Snohomish High School, seen here Oct. 22, was put on lockdown Thursday morning. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Snohomish High locked down due to report of possible weapon

Sheriff’s deputies went to the school in response to a social media post.

 

Dale Kaemingk (left) and Hisham Othman.

Small-town policing takes center stage in Brier mayoral race

This quiet south Snohomish County city of about 6,500 residents…

 

John Kartak (left) and Linda Redmon.

Snohomish mayoral race shaping up to be a close one

John Kartak and Linda Redmon have diametrically opposed ideas of the mayor’s role on social issues.

John Kartak (left) and Linda Redmon.
Top (L-R): Nina Kim Hanson and Brett Rogers. Bottom (L-R): Vildan Kirby and Carolyn Bennett.

Strong resumes, strong views in Lake Stevens School Board races

As elsewhere, the contests feature candidates clashing on curriculum, spending and COVID-19 mandates.

Top (L-R): Nina Kim Hanson and Brett Rogers. Bottom (L-R): Vildan Kirby and Carolyn Bennett.
Harbor seal (PAWS)

Jetty Island, a seal paradise, becomes new home for 2 pups

The harbor seals were emaciated when they arrived at PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood. They’re ready for the wild now.

Harbor seal (PAWS)
Alejandro Meza reacts to the verdict of guilty of first-degree manslaughter at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bus-riding gunman guilty of manslaughter in Everett slaying

Alejandro Meza, of Lake Stevens, got into a fight with Gene Peterson on a Community Transit bus in March.

Alejandro Meza reacts to the verdict of guilty of first-degree manslaughter at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Police block roads in south Everett in search for suspect

Officers were trying to arrest a suspect near Everett Mall Way and Third Avenue Southeast.

FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday, Oct. 26, endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. (Pfizer via AP, File)

Pfizer vaccines for younger kids expected in state next week

The Health Department estimates about 30% of parents will seek shots immediately for children ages 5-11.

FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday, Oct. 26, endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. (Pfizer via AP, File)
Top row (L-R): Paul Roberts, Mary Fosse, Paula Rhyne, Greg Lineberry, Don Schwab. Bottom row (L-R):Lacey Sauvageau, Tommie Rubatino, Liz Vogeli, Ben Zarlingo, Demi Chatters.

Who’s running for Everett council? New candidates — a lot of them

Ten people are vying for positions newly defined by districts. Only two are incumbents.

Top row (L-R): Paul Roberts, Mary Fosse, Paula Rhyne, Greg Lineberry, Don Schwab. Bottom row (L-R):Lacey Sauvageau, Tommie Rubatino, Liz Vogeli, Ben Zarlingo, Demi Chatters.
Top: Caroline Mason (left) and Jeannie Magdua. Bottom: Traci Mitchell (left) and Charles Mister, Jr.

A clash of approaches in contest for Everett School Board

Incumbent Caroline Mason touts experience. Challenger Jeannie Magdua wants pay cuts for some and changes in sex ed curricula.

Top: Caroline Mason (left) and Jeannie Magdua. Bottom: Traci Mitchell (left) and Charles Mister, Jr.
Steve Oss (left) and Cassie Franklin.

Budget and homelessness at center of Everett mayor’s race

Steve Oss, a longtime transit worker, is challenging incumbent Cassie Franklin.

Steve Oss (left) and Cassie Franklin.
Top (L-R): Felix Neals, Brian Mills, Tom Merrill, David Flynn, Kari Zimmerman. Bottom (L-R): Lea Anne Burke, Larry Countryman, Steve Dana, Karen Guzak.

In Snohomish, council candidates seek to define small town values

Four of five races are contested in the city. There are clear divisions between conservative and liberal candidates.

Top (L-R): Felix Neals, Brian Mills, Tom Merrill, David Flynn, Kari Zimmerman. Bottom (L-R): Lea Anne Burke, Larry Countryman, Steve Dana, Karen Guzak.
The Anchor Pub in Everett has been closed since the owner was arrested on rape charges last week. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Women say Everett bar owner was ‘a predator for so long’

Christian Sayre, owner of The Anchor Pub, was arrested in a rape investigation. Now women and co-workers are speaking out.

The Anchor Pub in Everett has been closed since the owner was arrested on rape charges last week. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers (top left) and Snohomish County Health District Administrative Officer Shawn Frederick (top right) give a COVID-19 update Tuesday in Everett. (Snohomish County Health District)

Kids are big part of coronavirus surge in Snohomish County

After seven weeks in decline, the county’s case rate has increased. About a fifth of new cases were kids under 14.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers (top left) and Snohomish County Health District Administrative Officer Shawn Frederick (top right) give a COVID-19 update Tuesday in Everett. (Snohomish County Health District)
Gene Simmons impersonator, Jack Murrin practices on there bass guitar at his storage building on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Murrin, 51, a firefighter and impersonator, is putting on a 2-hour KISS concert with 19 songs in front of his north Everett home on Halloween.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The Demon: Gene Simmons imitator hosts a free Kiss concert

Everett firefighter and paramedic Jack Murrin will return to the stage for a Halloween show at his home.

Gene Simmons impersonator, Jack Murrin practices on there bass guitar at his storage building on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Murrin, 51, a firefighter and impersonator, is putting on a 2-hour KISS concert with 19 songs in front of his north Everett home on Halloween.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Residents move out of an apartment Wednesday afternoon in the Whispering Pines Complex in Lynnwood on August 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Housing authority traded $2,000 for Lynnwood tenants’ silence

Low-income tenants agreed not to sue or discuss a traumatic housing search, amid Whispering Pines’ impending demolition.

Residents move out of an apartment Wednesday afternoon in the Whispering Pines Complex in Lynnwood on August 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Top row (L-R): Jeffrey Vaughan, Cindy Gobel, Mark James. Bottom row (L-R): Ambyrlee Gattshall, Tom King, Michael Stevens.

Marysville council candidates: Who can best handle city growth?

In a marquee matchup, council veteran Jeffrey Vaughan is challenged by Cindy Gobel.

Top row (L-R): Jeffrey Vaughan, Cindy Gobel, Mark James. Bottom row (L-R): Ambyrlee Gattshall, Tom King, Michael Stevens.
Jennifer Gregerson (left) and Joe Marine.

Mukilteo’s mayor and ex-mayor battle for a third term

With both candidates, voters know what they’re getting with Jennifer Gregerson or Joe Marine.

Jennifer Gregerson (left) and Joe Marine.

Caregiver charged with raping Everett woman with dementia

A DNA sample found “very strong support” that Kelvin Njeru was the suspect, prosecutors allege.