Co-founders of Black Snohomish County Carissa Walker, left, Maïmouna Fame and Avianca Walker-Loundermon laugh together while they work on social media posts for the BlackSnoCo accounts on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 2020 protests, groups focus on laws, people, policies

National tragedies and widespread racism spurred growth and pushed new leaders into inclusion work.

Denise Huffer (Photo courtesy of Tracy Gielski)

Lawsuit blames Snohomish County for 2018 jail overdose death

Jailers ignored signs Denise Huffer wasn’t OK, her sister says. The county is reviewing the claim.

Every city may get a tax break used by Arlington, Marysville

It’s helped bring businesses to the two cities, so lawmakers want to make it available statewide.

The Herald's prep football roundup. (Photo by Elaine Thompson)

Prep football roundup for March 5-6

Wesco football teams see their first game action in over a year.

The Legislative Building is shown Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Details of a new two-year state operating budget were released Friday, the same day Washington lawmakers must vote on the plan in order to prevent a partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington Senate approves new tax on high capital gains

The measure would impose a 7% tax on the sale of stocks, bonds and other assets in excess of $250,000.

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Darlene Tanis sorts through book titles Thursday morning at the Everett Library on March 4, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Shrinking the ‘digital divide,’ area libraries slowly reopen

This week, services such as computer and Wi-Fi use — and even book-browsing — were reinstated.

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Take-home activity kits help a local Girl Scout troop stay engaged over Zoom. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Where are the cookies? Girl Scouts different during pandemic

The girls aren’t camping, horseback riding or hiking because of COVID-19. But they’re still Scouting.

Carole G. Barton, teacher and author of 'The Friendship Adventure'  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish woman’s new book fulfills a promise to her mother

“The Friendship Adventure” teaches children about working together and problem-solving.

Lake Stevens' Gabe Ramsey runs through a tackle during the game against Archbishop Murphy on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lake Stevens pulls away, beats Murphy in clash of area powers

The Vikings overcome a slow start and run past the Wildcats 26-7 in the programs’ first-ever meeting.

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The Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine is prepared for injection Friday at Angel of the Winds Arena. (Snohomish Health District) 20210305

New vaccination site opens at Angel of the Winds Arena

Meanwhile, supply is still an issue now that teachers and child care workers are seeking shots.


Whatcom County sees 13 new B.1.1.7 variant COVID-19 cases

Snohomish County has 2 known cases of the mutation, also called the “U.K. variant.”

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A syringe of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is shown Thursday, March 4, 2021, at a drive-up mass vaccination site in Puyallup, Wash., south of Seattle. Officials said they expected to deliver approximately 2500 second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the site Thursday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Vaccine eligibility to expand to more groups on March 22

Included will be workers in agriculture and grocery stores, as well as law enforcement and others.

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Riaz Khan speaks at the groundbreaking at the site of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo that he helped spearhead over the last seven years on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Ground is broken for Mukilteo’s own mosque

The Islamic Center of Mukilteo has been seven years in planning.


Granite Falls' Kaleb Roberts rushes with Sultan's Kaden Harwick closing Friday night in Sultan on February 26, 2021 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Friday night lights finally back on

Granite Falls beats rival Sultan in OT in the area’s first prep football game in more than 15 months.


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.