Kari Bray

Cavelero students are top in state for Microsoft testing

These tests are industry standards that are expected of adults in workplaces around the country.

Upgrades planned for newly acquired park in Lake Stevens

The city will spend $180,000 on improvements to the former privately held Frontier Heights Park.

Jackson Eyman, 7, browses a shelf during the grand opening of the new Lakewood/Smokey Point Library Saturday morning in Arlington on January 6, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Former vacant Smokey Point space celebrated as new library

For a 7-year-old with a stack of books balanced precariously in his arms, the reason to visit a brand-new library was a… Continue reading

Jackson Eyman, 7, browses a shelf during the grand opening of the new Lakewood/Smokey Point Library Saturday morning in Arlington on January 6, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

EvCC course: Traumatic history and present-day relationships

A federal grant has launched a conversation about how history helps and hinders the way we relate.

Blisters, rashes, illness: Suit blames chemicals at school

Families are suing Monsanto and the Monroe School District, among others, over years of sickness.

Sno-Isle library to open in Smokey Point, in leased space

It’s a chance to assess what the area needs, and it kicks off planning for a possible permanent home.

Sultan has a mayor but now needs to fill City Council seat

John Seehuus was appointed mayor, replacing Carolyn Eslick, who was named to the state House.

Where will the next Produce Place be? Joe Freed’s looking

His popular market, with local goods and reasonable prices, is closing until he can find a new location.

Voters again will consider a Lake Stevens library bond

Last time, there was 66 percent support, but turnout was not sufficient to approve the measure.

Girls in STEM find their voice — and a local problem to solve

Lakewood High students won national recognition for an outreach project on invasive aquatic animals.

Preschoolers and parents get a sneak peek at a new space

Lake Stevens opens a dedicated early learning center, funded by a voter-approved bond. (Video)

Idea: End Discover Pass, impose mandatory license-plate fee

That’s just one suggestion in a report on how to cover the cost of managing state recreation areas.

Thrift store expands and so have its goals for Camano Center

The 2nd Chance Thrift Shop provides 53 percent of the budget for the senior and family center.

7 years after fire, new gym opens at Sultan Boys & Girls Club

A Christmas Eve blaze in 2010 gutted the club, which reopened in 2015. Now the gym is ready, too.

Hope takes the form of affordable housing in Smokey Point

Families settle into Twin Lakes Landing, Housing Hope’s largest project to date.

Agencies working with senior centers on opioid crisis

Older adults are becoming addicted, overdosing or unintentionally giving young people access to pills.

Trump administration halts work on Cascades grizzly plan

The U.S. Department of the Interior reportedly ordered an end to work on a key bear planning document.

Comfort dog Duke is back where he belongs in Marysville

Justin Sailer, who is blind and deaf, had to wait a week to get his escape-artist canine back.

‘They trucked in hope’ — including 5,000 bags of groceries

The Convoy of Hope event in Arlington provided services for 2,857 guests, many of them working poor.

Definitely not Christmas in July for parched young trees

“I live in Washington. I should not have to water a Christmas tree,” says one grower. But they did.