Andrea Brown

This ambulance has gone to the dogs, and the occasional cat

This ambulance has gone to the dogs, and the occasional cat

South Whidbey Animal Clinic vets primped up a 2007 Nissan Xterra for house calls and other services.

This ambulance has gone to the dogs, and the occasional cat
Check your lottery tickets: You could be rich (or less poor)

Check your lottery tickets: You could be rich (or less poor)

There are dozens of prizes worth millions unclaimed. Winners have 180 days from draw date.

Check your lottery tickets: You could be rich (or less poor)
Quarantini time! New state rule allows cocktails to-go

Quarantini time! New state rule allows cocktails to-go

Enjoy a margarita or a Manhattan with lunch or dinner to go. At Buck’s in Everett, you keep the mason jar.

Quarantini time! New state rule allows cocktails to-go
State says stop, but this Snohomish barber keeps cutting

State says stop, but this Snohomish barber keeps cutting

Martin felt emboldened by Sheriff Fortney, whose office later served him a cease and desist order.

State says stop, but this Snohomish barber keeps cutting
COVID dress code: Keep your germs, cover your face in style

COVID dress code: Keep your germs, cover your face in style

Face masks make a fashion statement. It’s the dress code for Costco and now the White House.

COVID dress code: Keep your germs, cover your face in style
Governor to Snohomish barber refusing order: Cut it out

Governor to Snohomish barber refusing order: Cut it out

Bob Martin estimated he’s done 150 haircuts, without gloves, since defying an order to close amid COVID-19.

Governor to Snohomish barber refusing order: Cut it out
Everybody knows Gary, a QFC checker on the front lines

Everybody knows Gary, a QFC checker on the front lines

He was honored in the “2 minutes of gratitude” Mukilteo parade for COVID-19 heros. He rode his bike.

Everybody knows Gary, a QFC checker on the front lines
Next year’s flu season could pack double punch with COVID-19

Next year’s flu season could pack double punch with COVID-19

The push will be strong in the fall for flu shots, in the event the coronavirus pandemic comes back.

Next year’s flu season could pack double punch with COVID-19
Costco shoppers, you gotta wear masks starting Monday

Costco shoppers, you gotta wear masks starting Monday

Whole Foods will offer free masks at the entrance and is “requesting” customers cover their faces.

Costco shoppers, you gotta wear masks starting Monday
From the boardroom to the bedroom, Zoom is everywhere

From the boardroom to the bedroom, Zoom is everywhere

Smile — and wear pants. Virtual meetups can show too-candid moments if you’re not careful.

From the boardroom to the bedroom, Zoom is everywhere
Stimulus checks are going for guns, guitars and ganja
Stimulus checks are going for guns, guitars and ganja
Inside Everett care home hit hard by COVID-19, life goes on

Inside Everett care home hit hard by COVID-19, life goes on

Michael O’Donnell, 81, is upbeat. He likes the room service. But good friends were among the COVID-19 deaths.

Inside Everett care home hit hard by COVID-19, life goes on
That hospital nurse on the COVID frontline is my son-in-law
That hospital nurse on the COVID frontline is my son-in-law
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