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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Sept. 30

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Abelia 'Edward Goucher' (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’

This shrub blooms from summer to late autumn, which will make the pollinators happy.

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Abelia 'Edward Goucher' (Richie Steffen)
Making your own WM truck costume takes only a few supplies and can be recycled when you’re done with it. (Courtesy Waste Management)

Green is the new orange: sustainable Halloween celebrations

Spooky season is here: costumes line the shelves at department stores, and pumpkins are everywhere you look. From candy wrappers to old jack-o-lanterns, the amount… Continue reading

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Making your own WM truck costume takes only a few supplies and can be recycled when you’re done with it. (Courtesy Waste Management)
Even if you haven’t watered your landscape in the past 100 days, or watered very little, get outside and give your plants a good soak. (Getty Images)

It’s dry out there, so water your yard — please!

After 100 days of no precipitation, your garden badly needs a drink. So grab a hose and get to work — it’s well worth the slightly higher water bills.

Even if you haven’t watered your landscape in the past 100 days, or watered very little, get outside and give your plants a good soak. (Getty Images)
Conceptual rendering for a future section of Smokey Point Boulevard between 174th Place NE and 200th Street NE. (City of Arlington)

Plan seeks to transform Smokey Point Blvd. into ‘neighborhood corridor’

City officials hope roundabouts, sidewalks and more will turn 2 miles of busy road into a neighborhood street.

Conceptual rendering for a future section of Smokey Point Boulevard between 174th Place NE and 200th Street NE. (City of Arlington)

Schwab: GOP’s ‘Commitment’ left out its vow of cruelty, denial

Or, they’re there, but you have to read past the platitudes and think beyond the vague statements.

Stanwood’s Purple Heart declaration could have gone further

Recently the Stanwood City Council declared its town a Purple Heart city. It joined Snohomish County and individual cities in the county in this declaration.… Continue reading

This quilt features an American flag with 36 stars, indicating that it was made about 1865. Most antique quilts are harder to date.

Tips for estimating an unsigned vintage quilt’s true age

If you can see dark spots in the quilt when held up to a strong light or sunny window, they may be cotton seeds. Some collectors claim that this means the quilt was made before the invention of the cotton gin in 1793.

This quilt features an American flag with 36 stars, indicating that it was made about 1865. Most antique quilts are harder to date.
Genghin Carroll, 8, walks up and high fives his mom Andria Carroll after riding the ferry over to meet her for a dental appointment on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Welcome aboard, kids! Ferry rides are free for those 18 and under

The move to let children ride ferries for free is the latest result of Move Ahead Washington legislation.

Genghin Carroll, 8, walks up and high fives his mom Andria Carroll after riding the ferry over to meet her for a dental appointment on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak players celebrate a goal during the game against Kamiak on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Glacier Peak tops Kamiak in key Wesco 4A soccer clash

Ryann Reynolds strikes again, scoring in the 41st minute to give the Grizzlies a 1-0 win in a pivotal league showdown.

Glacier Peak players celebrate a goal during the game against Kamiak on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Stanwood's Ryder Bumgarner rushes with yardage with Arlington's Trenton Lamie, left, closing in the third quarter Friday night at Stanwood High School on September 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A look at this week’s top local high school football matchups

Rivalry games and conference matchups highlight Week 5 of the local prep football season.

Stanwood's Ryder Bumgarner rushes with yardage with Arlington's Trenton Lamie, left, closing in the third quarter Friday night at Stanwood High School on September 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Everett Silvertips’ Olen Zellweger maneuvers around a Vancouver Giants defender during a strong first period for the Silvertips in the first round of the WHL playoffs Friday, April 22, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Ducks send star defenseman Zellweger back to Silvertips

The 19-year-old standout and reigning WHL Defenseman of the Year should provide Everett with a huge boost.

The Everett Silvertips’ Olen Zellweger maneuvers around a Vancouver Giants defender during a strong first period for the Silvertips in the first round of the WHL playoffs Friday, April 22, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Seattle Mariners, including Adam Frazier (26), J.P. Crawford, center, Chris Flexen (77), Luis Castillo, second from right, and Cal Raleigh, right, celebrate after a single by Crawford in the 11th inning drove in the winning run in a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 10-9. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Mariners outlast Rangers, reduce magic number to 1

Seattle wins 10-9 in 11 innings to move one win, or one Baltimore loss, away from clinching a playoff berth.

Seattle Mariners, including Adam Frazier (26), J.P. Crawford, center, Chris Flexen (77), Luis Castillo, second from right, and Cal Raleigh, right, celebrate after a single by Crawford in the 11th inning drove in the winning run in a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 10-9. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
White line on Green grass sport field for sport concept

Prep roundup for Thursday, Sept. 29

Prep roundup for Thursday, Sept. 29: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BOYS TENNIS WESCO 4A Jackson 5, Lake Stevens 2… Continue reading

White line on Green grass sport field for sport concept
A Sound Transit train arrives at Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. (Sue Misao / Herald file) May 2019

Should light rail skip Paine Field and Boeing? We asked, you answered

More than 300 Herald readers responded to an online poll. Here are the results.

A Sound Transit train arrives at Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. (Sue Misao / Herald file) May 2019
Cascade's Julian Thomas jumps over multiple tackles during the game against Jackson on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Week 5 prep football leaderboard

A look at the area’s top passers, rushers and receivers.

Cascade's Julian Thomas jumps over multiple tackles during the game against Jackson on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)