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John Lundin went on a 90-minute test dive to the bottom of Puget Sound in 2019 on the OceanGate submersible Cyclops as an invited guest. Lundin owns Bluewater Organic Distilling and was a business neighbor and friend to OceanGate and CEO Stockton Rush. (Photo courtesy John Lundin)

‘Pitch-black’: Everett man recalls 2019 dive in an OceanGate sub

Bluewater Distilling owner John Lundin said Stockton Rush was “kind of our own local Elon Musk character.”

John Lundin went on a 90-minute test dive to the bottom of Puget Sound in 2019 on the OceanGate submersible Cyclops as an invited guest. Lundin owns Bluewater Organic Distilling and was a business neighbor and friend to OceanGate and CEO Stockton Rush. (Photo courtesy John Lundin)
OceanGate's office and warehouse at the Port of Everett on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

OceanGate’s neighbors, used to privacy, thrust into the spotlight

The tenants at the Port of Everett Waterfront Center wait for news on missing submersible.

OceanGate's office and warehouse at the Port of Everett on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
The flagpole at the home of Doug Blay and Tim Pfahl flag pole at their home in Everett. They’ve had nine Pride flags stolen from their yard over two years. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Despite 9 Pride flag thefts, Everett couple remains undaunted

Doug Blay flies his rainbow flag to promote acceptance and understanding.

The flagpole at the home of Doug Blay and Tim Pfahl flag pole at their home in Everett. They’ve had nine Pride flags stolen from their yard over two years. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A ferry heads out from Mukilteo towards Clinton during the evening commute Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

How much is that ferry ride going to cost in October?

The public is encouraged to speak up now, in person or online, to be heard about the fare increase starting Oct. 1.

A ferry heads out from Mukilteo towards Clinton during the evening commute Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
This undated photo provided by OceanGate Expeditions in June 2021 shows the company's Titan submersible. A massive search and rescue operation is underway to find the vessel that went missing Sunday on a trip to view the wreckage of the Titan. (OceanGate Expeditions via AP)

UPDATE: Underwater noises detected in search for missing submersible

The rescue mission has intensified for OceanGate Expedition’s deep-sea craft headed for the Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean.

This undated photo provided by OceanGate Expeditions in June 2021 shows the company's Titan submersible. A massive search and rescue operation is underway to find the vessel that went missing Sunday on a trip to view the wreckage of the Titan. (OceanGate Expeditions via AP)
The OceanGate submersible that explored the Titanic was on view at the Port of Everett in December. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett-based OceanGate deep-sea craft, crew missing in Atlantic Ocean

The submersible vessel, which carries people to view the wreckage of the Titanic, has been missing since Sunday.

The OceanGate submersible that explored the Titanic was on view at the Port of Everett in December. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Chelsea Bridges Wagner, 35, practices calligraphy at her home in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

The art of writing: Snohomish calligrapher brings an ancient art to modern artwork

Cursive may be a dying art, but Chelsea Bridges Wagner keeps words beautiful.

Chelsea Bridges Wagner, 35, practices calligraphy at her home in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Jim Freeman stands inside the 1928 Milwaukee Road railroad car, moved to the island by ferry from Kirkland in 1979, on Apr. 20, 2016 in Freeland. “I’ve got 625 square feet, counting everything,” he said. Freeman, 74, known as the Conductor of Fun, died June 19, 2022. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Celebrate the life of Jim Freeman, Whidbey Island’s ‘Conductor of Fun’

Saturday’s event will remember the man known for “comedic genius, community spirit, kindness and generosity.”

Jim Freeman stands inside the 1928 Milwaukee Road railroad car, moved to the island by ferry from Kirkland in 1979, on Apr. 20, 2016 in Freeland. “I’ve got 625 square feet, counting everything,” he said. Freeman, 74, known as the Conductor of Fun, died June 19, 2022. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Challenger Elementary 3rd grade teacher Ian Brown holds his comic book “I Hate Math” in his classroom Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Everett, Washington. Brown wrote and illustrated the book while on a roughly half-year sabbatical from teaching duties. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett teacher’s ‘I Hate Math’ comic book is based on a true story

Instead of torturing his third grade students with math, Ian Brown is trying to make it funny and fanciful.

Challenger Elementary 3rd grade teacher Ian Brown holds his comic book “I Hate Math” in his classroom Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Everett, Washington. Brown wrote and illustrated the book while on a roughly half-year sabbatical from teaching duties. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Multiple signs at Boxcar Park alert park users to a ban on kites at the park “effective immediately” on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett’s Boxcar Park cuts strings with kite flyers due to power lines

Safety is the reason for the ban at the park with the perfect breeze for kite flying.

