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Daughters Erin Van Ry, (left) Jennifer Parks listens their mother Kathy Parks addresses the court with Nanci Bidondo (far right) as Thursday afternoon at the Snohomish County Building on May 13, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arsonist who killed a firefighter in 1987 gets 10 years

Gary Parks died in the inferno at Everett Community College. Elmer Nash, now 47, was 12 when he lit the match.

An abandoned face mask rests on the sidewalk along Hewitt Avenue in downtown Everett on April 15. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Inslee sets June 30 target for Washington to fully reopen

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.

Douglas Ryner, 8, brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

11 days of glee: Evergreen State Fair ‘Back in the Saddle’

The fair was called off in 2020 due to COVID-19. Organizers are planning a revised event this year.

Darren Redick is the new CEO of Providence’s Northwest Washington service area. (Providence Health and Services) 20210514

Providence stays local in selecting a new regional CEO

Based in Everett, Darren Redick will lead the health care provider’s Northwest Washington area.

Detectives investigate a shooting near Silver Lake on May 11. (Everett Police Department)

Man dies after confrontation, shooting near Silver Lake

Everett police said he had been yelling and was aggressive toward people on a sidewalk north of the lake.

If you or someone you love needs help, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital offers a continuum of care — everything from 24 hour inpatient programs to intensive outpatient programs that fit around your career and family obligations. Assessments are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 844-202-5555 to speak with intake staff. (Photo taken before COVID-19).

For relief and recovery, find expert help in Smokey Point

Inpatient care and treatment for those experiencing mental health and substance use challenges

Six teams in Wesco finished with at least 10 wins in the abbreviated 2021 high school softball season. (Herald file)

Prep softball recap: Plenty of memories made

A look back at the highlights and top teams from the five-week high school softball season.

Views of the Riverfront development on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Everett, Wa. The Riverfront Redevelopment consists of three different large sections all owned by Polygon Homes. All three sections run North to South along the Snohomish river (just East of 41st street), and range from around 40-70 acres each. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Riverfront construction could start soon — without a cinema

The pandemic’s effects on movie theaters have delayed some work at the 70-acre Everett development.

Flytrap, Carnivorous plant. ( Dionaea muscipula ), close up

Grow a carnivorous bog garden for the weirdness factor

Alien-like plants — such as pitcher plants, cobra lilies, sundews and Venus fly traps — can do well here.

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In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)

Editorial: Parents have decision to make on vaccinating kids

With one vaccine now approved for kids 12 and older, parents shouldn’t wait for a school requirement.

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An abandoned face mask rests on the sidewalk along Hewitt Avenue in downtown Everett on April 15. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Inslee sets June 30 target for Washington to fully reopen

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.

 

Washington schools to open full time in fall, masks required

Officials are recommending COVID-19 vaccinations but are not requiring them for in-person instruction.

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The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)

40 years of Sundays: Herald’s seen changes, mission remains

The newspaper’s first Sunday edition was published April 5, 1981, and this columnist was on the job.

 

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Lake Stevens' Tanner Jordan leaps but misses the ball for an Arlington goal as Arlington beat Lakes Stevens 2-1 in a boys soccer march on Monday, May 3, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

GALLERY: Arlington boys soccer tops Lake Stevens

GALLERY: Arlington boys soccer tops Lakes Stevens

 

Monroe's Sam Olson blocks Snohomish's Josh Vandergriend shot Tuesday night at Monroe High School on May 11, 2021. The Tigers won 36-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Monroe boys edge Snohomish as winter sports begin

The Bearcats rally in the final period to beat the Panthers 36-35 in the opening game of the season.

 

Aquasox's Julio Rodriguez gets a high five from Austin Shelton as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run homer. The Everett Aquasox beat the Tri-City Dust Devils in a home opening game at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Rodriguez shines for AquaSox in Funko Field debut

The highly regarded prospect doubles, homers and drives in three in Everett’s 13-3 win over Tri-City.

 

Marysville Getchell's Ethan Jury reaches out for the ball as Arlington's Nick Salstrom dives back to second base during the game on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Arlington tops Getchell to close spring sports season

The Eagles bounce back from their first regular-season loss since 2018 with a win over the Chargers.