Andrea Brown

Rocky Oliphant gets a flu shot at the Everett Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Flu shots are here but some docs say it’s too soon to get one

The vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time and lower defenses toward the end of the flu season.

Rocky Oliphant gets a flu shot at the Everett Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He’s that ripped Zumba dude, shaking it in the front of class

Mike Dixon recently became certified to teach the female-dominated gyrating dance fitness.

Former mayor first among leaders in Mukilteo council races

Peter Zieve, a controversial aerospace executive, was second in one race and is likely to advance.

Walk-on passengers disembark from the ferry Suquamish at the Mukilteo ferry dock on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 in Mukilteo, Wa. The Washington State Transportation Commissioners on Tuesday approved all of the proposed ferry rate increases for passengers and cars. (Andy Bronson / The Herald )

That ride on the ferry is going to cost more — and then more

All proposed fare increases were approved. The pilot “Good to Go!” sticker for tolls is also a go.

Walk-on passengers disembark from the ferry Suquamish at the Mukilteo ferry dock on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 in Mukilteo, Wa. The Washington State Transportation Commissioners on Tuesday approved all of the proposed ferry rate increases for passengers and cars. (Andy Bronson / The Herald )

Mom-and-pop shop hits the jackpot for selling a $12M ticket

When a player wins Lotto, the retailer also wins — in this case $122,000 for the little Brier Grocery.

Protest shows solidarity for native Hawaiians vs. telescope

Mauna Kea’s summit is held as sacred. A rally near Tulalip drew attention to native rights.

Mukilteo musical chairs: 12 in the race for 4 council seats

Candidates for city council known for theatrics include newbies, incumbents and a former mayor.

Tweens go to head of the class for summer school gig

A four-week session teaching third graders: “It’s a free ticket to actually being entertained.”

Who let the pigs out? Peoples Bank, stashed with $30

Find a plastic bank and share the wealth. Pigs in Paradise starts Aug. 1 at seven local branches.

Eve Dietrich, 82, of Bothell, was one of 480,000 households selected to answer the mandatory 2019 Census Test. Half of those surveyed were asked the U.S. citizenship question, including Dietrich, who was born in London but has lived in the U.S. since her 20s. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Are you a U.S. citizen? Census asked a select few 240,000

The 2020 question was blocked, but a Bothell woman was among those required by law to answer it.

Eve Dietrich, 82, of Bothell, was one of 480,000 households selected to answer the mandatory 2019 Census Test. Half of those surveyed were asked the U.S. citizenship question, including Dietrich, who was born in London but has lived in the U.S. since her 20s. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Destiny Miner, 20, reacts as William Mobley, 22, tries to make an apostrophe but gets the number 8 while trying to type on a manual typewriter on Colby Avenue in Everett as part of the city’s annual Word on the Street interactive art project. Neither had used a manual typewriter before sitting down to type. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Clack-ding-zip! The typewriters are back @ street corners

Get pecking. They’re rolling away on Aug. 6. Snap a pic and text about it.

Destiny Miner, 20, reacts as William Mobley, 22, tries to make an apostrophe but gets the number 8 while trying to type on a manual typewriter on Colby Avenue in Everett as part of the city’s annual Word on the Street interactive art project. Neither had used a manual typewriter before sitting down to type. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Aquafest is three-day party on the Lake Stevens waterfront

The annual shindig rocks with dancing dinos, corndogs and family fun. Take a dip at the new beach.

Edmonds Bakery keeps making ‘Build the Wall’ cookies

The baker also ices “Secure Borders” on treats and he’s hearing plenty from fans and foes.

Holy steeple! Tiny chapel on U.S. 2 a sacred stop since 1962

Respite, weddings, un-immaculate conceptions are part of the legacy of the miniature Wayside Chapel.

That $12.2 million Lotto winner in Brier finally surfaced

The winner of the largest state Lotto jackpot in years wants to remain anonymous.

Members of the Ivy Five and some friends play at the Edmonds home of Gary Ostlund (second from right on trumpet) on July 12, 2019. In 1956, five guys from Everett Junior High started a combo band, the Ivy Five, to play in the school talent show and played through high school. Those who live locally still get together to play regularly. On this date, Karner Trethewey (right, on trombone) was visiting from California. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Revive of the Ivy Five, a band started in 1956 junior high

63 years later, the jazz combo begun in Everett plays on. “We’re in it for the friendship…”

Members of the Ivy Five and some friends play at the Edmonds home of Gary Ostlund (second from right on trumpet) on July 12, 2019. In 1956, five guys from Everett Junior High started a combo band, the Ivy Five, to play in the school talent show and played through high school. Those who live locally still get together to play regularly. On this date, Karner Trethewey (right, on trombone) was visiting from California. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Can the little guy survive the Lake Stevens Costco?

Turners Grocery has loyal customers, but the owner knows the general store’s days could be numbered.

Dig it! Old bones, new brews pair for fossil fun in Monroe

FossilEra, an online dinosaur bone retailer, will have a public showing with Dreadnought Brewery.

His toaster opens a portal to other dimensions

Tim Ellis, 39, does weekly episodes of the improv comedy sci-fi that’s out of this world.

Camp with cadavers was eye-opener for Monroe teen, 15

Gary Colver learned about health careers at Na-ha-shnee for Native American students.