Matt Nichols, president of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, stands above the National Geographic Venture docked at the company’s private outfitting pier in Langley. The 240-foot cruise ship is the newest custom vessel built at the main Freeland shipyard. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This small-town shipyard can build and float your big boat

Nichols Brothers on Whidbey Island can turn a “pile of steel” into a tug, a ferry or a cruise ship.

Drug task force, feds take down large trafficking operation

Detectives seized heroin, meth and cocaine and believe they arrested the leaders of the ring.

Two local politicians could wind up in court — for jury duty

The Snohomish County officials are among 60,000 called to serve on local juries each year.

Ian Terry / The Herald The Village Green Mobile Home Park near East Gibson Road in south Everett is seen Thursday following a shooting in the early morning hours. Photo taken on 12072017

There were 21 killings here in 2017. Several await trial.

Eight of the cases are pending in the court system.

Boeing buying 80% stake in Embraer for $4.2 billion

Boeing will have operational and management control. Embraer keeps consent rights for some decisions.

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Edmonds pilot inspires children to seek the skies

A flight as a boy inspired Greg Bell. He’s now made 100 flights to bring in the next generation.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gestures during the second half of Sunday’s 26-23 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Grading the Seahawks’ 26-23 overtime loss to the 49ers

Not a report card the Seahawks are going to want to take home to mom and dad

At the Don Hatch Youth Center, Verle Smith starts to tear up while friends and family congratulate him as the first graduate from the Tulalip Healing to Wellness Court, on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 in Tulalip Reservation, Wa. His daughter Melody, 5, hides under a blanket, presented to him for graduating the program. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Tulalip man first to graduate from tribes’ Wellness Court

Verle Smith had been abusing drugs for about three decades. He’s been sober now for more than a year.

Mariner senior is inspired by others and inspiring others

She stays busy in the classroom, the music room and the pool. But makes time for Costco.

Port hopes to close deal for Kimberly-Clark site, has plans

Generations worked at the Everett mill until its closure in 2012, which left behind empty, polluted land.

Olympus Hall at Everett Community College Is a textbook example of the International Style on several levels including its lack of ornamentation. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Historic Everett’s calendar shows a modern, mid-century look

A year after featuring 125th anniversary, preservation group features post-World War II buildings.



5 ways to foster a positive cannabis shopping experience

Local pros share what you need to know


Carmen Miller, front of house lead at Remedy Tulalip, shares his knowledge and passion for the wellness possibilities cannabis can offer.

Passion to help drives Remedy team’s mission

Discover what it means to live happy and live healthy


Can your lead foot help the library? YES: Slow Down and Read!

Annual MyTrafficMan initiative supports Whatcom County Library Foundation


Every day is Drug Take-Back Day in Snohomish County

Take Back Your Meds: The easy and effective solution for unused medications


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What animal is that? Costumed man robs Highway 530 store

“You call the cops, you’re a dead man,” he told the clerk at around 3 a.m. Friday.


Why Highway 99 in downtown Seattle will close for 3 weeks

After closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, there’s much to do before they can open the new tunnel.


Turkey Talk 2018: Kindergartners talk about Thanksgiving

This year we looked for wisdom at Kellogg Marsh Elementary School in Marysville.


The cautionary tale of a backpacker caught in a snowstorm

There’s much to learn from this news conference about the helicopter rescue of a Pacific Crest Trail hiker.



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Gallery: Lake Stevens beats Woodinville to advance to state championship.

Vikings advance to Class 4A state final game with 28-14 semifinal win over Woodinville on Saturday.


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