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Everett fire chief: 911 calls ‘burning through human capital’

Newly appointed Dave DeMarco, 47, is considering changes to how emergency services are deployed.

 

Everett police: Get to high-risk kids before the gangs do

Six months into the mayor’s order to address youth violence, some plans are still in draft mode.

 

School district poised to demolish 1911 Longfellow building

Preservation groups tried to save the building, but it’s in bad shape and offers were not deemed viable.

 

Teen faces illegal gun charge after brother, 12, is wounded

They allegedly were playing with a revolver. Then the 16-year-old left the room.

Everett’s free gun locks are aimed at weapon thefts

More than 100 were reported stolen last year. The locks are part of an anti-gang-violence initiative.

Bikini baristas’ lawyer seeks to bow out of Everett lawsuit

Derek Newman says his clients aren’t listening to him or paying their legal bills.

Defense may argue insanity for Machias man accused of killing mother

Zachary Konicke’s father survived the 2016 attack, which involved knives and fire.

Ruling might mean a third trial over attempt to kill ex-wife

This time, an appeals court found that evidence implicating David Morgan was seized illegally.

Jury finds John Reed guilty in murders of his Oso neighbors

Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude were shot to death after a long-running dispute with Reed.

Jurors begin deliberations in John Reed murder trial

They are considering first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn.

Man charged in Mountlake Terrace slaying of pregnant woman

Marta Haile died after blows from a cooking pot. The suspect has a history of mental health issues.

Diana Beal, with Compass Health, trains others to help young people in mental health crises. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

They’ll teach you ‘mental health first aid’ at Compass Health

The nonprofit offers a number of classes for the public, companies and other organizations.

Diana Beal, with Compass Health, trains others to help young people in mental health crises. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

City of Everett and firefighters union sign new contract

The ability to negotiate a minimum staffing level remains under review by the state Court of Appeals.

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.