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Two brother bear cubs, burned in a fire last summer, were recently reunited at PAWS in Lynnwood. (PAWS) 20211129

Bear cubs, burned in wildfires, reunited in viral video in Lynnwood

The brother cubs are being treated at PAWS Wildlife Center. They were injured in a wildfire near Lake Chelan.

 

1 dead, 3 injured in 5-car crash east of Stanwood

Katrina Kakalecik, 27, of Granite Falls, was a passenger in an SUV that was rear-ended on Thanksgiving.

 

Couple identified in deadly crash with dump truck on U.S. 2

Haley and Xhavier Terry were in their 20s. She was driving, according to the Washington State Patrol.

 

Homes in The Point subdivision border the construction of the Go East Corp. landfill on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mudslide briefly stalls housing project at former Everett landfill

The slide buried two excavators in September. Work has resumed to make room for nearly 100 new houses.

Homes in The Point subdivision border the construction of the Go East Corp. landfill on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Identities still unknown in fiery U.S. 2 crash that killed 2

Troopers did not expect charges in the double-fatal crash. The truck driver was released from a nearby hospital.

Sheriff Deputy Art Wallin testifies during the trial of Kevin Lewis on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New lawsuit filed against deputy in shooting of Edmonds man

The plaintiff, Britt Jakobsen, was in the passenger seat when her boyfriend was fatally shot by Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy Art Wallin.

Sheriff Deputy Art Wallin testifies during the trial of Kevin Lewis on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 3 long years, Adam Cornell won’t run again for prosecutor

He will finish his term next year. But his time as Snohomish County prosecutor has dulled his optimism, he said.

Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Anita Shad (left) and Jim Distelhorst.

Pro-ivermectin, anti-mask rally host runs for health board

Anita Shad, aka Anita Azariah, has railed against health mandates in Snohomish County. She aims to unseat a retired doctor.

Anita Shad (left) and Jim Distelhorst.
Harbor seal (PAWS)

Jetty Island, a seal paradise, becomes new home for 2 pups

The harbor seals were emaciated when they arrived at PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood. They’re ready for the wild now.

Harbor seal (PAWS)
A pink salmon makes its way upstream along a side stream created to help improve conditions for fish in the Sultan River on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As a dam tries to mimic nature, Sultan River comes to life

Water is flowing through new channels, salmon have new spots to spawn and kayakers have more chances to battle whitewater.

A pink salmon makes its way upstream along a side stream created to help improve conditions for fish in the Sultan River on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Clouds hover over the waters off Everett's western edge Monday morning. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Get ready for La Niña and a soggy winter in Snohomish County

After a hot, dry summer, Washington feels like Washington again. Damp. Gray. Normal.

Clouds hover over the waters off Everett's western edge Monday morning. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
The South Fork Stillaguamish River runs through a new location past a man-made meander jam, large woody material jam and a live crib wall to help guide its new course on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Verlot, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At Gold Basin, a river is moved to save endangered salmon

A landslide had been dumping more than 40,000 tons of silt a year into the river. Not anymore.

The South Fork Stillaguamish River runs through a new location past a man-made meander jam, large woody material jam and a live crib wall to help guide its new course on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Verlot, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Connie L. Bigelow at her store Miniatures & More in Edmonds on Tuesday. (Janice Podsada / The Herald)

Woman pleads guilty to wire fraud in Edmonds doll store fire

Connie Bigelow tried to collect insurance after setting fire to her business. Now she has to pay restitution.

Connie L. Bigelow at her store Miniatures & More in Edmonds on Tuesday. (Janice Podsada / The Herald)
Zach Graham stands in front of a newly restored Three Fingers Lookout. (Friends of Three Fingers Lookout)

Volunteers give makeover to precarious Three Fingers Lookout

Up high, with cliffs on all sides, the 90-year-old hut got much-needed new windows, shutters and paint.

Zach Graham stands in front of a newly restored Three Fingers Lookout. (Friends of Three Fingers Lookout)
Slit appears in Lane 13 of the 10th Street boat launch as a family hauls items to their boat before heading to Hat Island, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Port of Everett officials say sediment has been pouring in at a much greater rate than usual at Everett’s 10th Street Boat Launch. The Port is accepting bids for dredging the launch and the area north of it.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

At Everett boat launch, a sand bar is stranding seafarers

The pileup of silt from the Snohomish River is proving to be problematic. The port plans to dig it out.

Slit appears in Lane 13 of the 10th Street boat launch as a family hauls items to their boat before heading to Hat Island, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Port of Everett officials say sediment has been pouring in at a much greater rate than usual at Everett’s 10th Street Boat Launch. The Port is accepting bids for dredging the launch and the area north of it.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A worker disassembles a fluidized bed incinerator at the Edmonds Wastewater Treatment Plant on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In Edmonds, $26M goes to a cleaner way to get rid of poop

The city will reduce its wastewater carbon footprint by dumping an incinerator and using new technology.

A worker disassembles a fluidized bed incinerator at the Edmonds Wastewater Treatment Plant on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney in July 2020. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Lawsuit dismissed in deputies’ forceful arrest of Everett man

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, a sergeant at the time, was among the officers named in the lawsuit.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney in July 2020. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Snohomish County fire restrictions eased with rainy forecast

The outdoor burn ban will be lifted in unincorporated Snohomish County. And campfires are back.

Nicole VandePutte, an ecologist for Adopt A Stream, looks for fish in a stream along 67th Avenue NE on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In Arlington, a stream is born, giving fish a new route

The Adopt A Stream demonstration project will help salmon and trout avoid roadside pollution.

Nicole VandePutte, an ecologist for Adopt A Stream, looks for fish in a stream along 67th Avenue NE on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A burned black bear cub receives care at PAWS. (PAWS)

These burned bear cubs are among the casualties of wildfires

In a first, PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood is caring for three severely burned young black bears.

A burned black bear cub receives care at PAWS. (PAWS)