Melissa Slager

‘PUMKING’: We’re not finished with funny licenses plates

Readers sent more of their personalized plates, explaining what they really mean.


This week’s Herald Super Kid is Grace Academy senior Jenna Knudson. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Her 14 years at Grace Academy have been ‘pretty cool’

Senior Jenna Knudson has attended the Marysville Christian school since preschool.


In danger: State workers endure risks along our highways

WSDOT is marking National Work Zone Awareness Week with a plea to “slow down and give us room.”


It’s big, it’s gray, it’s ugly — it’s physics

Diagonal “bridges” are a lot of metal for a simple traffic signal. Size of intersection is a reason.

North Creek junior gearing up for a big 2019

T.J. Ingersoll, who will be in the school’s first graduating class, helps build a positive climate.

State residents take a ‘road usage charge’ for a test drive

Pay-per-mile taxes are being pitched as an eventual replacement for the gas tax.

‘We’re all different and we all just need to respect each other’

Everett High School senior Amy Nguyen wants to be a doctor, helping those in developing countries.

Snohomish High senior is cherishing all the moments

Emma Lande has a new appreciation for life as she battles Hodgkins lymphoma.

Navigating roundabouts 101

Richard Springer, formerly of Mill Creek, still subscribes to The Daily Herald from Chelan and keeps up on Street Smarts. (Clearly, he is a model… Continue reading

Spring break plans taking you on Highway 20? Plan for delays

A double-roundabout project will impact holiday traffic to Anacortes ferry, Whidbey Island

NOPEYEP, YEPNOPE: We love our personalized license plates

Street Smarts asked you to send in vanity plate finds, and readers did not disappoint.

The rules: You can’t put just anything on your vanity plate

The state keeps a “banned list” of character combinations that will automatically be denied.

Failing embankment on Marine Drive awaiting permanent fix

In the meantime, a 20 mph speed limit is in effect at the spot south of Norman Road.

New 116th interchange enters final phase

The Tulalip-led project will ease backups at the I-5 overpass.

R U testing RUC?

The state has started its pilot of pay-per-mile taxes.

Does daylight saving bring more traffic crashes?

Studies differ, but either way it’s good to be mindful of drowsy driving.

Ba-boom to ahhh … Trestle to be repaved this summer

The westbound span has shown significant wear and tear since it was last repaved in 2002.

Clubs & Interests

Women’s Groups Causes, Senior Socials

Busy Jackson High student hears entrepreneurship calling

The competitive dancer keeps an active schedule of school, dance and work to feel highly productive.

Clubs & Interests

Hobbies, Out & About