Multiple signs at Boxcar Park alert park users to a ban on kites at the park “effective immediately” on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Ciscoe Morris, a longtime horticulturist and gardening expert, will speak at Sorticulture. (Photo provided by Sorticulture)

Get your Sorticulture on: Garden festival returns to downtown Everett

It’s a chance to shop, dance, get gardening tips, throw an axe and look through a big kaleidoscope. Admission is free.

Ciscoe Morris, a longtime horticulturist and gardening expert, will speak at Sorticulture. (Photo provided by Sorticulture)
Twin sisters Lyndsay Lamb (left) and Leslie Davis (right), co-hosts of HGTV's Unsellable Houses. (Photo provided)

Meet and greet HGTV’s ‘Unsellable Houses’ twin sister stars in Snohomish on Friday

Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis have made Lamb & Co. a #twinwin home-selling, home-goods brand.

Twin sisters Lyndsay Lamb (left) and Leslie Davis (right), co-hosts of HGTV's Unsellable Houses. (Photo provided)
Dave "Bronco" Erickson stands next to the pink-and-purple 1991 Subaru Justy hatchback “Pork Chop Express” car that he is seeking to re-home for $500. The car has been on Whidbey Island for years, mainly as yard art. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

For sale: Whidbey’s fabled ‘Pork Chop Express’ gets great smileage

Asking price is $500 for the 1991 Subaru Justy, a three-cylinder econobox with 65K miles and a transmission as rare as hen’s teeth.

Dave "Bronco" Erickson stands next to the pink-and-purple 1991 Subaru Justy hatchback “Pork Chop Express” car that he is seeking to re-home for $500. The car has been on Whidbey Island for years, mainly as yard art. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
The M/V Puyallup docks at the Edmonds waterfront on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 in Edmonds. The ferry along with the passenger loading walkway were struck by lightning last week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tune in for virtual meeting on Edmonds-Kingston ferry

The series of Washington State Ferries meetings are for updates and public comment. A recording is available online.

The M/V Puyallup docks at the Edmonds waterfront on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 in Edmonds. The ferry along with the passenger loading walkway were struck by lightning last week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang smiles while trying a Diamond Knot Tot on Thursday, May 18, 2023 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Police chief departing Mukilteo after 20 years, 322 Yelp reviews

When he’s not keeping the city safe, Cheol Kang moonlights as an “elite” dining reviewer. He’s also known for his haircuts.

Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang smiles while trying a Diamond Knot Tot on Thursday, May 18, 2023 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Ashley Morrison, left, and her mother Cindi Morrison. (Photo provided by Cindi Morrison)

Everett’s ‘Youngest Old Cat Lady’ legacy continues after death

On social media, Ashley Morrison, 31, formed a worldwide community to talk about cats and mental health. Her mom wants to keep it going.

Ashley Morrison, left, and her mother Cindi Morrison. (Photo provided by Cindi Morrison)
Students arriving off the bus get in line to score some waffles during a free pancake and waffle breakfast at Lowell Elementary School on Friday, May 26, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

800 free pancakes at Everett’s Lowell Elementary feed the masses

The annual breakfast was started to connect the community and the school, as well as to get people to interact.

Students arriving off the bus get in line to score some waffles during a free pancake and waffle breakfast at Lowell Elementary School on Friday, May 26, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Thousands walk the streets of downtown Everett with cameras in hand for return of Cruzin’ to Colby Monday afternoon in Everett, Washington on May 28, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett’s Cruzin’ to Colby car show is ‘place to play on Memorial Day’

And it’s free! Last year’s event drew 50,000 people downtown to see hundreds of gleaming hot rods and cool cars.

Thousands walk the streets of downtown Everett with cameras in hand for return of Cruzin’ to Colby Monday afternoon in Everett, Washington on May 28, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Firearm discovered by TSA officers at Paine Field Thursday morning, May 11, 2023, during routine X-ray screening at the security checkpoint. (Transportation Security Administration)

3 guns caught by TSA at Paine Field this month — all loaded

Simple travel advice: Unpack before you pack to make sure there’s not a gun in your carry-on.

Firearm discovered by TSA officers at Paine Field Thursday morning, May 11, 2023, during routine X-ray screening at the security checkpoint. (Transportation Security Administration)
Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Ferries, fares and facts: Mukilteo-Clinton ferry is virtual meeting topic

Edmonds-Kingston is the topic June 1 in a series of Washington State Ferries meetings for updates and public comment.

Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)