Ian Davis-Leonard

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)
Melanie Evans outside of the Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center where she received her Quality Assurance Certificate on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With industries in flux, retraining gives workers options

Edmonds College and Everett Community College report increases of workers interested in education.

Melanie Evans outside of the Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center where she received her Quality Assurance Certificate on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Dustin Grant carries a package after picking it up outside the closed Darrington Post Office on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in Darrington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Darrington post office’s limited access has residents peeved

Officials offered no timeline for repairs saying the building’s landlord is responsible for the work.

Dustin Grant carries a package after picking it up outside the closed Darrington Post Office on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in Darrington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Liz Vogeli

Everett councilmember turned failed housing vote into song

Liz Vogeli lets lyrics describe disappointment after a housing proposal for homeless students was rejected.

Liz Vogeli

Republican candidates make gains in 10th District races

Sen. Ron Muzzall leads by 600 votes and Greg Gilday trails Democrat Angie Homola by only 120 votes.

Crews spent close to 24 hours rescuing a woman with serious injuries from the woods east of Darrington last week. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20201029

Remote mountain rescue in rain, sleet took nearly 24 hours

Finding the woman, who suffered serious injuries near Darrington while trail running, was the easy part.

Crews spent close to 24 hours rescuing a woman with serious injuries from the woods east of Darrington last week. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20201029
Inside the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino's open floor that will contain 1,500 slot machines on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Tulalip, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

An early 2021 opening is in the cards for new Tulalip casino

The 126,700-square-foot Quil Ceda Creek Casino will replace the current one across the road.

Inside the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino's open floor that will contain 1,500 slot machines on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Tulalip, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An artist's rendering of plans for development of a three-acre playfield leased by Housing Hope in Everett. (Housing Hope) 20200724

Everett council rejects supportive housing plan at playfield

Housing Hope’s plan to develop the field, to house homeless students and their families, failed by a 4-2 vote.

An artist's rendering of plans for development of a three-acre playfield leased by Housing Hope in Everett. (Housing Hope) 20200724
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.

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)
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.

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

Kathryn Lewandowski (left) and Keith Wagoner
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)