Family, friends and supporters gather in the quest for answers in the death of Tirhas Tesfatsion on July 13 during a protest rally Monday afternoon at the Lynnwood City Hall on July 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood council agrees to ask AG to investigate jail death

At a rally Monday evening, Tirhas Tesfatsion’s family called for answers in her July 13 death.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Dixie State in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Gonzaga won 112-67. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

The rise of Kispert: From Edmonds to All-American to the NBA

Edmonds native Corey Kispert is set to be a 1st-round NBA draft pick. Here’s the story of his ascent.

Nevaeh Smith (left), niece of murder victim Michael Smith, and Shuston Smith, Michael Smith's sister, embrace at the sentencing of Jesse Engerseth Tuesday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse on July 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington man gets 12¼ years for murder by car

Jesse Engerseth, 24, crashed into Michael Smith, 32, killing him. Smith was survived by two sons and a pregnant partner.

The growing business district along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, looking west toward I-5. At lower left is the construction site of the new Amazon fulfillment center. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

Marysville-Arlington road improvements won’t happen at once

Traffic improvement projects near the Cascade Industrial Center will take shape over the next decade.

L-R: John Kartak, Linda Redmon, Sam King.

Council prez, Army vet look to unseat Snohomish Mayor Kartak

The incumbent and his challengers have different goals for the city of about 10,100 people.

Yes, tsunamis can happen here: County gets 3 warning sirens

The waves would likely be triggered by earthquakes. Sirens will help alert people who are outside.

2 men who died in Skykomish River are identified

Christopher Fox, 54, and Tad Henry, 56, were believed to be camping before they went tubing.

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Kendall Graveman works against the Colorado Rockies during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Denver. The Mariners won 6-4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Mariners trade top reliever Graveman to rival Astros

Seattle receives infielder Abraham Toro and pitcher Joe Smith in return; Dipoto says more to come.

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L-R: Steve Dana, Karen Guzak, Tabitha Baty.

Big difference in contests for two Snohomish council seats

Incumbent Dana faces ex-council colleague Guzak and activist Baty as 3 first-timers vie for other seat

Officials urge vaccinations as Delta variant takes root

Dr. Chris Spitters recommends everyone, even the vaccinated, mask up in public indoor spaces.

Graffiti can be seen on the back walls of the Pioneer Gehl House in Jennings Memorial Park on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. The Marysville Historical Society is not sure how to move forward since the house is made of old-growth wood that's impossible to power wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Historic Marysville pioneer home vandalized with graffiti

Historical society members are at a loss for how to repair the Gehl home in Jennings Memorial Park.



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Bob Little, a Vietnam War veteran, receives a kiss from a labrador named Queso while waiting to walk in the "Edmonds Kind of 4th" parade with VFW Post 8870 on Sunday in Edmonds. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gallery: ‘Edmonds Kind of 4th’ parade

Scenes from Sunday’s “Edmonds Kind of 4th” parade, sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.


Why did the chicken jump in the lake? Because he lost a bet to a friend. Logan Root, 19, jumps into Lake Stevens with a chicken suit on at Davies Beach (formerly Willard Wyatt Park) on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Escaping the heat in Lake Stevens

Davies Beach was a cool scene on Tuesday as our hot spell continued.


The AquaSox have the bases load in the first inning against the Vancouver Canadians Tuesday evening at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett June 29th, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: AquaSox power past Canadians for 5th win in a row

Everett pounds out 17 hits and opens a six-game home series with a 15-10 victory over Vancouver.


David Parada, 7, left, and Abel Parada, 8, run through a heavy spray of water creating a rainbow at Walter E. Hall Park on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Everett, Wa. The Everett Fire Department set up a fire hose sprinkler station to help people cool down and escape the heat Saturday afternoon. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monday will be worse: Some locations could see 110 degrees

The heat wave sweltered past 100 degrees Sunday in much of Snohomish County and Western Washington.



Officials urge vaccinations as Delta variant takes root

Dr. Chris Spitters recommends everyone, even the vaccinated, mask up in public indoor spaces.


Officials in Pierce, Snohomish, King, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan and Grays Harbor counties are recommending mask-wearing in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccine status. (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)

Snohomish, other Washington counties recommend masks indoors

A surge in COVID-19 cases triggered the statement by health officials throughout the state.

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This Feb. 12, 2021, file photo shows the border crossing into the United States in Lacolle, Quebec. The United States Government on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, extended the closure of the land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travelers until at least Aug. 21. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Despite Canadian easing, US extends land border restrictions

People in both countries have been pushing for reopening to resume the flow of visitors and tourists.

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$1,250 pandemic bonuses approved for some county employees

Snohomish County workers deemed essential will see the bump in paychecks starting in late September.