Andrea Brown

Biden supporter Jessica Figueroa (left) and Trump supporter Jesse Bowers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Time to pick a president: Here’s why I vote the way I do

Red, blue and other voters share their reasons for who should lead the nation the next four years.

 

Puddum the guinea pig in a Halloween costume. (Jessi Loerch)

Get your guinea pig costumed for trick-or-treat — if you can

Dressing up pets is no longer just for cats and dogs. Rodents can be mermaids and superheroes, too.

 

The M/V Puyallup docks at the Edmonds waterfront on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Wa. The ferry along with the passenger loading walkway were struck by lightning last week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lightning bolt gives Edmonds ferry worker shock of her life

The boat was protected in Saturday’s strike by a “Faraday cage” invented by a scientist in 1836.

 

The Blue Lagoon is a popular Iceland destination. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

I went to Iceland for the Costco and my husband got a hotdog

On the island of 364,260, there 350 churches, 269 glaciers, many eye-popping wonders — and one Costco.

The Blue Lagoon is a popular Iceland destination. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Stevens Pass at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Sue Misao / The Herald) 20201011

Hold on tight as the wacky October weather continues

A ferry was struck by lighting, a tornado touched down and now high winds and snow are in the forecast.

Stevens Pass at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Sue Misao / The Herald) 20201011
Everett Comics owner Charlie Knoedler and his wife Tracy talk with Everett Police Officers as they drop by to talk about the recent theft of a 4-foot tall Funko Batman Statue on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  The statue was stolen in a “smash and grab” early Sunday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Holy smithereens! Funko Batman heisted at Everett comic shop

Thieves shattered the window of Everett Comics in a smash and grab Sunday. Owner wants Batman back.

Everett Comics owner Charlie Knoedler and his wife Tracy talk with Everett Police Officers as they drop by to talk about the recent theft of a 4-foot tall Funko Batman Statue on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  The statue was stolen in a “smash and grab” early Sunday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Bruce and Marie Ferguson sit on a rail car set atop train tracks in their yard at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington.  The Ferguson's built in their home in 2007 to mimic a Northern Pacific train depot. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Home, sweet, depot: Train station pad yours for $1.2 million

The Snohomish house comes complete with tracks, speeder car and people looking in the window.

Bruce and Marie Ferguson sit on a rail car set atop train tracks in their yard at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington.  The Ferguson's built in their home in 2007 to mimic a Northern Pacific train depot. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Michael O’Donnell, 82. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Sunrise resident, 82, happily on house arrest, COVID-style

Quarantine began after he went on a fishing trip. “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.”

Michael O’Donnell, 82. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Sun Ho, owner of the Happy Tummy Grill near Boeing, talks about the loss of business after Boeing announced the future closing of the 787 line, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Washington. “If Boeing shuts down, I’m shut down too,” Ho said. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For those who feed Boeing, it’s gone from bad to worse

First a pandemic, now the departure of the Dreamliner. Many Everett restaurants are struggling to survive.

Sun Ho, owner of the Happy Tummy Grill near Boeing, talks about the loss of business after Boeing announced the future closing of the 787 line, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Washington. “If Boeing shuts down, I’m shut down too,” Ho said. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Travis Gilbert hugs his 15-year-old dog Abe on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Arlington, Washington. Abe, deaf, nearly blind and old, went  missing and was found barely alive 12 days later at the bottom of a deep hole in the woods by PUD linemen. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The tale of old Abe, 15, a blind, deaf dog missing 12 days

The dog’s odyssey landed him at the bottom of a “Silence of The Lambs” pit. A PUD crew saves the day.

Travis Gilbert hugs his 15-year-old dog Abe on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Arlington, Washington. Abe, deaf, nearly blind and old, went  missing and was found barely alive 12 days later at the bottom of a deep hole in the woods by PUD linemen. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Blisters and bonding: A father and son hoof it for 40 miles

Fred Sirianni of Marysville and his son, Jake, walked 19 hours from New York City to Connecticut.

Yes, you could get the flu and COVID-19, so get a flu shot

Flu season officially starts Oct. 1, but shots are available now. Experts recommend not waiting.

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness sleeps in the arms of her parents, Mark Buzard and Oriana Simmons-Otness. The baby was born Aug. 19 in Everett and given six names. Her first three initials are CDC. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

This pandemic newborn has 6 names, but you can call her CDC

Meet Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness of Whidbey Island. Her mom’s initials are ORCAS.

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness sleeps in the arms of her parents, Mark Buzard and Oriana Simmons-Otness. The baby was born Aug. 19 in Everett and given six names. Her first three initials are CDC. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Georgia Gerber’s 12-foot sculpture is a whale of a piggy bank

“Hope the Whale” hopefully can do for Langley what “Rachel the Pig” did for Pike Place Market.

There are some things students just shouldn’t try at home

Sno-Isle Tech will have limited in-person classes for a chance “to see it, feel it, touch it, do it.”

Not all who wander are lost, but we definitely were and are

The pandemic freed us from our desks and opened our eyes to the Everett around us.

It’s art, not vandalism: 2,000 spray-paint cans blast Everett

To find the new art you might have to walk down an alley. Graffiti murals are on 16 walls downtown.

Twins Leslie Davis, left, and Lyndsay Lamb stage a house in Everett as seen on “Unsellable Houses” on HGTV. (HGTV photo)

Twin-sister stars of ‘Unsellable Houses’ get a second season

The hot HGTV show, in which dated Snohomish County homes get revamped, will expand to an hour.

Twins Leslie Davis, left, and Lyndsay Lamb stage a house in Everett as seen on “Unsellable Houses” on HGTV. (HGTV photo)

Got $3.5 million? The move-in-ready Rucker Mansion is yours

Everett’s most notable home “holds the imagination of the city.” And it’s for sale.

Yay! Edmonds, Mukilteo weekend ferry runs back to 2 boats

Starting Saturday, waits for the busy crossings will still be long at times — but only half as long.