Andrea Brown

Top from left: Ashvin Sanghvi, Mike Dixon and Donna Vago. 
Bottom from left: Richard Emery, Riaz Khan and Carolyn "Dode" Carlson.

Incumbents, newbies face off in Mukilteo City Council election

Waterfront development, EMS levy lift and Hawthorne Hall are among the biggest hot-button issues.

Top from left: Ashvin Sanghvi, Mike Dixon and Donna Vago. 
Bottom from left: Richard Emery, Riaz Khan and Carolyn "Dode" Carlson.
Shannon Kringen poses for a photo with her jeweled car at 2411 164th St SW in Lynnwood, Washington, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

A gem on wheels: This rhinestone car dazzles from Seattle to Bellingham

Artist Shannon Kringen, known as “Goddess Kring,” decorated her car to express her colorful style.

Shannon Kringen poses for a photo with her jeweled car at 2411 164th St SW in Lynnwood, Washington, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
FBoy Island contestants (L-R) Katie Thurston, Hali Okeowo, and Daniella Grace. (Justin Stephens / The CW)

Lynnwood grad Katie Thurston back in TV dating land on ‘FBoy Island’

Fans can double their Thurston pleasure. The “local girl done good” is also on ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise.”

FBoy Island contestants (L-R) Katie Thurston, Hali Okeowo, and Daniella Grace. (Justin Stephens / The CW)
Mike Cramer in his home office filled with his sports memorabilia and card collections on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

It’s in the cards: Edmonds trading card magnate Mike Cramer tells all

Cramer, 70, founded Pacific Trading Cards in what started as a boyhood crush on a Babe Ruth card. His new book tells the story.

Mike Cramer in his home office filled with his sports memorabilia and card collections on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Andy Illyn, 37, left, recieves his badge from his son Phoenix Illyn, right, as he is sworn in as the new Mukilteo Police Chief at Mukilteo City Hall in Mukilteo on Monda. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Mukilteo’s new police chief, 37, has ‘big shoes to fill’

Off the job, Andy Illyn is a martial artist and a card artist. And he goes by “Dad.”

Andy Illyn, 37, left, recieves his badge from his son Phoenix Illyn, right, as he is sworn in as the new Mukilteo Police Chief at Mukilteo City Hall in Mukilteo on Monda. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Barb Denton smiles and laughs with her Jeep Cherokee Laredo that she has driven for 32 years on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Red Dragon,’ stolen from Sea-Tac, mysteriously returns home to Everett

Barb Denton’s rig of 348,000 miles was found three miles from home, intact, with a half-tank of gas and an empty bag of Oberto sticks.

Barb Denton smiles and laughs with her Jeep Cherokee Laredo that she has driven for 32 years on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A passenger pays their fare before getting in line for the ferry on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Starting Sunday, ferry passengers will pay 4.25% more

The good news is that the 25% peak season vehicle surcharge ends Sunday.

A passenger pays their fare before getting in line for the ferry on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cars move across Edgewater Bridge toward Everett on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, in Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Edgewater Bridge redo linking Everett, Mukilteo delayed until mid-2024

The project, now with an estimated cost of $27 million, will detour West Mukilteo Boulevard foot and car traffic for a year.

Cars move across Edgewater Bridge toward Everett on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, in Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The city of Mukilteo is having a naming contest for its new $75,000 RC Mowers R-52, a remote-operated robotic mower. (Submitted photo)

Mukilteo muncher: Name the $75,000 robot mower

The city is having a naming contest for its new sod-slaying, hedge-hogging, forest-clumping, Mr-mow-it-all.

The city of Mukilteo is having a naming contest for its new $75,000 RC Mowers R-52, a remote-operated robotic mower. (Submitted photo)
In this photo posted to the Washington state Department of Ecology website and taken by the U.S. Coast Guard, people watch as emergency crews respond to the Walla Walla passenger ferry, which ran aground near Bainbridge Island west of Seattle, Saturday, April 15, 2023. (Lt. Cmdr. Brian Dykens/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Edmonds-Kingston shuffle: 64-car ferry replaces 202-car boat, for now

The system-wide boat swap stems from the vessel Walla Walla out of service for four weeks for repairs.

