A pink salmon makes its way upstream along a side stream created to help improve conditions for fish in the Sultan River on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As a dam tries to mimic nature, Sultan River comes to life

Water is flowing through new channels, salmon have new spots to spawn and kayakers have more chances to battle whitewater.

Top row (L-R): Brian Saulsman, Jeremiah Campbell and Mary Reule. Bottom row (L-R): Molly Barnes, Janine Burkhardt and Sarah Johnson. Not pictured (and running unopposed): Jennifer Bumpus.

Mandates, critical race theory steal spotlight in Monroe school races

In Snohomish County, school board races have become a proxy for ideological battles. Monroe is a prime example.

Kamiak alum and Harvard graduate, Michael Bervell on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 in Mill Creek, Washington. Bervell's new book, "Unlocking Unicorns",  profiles 10 founders of billion-dollar companies in India, Africa and the Middle East. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kamiak graduate profiles the ‘Unicorns’ of the business world

Michael Bervell’s new book features 10 entrepreneurs who created billion-dollar startup companies. What do they have in common? None of them are white Western men.

The Anchor Pub in downtown Everett on Saturday. The owner was arrested Friday in an investigation of alleged sexual assaults there. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald) 20211023

Owner of Everett’s Anchor Pub arrested in rape investigation

Patrons in recent years have reported they were apparently drugged and sexually assaulted, according to police.

Top (L-R): Alicia Crank, Kristiana Johnson, Janelle Cass. Bottom (L-R): Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas.

Q&A: Edmonds candidates talk policy on hot-button issues

Six candidates are running for three City Council seats. The Daily Herald quizzed them on housing, tree code and more.

Top (L-R): Judy Schwab, Peter Swardstrom. Bottom (L-R): Jayme Lee Vail, Charles Hauck.

Masks? Sex ed? Where do Mukilteo school board candidates stand?

Three newcomers are in races for two seats. In each case, there’s a candidate calling for a “back to basics” approach.

Top row (L-R): Kim Daughtry, Michele Hampton, Gary Petershagen, Joyce Copley. Bottom row (L-R): Jessica Wadhams, Steve Ewing, Marcus A. Tageant, Joseph Jensen.

In growing Lake Stevens, controversy frames council races

The city is booming with development. Now four incumbents look to fend off challengers.

The Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks play during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle, in the expansion team's home-opener. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Patterson: Kraken’s first home game was quite the spectacle

Seattle opens Climate Pledge Arena with a loss to Vancouver, but it was a memorable night to witness.

School meals, like this sloppy Joe, chocolate milk, pear and baby carrots, support kids and local farmers. (Jennifer Bardsley)

School lunch: Every child deserves to eat, so let’s feed them well

Breakfast and lunch are now free for all students in the Edmonds School District. Here’s what else we can do.

Snohomish School District students demonstrated in front of Snohomish High School Friday morning to protest sexual misconduct after a high school student said she was forcibly kissed in a hallway. (Isabella Breda / The Herald) 20211022

Snohomish High students walk out to protest sexual misconduct

Among other concerns, a 14-year-old student says she was forcibly kissed by a boy in the hallway.

Monroe High School senior quarterback Evan Leggett gets teased by coaches Shane Zey (left) and Scott Darrow (right) at a recent practice. With help from the football program and community, Leggett and his family have persevered after losing their house to a fire in June. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A fire took his family’s home, but Monroe QB has persevered

Evan Leggett and his family lost their home to a fire. But “I’ve still got what I love,” he says.

Coronavirus
Community Transit is preparing to shift commuter buses that go to the University of Washington in Seattle to connect with Link light rail in Northgate next year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Union: Community Transit vaccine mandate puts jobs in ‘jeopardy’

Meanwhile, at King County Metro, a similar mandate has significantly boosted vaccination rates.

 

Comment: Some airlines losing nerve on vaccine mandate

Reluctance to protect public health stands in contrast to WSU’s move to fire its football coach.

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A person wears a mask while jogging, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, near the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

House facility access limited to vaccinated through January

Lawmakers and legislative employees at the Washington state House must be fully vaccinated to enter.

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Arlington's Levi Younger reaches out for a pass during the game against Marysville-Pilchuck on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington stuns Marysville Pilchuck in Wesco 3A North showdown

The Eagles shut down 3A No. 3-ranked Marysville Pilchuck’s high-powered ground attack in a 28-14 win.

 

Kamiak's Josh Kim returns a volley during a match against Glacier Peak's Jason Yee at Glacier Peak High School on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Kamiak, Glacier Peak meet in boys tennis showdown

The two teams sat atop the Wesco 4A standings heading into Tuesday’s match.

 

Lynnwood's Jordan Whittle sticks his arm out to block a tackle during the game against Everett on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lynnwood blanks Everett for 2nd straight win

The Royals roll past the Seagulls 28-0 at Edmonds Stadium.

 

Snohomish celebrates a goal by Snohomish's Sara Rodgers (3) Thursday night at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on October 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Rodgers’ hat trick lifts Snohomish over Edmonds-Woodway

The Panthers earn a 3-1 win over the Warrios in a matchup of two contenders in Wesco 2A/3A.