Kari Bray

Stanwood City Council allows a single recreational pot shop

The city will begin accepting applications on Monday. Much of downtown Stanwood is off limits.

Amelia Allen (left) looks down at the track as she races another driver in unweighted practice soap box derby cars June 7 on Camano Island. The 11th Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby takes place Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Brand-new track, permanent Camano home for Soap Box Derby

Races involving 73 cars are on Saturday at a converted ranch where striped pavement belongs to kids.

Amelia Allen (left) looks down at the track as she races another driver in unweighted practice soap box derby cars June 7 on Camano Island. The 11th Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby takes place Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Lily Morgan graduated June 9 from Sultan High School. She lives in Gold Bar and is headed to Seattle Pacific University. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

She wants to study business at SPU — and to help the homeless

Lily Morgan, a Sultan High grad, was involved in almost every club at school, plus sports.

Lily Morgan graduated June 9 from Sultan High School. She lives in Gold Bar and is headed to Seattle Pacific University. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Live-in caretakers sought for Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum

The couple who’ve filled the roles since it opened are stepping aside.

Sauk Suiattle Tribe is building a casino near Darrington

Opening Sept. 1, it will also have a cafe and bingo hall, which will double as a performance venue.

Biringer Farm gets county’s first quilt for Quilt Trail

The national effort is a celebration of quilting, agriculture and history meant to draw visitors.

Students reacts to family and friends during the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Class of 2018 Commencement at Angel of the Winds Arena Wednesday night in Everett on June 13, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

They faced the unthinkable and got through it together

A shooting shattered freshman year, but Marysville Pilchuck grads don’t want that alone to define them.

Students reacts to family and friends during the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Class of 2018 Commencement at Angel of the Winds Arena Wednesday night in Everett on June 13, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Red brick path in Granite Falls will honor those who served

Nearly 400 names have been submitted for the walkway planned for the new high school grandstands.

Foster Grandparent program needs volunteers

It’s looking for people 55 and older to volunteer at sites such as schools or youth organizations.

Artist sought for memorial sculpture at Oso mudslide site

Planners envision a depiction of the row of mailboxes that once marked Steelhead Drive.

New road in Lake Stevens forces longtime business to move

Dr. Philip Ranheim’s medical office has been there since 1998.

Monroe senior Aly Gutierrez on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Monroe, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Exceptional grad: Aly Gutierrez was born to perform

She’s eyeing Edmonds Community College, and figures she’ll need a steady job to support her passion.

Monroe senior Aly Gutierrez on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Monroe, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Anna ten Hoopen is heading to the U.S. Naval Academy after graduating from Stanwood High. Her parents were both graduates of the academy. Shot on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Exceptional grad: Anna ten Hoopen is Navy bound

If she goes back to school, her goal would be an advanced degree in biomedical engineering.

Anna ten Hoopen is heading to the U.S. Naval Academy after graduating from Stanwood High. Her parents were both graduates of the academy. Shot on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lake Stevens reprimands public works chief

The city ordered Eric Durpos to take training after complaints about angry workplace behavior.

Major decision awaits Marysville’s interim superintendent

Jason Thompson has already been immersed in a proposal to restructure the two high schools.

Construction is starting on improved Lake Stevens High School

Voters in 2016 approved a $116 million bond for the overhaul and a new elementary and preschool.

Arlington considering utility fee to close funding gap for EMS

The proposed $15 charge does not have to be approved by voters.

‘Square pegs’ avoid ‘round holes’ at online school

Booming enrollment at Washington Connections Academy includes 105 Snohomish County students.

Granite Falls Food Bank to be torn down and relocated

A trailer that has housed the service for 40 years will be cleared for a new civic center.