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A sign along Colby Ave. in Everett seen this summer near Providence Regional Medical Center. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Health care workers find silver linings in the year of COVID

“Every supportive sign and all the smiling eyes above the masks remind us we are not alone.”

A sign along Colby Ave. in Everett seen this summer near Providence Regional Medical Center. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Edmonds eases penalties for driving with a suspended license

Some offenders will now receive a ticket instead of possible jail time.

Applications open for seat on Monroe School Board

Director Shawn Anderson moved to Texas. Now, the board has 90 days to replace him.

Archbishop Murphy High School to continue hybrid reopening

Half the school, about 230 students, will be on the Everett campus each day for in-person learning.

It was COVID’s deadliest month: 89 dead here in 28 days

More people died in Snohomish County during the past four weeks than during the previous six months.

Dr. George Diaz is vaccinated at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Friday. (Providence) 20201218

Providence staff get first COVID shots in Snohomish County

Dr. George Diaz, who treated the country’s first coronavirus patient, was among the first vaccine recipients.

Dr. George Diaz is vaccinated at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Friday. (Providence) 20201218
Pharmacist Fetiya Omer displays a vial of COVID-19 vaccination at UW Medicine, where they began staff vaccinations earlier, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

County’s first shipment of COVID vaccine could arrive Friday

Four pods, containing a total of 3,900 doses, are headed to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

Pharmacist Fetiya Omer displays a vial of COVID-19 vaccination at UW Medicine, where they began staff vaccinations earlier, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Joseph B. Gipson, an environmental services worker at UW Medical Center, gives a thumbs-up when asked if he's ready to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at UW Medicine Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

5,000-6,000 vaccine doses to land in the county this week

The historic milestone comes while hospitalizations and deaths from COVID remain high.

Joseph B. Gipson, an environmental services worker at UW Medical Center, gives a thumbs-up when asked if he's ready to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at UW Medicine Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Rhonda Tumy collects a  sample from a registered nurse at a COVID-19 testing site held at McCollum Park on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Tumy has been volunteering for MRC for ---years.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Volunteers continue to play critical role in COVID response

Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps members help with testing, screening and, soon, vaccinating.

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Rhonda Tumy collects a  sample from a registered nurse at a COVID-19 testing site held at McCollum Park on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Tumy has been volunteering for MRC for ---years.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Recently named Edmonds police chief is out before he begins

Mayor Mike Nelson said the city council-confirmed candidate omitted information on his application.

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Daily Herald reporter Joseph Thompson, Dr. Chris Spitters of the Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers during a video interview on Dec. 11, 2020.

Pandemic interview: Dr. Spitters and Executive Somers

The two key officials talked with us about next steps in the ongoing response to COVID-19.

Daily Herald reporter Joseph Thompson, Dr. Chris Spitters of the Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers during a video interview on Dec. 11, 2020.
University of Washington Medical Center Montlake campus pharmacy administration resident Derek Pohlmeyer, left, and UWMC pharmacy director Michael Alwan transport a box containing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines toward a waiting vehicle headed to the UW Medical Center's other hospital campuses on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

COVID vaccine expected to land in Snohomish County this week

At least one county hospital will be getting early doses of the Pfizer vaccine, officials said.

University of Washington Medical Center Montlake campus pharmacy administration resident Derek Pohlmeyer, left, and UWMC pharmacy director Michael Alwan transport a box containing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines toward a waiting vehicle headed to the UW Medical Center's other hospital campuses on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)
Jim Lawless (left) and Sherman Pruitt

Edmonds City Council confirms Pruitt as next chief of police

The controversial vote followed an hour of public comment and multiple calls to delay the decision.

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A “Here we go again” sign is seen at the Vintage Cafe in Everett on Dec. 4. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Governor extends COVID-19 restrictions until Jan. 4

Jay Inslee also announced another $50 million in economic relief and could boost unemployment payments.

A “Here we go again” sign is seen at the Vintage Cafe in Everett on Dec. 4. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

South Snohomish County sites reviewed for affordable housing

Housing Hope is exploring locations with the Edmonds School District and Edmonds Lutheran Church.

A woman walk up to closed doors at the Josephine Caring Community on Wednesday, March 11, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

COVID outbreak at Stanwood home reaches 170 cases, 15 deaths

It could be the largest long-term-care outbreak the state has seen during the pandemic.

A woman walk up to closed doors at the Josephine Caring Community on Wednesday, March 11, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Edmonds mayor picks Sherman Pruitt to be next police chief

He currently serves as chief of police for the Sauk-Suiattle Police Department near Darrington.

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COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise

A new exposure notification app is here, and vaccines are on the way, but the virus continues to surge.

Health district releases draft of COVID vaccine plan

Health care workers and long-term care residents would be among first to receive early doses.

A woman walk up to closed doors at the Josephine Caring Community on Wednesday, March 11, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

COVID is making its way back into long-term care homes

More than 20 such facilities are dealing with outbreaks as countywide infections continue to rise.

A woman walk up to closed doors at the Josephine Caring Community on Wednesday, March 11, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)