Ian Davis-Leonard

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.

 

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.

 

In this image from video, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)

Washington lawmakers explain why they voted to impeach Trump

Nine of Washington’s 10 U.S. representatives supported impeachment. Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted no.

In this image from video, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
Steve Brown blows on a kudu horn as he and about 200 other President Trump supporters rally in the parking lot of the 112th Street Park and Ride on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Brown referred to the horn as a Shofar, meaning "Victory". (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Aggrieved Trump supporters rally in Everett and Olympia

About 200 turned out for a rally at a park-and-ride in Everett, which was followed by a parade of vehicles.

Steve Brown blows on a kudu horn as he and about 200 other President Trump supporters rally in the parking lot of the 112th Street Park and Ride on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Brown referred to the horn as a Shofar, meaning "Victory". (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Britt Morgan, left, who manages the Scriber Creek Apartments and twin sister Rachel Morgan, who manages the Madison Way Apartments on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Britt Morgan, left, who manages the Scriber Creek Apartments and twin sister Rachel Morgan, who manages the Madison Way Apartments on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Amid pandemic, 2020 was an historic year for unemployment

After record joblessness last April, Snohomish County has a long road back to a pre-pandemic economy.

Sofia Samoyoa takes a photograph with a commemorative ribbon as the first car passengers to use the new Mukilteo ferry terminal offload on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Mukilteo ferry terminal makes a much anticipated debut

The $187 million project, which opened Tuesday evening, replaces a 63-year-old terminal nearby.

Sofia Samoyoa takes a photograph with a commemorative ribbon as the first car passengers to use the new Mukilteo ferry terminal offload on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Ferry passengers watch as logs are moved after a semitruck hauling large logs spilled its cargo on the ramp of the Edmonds ferry terminal, stranding the ferry Spokane at the dock, on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. Approximately 80 cars and passengers waited for hours for the logs to be cleared. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Truck spills a load of big logs on the ferry ramp in Edmonds

The MV Spokane was stranded by the accident, which disrupted schedules between Edmonds and Kingston.

Ferry passengers watch as logs are moved after a semitruck hauling large logs spilled its cargo on the ramp of the Edmonds ferry terminal, stranding the ferry Spokane at the dock, on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. Approximately 80 cars and passengers waited for hours for the logs to be cleared. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Tenants, landlords are pondering alternatives to eviction

The Eviction Resolution Program brings parties together to prevent a wave of displacement.

Volunteer Kevin Boldt and Jennifer Chapman direct shopping carts full of food outside at the Marysville Community Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 in Marysville, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snohomish County food banks fill stomaches, hearts

“It’s a lot of people to feed.” Community food banks prepare to supplement needs this holiday season.

Volunteer Kevin Boldt and Jennifer Chapman direct shopping carts full of food outside at the Marysville Community Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 in Marysville, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jack Arends, 64, of Everett, the lone elector from Snohomish County on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

His health in decline, elector was grateful to cast his vote

Jack Arends of Everett doesn’t know how long his heart will last, but he was determined to fulfill his duty.

Jack Arends, 64, of Everett, the lone elector from Snohomish County on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Oxford Saloon owner Craig Swanson takes the orders of customers dinning outdoors along First Street on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Oxford Saloon owner Craig Swanson takes the orders of customers dinning outdoors along First Street on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sarah Calvo pours icing on to a cinnamon roll at the Maltby Cafe while Kylie King checks take out orders on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Maltby, Washington. A GoFundMe fundraising page continues to grow, raising more than $80,000 from 1,200 people in just a few days. Owners Tana Baumler and Sandra Albright thought they were going to closed before the website donations made them pause their decision. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Miracle in Maltby: Community support saves small-town cafe

Owners of the Maltby Cafe feared closure, but a wave of business and donations has thwarted the end.

Sarah Calvo pours icing on to a cinnamon roll at the Maltby Cafe while Kylie King checks take out orders on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Maltby, Washington. A GoFundMe fundraising page continues to grow, raising more than $80,000 from 1,200 people in just a few days. Owners Tana Baumler and Sandra Albright thought they were going to closed before the website donations made them pause their decision. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Julie Copeland, center, with her daughters Lillian, 11, Naomi, 7 and son, Michah, 9 with their dog Pippin, 3, outside of Mary's Place on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Burien, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A family of 6 pitched tent in Forest Park — then help arrived

Everett’s innovative team of a police officer and a social worker aided them in their time of greatest need.

Julie Copeland, center, with her daughters Lillian, 11, Naomi, 7 and son, Michah, 9 with their dog Pippin, 3, outside of Mary's Place on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Burien, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A memorial for Tulalip Tribal Police officer Charlie Cortez at the Tulalip Marina on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Tulalip, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tribute to Tulalip officer grows during a quiet holiday week

As the search for Charlie Cortez continued, a memorial at the Tulalip marina collected well-wishes.

A memorial for Tulalip Tribal Police officer Charlie Cortez at the Tulalip Marina on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Tulalip, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Volunteers load a car with food during a drive-through event for families in need called the “Colors of Fall” at the Darrington Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Darrington, Washington. Stops along the drive-thru provided hand sanitizer, masks, food boxes, assistance information for those that need help with early learning, utilities, mental health, etc.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

In Darrington, anyone in need got a turkey and the fixings

“Colors of Fall” distributed food and resources to more than 200 cars on Monday.

Volunteers load a car with food during a drive-through event for families in need called the “Colors of Fall” at the Darrington Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Darrington, Washington. Stops along the drive-thru provided hand sanitizer, masks, food boxes, assistance information for those that need help with early learning, utilities, mental health, etc.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Bothell pilot, 73, dies in plane crash north of Arlington

Ronald Borovec, a longtime aviation enthusiast, was active in the Experimental Aircraft Association.

As COVID spreads, Snohomish County jury trials stopped again

Trials in District Court could resume in a month. Superior Court jury trials are on hold until 2021.

Server Kelly King talks with diners Suzan Nettleship, Bill Zama and Rodger Scheibner as they enjoy a last meal inside, before restrictions take place, at Sol Food on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Businesses brace for another round of COVID restrictions

They survived the closures in the spring but worry about what lies ahead as the infection spreads.

Server Kelly King talks with diners Suzan Nettleship, Bill Zama and Rodger Scheibner as they enjoy a last meal inside, before restrictions take place, at Sol Food on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)