Isabella Breda

The cover of the 1988 Marysville Pilchuck High School yearbook. 20211214

On harm of Native mascots, Marysville has a homegrown expert

Stephanie Fryberg graduated from the school, home of the Tomahawks — for now. She’s a leading researcher on Native representation.

The cover of the 1988 Marysville Pilchuck High School yearbook. 20211214
Tulalip drummers and singers make their way down to the water to greet the king salmon as it is carried back to the longhouse during Salmon Ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Back in our home’: Tulalips celebrate Salmon Ceremony return

Over 100 people gathered to welcome the King Salmon on Saturday after two years of pandemic.

Tulalip drummers and singers make their way down to the water to greet the king salmon as it is carried back to the longhouse during Salmon Ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Tony Hatch coaches wrestling practice at Marysville Pilchuck High School on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Conflicted’ feelings in Tulalip: School mascot ‘Tomahawks’ to stay

A state law change fanned a year of debate over whether the mascot is offensive. Tulalip elders tended to support it.

Tony Hatch coaches wrestling practice at Marysville Pilchuck High School on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Q&A: ‘Hard choices’ for new Marysville superintendent amid $13.5M in cuts

Zachary Robbins takes the helm of a district reeling from controversies and budget cuts. Yet he’s feeling “encouraged.”

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Edmonds mayor launches new system to curb staff ‘bullying’

Councilmember Susan Paine hopes the policy encourages the City Council to “be more introspective” when speaking to staff.

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The historical lands of western Washington Native American tribes. (Library of Congress) 20220531

Duwamish recognition fight underscores plight of treaty tribes

The Stillaguamish, Snohomish and other local tribes struggled for decades for federal recognition — and some are still struggling.

The historical lands of western Washington Native American tribes. (Library of Congress) 20220531
Liberty Elementary (top) and (bottom, L-R) 10th Street Middle, Cascade Elementary, Marysville-Getchell High and Shoultes Elementary schools. (Marysville School District)

Would Marysville’s school-clubs proposal be unconstitutional?

If approved, it would require parental consent for club participation, which some say could force LGBTQ kids to out themselves.

Liberty Elementary (top) and (bottom, L-R) 10th Street Middle, Cascade Elementary, Marysville-Getchell High and Shoultes Elementary schools. (Marysville School District)
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.

Zachary Robbins
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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.

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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.

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)
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)