Alejandro Meza watches a video of the altercation he had with Gene Peterson on Community Transit bus during opening statements of his trial on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Murder trial opens for man who shot stranger on Everett bus

Alejandro Meza got into a fight with a passenger over drug use, he claimed. His attorneys say he acted in self-defense.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) is shown before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Seahawks claim former Lake Stevens star Eason off waivers

The second-year QB will join fellow Snohomish County native Jake Luton in Seattle.

Top (L-R): Nicholas Swett, Stephanie Vignal, Benjamin Briles, Connie Allison. Bottom (L-R): Eric J. Cooke,  Brian Holtzclaw, Melissa Duque, Adam R. Morgan.

Mill Creek candidates divided on future of housing, growth

Eight people are vying for four City Council seats. Some of them are railing against new apartments.

Arlington schools put on brief lockout; students, staff reported safe

A Mukilteo resident reportedly intended to die by suicide in a school parking lot. They were found and referred to care.

Rendering of the new terminal that Propeller Airports plans to build at Paine Field in Everett. The terminal, which will serve the general aviation community, will replace Castle & Cooke Aviation's existing building at the Snohomish County-owned airport. (Propeller Airports LLC)

Propeller Airports to acquire Castle & Cooke at Paine Field

Propeller, which owns the nearby passenger terminal, plans a new complex for private aviation.

Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste, center, greets a new trooper during a graduation ceremony, as Gov. Jay Inslee looks on in the Rotunda at the Capitol Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Olympia, Wash. The class of 31 troopers completed more than 1,000 hours of training and will now work for the WSP across the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Rather than get vaccine, nearly 2,000 state workers lose jobs

Ten troopers north of Seattle, 54 Monroe prison workers and hundreds more across the state refused the governor’s mandate.

Quail Park of Lynndood residents Gary Hoskins takes in some of the gorgeous fall colors brightening up the garden.

Never rake leaves again — instead, find more time to enjoy the great outdoors!

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New independent music label launches with a party in Everett

Palmer House specializes in cassette tapes. Oliver Elf Army, I Will Keep Your Ghost and FUNERALHOMES will play at the event.

A worker puts the final touches on woodwork in the Seattle Kraken's locker room at Climate Pledge Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, during a media tour ahead of the NHL hockey team's home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Climate Pledge Arena ready for hockey debut

The billion-dollar project will host the Kraken’s first home game on Saturday.

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John Morrison dressed up as Michael Myers wanders through a Halloween scene on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Facebook map sets path to Halloween fun around the county

Brandi Smith’s map lists nearly 500 — and counting — addresses for trick-or-treating and spooky decorations.

A $10,000 taxidermied grizzly bear for sale at the new Everett Consignment on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Oh my! An Instagram wonderland of loveseats, rhinos and bears

Everett Consignment in the former Bramble building has 60,000 square feet of new and vintage items.

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Community Transit is preparing to shift commuter buses that go to the University of Washington in Seattle to connect with Link light rail in Northgate next year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Union: Community Transit vaccine mandate puts jobs in ‘jeopardy’

Meanwhile, at King County Metro, a similar mandate has significantly boosted vaccination rates.

 

Comment: Some airlines losing nerve on vaccine mandate

Reluctance to protect public health stands in contrast to WSU’s move to fire its football coach.

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A person wears a mask while jogging, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, near the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

House facility access limited to vaccinated through January

Lawmakers and legislative employees at the Washington state House must be fully vaccinated to enter.

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Arlington's Levi Younger reaches out for a pass during the game against Marysville-Pilchuck on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington stuns Marysville Pilchuck in Wesco 3A North showdown

The Eagles shut down 3A No. 3-ranked Marysville Pilchuck’s high-powered ground attack in a 28-14 win.

 

Kamiak's Josh Kim returns a volley during a match against Glacier Peak's Jason Yee at Glacier Peak High School on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Kamiak, Glacier Peak meet in boys tennis showdown

The two teams sat atop the Wesco 4A standings heading into Tuesday’s match.

 

Lynnwood's Jordan Whittle sticks his arm out to block a tackle during the game against Everett on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lynnwood blanks Everett for 2nd straight win

The Royals roll past the Seagulls 28-0 at Edmonds Stadium.

 

Snohomish celebrates a goal by Snohomish's Sara Rodgers (3) Thursday night at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on October 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Rodgers’ hat trick lifts Snohomish over Edmonds-Woodway

The Panthers earn a 3-1 win over the Warrios in a matchup of two contenders in Wesco 2A/3A.