Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gold Bar fire chief pleads for U.S. 2 traffic help from state

The highway’s long had backups. But now drivers are using apps that take them onto narrow side roads.

Isaac Howard stands outside of oil refineries along March Point Road on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Anacortes, Washington. Howard changed careers after losing an eye in a  training accident while working as a firefighter 20 years ago. He now works for Life Rescue, Inc., a Bellingham-based company, he became an industrial safety and emergency services consultant.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Blast took firefighter’s career and an eye, but didn’t stop him

It’s been 20 years since an explosion in a mobile fire training unit injured Gold Bar’s Isaac Howard.

K-9 Ronin in 2015. (Snohomish County K9 Facebook)

County pays $104K to settle lawsuits against sheriff’s office

The two lawsuits involved a man who was bit by a police dog and a man who was hit by a patrol car.

Man dead, another arrested after shooting on bus in Everett

The man in his 30s reportedly was in an altercation with another man who allegedly shot him.

Co-founders of Black Snohomish County Carissa Walker, left, Maïmouna Fame and Avianca Walker-Loundermon laugh together while they work on social media posts for the BlackSnoCo accounts on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 2020 protests, groups focus on laws, people, policies

National tragedies and widespread racism spurred growth and pushed new leaders into inclusion work.

Denise Huffer (Photo courtesy of Tracy Gielski)

Lawsuit blames Snohomish County for 2018 jail overdose death

Jailers ignored signs Denise Huffer wasn’t OK, her sister says. The county is reviewing the claim.

Through Y sports, youth have opportunity to develop skills and life lessons by being part of a team. Make your gift or pledge of support to the YMCA of Snohomish County at www.ymca/snoco.org/give.

The YMCA of Snohomish County is a critical community asset

Annual fundraising campaign will support equity of access to programs and services for young people

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Take-home activity kits help a local Girl Scout troop stay engaged over Zoom. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Where are the cookies? Girl Scouts different during pandemic

The girls aren’t camping, horseback riding or hiking because of COVID-19. But they’re still Scouting.

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Carole G. Barton, teacher and author of 'The Friendship Adventure'  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish woman’s new book fulfills a promise to her mother

“The Friendship Adventure” teaches children about working together and problem-solving.

With Rotary's motto of "service above self," the Rotary Club of South Everett/Mukilteo undertakes humanitarian and hands-on service projects supporting many of today's most pressing issues, such as children at risk, poverty, the environment and illiteracy.

Rotary’s Run for the Roses: A virtual event with a REAL impact

April 24 gala and auction supports vital community initiatives

The Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine is prepared for injection Friday at Angel of the Winds Arena. (Snohomish Health District) 20210305

New vaccination site opens at Angel of the Winds Arena

Meanwhile, supply is still an issue now that teachers and child care workers are seeking shots.


Whatcom County sees 13 new B.1.1.7 variant COVID-19 cases

Snohomish County has 2 known cases of the mutation, also called the “U.K. variant.”

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A syringe of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is shown Thursday, March 4, 2021, at a drive-up mass vaccination site in Puyallup, Wash., south of Seattle. Officials said they expected to deliver approximately 2500 second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the site Thursday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Vaccine eligibility to expand to more groups on March 22

Included will be workers in agriculture and grocery stores, as well as law enforcement and others.

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Riaz Khan speaks at the groundbreaking at the site of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo that he helped spearhead over the last seven years on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Ground is broken for Mukilteo’s own mosque

The Islamic Center of Mukilteo has been seven years in planning.


Granite Falls' Kaleb Roberts rushes with Sultan's Kaden Harwick closing Friday night in Sultan on February 26, 2021 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Friday night lights finally back on

Granite Falls beats rival Sultan in OT in the area’s first prep football game in more than 15 months.


Jody Gasperetti races down a hill at Edmonds City Park  Saturday afternoon on February 13, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In a few days, as temps rise, all this snow will be a memory

Parts of Snohomish County saw 6 inches by Saturday evening. Rain is expected to move in by Monday.


A voter fills out a ballot outside of the County Public Meeting Room on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Last-minute votes roll in on a tense election day

Many in Snohomish County had more than just the presidential race in mind on Tuesday.