Andrea Brown

Mom-and-pop shop hits the jackpot for selling a $12M ticket

When a player wins Lotto, the retailer also wins — in this case $122,000 for the little Brier Grocery.

Protest shows solidarity for native Hawaiians vs. telescope

Mauna Kea’s summit is held as sacred. A rally near Tulalip drew attention to native rights.

Mukilteo musical chairs: 12 in the race for 4 council seats

Candidates for city council known for theatrics include newbies, incumbents and a former mayor.

Tweens go to head of the class for summer school gig

A four-week session teaching third graders: “It’s a free ticket to actually being entertained.”

Who let the pigs out? Peoples Bank, stashed with $30

Find a plastic bank and share the wealth. Pigs in Paradise starts Aug. 1 at seven local branches.

Eve Dietrich, 82, of Bothell, was one of 480,000 households selected to answer the mandatory 2019 Census Test. Half of those surveyed were asked the U.S. citizenship question, including Dietrich, who was born in London but has lived in the U.S. since her 20s. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Are you a U.S. citizen? Census asked a select few 240,000

The 2020 question was blocked, but a Bothell woman was among those required by law to answer it.

Eve Dietrich, 82, of Bothell, was one of 480,000 households selected to answer the mandatory 2019 Census Test. Half of those surveyed were asked the U.S. citizenship question, including Dietrich, who was born in London but has lived in the U.S. since her 20s. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Destiny Miner, 20, reacts as William Mobley, 22, tries to make an apostrophe but gets the number 8 while trying to type on a manual typewriter on Colby Avenue in Everett as part of the city’s annual Word on the Street interactive art project. Neither had used a manual typewriter before sitting down to type. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Clack-ding-zip! The typewriters are back @ street corners

Get pecking. They’re rolling away on Aug. 6. Snap a pic and text about it.

Destiny Miner, 20, reacts as William Mobley, 22, tries to make an apostrophe but gets the number 8 while trying to type on a manual typewriter on Colby Avenue in Everett as part of the city’s annual Word on the Street interactive art project. Neither had used a manual typewriter before sitting down to type. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Aquafest is three-day party on the Lake Stevens waterfront

The annual shindig rocks with dancing dinos, corndogs and family fun. Take a dip at the new beach.

Edmonds Bakery keeps making ‘Build the Wall’ cookies

The baker also ices “Secure Borders” on treats and he’s hearing plenty from fans and foes.

Holy steeple! Tiny chapel on U.S. 2 a sacred stop since 1962

Respite, weddings, un-immaculate conceptions are part of the legacy of the miniature Wayside Chapel.

That $12.2 million Lotto winner in Brier finally surfaced

The winner of the largest state Lotto jackpot in years wants to remain anonymous.

Members of the Ivy Five and some friends play at the Edmonds home of Gary Ostlund (second from right on trumpet) on July 12, 2019. In 1956, five guys from Everett Junior High started a combo band, the Ivy Five, to play in the school talent show and played through high school. Those who live locally still get together to play regularly. On this date, Karner Trethewey (right, on trombone) was visiting from California. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Revive of the Ivy Five, a band started in 1956 junior high

63 years later, the jazz combo begun in Everett plays on. “We’re in it for the friendship…”

Members of the Ivy Five and some friends play at the Edmonds home of Gary Ostlund (second from right on trumpet) on July 12, 2019. In 1956, five guys from Everett Junior High started a combo band, the Ivy Five, to play in the school talent show and played through high school. Those who live locally still get together to play regularly. On this date, Karner Trethewey (right, on trombone) was visiting from California. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Can the little guy survive the Lake Stevens Costco?

Turners Grocery has loyal customers, but the owner knows the general store’s days could be numbered.

Dig it! Old bones, new brews pair for fossil fun in Monroe

FossilEra, an online dinosaur bone retailer, will have a public showing with Dreadnought Brewery.

His toaster opens a portal to other dimensions

Tim Ellis, 39, does weekly episodes of the improv comedy sci-fi that’s out of this world.

Camp with cadavers was eye-opener for Monroe teen, 15

Gary Colver learned about health careers at Na-ha-shnee for Native American students.

Meet the new executive editor of The Daily Herald

Phillip O’Connor, a Midwest transplant, has covered many beats and brings 34 years of newsroom know-how.

Are ferry fare hikes fair? Tell the state your view

Until July 29, you can weigh in on the proposed across-the-board increases through an online survey

The mayor’s flashy parade car is more than a patriotic ride

Grateful for citizenship, he offers his 1958 Mercedes-Benz convertible for the Edmonds July 4th ride.

Am I muscular or just fat? Find out in the back of a truck

Get tanked in the fat-mobile. Fork over $49, dip in warm water, hold your nose, blow like a fish.