In this photo posted to the Washington state Department of Ecology website and taken by the U.S. Coast Guard, people watch as emergency crews respond to the Walla Walla passenger ferry, which ran aground near Bainbridge Island west of Seattle, Saturday, April 15, 2023. (Lt. Cmdr. Brian Dykens/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
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Separate road rage incident ends with fatal shooting in Lake Stevens

A man, 41, died at the scene in the 15300 block of 84th Street NE. No arrests have been made.

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Spouses Franchesca and Don Simpson talk about their baby girl’s “chubby cheeks” and “button nose” as Kelly Fox RDMS RVT performs a live-view 3D ultrasound on the expecting mother Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Wonder Baby Ultrasound Studio in Everett, Washington. The Simpsons are expecting their first child in October. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Spouses Franchesca and Don Simpson talk about their baby girl’s “chubby cheeks” and “button nose” as Kelly Fox RDMS RVT performs a live-view 3D ultrasound on the expecting mother Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Wonder Baby Ultrasound Studio in Everett, Washington. The Simpsons are expecting their first child in October. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A car drives into the Soper Hill Center past construction on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marysville’s second Chick-fil-A planned in new Soper Hill development

Groundbreaking is proposed for February 2024, in a new shopping center across the street from Lake Stevens city limits.

A car drives into the Soper Hill Center past construction on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A group of travelers aboard the MV Suquamish watch from the sun deck as MV Tokitae passes starboard side on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in the waters near Clinton, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

With 1 Seattle ferry down, Edmonds-Kingston route could be affected

It is unlikely the Mukilteo-Clinton route will be impacted. Edmonds-Kingston may be as the boat shuffle continues.

A group of travelers aboard the MV Suquamish watch from the sun deck as MV Tokitae passes starboard side on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in the waters near Clinton, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A view of King Street Station in Seattle, Washington from an Amtrak Cascades train to Portland, Oregon from Everett, Washington on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Ride the rails on Amtrak Cascades from Everett to Portland

Make new friends and let Amtrak do the driving on this 5-hour trip past sea, city and forest.

A view of King Street Station in Seattle, Washington from an Amtrak Cascades train to Portland, Oregon from Everett, Washington on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A view of King Street Station in Seattle, Washington from an Amtrak Cascades train to Portland, Oregon from Everett, Washington on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Ride the rails on Amtrak Cascades from Everett to Portland

Make new friends and let Amtrak do the driving on this 5-hour trip past sea, city and forest.

A view of King Street Station in Seattle, Washington from an Amtrak Cascades train to Portland, Oregon from Everett, Washington on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
The MV Puyallup, a ferry capable of carrying 202 cars, offloads at the Edmonds Ferry dock on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Two-boat ferry service resumes Friday on the Edmonds-Kingston route

Mechanical issues docked the 188-car vessel Spokane on Wednesday and Thursday

The MV Puyallup, a ferry capable of carrying 202 cars, offloads at the Edmonds Ferry dock on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Bob Martin, 82, poses for a photo at The Stag Barbershop in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Snohomish’s rogue barber retires, passes keys to new ‘opinionated’ owner

“I wanted someone to carry on the legacy,” said Bob Martin, 82, who was fined $90,000 for defying the governor’s stay-home order.

Bob Martin, 82, poses for a photo at The Stag Barbershop in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Mukilteo City Council member Jason Moon poses for a photo with his campaign sign along Mukilteo Speedway in Mukilteo, Washington, on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

He’s unopposed for Mukilteo City Council, but running a campaign anyway

Appointed, then uncontested, Jason Moon wants people to know who he is. So he put up campaign signs.

Mukilteo City Council member Jason Moon poses for a photo with his campaign sign along Mukilteo Speedway in Mukilteo, Washington, on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
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Hog wild: Peoples Bank unleashes 1,000 piggy banks with $10 inside

The piggy banks with a belly of cash are finders keepers, including in Snohomish County. The grand prize is $1,000.

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