JaNeen Aagaard donates blood at Bloodworks NW Friday afternoon in Everett at July 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Blood shortage strains local agencies, hospitals

Some blood types have reached critically low levels, and blood collection agencies are pleading for donations.

Spitters: It’s time for everyone to mask up indoors, again

The best way to get unvaccinated people to wear masks, he said, is to have everyone do it.

10 people hurt in three-vehicle crash on U.S. 2 near Monroe

A 14-year-old was taken to Harborview Medical Center, plus six more Everett and Monroe hospitals.

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Time is running out if you want a say in Tuesday’s primary

Voters will trim the field in contests for mayor, and seats on city councils, school boards and more.

County lost 100 aerospace manufacturing jobs in June

At 6.1%, Snohomish County has the sixth-highest unemployment rate in Washington.

Family and friends gather at the waters of the Skykomish River at Eagle Falls in memorial of Devin Shelby Thursday afternoon Index on July 29, 2021. Devin Shelby drowned at Eagle Falls and his body has not been recovered. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Skykomish took him. His parents want him to be the last

A year ago, Devin Shelby drowned at Eagle Falls. His body was never found. His family still grieves.

Abuse claims settled; Catholic principal worked in Everett

The allegations are from Sister Dolores Crosby’s time at a Seattle school from 1979 to 1992.

Hadyn Fluery, a defenseman from the Anaheim Ducks, walks off stage after being introduced as a new player with the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during the Kraken's expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Patterson: Can Kraken match success of Golden Knights? Maybe

Seattle’s roster may be as talented as the initial Vegas roster, but lacks additional future assets.

Top row (L-R): Lacey Sauvageau, Don Schwab, Jacob L. Vail. Bottom row (L-R): Demi Chatters, Kelly Fox, Ben Zarlingo.

Wave of first-time candidates who seek Everett council posts

Three people in each of two races are running to represent the city’s newly formed Districts 3 and 5.

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Videos: Meet the candidates in 6 Snohomish County cities

The League of Women voters conducted moderated video forums for contested races in key municipalities.

Can an air fryer replicate rotisserie chicken? Seventy minutes at 375 degrees comes pretty darn close. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Be careful with those carrots — she’s on an air-frying rampage

After mastering a variety of vegetables, this mom was ready to pop a 4-pound bird into her new air fryer.

 

 

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The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)

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The newspaper’s first Sunday edition was published April 5, 1981, and this columnist was on the job.

 

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Lake Steven's Trayce Hanks makes a catch for a touchdown during the Cougars Championship Passing Tournament at Lakewood High School on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lakewood hosts annual 7-on-7 football tournament

Some of the top schools in the region came out for the event, which included the popular lineman challenge.

 

Bob Little, a Vietnam War veteran, receives a kiss from a labrador named Queso while waiting to walk in the "Edmonds Kind of 4th" parade with VFW Post 8870 on Sunday in Edmonds. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gallery: ‘Edmonds Kind of 4th’ parade

Scenes from Sunday’s “Edmonds Kind of 4th” parade, sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

 

Why did the chicken jump in the lake? Because he lost a bet to a friend. Logan Root, 19, jumps into Lake Stevens with a chicken suit on at Davies Beach (formerly Willard Wyatt Park) on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Escaping the heat in Lake Stevens

Davies Beach was a cool scene on Tuesday as our hot spell continued.

 

The AquaSox have the bases load in the first inning against the Vancouver Canadians Tuesday evening at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett June 29th, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: AquaSox power past Canadians for 5th win in a row

Everett pounds out 17 hits and opens a six-game home series with a 15-10 victory over Vancouver.

 

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Spitters: It’s time for everyone to mask up indoors, again

The best way to get unvaccinated people to wear masks, he said, is to have everyone do it.

 

FILE - In this May 21, 2021 file photo, a person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia.  New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus. Recommending masks for everyone and requiring vaccines for doctors and other health care providers are among measures the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering, Friday, July 30. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Editorial: Our covid battle isn’t over; we must again mask up

The delta variant spreads even among whose who are vaccinated, meaning a return to masking indoors.

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Marysville man wins $100,000 in military vaccine lottery

Carmen S., who served in the Vietnam War, claimed his $100,000 cash prize this week.

 

COVID-19 contact tracers make phone calls and log potential exposures at the Umatilla County Public Health center in Pendleton, Ore., on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. In tiny Umatilla County in northeastern Oregon, contact tracers work out of a converted jail to try to stem the spread of COVID-19 as new cases surge in the rural West and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Ben Lonergan)

COVID-19 surge straining Eastern Oregon hospitals

Umatilla County has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Oregon, according to the CDC.

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