Mallory Gruben

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Two more deaths confirmed in plane crash east of Snohomish

On Saturday, local authorities determined the plane had four — not two — passengers. Few other details were available.

 

The Washington State University Everett campus on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

You’re in! With 3.0 GPA, many students can now punch ticket to college

Five districts in Snohomish County are participating in the new Guaranteed Admissions Program. Hundreds of students will benefit.

 

The Tulalip Tribes have joined state and local leaders in calling on residents to stay home when not performing certain essential activities. Six Tulalip Tribes members had tested positive for COVID-19, including a tribal elder who died of the disease, according to the tribes. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tulalip Tribes start planning for their own K-12 school

The move signals potential funding losses for the Marysville School District, though the concept is at least three years out.

 

The Eternal Flame monument burns in the center of the Snohomish County Campus on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Old scrapbooks reveal ‘true origin’ of Snohomish County’s eternal flame

Ahead of the monument’s 50th anniversary, the granddaughter of the designer donated a detailed record of the flame.

The Eternal Flame monument burns in the center of the Snohomish County Campus on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Investigator to review alleged racist taunts at Stanwood football game

It may take three weeks to complete the investigation. Meanwhile, one of the game’s officials disputed claims about slurs on the playing field.

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Monroe High School (Monroe School District)
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A woman diverts from her walk on Colby Avenue to take a closer look at a pickup truck that was partly crushed by a fallen tree during an overnight wind storm Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in north Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Overnight winds cause sweeping power outages in Snohomish County

Almost half of Snohomish County PUD customers lost power early Saturday morning. It could take days for all households to be restored.

A woman diverts from her walk on Colby Avenue to take a closer look at a pickup truck that was partly crushed by a fallen tree during an overnight wind storm Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in north Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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After narrow levy loss, Monroe schools make final pitch to avoid cuts

A tax measure funds 14% of the school district’s budget. If it fails in November, there will be at least $15 million in budget cuts.

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Jose Quezada, a senior at Everett High School, wants to get a career as a translator/interpreter after high school, in part because of his success with the World Languages Assessment. Photographed in Everett, Washington on October 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Language as an asset’: Multilingual students get credits for fluency

In Everett, students can pay $10 to take the World Language Assessment. In the testing room, it’s like the United Nations.

Jose Quezada, a senior at Everett High School, wants to get a career as a translator/interpreter after high school, in part because of his success with the World Languages Assessment. Photographed in Everett, Washington on October 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Rena Priest, Washington’s Poet Laureate, addresses students at Lake Stevens High School Thursday morning in Lake Stevens, Washington on October 13, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Something so powerful’: Lake Stevens teens get lesson from poet laureate

Rena Priest, a Lummi Nation member, shared writing advice, read from her works and fielded questions from aspiring young poets.

Rena Priest, Washington’s Poet Laureate, addresses students at Lake Stevens High School Thursday morning in Lake Stevens, Washington on October 13, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A tray of garlic bread gets distributed to third graders during a tasting event Tuesday, Oct.11, 2022, at Eagle Creek Elementary in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

At taste test, Arlington third graders turn into mini Bourdains

When it comes to school lunch menus, “it really doesn’t matter what us adults at the state agency think about a product.”

A tray of garlic bread gets distributed to third graders during a tasting event Tuesday, Oct.11, 2022, at Eagle Creek Elementary in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Great Northern Railroad cars carrying cedar shingles along the Everett waterfront in approximately 1896. (Contributed by Kyle Kegley via University of Washington Libraries)

Rail tycoon who spurred ‘Pittsburgh of the West’ finally gets spotlight

Two filmmakers spent years researching James J. Hill — who helped put Everett on the map — for a four-part docuseries.

Great Northern Railroad cars carrying cedar shingles along the Everett waterfront in approximately 1896. (Contributed by Kyle Kegley via University of Washington Libraries)
Everett Public Schools' Randi Seaberg guides students from Henry M. Jackson High School as they get off the bus during an EPS emergency drill on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett schools run drill reuniting kids, parents in emergencies

Staff directed students and “surrogate parents” as a simulation of a major evacuation due to a shooting or chemical spill.

Everett Public Schools' Randi Seaberg guides students from Henry M. Jackson High School as they get off the bus during an EPS emergency drill on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Analisa Paterno of Marysville-Getchell, left, shares a laugh with Nathan Harms Friday morning at Pathfinder Manufacturing in Everett, Washington on September 23, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sky’s the limit: Snohomish County teens help build parts for Boeing

Pathfinder Manufacturing in Everett trains dozens of at-risk high school students to make airplane parts, en route to a career.

Analisa Paterno of Marysville-Getchell, left, shares a laugh with Nathan Harms Friday morning at Pathfinder Manufacturing in Everett, Washington on September 23, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Tanya King, left, looks to where Hailey Newton, right, ask to hang her project Thursday afternoon at Beverly Elementary in Lynnwood, Washington on September 14, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

2 ‘extraordinary educators’ honored nationally for success in classroom

Tanya King in Edmonds practices “controlled chaos.” Zachary Pfrimmer in Stanwood is orderly. Data shows both have been wildly successful.

Tanya King, left, looks to where Hailey Newton, right, ask to hang her project Thursday afternoon at Beverly Elementary in Lynnwood, Washington on September 14, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Tribal members dance to start an assemble on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day Friday evening at Tulalip Gathering Hall in Tulalip, Washington on September 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Still here’: Tulalip boarding school descendants celebrate resilience

On Orange Shirt Day, a national day of remembrance, the Tulalip Tribes honored those who suffered due to violent cultural suppression.

Tribal members dance to start an assemble on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day Friday evening at Tulalip Gathering Hall in Tulalip, Washington on September 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
People gather outside of the new Northwest Carpenters Institute building prior to a grand opening celebration Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022, in Burlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Building a workforce: Northwest Carpenters expand training center

About 160 Snohomish County tradespeople take the apprentice classes in Burlington center. There’s ample room to grow.

People gather outside of the new Northwest Carpenters Institute building prior to a grand opening celebration Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022, in Burlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Meadowdale High School Principal Dave Shockley laughs while touring his school’s temporary space for the new school health center on Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2022, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

First school-based clinic in Snohomish County opens at Meadowdale High

School and health officials said the new on-campus center should boost wellness and grades for Lynnwood students.

Meadowdale High School Principal Dave Shockley laughs while touring his school’s temporary space for the new school health center on Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2022, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Michael Adams is trying to navigate the school district's procedure for addressing complaints about racism after his son was the subject of some racist Snapchat messages sent by Granite Falls High School students in May. 

Photographed in Granite Falls, Washington on September 20, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

After threat to ‘lynch’ Granite Falls boy, father says school fell short

Michael Adams helped craft the district’s diversity policy. Then his son became a target of racism. He now wants more changes.

Michael Adams is trying to navigate the school district's procedure for addressing complaints about racism after his son was the subject of some racist Snapchat messages sent by Granite Falls High School students in May. 

Photographed in Granite Falls, Washington on September 20, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Challenger Elementary School staff chats with bus drivers before school lets out on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County bus driver shortage creates ripple effect for schools

Widespread job vacancies mean doubling up on routes or shifting staff members to backfill for missing drivers.

Challenger Elementary School staff chats with bus drivers before school lets out on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)