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2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum (Provided by Ford)

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum

Ford’s F-150 pickup has been the best-selling truck in America for 46 years.

  • Mar 18, 2024
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum (Provided by Ford)
Carrie Compton clips leaves from the plants for sale at Houseplants Galore on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The great indoors: Houseplants to bring in a touch of spring

At Houseplants Galore in Everett, discover rare and beautiful plant specimens grown with care.

  • Mar 16, 2024
  • By Sara Bruestle Special to The Herald
Carrie Compton clips leaves from the plants for sale at Houseplants Galore on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Sarah Jean Muncey-Gordon puts on some BITCHSTIX lip oil at Bandbox Beauty Supply on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Langley, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Bandbox Beauty was made for Whidbey Island locals, by an island local

Founder Sarah Muncey-Gordon said Langley is in a renaissance, and she’s proud to be a part of it.

Sarah Jean Muncey-Gordon puts on some BITCHSTIX lip oil at Bandbox Beauty Supply on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Langley, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Mother giving in to the manipulation her daughter fake crying for candy

Can children be bribed into good behavior?

Only in the short term. What we want to do is promote good habits over the course of the child’s life.

Mother giving in to the manipulation her daughter fake crying for candy
A stroll on Rome's ancient Appian Way is a kind of time travel. (Cameron Hewitt)

Rick Steves on the Appian Way, Rome’s ancient superhighway

Twenty-nine highways fanned out from Rome, but this one was the first and remains the most legendary.

  • Mar 16, 2024
A stroll on Rome's ancient Appian Way is a kind of time travel. (Cameron Hewitt)
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What’s a Delta SkyMile worth in the case of a refund?

After American Queen Voyages changes Terrance Hardy’s arrival port, the cruise line agrees to cover his additional flight expenses. But more than a year later, there’s still no refund. What’s going on?

  • Mar 16, 2024
  • By Wire Service
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Byrds co-founder Roger McGuinn, seen here in 2013, will perform April 20 in Edmonds. (Associated Press)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

R0ck ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn, frontman of The Byrds, plans a gig in Edmonds in April.

Byrds co-founder Roger McGuinn, seen here in 2013, will perform April 20 in Edmonds. (Associated Press)
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Village Theatre announces 2024-25 season

Four musicals and a murder mystery, all of them shows you know, will be staged in Everett.

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Rhianne poses with Bremerton Farmers Market attendee

By sorting fact from fiction, we can stop the spread of recycling myths

Next time the recycling topic comes up at work or a family gathering, you can now step in as a recycling myth buster.

  • Mar 13, 2024
Rhianne poses with Bremerton Farmers Market attendee

For some, this cigar lighter’s sinister symbolism is especially striking

Whether it is a sincere or ironic reference to tobacco as poison, this snake-shaped lighter sold for $1,599 at auction.

Great Plant Pick: Mount Hood daffodil

What: Nothing trumpets the arrival of spring like the early blooming daffodils. Narcissus Mount Hood, commonly called Mount Hood daffodil, positively glows in the late… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2024
Moss in the lawn - garden tools

Moss Madness: Go to war with Mr. Moss or let him be — the choice is yours

If you like these cushy creatures, by all means leave them be. If regard them as a plague, here’s how to get rid of them.

Moss in the lawn - garden tools
Sydney Vo and Azul Rangel, juniors at Mariner High School, stand in the entrance hallway at Mariner on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in Everett, Washington. The two have won the Congressional App Challenge in Washington’s Second District for the second year in a row, this time for the creation of HopeHorizon. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Mariner High teens crack congressional coding contest — again

This is the second year in a row that an app by Sydney Vo and Azul Rangel won in the state’s Second District.

Sydney Vo and Azul Rangel, juniors at Mariner High School, stand in the entrance hallway at Mariner on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in Everett, Washington. The two have won the Congressional App Challenge in Washington’s Second District for the second year in a row, this time for the creation of HopeHorizon. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Local children’s author to read at Edmonds Bookshop

Kim Helleren will read from one of her books for kids at the next monthly Story Time at Edmonds Bookshop on March 29.

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Lyft surprises traveler with a $150 cleaning charge

Jared Hakimi finds a $150 charge on his credit card after a Lyft ride. Is that allowed? And will the charge stick?

  • Mar 9, 2024
  • By Wire Service
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The colorful Nyhavn neighborhood is the place to moor on a sunny day in Copenhagen. (Cameron Hewitt)

Rick Steves: Embrace hygge and save cash in Copenhagen

Where else would Hans Christian Andersen, a mermaid statue and lovingly decorated open-face sandwiches be the icons of a major capital?

  • Mar 9, 2024
The colorful Nyhavn neighborhood is the place to moor on a sunny day in Copenhagen. (Cameron Hewitt)
Speech Bubble Puzzle and Discussion

When conflict flares, keep calm and stand your ground

Most adults don’t like dissension. They avoid it, try to get around it, under it, or over it.

Speech Bubble Puzzle and Discussion
Lily Gladstone arrives at the 96th Academy Awards Oscar nominees luncheon on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gladstone is a 2004 Mountlake Terrace graduate. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Mountlake Terrace pulling for hometown star Lily Gladstone to win Oscar

Her Terrace high school classmates voted her “Most Likely to Win an Oscar” in 2004. A “Lily Gladstone Day” is in the works.

Lily Gladstone arrives at the 96th Academy Awards Oscar nominees luncheon on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gladstone is a 2004 Mountlake Terrace graduate. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Publicity photo of Benson Boone. (Provided photo)

Millions swoon over singer Benson Boone, Monroe High graduate

Boone, 21, will stop in Seattle in May on his world tour. His new song “Beautiful Things” hit No. 15 on the Hot 100.

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Last Call is a festured artist at the 2024 DeMiero Jazz Festival: in Edmonds. (Photo provided by DeMiero Jazz Festival)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Jazz ensemble Last Call is one of the featured artists at the DeMiero Jazz Festival on March 7-9 in Edmonds.

Last Call is a festured artist at the 2024 DeMiero Jazz Festival: in Edmonds. (Photo provided by DeMiero Jazz Festival)