Ivan Maik, 78, was shot to death outside a kidney dialysis center around 5 a.m. on April 10 in Arlington. (Courtesy of family) 20210414

Arlington gunfire victim, 78, was Marine who led simple life

Ivan Maik, of Granite Falls, was waiting for a dialysis appointment Saturday. The suspect remains at large.

Ivan Maik, 78, was shot to death outside a kidney dialysis center around 5 a.m. on April 10 in Arlington. (Courtesy of family) 20210414

Man identified in fatal Mill Creek crash

Ian Jensen, 32, died after a multi-vehicle accident Saturday on 35th Avenue SE.

Explosion shatters Everett apartment complex windows

Police were called to the Monte Cristo apartment complex, 2929 Hoyt Ave., Tuesday night.

Package funding U.S. 2 trestle, Monroe bypass on the move

A $17.8 billion plan dealing with highways, ferries and transit has cleared the state Senate transportation panel.

People on jet skis and boats drive past the Hannah Marie, formerly called the Midas, that was run aground along the banks of the Snohomish River on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett couple writes check to clean up the Snohomish River

Phil and Kelly Johnson have donated $50,000 to the county project that removes derelict vessels.

People on jet skis and boats drive past the Hannah Marie, formerly called the Midas, that was run aground along the banks of the Snohomish River on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Randy White helps transport dogs from a Fetch airplane to cars waiting on the tarmac to transport the animals to The NOAH Center and PAWS on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Go, dogs, go! Cats, too — on a charter flight from California

Wings of Rescue, which airlifts companion animals, made a big delivery to Everett for local shelters.

Randy White helps transport dogs from a Fetch airplane to cars waiting on the tarmac to transport the animals to The NOAH Center and PAWS on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

U.S. 2 trestle rebuild part of Senate transportation package

Time is short to get the $17.8 billion plan passed. Its link to climate change bills adds intrigue.

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Things are heating up in Olympia — and not just the weather

Here’s what’s happening on Day 94 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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A large waiting area for people after receiving their vaccinations at Angel of the Winds Arena on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘One in a million’ side effect halts Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Angel of the Winds Arena, a major site offering the JJ shot, has cancelled appointments.

A large waiting area for people after receiving their vaccinations at Angel of the Winds Arena on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)

How employers can help defeat this pandemic through vaccination

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)
Eric Adler, the mystery man who is on Twitter as @EdmondsScanner (E. Wong)

Revealed: The mystery man behind the @EdmondsScanner tweets

He’s a 50-year-old mail carrier who dusted off his English degree to curate 6,000 tales on Twitter.

Eric Adler, the mystery man who is on Twitter as @EdmondsScanner (E. Wong)
Signs from the Department of Ecology warning about contamination in the creek that runs through Powder Mill Gulch on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State order targets Boeing Everett plant’s polluted history

Records show a dispute over cleanup requirements for chemically tainted water. The company denies there’s a disagreement.

Signs from the Department of Ecology warning about contamination in the creek that runs through Powder Mill Gulch on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
With the sun shining and trees blooming, Guy Bernstein and Heidi Easterling enjoy lunch in a convertible Volkswagen Beetle at Grand Avenue Park on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Springtime sun is finally here, and it’s going to get warmer

There is no rain in the forecast until Monday, and the weekend is expected to be downright balmy.

With the sun shining and trees blooming, Guy Bernstein and Heidi Easterling enjoy lunch in a convertible Volkswagen Beetle at Grand Avenue Park on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jesse L. Hartman (Everett Police Department)

Suspect in fatal Everett shooting captured at U.S. border

Jesse Hartman was arrested in California as he tried to re-enter the country from Mexico.

Jesse L. Hartman (Everett Police Department)
More than 155,000 Snohomish County residents have been fully vaccinated, while another 100,000 are awaiting their second dose, according to state data. Here, people get vaccinated at the Arlington Airport site on March 31. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Snohomish County still in Phase 3; other counties backslide

Cowlitz, Pierce and Whitman counties will revert to Phase 2 after failing to meet key COVID-19 metrics.

More than 155,000 Snohomish County residents have been fully vaccinated, while another 100,000 are awaiting their second dose, according to state data. Here, people get vaccinated at the Arlington Airport site on March 31. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
The state House transportation budget proposes $15,000,000 to widen state improving Highway 524 between 24th Avenue West in Lynnwood and 9th Avenue SE.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Who wants a wider Highway 524 between Bothell and Lynnwood?

The project list includes expanding the three-mile, two-lane road between Bothell and Lynnwood.

The state House transportation budget proposes $15,000,000 to widen state improving Highway 524 between 24th Avenue West in Lynnwood and 9th Avenue SE.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Gabriel van Winkle, center, struggles with lifting a bag of rice weighing nearly half his weight as he and volunteers help move the Granite Falls Food Bank from their old location to a new one on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Granite Falls, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

New digs will give Granite Falls nonprofit room to grow

The small town’s community coalition and food bank have found a home on school district grounds.

Gabriel van Winkle, center, struggles with lifting a bag of rice weighing nearly half his weight as he and volunteers help move the Granite Falls Food Bank from their old location to a new one on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Granite Falls, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE - This Monday, June 17, 2019, file photo shows 5-mg pills of Oxycodone. While the nation's attorneys general debate a legal settlement with Purdue Pharma, the opioid epidemic associated with the company's blockbuster painkiller OxyContin rages on. The drugs still kill tens of thousands of people each year with no end in sight. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

High court ruling spurs effort to retool state’s drug laws

Meanwhile, the Blake decision has gotten people out jail, charges dismissed and possibly clemency for some.

FILE - This Monday, June 17, 2019, file photo shows 5-mg pills of Oxycodone. While the nation's attorneys general debate a legal settlement with Purdue Pharma, the opioid epidemic associated with the company's blockbuster painkiller OxyContin rages on. The drugs still kill tens of thousands of people each year with no end in sight. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
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5 wrinkles for lawmakers to iron out in session’s last days

Here’s what’s happening on Day 92 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Crews will begin preservation work on the the Stillaguamish Bridge starting April 12. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Stilly River bridge work to jam I-5 traffic near Arlington

The southbound bridge is expected to be closed for five months during preservation work.

Crews will begin preservation work on the the Stillaguamish Bridge starting April 12. (Washington State Department of Transportation)