Andrea Brown

Nancy Hills, of Bonney Lake, looks over bottles at the Good Cheer Thrift Store on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 in Langley, Wa. There are two on the island that fund 80 percent of the revenue for the food bank. The store in downtown Langley is a popular stop for tourists and islanders. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Score some deals at Good Cheer for a good cause

The stores that are an island attraction for locals and tourists help fund the food bank.

 

Shane McDaniel and his twin sons, Harrison and Henry, 20, stand by the wood stacked in front of their Lake Stevens home. They started with 40 cords of wood and are giving it out to those in need. The men spent months chopping the wood with the help of several friends. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The Paul Bunyans of Lake Stevens chop wood for a cause

Shane McDaniel and his twin sons split 40 cords to give to the needy. It took months, and muscles.

 

Hey, Mr. Bus Driver, are you Larry or Garry?

These twins have been behind the wheel of Everett Transit buses since the early 1980s.

 

Okinawa students learn life is very different in a US school

At Kamiak High, the lockers actually lock and classes do not start on the hour. Weird. Very weird.

The buffalo is back at ‘The Buff’ — but you can’t ride it

After a theft gone awry, the iconic statue of an Evergreen Way saloon now stares down from the roof.

‘Nurse Stefan’ videos pack a punch of healthy reality

Swedish/Edmonds nurse Stefan Torres is in the limelight for his award-winning flicks.

Mukilteo mayor’s spending becomes a $10,000 legal question

The City Council has voted 4-3 to get outside legal advice to investigate contract practices.

Kevin Grigsby, 61, has about 100,000 record albums. He buys, sells and trades out of the garage of his Lynnwood home. He calls it The Vinyl Garage. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Groovy! The dude has a vinyl stash of, like, 97,000 records

Kevin Grigsby, vinyl purist and Deadhead, is reliving and reselling the ’60s in his Lynnwood garage.

Kevin Grigsby, 61, has about 100,000 record albums. He buys, sells and trades out of the garage of his Lynnwood home. He calls it The Vinyl Garage. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Forget wedding gifts: Costumed couple wants food bank goods

The dress code was Halloween-chic for a wedding at the Snohomish Community Food Bank.

How to apply for U.S. Census Bureau jobs in Snohomish County

Although most will be home-based, a bureau is slated to open next summer in Everett.

After buying velcro flags, uniforms and insignia pins, longtime customer David Edwards (right) shakes hands Wednesday with Shawn Winters, grandson of owners Jerry and Donna Winters, at Ed’s Surplus & Marine in Lynnwood. Ed’s is closing Oct. 31 after 50 years in business. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Ed’s Surplus closing: ‘This is like losing a dear ol’ friend’

The 50-year Lynnwood landmark, which sells bait, gear and military items, is going to online sales only.

After buying velcro flags, uniforms and insignia pins, longtime customer David Edwards (right) shakes hands Wednesday with Shawn Winters, grandson of owners Jerry and Donna Winters, at Ed’s Surplus & Marine in Lynnwood. Ed’s is closing Oct. 31 after 50 years in business. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett teacher makes room for diverse books and students

Challenger teacher Nardos Habtemicael created special section of multicultural books in the library.

GOP candidates face incumbent Dems in 21st District

Three seats are open β€” one in the Senate and two in the House β€” in Nov. 6 election.

Jay Weaver of Everett holds tickets he bought Thursday at the Chevron station at Rucker Avenue and 41st Street.
                                “Somebody’s got to win this. Why not me?” he said. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Billion-dollar jackpot is at stake in tonight’s drawing

It would be the biggest payout ever for Mega Millions. If you prefer cash up front, it’s $565 million.

Jay Weaver of Everett holds tickets he bought Thursday at the Chevron station at Rucker Avenue and 41st Street.
                                “Somebody’s got to win this. Why not me?” he said. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Overlook at Riverfront is the new housing development in Everett. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

The US Census wants to count you — and put you to work

The government is hiring now for the 2020 tally. Most jobs are home-based with flexible hours.

Overlook at Riverfront is the new housing development in Everett. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Meet Tulalip’s new police chief, Chris Sutter

Sutter, 56, recently took over the top post at the Tulalip Tribes Police Department.

The $300,000 sticking point in Mukilteo ferry project

The city might decide Monday on fencing and concrete changes in the ferry terminal plan.

Alfy’s Pizza, a red ATV and a delivery gone bad

A couple is charged with first-degree robbery in alleged attack on pizza delivery man.

Colossal Mukilteo club: 18,000 square feet for 3,000 youths

Boys & Girls Club needs sponsors to fund items big and small in its new building.

Pink is the new gold when it comes to police badges

Officers are sporting pink shields for breast cancer awareness during October. Hairy faces are next.