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Katie Prettyman, 38, of Marysville, at a previous Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. (Submitted photo) (Submitted photo)

Can this Marysville woman eat 18 hot dogs in 10 minutes?

Katie Prettyman, 38, is competing for the fourth time at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York.

Katie Prettyman, 38, of Marysville, at a previous Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. (Submitted photo) (Submitted photo)
Joel Starr, owner of the Flying Pig, in the new restaurant space that was formerly the Prohibition Gastropub, Abbott's, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Flying Pig to reopen at eatery made famous by Gordon Ramsay

Belly up to the Everett bar for mango bango pulled pork sandwiches and bacon cheddar-cheese fries.

Joel Starr, owner of the Flying Pig, in the new restaurant space that was formerly the Prohibition Gastropub, Abbott's, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kristin Esterberg, new chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell. (UW Bothell)

Kristin Esterberg chosen as new chancellor of UW Bothell

The president of State University of New York at Potsdam replaces Wolf Yeigh.

Kristin Esterberg, new chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell. (UW Bothell)
THE BACHELORETTE - “1701” – Katie Thurston sets off on her journey to find love with her charm, wit and take-no-nonsense attitude that fans fell in love with during her time on “The Bachelor.” With the help of former Bachelorettes and mentors Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams by her side, Katie is ready to meet her men; with 30 lucky potential suitors pulling out all the stops, props and moves in hopes of catching her eye before the first rose ceremony. Strap in, it’s going to be a season like no other on “The Bachelorette,” airing MONDAY, JUNE 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
KATIE THURSTON, GREG

Lynnwood High grad Katie Thurston is ‘The Bachelorette’

She gets her pick of 30 hopeful husbands-to-be on the hot hit ABC show that airs Monday.

THE BACHELORETTE - “1701” – Katie Thurston sets off on her journey to find love with her charm, wit and take-no-nonsense attitude that fans fell in love with during her time on “The Bachelor.” With the help of former Bachelorettes and mentors Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams by her side, Katie is ready to meet her men; with 30 lucky potential suitors pulling out all the stops, props and moves in hopes of catching her eye before the first rose ceremony. Strap in, it’s going to be a season like no other on “The Bachelorette,” airing MONDAY, JUNE 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
KATIE THURSTON, GREG
Max Djenohan climbed Alaska's Denali in early June to snowboard off the summit. (Submitted photo)

From steamy ‘Naked and Afraid’ to snowboarding down Denali

Max Djenohan spent the pandemic pursuing outdoor adventures, clothed and in the buff.

Max Djenohan climbed Alaska's Denali in early June to snowboard off the summit. (Submitted photo)
Carmen Miller, (left) helps Ezekiel Eagle with his selection at Tulalip Remedy in Tulalip on August 22, 2018.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Joints for jabs: Pot-up at a pop-up COVID vaccination clinic

Remedy Tulalip is giving away cannabis cigarettes to those 21 and older who get a shot on Tuesday.

Carmen Miller, (left) helps Ezekiel Eagle with his selection at Tulalip Remedy in Tulalip on August 22, 2018.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Taleah Burr (left right), Laurel Harrison, Caitlin Hitchner and Kelsey Jinneman-Fairbanks are four teachers at Challenger Elementary in Everett got Roman numeral '4' tattoos to represent their "Core 4" solidarity the day after their first year teaching in 2014.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Inked: Third-grade teachers tattoo their solidarity IV-ever

Most of their Challenger Elementary students don’t know about the hidden badge of teacher pride.

Taleah Burr (left right), Laurel Harrison, Caitlin Hitchner and Kelsey Jinneman-Fairbanks are four teachers at Challenger Elementary in Everett got Roman numeral '4' tattoos to represent their "Core 4" solidarity the day after their first year teaching in 2014.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Hay Look Me Over, a Biewer terrier, with her handler, Molly Speckhardt, left, and owner Lynn McKee, of Lake Stevens. The 2-year-old terrier won a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ribbon for second, or next best, among the girls in her class. (Submitted photo)

Hairy Lake Stevens pooch wins classy ribbon at Westminster

Hay Look Me Over competed in the new class of Biewer terriers. A Pekingese stole the whole show.

