Kari Bray

Duck races, food, carnival rides: Evergreen fair is open!

The 110th state fair in Monroe kicked off Thursday and continues through Labor Day.

Farm family discovers ‘the legacy of that first 40 acres’

The Bartelheimers, of Snohomish, were chosen as this year’s Snohomish County Centennial Farm Family.

Evergreen State Fair: 5 things to know before you go

Some ideas to save money, give back and get to and around the fair.

Simran Handa, a Kamiak grad, and current Lewis & Clark College senior on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Handa is studying microbiology and biochemistry at the college. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kamiak grad’s cell research is inspired by younger sister

“It would be very difficult for me to tell a patient, ‘I don’t know why this disease is happening.’”

Simran Handa, a Kamiak grad, and current Lewis & Clark College senior on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Handa is studying microbiology and biochemistry at the college. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Will seismometers be in place before our volcano erupts?

Some object to placing equipment in the Glacier Peak wilderness and using helicopters to do so.

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.

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.