New statewide election system causing concern among auditors

They don’t think VoteWA is ready for prime time but are confident primary results will be accurate

Where to go: Top tourist attractions in Snohomish County

Whether you’re visiting, new to town or entertaining guests, here are the big tourism draws.

His toaster opens a portal to other dimensions

Tim Ellis, 39, does weekly episodes of the improv comedy sci-fi that’s out of this world.

A new $2 parking fee was imposed earlier this by the Port of Everett during Everett Farmers Market hours on Sundays and other events. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Port of Everett and councilmember at odds over parking fee

Brenda Stonecipher wants the $2 charge dropped. The port says it’s necessary to manage event parking.

A new $2 parking fee was imposed earlier this by the Port of Everett during Everett Farmers Market hours on Sundays and other events. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Poll: How do you feel about government bans of fireworks?

The Snohomish County Council is considering an advisory election in November.

County considers asking voters if fireworks should be banned

The Snohomish County Council could use the non-binding results to shape future decisions.

Everett’s Patrick Hall was among people who put up signs in March to save the Longfellow School building. He is now part of an advisory task force looking at options for the building, which the Everett School District had planned to tear down. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett’s old Longfellow building beats wrecking ball for now

A task force is weighing options for the old school, where plans were made to put up a parking lot.

Everett’s Patrick Hall was among people who put up signs in March to save the Longfellow School building. He is now part of an advisory task force looking at options for the building, which the Everett School District had planned to tear down. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Washington sues Navy over noisy Growlers on Whidbey Island

AG Bob Ferguson says the jets’ impacts on human health and the environment was not properly analyzed.

Monument marks 85 years of service to County by Sievers men

The Sievers Plaza honors father and son, Verne and Kirke, who were elected 21 times between them.

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Lynnwood man eludes cops because it was ‘one of those days’

Police arrested the suspected drunken driver at his apartment late Sunday after a 5-mile chase.

Victim identified in suspected DUI crash near Lake Stevens

Brandon Elias, 31, died on the scene. The other driver is being investigated for vehicular homicide.

Man has serious injuries after crash south of Granite Falls

A motorcyclist collided with a car near Lake Bosworth, on Newberg Road south of Granite Falls.

Stanwood firm looks to double its composting operation

Expansion of Lenz Enterprises’ facility calls for processing more hours each day and on Saturdays.

Road rage suspect allegedly shot man he said ‘was chasing’ him

The Everett suspect was acquitted in a 1991 traffic-related confrontation that paralyzed another man.

Two suffer life-threatening injuries in Tulalip crash

The collision shut down a stretch of Marine Drive NE near the intersection of 27th Avenue NE.

100 Marysville trees will be chopped to help save the salmon

Treetops and roots will be scattered to create micro habitats; the buffer along 529 will disappear.

Milissa Simons, right, holds Jet Juliann while Ashley Elledge, center, watches Lincoln Ballard swim in the water off of Jetty Island last year. (Herald file)

Jetty Island just could be ‘the most beautiful place in Everett’

There’s sand, trails and wildlife, daily guided nature walks and classes on Everett’s 2-mile isle.

Milissa Simons, right, holds Jet Juliann while Ashley Elledge, center, watches Lincoln Ballard swim in the water off of Jetty Island last year. (Herald file)

Accomplice in Jack in the Box homicide pleads guilty

Kodi Anderson accepted the consequences for his role in an incident that left Raul Cuadros, 19, dead.

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