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Pedestrians walk beside a brick building on Wetmore Avenue on March 17, 2021, in Everett, Washington. Old buildings constructed before 1945, with unreinforced masonry, are vulnerable to seismic waves. The exterior could break away and plummet into the street. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

3. Aftermath: Infrastructure won’t fare well in a big quake

Shockwaves from a shallow fault here could ravage bridges, schools and the water supply in Western Washington. Emergency planners want you to be ready.

Jody Bourgeois, a University of Washington researcher who specializes in liquefaction, surveys the Snohomish River delta, where land is prone to turn to liquid in a major earthquake. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

2. Built on pudding: Can modern quake engineering prevail?

At least 30,000 people in Snohomish County live on saturated soils and sediment that will behave like shaken liquid when a big earthquake hits.

Map of major geologic faults of the Puget Sound region. No caption necessary. 20210502

1. Buried danger: A slumbering geologic fault beneath us

An earthquake along the southern Whidbey Island fault reshaped the land some 2,700 years ago. Another big one is expected, and it could be devastating.

Inslee signs ambitious environmental protection laws

The bills included the Climate Commitment Act, environmental justice legislation and a clean fuels standard.

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E-bikes are booming, whether or not we’re ready

Sales have spiked the past several years. In Snohomish County, they’re expected to gain popularity.

A driver in a Tesla reportedly on "autopilot" allegedly crashed into a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office patrol SUV that was parked on the roadside Saturday in Lake Stevens. There were no injuries. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

Tesla on ‘autopilot’ crashes into sheriff deputy’s parked SUV

The deputy had just parked and exited the SUV while responding to an unrelated collision in Lake Stevens.

With health and safety top of mind, Community Transit is providing flexible options for physical distancing and varied schedules for vanpool riders.

Commuting Together Safely

For many, a vanpool provides a way to balance safety and convenience

A group of young herons await a meal as a parent shows up at the nest with food. (Photo by Mike Benbow)

Great blue breeders: Herons raise the next generation in Everett

You can watch the giant, gawky birds atop pilings in a herony along the city’s waterfront.

Julio Rodriguez during warm ups Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox phenom Rodriguez driven to bring M’s World Series title

The 20-year-old, who is regarded as baseball’s No. 3 prospect, is a central piece to Seattle’s future.

Are co-working office spaces the solution to working from home? A Herald columnist gave it a try. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Innovative shared office spaces change how we work from home

A full-time writer checked out Workhorse HQ in Edmonds, which offers a “hot desk” membership.

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Coronavirus

Many experts say to keep masks on, contrary to CDC ruling

Experts are divided, but many have said it’s better to be on the safe side for now.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing to examine an update from Federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Fauci says pandemic exposed ‘undeniable effects of racism’

During the Emory University graduation speech, he said correcting societal wrongs will take decades.

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Tacoma bar’s license suspended after dozens of complaints

An American Tavern’s license was pulled for non-compliance and disregard for public health and safety.

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Darren Redick is the new CEO of Providence’s Northwest Washington service area. (Providence Health and Services) 20210514

Providence stays local in selecting a new regional CEO

Based in Everett, Darren Redick will lead the health care provider’s Northwest Washington area.

 

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

40 years of Sundays: Herald’s seen changes, mission remains

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

 

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Kamiak's Nayella George drives the lane with Edmonds-Woodway's Melanie Walsh defending Friday night at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on May 14, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Kamiak, E-W square off in girls hoops action

Local girls basketball teams hit the hardwood on Friday night to mark the end of Week 1.

 

Lake Stevens' Tanner Jordan leaps but misses the ball for an Arlington goal as Arlington beat Lakes Stevens 2-1 in a boys soccer march on Monday, May 3, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

GALLERY: Arlington boys soccer tops Lake Stevens

GALLERY: Arlington boys soccer tops Lakes Stevens

 

Monroe's Sam Olson blocks Snohomish's Josh Vandergriend shot Tuesday night at Monroe High School on May 11, 2021. The Tigers won 36-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Monroe boys edge Snohomish as winter sports begin

The Bearcats rally in the final period to beat the Panthers 36-35 in the opening game of the season.

 

Aquasox's Julio Rodriguez gets a high five from Austin Shelton as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run homer. The Everett Aquasox beat the Tri-City Dust Devils in a home opening game at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Rodriguez shines for AquaSox in Funko Field debut

The highly regarded prospect doubles, homers and drives in three in Everett’s 13-3 win over Tri-City.