Mandy Jeffcott and Aaron King explore the area beneath a highway underpass while conducting a PIT count Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish County homelessness rose to 10-year high, count shows

Data released Monday confirmed what advocates suspected: The local homeless population grew amid the pandemic.

Monroe’s Jessi Mahler, top left clockwise, River Mahler, Emma Nagy, Scarlett Nagy, Annie Oylear and Hadley Oylear are members of the Bearcats starting lineup going into the playoffs. Photographed in Monroe, Washington on May 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Sisterly bond’: Monroe softball team features 3 pairs of sisters

The Mahler, Nagy and Oylear sisters make up two-thirds of the state-hopeful Bearcats’ starting lineup.


‘Prepper’ arrested in Everett after grenade, explosives found

The suspect was described as “anti-government,” police wrote. He remained in custody Monday.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office released this redacted photo of a suspect in connection with a shooting after he was taken into custody Monday. (Snohomish County Sheriff)

1 shot, 1 arrested after gunfire on 164th south of Everett

Sheriff’s deputies were investigating what led to the shooting around 11:40 a.m. near I-5.

Nonprofit offers free mental wellness event for local teens

The Saturday gathering at EvCC, sponsored by Leadership Launch, is for teens in eighth grade through college.

State Rep. April Berg will resign from Everett School Board

The Mill Creek Democrat will step down June 1. Meanwhile, she filed Monday for re-election to the state House.

One of Robin Callahan's clients brought in some beautiful pieces of old and broken jewelry. The client gave Callahan complete design freedom, and she created this amazing statement pendant.

Bainbridge Island jeweller adapts heirlooms to create modern masterpieces

Something old, something new: Giving new life to outdated jewelry, while preserving the memories

Glacier Peak’s Katherine Streissgut competes in the pole vault during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

3 local spring sports teams claim academic state championships

The Glacier Peak girls track, Shorewood girls track and Kamiak boys soccer teams won academic state titles.

Rainey Forzetting makes a kratom smoothie at her home in Lake Stevens, Washington on March 29, 2022. Blueberries, 6 grams Kratom, a triple berry mix, almond butter, pomegranate and oak milk make up her daily concoction. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sold as elixir, kratom popularity surges in ‘Wild West’ of legality

Doctors warn kratom, an opioid alternative, is addictive and ripe for abuse. Yet it’s unregulated and sold at any smokeshop.

Juan Luna, left, and Jeff Austin tune up bicycles to be donated Tuesday afternoon at Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop in Everett, Washington on May 10, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Afghanistan, Ukraine refugees get bikes, bus passes and rides

One nonprofit needs volunteers to repair 40 kids bikes for refugees. Another agency could use cash gift cards.

Seattle Sounders’ Jordan Morris crosses the ball while being defended against Minnesota United Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Roldan puts Sounders ahead for good in win over Minnesota

Raul Ruidiaz and Nicolas Lodeiro also scored goals for Seattle in a much-needed MLS win.

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Comment: Parents of unvaccinated kids need better guidance

Public health officials, not parents, should be summarizing the research on how to protect kids under 5.

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Comment: 34 volunteered to get covid; here’s what was learned

The ‘challenge’ trial provided researchers with valuable data on covid-19 and the body’s reaction to it.

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Comment: Skip the robe; give my kid a jab for Mother’s Day

I want my new daughter to see the outside world instead of our covid vaccination ‘waiting room.’

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FILE - A sign at a Starbucks location in Havertown, Pa., is seen April 26, 2022. Starbucks says it will pay travel expenses for U.S. employees to access abortion or gender-confirmation procedures if those services aren't available within 100 miles of a worker’s home. The Seattle coffee chain says, Monday, May 16, 2022, the benefit will also be available to dependents of employees enrolled in its health care coverage. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)

Starbucks will cover travel for workers seeking abortions

Amazon and Tesla also will provide the benefit. Walmart and Facebook have stayed silent.

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Hundreds gather to listen to a lineup of guest speakers during Snohomish County’s “Bans Off Our Bodies” rally Saturday, May 14, 2022, outside the county courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett rally draws 400-plus abortion rights supporters

Saturday’s rally was part of “Bans Off Our Bodies” protests in response to the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade.


Herald photographers are out and about, capturing scenes from across Snohomish County.

Photography: the extracurricular shots

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Snohomish's Alli Wilson, left, and welcomes teammate Emma Hansen to the plate, scoring a run against Cascade High School Thursday afternoon at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett, Washington on May 5, 2022. The Panthers won 9-3.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Snohomish tops Cascade in key softball battle

The Panthers improve to 14-3 overall and 11-1 in league play with a 9-3 win over the Bruins.


A worker sprays down the floor near a gigantic pile of garbage Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station in Everett, Washington. The garbage pile at the facility is reaching never-before-seen proportions. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish County is hoping to avoid literal dumpster fire

Our stinky trash mountain could spontaneously combust, so officials are arranging to send garbage to Oregon.


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