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Parolee accused of raping stranger on way to work in Everett

Bail set at $250,000 for James Spitzer, who served time for a shootout with a Nevada sheriff’s sergeant in 2011.

 

An artist's rendering of the USS Constellation, the first of a new class of frigate which the Navy will homeport in Everett. (Fincantieri Marine Group via. U.S. Navy) 20210604

New frigates could bring other improvements to Everett base

Local leaders say the Navy’s decision to locate 12 frigates in Everett bodes well for the base’s future.

 

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (April 2, 2021) A cross-warfare center team, including Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, is developing a total ship Frigate Readiness Assessment Model (FRAM) for the new Constellation-class frigate, FFG 62, which is nearing completion of the design phase. The FRAM will leverage digital tools to predict the ship’s readiness prior to departure on its first mission. (Artist rendering courtesy of Fincantieri Marine Group)

Navy picks Everett as homeport for new class of frigates

The first 12 Constellation-class ships will be based here. The first is under construction.

 

Daughters Erin Van Ry, (left) Jennifer Parks listens their mother Kathy Parks addresses the court with Nanci Bidondo (far right) as Thursday afternoon at the Snohomish County Building on May 13, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arsonist who killed a firefighter in 1987 gets 10 years

Gary Parks died in the inferno at Everett Community College. Elmer Nash, now 47, was 12 when he lit the match.

Daughters Erin Van Ry, (left) Jennifer Parks listens their mother Kathy Parks addresses the court with Nanci Bidondo (far right) as Thursday afternoon at the Snohomish County Building on May 13, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kathy Parks reaches out to hold Bruce Hansen's hand after his statement during Elmer Nash's sentencing hearing, that Nash failed to show up to, at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arsonist skips sentencing for 1987 Everett firefighter death

A judge issued a warrant Friday for Elmer Nash, who admitted to setting the EvCC fire that killed Gary Parks.

Kathy Parks reaches out to hold Bruce Hansen's hand after his statement during Elmer Nash's sentencing hearing, that Nash failed to show up to, at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Video footage shows a male suspect throwing what appears to be a glass bottle with an ignited fabric or paper wick (i.e., a “Molotov cocktail” device) through the open driver’s side door of a police vehicle on May 30, 2020. (United States Department of Justice)

Prison for Edmonds man who threw Molotov cocktails

A judge sentenced Kelly Jackson, 21, to more than three years for his actions at a Seattle protest last year.

Video footage shows a male suspect throwing what appears to be a glass bottle with an ignited fabric or paper wick (i.e., a “Molotov cocktail” device) through the open driver’s side door of a police vehicle on May 30, 2020. (United States Department of Justice)

Man dead, another arrested after shooting on bus in Everett

Police said the passenger, 33, of Snohomish, was in an altercation with the suspect, 22, of Lake Stevens.

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President William Howard Taft visits in front of Everett High in 1911.
The main building at  Everett High School opened to classes on January 31, 1910.  An all-class high reunion is set for this Saturday.

Six presidents have visited Snohomish County over the years

And some presidents-to-be also dropped by.

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President William Howard Taft visits in front of Everett High in 1911.
The main building at  Everett High School opened to classes on January 31, 1910.  An all-class high reunion is set for this Saturday.
Dan Hutchinson (right), Dick Cardinal (center), and Ron Thorvilson. (Lakewood School District)

Big losses in a small school district: 3 teachers remembered

Ron Thorvilson, Dan Hutchinson and Dick Cardinal, who all recently died, were fixtures in Lakewood schools.

Dan Hutchinson (right), Dick Cardinal (center), and Ron Thorvilson. (Lakewood School District)
Peggy Jahn recovered from COVID-19, spending three weeks on a ventilator, and now walks 10,000 steps a day at her home on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. Jahn was one of Snohomish County’s early cases. Admitted March 14, she spent 42 days at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Once on a ventilator, she’s testament to life after COVID

Peggy Jahn spent six weeks in the hospital. These days, she’s climbing a ladder to paint the bedroom.

Peggy Jahn recovered from COVID-19, spending three weeks on a ventilator, and now walks 10,000 steps a day at her home on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. Jahn was one of Snohomish County’s early cases. Admitted March 14, she spent 42 days at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
U.S. Capitol Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

‘Stop this now’: Congressional delegation takes cover in D.C.

Members from Washington tweeted from inside the Capitol after pro-Trump demonstrators invaded.

U.S. Capitol Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Congressman Rick Larsen tests positive for COVID-19

The 2nd District Democrat said he isn’t experiencing any symptoms and is in quarantine.

House Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

COVID isn’t stopping drive to expand Providence autism center

The need is great and fundraising continues, even without the annual Festival of Trees this year.

Members of Washington's Electoral College and other officials stand for the Pledge of Allegiance before casting their votes in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

They made the Electoral College real to hundreds of students

Cascade High School teachers wanted students to see first-hand America’s system of choosing the president.

Members of Washington's Electoral College and other officials stand for the Pledge of Allegiance before casting their votes in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Everett Community College anthropology instructor Cynthia Clarke. (Everett Community College) 20201123

EvCC mourns the loss of a strong-willed instructor

Cynthia Clarke taught anthropology while raising money for student programs and scholarships.

Everett Community College anthropology instructor Cynthia Clarke. (Everett Community College) 20201123

Snohomish insurance agent accused of stealing $750k

She pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday and faces a January trial date.

Bail set at $1 million in homicide outside Tulalip casino

The Spanaway man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, who had a medical condition.

Ballot drop box in Mill Creek hit by truck

The box was damaged Friday. Ballots inside will be counted. Officials gave other dropoff options.

Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)

Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)
Snohomish County ahead of the curve on the 2020 Census

Snohomish County ahead of the curve on the 2020 Census

As the clock ticks on the Census, the response rate in the state is above the national average.

Snohomish County ahead of the curve on the 2020 Census