual 7-on-7 football tournament

Some of the top schools in the region came out for the event, which included the popular lineman challenge.

 

Bob Little, a Vietnam War veteran, receives a kiss from a labrador named Queso while waiting to walk in the "Edmonds Kind of 4th" parade with VFW Post 8870 on Sunday in Edmonds. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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Scenes from Sunday’s “Edmonds Kind of 4th” parade, sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

 

Why did the chicken jump in the lake? Because he lost a bet to a friend. Logan Root, 19, jumps into Lake Stevens with a chicken suit on at Davies Beach (formerly Willard Wyatt Park) on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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Davies Beach was a cool scene on Tuesday as our hot spell continued.

 

The AquaSox have the bases load in the first inning against the Vancouver Canadians Tuesday evening at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett June 29th, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

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Everett pounds out 17 hits and opens a six-game home series with a 15-10 victory over Vancouver.

 

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