Fifth-grader Frankee Powers walks behind her team’s gravity car as it moves down a hallway at the University of Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 in Seattle, Wa. Students from Marshall Elementary in Marysville built gravity cars as part of a one week engineering program. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Marysville fifth-graders are engineers for a week

They built gravity cars during a week-long stay at the University of Washington.

 

The 1,000-pound great pumpkin of Everett could squash you

Gary Baldwin bought special seeds on the internet to supersize his pumpkin-patch produce.

 

Everett Community College President Dr. David Beyer on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The Henry "Scoop" Jackson winner is Everett Community College president David Beyer as named by the EASC. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett Community College’s president retiring after 13 years

After 13 years at the helm, David Beyer plans to retire next June.

 

Lovick to Sax: Take down website or we may wind up in court

The Democratic state representative’s lawyer has threatened to file a defamation lawsuit.

Settlement proposed in bad-smell class action lawsuit

A judge still must approve an agreement between Cedar Grove Composting and Marysville residents.

Front Porch

WAYS TO HELP Fundraiser for family A pasta dinner and silent auction is planned Sept. 26 to raise money for the family of Shawn Jorgenson,… Continue reading

Man caught driving stolen truck from Arlington school lot

Witnesses said they saw the vehicle going over the speed limit and blowing through a stop sign.

Mountain goats hitch a helicopter ride to new home range

Hundreds of mountain goats are being relocated from Olympic National Forest to the North Cascades.

Pageants, roller derby, archaeology interest Stanwood teen

Laela Leyva recently competed in a National American Miss pageant and does sports year-round.

Clubs & Interests: Out & About, Community Dances

OUT & ABOUT Boating, Everett: Everett Sail and Power Squadron has monthly potluck meetings at 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays (except July and August) at Firefighters… Continue reading

Everett pays $118K, makes changes after injury at city pool

The city was sued by an Everett man, 67, who said the incident affected his quality of life.

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EVENTS Ferry celebration The state’s newest ferry, the 144-car Suquamish, will join the Mukilteo-Clinton route in the summers starting in 2019. The public is invited… Continue reading

In Uniform

A collection of news and events about and for active duty military and veterans.

Marysville man honors high school roots at Navy commissioning

U.S. Navy Ensign Leighton Flores recently graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. For his commissioning ceremony, Flores returned home… Continue reading

Mill Creek skull identified through rare, ‘cold’ dental match

Jonathan Crawford-Nelson had been missing since 2016.

Report: Health care gaps narrowing but remain for women vets

By Tom Philpott As an 18-year-old on her first field assignment as a teletype operator, to West Germany for Exercise Reforger in 1974, Marilyn McCloud… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2018
Madison Smith paints a stall in the girls room Tuesday afternoon at Crossroads High School in Granite Falls on September 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The writing on the stalls: Students paint messages of hope

Crossroads High School students decorated the school’s restroom stalls with images and quotes.

Madison Smith paints a stall in the girls room Tuesday afternoon at Crossroads High School in Granite Falls on September 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Traffic fixes on the way for clogged-up I-5

The state plans to open the northbound shoulder to traffic between Everett and Marysville.

A Snohomish County firefighter stands next to a vehicle involved in a crash on I-5 southbound north of the Highway 530 interchange on Sept. 16, 2018 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

SUV crash blocks southbound I-5 near Arlington

A collision left a trailer across the roadway and caused a miles-long backup Sunday afternoon.

A Snohomish County firefighter stands next to a vehicle involved in a crash on I-5 southbound north of the Highway 530 interchange on Sept. 16, 2018 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Study digs into future of Discover Pass, other access fees

Eliminating the state parks pass in favor of a vehicle licensing fee is one possibility being studied.