Word’s out: A small drug stash can keep you out of trouble

Prosecutor wrestles with policy to avoid simple possession cases, but lacks staff to pursue them.

A deceased gray whale was deposited at Possession Point. It proved to be an issue as it started to decompose.
                                (Photo provided by Jill Hein)

Whale dumped on beach raises smelly questions

Island County leaders question the practice of leaving dead whales on local shorelines.

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‘She is all we have’: Kids try to ‘hide their mother’s addiction’

A Lake Stevens woman was arrested after allegedly using drugs in an SUV with her kids, ages 3 to 15.

Mayor Cassie Franklin pushes off her first ride Friday morning during a launch event for an e-scooter pilot program. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

My first Everett e-scooter ride: Not as daunting as I feared

A hundred rentable battery-powered scooters have begun dotting — and darting around — Everett streets.

Changes coming for prized patch of wilderness near Snohomish

Plans for updating the trail system at Lord Hill Park will be open for public comment in July.

E.J. Silva, 57, foreground, and Clinton Jones, 69, both of Marysville, relax in lawn chairs and enjoy a little fishing Wednesday at the South Lake of Gissberg Twin Lakes county park, which is open year-round to all legal anglers. A $5 parking fee will be required there June 15 through Labor Day. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

$5 parking fee coming to Gissberg, Twin Rivers county parks

“Clean, safe and open” is the goal, but anglers and other visitors are unhappy about the new cost.

Arlington gets $1.1 million for improvements to its airport

It was one of three airports in Washington and 127 nationwide to receive money from the FAA.

This photo illustration is a mockup of what the traffic signal box might look like for Lynnwood’s “Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow” photo contest to art up a box near the Alderwood mall. That’s Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood city councilwoman, in her 1988 Meadowdale High School graduation photo.
                                (City of Lynnwood)

Yikes! Big hair and blue eye shadow is stylin’ in Lynnwood

Dude, beer can earrings are like, totally, a bonus in “Almost Live!” contest to art up a signal box.

5-time County Am champion set for one last swing at record

Alex Stamey has made a major impact on the tournament while being a fixture at the event for over 20 years.

Free luge sessions draw young daredevils to Camano Island

Children 9-13 years old learned luge sledding — on wheels, for now — with the help of Team USA.

Aerospace program helped Tulalip teen break out of his shell

Gio Bryan wants to work at Boeing. First, he’s graduating from an alternative high school in Tulalip.

 

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Free luge sessions draw young daredevils to Camano Island

Children 9-13 years old learned luge sledding — on wheels, for now — with the help of Team USA.

 

Arlington baseball falls to O’Dea in heavyweight state clash

The Eagles’ terrific season ends with a 7-6 walk-off loss to the Fighting Irish in the opening round.

 

Everett baseball’s breakthrough season comes to end

The Seagulls fall to Peninusla 6-2 in the opening round of the state tournament.

 

Jackson High earns chance to defend 4A state softball crown

The Timberwolves secured a state berth with a 5-3 bi-district semifinal win over rival Lake Stevens.

 

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