Eric Stevick

Everett School District Superintendent Gary Cohn poses in front of Everett High School on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 in Everett, Wa. Cohn is retiring after 39 years in education. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett superintendent to retire at end of the school year

During Gary Cohn’s tenure, the district made steady progress toward improving graduation rates.

Everett School District Superintendent Gary Cohn poses in front of Everett High School on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 in Everett, Wa. Cohn is retiring after 39 years in education. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
This 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

Snohomish Health District: Up to 80,000 misusing opioids

A new study also estimates as many as 10,000 county residents are addicted to opioids.

This 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

3 pedestrians have died on I-5 in recent months

Mental health issues or intoxication are sometimes factors when people try to cross the freeway.

A lesson learned: It’s never too late to say thank you

Forty-three years later, she had no idea if her letter would reach the teacher who believed in her.

Drug task force, feds take down large trafficking operation

Detectives seized heroin, meth and cocaine and believe they arrested the leaders of the ring.

William Earl Talbott II enters the courtroom at the Skagit County Community Justice Center before entering a plea of not guilty for the 1987 murder of Tanya Van Cuylenborg, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Mount Vernon, Wash. New DNA technology has led to the arrest of Talbott, 55, in the killing of a young Canadian couple in Washington state more than three decades ago, police said. (Charles Biles/Skagit Valley Herald via AP)

Judge sets bail at $2.5 million in 1987 double-homicide

The brother of one of the victims urged a judge against releasing William Talbott before his trial.

William Earl Talbott II enters the courtroom at the Skagit County Community Justice Center before entering a plea of not guilty for the 1987 murder of Tanya Van Cuylenborg, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Mount Vernon, Wash. New DNA technology has led to the arrest of Talbott, 55, in the killing of a young Canadian couple in Washington state more than three decades ago, police said. (Charles Biles/Skagit Valley Herald via AP)

They want people to remember what happened on Highway 530

A grassroots campaign seeks to name part of the road the Oso Memorial Highway.

Meet Tambark Creek. Everett has a new kid on the block

The school district’s 18th elementary campus is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

Flimflam man posing as FBI agent gets 5 year prison sentence

The Lake Stevens man used fake credentials of famous fictional and real people to commit his crimes.

Sixth-graders: We have fun, meet cool people, improve grades

A pilot tutor program at Olympic View Middle School believes “our job is to get rid of Ds and Fs.”

Woman who served time for vehicular assault arrested on DUI

Lab tests found the woman had consumed oxycodone, cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy.

Snohomish PUD crews join California wildfire recovery effort

“We all want to do our part to help,” said Keith Ellison, one of 18 local utility workers deployed.

He said he was going for a walk and hasn’t been seen since

Matthew Fitch vanished Oct. 29 after strolling from his Whidbey Island home.

Costly lesson: Phony cops scam Edmonds man out of $27,000

It was an elaborate ruse with fake police caller ID phone numbers to get him to transfer money.

Prosecutors confirm they won’t seek death in Talbott case

The state Supreme Court found the death penalty unconstitutional. Trial expected in 2019 in slayings.

Ex-con with violent past arrested after GPS bracelet is cut

Jeff Barth was convicted of kidnapping in the 2002 case of a Marysville woman who was shot to death.

Bookkeeper pleads guilty after $2M embezzled from Everett biz

Prosecutors allege the Mount Vernon woman stole from the roofing company between 2008 and 2014.

It’s unusual for November to be this dry and cold

A change in the weather, albeit a temporary one, appears to be on the way.

Elaine Noble Reas leans into her father, William Franklin Noble, in this photo from about 1940. Reas learned a lot about her dad from letters he wrote in 1918, when he was on the front lines of World War I. Reas, 87, recently wrote tributes about her father and two relatives who fought in World War II. She hopes other people will do the same to preserve the stories of veterans before the opportunity is lost.

Armistice Day: A lot to learn from reading dad’s WW I letters

A Lynnwood woman is taking the time to write beautiful essays about the veterans she loved.

Elaine Noble Reas leans into her father, William Franklin Noble, in this photo from about 1940. Reas learned a lot about her dad from letters he wrote in 1918, when he was on the front lines of World War I. Reas, 87, recently wrote tributes about her father and two relatives who fought in World War II. She hopes other people will do the same to preserve the stories of veterans before the opportunity is lost.

Judge considering fate of new firearm storage law in Edmonds

An NRA lawsuit says the city cannot regulate guns. Edmonds lawyers say the challenge is premature.