Andrea Brown

And the name for new Northshore school is … Ruby Bridges

More than 700 names were submitted for the elementary. The civil rights leader said she “is honored.”

He lost and lost and lost and lost, but he never gave up

Riaz Khan, a Muslim born in India, has long sought elected office. Now he’s on the Mukilteo council.

Score! 800-pound Ivan is a heckuva Seahawks 12th Man

The 8-foot chain saw chiseled dude with a mohawk and shouting mouth swivels around Arlington.

From left, Megan Wolfe, executive director of Girls on the Run of Snohomish County, with participant Marlen Mercado-Ayala, 12, and Marlen’s mother, Laura Mercado-Ayala. (Girls on the Run)

Girls on the Run for grades 3 to 8 is way more than running

The program promotes confidence and connections. The message is “Find your happy pace.”

From left, Megan Wolfe, executive director of Girls on the Run of Snohomish County, with participant Marlen Mercado-Ayala, 12, and Marlen’s mother, Laura Mercado-Ayala. (Girls on the Run)

Edmonds-Woodway junior excels in academics and activism

Audrey, 16, is active in theater and started a feminism club. “I’m very vocal, always raising my hand.”

Free car care for single parents is a blessing

The twice-a-year event in Snohomish by View Church has TLC for the cars — and for the moms.

Saturday is the garage sale of the century at the old YMCA

The nearly 100-year-old building has a hodgepodge of stuff. Get a gym locker, or five. Bring cash.

Flu season arrives early in Snohomish County; 3 hospitalized

It’s early this year, but it’s not too late to protect yourself.

Meet Krampus: If you’ve been bad, this evil Santa is for you

Krampus Night in Europe is Dec. 5. The creepster is making the rounds in these parts as well.

Thanksgiving came a day early, with help from some angels

There were hundreds of warm items — and some cool stuff — at a Granite Falls giveaway.

She’s the curator of 200 crows at the goth house in Langley

Sharen Heath’s First Street home is an artsy haven for birds — and a year-round head-turner.

The possible “unicorn meteor storm” predicted for Nov. 21 is named after the constellation Monoceros, Greek for unicorn. It is slated to start at 8 p.m. Pacific Time. (American Meteor Society)

Oh, shoot! ‘Unicorn meteor storm’ could light up sky — or not

Astronomers say rare storm could produce rates of 400 meteors per hour. It will only last an hour.

The possible “unicorn meteor storm” predicted for Nov. 21 is named after the constellation Monoceros, Greek for unicorn. It is slated to start at 8 p.m. Pacific Time. (American Meteor Society)

A cryptic meme splashes the usually benign rock of Snohomish

“Epstein didn’t kill himself” was a far cry from the usual fare of high-school pep and community spirit.

Senior Jorge Ortiz in the Chef’s room at Lynnwood High School on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 in Lynnwood, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Busy teen is handy with kitchen tools and power tools

Jorge Ortiz, 17, a Lynnwood High senior, also is a bassist in the orchestra and a sandwich artist.

Senior Jorge Ortiz in the Chef’s room at Lynnwood High School on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 in Lynnwood, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Her ticket to winning the $50,000 lottery jackpot? Hard work

Rose Travis, 46, of Everett, won the “Dream Big” prize awarded annually to an Aegis Living employee.

Mourners turn out for Stan Jones, ‘the chief of chiefs’

The memorial for the longtime Tulalip tribal chairman brought tears and laughter — and lots of respect.

‘Wolfman Jim’ rocks out for handouts on Lynnwood street corner

Drunk and homeless for decades, the well-known panhandler is performing his act clean and sober.

Candidates make their case for election during a forum at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo on Oct. 23. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Hang onto your seat for the homestretch of the election race

Some council and school board races are too close to predict. The next vote counts are Monday.

Candidates make their case for election during a forum at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo on Oct. 23. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Want to see UFOs? Washington is a popular hangout

Our state is third in nation for alien craft encounters. UFOiTeam says it’s nothing to snicker about.

Rick Steves meets his Halloween doppleganger

The travel guru bumps into his scarecrow Franken side on an Edmonds porch.