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Carol McKinnon, right, the mother of Taylor Druliner, and Druliner’s best friend Brecca Blas, left, stand in front of a billboard searching for the suspect in the fatal hit and run of Taylor Druliner on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mother of Lynnwood hit-and-run victim is ‘on hold with grieving’

A driver fled the scene after hitting Taylor Druliner, 30, while she tried to cross Highway 99 last month, police said.

Carol McKinnon, right, the mother of Taylor Druliner, and Druliner’s best friend Brecca Blas, left, stand in front of a billboard searching for the suspect in the fatal hit and run of Taylor Druliner on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Harold Jones receives dialysis treatment at NW Kidney Dialysis Center on Thursday, April 4, 2024, in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

‘Silent disease’: Many have kidney disease, but don’t know till it’s too late

The illness may affect 150,000 Snohomish County residents, a local expert warned. Regular visits to a doctor are key to prevention.

Harold Jones receives dialysis treatment at NW Kidney Dialysis Center on Thursday, April 4, 2024, in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
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Hundreds of Boeing employees get ready to lead the second 787 for delivery to ANA in a procession to begin the employee delivery ceremony in Everett Monday morning.

photo shot Monday September 26, 2011

Boeing whistleblower reports dangerous ‘shortcuts’ at Everett plant

A Boeing quality engineer claims the company ignored safety concerns in the production of the 787 and 777 jets.

Michael O'Leary/The Herald
Hundreds of Boeing employees get ready to lead the second 787 for delivery to ANA in a procession to begin the employee delivery ceremony in Everett Monday morning.

photo shot Monday September 26, 2011
A tribute to Ariel Garcia in his neighborhood on Saturday, March 30, 2024, in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Newly released 911 call retraces days before Ariel Garcia disappeared

Family reported Janet Garcia, of Everett, had become “very violent and aggressive” in the days prior to the death of her son, age 4.

A tribute to Ariel Garcia in his neighborhood on Saturday, March 30, 2024, in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Washington West African Center in Lynnwood hosts newcomers for Eid

Other spiritual gatherings will be held for the end of Ramadan, a monthlong Muslim holy celebration.

Firefighters extinguished a fire that displaced 5 people Monday at the St. Frances Motel in Edmonds. (Photo provided by South County Fire)

Edmonds motel fire displaces 5

Firefighters kept the fire contained to one unit at the St. Francis Motel on Highway 99.

Firefighters extinguished a fire that displaced 5 people Monday at the St. Frances Motel in Edmonds. (Photo provided by South County Fire)
South County Fire Commissioner Ed Widdis swears in Fire Chief Bob Eastman on April 2, 2024 South County Fire).

Snohomish County’s biggest fire district has a new chief

Bob Eastman will oversee 350 firefighters at South County Fire, taking over for Chief Thad Hovis.

South County Fire Commissioner Ed Widdis swears in Fire Chief Bob Eastman on April 2, 2024 South County Fire).
Sauk-Suiattle elder mali reads a traditional Lushootseed story to a group of children and adults Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at the Darrington Public Library in Darrington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

At Whitehorse Mountain Time, locals learn Lushootseed on ancestral land

Mary Porter, a Sauk-Suiattle elder, hosts storytime on the first Wednesday and second Monday of each month at the Darrington library.

Sauk-Suiattle elder mali reads a traditional Lushootseed story to a group of children and adults Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at the Darrington Public Library in Darrington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplane takes off on its first flight, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

FAA’s ‘cozy’ relationship with Boeing at issue again after Alaska Air blowout

“At the FAA, they talked about being a partnership,” a former employee said. “I would call it more of an abusive-spouse relationship.”

  • Apr 8, 2024
  • Patrick Malone, The Seattle Times
  • aviation
A Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplane takes off on its first flight, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Edmonds man killed while trying to cross I-5 in Seattle

A Dodge Caravan struck and killed the man, 20, while near University Street. The driver was not arrested.

