Christa Meyer, residential physical therapist in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, plays Wordle daily. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

What in the world is Wordle? It’s an online game C-R-A-Z-E

Solving the daily five-letter brain teaser in six tries is the latest social media obsession.

Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company's new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Despite Arizona move, Everett leaders expect Funko HQ to stay

The toymaker is closing Everett warehouses. But a recent “HQ2” expansion has the city confident Funko will remain rooted here.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is no longer required reading in Mukilteo

The school board on Monday voted to remove it from the list for ninth-graders, at the urging of teachers and students.

An Alaska Airlines Embraer 175 airplane bound for Portland, Ore., takes off Monday, March 4, 2019, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The flight was the first flight on the inaugural day for commercial passenger flights from the airport. Alaska Airlines began scheduled flights Monday, and United Airlines will begin commercial flights on March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

5G-related airline cancellations arrive at Paine Field

One type of plane serving Everett is subject to restrictions due to feared cellular phone interference with navigation.

2021 survey results from the State Broadband Survey for Snohomish County. (Washington State Department of Commerce)

$16M grant to speed up broadband to north Snohomish County

In Darrington and elsewhere, rural residents have struggled to work remotely during the pandemic. A new project aims to help.

A map of city council districts and districting commission nominees put forth by the Everett City Council and mayor. (City of Everett)

Everett council, mayor pick districting commission nominees

Only one returns from the previous commission, while another is a former city council member.

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New Construction Projects Require Vision and Trusted Partnerships

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Arlington’s Keira Marsh gos for a layup against Snohomish on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at Arlington High School. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Arlington girls fend off Snohomish in pivotal league showdown

The Eagles ride their defense to a 57-44 win over the Panthers in a clash of 3A state top-five teams.

Michelle Roth is a registered nurse in the Providence Emergency Department on Sunday, January 23, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Nurses face burnout as hospital staffing shortage continues

‘It feels like there has been a mass exodus in the last two to three months.’

People across Snohomish County share their thoughts on two years of life during the pandemic. 20220123

Anxious, weary, hopeful: How we’re coping with COVID

The pandemic has taken a toll in Snohomish County, where the first U.S. case was confirmed. Here’s a time capsule of life in 2022.

Providence Medical Group’s Marysville and Mill Creek clinics have Family OB physicians who are available to care for you throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Visit Providence.org/doctors to learn more.

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Island County jail slammed with first COVID outbreak

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Photography
Jackson's Lindyn Solis bowls during a match against Everett on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Jackson, Everett girls bowlers hit the lanes

The Timberwolves brought a 13-1 record into the match with the state tournament fast approaching.

 

Lake Stevens' Tyler Fouts lifts Glacier Peak's Gil Mossburg during wrestling on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lake Stevens edges GP in boys wrestling showdown

The Vikings beat the Grizzlies 42-31 in a matchup of two of the best 4A teams in the area.

 

Arlington's David Forslof, left, faces on with Stanwood's Lane Ovenell in the 132lb weight class at Stanwood High School Thursday evening in Stanwood, Washington on January 6, 2022. The Spartans defeated the Eagles 50-21.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Stanwood wrestlers retain ‘Battle of the Bull’

The Spartans top rival Arlington 50-21 to capture the annual rivalry trophy for the seventh straight time.

 

Portland's James Stefan controls the puck with Everett's Olen Zellweger, left, and Everett's Niko Huuhtanen trailing Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena on January 1, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips rally late, fall to Winterhawks in shootout

Everett scores twice in the final five minutes to force overtime, but can’t complete the big comeback in a 7-6 loss.

 

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