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Taleah Burr (left right), Laurel Harrison, Caitlin Hitchner and Kelsey Jinneman-Fairbanks are four teachers at Challenger Elementary in Everett got Roman numeral '4' tattoos to represent their "Core 4" solidarity the day after their first year teaching in 2014.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Inked: Third-grade teachers tattoo their solidarity IV-ever

Most of their Challenger Elementary students don’t know about the hidden badge of teacher pride.

 

Hay Look Me Over, a Biewer terrier, with her handler, Molly Speckhardt, left, and owner Lynn McKee, of Lake Stevens. The 2-year-old terrier won a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ribbon for second, or next best, among the girls in her class. (Submitted photo)

Hairy Lake Stevens pooch wins classy ribbon at Westminster

Hay Look Me Over competed in the new class of Biewer terriers. A Pekingese stole the whole show.

 

Hay Look at Me, a dog from Lake Stevens, is competing in the Biewer terrier class at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. (Submitted photo)

Look for a Chewbacca-esque Lake Stevens dog at Westminster

Hay Look Me Over is in the first class of Biewer terriers competing at the grand New York dog show.

 

Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse before the state made them remove the six tables for outside dining because the sidewalk is on park property. (Diamond Knot)

State: No more drinking beer on the sidewalk at Diamond Knot

The Mukilteo alehouse had to remove six picnic tables that were on park property, which abuts the building.

Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse before the state made them remove the six tables for outside dining because the sidewalk is on park property. (Diamond Knot)
Playful penguins (Pexels)

Get a room on Wednesday: It’s (supposedly) National Sex Day

The day of love, June 9, is back this year (on some calendars) for post-pandemic celebration.

Playful penguins (Pexels)
Jon Boyce, left, and his grandson Deven, 14, who will be completing 2 month long bike trip across the country, in their home surrounded by their supplies and planned route on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

He’s 14 and pedaling across America — with Grandpa in tow

A Mukilteo teen’s “Light to Liberty” bicycle tour is a healing journey from sea to shining sea.

Jon Boyce, left, and his grandson Deven, 14, who will be completing 2 month long bike trip across the country, in their home surrounded by their supplies and planned route on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Man, 18, dies after being shot by Arlington homeowner

Police: The homeowner said the man was an intruder who wouldn’t leave despite warning he was armed.

State fines Mukilteo company $70K for wastewater violations

Applied Aero Systems, which plans to appeal, does material coatings and assembly for Boeing and others.

Tim Leonard, owner of the Machine Shop in Langley, has spent the pandemic making neon art. He, along with his daughter Sage Leonard, is setting up for an upcoming exhibit in April featuring about 50 pieces. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A neon blast of bubbles, stars and diamonds light up Whidbey

The new exhibit at the Langley arcade is a selfie museum of electric art. Stick around and play pinball.

Tim Leonard, owner of the Machine Shop in Langley, has spent the pandemic making neon art. He, along with his daughter Sage Leonard, is setting up for an upcoming exhibit in April featuring about 50 pieces. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
In front of a memorial, Neil Hubbard plays the bagpipes at Floral Hills Cemetery on Memorial Day in 2020 in Lynnwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Despite pandemic, services honor the fallen on Memorial Day

Whether virtual, drive-by or scaled back, veterans who died on service will be honored by many.

In front of a memorial, Neil Hubbard plays the bagpipes at Floral Hills Cemetery on Memorial Day in 2020 in Lynnwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Ferries pass during a crossing from the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and the Clinton Terminal on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Holiday weekend travel: People are celebrating like it’s 2019

Brace for traffic jams, long ferry waits and lines at the airport.

Ferries pass during a crossing from the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and the Clinton Terminal on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
David Stowell, 10, runs through his daily local weather report from his home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

10-year-old weather kid report: ‘Raining, like really raining’

The Lake Stevens fourth-grader on the autism spectrum does forecasts and a YouTube cartoon series.

David Stowell, 10, runs through his daily local weather report from his home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Douglas Ryner, 8, brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

11 days of glee: Evergreen State Fair ‘Back in the Saddle’

The fair was called off in 2020 due to COVID-19. Organizers are planning a revised event this year.

Douglas Ryner, 8, brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Gifts for Eid al-Fitr line a table. Eid al-Fitr, known as the "festival of breaking the fast," celebrates the end of Ramadan. (Riaz Khan)

Want to wish someone happy Ramadan? Say ‘Ramadan Mubarek’

The Muslim holy month of fasting ends this week with prayer, feasts and toys for children.

Gifts for Eid al-Fitr line a table. Eid al-Fitr, known as the "festival of breaking the fast," celebrates the end of Ramadan. (Riaz Khan)
Josh Otusanya, 27, former Lake Stevens high soccer star turned comedian, has 4.6 million followers on TikTok for his inspirational videos from his family's home. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A funny local TikToker with 5M followers offers life hacks

Josh Otusanya, a Lake Stevens soccer star turned New York comedian, reinvented himself in his family’s basement.

Josh Otusanya, 27, former Lake Stevens high soccer star turned comedian, has 4.6 million followers on TikTok for his inspirational videos from his family's home. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Florence Zinman
(Submitted photo)

He spent a dime on Mom and feels her love 80 years later

David Zinman’s inexpensive Mother’s Day present to her became a priceless gift for him.

Florence Zinman
(Submitted photo)
Standing on a new ramp to his home, Doug Waddell shakes hands with Dennis Taylor and Dan Barmon on April 15 in Sultan. Taylor and Barmon built the ramp for Waddell in exchange for two apple pies. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

What does two apple pies buy? A $3,500 wheelchair ramp

The kindness of two strangers, and a pie baker, helps Sultan amputee come home.

Standing on a new ramp to his home, Doug Waddell shakes hands with Dennis Taylor and Dan Barmon on April 15 in Sultan. Taylor and Barmon built the ramp for Waddell in exchange for two apple pies. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A walk-on passenger uses the plank to board a ferry at the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington. Monday was the first day for the new walk-on service as opposed to the previous method of boarding, using the car ramp ahead of loading cars. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Two legs or four: All welcome to board Mukilteo’s ferry ramp

The new overhead gangplank opened Monday. Four months after the terminal opened, traffic safety has improved.

A walk-on passenger uses the plank to board a ferry at the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington. Monday was the first day for the new walk-on service as opposed to the previous method of boarding, using the car ramp ahead of loading cars. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
THE CIRCLE Lisa in season 2 of THE CIRCLE. Cr. Netflix ©2021

Everett gal catfishes as Lance Bass on Netflix’s ‘The Circle’

Lisa Delcampo, longtime assistant to the NSYNC pop star, poses as her boss on the hit reality show.

THE CIRCLE Lisa in season 2 of THE CIRCLE. Cr. Netflix ©2021
THE VOICE -- Season: 20 -- Contestant Gallery -- Pictured: Savanna Woods -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC) 20210316

Vote for Stanwood singer Savanna Woods on Monday’s ‘The Voice’

The fate of the 26-year-old singer depends on votes in the four-way knockout round.

THE VOICE -- Season: 20 -- Contestant Gallery -- Pictured: Savanna Woods -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC) 20210316