Andrea Brown

EvCC engineering teacher helped foreign students thrive

Richard “Dick” Prouty, 89, was a role model, community supporter and half of “Dick and Shirley.”

 

When the lights go out, the PUD storm troopers kick into gear

We may panic, but utility workers thrive on the challenge of getting the power back on.

 

Jennifer Gregerson (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Mukilteo mayor: It’s getting harder to call this place home

The gap between housing costs and income means fewer can afford to live in the lighthouse town by the sea.

 

Flu kills 2 local residents; both had multiple health issues

The peak might be over but a second wave is possible. It’s not too late to get a flu shot.

Grouchy Chef owner denies being grouchy — he’s focused on food

Chef’s manifesto: Sit up straight. No clinking crystal. No shoveling food in your mouth. NO jeans!

This Edmonds HS student went to India to meet the Dalai Lama

Kaylee Meyers, 14, was among six Washington teens on a Compassion 2020 trip with Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib.

What’s up with these folks? Your favorite quirky 2019 stories

A flat-Earther, a He-Man and a naked man stood out this year in the world of What’s Up With That?

Flu shots are available at a variety of places throughout Snohomish County, including this Safeway in Everett. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Last year, he was in a coma. This year he got a flu shot

The 2019-20 flu season started earlier and with more intensity than last year.

Flu shots are available at a variety of places throughout Snohomish County, including this Safeway in Everett. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Starting today, you must be 21 to buy smokes or vape devices

At 18, teens can vote, get tattoos and go to war, but can no longer purchase those products.

An artist’s rendering of the new ferry terminal under construction in Mukilteo. (Washington State Department of Transportation) 20190520

Mystery lady and noise at the Mukilteo waterfront explained

Walkers can now have a front row vantage point of the action as the new terminal takes shape.

An artist’s rendering of the new ferry terminal under construction in Mukilteo. (Washington State Department of Transportation) 20190520

Good news: Your PUD utility bill won’t go up in 2020

This is the third year in a row the PUD hasn’t raised electric and water rates.

Best gift ever: Mail-order DNA test turns up a big sister

Kelly Howell, 53, of Mill Creek, was connected with her half-sibling in California by a 23andMe test.

Paralyzed as a teen, she faces life with grace and purpose

Loa Griesbach’s days revolve around family, work, adventure, fashion, blogging — and her ventilator.

Holiday buzzkill: The flu is just getting started here

The annual outbreak has not yet peaked, so it’s not too late to get a flu shot, officials say.

The Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Lynnwood on Wednesday. (Joey Thompson / The Herald) 20191218

Lynnwood’s Chuck E. Cheese reopens after 2-day forced closure

Health code violations were found in inspection after 8 people reported intestinal illnesses.

The Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Lynnwood on Wednesday. (Joey Thompson / The Herald) 20191218

After shutdown, Lynnwood’s Chuck E. Cheese is cleaning up

It is unknown if health code violations were related to 8 who reported intestinal illnesses.

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson (left) and Councilwoman Anna Rohrbough at a Mukilteo City Council meeting in May. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Mukilteo’s next mayor will keep the $70K pay plus benefits

A vote by the City Council to decrease compensation ended in a tie, so it failed on its second try.

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson (left) and Councilwoman Anna Rohrbough at a Mukilteo City Council meeting in May. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Hepatitis A (National Institutes of Health)

Four cases of hepatitis A confirmed in Snohomish County

The virus is linked to four people with drug use history and living homeless in the Marysville area.

Hepatitis A (National Institutes of Health)
Scientists at Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research Center in Wenatchee spent two decades developing the Cosmic Crisp apple tree seeds. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The juicy new starlet of the apple universe is Cosmic Crisp

They’re the first apples developed in Washington, and growers planted 12 million Cosmic Crisp trees.

Scientists at Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research Center in Wenatchee spent two decades developing the Cosmic Crisp apple tree seeds. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

And the name for new Northshore school is … Ruby Bridges

More than 700 names were submitted for the elementary. The civil rights leader said she “is honored.”