Ian Davis-Leonard

A construction worker works on the roof line of  apartments under construction in the 1600 block of E. Marine View Drive on Friday, April 24, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

It has been one volatile year in the county’s job market

A 2.8% unemployment rate skyrocketed to 19.3% before easing toward recovery in the past 12 months.

 

Renee Deierling attaches crystals to the reclaimed era chandelier Friday afternoon at the Carnegie Library in Snohomish on March 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Restored Carnegie library in Snohomish is nearing a debut

The $2.7 million project modernized the 110-year-old building and preserved historic details.

 

In places like Stanwood, Phase 3 gives reason for optimism

Restaurants have welcomed the increased seating capacity, longer alcohol service and larger groups.

 

The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, Monday, March 24, 2014, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

7 years ago: ‘We waved hello, not realizing it was a goodbye’

Forty-three people perished in the 2014 Oso mudslide. On Monday, the community gathered again.

The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, Monday, March 24, 2014, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A customer walks away after buying a hot dog from a vendor  on 33rd St and Smith Street near the Everett Station on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in Everett, Wa. The Everett Station District Alliance pictures the area east of Broadway and south of Hewitt Ave.  as a future neighborhood and transit hub that could absorb expected population growth. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett City Council passes ‘no sit, no lie’ law in 5-1 vote

It affects an area around a homeless shelter but won’t take effect until a village of small shelters is opened.

A customer walks away after buying a hot dog from a vendor  on 33rd St and Smith Street near the Everett Station on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in Everett, Wa. The Everett Station District Alliance pictures the area east of Broadway and south of Hewitt Ave.  as a future neighborhood and transit hub that could absorb expected population growth. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
People experiencing homelessness camping on Smith Avenue Thursday afternoon in Everett on March 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Businesses and the homeless at odds over Everett ordinance

Even with a shelter village nearby, some say a limited “no-sit, no-lie” law would criminalize homelessness.

People experiencing homelessness camping on Smith Avenue Thursday afternoon in Everett on March 11, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Farmer Frog volunteer Amy Drackert helps load potatoes into cars on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Woodinville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

County wants non-profit food distributor to find a new home

Farmer Frog is operating on unleased land and could cause environmental harm, the county alleges.

Farmer Frog volunteer Amy Drackert helps load potatoes into cars on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Woodinville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People experiencing homelessness along Smith Avenue would need to find a new area to live if the Everett City Council passes a no-sit, no-lie ordinance. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Public speaks out against Everett’s ‘no-sit, no-lie’ proposal

The ordinance would target homeless people near the site of a proposed village of small shelter dwellings.

People experiencing homelessness along Smith Avenue would need to find a new area to live if the Everett City Council passes a no-sit, no-lie ordinance. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Maryville Getchell High School students Madison Dawson, left, Kaden Vongsa and Jenasis Lee, who made a presentation to their school board discussing mental health, lack of resources and personal stories of their peers mental health struggles. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Students plead for better mental health support from schools

Three Marysville Getchell seniors want more counselors and improved training for staff.

Maryville Getchell High School students Madison Dawson, left, Kaden Vongsa and Jenasis Lee, who made a presentation to their school board discussing mental health, lack of resources and personal stories of their peers mental health struggles. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Gerry Betz makes bread at his home Saturday morning in Everett on February 20, 2021. Betz is the Community Loaves coordinator of the Everett Hub. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hobbyists and pros bake homemade bread to donate in Everett

Community Loaves delivers the fresh goods to groups helping those who are experiencing food insecurity.

Gerry Betz makes bread at his home Saturday morning in Everett on February 20, 2021. Betz is the Community Loaves coordinator of the Everett Hub. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Alma Lopez watches her son Eric Blanquet working through school work Friday afternoon in Lake Stevens on February 19, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Waiting for unemployment check: ‘Your case is being processed’

Washington’s imperfect ID verification system has stalled payments for people who need it.

Alma Lopez watches her son Eric Blanquet working through school work Friday afternoon in Lake Stevens on February 19, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Shianne Shelton, left, and Jennifer Smith, right, prep sandwich lunches to be delivered to the volunteers the the Arlington Airport COVID-19 vaccination site on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A brown-bag reprieve for Arlington workers issuing vaccines

With about 1,400 people to vaccinate a day, lunch from Everett’s Kindred Kitchen was a welcome break last week.

Shianne Shelton, left, and Jennifer Smith, right, prep sandwich lunches to be delivered to the volunteers the the Arlington Airport COVID-19 vaccination site on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Renderings of new apartments at Twin Peaks Landing in Marysville.
(Courtesy of Dykeman Architects)

Lakefront low-income housing expanding in Marysville

Phase two of the development at Twin Lakes Landing will add 60 units to the Housing Hope property.

Renderings of new apartments at Twin Peaks Landing in Marysville.
(Courtesy of Dykeman Architects)
People gather outside of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino during the grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Tulalip, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tulalip Tribes open the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino

The 126,700-square-foot, $125 million building replaces the old “Q” that began as a bingo hall in 1983.

People gather outside of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino during the grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Tulalip, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jason Thompson

Former director guilty of theft from feral cat-spay clinic

Jason Thompson pleaded guilty to stealing more than $61,000 to fund a gambling addiction.

Jason Thompson
Ken Turpin struggles to fit a box of PPE into the front compartment of his RV-8 plane as another pilot taxies to the runway as pilots deliver supplies to Native American tribes in Washington from the Arlington Airport on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. More than 35,000 pounds of necessities were flown by volunteers to Native American tribes in all corners of Washington. It’s a unique partnership between a tribal support network and about 100 local pilots, delivering resources while also training for an even worse crisis. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Small planes and generous pilots deliver food and PPE

A partnership at the Arlington airport is taking supplies to tribes while prepping for a big earthquake.

Ken Turpin struggles to fit a box of PPE into the front compartment of his RV-8 plane as another pilot taxies to the runway as pilots deliver supplies to Native American tribes in Washington from the Arlington Airport on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. More than 35,000 pounds of necessities were flown by volunteers to Native American tribes in all corners of Washington. It’s a unique partnership between a tribal support network and about 100 local pilots, delivering resources while also training for an even worse crisis. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lake Stevens School District employee caught in card misuse

The woman spent almost $50,000 on personal goods, according to a report from the state auditor’s office.

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, speaks to thousands during his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in Washington. A new documentary “MLK/FBI,” shows how FBI director J. Edgar Hoover used the full force of his federal law enforcement agency to attack King and his progressive, nonviolent cause. That included wiretaps, blackmail and informers, trying to find dirt on King. (AP Photo/File)

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a time of tumult

Community leaders Daria Willis and April Berg are finding new ways to honor King during COVID-19.

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, speaks to thousands during his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in Washington. A new documentary “MLK/FBI,” shows how FBI director J. Edgar Hoover used the full force of his federal law enforcement agency to attack King and his progressive, nonviolent cause. That included wiretaps, blackmail and informers, trying to find dirt on King. (AP Photo/File)

County leaders push state to move up in vaccination phases

In a letter to Gov. Inslee, they are seeking the authority to begin vaccinating more people.

Snohomish Delivers concierge Sarah Dylan Jensen picks up tea from Everything Tea on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A Snohomish service brings goods from the store to your door

Developed by the city, Snohomish Delivers encourages online shoppers to look local. And it’s free.

Snohomish Delivers concierge Sarah Dylan Jensen picks up tea from Everything Tea on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)