Corporal Brittany Harris, who recruits for the Edmonds Police Department, sits outside the department’s headquarters Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Edmonds, Washington. Edmonds PD is the most gender diverse department in Snohomish County, as they are the only one that is over one-third female. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish County in line with ‘plateau’ of women on police staffs

About one-third of Edmonds police staffers are women, the highest in the county. Other agencies have less representation.

Corporal Brittany Harris, who recruits for the Edmonds Police Department, sits outside the department’s headquarters Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Edmonds, Washington. Edmonds PD is the most gender diverse department in Snohomish County, as they are the only one that is over one-third female. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sultan seeks solutions to U.S. 2 gridlock — again

An open house will be held on Wednesday about several ideas to ease traffic jams. Most options call for a wider highway.

Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bailey Hendrickson, owner of Adorable Potato Creations, with one of her specialty plushies called Totally Normal Non Suspicious Duck on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

This self-taught seamstress crafts cute and cuddly plushies

Everett’s Bailey Hendrickson sells homemade stuffed animals and art under the name Adorable Potato.

Bailey Hendrickson, owner of Adorable Potato Creations, with one of her specialty plushies called Totally Normal Non Suspicious Duck on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A car became partially submerged after entering the Sauk River near Backman County Park off of Clear Creek Road on May 6, 2022. (Darrington Fire District)

Car ends up in Sauk River, person safely swims to shore

The car was to remain in the water overnight, at least. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office was investigating.

A car became partially submerged after entering the Sauk River near Backman County Park off of Clear Creek Road on May 6, 2022. (Darrington Fire District)
Firefighters works through rescue drills during the Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue’s annual Water Rescue Academy on the Skykomish River Thursday afternoon in Index, Washington on May 5, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

As weather warms, firefighters train for rescues on the Skykomish

Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue sees about 20 to 25 water calls per year. Many of those are preventable.

Firefighters works through rescue drills during the Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue’s annual Water Rescue Academy on the Skykomish River Thursday afternoon in Index, Washington on May 5, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Cuts loom in Marysville as final tally shows levy losses

Marysville schools expect to see layoffs after voters turned down an education levy a second time.

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Taleen Enick, 15, holds a candle during a MMIW candlelight vigil at the Tulalip Gathering Hall on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tulalip candlelight vigil honors missing, murdered Native women

On reservations, “a lot of people just disappear and that’s it.” A vigil aimed to bring closure and understanding of the history.

Taleen Enick, 15, holds a candle during a MMIW candlelight vigil at the Tulalip Gathering Hall on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonds City Council held a virtual online special meeting Thursday to discuss the proposed ordinance that would ban occupying public spaces overnight. (City of Edmonds)

Edmonds council refines, but again doesn’t vote on, public camping ban

Councilmembers tried to address public concerns at a meeting Thursday. Meanwhile, officials weighed in from nearby cities.

Edmonds City Council held a virtual online special meeting Thursday to discuss the proposed ordinance that would ban occupying public spaces overnight. (City of Edmonds)
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Search is on for Oregon fugitive with ties to Snohomish County

Andrew Cain Kristovich is wanted for rape, robbery, unlawful imprisonment and auto theft.

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Maria Moore and her younger brother, T.J. Maria was 9 when she died in 2015. T.J., 14, has been collecting M&M’s items since and donated the collection to raise money for Seattle Children’s. (Submitted photo)

Candy collectible sale to honor girl who died of cancer at 9

Money raised Saturday at BobaKhan Toys in Everett goes to Seattle Children’s cancer research.

Maria Moore and her younger brother, T.J. Maria was 9 when she died in 2015. T.J., 14, has been collecting M&M’s items since and donated the collection to raise money for Seattle Children’s. (Submitted photo)
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County aims for denser, more affordable ‘missing middle’ homes

The County Council eased zoning restrictions to encourage townhomes and denser development.

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In a 2019 report on the marketing and feasibility of a potential indoor sports facility, the Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission examined the University of Wisconsin Health Sports Factory in Rockford, Illinois for a comparable case study. (Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission)

Hoop dream: Sports commission renews pursuit of indoor facility

They envision a complex in Snohomish County that can host tourneys for elite basketball, volleyball and wrestling.

In a 2019 report on the marketing and feasibility of a potential indoor sports facility, the Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission examined the University of Wisconsin Health Sports Factory in Rockford, Illinois for a comparable case study. (Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission)
Pamela Bond shares the teaching during ‘A Day and Display of Remembrance for MMIWG2S’ at Edmonds Lutheran Church in Edmonds, Washington on May 4, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In Edmonds, red dresses represent a crisis of missing Native people

“I don’t want it to be accepted anymore,” said a teen who organized an installation of the Red Dress Project at an Edmonds church.

Pamela Bond shares the teaching during ‘A Day and Display of Remembrance for MMIWG2S’ at Edmonds Lutheran Church in Edmonds, Washington on May 4, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett Public Works is developing pedestrian improvements between the Interurban Trail and Colby Avenue and crossing the road to Emma Yule Neighborhood Park. (Everett)

Everett council approves improvements for Interurban Trail

Biking and walking from the Interurban Trail to the Everett YMCA could get easier and more intuitive.

Everett Public Works is developing pedestrian improvements between the Interurban Trail and Colby Avenue and crossing the road to Emma Yule Neighborhood Park. (Everett)
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Man killed in south Everett apartment shooting is identified

Christopher Buck Jr., 29, of Everett, died in a hospital the day after he was gunned down in his home during a robbery.

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Edmonds council debates — but doesn’t vote on — public camping ban

Council members heard a stream of comments from people opposed to the ban Tuesday, then adjourned the meeting without a vote.

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William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life with out parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. A Snohomish County judge sentenced William Talbott II to life in prison without parole, for murdering a young Canadian couple in 1987. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

1987 slaying of Canadian couple heads to state Supreme Court

Justices granted a motion Wednesday to review William Talbott’s overturned conviction in a landmark forensic genealogy case.

William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life with out parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. A Snohomish County judge sentenced William Talbott II to life in prison without parole, for murdering a young Canadian couple in 1987. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Man accused of kidnapping is arrested after high-speed chase

“It was like a scene out of Mario Kart,” a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy wrote. Speeds reportedly reached 100 mph.

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Lawsuits over ‘botched’ police raid in Lynnwood are dismissed

Juan Alberto Castaneda Miranda claimed officers stormed into his apartment in 2018 and pointed guns at him and his girlfriend.

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A worker maneuvers a front-end loader around a gigantic pile of garbage Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

As trash piles up, county dumps set for weekend closures

All of Snohomish County’s transfer stations and drop boxes will be closed May 7, 8, 14 and 15.

A worker maneuvers a front-end loader around a gigantic pile of garbage Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)