How a government pension might reduce Social Security benefits

Q: As a teacher for 20 years, I receive a pension from a school system that did not withhold Social Security taxes from my pay.… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Mexican-style sandwich tastes as if it took hours to make

This winning Mexican torta is from Christopher Kimball’s winning “Milk Street: Tuesday Nights” book.

  • Jun 5, 2019

Mini clafoutis are easier than pancakes and taste luxurious

Best eaten while warm, these are ideal to make for company who will gobble them up on the spot.

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, June 5, the 156th day of 2019. There are 209 days left in the year.

  • Jun 5, 2019

‘Jeopardy!’ producer vows ‘appropriate’ action against leaker

Somebody leaked video showing James Holzhauer’s stunning loss before the episode aired.

  • Jun 4, 2019

Active, nice, old and young dogs up for adoption in Everett

These pets are ready to be adopted from the Everett Animal Shelter.

Bob Ade, 84, kaleidoscope artist. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Bob the kaleidoscope master spins reality thousands of times

The Lynnwood artist, 84, is known worldwide for the scopes he makes at his home. Some go for $2,000.

Bob Ade, 84, kaleidoscope artist. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Am I or is my husband the bathroom jerk?

By Carolyn Hax / The Washington Post Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: Husband, wife, and wife’s dad live together. Wife is in… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2019
James Holzhauer dominates ‘Jeopardy!’ Has he broken the game?

Holzhauer falls short of breaking Jennings’ ‘Jeopardy!’ record

After winning $2.4 million over 32 straight games, he gambles conservatively on Final Jeopardy.

  • Jun 4, 2019
James Holzhauer dominates ‘Jeopardy!’ Has he broken the game?

Mavis Staples teams with Ben Harper on new album, ‘We Get By’

Also, new music from Lee “Scratch” Perry and Steve Lacy.

  • Jun 4, 2019

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, June 4, the 155th day of 2019. There are 210 days left in the year.

  • Jun 4, 2019

‘Modern Everett’: Last in local author’s historical trilogy

Mukilteo’s Steve K. Bertrand also wrote history books titled “Mukilteo” (2011) and “Paine Field” (2014).

A ‘simple back yard wedding’ is a fairytale

This delusional bride needs to wake up and smell the coffee.

  • Jun 3, 2019

Ron Howard documents highs, lows of Pavarotti’s life

Film balances the glory of his music and the heat of his charisma with his private human struggles.

  • Jun 3, 2019

The fascinating connection between language, rhythm, reading

A 2-year-old is learning lots of new words, but has trouble singing even the simplest song.

Legendary Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, dies at 96

The New Orleans chef created the city’s first white-tablecloth restaurant for black patrons.

  • Jun 2, 2019

Lynnwood second-grade teacher ready for Arctic adventure

Jennie Warmouth leaves today for an 11-day fellowship to study polar bears and climate change.

An inmate in ‘Orange is the New Black,’ an activist in real life

Diane Guerrero, famous for playing Maritza Ramos on “OITNB,” is a voice for immigrant youth.

  • Jun 2, 2019

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Rae Armantrout: 2 p.m. June 2, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet will read from “Wobble,” her latest collection of… Continue reading

Beware of making big decisions because of temporary moods

Hello, Carolyn: How do you know a big decision is based on what you truly want vs. what you feel you want at the moment?… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2019