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Bill McSherry, vice president of government operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, walks back to his seat, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, after testifying before the House Finance Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The committee was hearing testimony on a bill introduced at Boeing's request to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate in Washington state unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on their long-running international trade dispute that would allow the lower tax rate. Last year, the World Trade Organization body ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A Boeing executive delivers good and bad news for Everett

The commercial headquarters could indeed come to Paine Field. But demand for big jets will not rebound quickly.

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Early return of ballots in Snohomish County smashes record

More than 78,000, or 15.3%, have already been sent in, easily beating a previous high set in 2008.

Volunteer registered nurse Stephanie Hamilton recieves a swab from a driver as she works at a Covid-19 testing site in the parking lot at Everett Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Local leaders sound the alarm over the surge in COVID cases

Weeks into a third wave of COVID activity, case counts have already surpassed the previous spike.

People in dinosaur costumes greet each other during Downtown Trick-or-Treating on Oct. 31, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Health officials have discouraged trick-or-treating this year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Halloween cloaked in caution, trick-or-treating discouraged

As Snohomish Health District offers tips for safer fun, some still plan to hand out candy to kids.

Firefighters rescued Bennett the cat from a chimney Sunday night. The cat was missing a week before someone heard him calling for help. Firefighters worked him out of the flue by hand. (Marysville Fire District)

Marysville firefighters rescue wayward cat from chimney

Bennett had been missing a week before a neighbor heard his meows coming from the fireplace.

The Arlington City Council will discuss asking voters to consider annexing its fire department to North County Fire & EMS. (North County Fire)

Arlington and North County Fire to consider annexation

If the Arlington City Council decides to move forward, voters would make the final decision.

CORRECTS NAME OF CANDIDATE AT LEFT TO MAIA ESPINOZA INSTEAD OF OF MONICA MARCHETTI - Maia Espinoza, a candidate for Washington state superintendent of public instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo taken by Monica Marchetti and provided by her campaign. Espinoza is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (AP Photo)

COVID and sex education frame the state superintendent race

Maia Espinoza, 31, is challenging incumbent Chris Reykdal, 48. They are both parents — with divergent views.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee faces political newcomer as he seeks rare third term

The last three-term governor in Washington was Republican Dan Evans, from 1965 to 1977.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp smiles while greeting supporters at a rally Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Mount Vernon, Wash. Culp, police chief of the town of Republic, Wash., is running against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee in November. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Culp is an atypical GOP candidate for Washington governor

Unlike most previous GOP candidates for the state’s top office, he is a first-time politician.

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Cassandra Lopez-Shaw (left) and Robert Grant.

Lone local judge race: Defense attorney vs. deputy prosecutor

Cassandra Lopez-Shaw would be the county’s first Latina judge. Robert Grant is endorsed by retiring judge Eric Lucas.

Coronavirus

Washington submits virus vaccine distribution plan to CDC

The state is working with local government, health care providers and others.

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Volunteer registered nurse Stephanie Hamilton recieves a swab from a driver as she works at a Covid-19 testing site in the parking lot at Everett Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Local leaders sound the alarm over the surge in COVID cases

Weeks into a third wave of COVID activity, case counts have already surpassed the previous spike.

 

Health care workers and other staff walk out of Harborview Medical Center, a part of UW Medicine, during a noon hour break in a demonstration asking management to do more to protect staff, patients and the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Harborview: COVID outbreak killed a patient, infected staff

Ten staffers at the Seattle hospital have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolating.

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Marketplace

Planting now, for the future

Active forest management does much more than produce timber and toilet paper.

 

Zsofia Pasztor, founder of Woodinville-based non-profit Farmer Frog, is a certified horticulturist, arborist and landscape designer who helps build community and family gardens, starting from a foundation of Cedar Grove soil and compost.

Family gardening can be fun and fruitful!

Cedar Grove soils can help you get the most out of your home planting season

 

Find beauty right in your garden this spring!

With contactless delivery options, Cedar Grove helps you get in your garden this spring

 

Judd & Black is celebrating 80 years in northwest Washington, and four generations of family providing appliance sales and service.

An electric family: 80 years in Washington appliances

They brought the first refrigerator to Snohomish county, continue to stay on tech’s cutting edge

 

Herald Business Journal
Bill McSherry, vice president of government operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, walks back to his seat, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, after testifying before the House Finance Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The committee was hearing testimony on a bill introduced at Boeing's request to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate in Washington state unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on their long-running international trade dispute that would allow the lower tax rate. Last year, the World Trade Organization body ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A Boeing executive delivers good and bad news for Everett

The commercial headquarters could indeed come to Paine Field. But demand for big jets will not rebound quickly.

 

Editorial Cartoons
October 20, 2020: Scaring the voters

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Oct. 21

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Oct. 20

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Oct. 19

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Oct. 18

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Inside the Newsroom

The deadline is now

I've been a media junkie since childhood and got my first daily Continue reading...

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I used to read my grandpa’s paper; now I help produce it

I’ve been reading The Herald for about as long as I can Continue reading...

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Distracting classmates made me a journalist

As an Everett kid in the 1990s, I wanted to be the Continue reading...

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What Ben Watanabe’s co-workers are saying about him

Ben evokes a variety of opinions from those in The Herald newsroom. Continue reading...

 

Photography

Your photos of the Waterfront Place Apartments fire

The fire burned the under-construction building to the ground Thursday evening.

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Protests continue, spreading to Granite Falls and Mukilteo

Hundreds of people in the small cities joined marches and demonstrations decrying racism.

 

Health-care workers take a knee at Providence in Everett

The nationwide event was sponsored by White Coats for Black Lives.

 

Gallery: Locked down, socially distant in Snohomish County

Daily Herald photographers share their images of life during the weeks-long stay-home order.