Andrea Brown

Meet the new executive editor of The Daily Herald

Phillip O’Connor, a Midwest transplant, has covered many beats and brings 34 years of newsroom know-how.

Are ferry fare hikes fair? Tell the state your view

Until July 29, you can weigh in on the proposed across-the-board increases through an online survey

The mayor’s flashy parade car is more than a patriotic ride

Grateful for citizenship, he offers his 1958 Mercedes-Benz convertible for the Edmonds July 4th ride.

Am I muscular or just fat? Find out in the back of a truck

Get tanked in the fat-mobile. Fork over $49, dip in warm water, hold your nose, blow like a fish.

Shubert Ho and his “Edmonds Kind of 4th” T-shirts and hats being sold to raise money for SnoCo Fire dept. The project was started by Ho in gratitude to firefighters for saving one of his restaurants when a building next door was on fire. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

It’s an ‘Edmonds Kind of 4th’ with Millennial grand marshal

Shubert Ho, 36, started a T-shirt fundraiser as gratitude for firefighters saving his restaurant.

Shubert Ho and his “Edmonds Kind of 4th” T-shirts and hats being sold to raise money for SnoCo Fire dept. The project was started by Ho in gratitude to firefighters for saving one of his restaurants when a building next door was on fire. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Put down your phone and keep your eyes on the road — or else!

The smashed car is a selfie magnet and a powerful message to the dangers of distracted driving.

Welcome to Ellerie’s: A bed & (make your own damn) breakfast

River cottages near Darrington offer a peaceful retreat and a lively innkeeper.

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson (left) listens as Councilwoman Anna Rohrbough discusses a proposed measure for a manager-council form of government during a Mukilteo City Council in May. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The severance pay saga continues at Mukilteo city hall

Members aren’t always on their best behaviors at Mukilteo City Council meetings. See for yourself.

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson (left) listens as Councilwoman Anna Rohrbough discusses a proposed measure for a manager-council form of government during a Mukilteo City Council in May. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Requiem for pay phones: Bring $100 bills, not dimes

Man caves, outdoor showers or outhouses are just 3 possible uses for the retro booths in Sultan.

Carrie Westvang donated a kidney to her husband Robb in a recent transplant operation. The couple own Locals Espresso stands in Marysville, Stanwood and Arlington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

23 years of marriage, 3 coffee stands, 2 kids — and a kidney

Carrie Westvang was a match for her husband Robb in a March transplant operation.

Carrie Westvang donated a kidney to her husband Robb in a recent transplant operation. The couple own Locals Espresso stands in Marysville, Stanwood and Arlington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Bish the Swish’ has big plans after high school

Kamiak grad Andrew Bishop looks forward to getting job training and an apartment with his friends.

Bob Ade, 84, kaleidoscope artist. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Bob the kaleidoscope master spins reality thousands of times

The Lynnwood artist, 84, is known worldwide for the scopes he makes at his home. Some go for $2,000.

Bob Ade, 84, kaleidoscope artist. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Stefan Torres, a Swedish Edmonds nurse known as “Nurse Stefan” in social media circles for his videos, is the UW Bothell Alumni of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Videographer ‘Nurse Stefan’ is back in the limelight

Popular YouTuber Stefan Torres, a Swedish/Edmonds nurse, is named UW Bothell Alumni of the Year.

Stefan Torres, a Swedish Edmonds nurse known as “Nurse Stefan” in social media circles for his videos, is the UW Bothell Alumni of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

An update on a Flat Earther, a woodchopper and drummers

The characters in this space stumbled into love, a Netflix movie deal, potato chips and a drumming debut.

Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)
Candidates who have filed to run for Mukilteo City Council. (Washington Secretary of State)

It’s musical chairs on the Mukilteo City Council for 4 seats

Candidates got in, got out, switched places and faced off for the coming election.

Candidates who have filed to run for Mukilteo City Council. (Washington Secretary of State)

For vets and military families, this is ‘a respectful weekend’

To them, Memorial Day isn’t about shopping or picnics. It’s about remembering and making a difference.

Everett police near Grand Avenue where a woman, who later died, was found in the road Saturday night. (Submitted photo)

Death of a woman found on north Everett road ‘suspicious’

Police are seeking witnesses to fatality in the 1300 block of Grand Avenue.

Everett police near Grand Avenue where a woman, who later died, was found in the road Saturday night. (Submitted photo)

Mukilteans speak up at ferry meeting: ‘We’re not a doormat’

Community forum with ferry officials draws people from both sides of the Sound.

A mall pet store with warm and fuzzy vibes — but no fur

Paws With Cause uses art to raise money and awareness for rescue animals needing homes or sponsors.

Mayor or manager? Mukilteo voters will decide in November

“Now is the time for us to be able to take control back of our town,” Councilman Scott Whelpley said.