Andrea Brown

It’s art, not vandalism: 2,000 spray-paint cans blast Everett

It’s art, not vandalism: 2,000 spray-paint cans blast Everett

To find the new art you might have to walk down an alley. Graffiti murals are on 16 walls downtown.

It’s art, not vandalism: 2,000 spray-paint cans blast Everett
Twins Leslie Davis, left, and Lyndsay Lamb stage a house in Everett as seen on “Unsellable Houses” on HGTV. (HGTV photo)

Twin-sister stars of ‘Unsellable Houses’ get a second season

The hot HGTV show, in which dated Snohomish County homes get revamped, will expand to an hour.

Twins Leslie Davis, left, and Lyndsay Lamb stage a house in Everett as seen on “Unsellable Houses” on HGTV. (HGTV photo)
Got $3.5 million? The move-in-ready Rucker Mansion is yours

Got $3.5 million? The move-in-ready Rucker Mansion is yours

Everett’s most notable home “holds the imagination of the city.” And it’s for sale.

Got $3.5 million? The move-in-ready Rucker Mansion is yours
Yay! Edmonds, Mukilteo weekend ferry runs back to 2 boats

Yay! Edmonds, Mukilteo weekend ferry runs back to 2 boats

Starting Saturday, waits for the busy crossings will still be long at times — but only half as long.

Yay! Edmonds, Mukilteo weekend ferry runs back to 2 boats
Vandals with chainsaws slash 5 PUD utility poles in Lynnwood

Vandals with chainsaws slash 5 PUD utility poles in Lynnwood

The FBI, among other agencies, is investigating two incidents. Officials don’t know what the motive was.

Vandals with chainsaws slash 5 PUD utility poles in Lynnwood
‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck
‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck
Relieve the pandemic coin shortage: Bust open the piggy bank

Relieve the pandemic coin shortage: Bust open the piggy bank

The coronavirus lockdown means less metal is in circulation. Banks and merchants are desperate for change.

Relieve the pandemic coin shortage: Bust open the piggy bank
Who’s that 20-foot masked man? It’s the anti-virus Muffler Man

Who’s that 20-foot masked man? It’s the anti-virus Muffler Man

The fiberglass statue has social distanced atop a building in downtown Everett since 1983.

Who’s that 20-foot masked man? It’s the anti-virus Muffler Man
Bold mural turns Everett street into a funkadelic district

Bold mural turns Everett street into a funkadelic district

Check out the city-centric ship montage with an airplane wing, seagull, Funko crown, hockey stick.

Bold mural turns Everett street into a funkadelic district
Ferry ride isn’t a pleasure cruise in COVID-19 summer of 2020

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.

Ferry ride isn’t a pleasure cruise in COVID-19 summer of 2020
Why I’m at the Herald, and not a disco dancer

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

I got hooked on journalism while at a state mental hospital in the early 1980s. From the outside, it was gothic and foreboding. Inside were… Continue reading

Why I’m at the Herald, and not a disco dancer
The ‘Sub Man’ knows what customers want before they walk 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!

The ‘Sub Man’ knows what customers want before they walk in
Avery was too ill for Disneyland, so the parade came to him

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.

Avery was too ill for Disneyland, so the parade came to him
Swoosh-Bam-Pow! COVID villain can’t stop Free Comic Book fun

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.

Swoosh-Bam-Pow! COVID villain can’t stop Free Comic Book fun
The checkmate kid is 9-year-old Keshav Beegala of Bothell

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

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

The checkmate kid is 9-year-old Keshav Beegala of Bothell
Whidbey Island’s roadside red door is a portal to nowhere

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.

Whidbey Island’s roadside red door is a portal to nowhere
Want to save $357 a year? 50% more PUD customers now qualify

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.

Want to save $357 a year? 50% more PUD customers now qualify
Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead

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.

Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead
Life after ‘Hoarders’: 2 years, 250 tons lighter in Marysville

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.

Life after ‘Hoarders’: 2 years, 250 tons lighter in Marysville
COVID couldn’t cancel July 4 parade for Purple Heart vet, 90

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.

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