Marysville Pilchuck High School senior Katelyn Leary is a recipient of the 2020 Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Award. (Marysville School District)

Marysville Pilchuck senior wins Bronze Cross achievement

Goodie bags in Granite Falls connect teacher with her students Missing the connection with students during online learning, middle school science teacher Sabrina McLaughlin dropped… Continue reading

Marysville Pilchuck High School senior Katelyn Leary is a recipient of the 2020 Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Award. (Marysville School District)

No changes any time soon for ‘busy’ Marysville intersection

A reader asked if a roundabout is planned at 67th Avenue NE and 108th Street NE. The city says no.

Peggy Jahn recovered from COVID-19, spending three weeks on a ventilator, and now walks 10,000 steps a day at her home on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. Jahn was one of Snohomish County’s early cases. Admitted March 14, she spent 42 days at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Once on a ventilator, she’s testament to life after COVID

Peggy Jahn spent six weeks in the hospital. These days, she’s climbing a ladder to paint the bedroom.

Peggy Jahn recovered from COVID-19, spending three weeks on a ventilator, and now walks 10,000 steps a day at her home on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. Jahn was one of Snohomish County’s early cases. Admitted March 14, she spent 42 days at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Man and cat die in Everett apartment fire

Firefighters responded to a smoky second-story unit. A cigarette may have set a mattress on fire.

Man shoots alleged intruder in Everett

Police were investigating after a male was shot and hospitalized.

Marc Lamont Hill will speak about race, politics and American life in an online presentation Wednesday as part of Everett Community College's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. (Everett Community College)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to be honored in new ways

Pandemic means changes in how the community will celebrate. Virtual and drive-by events are planned.

Marc Lamont Hill will speak about race, politics and American life in an online presentation Wednesday as part of Everett Community College's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. (Everett Community College)
Sunrise View Retirement Villa and Convalescent Center Administrator Diane Lopes on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Lopes was the first Snohomish County ---------  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Leader of hard-hit Everett care home reflects on tragic year

Diane Lopes steered the Sunrise View retirement villa through the pandemic. She retired this month.

Sunrise View Retirement Villa and Convalescent Center Administrator Diane Lopes on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Lopes was the first Snohomish County ---------  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Dr. Ryan Keay,  emergency department medical director at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, was at ground zero during an unprecedented battle to save lives.

Photographed on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Historic and chaotic is how Prov’s emergency leader sees 2020

Dr. Ryan Keay says “the science just wasn’t there” in the days after Everett hospital first saw COVID.

Dr. Ryan Keay,  emergency department medical director at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, was at ground zero during an unprecedented battle to save lives.

Photographed on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

County leaders push state to move up in vaccination phases

In a letter to Gov. Inslee, they are seeking the authority to begin vaccinating more people.

The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sound Transit projects ahead could need another $11.5 billion

Costs for construction and property have soared as revenue dropped during the pandemic.

The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Dr. Darryl Keffer, a respiratory therapist. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Respiratory therapist keeps patients breathing through COVID

Darryl Keffer has been treating people sick with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

Dr. Darryl Keffer, a respiratory therapist. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
A protective gurney was used in January 2020 to transport the Snohomish County man, 35, the first coronavirus case in the United States, to an isolated room at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Providence Regional Medical Center)

It began with ‘Patient Zero’ one long year ago

Since then, everything changed. Here are five stories from the frontline of the COVID crisis.

A protective gurney was used in January 2020 to transport the Snohomish County man, 35, the first coronavirus case in the United States, to an isolated room at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Providence Regional Medical Center)
A Mob City jammer, "CMonster," skates in a holiday scrimmage at the Everett Skate Deck on Dec. 9, 2018. An online fundraising effort has been started to help support the skating venue during the pandemic. (Anthony Floyd photo)

Skate Deck hopes to open for customers, not take donations

A roller skating coach has launched an online fundraiser, wants to help the place he fears may close.

A Mob City jammer, "CMonster," skates in a holiday scrimmage at the Everett Skate Deck on Dec. 9, 2018. An online fundraising effort has been started to help support the skating venue during the pandemic. (Anthony Floyd photo)

$300 unemployment supplement headed to bank accounts

The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation will be available for up to 11 weeks.

Nearly 1,000 still without power after mid-week storm

Power is restored to more than 200,000 customers, but others still wait after more than 60 hours.

Everett firefighter’s lawsuit alleges racist actions were ignored

Jason Anderson was allegedly told to “suck it up” after reporting the conduct to his supervisor.

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Man sentenced for tire iron assault at Everett ATM

Years of mental health and drug-related struggles led up Johnnie Hilliard’s actions in December 2019.

People watch as a full ferry boat leave the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo-Clinton route is hot spot as ridership hits low point

Overall ridership on state ferry system dropped to a near 50-year low in 2020, but it’s picking up.

People watch as a full ferry boat leave the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Shot by deputies in 2018, Silver Lake man gets ‘second chance’

Ferral Jackson, 70, was sentenced to six months behind bars Thursday for aiming a rifle at deputies.

A discarded face mask lies on the sidewalk across the street from Everett High School last December. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

3 local school districts ask for vaccines for all staff ASAP

Edmonds, Everett and Mukilteo superintendants hope to reopen classrooms sooner. The state says it doesn’t have enough doses.

A discarded face mask lies on the sidewalk across the street from Everett High School last December. (Sue Misao / The Herald)