How to fly sister home for the holidays without ruffling feathers

Dear Carolyn: My sister attends school overseas and lives with her boyfriend. My parents recently told me she can’t make it home for the holidays… Continue reading

It’s never too late for playtime with grandkids

Dear Grandparenting: If you want to get to know young grandchildren, you have to get down to their level. They can’t be expected to come… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Kickstart your winter festivities with these chicken starters

Make one of these five spicy and savory chicken appetizers for your next holiday party or potluck.

Oh, what buckwheat can do for these blender crepes

he flour imparts a deeply nutty flavor and dark color.

Whole Foods thinks you’ll be drinking mushroom coffee next year

Bleeding veggie burgers, edible flowers and tree-based sparkling waters could be 2018’s trendy foods.

  • Dec 5, 2017

Top gossip editor accused of sexual misconduct

Dylan Howard is the top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications.

  • Dec 5, 2017
Aeries Erickson, 10, has been writing since the age of 4. She is working on a literary journal to put in the transit station near her grandparents’ house so people will have something to read while waiting for the bus. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

10-year-old girl to plaster prose at Everett park and ride

Aeries Erickson is writing a literary journal so commuters have something to read.

Aeries Erickson, 10, has been writing since the age of 4. She is working on a literary journal to put in the transit station near her grandparents’ house so people will have something to read while waiting for the bus. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Why the chief of Fire District 22 loves Snohomish County

Why I Love It Here is an occasional series in The Herald. Today’s essay is written by Travis Hots.

Night Rider hikes the Pacific Northwest Trail

The trail travels through Skagit and Island counties, crossing I-5 and Highway 20.

Snooping on husband confirms her unhappy marriage

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I made the mistake of reading my husband’s texts and read many between his family where his… Continue reading

Today in History: Dec. 5

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2017. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Dec. 5, 1952, the… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

‘House of Cards’ to resume taping minus star Kevin Spacey

The eight-episode final season will focus on co-star Robin Wright.

  • Dec 4, 2017

Smothered by the Islamic State, an Iraqi teen dares to dream

This was the new, nightmare world that the 14-year-old girl had to live in.

  • Dec 4, 2017

Billy Bush says ‘of course’ Trump ‘Access Hollywood’ tape is real

The disgraced TV presenter speaks out after the president suggests the tape was a fake.

  • Dec 4, 2017

‘Simpsons’ voice actor apologizes for Apu, sort of

The maker of a documentary criticizing the Indian character does NOT accept the apology.

  • Dec 4, 2017

Don’t whitewash abuse in the family tree

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: Many family stories were told about my dad’s poor aunt, his mother’s sister, who was married to… Continue reading

My views on ADHD are controversial, yes, but factual

by John Rosemond / Tribune News Service An interesting, and telling, tale: As part of a recent speaking engagement sponsored by a regional medical center… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

New titles worth checking out in December at Everett library

Everett Public Library staff’s best fiction reads for December 2017.

Today in History: Dec. 4

Today is Monday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2017. There are 27 days left in the year. Today’s highlights: On Dec. 4, 1942, during… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017
Ian Terry / The Herald Double Bluff Brewing Company owner Daniel Thomis started the downtown Langley brewery in October 2015 after moving to the island from the east coast with his wife, Marissa. Photo taken on 07072017

A tour of Whidbey finds breweries proudly serving local beer

Here are five watering holes on the island that are worth the trip for a craft brew.

Ian Terry / The Herald Double Bluff Brewing Company owner Daniel Thomis started the downtown Langley brewery in October 2015 after moving to the island from the east coast with his wife, Marissa. Photo taken on 07072017