United Way’s Reeves/Sievers founders’ Award was presented to the Rodland family Thursday. Buzz and Carol Rodland also received the award in 2010. (United Way photo)

At United Way breakfast, focus is on helping whole families

The agency hosted a conversation about poverty at its annual awards event.

United Way’s Reeves/Sievers founders’ Award was presented to the Rodland family Thursday. Buzz and Carol Rodland also received the award in 2010. (United Way photo)

Everett Housing Authority reworking plans for Baker Heights

New options include tripling the number of new units and selling the remaining land to WSU.

Man pepper-sprayed his parents over drug money, police say

The son asked for $400 — or else. When they refused, he sprayed and fled the Mountlake Terrace house.

Lynnwood man pleads guilty to rape of dying teen, coverup

Brian Varela could face less than three years in prison for the manslaughter of Alyssa Noceda, 18.

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or not The westbound U.S. 2 trestle will be open to traffic this weekend. The fifth of six planned… Continue reading

Fugitive Watch

The state Department of Corrections’ Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or… Continue reading

Local appliance store raises $11K for local nonprofits

Cory Long of Judd & Black presented an $8,000 check to Christmas House and a $3,000 check to the North Everett Boys & Girls Club… Continue reading

You can pick the library card that catches your eye

Whimsical? Pretty? Artsy? Everett Library patrons can select their card designs.

Marysville woman identified in fatal Stanwood crash

She was Patti S. Roodzant, 60, the medical examiner confirms.

3 wounded in 2 apparently unrelated drive-by shootings

The incidents occurred in residential areas of Lynnwood. In one, a woman was critically wounded.

Fireworks in September: Area bans proposed near cities

Snohomish County considers banning fireworks sales and use from some unincorporated areas.

Man critically wounded in shooting south of Everett

Sheriff’s deputies think the incident outside a mini mart was gang-related.

Officer-involved shooting is the second in two weeks

After Marysville officers arrived, a man reportedly tried to stab his wife, who had called 911.

Fired Langley police chief agrees to $80,000 separation pay

David Marks was terminated after accusations of excessive use of force on a mentally ill person.

Sutherland counting on the ‘R,’ not the green, to win House

The GOP candidate has raised little money, and state House Republicans don’t have much to help him out.

Brian Gouge, of Edmonds, raises his arms in joy after throwing a golfball into the mouth of Golfzilla at the annual Friendship Festival at Harvey Field on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. The event was put on by the Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Friendship Festival celebrates people with Down syndrome

“Once you’re part of the Down Syndrome Association, you’re part of a family,” said the event organizer.

Brian Gouge, of Edmonds, raises his arms in joy after throwing a golfball into the mouth of Golfzilla at the annual Friendship Festival at Harvey Field on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. The event was put on by the Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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WAYS TO HELP Lions put on BrewFest The Lake Stevens Lions Club will benefit from the net proceeds of a BrewFest, set for Sept. 28-29… Continue reading

Lynnwood Kiwanis give and give — $8,200, in the latest round

The Kiwanis Club of Lynnwood recently presented donations to a variety of nonprofits. Grants include $2,000 to the Lynnwood Food Bank, $1,500 to the Edmonds… Continue reading

Meet the PUD’s ‘Candidate D’: He’ll get the $390,244 top job

John Haarlow, the assistant general manager of the utility, was chosen to be the new chief executive.

Oso memorial fundraiser seeks to help build a place to heal

A family friend spent 122 hours making a quilt remembering 43 lives lost. It will be auctioned Friday.