Mary Murphy

Ahadi family arriving in Washington on Oct. 22, 2021. (photo courtesy of Lutheran Community Services Northwest)

A year later, Afghan refugees in Lynnwood see brighter future ahead

Ziaurahman Ahadi served as a trauma medic on battlefields in Afghanistan. Now he builds fireplaces to support a family of eight.


Keb, the 12-year-old search an rescue dog, stands at the feet of owner Suzanne Elshult after a quick training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Edmonds’ Keb, who combed Oso mud, up for Hero Dog of the Year

Suzanne Elshult’s search dog, a 12-year-old yellow Lab, has deployed on over 100 missions. She “is the consoler.”