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Performers joust during the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire at Sky Meadows Park in Snohomish, Washington, on Sunday, Aug. 06, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Royalty and revelry: The spirit of the Renaissance comes to Monroe

The annual Renaissance fair will open its doors every weekend from July 20 to Aug. 18

 

Cash is used for a purchase at Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Edmonds, Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Everett’s rival minimum wage proposals: Second group submits signatures

Supporters from Raise the Wage Responsibly said their proposal strikes a balance between employees and employers.

 

Alyvia Nguyen, 8, climbs on leaf shaped steps at the new Corcoran Memorial Park playground on Friday, July 12, 2024 in Bothell, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Bothell-area park ‘could not be a more fitting dedication’

In 2019, Jim Corcoran donated $1.5 million worth of land to become a public park. He died before he could see it completed.

 

Susan Davison smiles in the shaded section of her yard in front of a quilt titled Dancing Dahlias on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sewing meets sowing: Mukilteo hobbyists unite for Garden and Quilt Tour

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, while supplies last. The last three iterations have sold out.

Susan Davison smiles in the shaded section of her yard in front of a quilt titled Dancing Dahlias on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett Housing Authority is asking for city approval for its proposed development of 16 acres of land currently occupied by the vacant Baker Heights public housing development on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett council locks in building heights for Park District

After months of negotiation, the council approved on Wednesday the 1,500-home project with buildings as high as 12 stories.

Everett Housing Authority is asking for city approval for its proposed development of 16 acres of land currently occupied by the vacant Baker Heights public housing development on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Members of “Everett Deserves a Raise” group turn in their signed patients to the the clerk at City Hall on Thursday, July 11, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett minimum wage initiative submits signatures to get on ballot

Meanwhile, another group is leading a campaign for a similar local measure, but with a few notable differences.

Members of “Everett Deserves a Raise” group turn in their signed patients to the the clerk at City Hall on Thursday, July 11, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Pilchuck River flows a few miles downstream from the location of a fish habitat restoration project along SR 92 on Friday, July 5, 2024, near Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Project aims to restore fish habitat to the Pilchuck River

A $633,000 state project to restore along Highway 92 in the Pilchuck River will commence Monday.

The Pilchuck River flows a few miles downstream from the location of a fish habitat restoration project along SR 92 on Friday, July 5, 2024, near Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Oliver Fitting, 8, (left to right) Armon Desta, 11, and Capri Fitting, 9, and Hermela Desta, 12, close their eyes and brace for a large rush of water to be dumped on them at Hazel Miller Spray Park on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County braces for its own heat wave

It’s about to get much warmer here for the next several days. The good news: Air quality should improve sooner than later.

Oliver Fitting, 8, (left to right) Armon Desta, 11, and Capri Fitting, 9, and Hermela Desta, 12, close their eyes and brace for a large rush of water to be dumped on them at Hazel Miller Spray Park on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Oliver Fitting, 8, (left to right) Armon Desta, 11, and Capri Fitting, 9, and Hermela Desta, 12, close their eyes and brace for a large rush of water to be dumped on them at Hazel Miller Spray Park on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Fourth of July heat wave to bring highs in 90s, stoking wildfire fears

Your party may be fire, but the forest shouldn’t be. Firefighters offered advice to stay safe on a cooker of a week.

Oliver Fitting, 8, (left to right) Armon Desta, 11, and Capri Fitting, 9, and Hermela Desta, 12, close their eyes and brace for a large rush of water to be dumped on them at Hazel Miller Spray Park on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Kindergartner Maereg Andualem (left) checks out a carrot while fellow classmate Alex Shim helps himself to some dressing during lunchtime at Lynndale Elementary School in Lynnwood on Thursday, Nov. 30.

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Schools offer free summer meals for Snohomish County kids

Here’s where to get breakfast or lunch for your little ones while school is out from July to September.

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Kindergartner Maereg Andualem (left) checks out a carrot while fellow classmate Alex Shim helps himself to some dressing during lunchtime at Lynndale Elementary School in Lynnwood on Thursday, Nov. 30.

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Captain Kristi Schooley navigates the Jetty Island ferry to the dock at while toting passengers to and fro on Friday, July 7, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jetty Island ferry reservations open for the summer

Tickets are $3 on Wednesday and Thursday and $5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Captain Kristi Schooley navigates the Jetty Island ferry to the dock at while toting passengers to and fro on Friday, July 7, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Woman gets 3 months for Lynnwood DUI crash that injured driver

“Yes, I am normally a good driver when I drink but it did play a major factor in it,” the defendant admitted after the crash.

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People walk along the waterfront in front of South Fork Bakery at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 11, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett port announces $15.2M contract for new restaurant buildings

Last week, the Port of Everett Commission chose Faber Construction for the project. The buildings will add to the port’s “Restaurant Row.”

People walk along the waterfront in front of South Fork Bakery at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 11, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)