Eric Stevick

Days before Christmas, fire displaces 20 people in Everett

Firefighters don’t know yet what caused the big nighttime blaze at Colby Square Apartments.

Gunshot victim: It wasn’t about sex, it was during a back rub

He tells a different story than the woman, who is a suspected escort charged in his attack.

Community boards are taking on school truancy

Support and follow-through, not punishment, seems to be more effective at keeping kids in school.

Ballot includes proposals for more than $700M for schools

Most districts are asking for program and operation levies to replace ones that are expiring.

Woman reportedly tells trooper she ‘ruined her high’

The suspected allegedly admitted to shooting up heroin while driving on I-5.

What draws so many Snohomish County students to UW Bothell?

Lynnwood, Everett and Mill Creek students account for much of the school’s growing enrollment.

Seat filled on Darrington School Board — finally

Dave Holmer, a former superintendent and high school principal, defeated Jennie Requa by three votes.

In the school lunch line, self esteem can be expensive

When students can’t pay, most schools offer a free stigma sandwich. But not in the Edmonds district.

American Cancer Society volunteers are partners in the fight

They hold hands, point the way to resources and do whatever is needed for patients and families.

Sno-Isle Libraries will have to make cuts or go to voters

The board soon will decide whether to reduce services by $2 million or go to the ballot.

Everett Mayor-elect Cassie Franklin names transition team

The panel of 55 residents and community leaders is being asked to provide input on the city.

With remaining ballot counted, Darrington has a winner

Turns out that ballot wasn’t marked for a very-tight school board race. Dave Holmer appears to have won.

Stillaguamish River crests; more flooding depends on rain

Rising water created problems along the Snohomish and Skykomish rivers, too. Landslides are possible.

As police closed in, 2 heavily armed pot-shop robbers fled

Cops surrounded the place in Mountlake Terrace. The suspects were tracked by dogs and apprehended nearby.

Darrington School Board race might come down to a coin flip

With a one-vote difference, a single ballot in Skagit County remains to be counted.

Serving “the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind” a calling

Dan’l Markham now connects the Everett Gospel Mission with churches on issues surrounding poverty.

In this ‘voter intent’ state, even problematic ballots matter

Some have artwork or commentary. Some are not filled out correctly. But (almost) all of them count.

Snohomish Public Works Signal Technician/Electrician Jason Hendershot picks up a broken stop signal on the intersection of Seattle Hill Road and 35th Ave NE, after a tree fell, taking out the signal, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 in Mill Creek, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Windstorm felled trees and cut power to 45,000 customers

Several hundred were still without electricity Tuesday. Winds have subsided, but more rain is expected.

Snohomish Public Works Signal Technician/Electrician Jason Hendershot picks up a broken stop signal on the intersection of Seattle Hill Road and 35th Ave NE, after a tree fell, taking out the signal, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 in Mill Creek, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Mountlake Terrace voters handily backing new civic campus

The $12.5 million measure funds a new City Hall next to the police station.

Take your earbuds out and greet the veterans among us

There are 230 of them at UW Bothell, where they and other students planted hundreds of U.S. flags.