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Jeff Thoreson does a cheer with his second grade class before the start of their kickball game on his last in-person day of school on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish teacher hit the right notes in memorable career

Jeff Thoreson will retire this month after molding minds at Riverview Elementary School for 41 years.

Pilot Dan Tarasievich lines up for a landing at  Arlington Municipal Airport after a morning of flying with friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Could Snohomish County’s two largest airports be expanded?

A study explores expanding runways at Paine Field and Arlington Municipal to relieve a coming crunch.

Washingtonians for Change protesters rally in front of South Whidbey High School. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey groups clash over ‘critical race theory’ in school

One organizer said that because most students are white, she saw no reason for a “Black Lives Matter” banner.

Arlington-area man arrested in fatal machete attack on uncle

The nephew, 31, claimed self-defense. It was an argument over a wheelbarrow, a sheriff’s deputy wrote.

Alain Warchilde racks an e-bike available for Saturday's parking lot sale at Sharing Wheels in Everett on June 16, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Need new-to-you bike? It’s time for a sale at Sharing Wheels

The Everett nonprofit kept fixing and donating bicycles in spite of pandemic closure and challenges.

Site preparation for housing development was underway Tuesday, June 8, at the property known as Frognal Estates near Edmonds. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210608

Site prep underway at contested development near Mukilteo

The site near Picnic Point recently sold for $24 million after the previous developer filed for bankruptcy.

Mark Horton has been a consistent vanpool participant for 30 years – almost as long as the Island Transit vanpool program has existed!

Why I Ride: Saving time and money with a Vanpool

Julie and Staci, Island Transit’s program coordinators, are big fans of Mark… Continue reading

Mariner's Jailin Johnson chases down a loose ball through Glacier Peak's defense Thursday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on May 27, 2021. Mariner won 64-36. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boys basketball season review: Mariner dominates Wesco

The Marauders were a force on offense and defense on their way to a perfect record this past season.

Polly Pocket collector, Krystyna Roman, has more than 100 sets since starting the hobby in 2018 at her Lake Stevens home.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tiny dolls are a huge obsession for Lake Stevens woman

Her extensive collection of Polly Pocket playsets — “tiny pieces of art,” she calls them — adorns her living room.

A portion of the site of the proposed Lake Stevens Costco at the intersection of Highway 9 (right) and South Lake Stevens Road (below, out of view). (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)

Shovel alert: Groundbreaking on Lake Stevens Costco is near

A land sale in early June cleared the way. The mayor says dirt could be flying as soon as next week.

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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2020, file photo, Staff Sgt. Travis Snyder, left, receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine given at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, south of Seattle. Nurse Jose Picart, right, administered the shot. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, June 17, 2021, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive lottery for the state's military, family members and veterans because the federal government wasn't sharing individual vaccine status of those groups with the state and there were concerns they would be left out of a previously announced lottery. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

New vaccine lottery announced for military in Washington

Gov. Inslee said there were concerns they would be left out of a previously announced lottery.

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Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)

Four things we can all do to keep our forward momentum

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

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Comment: Covid threat has eased but too many remain at risk

A new variant, more contagious and dangerous, could gain a foothold among the unvaccinated.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, June 18

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, June 17

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Get to Know Reporter Janice Podsada

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

40 years of Sundays: Herald’s seen changes, mission remains

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

 

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Reporting with empathy during dire circumstances

Early on in life, I realized I wasn't particularly interested in talking Continue reading...

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Phil O’Connor

My years in journalism have been an unforgettable ride

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Sequoia High graduates move their tassels from one side to the other at the end of the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gallery: Sequoia High Graduation

Sequoia High School graduates receive their diplomas

 

Mariner High School graduate Careana Willis raises her diploma in the air Saturday as she walks back to her seat during graduation at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Graduate celebrates her accomplishment

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Mountlake Terrace's Vitaly Mkrtychyan controls the ball with Kamiak's Nolan Martin reaching across Thursday evening at Mountlake Terrace High School on June 10, 2021. The Hawks won 65-59. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Mountlake Terrace outlast Kamiak in season finale

The Hawks win 65-59 in a battle of two of the top teams in the shortened Wesco season.

 

Lake Stevens' Melanie Delestrez (left) and Arlington's Abby Schwark tangle up for a jump ball Wednesday evening at Lake Stevens High School on June 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Arlington girls defeat Lake Stevens to close season

The Eagles beat the Vikings 80-71 in a matchup of two of the top teams in Wesco.