Ian Davis-Leonard

Marysville School Districts' McKinney-Vento & Foster Care Liaison Deanna Bashour (left to right) Andrea Wyatt, Larisa Koenig and Rosemary Peterson on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A new haven of help for homeless students in Marysville

“You name it, if they need it, we’ve got it,” says the Connections Center’s foster care liaison.

 

Norton Playfield, a three-acre play field owned by Housing Hope on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Vote nears on Housing Hope’s Everett playfield project

The Everett City Council will deliberate Wednesday on the multi-family, supportive housing proposal.

 

Kathryn Lewandowski (left) and Keith Wagoner

Incumbent faces third-party foe in 39th District Senate race

Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, is opposed by Progressive Kathryn Lewandowsky of Arlington.

 

Liam Frisinger, 7, has his shoe pulled by his grandmothers' dog Sadie while playing in a large puddle leftover from heavy rains at Boxcar Park on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Wind knocks out power but will diminish by Wednesday

Tuesday afternoon some 12,000 customers were without electricity, the PUD said.

Liam Frisinger, 7, has his shoe pulled by his grandmothers' dog Sadie while playing in a large puddle leftover from heavy rains at Boxcar Park on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Top (L-R): Emily Wicks, Bert Johnson. Right (L-R): David Wiley, Mike Sells.

Incumbents face challengers in races for the 38th District

Two seats in the state House representing parts of Everett and Marysville are up for grabs.

Top (L-R): Emily Wicks, Bert Johnson. Right (L-R): David Wiley, Mike Sells.
Newly certified teacher Shana Brown assists a student with a Zoom meeting, while overseeing a class of seven students, in the former warehouse space at Malicious Women Candles on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For some Snohomish County kids, a warehouse is a schoolhouse

Employers made space for students to attend virtual classes on-site. But at least one learning pod had to shut down.

Newly certified teacher Shana Brown assists a student with a Zoom meeting, while overseeing a class of seven students, in the former warehouse space at Malicious Women Candles on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Volunteers await the next grouping a cars Friday morning at the Faith Food Bank at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett on October 9, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Friendly faces and free food at the Faith Food Bank

Friday food distributions at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett serve about 1,600 people each week.

Volunteers await the next grouping a cars Friday morning at the Faith Food Bank at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett on October 9, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A post shared to John Kartak's personal Facebook page.

Kartak apologizes for post promoting running over protesters

Snohomish Mayor John Kartak claimed he mistook the meaning of a meme about “peaceful protests.”

A post shared to John Kartak's personal Facebook page.
Vandals attempted to pry open a mail collection box on Hoyt Avenue in north Everett resulting in it being labelled "Out of Order." (Ian Davis-Leonard / The Herald)

Vandalism results in removal of two Everett mail boxes

A Postal official said new boxes have been ordered, but there was no timeline for installation.

Vandals attempted to pry open a mail collection box on Hoyt Avenue in north Everett resulting in it being labelled "Out of Order." (Ian Davis-Leonard / The Herald)

Hot button issue: Stores ask employees to remove ‘BLM’ pins

Workers say Fred Meyer and QFC stores have banned “Black Lives Matter” buttons at work.

Suicide Prevention Month a reminder that help is available

Online or by phone, resources are widely accessible as millions struggle with mental health.

Housing Hope’s playfield proposal splits planning commission

After a 3-3 vote on the land-use changes, no recommendation will be given to the Everett City Council.

EvCC group’s Empowerment Lunch connects community virtually

The event was the first for EvCC’s American Association for Women at Community Colleges chapter.

Historic commission opposes zoning change for playfield plan

By a 6-2 vote, the commission advised against Housing Hope’s rezoning efforts on Norton Ave.

Many more searches and rescues: First responders are busy

The sheriff’s office this year has had 330 calls for search and rescue in Snohomish County.

More than half of county ballots arrived via drop boxes

More than 56% of voters used a drop box this August. The county auditor expects more use this fall.

County unemployment decreases to 8.8% as state mark stalls

A state economist said Washington’s slight jobless rise conveys the delicate nature of the situation.

Tight races in 10th District forecast competitive November

Three Republicans won in the primary including Bill Bruch defeating Rep. Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor.

For WSU med students, it begins with white coats, big dreams

Amid COVID precautions, drive-thru ceremony in Everett Friday recognized hard work behind and ahead.

Piper Hounsel, 7, (left) shares a laugh with her brother Weston Hounsel, Friday afternoon in the waters off Howarth Park in Everett on August 14, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The heat is on, and officials urge responsible recreation

The Snohomish County parks director recommends having a plan B in case your first choice is too crowded.

Piper Hounsel, 7, (left) shares a laugh with her brother Weston Hounsel, Friday afternoon in the waters off Howarth Park in Everett on August 14, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)