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This giant Asian hornet was among three captured this week in Blaine. They were outfitted with radio trackers. (Washington State Department of Agriculture) 20201023

‘Murder’ hornet nest is found in Blaine and will be destroyed

Entomologists were finally successful in finding the nest by attaching radio trackers to three hornets.

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Police: Bothell anti-mask protester arrested for trespassing

She ignored an order to leave a grocery store, police said. A video claimed she was detained simply for not wearing a mask.

Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel is predicting 34 percent of the county’s registered voters will cast ballots. FILE PHOTO  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

County might add ‘crisis responders’ to address mental health

The change is one of many that the council might make to the executive’s $1 billion budget plan.

An artist's rendering of plans for development of a three-acre playfield leased by Housing Hope in Everett. (Housing Hope) 20200724

Everett council rejects supportive housing plan at playfield

Housing Hope’s plan to develop the field, to house homeless students and their families, failed by a 4-2 vote.

A technician works in a TVW control room, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, during a debate in Olympia, Wash., between U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., shown at right on the video monitor, and Washington Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, left, in the race for lieutenant governor of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Lieutenant governor debate: Heck, Liias agree on most issues

Both said they would not seek reelection as governor if the current governor left office.

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Sid Logan (left) and Rob Toyer

PUD candidates focus on rates, broadband and renewables

Incumbent Sidney Logan faces former Marysville City Council member Rob Toyer for the District 1 seat.

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.

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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john lewis vote

Editorial: A recap of our general election endorsements

Get your ballot in by mail or drop box soon to make sure it counts in the Nov. 3 election.

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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.

 

An Israeli Air Force Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter from the 113th Squadron, also known as the Hornet Squadron, lands during a display for the foreign press in Ramon air force base near the Israeli town of Mitzpe Ramon, in the Negev desert, southern Israel, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Boeing’s Arizona chopper plant under scrutiny by Army team

The company reported quality problems it says were caused by a derelict technician.

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Editorial Cartoons
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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Oct. 23

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Oct. 22

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October 20, 2020: Scaring the voters

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Oct. 21

A sketchy look at the news of the day. Continue reading...

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Oct. 20

A sketchy look at the news of the day. Continue reading...

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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.

  • 3 months ago

 

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.