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Mountlake Terrace fire kills 2, displaces at least six

Authorities responded to a townhouse that was “engulfed in flames” when fire units responded.

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Andrei Pocol, of Seattle, lights off a rocket he bought at Boom City on July 1, 2023, in Tulalip, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

On Fourth of July, where fireworks are banned in Snohomish County

Local officials urge caution, attending professional fireworks displays.

Andrei Pocol, of Seattle, lights off a rocket he bought at Boom City on July 1, 2023, in Tulalip, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Firefighters perform a rope rescue of a woman who fell down a ravine early near Mukilteo on Sunday, July 2. (Photo provided by South County Fire)

Fire crews rescue woman from ravine near Mukilteo

On Saturday night, a woman fell 30-feet down a ravine, prompting a rescue by local authorities.

Firefighters perform a rope rescue of a woman who fell down a ravine early near Mukilteo on Sunday, July 2. (Photo provided by South County Fire)
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Seattle woman drowns in Lake Ballinger

The 44-year old woman was pulled out of the water by bystanders and CPR was administered, according to authorities.

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Szander Pouv (Photo provided by family)

After cross stolen twice from Monroe memorial, family has questions

Friends and family have rallied to help Charina Linao after her son, Szander Pouv, died in a crash in January.

Szander Pouv (Photo provided by family)
STOP THE BLEED “bleeding kits” include tools to aid a bleeding emergency before first responders arrive. (Photo provided by Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management)

County gets dozens of ‘bleeding kits’ to prepare for worst-case scenarios

The kits are part of a FEMA initiative to lengthen survival times of those with serious injuries before first-responders arrive.

STOP THE BLEED “bleeding kits” include tools to aid a bleeding emergency before first responders arrive. (Photo provided by Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management)
The deteriorating panther sign outside of Snohomish High School on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Effort to replace Snohomish High sign raises $13k in eight days

The largest donor to the fundraiser is a famous one-time local — Chrissy Teigen.

The deteriorating panther sign outside of Snohomish High School on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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WSDOT slows southbound Steamboat Slough Bridge traffic after structural concerns

State says bridge is safe, but slower traffic, ‘lessens stress on the entire bridge structure.’

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Tia Rikki performs at Arlington’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Pride celebration stirs more controversy in Arlington

Council heard nearly an hour of public comment regarding the town’s pride event.

Tia Rikki performs at Arlington’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Darrington Pharmacy in Darrington, Washington on Friday, June 16, 2023. The pharmacy is closing on July 21, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

‘The last thing I wanted’: Darrington Pharmacy to close in July

Over 100 years old, the town’s only pharmacy will close July 21, forcing residents to drive 28 miles to Arlington for medicine.

The Darrington Pharmacy in Darrington, Washington on Friday, June 16, 2023. The pharmacy is closing on July 21, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
People fish from the pier, hold hands on the beach and steer a swamped canoe in the water as the sun sets on another day at Kayak Point on Monday, June 12, 2023, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Kayak Point to close this summer for $20M park renovation

It’s the county’s most-visited park with 180,000 annual visitors — and officials have big plans to improve it.

People fish from the pier, hold hands on the beach and steer a swamped canoe in the water as the sun sets on another day at Kayak Point on Monday, June 12, 2023, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A mail carrier delivers mail along Dubuque Road in Snohomish on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

USPS mum on plan to merge rural mail delivery hubs in Snohomish County

Small cities could soon see their mail delivered from Everett, workers say. The Postal Service declined to comment directly.

A mail carrier delivers mail along Dubuque Road in Snohomish on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An emergency fire vehicle heads past a barricade and towards Index as numerous agencies attempt to contain the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. Highway 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

As summer nears, Washington at ‘epicenter’ of wildfire threat

A new federal fire forecast shows Western Washington has one of the most dire outlooks in the United States.

An emergency fire vehicle heads past a barricade and towards Index as numerous agencies attempt to contain the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. Highway 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Snohomish River turns along the edge of the Bob Heirman Wildlife Preserve at Thomas’ Eddy on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

To build a healthier Snohomish River, more log jams

About $2.8M in grants will help engineer log jams, tear down levees and promote salmon restoration at Bob Heirman Wildlife Preserve.

The Snohomish River turns along the edge of the Bob Heirman Wildlife Preserve at Thomas’ Eddy on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Brian Henrichs, left, and Emily Howe, right, begin sifting out the bugs from their bug trap along Port Susan on Monday, May 22, 2023 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘A delta for the future’: Scientists try to save salmon at Stilly’s mouth

The Stillaguamish River’s south fork once supported 20,000 salmon. In 2019, fewer than 500 fish returned to spawn.

Brian Henrichs, left, and Emily Howe, right, begin sifting out the bugs from their bug trap along Port Susan on Monday, May 22, 2023 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Wilderness Land Trust transferred a 354-acre property straddling the Wild Sky and Henry M. Jackson Wilderness Areas to public ownership, adding it to the designated wilderness areas. (The Wilderness Land Trust)

Wild Sky Wilderness grows 345 acres, as transfer chips at private land

The Wilderness Land Trust announced it had completed a transfer near Silvertip Peak to the U.S. Forest Service.

The Wilderness Land Trust transferred a 354-acre property straddling the Wild Sky and Henry M. Jackson Wilderness Areas to public ownership, adding it to the designated wilderness areas. (The Wilderness Land Trust)
A PUD vehicle drives along Lovers Road under newly-erected power poles that will eventually connect Stanwood and Camano Island on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

To keep Camano lights on, PUD builds a new power line

The new line establishes a second electrical connection to Camano Island, which will help maintain power in windstorms.

A PUD vehicle drives along Lovers Road under newly-erected power poles that will eventually connect Stanwood and Camano Island on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Gary Fontes uprights a tree that fell over in front of The Fontes Manor — a miniature handmade bed and breakfast — on Friday, May 12, 2023, at his home near Silver Lake in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett’s mini-Frank Lloyd Wright builds neighborhood of extra tiny homes

A tiny lighthouse, a spooky mansion and more: Gary Fontes’ miniature world of architectural wonders is one-twelfth the size of real life.

Gary Fontes uprights a tree that fell over in front of The Fontes Manor — a miniature handmade bed and breakfast — on Friday, May 12, 2023, at his home near Silver Lake in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Molly Hubbard and her five sisters at a family reunion. From left to right, Ann Kozloski, Janice Bisard, Kaija Walters Fry, Sheila Smith, Molly Hubbard and Bess Path. (Photo provided by Sheila Smith)

Family mourns ‘larger than life’ Index newlywed, 78, killed by train

Molly Hubbard fell while crossing the tracks in front of an oncoming train May 9 in Index. She’d been married six months earlier.

Molly Hubbard and her five sisters at a family reunion. From left to right, Ann Kozloski, Janice Bisard, Kaija Walters Fry, Sheila Smith, Molly Hubbard and Bess Path. (Photo provided by Sheila Smith)
Tia Rikki performs at Arlington’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington nixes $3,500 in security fees for Pride event

The city will classify it as “a First Amendment event.” Meanwhile, organizers have seen more pushback against local drag performances.

Tia Rikki performs at Arlington’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)