Joseph Thompson

Sen. Patty Murray addresses the weekend’s mass shootings

The Democrat from Washington was in Everett for a meeting about unions. The violence loomed large.

DEA data show county was hit hard by prescription opioids

More than 220 million opioid pills flooded in between 2006 and 2012.

Lake Stevens Public Works director arrested Saturday for DUI

After leaving Aquafest, Eric Durpos allegedly swerved into traffic and almost hit a motorcyclist.

Tuesday’s primary is first test for statewide election system

VoteWa folds state’s 39 county systems into one, boosting cybersecurity, election-day registration

Lakewood School District takes step toward two new buildings

The district operates out of portable buildings now. It is seeking bids for designing the spaces.

Marysville school board incumbents face primary challengers

For the first time, Mariana Maksimos and Tom Albright will run opposed in school board elections.

Boy in critical condition after 25-foot fall at Everett home

He wasn’t the first child to fall from a building this summer. Experts urge safety precautions.

State could seize 100-foot boat stuck in Snohomish River

The state program has removed seven boats from the area since 2015, including a houseboat July 20.

Monroe Police Department evacuated due to gopher hole bomb

Police arrested a homeless man Friday morning and found what looked like a pipe bomb in his bag.

New Lakewood superintendent brings focus on relationships

Scott Peacock wants to build on the district’s assets — the new high school and tight-knit community

Former PTA president charged with fraud misses plea hearing

Court records show the woman accused of stealing from Hawthorne Elementary PTA may now be homeless.

Victim turned the tables on necklace snatcher in Bothell

Police are investigating if the suspect is connected to three other robberies this summer.

No one likes living next door to a trashy, smelly house

A Snohomish County team finds crime, drugs, squatters and destruction at abandoned homes.

Everett must fight opioids, 3 City Council candidates agree

Engineer Tyler Rourke and organizer Liz Vogeli challenge appointed incumbent Ethel McNeal

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.

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)

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.