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Zachary Robbins

Marysville superintendent could start a month early

A June start means Zachary Robbins could weigh in on a $13.5 million budget shortfall and a parental consent policy for clubs.

 

Marysville

Marysville to pay $3.5M to former students for alleged sex abuse

The district settled the lawsuit over incidents from the 1980s. Kurt Hollstein remained employed until June 2021.

 

Screenshot of April 5 Edmonds City Council meeting. Inset (L-R): Mayor Mike Nelson and council members Kristiana Johnson, Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Diane Buckshnis, Vivian Olson, Susan Paine and Laura Johnson. (City of Edmonds)

After long debate, Edmonds bans homeless people from living outside

The criminal law is unenforceable if no shelter is open within 35 miles. The City Council approved it over public outcry.

 

Indigenous children were forced by the U.S. government to attend the Tulalip Indian Boarding School, where conditions were harsh.  Harriette Shelton Dover, the subject of a 2019 film, started at the school at age 7 and graduated in 1922.
(Tulalip Tribes Hibulb Cultural Center)

Tulalip woman helped uncover dark history of Indian boarding schools

A long-awaited national report identified 53 graveyards where Indigenous students were buried. One federal school was at Tulalip.

Indigenous children were forced by the U.S. government to attend the Tulalip Indian Boarding School, where conditions were harsh.  Harriette Shelton Dover, the subject of a 2019 film, started at the school at age 7 and graduated in 1922.
(Tulalip Tribes Hibulb Cultural Center)
Liberty Elementary School. (Marysville School District)

Marysville School Board proposes parental consent to join LGBTQ clubs

The policy could force kids to out themselves, which could put them in danger in their homes, according to the ACLU.

Liberty Elementary School. (Marysville School District)
Everett High School student Soren Dellaguardia leads a walkout from the high school to North Middle School on Monday, May 9, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett High students walk out again to protest ‘rape culture’

Students marched through downtown Everett on Monday, saying little has changed since protests in December.

Everett High School student Soren Dellaguardia leads a walkout from the high school to North Middle School on Monday, May 9, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Taleen Enick, 15, holds a candle during a MMIW candlelight vigil at the Tulalip Gathering Hall on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tulalip candlelight vigil honors missing, murdered Native women

On reservations, “a lot of people just disappear and that’s it.” A vigil aimed to bring closure and understanding of the history.

Taleen Enick, 15, holds a candle during a MMIW candlelight vigil at the Tulalip Gathering Hall on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonds City Council held a virtual online special meeting Thursday to discuss the proposed ordinance that would ban occupying public spaces overnight. (City of Edmonds)

Edmonds council refines, but again doesn’t vote on, public camping ban

Councilmembers tried to address public concerns at a meeting Thursday. Meanwhile, officials weighed in from nearby cities.

Edmonds City Council held a virtual online special meeting Thursday to discuss the proposed ordinance that would ban occupying public spaces overnight. (City of Edmonds)
Pamela Bond shares the teaching during ‘A Day and Display of Remembrance for MMIWG2S’ at Edmonds Lutheran Church in Edmonds, Washington on May 4, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In Edmonds, red dresses represent a crisis of missing Native people

“I don’t want it to be accepted anymore,” said a teen who organized an installation of the Red Dress Project at an Edmonds church.

Pamela Bond shares the teaching during ‘A Day and Display of Remembrance for MMIWG2S’ at Edmonds Lutheran Church in Edmonds, Washington on May 4, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Edmonds council debates — but doesn’t vote on — public camping ban

Council members heard a stream of comments from people opposed to the ban Tuesday, then adjourned the meeting without a vote.

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Sibilings Michael, Crystal and Garry Larson outside of Everett High School on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With help, they made it, so Everett High alums pay it forward

Garry, Crystal and Michael Larson started a scholarship to help Black students and students who have been in foster care.

Sibilings Michael, Crystal and Garry Larson outside of Everett High School on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Ferne Violet Berg Ullestad holds hands of her family members while she sits are her table during her 100 year birthday celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marysville centenarian known by many for loving ‘unconditionally’

Ferne Ullestad turned 100 in April. She said over the years, Marysville has stayed the same at its core.

Ferne Violet Berg Ullestad holds hands of her family members while she sits are her table during her 100 year birthday celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Screenshot of April 5 Edmonds City Council meeting. Inset (L-R): Mayor Mike Nelson and council members Kristiana Johnson, Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Diane Buckshnis, Vivian Olson, Susan Paine and Laura Johnson. (City of Edmonds)

Edmonds ex-staffers say council ‘bullying’ pushed them out

The city has lost at least five department heads since 2019. Staffers say there is a general “lack of civility.”

Screenshot of April 5 Edmonds City Council meeting. Inset (L-R): Mayor Mike Nelson and council members Kristiana Johnson, Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Diane Buckshnis, Vivian Olson, Susan Paine and Laura Johnson. (City of Edmonds)
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Edmonds proposal would criminalize camping on public property

Under the ordinance, backed by two council members, unhoused people who don’t accept services could be fined — or arrested.

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Houses along 88th Drive SE visible from the Powerline Trail on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lake Stevens uses eminent domain to build new Powerline Trail

The city is taking residents to court over easements totaling over 21,000 square feet in two neighborhoods.

Houses along 88th Drive SE visible from the Powerline Trail on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Former public works site at 1201 Bonneville Ave is slated for affordable in housing in the Midtown District of Snohomish, Washington on April 21, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In ‘Midtown,’ Snohomish aims to balance small town flavor with growth

Building guidelines and affordability goals for the new district were sketched by a 13-person task force.

Former public works site at 1201 Bonneville Ave is slated for affordable in housing in the Midtown District of Snohomish, Washington on April 21, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson (left) and Brett Bass. Photos by Olivia Vanni and Andy Bronson

Justices: State law supersedes Edmonds gun storage requirement

The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday the city law — requiring gun owners to keep firearms locked up — can’t go into effect.

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson (left) and Brett Bass. Photos by Olivia Vanni and Andy Bronson
Mike Hopson

Arlington City Council member was ‘fighter for the underdogs’

Mike Hopson, 74, died Tuesday. He was sometimes a minority opinion on the council. “He wanted to help people,” his wife said.

Mike Hopson
Liberty Elementary School. (Marysville School District)

$16M in cuts loom if Marysville school funding measures fail

Two levies saw support of less than 45% of voters in February. Now, with proposed taxes decreased, the district is asking again.

Liberty Elementary School. (Marysville School District)
Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New alert system aims to bring home missing Indigenous people

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law creating the new system. Families of the missing and murdered say it’s a start.

Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)