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Stanwood High School senior, Jack Softcheck is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Yale-bound Camano teen excels at sciences, music at Stanwood

Jack Softcheck is considering a career as a medical doctor, but his love of music is a strong lure.

Stanwood High School senior, Jack Softcheck is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lake Stevens pays former police commander $400,000

The settlement ends Dennis Taylor’s lawsuit against a former mayor and a former city administrator.

This single mom will be deported — without her three daughters

Bernarda Pineda, a Marysville resident since 2011, fled impoverished and dangerous Honduras 12 years ago.

Darrington superintendent gets contract renewed for two years

The contract was a point of contention during a time of upheaval for the school district board.

Marysville students: Fear of school shouldn’t feel normal

At a student-led rally to fight gun violence, one senior nearing graduation said she’s “almost safe.”

Camp Fire nears $2.2 million fundraising goal

About $1.3 million of the funds would go toward upgrades at Camp Killoqua near Stanwood.

Lot where business burned still empty, but owners have dreams

2 Bits and More, an indoor flea market and variety store in Arlington, was destroyed in 2016.

Experimental micro electrical grid to be built in Arlington

It would incorporate multiple energy technologies and provide backup in emergencies.

Proposal to put waste-processing plant in Stanwood dropped

The proposed plant in the heart of the city would have taken in waste from private septic systems.

Marysville to build new trails at estuary and Whiskey Ridge

More than $2 million of work, to create 2.6 miles of paths, is planned this year.

Cameron Sullivan videos members of Voices in the Village during the monthly dance party at the YMCA in Marysville as part of a documentary on January 25, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Film to feature band for developmentally disabled musicians

The documentary aims to capture the sounds and shared joy of Voices of the Village.

Cameron Sullivan videos members of Voices in the Village during the monthly dance party at the YMCA in Marysville as part of a documentary on January 25, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

A little more snow is forecast for Tuesday morning’s commute

Expect slightly warmer weather the rest of the week, with rain showers.

Expect more snow, ice Friday morning

The slick conditions made for some snarled commutes Thursday, and could do the same later.

Marysville, how do you want to celebrate the 4th of July?

A year after a fireworks ban took effect, a survey is asking residents to share their thoughts.

Downtown Granite Falls will be transformed

Civic center, with a City Hall, a public plaza, a community room and a parking lot are in the works.

Darrington considering movable, tiny cabins as lodging lure

The plan is for high school students, working with construction pros, to help build the cabins.

Bond for new Lake Stevens library falling short of required votes

The existing facility is in a city-owned building on property that is slated to be redeveloped.

In front of a stage in the Marysville Pilchuck High School gymnasium Tuesday, students surround others who show off some dancing skills for the crowd. MPHS was hosting Interhigh for more than three dozen schools from around the region. Their theme was “Find Your Grind,” which was about identifying then pursuing your passion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Spirited event gives students momentum to ‘conquer the world’

More than 2,000 attended the annual Interhigh at Marysville Pilchuck High School.

In front of a stage in the Marysville Pilchuck High School gymnasium Tuesday, students surround others who show off some dancing skills for the crowd. MPHS was hosting Interhigh for more than three dozen schools from around the region. Their theme was “Find Your Grind,” which was about identifying then pursuing your passion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

School districts consider effect of ‘outside forces’ on voting

“But I think we have to take a look at ourselves also,” says one superintendent.