Students load a bus near Sequoia High School in Everett, Washington on May 25, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett and Community transits eye fare-free rides for youths

Everett collected under $100,000 in youth fares last year. Making rides free for kids 18 and under could bring millions in grants.

Justin Blasko

‘(Expletive) idiot’: Scathing report paints Monroe schools supe as bully

In a response, Superintendent Justin Blasko apologized for his actions. His future with the district remains in limbo.

The Lenz composting facility borders. (Google Earth)

Firm calls rules for expanded composting near Stanwood ‘unlawful’

Among other things, Lenz Enterprises claims a condition barring odors from its composting is “unreasonable.”

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Where to go to mark Memorial Day in Snohomish County

This year marks a return for many services that were paused during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bird flu comes to Snohomish County, via backyard flock

Where exactly was not immediately released. But flock owners should be vigilant to prevent further spread of the virus.

Law enforcement stand guard at the front driveway to Cascade High School as multiple agencies attempt to track down a suspect who reportedly had a firearm near campus Friday, May 27, 2022, in Everett, Washington. Dozens of concerned family members arrived to the school and stood along Casino Road waiting to find out what was happening. An airsoft pistol was recovered during a security sweep. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Apparent threat at Cascade High turned out to be airsoft gun

Two Everett schools went into lockdown Friday as police conducted security sweeps of their campuses.

Quail Park of Lynnwood's new Enhanced Assisted Living area adds to the continuum of living options, from independent cottages and apartment suites to assisted living, memory care and compassionate caregiver respite.

Lynnwood residence enhances assisted living care options

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Monroe’s Owen Skurdal is slide tackled by Mercer Island’s Edward Brown during the 3A boys state semifinal on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Puyallup, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe suffers heartbreaker in 3A state soccer semifinals

The Bearcats allow two extra-time goals and lose to Mercer Island 3-2.

Roosevelt celebrates the change over and the chance to win against Snohomish during 3A quarter-final game Friday evening in Lacey, Washington on May 27, 2022.  The Panthers lost 14-13 in 8 innings. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

3A state softball: Snohomish loses heartbreaker in quarterfinals

The Panthers blow a big lead and fall on a walkoff in extras. None of the 5 local teams in the tourney reach the semifinals.

White line on Green grass sport field for sport concept

State roundup: Jackson, Lakewood softball reach semis

Rounding up action from the state softball and state boys and girls tennis tournaments.

Nate Nehring (left) and Sam Low.

Snohomish County’s LGBTQ Pride proclamation gets no GOP support

Councilmember Nate Nehring said it would violate his “personal conscience” by “celebrating particular lifestyles.”



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Ken Crossman, from Snohomish County Planning and Development, looks over a flood map of the Skykomish during a disaster simulation Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Snohomish County Fire District 5 Station 51 in Sultan, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This is a drill: Officials rehearse for a dam bursting near Sultan

If Culmback Dam at Spada Lake reservoir really were to fail, a wall of water would sweep through the Sky Valley.


Hundreds gather to listen to a lineup of guest speakers during Snohomish County’s “Bans Off Our Bodies” rally Saturday, May 14, 2022, outside the county courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett rally draws 400-plus abortion rights supporters

Saturday’s rally was part of “Bans Off Our Bodies” protests in response to the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade.


Herald photographers are out and about, capturing scenes from across Snohomish County.

Photography: the extracurricular shots

Herald photographers are out and about, capturing scenes from across Snohomish County.


Snohomish's Alli Wilson, left, and welcomes teammate Emma Hansen to the plate, scoring a run against Cascade High School Thursday afternoon at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington on May 5, 2022. The Panthers won 9-3.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Snohomish tops Cascade in key softball battle

The Panthers improve to 14-3 overall and 11-1 in league play with a 9-3 win over the Bruins.


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