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Sunset Falls cascades down past the existing fish ladder along the Skykomish River east of Index, February 4, 2014.
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Deaths of two in Skykomish River brings safety to forefront

The men were reportedly not wearing life jackets or helmets when they went tubing Saturday.

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Sunset Falls cascades down past the existing fish ladder along the Skykomish River east of Index, February 4, 2014.
Photo taken 20140214

Nobody injured in downtown Everett gunfire Saturday night

More than 20 shots were fired after what appeared to be an unsuccessful attempted robbery.

Granite Falls couple killed in Bellingham motorcycle crash

John and Mary Anderson died when their Harley Davidson collided with a pickup truck Saturday.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, left and Husaynia Islamic Society of Seattle vice president Masood Zaidi, right, chat at the Eid ul Adha celebration on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish Islamic society’s interfaith celebration draws many

Sheriff Adam Fortney was one of the many who attended the meet-and-greet at the new mosque.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, left and Husaynia Islamic Society of Seattle vice president Masood Zaidi, right, chat at the Eid ul Adha celebration on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

South Whidbey cop killer is still appealing 1987 conviction

Darrin Hutchinson murdered two Island County deputies 34 years ago at the county jail in Coupeville.

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A section of sidewalk along Marine Drive in Tulalip buckled under the 100-degree heat in late June. (Snohomish County Public Works)

Heat wave melted county roads, buckled sidewalks

Extreme temperatures in late June, likely a result of climate change, damaged asphalt and concrete.

A section of sidewalk along Marine Drive in Tulalip buckled under the 100-degree heat in late June. (Snohomish County Public Works)
Graffiti can be seen on the back walls of the Pioneer Gehl House in Jennings Memorial Park on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. The Marysville Historical Society is not sure how to move forward since the house is made of old-growth wood that's impossible to power wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Historic Marysville pioneer home vandalized with graffiti

Historical society members are at a loss for how to repair the Gehl home in Jennings Memorial Park.

Graffiti can be seen on the back walls of the Pioneer Gehl House in Jennings Memorial Park on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. The Marysville Historical Society is not sure how to move forward since the house is made of old-growth wood that's impossible to power wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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James Snow hugs his mother Ruth Perin after unveiling a tile in honor of his brother Peter John Snow, who was killed by a drunk driver in 1994.  Thirteen new names were added to the DUI victims memorial wall during the ceremony in McCollum Park, Thursday.
Photo taken 090172015

DUI Victims Memorial Wall moving to county government campus

The McCollum Park wall had deteriorated over the years with vandalism and nearby garbage.

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James Snow hugs his mother Ruth Perin after unveiling a tile in honor of his brother Peter John Snow, who was killed by a drunk driver in 1994.  Thirteen new names were added to the DUI victims memorial wall during the ceremony in McCollum Park, Thursday.
Photo taken 090172015

Mountlake Terrace man dies in motorcycle crash in Snohomish

Authorities did not believe other cars were involved in the crash. The man was in his 60s.

Two men drown Saturday near Sunset Falls in Skykomish River

The men, both in their 50s, were from the Seattle and Kirkland areas, authorities say.

PUD Generation Senior Manager Brad Spangler points out a megawatt meter for one of two generators that provide power to the City of Everett at the Henry M. Jackson Hydroelectric Project on Friday, July 23, 2021 in Sultan, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

How the PUD kept things humming during the record heat wave

The public utility has been bracing for the impacts of climate change for more than a decade.

PUD Generation Senior Manager Brad Spangler points out a megawatt meter for one of two generators that provide power to the City of Everett at the Henry M. Jackson Hydroelectric Project on Friday, July 23, 2021 in Sultan, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An instructor playing the role of a suspect in a vehicle sticks her hands out of a car door during a training class at the Washington state Criminal Justice Training Commission, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Burien, Wash. Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, with nearly a dozen new laws that took effect Sunday, July 25, but law enforcement officials remain uncertain about what they require in how officers might respond — or not respond — to certain situations, including active crime scenes and mental health crises. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

As police adjust to reforms, crisis responders feel deserted

A new law leaves mentally ill people on the streets, responders say. It’s not what lawmakers intended.

An instructor playing the role of a suspect in a vehicle sticks her hands out of a car door during a training class at the Washington state Criminal Justice Training Commission, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Burien, Wash. Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, with nearly a dozen new laws that took effect Sunday, July 25, but law enforcement officials remain uncertain about what they require in how officers might respond — or not respond — to certain situations, including active crime scenes and mental health crises. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Officials urge vaccinations as Delta variant takes root

Dr. Chris Spitters recommends everyone, even the vaccinated, mask up in public indoor spaces.

Snohomish County PUD's innovative solar battery powered microgrid batteries sit in their enclosed units during a visit by Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

PUD’s experimental solar power microgrid is ready to go live

The site in Arlington will be a test lab of ideas, as the PUD figures out the future of electricity.

Snohomish County PUD's innovative solar battery powered microgrid batteries sit in their enclosed units during a visit by Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jack Arends, 64, of Everett, the lone elector from Snohomish County on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jack Arends, the guy in the ‘Play Nice’ beret, dies at 64

Terminal illness didn’t deter the elector from Everett from his democratic duty in the 2020 election.

Jack Arends, 64, of Everett, the lone elector from Snohomish County on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish asks voters to renew sales tax for transportation

Money would pay for overlays and intersection fixes. Foes say city has money and tax no longer needed

Top, L-R: Janelle Cass, Lora Petso. Bottom, L-R: Luke Distelhorst, Will Chen.

Issues abound as Edmonds council appointee seeks to keep seat

Luke Distelhorst faces challengers Janelle Cass, Will Chen, and Lora Petso in the Aug. 3 primary.

Top, L-R: Janelle Cass, Lora Petso. Bottom, L-R: Luke Distelhorst, Will Chen.

Mukilteo to ask voters’ opinion on high-density housing

The city is seeking residents to write statements and rebuttals for the voter pamphlet.

A house caught fire Friday afternoon in Marysville. (Marysville Fire District)

Fire damages Marysville home, displacing at least two

Flames ravaged a two-story house Friday afternoon in the 6000 block of 59th Street NE.

A house caught fire Friday afternoon in Marysville. (Marysville Fire District)