Andrea Brown

Ka-ching! The first round of $1,200 stimulus checks arrived

Ka-ching! The first round of $1,200 stimulus checks arrived

The payments showed up in direct-deposit accounts this week. Couples get $2,400, plus $500 per kid.

Ka-ching! The first round of $1,200 stimulus checks arrived
COVID home haircuts: A bad coif is better than a bad cough

COVID home haircuts: A bad coif is better than a bad cough

Watch your ear, wear a hat: DIY hairstyles flourish with “non-essential” barbers and salons closed.

COVID home haircuts: A bad coif is better than a bad cough
Please, don’t squeeze the avocados — or the Charmin

Please, don’t squeeze the avocados — or the Charmin

Under supermarket COVID-19 rules, touch only what you buy. Stay in the right lane. Don’t be a cranky pants.

Please, don’t squeeze the avocados — or the Charmin

Everett Trader Joe’s closed due to workers ill with COVID-19

The store will close for cleaning. Five other Trader Joe’s stores closed temporarily this week.

Turtle power! The pet shop where this tortoise lives is open

Turtle power! The pet shop where this tortoise lives is open

Raja the star sulcata has less company and walkers due to COVID-19. The dogs are getting hairier.

Turtle power! The pet shop where this tortoise lives is open
School supplies: 64,380 gloves, 1,575 masks for PPE drive
School supplies: 64,380 gloves, 1,575 masks for PPE drive
What’s essential? Cannabis, and sales are brisk in Washington
What’s essential? Cannabis, and sales are brisk in Washington
She’s 101 and bowled a 159 before coronavirus shut the lanes

She’s 101 and bowled a 159 before coronavirus shut the lanes

Carol Perry can’t celebrate her 102nd birthday bowling Tuesday. But maybe her kids will get her a Wii.

She’s 101 and bowled a 159 before coronavirus shut the lanes
Plexiglass ‘sneeze shields’ coming to a supermarket near you

Plexiglass ‘sneeze shields’ coming to a supermarket near you

A trip to the store will get trippier as anti-virus measures are brought in for shopper and worker safety.

Plexiglass ‘sneeze shields’ coming to a supermarket near you
COVID-19 rocked his world — and he’s young and healthy

COVID-19 rocked his world — and he’s young and healthy

Tyler Chism, 33, an Everett city worker and man about town, tells what it’s like to have the virus.

COVID-19 rocked his world — and he’s young and healthy
The last picture show: COVID-19 closes Blue Fox Drive-In

The last picture show: COVID-19 closes Blue Fox Drive-In

In days before the stay-at-home order, families took in movies. Now you have to get your popcorn to go.

The last picture show: COVID-19 closes Blue Fox Drive-In
‘Senior hour’ gives at-risk shoppers more time and space

‘Senior hour’ gives at-risk shoppers more time and space

Stores are adjusting to accommodate seniors and others who need to avoid crowds. And they’re hiring.

‘Senior hour’ gives at-risk shoppers more time and space
Customers wait in a line wrapped around the building Tuesday morning at Costco in Everett. The warehouse was only allowing 200 people in at a time. When 30 left, 30 more could go in. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Please, people, stop hoarding! It can be harmful — even to you

Health officials say to leave some for your neighbors. Don’t buy more than you need.

Customers wait in a line wrapped around the building Tuesday morning at Costco in Everett. The warehouse was only allowing 200 people in at a time. When 30 left, 30 more could go in. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
HoneyComb Salon owner Julia Barbee gives Don Zimmerman a haircut in her studio inside Sola Salon Studios on Friday in Mill Creek. On Monday, the state ordered all salons closed for at least two weeks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

No more pretty hair or feet: COVID-19 closes beauty salons

Cosmetology in the time of coronavirus pandemic halted as non-essential services. No tattoos, either.

HoneyComb Salon owner Julia Barbee gives Don Zimmerman a haircut in her studio inside Sola Salon Studios on Friday in Mill Creek. On Monday, the state ordered all salons closed for at least two weeks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Many trials suspended in Snohomish County due to COVID-19

Many trials suspended in Snohomish County due to COVID-19

People don’t have to report to jury duty, and defendants will have a longer wait.

Many trials suspended in Snohomish County due to COVID-19
COVID-19 halts snowy fun at Crystal, Snoqualmie and Stevens

COVID-19 halts snowy fun at Crystal, Snoqualmie and Stevens

Crystal Mountain and Stevens Pass are both closed due to coronavirus concerns starting Sunday.

COVID-19 halts snowy fun at Crystal, Snoqualmie and Stevens
2-week cruise led to 4-week quarantine for Marysville woman

2-week cruise led to 4-week quarantine for Marysville woman

Susan Anabel was trapped on a cruise ship with 3,700 people, 4,800 miles from home.

2-week cruise led to 4-week quarantine for Marysville woman
Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Monroe prison

Two units in the Washington State Reformatory have been quarantined. Visitations are on hold.

Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
2 more coronavirus deaths in Snohomish County

2 more coronavirus deaths in Snohomish County

Both victims were in their 80s. One was connected to a Stanwood care home. The other was not.

2 more coronavirus deaths in Snohomish County
Coronavirus sparks rush on toilet paper — and condoms?

Coronavirus sparks rush on toilet paper — and condoms?

Stock the pantry and medicine cabinet, and get things to entertain the family and pets for 14 days.

Coronavirus sparks rush on toilet paper — and condoms?