Andrea Brown

Ferry ride isn’t a pleasure cruise in COVID-19 summer of 2020

Fewer boats mean longer waits on weekends. No more frolicking on the boat.

 

Why I’m at the Herald, and not a disco dancer

I got hooked on journalism while at a state mental hospital in…

 

The ‘Sub Man’ knows what customers want before they walk in

Wai Eng opened his shop 35 years ago. Once he gets to know you, he knows what to make you. Cash only!

 

Avery was too ill for Disneyland, so the parade came to him

An Everett neighborhood staged a spectacular celebration for a 5-year-old boy with terminal cancer.

Swoosh-Bam-Pow! COVID villain can’t stop Free Comic Book fun

The popular annual free comic day blockbuster was reworked by the pandemic to last all summer.

The checkmate kid is 9-year-old Keshav Beegala of Bothell

Graduate third grade? Check. Learn rock guitar? Check. Become a chess champion? Checkmate.

Whidbey Island’s roadside red door is a portal to nowhere

The door on Cultus Bay Road has been a South Whidbey Island icon for 30 years. Here’s the story.

Want to save $357 a year? 50% more PUD customers now qualify

The new program expands eligibility for discounts based on income and household size.

Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead

The whale, age 3, has not been seen since being struck Monday. His companion was later seen alone.

Life after ‘Hoarders’: 2 years, 250 tons lighter in Marysville

Andy and Becky Otter got a resurgence of fame when the A&E reality TV show was picked up by Netflix.

COVID couldn’t cancel July 4 parade for Purple Heart vet, 90

Phil Sacks, injured by shrapnel in combat, drew salutes marching through the streets of Edmonds.

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

With service reduced around Puget Sound due to the pandemic, it will not be the fun ferry ride of yore.

A ferry pulls away from the dock in Mukilteo last Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

COVID hits ferry workers; Everett firefighters quarantined

Those infected did not work in passenger areas. Reduced service is likely due to crew shortages.

A ferry pulls away from the dock in Mukilteo last Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett’s Statue of Liberty welcomes weary travelers on I-5

Steve Breeden bolted the replica to his deck for year-round patriotism and quirky fun.

Mukilteo-Cinton ferry service slashed in half this Sunday

The Whidbey Island route will have one boat. Expect long lines. Stay home if it’s not essential.

Mukilteo council chooses Louis Harris to fill vacant seat

Harris, 32, was among six finalists for the seat vacated by Anna Rhorbough.

Need some scratch? Pig out on $5 bacon-scented lottery tix

“Bring Home the Bacon” has a cute cartoon pig and porky smell. Top prize in the state game is $50,000.

Head to the mall for ‘normal-ish’ good time — and Baby Yoda fix

Stores are open at Everett and Alderwood malls and the outlets in Tulalip. But new rules apply.

Expect long ferry lines due to crew shortage from COVID-19

Mukilteo and Edmonds routes will have reduced boat service. Saturday’s wait was 3 hours from Clinton.

Who will be the next member of the Mukilteo City Council?

A field of 20 is now down to six. They are contenders for a seat vacated by Anna Rohrbough.