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Alejandro Meza watches a video of the altercation he had with Gene Peterson on Community Transit bus during opening statements of his trial on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Murder trial opens for man who shot stranger on Everett bus

Alejandro Meza got into a fight with a passenger over drug use, he claimed. His attorneys say he acted in self-defense.

Alejandro Meza watches a video of the altercation he had with Gene Peterson on Community Transit bus during opening statements of his trial on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Edmonds school returns to remote learning after 26 COVID-19 cases

The Madrona K-8 school building was closed Tuesday due to the outbreak. It is expected to reopen Nov. 1.

2 years later, charges filed in ‘unusual’ deadly crash in Everett

Dakotah Allett, 27, crashed into two vehicles on the side of I-5, leaving one woman dead, the new charges say.

Executive Officer Joseph Gunta reaches out to hug his daughter Charlotte, 2, after arriving on the USS John S. McCain in Everett on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 24 years abroad, USS John S. McCain calls Everett home

The ship brings with it over 300 sailors and their families to the area from Yokosuka, Japan.

Executive Officer Joseph Gunta reaches out to hug his daughter Charlotte, 2, after arriving on the USS John S. McCain in Everett on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett firefighter who got cancer settles for $1.2M

It marks the end of a decade-long saga that started when Michael Weaver was diagnosed with melanoma in 2011.

Monroe High psychologist charged with illicit texts to girls

“We can deal with your age,” Lance Egli allegedly wrote. He acknowledged texting accounts of two girls, charges say.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit and volunteers from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue completed a 20-hour overnight rescue mission on Three Fingers Mountain at about 7 a.m. Monday. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office) 20211011

20-hour mission rescues 2 hikers on Three Fingers mountain

They were at an elevation of 6,800 feet when they alerted authorities they were stranded Sunday.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit and volunteers from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue completed a 20-hour overnight rescue mission on Three Fingers Mountain at about 7 a.m. Monday. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office) 20211011

Police: Monroe high school psychologist texted girls for sex

Lance Egli, 49, was arrested Friday for investigation of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Cars line up waiting to board the ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton on July 28. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

A third of ferry sailings cancelled due to crew shortages

Slashed service could persist in Mukilteo, Edmonds and elsewhere. It’s unprecedented, officials said.

Cars line up waiting to board the ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton on July 28. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
A thank you to healthcare workers at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is displayed on the skybridge at the medical center on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Vaccine compliance high among health care workers here

Providence reports 92%; Swedish 98%; EvergreenHealth in Monroe over 95%.

A thank you to healthcare workers at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is displayed on the skybridge at the medical center on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Caregiver accused of raping Everett woman with dementia

An employee found evidence of a sexual assault in an 81-year-old resident’s room in September.

Mike Fong (top left), Chief Recovery and Resilience Officer for Snohomish County; Jason Biermann (top right), Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management Director; and  Dr. Chris Spitters (bottom right), Snohomish Health District health officer, held a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday. (Snohomish County Health District)

Could another winter COVID-19 wave be on the way?

The top local health officer says vaccination is the primary way to avoid another coronavirus surge.

Mike Fong (top left), Chief Recovery and Resilience Officer for Snohomish County; Jason Biermann (top right), Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management Director; and  Dr. Chris Spitters (bottom right), Snohomish Health District health officer, held a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday. (Snohomish County Health District)

Police: Arlington teen threatened to bomb school

The 13-year-old told a Granite Falls Middle School student she was going to die.

An external audit listed over 100 recommendations, such as getting body cameras, minimizing excessive traffic stops and hiring more officers, for the Edmonds Police Department. (Edmonds Police Department)

Edmonds police audit suggests body cams, fewer traffic stops

The review comes as the Edmonds mayor hopes to “mold the next generation of our police force.”

An external audit listed over 100 recommendations, such as getting body cameras, minimizing excessive traffic stops and hiring more officers, for the Edmonds Police Department. (Edmonds Police Department)

Former Arlington Christian teacher sentenced for voyeurism

Stephen Clark Brown, 64, pleaded guilty. His sentence is 18 days in jail and a year of probation.

Lawsuit claims police raided the wrong apartment

Juan Alberto Castaneda Miranda was handcuffed by police looking for drugs in July 2018.

Police: Shark video played role in weed store robbery arrest

Two arrests have been made in connection with an August armed robbery of an Everett dispensary.

A Marysville Middle School teacher was asked to take down this display, including a Thin Blue Line flag and various images, after school administrators looked into a concern about its political meaning. (Contributed)

Marysville teacher told to take Thin Blue Line flag off wall

Is it comparable in educational value to a Black Lives Matter or Pride flag? The school district says no.

A Marysville Middle School teacher was asked to take down this display, including a Thin Blue Line flag and various images, after school administrators looked into a concern about its political meaning. (Contributed)
FILE - In this  Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 is shown at a one-day vaccination clinic set up in an Amazon.com facility in Seattle and operated by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Pfizer announced Wednesday, March 31, 2021 that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Almost 93% of county’s COVID deaths are among unvaccinated

Since the end of January, there have been 137 Snohomish County COVID deaths. Of those, 127 were unvaccinated.

FILE - In this  Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 is shown at a one-day vaccination clinic set up in an Amazon.com facility in Seattle and operated by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Pfizer announced Wednesday, March 31, 2021 that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Crews demolish the strip mall at 10th and Broadway, near the Washington State University Everett campus, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Crews started tearing down a strip mall Monday on property that will soon expand Everett Community College’s footprint across Broadway. The Cascade Learning Resource Center project will total 65,000 square feet. It will expand the college’s tutoring resources as well as house the library, writing center and other academic support programs. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Demolition begins to make way for EvCC learning center

The 65,000-square-foot project will expand the college’s tutoring resources. It’s set to open in April 2023.

Crews demolish the strip mall at 10th and Broadway, near the Washington State University Everett campus, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Crews started tearing down a strip mall Monday on property that will soon expand Everett Community College’s footprint across Broadway. The Cascade Learning Resource Center project will total 65,000 square feet. It will expand the college’s tutoring resources as well as house the library, writing center and other academic support programs. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)