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Cars make their way across US 2 between Lake Stevens and Everett as wildfire smoke makes downtown Everett barely visible on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Wildfire smoke: A burning health issue is getting worse

As the hazardous haze increases during fire seasons, it’s time to get serious and prepare, experts say.

This condo on Norton Ave. in Everett was sold Friday, June 18. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Snohomish County home values soar in latest assessment

Lack of affordable housing put the squeeze on buyers and drove up home prices across Snohomish County.

Junelle Lewis becomes emotional while performing a dance with her children during the Justice to Jubilee Juneteenth Celebration at Skykomish River Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Justice to Jubilee: ‘Noone is free till everyone is free’

People gathered Saturday in a Monroe park to celebrate Juneteenth, a new federal holiday that commemorates the end of slavery.

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Man gets 31½ years for shooting Everett motel guest 12 times

Harry Lee Jones Jr., 27, beat and then shot a Farwest Motel guest in 2018 while two accomplices looted his room.

Everett's Patrick Hall was among people who put up signs in March to save the Longfellow School building.  He is now part of an advisory task force looking at options for the building, which the Everett School District had planned to tear down.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

National register listing could be next for old Longfellow

But the designation wouldn’t stop the Everett School District from tearing down the former school.

Pilot Dan Tarasievich lines up for a landing at  Arlington Municipal Airport after a morning of flying with friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Could Snohomish County’s two largest airports be expanded?

A study explores expanding runways at Paine Field and Arlington Municipal to relieve a coming crunch.

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Barely taller than the 150yard marker, Max Soterakopoulos, 6, tees off as he and his family golfs at Legion Memorial Golf Course on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Soterakopoulos hit a hole-in-one on the 14th hole at the golf course. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Local 6-year-old makes hole-in-one at Legion Memorial

Too hard to believe? Watch the video of Everett’s Max Soterakopoulos hitting an ace on May 29.

Willem Wolters, 9, is half way through reading "Space Case" by Stuart Gibbs. Wolters was given the title of the nation's highest point earner in the Accelerated Reader program on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Bothell, Washington. Willem is a fourth grader at Cedar Wood Elementary School in Bothell. The new national record is 2,145 points. That is over 14 million words read and 377 books. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This Bothell boy read 380 books to set a new national record

Willem Wolters, 9, smashed the record for Accelerated Reader points, but mostly he just loves to read.

When in came to wearing babies, this mom had strong skills — over a decade ago. (Jennifer Bardsley)

All strapped in: Help, I’m trapped in the baby backpack!

A newer model of the Ergobaby backback was a challenge for this aunt, even though one from 2015 was a snap.

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Fuze Bug Reviews (Scam or Legit) Is It Worth Your Money?

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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2020, file photo, Staff Sgt. Travis Snyder, left, receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine given at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, south of Seattle. Nurse Jose Picart, right, administered the shot. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, June 17, 2021, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive lottery for the state's military, family members and veterans because the federal government wasn't sharing individual vaccine status of those groups with the state and there were concerns they would be left out of a previously announced lottery. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

New vaccine lottery announced for military in Washington

Gov. Inslee said there were concerns they would be left out of a previously announced lottery.

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Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)

Four things we can all do to keep our forward momentum

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

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Comment: Covid threat has eased but too many remain at risk

A new variant, more contagious and dangerous, could gain a foothold among the unvaccinated.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, June 20, Father’s Day

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, June 19, Juneteenth

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, June 18

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, June 17

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Get to Know Reporter Janice Podsada

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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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Reporting with empathy during dire circumstances

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My years in journalism have been an unforgettable ride

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Sequoia High graduates move their tassels from one side to the other at the end of the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gallery: Sequoia High Graduation

Sequoia High School graduates receive their diplomas

 

Mariner High School graduate Careana Willis raises her diploma in the air Saturday as she walks back to her seat during graduation at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Graduate celebrates her accomplishment

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Mountlake Terrace's Vitaly Mkrtychyan controls the ball with Kamiak's Nolan Martin reaching across Thursday evening at Mountlake Terrace High School on June 10, 2021. The Hawks won 65-59. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Mountlake Terrace outlast Kamiak in season finale

The Hawks win 65-59 in a battle of two of the top teams in the shortened Wesco season.

 

Lake Stevens' Melanie Delestrez (left) and Arlington's Abby Schwark tangle up for a jump ball Wednesday evening at Lake Stevens High School on June 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Arlington girls defeat Lake Stevens to close season

The Eagles beat the Vikings 80-71 in a matchup of two of the top teams in Wesco.