Kari Bray

Everett walk to shine a light on suicide prevention

The chairwoman of this year’s Out of the Darkness walk honors her son, who died by suicide at age 30.

Owners who oppose Lake Stevens annexation to have their say

A review board has set an Oct. 1 hearing on an annexation petition signed 29 times by the mayor.

It’s lunch and war stories as two WWII pilots finally meet

One flew in Europe, the other in the Pacific. A Stanwood veterans event brought them together.

Brian Gouge, of Edmonds, raises his arms in joy after throwing a golfball into the mouth of Golfzilla at the annual Friendship Festival at Harvey Field on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. The event was put on by the Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Friendship Festival celebrates people with Down syndrome

“Once you’re part of the Down Syndrome Association, you’re part of a family,” said the event organizer.

Brian Gouge, of Edmonds, raises his arms in joy after throwing a golfball into the mouth of Golfzilla at the annual Friendship Festival at Harvey Field on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. The event was put on by the Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Oso memorial fundraiser seeks to help build a place to heal

A family friend spent 122 hours making a quilt remembering 43 lives lost. It will be auctioned Friday.

Fifth-grader Frankee Powers walks behind her team’s gravity car as it moves down a hallway at the University of Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 in Seattle, Wa. Students from Marshall Elementary in Marysville built gravity cars as part of a one week engineering program. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Marysville fifth-graders are engineers for a week

They built gravity cars during a week-long stay at the University of Washington.

Fifth-grader Frankee Powers walks behind her team’s gravity car as it moves down a hallway at the University of Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 in Seattle, Wa. Students from Marshall Elementary in Marysville built gravity cars as part of a one week engineering program. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Pageants, roller derby, archaeology interest Stanwood teen

Laela Leyva recently competed in a National American Miss pageant and does sports year-round.

Madison Smith paints a stall in the girls room Tuesday afternoon at Crossroads High School in Granite Falls on September 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The writing on the stalls: Students paint messages of hope

Crossroads High School students decorated the school’s restroom stalls with images and quotes.

Madison Smith paints a stall in the girls room Tuesday afternoon at Crossroads High School in Granite Falls on September 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Study digs into future of Discover Pass, other access fees

Eliminating the state parks pass in favor of a vehicle licensing fee is one possibility being studied.

Ebey Island corn harvest to feed families around Washington

Volunteers picked three acres of corn that will be delivered to food banks throughout the state.

Ideas wanted to improve newly public Lake Stevens park

An open house is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Frontier Heights Park.

Thousands of Monroe kids are back to school in new buildings

The new schools were built with money from a $111 million bond passed by voters in 2015.

School on Monday: Stanwood teacher contract ends uncertainty

“It’s hard to explain to a 5-year-old when they don’t understand what a strike is,” one mom said.

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe’s casino and bingo hall near completion

The place will have a rustic feel and a Bigfoot theme, apropos the scenic location near Darrington.

James Alexander Elisar Hopkins, 22, of Snohomish, died in May 2016 during a swimming accident in Eastern Washington. Family and friends are hosting a memorial 5K, the Adventures of a Lumberjack fun run, to raise money for scholarships. (Courtesy of the Hopkins family)

Run funds scholarships and honors firefighter, church leader

The second Adventures of a Lumberjack 5K is scheduled for Sunday at Bob’s Corn in Snohomish.

James Alexander Elisar Hopkins, 22, of Snohomish, died in May 2016 during a swimming accident in Eastern Washington. Family and friends are hosting a memorial 5K, the Adventures of a Lumberjack fun run, to raise money for scholarships. (Courtesy of the Hopkins family)

The people want education money spent on counseling, advising

A follow-up survey is open now to see how the public would divvy up dollars for education.

A European style fountain, multiple outbuildings and lawn sculptures dot the landscape of the old Silvana Schoolhouse. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This quirky century-old schoolhouse is yours for $695,000

The two-acre property on the Stillaguamish River in Silvana includes a replica Old West town.

A European style fountain, multiple outbuildings and lawn sculptures dot the landscape of the old Silvana Schoolhouse. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Options for improving Mountain Loop to be laid out in study

It’s an early step in a long process to review possibilities for the scenic byway.

Jeff Newell blocks the early morning sun from his eyes as he cruises down Highway 530, at a easy 16 miles per hour, on his John Deere tractor on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Arlington, Wa. Ron Wachholtz follows behind as the two raise money while driving their tractors to Prudhoe Bay, AK. They are raising money for the American Diabetes Association. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Tractoring home: Arlington men back from fundraiser ride

Jeff Newell and Ron Wachholtz rode from Arlington to Alaska to raise money for diabetes research.

Jeff Newell blocks the early morning sun from his eyes as he cruises down Highway 530, at a easy 16 miles per hour, on his John Deere tractor on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Arlington, Wa. Ron Wachholtz follows behind as the two raise money while driving their tractors to Prudhoe Bay, AK. They are raising money for the American Diabetes Association. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)