Kari Bray

Carter Howell, 12, (left) from Post Middle School, and Bjorn Gudgeon, 12, from Haller Middle School print messages on pop-up cards they made during a card-making party at Arlington Library April 12. The cards were to be sent to the nonprofit Cards for Hospitalized Kids. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Arlington tweens craft get-well cards for hospitalized kids

Creative time at library lets young people contribute to national program

Carter Howell, 12, (left) from Post Middle School, and Bjorn Gudgeon, 12, from Haller Middle School print messages on pop-up cards they made during a card-making party at Arlington Library April 12. The cards were to be sent to the nonprofit Cards for Hospitalized Kids. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Record number of skiers this season at Stevens Pass

The resort hit the 450,000 mark, slightly higher than last year, and snowfall was a bit above average.

Judge lifts ban of former Marysville festival volunteers

A court is deciding whether to throw out a previously secret and “bizarre” agreement.

Arlington school security improvements include call boxes

Installed at six schools, they’re intended to prevent unauthorized visitors from gaining access.

More needle cleanup and disposal kits available to residents

The free kits, which include gloves, are designed to help people safely get rid of discarded syringes.

Super Kid Grace Fortney from Lake Stevens High School is very involved with family, career and Community Leaders of America. She is a statewide leader and put together an award winning PSA about seatbelt safety. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Lake Stevens senior asks: ‘What can you do in 3 seconds?’

Grace Fortney created an award-winning seatbelt safety video.

Super Kid Grace Fortney from Lake Stevens High School is very involved with family, career and Community Leaders of America. She is a statewide leader and put together an award winning PSA about seatbelt safety. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Final feedback of future of Marysville’s schools

Officials now begin to prepare recommendations on high school reconfiguration and other issues.

Granite Falls puts new sewer connections on hold

A surge of residential development is on track to eat up its remaining sewer capacity.

New support group for those whose loved ones battle opioids

“I remember when my dad told me that every time our family member relapses, we relapse.”

Waiting lists and growing demand for low-income preschools

There will be 1,000 more spots opening in the state next school year — far fewer than needed.

Students to walk out over gun issues, school safety

Walkouts are planned Friday at schools around the country, including at least nine in Snohomish County.

State: Secret deal endangers Marysville Strawberry Festival

The “bizarre” agreement promises a former leader up to $175,000 if the group fails to meet his demands.

Nonprofit that supports kids in foster care expands program

Treehouse helps kids graduate. It can be a challenge. One student has moved four times in two months.

Darrington schools to re-ask voters to approve levy

The money is aimed more at enrichment and less at teacher pay, the superintendent said.

History preserved: Granite Falls gets digital makeover

Volunteers at the Historical Museum have spent hundreds of hours modernizing the town’s maps.

Then and now: Granite Falls Historical Society gallery

Digitization allows a click of a mouse to show how a site looked 80, 90, even 100 years ago.

New road set for fast-growing area in Arlington

Arlington Valley Road will be another route for businesses along busy 67th Ave. to reach the highway.

Kamiak High students stopped keeping score — then they won

The school’s Knowledge Bowl team is best in state. How smart are you? Answer a few questions.