Andrea Brown

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

With service reduced around Puget Sound due to the pandemic, it will not be the fun ferry ride of yore.

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!
A ferry pulls away from the dock in Mukilteo last Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

COVID hits ferry workers; Everett firefighters quarantined

Those infected did not work in passenger areas. Reduced service is likely due to crew shortages.

A ferry pulls away from the dock in Mukilteo last Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett’s Statue of Liberty welcomes weary travelers on I-5

Everett’s Statue of Liberty welcomes weary travelers on I-5

Steve Breeden bolted the replica to his deck for year-round patriotism and quirky fun.

Everett’s Statue of Liberty welcomes weary travelers on I-5

Mukilteo-Cinton ferry service slashed in half this Sunday

The Whidbey Island route will have one boat. Expect long lines. Stay home if it’s not essential.

Mukilteo council chooses Louis Harris to fill vacant seat

Mukilteo council chooses Louis Harris to fill vacant seat

Harris, 32, was among six finalists for the seat vacated by Anna Rhorbough.

Mukilteo council chooses Louis Harris to fill vacant seat
Need some scratch? Pig out on $5 bacon-scented lottery tix

Need some scratch? Pig out on $5 bacon-scented lottery tix

“Bring Home the Bacon” has a cute cartoon pig and porky smell. Top prize in the state game is $50,000.

Need some scratch? Pig out on $5 bacon-scented lottery tix
Head to the mall for ‘normal-ish’ good time — and Baby Yoda fix

Head to the mall for ‘normal-ish’ good time — and Baby Yoda fix

Stores are open at Everett and Alderwood malls and the outlets in Tulalip. But new rules apply.

Head to the mall for ‘normal-ish’ good time — and Baby Yoda fix
Expect long ferry lines due to crew shortage from COVID-19

Expect long ferry lines due to crew shortage from COVID-19

Mukilteo and Edmonds routes will have reduced boat service. Saturday’s wait was 3 hours from Clinton.

Expect long ferry lines due to crew shortage from COVID-19
Who will be the next member of the Mukilteo City Council?

Who will be the next member of the Mukilteo City Council?

A field of 20 is now down to six. They are contenders for a seat vacated by Anna Rohrbough.

Who will be the next member of the Mukilteo City Council?
Waxes and haircuts: Getting pretty involves new rules

Waxes and haircuts: Getting pretty involves new rules

Salons are busy styling and removing hair in Phase 2. But no more wine or magazines for clients.

Waxes and haircuts: Getting pretty involves new rules
Greek cobbler at People’s Shoe Repair has left the building

Greek cobbler at People’s Shoe Repair has left the building

Mike Papadimitriou, 90, closed the shop his uncle started in 1934. He’s retiring, and will be missed.

Greek cobbler at People’s Shoe Repair has left the building
It survived a pan from Gordon Ramsay — but not a pandemic

It survived a pan from Gordon Ramsay — but not a pandemic

The building with a colorful past of dancing and fine dining at 1414 Hewitt Ave. is for rent — again.

It survived a pan from Gordon Ramsay — but not a pandemic
Will Phase 2 start a pandemic of yard sales?
Will Phase 2 start a pandemic of yard sales?
The drive-thru at Chick-Fil-A is open for business in Marysville on May 21. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In the chicken sandwich wars, Chick-fil-A fans go bonkers

Is it FOMO — Fear of Missing Out — that makes us crave battered and breaded fun on a bun?

The drive-thru at Chick-Fil-A is open for business in Marysville on May 21. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A young man uses a bullhorn as he leads about two hundred protesters though Mill Creek, to protest the killing of George Floyd, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Mill Creek, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Alderwood mall area closed again due to threats of looting

“I’m just here for the looting,” a teen told police Monday. Costco and other nearby stores also closed.

A young man uses a bullhorn as he leads about two hundred protesters though Mill Creek, to protest the killing of George Floyd, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Mill Creek, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Poison exposures have increased due to the overuse of cleansing agents during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Warning: Getting too COVID clean can be poisonous to health

Increased use of hand sanitizers and disinfectants has led to more calls to the Poison Helpline.

Poison exposures have increased due to the overuse of cleansing agents during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Texan comes to defend Snohomish outlaw barber cutting hair

Texan comes to defend Snohomish outlaw barber cutting hair

Bob Martin is defying orders to close. The man he calls his attorney didn’t go to law school.

Texan comes to defend Snohomish outlaw barber cutting hair
Vandalism or art? Graffiti rocks at Howarth Park

Vandalism or art? Graffiti rocks at Howarth Park

It’s against the law to deface public property with spray cans, no matter how artful.

Vandalism or art? Graffiti rocks at Howarth Park
Anna Rohrbough

Help wanted: Mukilteo City Council has seat to fill

You can fill the vacancy for Anna Rohrbough’s sudden departure. Pay is $500 a month.

Anna Rohrbough
Peter Zieve wants to keep low-income people out of Mukilteo

Peter Zieve wants to keep low-income people out of Mukilteo

The controversial aerospace owner and failed council candidate has launched another mailer campaign.

Peter Zieve wants to keep low-income people out of Mukilteo