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TikToker Brett Kelly, 24, whose Pumpkin man character TikTok video will be aired on the CBS show The Greatest #AtHome Videos on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The TikTok ‘Pumpkin Man’ of Lake Stevens dances to TV fame

After his pandemic layoff from Macy’s, Brett Kelly, 24, has been adding to his 1.4 million followers.

Capt. Robert Palmer (City of Snohomish)

Snohomish chief: ‘Please don’t open carry on the streets’

In a letter to the community, Robert Palmer also asks that protesters during this tense time remain peaceful.

Jana Smith places her sister Jody Loomis' boot back into an evidence bag while testify on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Trial in Mill Creek murder tests memories of 48 years ago

Jody Loomis’ sister testified this week in the trial of a man accused of killing the 20-year-old in 1972.

FILE - In this June 17, 2015 file photo, an Airbus A350 performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Airbus announced Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017 that it delivered 688 planes over the year, primarily in the single-aisle A320 family, compared with 635 in 2015. The company increased deliveries of its long-delayed A350 wide-body. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Union leaders: As Boeing shrinks, what about Airbus?

They told state senators that old allegiances aren’t worth much in these economic hard times.

John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.

Rep. Lovick and Mayor Kartak differ on almost every issue

Voters will know clearly their views on new taxes, sex ed law, pandemic response and police reform.

Election vote icon for general use.

Snohomish County election fast facts and survival kit

The latest turnout statistics, how to vote, how to track your ballot, key dates, links to more info.

The Pilchuck River flows freely through the pervious site of the Pilchuck River Dam on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Development has made the Pilchuck River warmer, harming fish

The river is 5.4 degrees above its historic temperature, says the State Department of Ecology.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney during an interview at the sheriff’s department June 17, 2020. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Sheriff’s social justice proposals draw mixed reviews

On Monday, Fortney asked the County Council to fund outreach events and a virtual reality simulator.

Inside the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino's open floor that will contain 1,500 slot machines on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Tulalip, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

An early 2021 opening is in the cards for new Tulalip casino

The 126,700-square-foot Quil Ceda Creek Casino will replace the current one across the road.

The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Wednesday morning on September 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boeing says it has no plans for 787 or 747 factory space

The two models will leave Everett in coming years. Meanwhile, thousands of more jobs will be eliminated.

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Coronavirus
The county’s coronavirus case rate is the second-highest it’s ever been. (Snohomish Health District)

County records its highest COVID case count since March

Cases keep rising as people push indoors and don’t wear masks around friends or family, data show.

 

Kindergarten student Wyatt works on a tablet with his mom Christi Brouder, while distance learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in a makeshift classroom in the living room at the family home, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Brouder has four children that are remote learning. Many families with multiple students, some with special needs, are dealing with the challenges of remote distance learning in their home. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Comment: Can Europe offer insights into covid and schools?

The data aren’t always decisive, but the experiences there could offer U.S. schools some guidance.

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A masked passenger sits in front of an empty row of seats on an Alaska Airlines flight from Spokane to Sea-Tac Monday evening. (Julie Muhlstein) 20201026

Flying to see family, it was a risk that seemed like a must

After eight months of not seeing my 98-year-old mom, a trip to my Spokane hometown was short and sweet.

 

 

 

Marketplace
Planting now, for the future

Planting now, for the future

Active forest management does much more than produce timber and toilet paper.

 

Zsofia Pasztor, founder of Woodinville-based non-profit Farmer Frog, is a certified horticulturist, arborist and landscape designer who helps build community and family gardens, starting from a foundation of Cedar Grove soil and compost.

Family gardening can be fun and fruitful!

Cedar Grove soils can help you get the most out of your home planting season

 

Find beauty right in your garden this spring!

Find beauty right in your garden this spring!

With contactless delivery options, Cedar Grove helps you get in your garden this spring

 

Judd & Black is celebrating 80 years in northwest Washington, and four generations of family providing appliance sales and service.

An electric family: 80 years in Washington appliances

They brought the first refrigerator to Snohomish county, continue to stay on tech’s cutting edge

 

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Oct. 30

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Oct. 29

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Oct. 28

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Oct. 27

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Inside the Newsroom
Features are my just desserts

Features are my just desserts

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The deadline is now

The deadline is now

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I used to read my grandpa’s paper; now I help produce it

I used to read my grandpa’s paper; now I help produce it

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Distracting classmates made me a journalist

Distracting classmates made me a journalist

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Photography
Your photos of the Waterfront Place Apartments fire

Your photos of the Waterfront Place Apartments fire

The fire burned the under-construction building to the ground Thursday evening.

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Protests continue, spreading to Granite Falls and Mukilteo

Protests continue, spreading to Granite Falls and Mukilteo

Hundreds of people in the small cities joined marches and demonstrations decrying racism.

 

Health-care workers take a knee at Providence in Everett

Health-care workers take a knee at Providence in Everett

The nationwide event was sponsored by White Coats for Black Lives.

 

Gallery: Locked down, socially distant in Snohomish County

Gallery: Locked down, socially distant in Snohomish County

Daily Herald photographers share their images of life during the weeks-long stay-home order.