Ty Juvinel stands beside the towering welcome figure that he created for the Edmonds Waterfront Center on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Our heritage is a gift’: 500-year-old log is carved into Tulalip welcome

The wooden figure represents matriarchs who “can see the potential you have that you don’t know yet,” explained artist Ty Juvinel.

Lake Stevens’ Cole Becker celebrates a touchdown with teammates after putting his team up against Kennedy Catholic in the WIAA 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

State champs!: Lake Stevens captures 1st-ever 4A football title

The Vikings edge Kennedy Catholic 24-22 in the state title game to complete the elusive final step in their program’s ascent.

Customers enter and exit the new Costco on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The wait is over as Costco opens in Lake Stevens

The new store, in the works since 2018, opened Friday. Some came for the specials, others had a hankering for hot dogs.

A skier heads down the mountain on the opening day of ski season at Stevens Pass Ski Area on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, near Skykomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

After bumpy seasons, Stevens Pass gets a smooth opening day

Powder hounds took the day off, or called in “sick” with ski fever, to hit the slopes at the resort Friday.

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Everett library, fire department will have social workers on call

Many 911 calls don’t require police or fire responses. City leaders want to ensure frequent callers get the help they need.

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New Chick-fil-A restaurant coming to Everett?

An Everett Mall Way location would be the restaurant chain’s fourth Snohomish County store.

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Grading the Seahawks in their 27-23 victory over the Rams

Quarterback Geno Smith leads the way as Seattle stays in the hunt in the NFC West

Caption: The eternal fragrance of bath products triggers memories from long ago. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Bath product fragrances are full of memories

A Costco-size bottle of Neutrogena Rainbath takes the author back to the carefree days of seventh grade

A pedestrian uses the crosswalk at 30th Street NE along 113th Avenue NE near Lake Stevens High School on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Stepped-up effort needed to reduce traffic deaths

Lawmakers, local officials and drivers, themselves, need to put more emphasis on traffic safety.

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Best friend, father + son: Everett company redefines ‘family business’

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Three Herald photographers chose a favorite photo and share the behind-the-scenes of how they got that shot.

 

A woman diverts from her walk on Colby Avenue to take a closer look at a pickup truck that was partly crushed by a fallen tree during an overnight wind storm Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in north Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Overnight winds cause sweeping power outages in Snohomish County

Almost half of Snohomish County PUD customers lost power early Saturday morning. It could take days for all households to be restored.

 

Air Force veteran Rick Holland places a yellow rose at the base of the new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Unveiling of new Gold Star Families monument moved onlookers to tears

Lynnwood is home to the nation’s 2ooth Gold Star Family Memorial, featuring three unique items built into the foundation

 

Silvia Rodriguez poses for a portrait after winning best catrina at the Washington-Guerrero Foundation’s Día de los Muertos event at the Lynnwood Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Día de los Muertos honors dearly departed family members

Event in Lynnwood draws many dressed as catrinas, or skeletons. More festivities slated this week.

 

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People explore along the South Fork Stillaguamish River near the repaired bridge that heads to Big Four Ice Caves on Oct. 28, in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Granite Falls. Ryan Berry / Everett Herald photo

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A ghost called “Smilin’ Al” is purported to roam the Historic Everett Theatre. Olivia Vanni / The Herald photo

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The Skyline trail at Washington state’s Mt. Rainier offers sweeping, glacier-fed waterfalls and what feels like a face-to-face meeting with the mountain itself. Photo by Alex Bruell

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