Jerry Cornfield

Elementary students are preparing to return to classrooms

Stanwood is already teaching kindergartners on campus. Sultan and Arlington will soon follow suit.


Lake Stevens council makes the mayor a full-time job

First-year Mayor Brett Gailey, who retired from Everett PD this year, could land a six-figure salary


Fortney: Group pushing to defund police is behind recall

At a rally in Olympia, the Snohomish County sheriff vowed to stay positive as he defended his record.


Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State Supreme Court clears way for 2nd Fortney recall bid

Justices say the sheriff’s rehiring of deputies fired for misconduct can be included on petitions.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

What to know as a school year without precedent begins

Grades will be given and roll taken. There will be recess and passing time between online classes.

Upon further review, state puts I-5 on-ramp back on schedule

WSDOT says it crunched the numbers again: An interchange at Highway 529 and I-5 will be built as planned.

Spread of coronavirus continues to slow in Snohomish County

The latest tally shows a decrease in the infection rate — to almost half of what it was during a surge in July.

School’s back in session but learning will be from a distance

Pandemic is forcing all Snohomish County public schools to begin the year with remote learning

EvCC again buying on Broadway with Everett Eagles purchase

The college will pay $2.1 million for property that has been a home of the fraternal order since 2005.

A scary thing happened on her way to sign waving in Snohomish

Candidate April Berg suffered a broken back and fractured ribs in a head-on crash on Election Day.

Edmonds teachers and district at odds over school schedule

Teachers want more prep time than the district is offering. A mediator will try to resolve the dispute.

Local delegates adjust to the unconventional conventions

It’s not the same, but Democrats and Republicans are participating with laptop computers and TVs.

‘We can learn from Slade’s life’: Gorton touched many here

Snohomish County politicians admired his ability to listen and willingness to reach across the aisle.

Postmaster general pauses plan for overhauling mail delivery

AG Ferguson sues, alleging the U.S. Postal Service leader acted without following federal law.

County’s voter turnout for primary election hit 50-year high

Election officials certified results Tuesday. A late surge pushed turnout to the best showing since 1964.

GOP lawmakers want special session; Dems say what’s the rush

Republicans want to tackle a deficit. Gov. Jay Inslee and other Dems are waiting to see what Congress does.

A levy failure pushes Lakewood to cut spending, tap reserves

Among other cuts, the district plans to axe a school resource officer and leave vacant jobs unfilled.

Bond defeat scuttles plans for Everett school improvements

The continuing pandemic and recession likely were factors in the district’s second bond setback in three years.

Local Black leaders: Harris is blazing new trail in politics

They say the Democratic vice-presidential candidate will crack open a door long shut to women of color.

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

That includes Snohomish County. But the he backs reopening elementaries in counties with low infection rates.