Matt Nichols, president of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, stands above the National Geographic Venture docked at the company’s private outfitting pier in Langley. The 240-foot cruise ship is the newest custom vessel built at the main Freeland shipyard. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This small-town shipyard can build and float your big boat

Nichols Brothers on Whidbey Island can turn a “pile of steel” into a tug, a ferry or a cruise ship.

Ian Terry / The Herald The Village Green Mobile Home Park near East Gibson Road in south Everett is seen Thursday following a shooting in the early morning hours. Photo taken on 12072017

There were 21 killings here in 2017. Several await trial.

Eight of the cases are pending in the court system.

Edmonds pilot inspires children to seek the skies

A flight as a boy inspired Greg Bell. He’s now made 100 flights to bring in the next generation.

Future top NHL draft pick showing off skills in Everett

Jack Hughes, 17, is in town practicing with Team USA at U-20 World Junior training camp.

Port hopes to close deal for Kimberly-Clark site, has plans

Generations worked at the Everett mill until its closure in 2012, which left behind empty, polluted land.

What little we know about an unidentified body in Edmonds

Police listed belongings of the man found dead in Yost Park, hoping someone can identify him.

Daily Herald reporters win four Blethen journalism awards

Topics covered included a cold-case arrest, the Street Smarts series and Everett’s Casino Road neighborhood.

Olympus Hall at Everett Community College Is a textbook example of the International Style on several levels including its lack of ornamentation. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Historic Everett’s calendar shows a modern, mid-century look

A year after featuring 125th anniversary, preservation group features post-World War II buildings.

Ya savvy? Edmonds business owner offers free travel seminars

Petra Rousu explores the world so you can ask her all about it before you go off on your own trip.

Whidbey Island house is lit up with 30,000 Christmas lights

The Becks’ annual holiday light show at their Clinton home is a family tradition for many.

The gardener’s wish list: Garden books, tools, lights and art

Don’t know what to get your loved one this holiday season? Visit a nursery for gift inspirations.

 

Marketplace

5 ways to foster a positive cannabis shopping experience

Local pros share what you need to know

 

Carmen Miller, front of house lead at Remedy Tulalip, shares his knowledge and passion for the wellness possibilities cannabis can offer.

Passion to help drives Remedy team’s mission

Discover what it means to live happy and live healthy

 

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

 

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Videos

What animal is that? Costumed man robs Highway 530 store

“You call the cops, you’re a dead man,” he told the clerk at around 3 a.m. Friday.

 

Why Highway 99 in downtown Seattle will close for 3 weeks

After closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, there’s much to do before they can open the new tunnel.

 

Turkey Talk 2018: Kindergartners talk about Thanksgiving

This year we looked for wisdom at Kellogg Marsh Elementary School in Marysville.

 

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.

 

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Gallery: Lake Stevens beats Woodinville to advance to state championship.

Vikings advance to Class 4A state final game with 28-14 semifinal win over Woodinville on Saturday.

 

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