Kari Bray

More scholarships going to EvCC students

Scholarships are “a vote of confidence in the students,” the director of the EvCC Foundation said.

 

District 10 GOP representatives battle to keep their seats

Norma Smith and Dave Hayes face strong challengers in Democrats Scott McMullen and Dave Paul.

 

Snohomish High senior Riley Taylor loves playing lacrosse just as much as participating in leadership class activities. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

She plays lacrosse, drives an F-150 and believes in kindness

Riley Taylor is a senior and student leader at Snohomish High School.

 

Cavelero Mid High junior Kashan Hussain tests a remote space vehicle, which speeds forward, after he built and programmed it with his work partner Tyler Koon (right) Thursday in a computer lab attached to a large assembly facility where the school’s robotics club meets and works. Kashan is one of 25 student ambassadors chosen for the national program Back to Space. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lake Stevens teen chosen to help reach for the stars

Kashan Hussain is one of 25 student ambassadors for the Back to Space project.

Cavelero Mid High junior Kashan Hussain tests a remote space vehicle, which speeds forward, after he built and programmed it with his work partner Tyler Koon (right) Thursday in a computer lab attached to a large assembly facility where the school’s robotics club meets and works. Kashan is one of 25 student ambassadors chosen for the national program Back to Space. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Kids eat dinner for free at four Marysville schools

The dinner program is run like summer lunches and is open at no cost to anyone up to 18 years old.

Test scores: Math still a struggle; science turnout low

There was a new science test in spring 2018. It’s not yet required to graduate, so many didn’t take it.

Mountlake Terrace sophomore Tommy Tran reads and takes notes during a World History 10 class on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Mountlake Terrace, Wa. The number of high school credits required to graduate is increasing to 24 at the state level for the class of 2019. With a standard schedule of six daily classes for four years, a student would need to pass every course. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

No room for error: Students need more credits to graduate

Schools are boosting existing programs and adding new ones to help students keep up.

Mountlake Terrace sophomore Tommy Tran reads and takes notes during a World History 10 class on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Mountlake Terrace, Wa. The number of high school credits required to graduate is increasing to 24 at the state level for the class of 2019. With a standard schedule of six daily classes for four years, a student would need to pass every course. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Arlington voters to consider $107.5M bond for second time

The money would go toward building a new Post Middle School and adding to Arlington High School.

Goal is 20,000 jobs by 2040 in Arlington-Marysville center

A public meeting is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss a big plan for industrial growth.

Stanwood voters to consider annexing into North County Fire

If the measure passes, homeowners would pay fire/EMS taxes to the fire authority instead of the city.

Granite Falls leaders decide to keep sewer hookups on pause

Development was set to outpace sewer capacity, and upgrades could cost more than $15 million.

Anonymous youth survey to tackle tough topics

The state Healthy Youth Survey, given every other year, is scheduled for this month. It is optional.

The wily wolverine: Iconic species making comeback in state

A Snohomish man recently captured video of two wolverines near Glacier Peak.

Review board approves contested Lake Stevens annexation

Residents of the area had challenged the move. They are considering their appeal options.

Pumpkins to fly from trebuchets during Camano fundraiser

The Camano Pumpkin Project at Kristoferson Farm this weekend will raise money for six charities.

Homeowners urge state board to halt Lake Stevens annexation

The fate of 108 disputed acres adjacent to the city is now in the hands of a boundary review panel.

Uptick in voter registration as deadline nears

On National Voter Registration Day, 767 people in the county registered or updated their information.

Decades-old service station to become place for innovators

TheLab@arlington would be part of a network that also includes a new space in Everett.

Party marks decade of free books for Lake Stevens kids

Singer Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library to promote reading to and with young children.

Sunnyside Nursery gets ready for Saturday’s customer appreciation party on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. The nursery has been in operation for 70 years. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Sunnyside Nursery to celebrate 70 years of color, creativity

“We live in a horticultural paradise,” said Steve Smith, the third owner of the Marysville nursery.

Sunnyside Nursery gets ready for Saturday’s customer appreciation party on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. The nursery has been in operation for 70 years. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)