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South County firefighter Phil Pons looks up after his team loses at a fire house game during Kids Fire Camp at South County Fire Administrative Headquarters on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

These kids with hoses might be our future firefighters

A South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue camp teaches young people skills including first aid.

 

Everett Districts Now shelves its own ballot initiative

Instead, the group will campaign for one of the options the City Council is putting before voters.

 

Marysville proposal eliminates Getchell’s 4 mini-high schools

The reasons are many to shift to standard boundary-based enrollment, the superintendent says.

 

Eric Brossard receives a hug during Drug Court graduation as family and friends cheer in support at the Snohomish County Superior Court on Friday, July 13, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

County’s drug court offers addicts a chance to come clean

Five years after admission, 87 percent of graduates are crime-free.

Eric Brossard receives a hug during Drug Court graduation as family and friends cheer in support at the Snohomish County Superior Court on Friday, July 13, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People on jet skis and boats drive past the Hannah Marie, formerly called the Midas, that was run aground along the banks of the Snohomish River on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

An old boat with a prosperous past awaits a future afloat

Officials say the Hannah Marie’s owner has been responsible, and it’s on private property — er, mud.

People on jet skis and boats drive past the Hannah Marie, formerly called the Midas, that was run aground along the banks of the Snohomish River on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett voters to decide whether to create council districts

The City Council has unanimously agreed to put the proposed change on the November ballot.

Milissa Simons, right, holds Jet Juliann, 3, while Ashley Elledge, center, watches Lincoln Ballard, 3, swim in the water off of Jetty Island on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jetty Island opens for family-friendly fun

About 50,000 people a season make the crossing.

Milissa Simons, right, holds Jet Juliann, 3, while Ashley Elledge, center, watches Lincoln Ballard, 3, swim in the water off of Jetty Island on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jackson High will stay overcrowded at least until fall 2020

Directors said they need the extra time for more public outreach before coming up with a solution.

Everett School Board director resigns due to health issues

Ted Wenta stepped down Friday. He will remain vice president of operations at the YMCA.

Last July 4, there were 262 injuries and 83 fires statewide

Two things to know: Where certain fireworks are legal, and a new non-emergency phone number.

800 canceled ferry sailings due to tangled crab pot lines

Improperly placed pots caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to three boats in 2017.

City Council, Everett Districts Now may merge ballot items

The council’s geographical-districting ordinance is expected to include changes from the citizen group.

No name change for North Middle School in Everett

The School Board voted 3-1 against a change; the school is about to start a $50 million renovation.

Rain water and sewage cascade down the steps at the home on Tia Scott and Tyler Denton in Everett destroying a newly renovated basement apartment. (Courtesy photo)

‘Microburst’ rain flooded Everett properties with mud, sewage

The unusual June 10 weather resulted in nine damage claims from home and business owners.

Rain water and sewage cascade down the steps at the home on Tia Scott and Tyler Denton in Everett destroying a newly renovated basement apartment. (Courtesy photo)

More than 1,300 Everett students face school change

Elementary students must switch schools as the district prepares to open its 18th elementary.

Katelyn Pryor, Diego Corpening, Dylan Austin and Prabhman Aujla take high school level credit classes while attending Eisenhower Middle School in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Andy Bronson / The Herald
                                Katelyn Pryor, Diego Corpening, Dylan Austin and Prabhman Aujla take high school level credit classes while attending Eisenhower Middle School in Everett.

More middle-schoolers are earning high school credits

As they do, educators are working to balance high-school-rigor with the middle-school experience.

Katelyn Pryor, Diego Corpening, Dylan Austin and Prabhman Aujla take high school level credit classes while attending Eisenhower Middle School in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Andy Bronson / The Herald
                                Katelyn Pryor, Diego Corpening, Dylan Austin and Prabhman Aujla take high school level credit classes while attending Eisenhower Middle School in Everett.

2 options drafted for Everett City Council districting vote

Do you want five geographic districts and two at large, or four district positions and three at large?

Law enforcement officers, firefighters and medics from Snohomish, King and Pierce counties use computers to simulate an active shooter scenario in a ballroom at Angel of the Winds Arena on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Agencies join for 3 days of active shooter training

Participants were placed in a 3-D simulated situation.

Law enforcement officers, firefighters and medics from Snohomish, King and Pierce counties use computers to simulate an active shooter scenario in a ballroom at Angel of the Winds Arena on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Drake family poses with Santa in 2017. From left are Jenny, Dylan, Braeden, Zachary and Jerry Drake. (provided by family)

Memorial set for Monroe family killed in cabin explosion

The Drakes had attended Cascade Community Church for about eight years.

The Drake family poses with Santa in 2017. From left are Jenny, Dylan, Braeden, Zachary and Jerry Drake. (provided by family)

Learn to protect your house from wildfire at Gold Bar event

As fire season arrives, Fire District 26 is offering tips about preparation and survival.