Brian Varela looks back at family and friends of Alyssa Noceda shouting, “See you when you get out,” in Snohomish County Superior Court on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Varela had just been sentenced to less than 3 years in prison, for third-degree rape and second-degree manslaughter. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Man who raped dying Everett teen gets less than 3 years

Alyssa Noceda was 18. Brian Varela raped her as she overdosed and sent joking texts to friends.

Alaska now selling tickets for Everett; Southwest bows out

Service could start Feb. 11. Alaska Airlines has acquired Southwest Airlines’ gate times.

Sound Transit CEO gets a three-year extension and a raise

CEO Peter Rogoff is overseeing the largest mass-transit expansion in the nation, local leaders say.

Eyman submits 286K signatures for $30 car tab measure

If this initiative qualifies, lawmakers could adopt it — otherwise it will appear on 2019 ballot.

Marysville man loses suit over arrest at Scorpions concert

The man had claimed police used excessive force and injured him when they removed him from an arena.

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Seahawks rebound from slow start to defeat Packers

Needing a fourth-quarter scoring drive, the Seattle Seahawks delivered. Their… Continue reading

Report: Ex-Mill Creek manager created hostile workplace

Employees complained that Rebecca Polizzotto yelled and swore at them and made them run personal errands.

Patterson: Seahawks summon the magic yet again

In a prime-time game against a familiar foe, Russell Wilson and company rose to the occasion.

Fun for all, Festival of Trees focuses on children’s needs

With the theme “Angels Among Us,” Providence General Foundation event will honor Tulalip Tribes.

Authentic Salvadoran home cooking on the edge of Mill Creek

You won’t find fancy frills at Nuevo Amanecer Pupuseria, but the pupusas are delicious.

Jane Lynch’s show puts a swingin’ fresh spin on Christmas

Catch “A Swingin’ Little Christmas” Saturday at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.



Can your lead foot help the library? YES: Slow Down and Read!

Annual MyTrafficMan initiative supports Whatcom County Library Foundation


Every day is Drug Take-Back Day in Snohomish County

Take Back Your Meds: The easy and effective solution for unused medications


Local Students Engineering Smart Solutions for Boeing

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Everybody wins in Boeing’s energy-reduction battle

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The cautionary tale of a backpacker caught in a snowstorm

There’s much to learn from this news conference about the helicopter rescue of a Pacific Crest Trail hiker.


Snohomish tops Squalicum, earning state soccer berth

Down early, the Panthers rallied to win 4-3 and reached the 3A district finals.


This craze has stuck: Sisters in slime make it all the time

It’s the gooey gunk that kids love. Teachers, not so much.


Rucker tomb: The giant granite wonder of Everett

The final resting place of the city’s founders is an enigma and attraction in many ways.



Photos of the week

Top images from the Herald’s photographers


Photos of the Week

Top images from Herald photographers


Ashley Cain is spun by her partner Timothy Leduc during the paris free skating program at the 2018 Skate America competition on Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gallery: Saturday of Skate America in Everett

Saturday of Skate America in Everett featured Men’s Free Skating and Pair’s Free Skating.


Gallery: Sunday at Skate America in Everett

Sunday of Skate America in Everett featured Ladies Free Skating and Free Dance.