Intensive care unit registered nurse Sara Gering at Providence Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A year later, Gering and her co-workers are still enduring the physical and emotional exhaustion that comes with caring for patients with COVID-19. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For Providence ICU nurse, 2020 was a year of isolation

Sara Gering cares for the sickest of COVID-19 patients. She couldn’t do it without her co-workers.

 

An access road leads into plot of land located in north Darrington that could potentially be used to build a 30-acre Wood Innovation Center, which will house CLT manufacturing and modular building companies on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Timber innovation center a chance to reinvigorate rural town

A center to produce innovative wood products could stabilize Darrington’s drained timber economy.

 

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, speaks to thousands during his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in Washington. A new documentary “MLK/FBI,” shows how FBI director J. Edgar Hoover used the full force of his federal law enforcement agency to attack King and his progressive, nonviolent cause. That included wiretaps, blackmail and informers, trying to find dirt on King. (AP Photo/File)

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a time of tumult

Community leaders Daria Willis and April Berg are finding new ways to honor King during COVID-19.

 

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. [CDC]
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. [CDC]
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Bills to reopen schools and restaurants get hearings

Here’s what’s happening on Day 8 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Marysville Pilchuck High School senior Katelyn Leary is a recipient of the 2020 Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Award. (Marysville School District)

Marysville Pilchuck senior wins Bronze Cross achievement

Goodie bags in Granite Falls connect teacher with her students Missing the connection with students during online learning, middle school science teacher Sabrina McLaughlin dropped… Continue reading

Marysville Pilchuck High School senior Katelyn Leary is a recipient of the 2020 Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Award. (Marysville School District)

No changes any time soon for ‘busy’ Marysville intersection

A reader asked if a roundabout is planned at 67th Avenue NE and 108th Street NE. The city says no.

Peggy Jahn recovered from COVID-19, spending three weeks on a ventilator, and now walks 10,000 steps a day at her home on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. Jahn was one of Snohomish County’s early cases. Admitted March 14, she spent 42 days at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Once on a ventilator, she’s testament to life after COVID

Peggy Jahn spent six weeks in the hospital. These days, she’s climbing a ladder to paint the bedroom.

Peggy Jahn recovered from COVID-19, spending three weeks on a ventilator, and now walks 10,000 steps a day at her home on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. Jahn was one of Snohomish County’s early cases. Admitted March 14, she spent 42 days at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Man and cat die in Everett apartment fire

Firefighters responded to a smoky second-story unit. A cigarette may have set a mattress on fire.

Man shoots alleged intruder in Everett

Police were investigating after a male was shot and hospitalized.

Marc Lamont Hill will speak about race, politics and American life in an online presentation Wednesday as part of Everett Community College's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. (Everett Community College)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to be honored in new ways

Pandemic means changes in how the community will celebrate. Virtual and drive-by events are planned.

Marc Lamont Hill will speak about race, politics and American life in an online presentation Wednesday as part of Everett Community College's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. (Everett Community College)
Sunrise View Retirement Villa and Convalescent Center Administrator Diane Lopes on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Lopes was the first Snohomish County ---------  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Leader of hard-hit Everett care home reflects on tragic year

Diane Lopes steered the Sunrise View retirement villa through the pandemic. She retired this month.

Sunrise View Retirement Villa and Convalescent Center Administrator Diane Lopes on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Lopes was the first Snohomish County ---------  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Dr. Ryan Keay,  emergency department medical director at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, was at ground zero during an unprecedented battle to save lives.

Photographed on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Historic and chaotic is how Prov’s emergency leader sees 2020

Dr. Ryan Keay says “the science just wasn’t there” in the days after Everett hospital first saw COVID.

Dr. Ryan Keay,  emergency department medical director at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, was at ground zero during an unprecedented battle to save lives.

Photographed on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

County leaders push state to move up in vaccination phases

In a letter to Gov. Inslee, they are seeking the authority to begin vaccinating more people.

The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sound Transit projects ahead could need another $11.5 billion

Costs for construction and property have soared as revenue dropped during the pandemic.

The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Dr. Darryl Keffer, a respiratory therapist. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Respiratory therapist keeps patients breathing through COVID

Darryl Keffer has been treating people sick with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

Dr. Darryl Keffer, a respiratory therapist. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
A protective gurney was used in January 2020 to transport the Snohomish County man, 35, the first coronavirus case in the United States, to an isolated room at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Providence Regional Medical Center)

It began with ‘Patient Zero’ one long year ago

Since then, everything changed. Here are five stories from the frontline of the COVID crisis.

A protective gurney was used in January 2020 to transport the Snohomish County man, 35, the first coronavirus case in the United States, to an isolated room at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Providence Regional Medical Center)
A Mob City jammer, "CMonster," skates in a holiday scrimmage at the Everett Skate Deck on Dec. 9, 2018. An online fundraising effort has been started to help support the skating venue during the pandemic. (Anthony Floyd photo)

Skate Deck hopes to open for customers, not take donations

A roller skating coach has launched an online fundraiser, wants to help the place he fears may close.

A Mob City jammer, "CMonster," skates in a holiday scrimmage at the Everett Skate Deck on Dec. 9, 2018. An online fundraising effort has been started to help support the skating venue during the pandemic. (Anthony Floyd photo)

$300 unemployment supplement headed to bank accounts

The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation will be available for up to 11 weeks.

Nearly 1,000 still without power after mid-week storm

Power is restored to more than 200,000 customers, but others still wait after more than 60 hours.