Chronicling the last years of a dying North Cascades glacier

For almost four decades, scientist Mauri Pelto has journeyed to measure the melting Columbia Glacier.

‘Pervasive and egregious’ misconduct spurs guardian reforms

Judges say court-appointed guardians broke the law to keep a child away from her troubled parents.

Monroe man dead after motorcycle collides with vehicle on U.S. 2

The crash west of Fryelands Boulevard and Roosevelt Road closed the highway in Monroe.

Gino Sanita, center, teaches his son Carlo Sanita, 5, left, and daughter Virgina Sanita, 7, how to fish off of the boat launch dock at Camano Island State Park. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Free days: When state parks say ‘welcome’ and there is no fee

Ten of Washington’s state parks are in Snohomish County and on Camano and Whidbey islands.

Everett repeat bank robber pleas guilty as fast as possible

James Kohlhepp, 46, was charged days ago with robbing a bank. At his first chance, he admitted guilt.

Layoffs and larger classes help Edmonds solve fiscal problem

School board approved plan that counts on spending cuts and reserves to erase a projected shortfall.

Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf skates backwards as he trains with his goalie coach James Jensen at Lynnwood Ice Center on Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Lynnwood, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett Silvertips star and NHL draft pick born to play goalie

A childhood centered around hockey turned into a day to remember at the NHL draft for Dustin Wolf.

Sky River Rock Festival organizer Paul Dorpat (center with beard) at the 1968 Labor Day weekend event near Sultan. The La Conner author Tom Robbins is second from left at the event that drew big-name bands and thousands of people. (Courtesy Museum of Pop Culture)

Woodstock here? Not if county leaders in 1969 had their way

Hippies flocked to Sultan for Sky River Rock Festival in ’68. Today, big events come with regulations.

Fundraiser to help 4-year-old Marysville girl fighting cancer

The Sheldon family’s friends have organized Sadie’s Night on Aug. 27, with small bites from 8 chefs.

Aviation enthusiasts land in Arlington for the weekend

Hot air balloons glow and stunt planes soar at the 51st-annual Arlington Fly-In. It ends Sunday.

Gallery: Playing Bocce in the Special Olympics

Athletes took to Kasch Park for a Special Olympics Washington tournament in Everett.

 

Marketplace

Convenience, customer service keep your European wheels rolling

Everett repair shop technicians stay ahead of the curve on vehicle technology

 

How to give your performance or production car the royal treatment

Experts in Everett began with Z cars, now service and modify a wide range of imports, domestics

 

Women and cannabis: What’s new, what’s popular and how it can help

Tulalip retailer bridges the education gap for new cannabis users

 

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Videos

Rucker construction blues: ‘We’ve gotten used to the shaking’

Downtown Everett businesses cope with road closures, debris and the roar of the jackhammer.

 

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As his wife Heather looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson, and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson, right, after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This might be the best Spirit of St. Louis replica ever made

A plane like the one Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic logged its first flight in Arlington.

 

Stevens Pass cleanup nets plenty of trash — and some treasures

Garbage emerges when the snow melts. Volunteers also found beer, jeans and a 20-year-old pass.

 

Photography

Gallery: Playing Bocce in the Special Olympics

Athletes took to Kasch Park for a Special Olympics Washington tournament in Everett.

 

Gallery: Flying high during the Arlington Fly-in

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Scenes of the Seattle Storm’s final regular season home game against the Dallas Wind Thursday evening at Angel of the Wings in Everett on August 8, 2019. The Storm won 69-57. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gallery: Seattle Storm win final home game in Everett

The defending WNBA champions posted a 69-57 victory over the Dallas Wings.