Kari Bray

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)

New government building being designed for Camano Island

An open house is planned later this month so people can see what the county offices may look like.

Anna King, a junior at Stanwood High, attends Everett Community College and will graduate with her diploma and Associates of Arts Degree. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stanwood High junior’s career goals are intriguing

‘I have three options I’m staring at now,’ Anna King says.

Anna King, a junior at Stanwood High, attends Everett Community College and will graduate with her diploma and Associates of Arts Degree. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Plan paints picture of change for downtown Lake Stevens

City leaders adopted a plan that calls for more homes, businesses, lake access and road work.

Caution! Snow and ice collapsing above Big Four Ice Caves

Officials remind people to stay clear of the area, a popular but sometimes deadly destination.

Hunter the cat apparently was hunted, shot twice with arrows

He’s going to be OK, but he has undergone two surgeries. Lake Stevens police are seeking tips.

Stanwood plans to dredge Irvine Slough for flood prevention

The city proposes to remove up to 3,000 cubic yards of sediment over a period of up to 10 years.

Blueberries are in their blood

For more than 50 years, blueberry farming in Marysville has been part of the Schmidt family summers.

Marysville voters to consider sales tax increase

Funds would be used for a new police and jail building, which are to become part of a civic campus.

This World War II sailor turned a century old on the Fourth

Edgar Shepherd survived a ship sinking in the Pacific, so he took a pass on whitewater rafting.

Antique aircraft and drones: Arlington Fly-In marks 50 years

It started with a group of pilots protesting rule changes for a Canadian airshow

Science is hard but always exciting for this WSU-bound teen

Samantha Coughlan graduated from Everett High School and earned an associate degree from EvCC.

Arlington residents oppose proposed $15 utility fee

A public hearing is scheduled during Monday’s City Council meeting.

In preparation for the FlowRider Pro/Am competition on Saturday, flowboarder Aiden Fox-Bailey, 15, barrel rolls a bodyboard at the Snohomish Aquatic Center on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Surfing competitors invited to go with the flow in Snohomish

Professionals and amateurs can show off their skills this weekend at the Aquatic Center.

In preparation for the FlowRider Pro/Am competition on Saturday, flowboarder Aiden Fox-Bailey, 15, barrel rolls a bodyboard at the Snohomish Aquatic Center on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Marysville begins construction of First Street bypass

The city earlier this month finalized more than $12 million in financing.

School board member quits after making slur against tribe

Jeff Koble, a Darrington appointee, wrote of “drunk Indians and government handouts” in a text message.

A mother hands her child a strawberry as families with children and teens eat at the Summer Free Lunch Program in the cafeteria at Sunnycrest Elementary on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Lake Stevens, Wa. This is the seventh summer of free lunches in Lake Stevens and the second at Sunnycrest.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A mother hands her child a strawberry as families with children and teens eat at the Summer Free Lunch Program in the cafeteria at Sunnycrest Elementary on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Lake Stevens, Wa. This is the seventh summer of free lunches in Lake Stevens and the second at Sunnycrest.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)