Ever popular Honda Civic is fast, fun, quiet and smooth

For 2019, the popular compact sedan gets a new Sport trim. Honda Sensing is standard on all models.


How young is too young to commit to a life partner?

There’s just no seeing around corners here. What you can do, though, is know yourself well.

  • Aug 19, 2019


Today in history

Today is Monday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2019. There are 134 days left in the year.


Gino Sanita, center, teaches his son Carlo Sanita, 5, left, and daughter Virgina Sanita, 7, how to fish off of the boat launch dock at Camano Island State Park. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Free days: When state parks say ‘welcome’ and there is no fee

Ten of Washington’s state parks are in Snohomish County and on Camano and Whidbey islands.

Gino Sanita, center, teaches his son Carlo Sanita, 5, left, and daughter Virgina Sanita, 7, how to fish off of the boat launch dock at Camano Island State Park. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Cody T. Luff: 6 p.m. Aug. 18, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Set in the far future, “Ration” is an… Continue reading

Bruce Lee’s daughter says Quentin Tarantino can ‘shut up’

Shannon Lee says her father’s portrayal in “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” is a mockery of the icon.

  • Aug 18, 2019

Controlling your actions when you’re hot under the collar

You can’t control your feelings, but there’s never a good reason to lose your temper. Here’s what to do.

Falling in love with European rail passes all over again

Sweeping changes have made them more affordable and less confusing to buy.

Fundraiser to help 4-year-old Marysville girl fighting cancer

The Sheldon family’s friends have organized Sadie’s Night on Aug. 27, with small bites from 8 chefs.

He’s made a career out of nostalgia. Now he’s satirizing it.

Mathew Klickstein’s “Selling Nostalgia” both satirizes our obsession with the past and profits from it.

  • Aug 18, 2019

Missy Elliott to receive Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs

Rihanna, Kanye West, Beyoncé, The Beatles and David Bowie are among past recipients of the honor.

  • Aug 18, 2019

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

Smartphone photography: Learn how to optimize your smartphone’s camera in a beginner class at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at Alderwood REI, 3000 184th St. SW,… Continue reading

She’s retaking the month-long MyPlate on My Budget challenge

Can Jennifer Bardsley stick to the feds’ recommended grocery budget and nutritional requirements?

Lynnwood woman plants success with water-storing succulents

Angie Rolly turned her thrift shop hobby into a mini-garden business at local farmers markets.

Adoptive parent can’t stand other uses of the word ‘adopt’

Please don’t follow excellent logic down an emotional path the facts don’t support.

  • Aug 17, 2019

Great Plant Pick: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Yaku Jima,’ dwarf maiden grass

This clumping grass can be planted with annuals to provide stature and variety of texture.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Tour-worthy gardens: The Mill Creek Garden Club is looking for gardens to include on next year’s tour. The gardens don’t have to be within the… Continue reading

Summer’s in the home stretch — time to plant fall vegetables

There is a seemingly endless number of cultivars, but here are seven to zero in on.

This American-flag table is rare — and worth a lot of dough

“Unique” is a word that is often misused by collectors. It means one of a kind. There can never be a unique mass-produced chair, but… Continue reading

Today in history

Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year.

  • Aug 17, 2019