The sanctuary of Zion Lutheran Church is seen on Monday, April 1, 2024, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

100 years later, bell still tolls at Snohomish church

For a century, congregants have gathered at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. For Marvin Lauterbach, the church is home.

The sanctuary of Zion Lutheran Church is seen on Monday, April 1, 2024, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Attendees raise their hands to donate at the Compass Health fundraiser at the Tulalip Resort Casino on Saturday, March 25, 2023. (Courtesy photo)

Compass Health gala supports ‘voices who might not be heard otherwise’

Comedian Aparna Nancherla will perform at the nonprofit’s event April 27, to support kids in need of mental health care in northwest Washington.

Attendees raise their hands to donate at the Compass Health fundraiser at the Tulalip Resort Casino on Saturday, March 25, 2023. (Courtesy photo)
Two people in white protective suits move a large package out of Clare’s Place and into a storage container in the parking lot on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

County leaders debate testing shelters for meth, fentanyl contamination

Some argue displacing residents from meth-contaminated housing could be a greater public health risk than the contamination itself.

Two people in white protective suits move a large package out of Clare’s Place and into a storage container in the parking lot on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A Sound Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Lightrail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sound Transit to keep some Snohomish County bus routes

Routes 510, 512, and 513 will change, but they’ll still be around.

A Sound Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Lightrail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Russ Dalton poses for a photo at the Rockport State Park on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 in Rockport, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Last man to see a grizzly in Cascades says return ‘would be wonderful’

It was news to Paul Paquet that he recorded the last confirmed sighting of a North Cascades grizzly. Still, some fear an imminent restoration effort.

Russ Dalton poses for a photo at the Rockport State Park on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 in Rockport, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Snohomish County vital statistics

Marriage licenses, dissolutions and deaths.

Binita Shrestha, new co-owner of Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, sits in her restaurant on Monday, March 18, 2024, in Smokey Point, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

New pizzeria owner took the scenic route from Nepal to Marysville

Binita Shrestha “wanted to be everything.” At 50, she can check off Korean beauty pageant contestant and restaurant franchisee.

Binita Shrestha, new co-owner of Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, sits in her restaurant on Monday, March 18, 2024, in Smokey Point, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Community Transit is preparing to shift commuter buses that go to the University of Washington in Seattle to connect with Link light rail in Northgate next year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

As Link nears in Lynnwood, Community Transit looks to drop commuter fare

Community Transit has “a lot to do to get ready” for light rail’s Aug. 30 arrival, the agency’s CEO said.

Community Transit is preparing to shift commuter buses that go to the University of Washington in Seattle to connect with Link light rail in Northgate next year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Emma Dilemma, a makeup artist and bikini barista for the last year and a half, serves a drink to a customer while dressed as Lily Munster Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at XO Espresso on 41st Street in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

After court ruling, Everett set to solidify bikini barista dress codes

The amendment follows a $500,000 settlement the city paid espresso stand employees last year.

Emma Dilemma, a makeup artist and bikini barista for the last year and a half, serves a drink to a customer while dressed as Lily Munster Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at XO Espresso on 41st Street in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Monroe High School sign as seen on March 1, 2024, in Monroe, Washington. The school district provides free drug and alcohol treatment services to students at Monroe High School, Hidden River Middle School, Park Place Middle School and Leaders in Learning High School. (Photo by Evan Morud)

Snohomish County schools await standards for drug, alcohol education

Universal talking points have been elusive when it comes to drug and alcohol education. New legislation in Olympia could change that.

  • Apr 5, 2024
  • By Emma Schwichtenberg Contributing writer
  • Monroe
The Monroe High School sign as seen on March 1, 2024, in Monroe, Washington. The school district provides free drug and alcohol treatment services to students at Monroe High School, Hidden River Middle School, Park Place Middle School and Leaders in Learning High School. (Photo by Evan Morud)