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Alberta Gbla, left, of Mariner High School and Aleksandra Kogalovski of Mercer Island High School work in the lab during the Fred Hutch Pathway Research Explorers Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Teens in Fred Hutch program aspire to be scientists, doctors

Snohomish County students are among the 32 admitted to the Pathway Research Explorer Program.

Alberta Gbla, left, of Mariner High School and Aleksandra Kogalovski of Mercer Island High School work in the lab during the Fred Hutch Pathway Research Explorers Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Darrington’s fire levy may pass after all

A week after election night, the margin of passage was 11 votes, with few ballots left to count.

After suicide of 13-year-old, family calls for kindness, courage

“If I can make a difference and save one kid’s life, that’s my mission,” the teen’s grandmother said.

Monroe teen to compete at archery championship in Italy

Erin White has been shooting arrows since she was 8. She loves to travel and see new places.

Tips for suicide prevention: Don’t avoid the topic

If you are concerned, ask someone if they are thinking of killing themselves.

Judge: Agreement that put Strawberry Fest at risk is illegal

The secret arrangement barred some volunteers from helping with the Marysville event.

Susan Fenner (left) and Stacy Brewer look over a map of a proposed annexation to the city of Lake Stevens Sunday afternoon on Aug 5, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens mayor signed an annexation petition 29 times

The terms of a homeowners association agreement bar residents in one neighborhood from opposing it.

Susan Fenner (left) and Stacy Brewer look over a map of a proposed annexation to the city of Lake Stevens Sunday afternoon on Aug 5, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
This week’s Herald Super Kid Alexis Eacret is a champion horse rider and just recently won a national title. She dearly loves her 12-year-old quarterhorse, Brody, that she has had for three years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lake Stevens teen is national horse riding champion

Alexis Eacret took first place for women at the O-Mok-See competition in Idaho a few weeks ago.

This week’s Herald Super Kid Alexis Eacret is a champion horse rider and just recently won a national title. She dearly loves her 12-year-old quarterhorse, Brody, that she has had for three years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Estuary preserved: Family donates 38 acres on Camano Island

The land where Fran Burnside made childhood memories will be protected habitat for salmon and birds.

Stilly Tribe to donate $10K after Darrington burglary

North Counties Family Services lost laptops, audio and video equipment and checks in the break-in.

Kya Lankford, 2 months, holds onto her mother’s finger at Lundeen Park on Friday, July 27, 2018 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Teen moms lean on one another in peer support program

“You see these moms and they’re doing it,” said Abigail Hulce, 19. “It gives you hope.”

Kya Lankford, 2 months, holds onto her mother’s finger at Lundeen Park on Friday, July 27, 2018 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New two-day music fest to support Arlington food bank

The cost of admission to Kornstock is a nonperishable food item or cash donation.

Keep your cool: It’s going to be hot all week

Stay safe and drink lots of water as temperatures hover in the 80s and 90s.

At this conference, kids run the country

Youth and Government program lets young people take on all the roles to run a government.

Able to save: New program helps people with disabilities

A Lake Stevens mom and daughter helped push for a savings program for people with disabilities.

She’s been a teacher of teachers in Lake Stevens for 16 years

Kathy Hahn, who started the careers-in-education class at Lake Stevens High School, is retiring.

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)

Slow ride: From Arlington to Alaska on a John Deere tractor

Two friends are making the 6,000-mile round trip at 16 mph 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)
Darlina New walks the former logging road at the Nourse Tree Farm and will host open house next weekend to celebrate being the Tree Farmer of the Year for Washington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How a family’s coveted land became a working forest

The New family knew nothing about forestry. Now they’ve been named the state’s top tree farmers.

Darlina New walks the former logging road at the Nourse Tree Farm and will host open house next weekend to celebrate being the Tree Farmer of the Year for Washington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)