Everett Animal Shelter staffer Kim Mantyla deals with a lost poodle, Monday. P.J. is estimated to be 10 to 11 years old. The Everett Animal Shelter is launching a senior dog foster program to get its elderly dogs into temporary homes. The current foster program had only included puppies, kittens and adult cats.(Dan Bates / The Herald)

Shelter seeking temporary homes for elderly pooches

The Everett Animal Shelter is seeking volunteers for its new senior dog foster program.

Everett Animal Shelter staffer Kim Mantyla deals with a lost poodle, Monday. P.J. is estimated to be 10 to 11 years old. The Everett Animal Shelter is launching a senior dog foster program to get its elderly dogs into temporary homes. The current foster program had only included puppies, kittens and adult cats.(Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett educator slain near Mill Creek; husband arrested

Holly Martinez, 45, died of gunshot wounds Monday night. She had filed for divorce in January.

Seahawks and other frosted cookies by Schwartz Brothers Bakery​ are among the many Washington products sold on the ferries.​ (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Eat, drink and be merry with gourmet grub on the ferry

Washington State Ferries are a floating food court of favorites from all over the state.

Seahawks and other frosted cookies by Schwartz Brothers Bakery​ are among the many Washington products sold on the ferries.​ (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Port, developer finalize terms for 266 waterfront apartments

SeaLevel Properties will buy 5.44 acres for $7 million. The project should be completed in 2020.

Camano man dead after Arlington driver’s suspected DUI crash

A BMW sedan allegedly was speeding near Sedro-Woolley, hit a GMC truck, and was engulfed in flames.

Katelyn Pryor, Diego Corpening, Dylan Austin and Prabhman Aujla take high school level credit classes while attending Eisenhower Middle School in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Andy Bronson / The Herald
                                Katelyn Pryor, Diego Corpening, Dylan Austin and Prabhman Aujla take high school level credit classes while attending Eisenhower Middle School in Everett.

More middle-schoolers are earning high school credits

As they do, educators are working to balance high-school-rigor with the middle-school experience.

Katelyn Pryor, Diego Corpening, Dylan Austin and Prabhman Aujla take high school level credit classes while attending Eisenhower Middle School in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Andy Bronson / The Herald
                                Katelyn Pryor, Diego Corpening, Dylan Austin and Prabhman Aujla take high school level credit classes while attending Eisenhower Middle School in Everett.

Everett fire chief: 911 calls ‘burning through human capital’

Newly appointed Dave DeMarco, 47, is considering changes to how emergency services are deployed.

Stanwood City Council allows a single recreational pot shop

The city will begin accepting applications on Monday. Much of downtown Stanwood is off limits.

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EVENTS Rodeo coming The Darrington Timberbowl Rodeo will be held this coming Saturday and Sunday. The family friendly event has been a community favorite since… Continue reading

Zachary Madding, 28, right, is accused of holding down his girlfriend at a Mukilteo motel, to force Xanax down her throat and fentanyl into her nose. Police arrested him for investigation of attempted murder. (Caleb Hutton/The Herald)

Man charged with forcing ex-girlfriend to overdose at hotel

Police arrived in time to revive her with naloxone.

Zachary Madding, 28, right, is accused of holding down his girlfriend at a Mukilteo motel, to force Xanax down her throat and fentanyl into her nose. Police arrested him for investigation of attempted murder. (Caleb Hutton/The Herald)

Man arrested after woman is stabbed near Mill Creek

It apparently happened during an argument, and three children fled the home.

Death of woman hit by train ruled a suicide

The woman was struck Saturday evening on the tracks near the Edmonds ferry terminal.

Semi truck crashes into Edmonds home, narrowly missing kids

Police were trying to figure out how it happened. The truck also took out a utility pole.

Amelia Allen (left) looks down at the track as she races another driver in unweighted practice soap box derby cars June 7 on Camano Island. The 11th Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby takes place Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Brand-new track, permanent Camano home for Soap Box Derby

Races involving 73 cars are on Saturday at a converted ranch where striped pavement belongs to kids.

Amelia Allen (left) looks down at the track as she races another driver in unweighted practice soap box derby cars June 7 on Camano Island. The 11th Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby takes place Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. Abuse of painkillers, heroin, fentanyl and other opioids across the country has resulted in tens of thousands of children being taken from their homes and placed in the foster care system. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

Island County prepares to join opioid lawsuit

In 2017, nine Island County residents died as a result of an opioid overdose.

This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. Abuse of painkillers, heroin, fentanyl and other opioids across the country has resulted in tens of thousands of children being taken from their homes and placed in the foster care system. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

2 options drafted for Everett City Council districting vote

Do you want five geographic districts and two at large, or four district positions and three at large?

Lily Morgan graduated June 9 from Sultan High School. She lives in Gold Bar and is headed to Seattle Pacific University. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

She wants to study business at SPU — and to help the homeless

Lily Morgan, a Sultan High grad, was involved in almost every club at school, plus sports.

Lily Morgan graduated June 9 from Sultan High School. She lives in Gold Bar and is headed to Seattle Pacific University. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Class Reunions (June 17, 2018 edition)

Cascade, 1968: The 50th reunion is 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at Everett Golf and Country Club. Cost is $75. An informal meet-and-greet is at 6… Continue reading

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

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EVENTS Tie-dye in Stanwood Middle and high school students are invited to tie-dye their own gear, or grab an item from a mystery bag, at… Continue reading