Emotions ran high Monday night as Don and Jan Jensen presented Joseph Hofman with a lovingly adorned lei and the Brett Akio Jensen Scholarship for $10,000. The Rotary Club of Everett presented more than $227,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors.. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett Rotary’s gift to scholars: nearly a quarter-million

“We saw something special,” the club president tells high school seniors at annual scholarship event.

After year of debate, Everett has new high school boundaries

Board members unanimously approved the changes, which take effect in 2020, starting with freshmen.

School districts get the higher levy cap that they wanted

Under a newly signed law, some may pay more in property taxes to their local schools next year.

Everett School Board names three superintendent finalists

The candidates are from New Mexico, Florida and Ohio. The public can meet them next week.

Inslee signs new $52.4 billion spending plan for the state

To help pay for this budget, taxes are getting raised on businesses, big banks and vaping products.

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Proposed Seattle light rail tunnels could up costs by $1B

Snohomish County leaders aren’t sold on plans to study underground routes to West Seattle and Ballard.

Fighting for Little League: Numbers down, many still believe

Local officials are still trying to make it a memorable experience despite declining participation.

Mayor or manager? Mukilteo voters will decide in November

“Now is the time for us to be able to take control back of our town,” Councilman Scott Whelpley said.

This photo illustration is a mockup of what the traffic signal box might look like for Lynnwood’s “Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow” photo contest to art up a box near the Alderwood mall. That’s Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood city councilwoman, in her 1988 Meadowdale High School graduation photo.
                                (City of Lynnwood)

Yikes! Big hair and blue eye shadow is stylin’ in Lynnwood

Dude, beer can earrings are like, totally, a bonus in “Almost Live!” contest to art up a signal box.

A deceased gray whale was deposited at Possession Point. It proved to be an issue as it started to decompose.
                                (Photo provided by Jill Hein)

Dead whale dumped on Whidbey beach raises smelly questions

Island County leaders question the practice of leaving the giant carcasses on local shorelines.

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Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

“Natural organic reduction” turns a body into two wheelbarrows’ worth of soil in just a few weeks.

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Free luge sessions draw young daredevils to Camano Island

Children 9-13 years old learned luge sledding — on wheels, for now — with the help of Team USA.


Arlington baseball falls to O’Dea in heavyweight state clash

The Eagles’ terrific season ends with a 7-6 walk-off loss to the Fighting Irish in the opening round.


Everett baseball’s breakthrough season comes to end

The Seagulls fall to Peninusla 6-2 in the opening round of the state tournament.


Jackson High earns chance to defend 4A state softball crown

The Timberwolves secured a state berth with a 5-3 bi-district semifinal win over rival Lake Stevens.



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