Signs from the Department of Ecology warning about contamination in the creek that runs through Powder Mill Gulch on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State order targets Boeing Everett plant’s polluted history

Records show a dispute over cleanup requirements for chemically tainted water. The company denies there’s a disagreement.

High court ruling spurs effort to retool state’s drug laws

Meanwhile, the Blake decision has gotten people out jail, charges dismissed and possibly clemency for some.

Jeanne Metzger, who retired from the Herald in 1990, works with film as editor of the newspaper's Panorama magazine. Metzger died Wednesday at age 89. (Herald archives)

Jeanne Metzger’s Herald career was start of a lasting legacy

Longtime editor, who has died at 89, became a force for hospice care and community philanthropy.

Washington's Lottery ticket display. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Want to get lucky? Washington’s Lottery lists Top 10 stores

One of the luckiest retailers in the state was a Safeway in Everett, as measured by $1,000-plus winners.

Crews will begin preservation work on the the Stillaguamish Bridge starting April 12. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Stilly River bridge work to jam I-5 traffic near Arlington

The southbound bridge is expected to be closed for five months during preservation work.

Dongyue Zhuang and Hong Li do tai chi fan at Harborview Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tai chi at Harborview Park is a beautiful way to start a day

A retired couple from China practices “the best medicine” most mornings at the Everett park.

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Ancient White Park cows belonging to Burt Degroot Wednesday afternoon on a pasture on Ebey Island April 1, 2020 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish rancher raises an ancient breed of cattle

The distinctive British horned livestock have been around since the Middle Ages.

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McCoy receives an overdue tribute from Senate colleagues

The former lawmaker was praised as a “quiet giant” for his work on education, environment and tribal issues.

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How to get vaccinated in Snohomish County

Availability of doses is always changing, so keep checking back.

Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar and the Vikings made their presence felt during the abbreviated spring high school football season. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep football season in review: Top teams, games, performances

The top 5 teams, top 5 games and top 15 performances from the abbreviated high school football season.


Gov. Inslee alters criteria for COVID-19 reopening phases

Counties must now fail both metrics for case counts and hospitalizations in order to move back a phase.

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At a news conference Thursday the governor said “we’ve let our guard down to some degree.”

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Edmonds grocery store workers may soon earn hazard pay

Some employers are required to increase wages by $4 an hour, the city council voted Tuesday.




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The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)

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The newspaper’s first Sunday edition was published April 5, 1981, and this columnist was on the job.


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Jackson's Helena Ah-Loe is high-fived after a home run against Everett Thursday afternoon at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek on April 8, 2021. Jackson dominated Everett, 15-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Jackson scores nine in the first, thumps Everett

The Timberwolves moved to 2-0 on the season behind a big day at the plate.


Lake Stevens High host Snohomish High Thursday night in Lake Stevens on March 25, 2021. The Vikings won in straight sets 25-20, 25-22 and 25-20.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lake Stevens tops Snohomish in matchup of unbeatens

The Vikings improved to 8-0 on the season with a 3-0 sweep of the Panthers on Thursday night.


Kamiak's Wesley Garret runs through multiple tackles during the game against Cascade on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Kamiak thumps Cascade in battle of Wesco unbeatens

The Knights cap an impressive turnaround with a 44-14 win and finish the season 4-0.


Edmonds-Woodway's Ryan Fahey escapes multiple tackles to run the ball down the field during the game on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Edmonds-Woodway races past Lynnwood to move to 4-0

The Warriors have a big game on the ground and on defense in a 56-7 win.