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Burst pipe damages Edmonds library; building to shutter for weeks

Books and media stayed dry. But Sno-Isle Libraries is unsure about the extent of damage to the building.

 

Lynnwood

Police: Gunman fires shot, pulls woman from car in Lynnwood carjacking

The suspect, a man in his 20s or 30s, fled south on Highway 99. Seattle police found him later.

 

Marysville

More than 1,100 utility customers lose power in Marysville

The Snohomish County Public Utility District attributed the outages to “equipment failure.”

 

The 214-foot tall cranes work to unload their first cargo shipments at South Terminal at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sued over pollution, Port of Everett works on water quality issues

Testing found stormwater toxins above permit limits, a watchdog says. State regulations require a fix.

The 214-foot tall cranes work to unload their first cargo shipments at South Terminal at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Looking north, an aerial view of Paine Field in Everett. (Paine Field / Snohomish County) 20220605

Paine Field development plan envisions an expanded terminal

Once Sea-Tac Airport reaches capacity, the Everett airport is on the short list to absorb unmet demand by passengers.

Looking north, an aerial view of Paine Field in Everett. (Paine Field / Snohomish County) 20220605
Ellen Galbraith

UW grad with resort experience picked to manage Stevens Pass

Ellen Galbraith will start the job in June, with help from the ski area’s interim manager Tom Fortune.

Ellen Galbraith
Peyton Vandanacker, 7, rings her bell surrounded by her family in celebration of the end of her chemotherapy treatment for an aggressive type of leukemia on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Bothell, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After cancer battle, ‘happy tears’ and celebration for Bothell girl

Peyton Vandanacker, 7, thanked her siblings for helping her through chemotherapy. Firefighters came out to celebrate, too.

Peyton Vandanacker, 7, rings her bell surrounded by her family in celebration of the end of her chemotherapy treatment for an aggressive type of leukemia on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Bothell, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Toddler ‘critical but stable’ after pedestrian crash in Edmonds

Another victim, a teenager, has been released from the hospital. The driver cooperated with police.

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Police: Man fatally shot by Edmonds officer brandished a knife

It was a domestic-violence call. Another police officer first tried to subdue him with a stun gun.

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Mill Creek Fire Station 76. (Mill Creek Fire Department)

Mill Creek to vote on annexation into South County Fire

Voting “yes” on the April 26 ballot is the best deal, the city says, citing rising costs either way.

Mill Creek Fire Station 76. (Mill Creek Fire Department)
A worker uses a lift to get onto the wing of a KC-46 Pegasus tanker plane, one of four, at the Boeing Everett Modification Center on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Ex-security guard sues Boeing, claiming chemical exposure

Holly Hawthorne says she got sick after working at a Paine Field hangar. Boeing declined to comment.

A worker uses a lift to get onto the wing of a KC-46 Pegasus tanker plane, one of four, at the Boeing Everett Modification Center on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
An artist's rendering of the new Funko warehouse in Buckeye, Arizona. (Funko) 20220407

Funko to lay off 258 people when Washington warehouses close

The company, still headquartered in downtown Everett, is moving distribution operations to Arizona.

An artist's rendering of the new Funko warehouse in Buckeye, Arizona. (Funko) 20220407
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into the background of Calvin Walker, a new hire, after a sergeant expressed concerns about a comment on a photo posted to Walker’s Facebook page in August 2020. A friend asked whether the image, showing Walker in cowboy boots and an American flag t-shirt, was “racist or misogynistic.” Walker responded, “it’s honestly a lot of both.” Walker was fired from the Sheriff’s Office in January 2022 as a result of the investigation. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

How an outspoken Snohomish vigilante became a deputy — then was fired

After affirming Calvin Walker’s hiring, Sheriff Adam Fortney was eventually persuaded it jeopardized public trust.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into the background of Calvin Walker, a new hire, after a sergeant expressed concerns about a comment on a photo posted to Walker’s Facebook page in August 2020. A friend asked whether the image, showing Walker in cowboy boots and an American flag t-shirt, was “racist or misogynistic.” Walker responded, “it’s honestly a lot of both.” Walker was fired from the Sheriff’s Office in January 2022 as a result of the investigation. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)
Funko headquarters in downtown Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Funko HQ buildings for sale; toymaker says lease unaffected

The historic Port Gardner building at 2802 Wetmore Ave., in the heart of downtown Everett, is listed in a $52M offering.

Funko headquarters in downtown Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Snohomish county troopers on scene of a two car collision southbound on I-5 in Everett, just south of 41st Street, early on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. (Washington State Patrol)

2 dead in wrong-way crash on I-5 in Everett on Saturday

An Everett man, 22, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular homicide.

Snohomish county troopers on scene of a two car collision southbound on I-5 in Everett, just south of 41st Street, early on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. (Washington State Patrol)
Tom Fortune (Adam Sanders / Stevens Pass)

Stevens Pass interim manager’s goal: ‘Changing the vibe’ in 2022

Interview: After a rough season start, Tom Fortune wants to make the rest of the winter worthwhile for skiers.

Tom Fortune (Adam Sanders / Stevens Pass)
Joni Kirk (City of Mill Creek)

Mill Creek settles ex-spokesperson’s lawsuit for $95,000

Joni Kirk claimed the former mayor wanted her out and that she was wrongfully fired. The city denies wrongdoing.

Joni Kirk (City of Mill Creek)
Stevens Pass on Dec. 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Amid rocky ski season with 300 complaints, Stevens Pass offers deal

Vail Resorts said returning customers can get discounts for 2022-23 if they renew their passes by May 30.

Stevens Pass on Dec. 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company's new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Despite Arizona move, Everett leaders expect Funko HQ to stay

The toymaker is closing Everett warehouses. But a recent “HQ2” expansion has the city confident Funko will remain rooted here.

Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company's new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
A chair lift sits idle on Stevens Pass Thursday afternoon on December 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A blizzard of Stevens Pass complaints hits the AG’s office

The ski resort’s new manager says he’s working to address frustrations about lines and closures.

A chair lift sits idle on Stevens Pass Thursday afternoon on December 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)