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Shirley Prouty (Submitted photo)

Shirley Prouty, Arlington historian and grandma to all, dies at 92

Prouty chronicled “100 Years of Arlington” in a series of books. “She’d turn over any rock,” a former mayor said.

 

Ken Florczak, president of the five-member board at Sherwood Village Mobile Home community on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

How Mill Creek mobile home residents bought the land under their feet

At Sherwood Village, residents are now homeowners. They pay a bit more each month to keep developers from buying their property.

 

Lake Serene in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. (U.S. Forest Service)

How will climate change affect you? New tool gives an educated guess

The Climate Vulnerability Tool outlines climate hazards in Snohomish County — and it may help direct resources.

 

Snohomish County Jail. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Arlington woman arrested in 2005 case of killed baby in Arizona airport

Annie Sue Anderson, 51, has been held in the Snohomish County Jail since December. She’s facing extradition.

Snohomish County Jail. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Arlington man suspected of DUI in fatal I-5 crash

Police said the man was driving the wrong way south of Tacoma and crashed into another car. Angelica Roberto Campos, 52, later died.

Everett

Feds fine Everett test lab for alleged animal welfare violations

Altasciences was cited for five alleged violations in the last two years that resulted in animal injuries and deaths.

Everett
A cliff above the Pilchuck River shows signs of erosion Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, in Lake Stevens, Washington. Lake Connor Park sits atop the cliff. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Hill erodes in Lake Connor Park, forcing residents of 8 lots to vacate

The park has just under 1,500 members east of Lake Stevens. The riverside hill usually loses 18 inches a year. But it was more this year.

A cliff above the Pilchuck River shows signs of erosion Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, in Lake Stevens, Washington. Lake Connor Park sits atop the cliff. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A student reaches put their hands to feel raindrops as it begins to pour on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024 in Camano Island, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Hollow gestures’ won’t allow Camano forest school to survive, founders say

Island County officials acknowledged they should have given Springwood Forest School families more time to prepare for an impending closure.

A student reaches put their hands to feel raindrops as it begins to pour on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024 in Camano Island, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Librarian Andrea Wallis leads activities during Toddler Storytime at the Main Everett Library on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Everett library trustees ‘ideally’ don’t want to merge with Sno-Isle

City finance staff see three options to deal with a $12.9 million deficit: a library merger, a fire department merger, or a new property tax.

Librarian Andrea Wallis leads activities during Toddler Storytime at the Main Everett Library on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Ryan Carlson’s goose Bubba honks at cars outside his home on Monday Feb. 5, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

What’s honkin’ on this Everett thoroughfare? Have a gander

Henrietta and Betty, a goose duet, entertain passersby in the yard between Colby Avenue and Evergreen Way.

Ryan Carlson’s goose Bubba honks at cars outside his home on Monday Feb. 5, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
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Driver killed in crash east of Snohomish

The man crashed off the road Monday morning in the Three Lakes area. Nobody else was injured.

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Jamie Thomas and daughter Nina Garcia looks for books among the tightly spaced shelves at the Everett Public Library Evergreen Branch on Monday, March 5, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Construction to increase the branch library is delayed. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett Reads explores themes of nature, climate change, dystopia

The annual reading event features books by award-winning and shortlisted authors Neal Shusterman and Diane Cook, who will launch the series Friday.

Jamie Thomas and daughter Nina Garcia looks for books among the tightly spaced shelves at the Everett Public Library Evergreen Branch on Monday, March 5, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Construction to increase the branch library is delayed. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A Keyport ship docked at Lake Union in Seattle in June 2018. The ship spends most of the year in Alaska harvesting Golden King crab in the Bering Sea. During the summer it ties up for maintenance and repairs at Lake Union. (Keyport LLC)

In crabbers’ turbulent moment, Edmonds seafood processor ‘saved our season’

When a processing plant in Alaska closed, Edmonds-based business Keyport stepped up to solve a “no-win situation.”

A Keyport ship docked at Lake Union in Seattle in June 2018. The ship spends most of the year in Alaska harvesting Golden King crab in the Bering Sea. During the summer it ties up for maintenance and repairs at Lake Union. (Keyport LLC)
The soft room at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘A kinder, gentler interview room’ at Mountlake Terrace’s police station

Police nationwide are remodeling to create soothing rooms for interviews with victims of crime, like the new “soft room” in Mountlake Terrace.

The soft room at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lynnwood

2 teens charged with racing in crash that killed Edmonds woman in 2021

Molly Lally, 34, was turning left when she was hit by a car going at least 20 mph over the limit, according to new charges.

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A Cessna 150 crashed north of Paine Field on Friday evening, Feb. 16, 2024, in Mukilteo, Washington. The pilot survived without serious injury. (Courtesy of Richard Newman.)

Small plane lost power in crash north of Paine Field, flight club says

The pilot reportedly called 911, stuck in a tree, on Friday. The sole occupant survived “without a scratch,” the president of Puget Sound Flyers said.

A Cessna 150 crashed north of Paine Field on Friday evening, Feb. 16, 2024, in Mukilteo, Washington. The pilot survived without serious injury. (Courtesy of Richard Newman.)
Jennifer Ross, a PCAP case manager, prepares for the day at her desk at Sound Pathways on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

As homelessness rises, Everett programs aims to help struggling moms

UW’s Parent-Child Assistance Program is designed for mothers, like Aunalisa Dawn Evans, who struggle with addiction during and after pregnancy.

Jennifer Ross, a PCAP case manager, prepares for the day at her desk at Sound Pathways on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jennifer Ross, a PCAP case manager for Sound Pathways, speaks with a client in the client’s home on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘I did get better’: Program helped Everett mother reunite her family

Jennifer Ross, a case manager with UW’s Parent Child-Assistance Program, made a big difference for Ashley Kozachenko.

Jennifer Ross, a PCAP case manager for Sound Pathways, speaks with a client in the client’s home on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Storage containers and a dumpster sit in the parking lot outside of Claire’s Place on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Nonprofit knew of Clare’s Place contamination for months before evacuation

Residents fled the Everett shelter in October due to dangerous levels of meth in the building. Its operator knew of contamination since April.

Storage containers and a dumpster sit in the parking lot outside of Claire’s Place on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning has a hotline at 1-855-GO-GRIZZ to report grizzly bear sightings. (Joe Lieb/US Fish and Wildlife Service via Associated Press)

Snohomish County partners with feds on North Cascades grizzly plan

The County Council approved an agreement under which local officials will provide input on any plan to reintroduce grizzly bears.

The Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning has a hotline at 1-855-GO-GRIZZ to report grizzly bear sightings. (Joe Lieb/US Fish and Wildlife Service via Associated Press)