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The Days Inn on Everett Mall Way, which Snohomish County is set to purchase and convert into emergency housing, is seen Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

County OKs hotel-shelter purchases, won’t require drug treatment

Snohomish County Councilmember Nate Nehring efforts failed to delay the vote and failed to require residents to get addiction treatment.

 

Doctor Thomas Robey sits in a courtyard at Providence Regional Medical Center on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘It’d be a miracle’: Providence tests new treatment for meth addiction

Monoclonal antibodies could lead to the first drug designed to fight meth addiction. Everett was chosen due to its high meth use.

 

The Days Inn on Everett Mall Way, which Snohomish County is set to purchase and convert into emergency housing, is seen Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Days Inn near Everett Mall chosen as new $10.8M homeless shelter

The county plans to buy and transform more hotels soon. The County Council will hear public comment Aug. 17.

 

Jon Elmgren, president of the Everett Rock Club, talks with two club members while out searching for olivine and other minerals on Saturday, July 22, 2022, along the Nooksack River near Deming, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett rockhounds dig in for shiny, rare, ‘ugly as sin’ treasure

This club has been around for 83 years. They’ll tell you what rocks their world — and how to identify “leaverite.”

Jon Elmgren, president of the Everett Rock Club, talks with two club members while out searching for olivine and other minerals on Saturday, July 22, 2022, along the Nooksack River near Deming, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Olesia Tanasiichuk talks about the challenges of uprooting from Ukraine with her mother and two daughters at their new home in Snohomish, Washington on July 25, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

As hundreds of Ukrainian refugees arrive, locals open their doors

“I’ve never seen this kind of need in my career,” said Van Dinh-Kuno, of Everett-based Refugee Immigrant Services Northwest.

Olesia Tanasiichuk talks about the challenges of uprooting from Ukraine with her mother and two daughters at their new home in Snohomish, Washington on July 25, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Biome Borneo, a conservation themed board game made out of shrooms and fishing net. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A local board game made of mushrooms? Sure, sounds fungi

A Stanwood trio plans to launch their first board game, using fungi and recycled materials to teach about Borneo rainforests.

Biome Borneo, a conservation themed board game made out of shrooms and fishing net. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Young children play basketball in front of the Funko store during Everett 3on3 Saturday, July 9, 2022, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

3-on-3 basketball tourney takes over Everett

The inaugural outdoor basketball competition continues today. Watch teams such as Bánh Mì Boyz, Father’s Yacht and Pink Fluffy Unicorns play on.

Young children play basketball in front of the Funko store during Everett 3on3 Saturday, July 9, 2022, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney speaks during a public safety town hall meeting Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at the Marysville Opera House in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Sheriff: Years of crime data ‘inaccurate’

Sheriff Adam Fortney told County Council his team has been working for years to fix faulty data from as far back as 2016.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney speaks during a public safety town hall meeting Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at the Marysville Opera House in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Alissa Long gets a group photo of some of the graduates during a Second Chance Foundation graduation party on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

These grads have something ‘priceless’: Degrees and lived experience

Meet three women whose degrees are just as valuable as their experience with addiction, incarceration and homelessness.

Alissa Long gets a group photo of some of the graduates during a Second Chance Foundation graduation party on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Mike Kersey with Aiya Moore, daughter of Christina Anderson, right, talk about the condition of Nick’s Place in Everett, Washington on June 17, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘We’re all good people when we get clean and sober’

Who has fentanyl taken from us? A messenger who saved lives. A “street mom.” A grandpa who loved his grandkids “999 trillion times.”

Mike Kersey with Aiya Moore, daughter of Christina Anderson, right, talk about the condition of Nick’s Place in Everett, Washington on June 17, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)

With influx of patients, Everett hospital’s ER is overwhelmed

Providence set up a command center and diverted resources. A nurse said we’re watching “the collapse of health care.”

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)
James Lewis

New health officer worked closely with Snohomish County in pandemic

The outgoing health officer has “nothing but confidence” in his successor. The two say they had similar approaches to COVID.

James Lewis
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County Council OKs creation of new public health agency

After a unanimous vote, the Snohomish Health District is set to become part of county government.

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John Merrell outside of his current sober living housing on Thursday, May 26, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Inside the fight over Suboxone, a life-saving drug with stigma

Doctors say the medication is vital to fend off an onslaught of overdoses. Yet in recovery circles, there’s resistance.

John Merrell outside of his current sober living housing on Thursday, May 26, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cathy Clark tallies Vaux’s swifts as they fly into the chimney at Frank Wagner Elementary School on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Swifts descend by the thousands in Monroe — but who’s counting?

Vaux’s swifts are back in town. Armed with pencils and scrap paper, volunteers count thousands at a time.

Cathy Clark tallies Vaux’s swifts as they fly into the chimney at Frank Wagner Elementary School on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Nate Nehring (left) and Sam Low.

Snohomish County’s LGBTQ Pride proclamation gets no GOP support

Councilmember Nate Nehring said it would violate his “personal conscience” by “celebrating particular lifestyles.”

Nate Nehring (left) and Sam Low.
Assistant Secretary of Health Michele Roberts (left) and Health Secretary Umair Shah.

As COVID trends up again, officials ‘strongly recommend’ masks

There are no new mandates in Washington or Snohomish County. But “we really have an opportunity to get ahead of this.”

Assistant Secretary of Health Michele Roberts (left) and Health Secretary Umair Shah.
Britney Barber, owner of Everett Improv. Barber performs a shows based on cuttings from The Everett Herald. Photographed in Everett, Washington on May 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cut this paper up and have a laugh at Everett Improv

The troupe’s new recurring “Boozie Newzie” show is based off clippings from The Daily Herald. Meta, dude.

Britney Barber, owner of Everett Improv. Barber performs a shows based on cuttings from The Everett Herald. Photographed in Everett, Washington on May 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Be it soul or punk or ‘southern-fried rock-n-roll,’ this fest has it all

Yes, Digable Planets will be at Everett’s Fisherman’s Village fest, but here’s a peek at some acts you might not know.

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Jeremy DeBardi of Steel Beans in the nostalgic alleyway behind Tony V’s on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Local bands prep ‘fermented’ and ‘avant-garde’ tunes for Fisherman’s Fest

“My heart just bleeds for this (expletive) town,” said Jeremy DeBardi, of the Everett multi-genre supergroup Steel Beans.

Jeremy DeBardi of Steel Beans in the nostalgic alleyway behind Tony V’s on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)