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Jody Bourgeois, a University of Washington researcher who specializes in liquefaction, surveys the Snohomish River delta, where land is prone to turn to liquid in a major earthquake. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

2. Built on pudding: Can modern quake engineering prevail?

At least 30,000 people in Snohomish County live on saturated soils and sediment that will behave like shaken liquid when a big earthquake hits.

Map of major geologic faults of the Puget Sound region. No caption necessary. 20210502

1. Buried danger: A slumbering geologic fault beneath us

An earthquake along the southern Whidbey Island fault reshaped the land some 2,700 years ago. Another big one is expected, and it could be devastating.

E-bikes are booming, whether or not we’re ready

Sales have spiked the past several years. In Snohomish County, they’re expected to gain popularity.

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History, intrique loom as curtain rises on election season

Candidates can file Monday. Everett will hold first-ever district elections as mayoral battles loom

Jerry Hilson (left) with his childhood friend, David Peterson, in West Seattle in 1945. They rekindled their friendship with a lunch meeting Wednesday after 75 years without seeing one another. (Contributed photo)

Long-lost buddies now found; their lives took similar paths

Everett’s Jerry Hilson tracked down a friend he hadn’t seen since second grade, 75 years ago at Alki.

Students lead charge as Langley council takes climate action

The Whidbey Island city has declared a climate emergency and has pledged to involve United Student Leaders.

If you or someone you love needs help, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital offers a continuum of care — everything from 24 hour inpatient programs to intensive outpatient programs that fit around your career and family obligations. Assessments are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 844-202-5555 to speak with intake staff. (Photo taken before COVID-19).

For relief and recovery, find expert help in Smokey Point

Inpatient care and treatment for those experiencing mental health and substance use challenges

A group of young herons await a meal as a parent shows up at the nest with food. (Photo by Mike Benbow)

Great blue breeders: Herons raise the next generation in Everett

You can watch the giant, gawky birds atop pilings in a herony along the city’s waterfront.

Julio Rodriguez during warm ups Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox phenom Rodriguez driven to bring M’s World Series title

The 20-year-old, who is regarded as baseball’s No. 3 prospect, is a central piece to Seattle’s future.

Are co-working office spaces the solution to working from home? A Herald columnist gave it a try. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Innovative shared office spaces change how we work from home

A full-time writer checked out Workhorse HQ in Edmonds, which offers a “hot desk” membership.

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Claire Swander, 6 months old, gets an H1N1 vaccine from nurse Soon Ku at Providence Physician Group in Mill Creek on Oct. 31, 2009. The site had lines with a three-hour wait for portions of the morning. (Heidi Hoffman / Herald file)

Vaccine approval for kids a reminder of 2009 H1N1 outbreak

As swine flu scare closed some schools, parents flocked to public clinics to protect their children.

 

Dr Chris Spitters (center), Interim Health Officer, makes makes his address Monday evening during a Special Meeting of the Snohomish Health District Board of Health at the Administration Builiding in Everett on March 2, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Fueled by vaccines, a return to normal is getting closer

Fully vaccinated Washingtonians can enjoy a renewed sense of freedom, public health experts say.

 

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)

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With one vaccine now approved for kids 12 and older, parents shouldn’t wait for a school requirement.

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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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Kamiak's Nayella George drives the lane with Edmonds-Woodway's Melanie Walsh defending Friday night at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on May 14, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Kamiak, E-W square off in girls hoops action

Local girls basketball teams hit the hardwood on Friday night to mark the end of Week 1.

 

Lake Stevens' Tanner Jordan leaps but misses the ball for an Arlington goal as Arlington beat Lakes Stevens 2-1 in a boys soccer march on Monday, May 3, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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Monroe's Sam Olson blocks Snohomish's Josh Vandergriend shot Tuesday night at Monroe High School on May 11, 2021. The Tigers won 36-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Monroe boys edge Snohomish as winter sports begin

The Bearcats rally in the final period to beat the Panthers 36-35 in the opening game of the season.

 

Aquasox's Julio Rodriguez gets a high five from Austin Shelton as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run homer. The Everett Aquasox beat the Tri-City Dust Devils in a home opening game at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Rodriguez shines for AquaSox in Funko Field debut

The highly regarded prospect doubles, homers and drives in three in Everett’s 13-3 win over Tri-City.