Ryan Elting, conservation director at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, talks about the important ecosystem the shoreline provides Friday, June 10, 2022, at the site of the Keystone Preserve near Coupeville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

In ‘emergency acquisition,’ 226 acres of Whidbey Island’s farmland, forest saved

The beachside Keystone Preserve, south of Coupeville, is the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s largest purchase at $9.1 million.

Hans Korompis was a prominent local chef and the director of Mar•Ket in Edmonds. His family identified him as the diver who went missing around the waters of Mukilteo Lighthouse on June 17, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Feedme Hospitality & Restaurant Group).

‘He held our company up’: Missing diver was well known Edmonds chef

Hans Korompis, the chef behind Mar•Ket, was identified by his family as a missing diver in Mukilteo.

James Lewis

New health officer worked closely with Snohomish County in pandemic

The outgoing health officer has “nothing but confidence” in his successor. The two say they had similar approaches to COVID.

Federal agents recovered meth hidden in hollowed out hard drives during a search of Ryan Kane's apartment in Bothell. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Bothell man sentenced for mailing meth in hard drives

Officials intercepted packages containing hollowed-out computer hard drives in Australia. Ryan Kane pleaded guilty.

James P. Doggett (Edmonds Police Department)

Man sentenced for arsons, including one in Edmonds

James Doggett, 64, set three fires in Snohomish, Skagit and King counties within about a week.

Young girls watch as a canoe carrying an enormous king salmon makes its way to shore on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Keep your Indian alive’: After decades of outlawed culture, a Tulalip revival

Government-sanctioned boarding schools scarred Indigenous children for life. In turn, their children and grandchildren have suffered inherited trauma. But those harmed by the Tulalip Indian School, a cornerstone of the Tulalip Reservation since its inception, have begun to heal.

Inflated costs and supply shortages have inspired some to try <a href="https://vespertineboutique.com/collections/period/products/hello-cup-s-m-small-medium" target="_blank">alternative menstrual products</a>. Vespertine Boutique in Port Townsend can help answer any questions you may have.

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Matthew War Bonnet, 76, of Snohomish, attended St. Francis Indian School in South Dakota from 1952 to 1960. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Survivor’s story: Snohomish man, 76, lives with boarding school trauma

“We were always hungry,” said Matthew War Bonnet Jr., 76, who was forcibly taken to the St. Francis Indian School in the 1950s.

Evergreen Speedway remains closed due the stay-at-home order while NASCAR will run it's first race since the pandemic began on Sunday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Evans tops podium at Mark Galloway Shootout

Also, EvCC athletes named All-American, Tulalip native signs with MLB organization and more.

Buses charge before their next route Friday afternoon at the Everett Transit Center in Everett on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett set to add bridges, 75th Street bike project to $5 billion plan

A six-year transportation improvement program’s annual update included bridges for Broadway and Lowell Snohomish River Road.

Embracing “community” in every sense of the word, the team at Quail Park create a space where residents thrive – exploring, discovering and sharing with friends, family, fellow residents and the care team.

Lynnwood residence shows why community is key to wellness at any age

Quail Park of Lynnwood creates a vital, engaging space where seniors thrive

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An early photo of the Mukilteo Lighthouse, which was automated in 1979. (Mukilteo Historical Society)

Three Beacons: Take a tour of three Everett-area lighthouses

These beacons guided mariners to safety for many years — since 1861, in one case. Here are their stories.

 

Jetty Island ferry service from the Port of Everett waterfront to the two-mile sandy breakwater is set to return July 6 through Labor Day. (Lizz Giordano / Herald file)

Jetty Island ferry reservations open for the summer season

Reservations are required and cost $3 per person for the short ferry ride to sandy beaches

 

On summer afternoons, the sun warms the shallow water off Jetty Island’s west shore. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

5 things to do this summer in Snohomish County

Hop a ferry. Play in the sand. Look for Bigfoot. Tour the past. Toast the sunset.

 

Airfares in Spokane, Washington are up 35 per cent, according to a new year-over-year study CheapAir.com that found smaller market airports were being more significantly affected by price increases. Conversely, larger markets, like San Francisco, are seeing less of an impact.

The US cities being most + least affected by airfare hikes

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Striking Starbucks employees talk to a woman who wanted to use the drive-thru but was turned away due to the strike on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, on Broadway in Everett, Washington. Workers at the 37th and Broadway store spent their morning picketing because a fellow employee had been fired the previous day in what the workers believe is an act of union busting. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett Starbucks workers go on strike after employee fired

The employee and her fellow union members claim she was fired for supporting the union. Starbucks denies it.

 

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Ryan Elting, conservation director at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, talks about the important ecosystem the shoreline provides Friday, June 10, 2022, at the site of the Keystone Preserve near Coupeville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

In ‘emergency acquisition,’ 226 acres of Whidbey Island’s farmland, forest saved

The beachside Keystone Preserve, south of Coupeville, is the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s largest purchase at $9.1 million.

 

Sandra Oleson, center, holds up a “Protect Our Rights” sign and shouts for support from passing vehicles during a protest against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022, along Broadway in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Roe v. Wade ruling spurs praise and outrage in Snohomish County

Washington will become a sanctuary for abortion access. Voters legalized early pregnancy abortions over 50 years ago.

 

The Seattle Sounders’ Cristian Roldan sneaks through three defenders on his way to the net against Sporting KC on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: Resurgent Sounders thrash Sporting KC

Seattle wins 3-0 and has collected 16 points in its past seven contests to climb up the Western Conference standings.

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Junelle Lewis, right, daughter Tamara Grigsby and son Jayden Hill sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during Monroe’s Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Rainy Juneteenth celebrations in Snohomish, Monroe mark progress

Community members say they hope their cities can continue to “build on what has begun.”

 

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