Hay Look Me Over, a Biewer terrier, with her handler, Molly Speckhardt, left, and owner Lynn McKee, of Lake Stevens. The 2-year-old terrier won a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ribbon for second, or next best, among the girls in her class. (Submitted photo)
Hay Look at Me, a dog from Lake Stevens, is competing in the Biewer terrier class at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. (Submitted photo)

Look for a Chewbacca-esque Lake Stevens dog at Westminster

Hay Look Me Over is in the first class of Biewer terriers competing at the grand New York dog show.

Hay Look at Me, a dog from Lake Stevens, is competing in the Biewer terrier class at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. (Submitted photo)
Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse before the state made them remove the six tables for outside dining because the sidewalk is on park property. (Diamond Knot)

State: No more drinking beer on the sidewalk at Diamond Knot

The Mukilteo alehouse had to remove six picnic tables that were on park property, which abuts the building.

Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse before the state made them remove the six tables for outside dining because the sidewalk is on park property. (Diamond Knot)
Playful penguins (Pexels)

Get a room on Wednesday: It’s (supposedly) National Sex Day

The day of love, June 9, is back this year (on some calendars) for post-pandemic celebration.

Playful penguins (Pexels)
Jon Boyce, left, and his grandson Deven, 14, who will be completing 2 month long bike trip across the country, in their home surrounded by their supplies and planned route on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

He’s 14 and pedaling across America — with Grandpa in tow

A Mukilteo teen’s “Light to Liberty” bicycle tour is a healing journey from sea to shining sea.

Jon Boyce, left, and his grandson Deven, 14, who will be completing 2 month long bike trip across the country, in their home surrounded by their supplies and planned route on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Man, 18, dies after being shot by Arlington homeowner

Police: The homeowner said the man was an intruder who wouldn’t leave despite warning he was armed.

State fines Mukilteo company $70K for wastewater violations

Applied Aero Systems, which plans to appeal, does material coatings and assembly for Boeing and others.

Tim Leonard, owner of the Machine Shop in Langley, has spent the pandemic making neon art. He, along with his daughter Sage Leonard, is setting up for an upcoming exhibit in April featuring about 50 pieces. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A neon blast of bubbles, stars and diamonds light up Whidbey

The new exhibit at the Langley arcade is a selfie museum of electric art. Stick around and play pinball.

Tim Leonard, owner of the Machine Shop in Langley, has spent the pandemic making neon art. He, along with his daughter Sage Leonard, is setting up for an upcoming exhibit in April featuring about 50 pieces. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
In front of a memorial, Neil Hubbard plays the bagpipes at Floral Hills Cemetery on Memorial Day in 2020 in Lynnwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Despite pandemic, services honor the fallen on Memorial Day

Whether virtual, drive-by or scaled back, veterans who died on service will be honored by many.

In front of a memorial, Neil Hubbard plays the bagpipes at Floral Hills Cemetery on Memorial Day in 2020 in Lynnwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Ferries pass during a crossing from the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and the Clinton Terminal on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Holiday weekend travel: People are celebrating like it’s 2019

Brace for traffic jams, long ferry waits and lines at the airport.

Ferries pass during a crossing from the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and the Clinton Terminal on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
David Stowell, 10, runs through his daily local weather report from his home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

10-year-old weather kid report: ‘Raining, like really raining’

The Lake Stevens fourth-grader on the autism spectrum does forecasts and a YouTube cartoon series.

David Stowell, 10, runs through his daily local weather report from his home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Douglas Ryner, 8, brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

11 days of glee: Evergreen State Fair ‘Back in the Saddle’

The fair was called off in 2020 due to COVID-19. Organizers are planning a revised event this year.

Douglas Ryner, 8, brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Gifts for Eid al-Fitr line a table. Eid al-Fitr, known as the "festival of breaking the fast," celebrates the end of Ramadan. (Riaz Khan)

Want to wish someone happy Ramadan? Say ‘Ramadan Mubarek’

The Muslim holy month of fasting ends this week with prayer, feasts and toys for children.

Gifts for Eid al-Fitr line a table. Eid al-Fitr, known as the "festival of breaking the fast," celebrates the end of Ramadan. (Riaz Khan)