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Theft and neglect: Marysville adult home owner pleads guilty

Savitri Devi won’t spend time in jail, but the case of Abode Senior Care isn’t closed.

Marysville firefighters Chris Burnette (left) and Chris Lytle (right) were part of the crew vaccinating people at the Arlington Airport on Wednesday. Marysville Fire District is part of the Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce working to get communities vaccinated. (Sue Misao / The Herald) 210331

Snohomish County fire unions rail against vaccine mandate

Local departments are far from 100% vaccinated. Unions claim the mandate will thin the ranks.

Marysville firefighters Chris Burnette (left) and Chris Lytle (right) were part of the crew vaccinating people at the Arlington Airport on Wednesday. Marysville Fire District is part of the Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce working to get communities vaccinated. (Sue Misao / The Herald) 210331

Everett man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

He demanded she leave the apartment, then changed his mind. They had been together seven months.

In this Aug. 22, 20121, image provided by the U.S. Air Force, service members prepare to board evacuees onto a C-17 Globemaster lll on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the U.S. State Department in the departure of U.S. and allied civilian personnel from Afghanistan, and to evacuate Afghan allies to safety. (Airman 1st Class Kylie Barrow/U.S. Air Force via AP)

County expects 1,200 Afghans to settle here in coming months

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers called the effort to help them a “moral obligation.”

In this Aug. 22, 20121, image provided by the U.S. Air Force, service members prepare to board evacuees onto a C-17 Globemaster lll on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the U.S. State Department in the departure of U.S. and allied civilian personnel from Afghanistan, and to evacuate Afghan allies to safety. (Airman 1st Class Kylie Barrow/U.S. Air Force via AP)
Chief Anthony Strowder kisses his wife Anika, while holding his children Idris and Naiem, after walking off the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, after its docks at Naval Station Everett on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  The destroyer will be homeported in Everett  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

USS John Paul Jones arrives at a new home, in Everett

The move from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, brings a crew of about 330 to Snohomish County.

Chief Anthony Strowder kisses his wife Anika, while holding his children Idris and Naiem, after walking off the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, after its docks at Naval Station Everett on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  The destroyer will be homeported in Everett  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Drew James, an veteran who was was among the U.S. Army’s first 10,000 soldiers with boots on the ground in Afghanistan, at the VFW Post 2100 on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Out of war-ending chaos comes a wave of new Americans

A newly arrived Afghan immigrant and U.S. veterans of the war there are anxiously watching developments.

Drew James, an veteran who was was among the U.S. Army’s first 10,000 soldiers with boots on the ground in Afghanistan, at the VFW Post 2100 on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Court upholds conviction of attorney who stole from client

Helga Kahr was the client’s guardian. She stole $280,673 from him to pay off her mortgage.

Case dismissed for Marysville man accused of killing mother

After three stays at a psychiatric hospital, Nathan Granum was still not competent to stand trial.

A child kicks water in a large puddle at Walter E. Hall Park on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe at 98 degrees? It will be toasty through Saturday

But meteorologists say this week’s heatwave won’t be as intense as the one in late June.

A child kicks water in a large puddle at Walter E. Hall Park on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lynnwood police are getting body cameras

The City Council approved $530,000 to buy the cameras and hire a staffer to handle record-keeping.

Everett Community College settled a lawsuit for $150,000 with a former employee who claimed she was discriminated against in 2019. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

EvCC pays $150,000 to settle terminated employee’s lawsuit

A former security sergeant asked the college for disability accommodations before she was let go.

Everett Community College settled a lawsuit for $150,000 with a former employee who claimed she was discriminated against in 2019. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
In this photo Jesse Owens leads the race during heat 3 of the 200m quarter final. From the left we see Lee Orr of Canada and Karl Neckermann of Germany. (Photo Courtesy of the Monroe Historical Society)

Museum honors Monroe sprinter who ran with Jesse Owens

As Adolph Hitler watched, Lee Orr placed fifth in the 200 meters at the Berlin Olympics.

In this photo Jesse Owens leads the race during heat 3 of the 200m quarter final. From the left we see Lee Orr of Canada and Karl Neckermann of Germany. (Photo Courtesy of the Monroe Historical Society)

3 Snohomish County men convicted in major fentanyl case

They got the drugs from China, made pills and distributed thousands. They now face prison.

Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727

Woman left alone for 3 hours at Lynnwood Jail killed herself

In her final hours, officers didn’t check on Tirhas Tesfatsion as required by policy, an investigation found.

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Certified Peer Counselor sets up her office in the new 32-bed behavioral and substance abuse facility at the Denny Juvenile Justice Center on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The facility opens on Monday for patients. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

32-bed substance abuse treatment center opens in Everett

A remodeled youth detention center will host the county’s first inpatient facility for low-income people.

Certified Peer Counselor sets up her office in the new 32-bed behavioral and substance abuse facility at the Denny Juvenile Justice Center on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The facility opens on Monday for patients. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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‘Endangered’ Marysville toddler missing for almost 3 weeks

Jorge Ponte picked up his son for a scheduled visit July 10. Then they disappeared.

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Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727

State AG says it can’t investigate Lynnwood Jail death

Tirhas Tesfatsion’s family pushed Lynnwood leaders for an independent inquiry. Her death was ruled a suicide.

Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727
Family, friends and supporters gather in the quest for answers in the death of Tirhas Tesfatsion on July 13 during a protest rally Monday afternoon at the Lynnwood City Hall on July 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood council agrees to ask AG to investigate jail death

At a rally Monday evening, Tirhas Tesfatsion’s family called for answers in her July 13 death.

Family, friends and supporters gather in the quest for answers in the death of Tirhas Tesfatsion on July 13 during a protest rally Monday afternoon at the Lynnwood City Hall on July 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Sunset Falls cascades down past the existing fish ladder along the Skykomish River east of Index, February 4, 2014.
Photo taken 20140214

Deaths of two in Skykomish River brings safety to forefront

The men were reportedly not wearing life jackets or helmets when they went tubing Saturday.

Mark Mulligan / The Herald
Sunset Falls cascades down past the existing fish ladder along the Skykomish River east of Index, February 4, 2014.
Photo taken 20140214
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James Snow hugs his mother Ruth Perin after unveiling a tile in honor of his brother Peter John Snow, who was killed by a drunk driver in 1994.  Thirteen new names were added to the DUI victims memorial wall during the ceremony in McCollum Park, Thursday.
Photo taken 090172015

DUI Victims Memorial Wall moving to county government campus

The McCollum Park wall had deteriorated over the years with vandalism and nearby garbage.

Genna Martin / The Herald
James Snow hugs his mother Ruth Perin after unveiling a tile in honor of his brother Peter John Snow, who was killed by a drunk driver in 1994.  Thirteen new names were added to the DUI victims memorial wall during the ceremony in McCollum Park, Thursday.
Photo taken 090172015