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Police: Motorcyclist who allegedly struck boy was speeding

The 10-year-old had just exited a school bus in Lake Stevens. The motorcyclist initially fled on foot.

 

Rapist sentenced again, this time for domestic violence

Daniel Miltenberger was already serving 38 years for ambushing and sexually assaulting a stranger.

 

Neighbor: John Reed showed up in Oso shortly before slayings

He is accused of killing Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, with whom he had a property dispute.

 

First-grader Daniel Sok gets a hand from second-grader Shane Martinez (right) as he and other classmates learn to ride a bike in the gym at Silver Lake Elementary on Wednesday in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

South Everett teachers helping kids ride without training wheels

Not all children learn to ride at home anymore, which surprised the first-grade teachers.

First-grader Daniel Sok gets a hand from second-grader Shane Martinez (right) as he and other classmates learn to ride a bike in the gym at Silver Lake Elementary on Wednesday in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Mabel Hume, 10, of Lynnwood loads a wheelbarrow with evasive plants during a cleanup of South Lynnwood Neighborhood Park on Saturday. (DOUG RAMSAY / FOR THE HERALD)

Lynnwood volunteers help with cleanup, suggest improvements

“Clean & Green” is a city-led effort to beautify parks and other public areas in south Lynnwood.

Mabel Hume, 10, of Lynnwood loads a wheelbarrow with evasive plants during a cleanup of South Lynnwood Neighborhood Park on Saturday. (DOUG RAMSAY / FOR THE HERALD)
Beverly Elementary fourth-grader Helini Kahsay looks on a picture list of bugs, Legand Marshall takes cell phone videos and Landon Smith spoons water and insects into a container during a a trip to Hall Lake to look at bugs, nature walk and release salmon fry on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Beverly Elementary fourth-graders take field trip to Hall Lake

There they released salmon fry, took a nature walk and studied what lives in the water.

Beverly Elementary fourth-grader Helini Kahsay looks on a picture list of bugs, Legand Marshall takes cell phone videos and Landon Smith spoons water and insects into a container during a a trip to Hall Lake to look at bugs, nature walk and release salmon fry on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Savage and senseless killing’: Throat-slasher gets 32½ years

John Kuljis Jr. killed Barbara Decker, 78, and severely injured her daughter, Janine Shaffer, 62.

Forest View Elementary fifth-graders Richard Morgan (left) and Rowan Evans, both 11, recently won prizes for their inventions. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett fifth-graders invent The Onion Shield, Super BioSoap

Rowan Evans and Ricky Morgan did well in a state competition and advanced to nationals.

Forest View Elementary fifth-graders Richard Morgan (left) and Rowan Evans, both 11, recently won prizes for their inventions. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Navigational signs for pedestrians installed in Everett

Each is 10 feet tall and has a map and arrows pointing the way to get to common destinations.

County, Forest Service paying for vital pay phone in Verlot

Its brief removal last year sparked concerns about how hikers and residents would reach 911.

Veterans gain experience on eco-friendly projects

Washington Conservations Corps partners with Snohomish district to offer internships.

A modern-day Boys & Girls Club looks to reconnect with alumni

Former Everett members are being asked to get more involved as the organization faces growing demand.

Everett’s Everpark Garage might see upgrades in coming months

The aging garage is intended to play a bigger role in the challenging downtown parking scene.

Former Everett Macy’s will be replaced by a flooring business

The 133,000-square-foot site at the Everett Mall has been empty for months. Construction is under way.

Habitat for Humanity builds houses, now homebuyers minds

The organization is offering classes as another way to help meet the demand for affordable housing.

Teen sentenced for kicking death in Marysville woods

Robert Myrick Jr., 16, who loved basketball, died in August. His killer admitted to manslaughter.

Everett scales back city’s Monte Cristo Awards to save money

The awards for well-cared-for properties will continue, but the event to honor winners will cease.

Everett PD plans firearms safety program — with free gun locks

That and the creation of a gang unit are part of the mayor’s initiative to reduce gang violence.

Take a group bike tour and visit every Everett fire station

The second annual family-friendly event features a slower pace to promote bicycling.

Ikea spurns Everett Riverfront, forcing developers to adjust

Instead of the furniture giant, a vacant commercial area is likely to have smaller shops and housing.