Light rail work to close northbound I-5 in Mountlake Terrace

The overnight closures will happen late Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Washington National Guard members walk in formation away from the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Members of the Guard and Washington State Patrol troopers have been in place all week on the campus providing security against possible protests connected with the inauguration of President Joe Biden and the departure of former President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

At the state Capitol, a quiet day amid heightened security

There were no protests or arrests as troopers patrolled and the National Guard assumed a lower profile.

Washington National Guard members walk in formation away from the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Members of the Guard and Washington State Patrol troopers have been in place all week on the campus providing security against possible protests connected with the inauguration of President Joe Biden and the departure of former President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Everett man identified after deadly apartment fire

Christopher Blair, 50, was found in a bedroom where the mattress was on fire early Sunday.

Jill Johnson (left) and Greg Banks

Prosecutor calls commissioner ‘a terrible person’ during public meeting

The two have had a tense relationship for years.

Jill Johnson (left) and Greg Banks
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times Carol Johnston has watched this Pacific madrone grow for the past 14 years. It is slated to be removed during McDonald’s upcoming renovation in early February.

Madrone tree to make way for bigger McDonald’s in Oak Harbor

Despite being named a Tree City USA, the city has no special protection in place for the native tree.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times Carol Johnston has watched this Pacific madrone grow for the past 14 years. It is slated to be removed during McDonald’s upcoming renovation in early February.

State’s vaccine schedule draws criticism from Island County

Gov. Jay Inslee’s new plan for vaccinations didn’t include a change for disabled people.

Idamae Schack died Jan. 7 at age 102. She and her husband John Schack gave millions of dollars to support local arts and cultural organizations. The Schack Art Center is named in their honor. (Michael O'Leary/Herald file photo)

Idamae Schack, an angel of the arts in Everett, dies at 102

She and her husband John Schack donated millions of dollars to support cultural causes in Everett.

Idamae Schack died Jan. 7 at age 102. She and her husband John Schack gave millions of dollars to support local arts and cultural organizations. The Schack Art Center is named in their honor. (Michael O'Leary/Herald file photo)
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COVID relief, vaccine reality and a monster road package

Here’s what’s happening on Day 10 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, poses with a production electric engine, the magni500, at the  company's new office on Seaway Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Electric aircraft developer magniX moves HQ to Everett

The company builds electric motors, and it’s teaming with Arlington’s Eviation to launch a fully electric plane.

Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, poses with a production electric engine, the magni500, at the  company's new office on Seaway Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Grant program reopens for businesses suffering amid pandemic

Local businesses that haven’t applied to Snohomish County’s “R3” program can do so until Feb. 2.

Democrats in the Washington State House are proposing to pay for transportation improvements partly by raising the gas tax by 18 cents. (Andrea Brown / Herald file)

Gas tax increase part of Dems’ massive transportation package

An 18-cent gas tax hike and a fee on carbon emissions would raise $25.8 billion for new roads and more.

Democrats in the Washington State House are proposing to pay for transportation improvements partly by raising the gas tax by 18 cents. (Andrea Brown / Herald file)
A sign in set up to alert that the vaccine station at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, is by appointment only, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Inslee: New vaccination phase includes everyone 65 and older

The move to Phase 1b means more than 200,000 Snohomish County residents are eligible for the vaccine.

A sign in set up to alert that the vaccine station at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, is by appointment only, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee outlined a plan to set up vaccination sites statewide with help from the National Guard and others as part of an overall goal to vaccinate 45,000 people a day against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Watch: Gov. Jay Inslee press conference on vaccination plans

He was scheduled to announce changes to vaccine administration and a new distribution partnership.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee outlined a plan to set up vaccination sites statewide with help from the National Guard and others as part of an overall goal to vaccinate 45,000 people a day against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jill Biden poses with Major Biden (left) and Champ Biden. (Jill Biden)

Moving on up, to the White House: the First Shelter Dog

Major, Joe Biden’s German shepherd, was a rescue. Past presidents had lots of pets, including alligators.

Jill Biden poses with Major Biden (left) and Champ Biden. (Jill Biden)
Garry Clark

Economic Alliance Snohomish County names new CEO

After nationwide search, Garry Clark, a Nebraska business advocate, will take the helm in February.

Garry Clark
Jeff Balentine (City of Mill Creek)

Former Mill Creek finance director offered new role

Jeff Balentine has been assigned deputy city manager and internal auditor. The position was created last month.

Jeff Balentine (City of Mill Creek)
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.

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)
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.

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)
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.

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)
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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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