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Deputies shoot Bothell man during domestic violence response

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with gunshot wounds. He was expected to survive.

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A school bus drives by rally before a Marysville School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Over protest, Marysville superintendent’s contract unanimously renewed

Zac Robbins inherited a district now facing a $5.9 million deficit. Dozens of parents and staff alleged a lack of transparency to fix the problem.

A school bus drives by rally before a Marysville School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kindergarteners from around the school district wait to change classrooms at Woodside Elementary School during Everett Ready, a program that helps kindergarteners get familiar with school routines on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, near Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett schools deficit shrunk by $23M following loss of 140 staff

The deficit fell from $28 million to an estimated $4.4 million, with most staff reductions coming from attrition.

Kindergarteners from around the school district wait to change classrooms at Woodside Elementary School during Everett Ready, a program that helps kindergarteners get familiar with school routines on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, near Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People look for ocean creatures during the Starlight Beach Walk on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 near the Olympic Beach Visitor Station in Edmonds, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Sea-stargazers explore low tide nightlife on Edmonds’ Olympic Beach

Over 100 visitors searched for anemones and chitons Tuesday. Volunteers said the event sparks “enthusiasm for the natural world.”

People look for ocean creatures during the Starlight Beach Walk on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 near the Olympic Beach Visitor Station in Edmonds, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
People gather to watch the Thunder on the Bay Fireworks from Legion Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett gives another shot to company behind dud of a Fourth of July

Western Display Fireworks reported the city’s fireworks failure in 2023 was the result of an “oversight from a former employee.”

People gather to watch the Thunder on the Bay Fireworks from Legion Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Law enforcement officers, firefighters and medics from Snohomish, King and Pierce counties use computers to simulate an active shooter scenario in a ballroom at Angel of the Winds Arena on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

0.3% sales tax for public safety has support of local Democrats, police

A proposed law would allow local councils to bypass voters and impose an extra tax. Snohomish County voters narrowly rejected a similar tax in 2016.

Law enforcement officers, firefighters and medics from Snohomish, King and Pierce counties use computers to simulate an active shooter scenario in a ballroom at Angel of the Winds Arena on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
As a home inspector looks over a house they intend to buy, Heather and Tyler Ferrel look over paperwork about the house on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Marysville homeowners to pay an average $818 more in property taxes

Tax bills for 2024 will shock some and delight others. Woodway, where the average home is $2.2 million, will get tax cut.

As a home inspector looks over a house they intend to buy, Heather and Tyler Ferrel look over paperwork about the house on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Leadership and executive coach Adrianne Wagner is the new CEO of Leadership Launch. Credit: Adrianne Wagner, Feb. 2, 2024.

Leadership Launch welcomes new CEO, Adrianne Wagner

The Snohomish County nonprofit mentors first-generation college bound students and students facing hardships

Leadership and executive coach Adrianne Wagner is the new CEO of Leadership Launch. Credit: Adrianne Wagner, Feb. 2, 2024.
Katie Townsend, senior vice president, marketing and communications with Seattle Kraken.

With Kraken’s help, Edmonds International Women’s Day set for March 8

It’s a two-part event this year: brunch followed by the option to attend “Women in Hockey Night” with the Seattle Kraken.

Katie Townsend, senior vice president, marketing and communications with Seattle Kraken.
Gov. Jay Inslee asks a question during a presentation and overview of Cascade Industrial Center on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘It’s just starting’: Inslee champions climate initiatives in Marysville

The Climate Commitment Act funds electric vehicle charging stations and other projects. Inslee is defending against an effort to repeal it.

Gov. Jay Inslee asks a question during a presentation and overview of Cascade Industrial Center on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Carol Perry lines bowls during league bowling at Strawberry Lanes on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 in Marysville , Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marysville bowler Carol Perry, who rolled a 163 at age 105, dies

“She enjoyed life and she enjoyed people,” said her daughter, Kathy Larsen. Her best game was 258, when JFK was president.

Carol Perry lines bowls during league bowling at Strawberry Lanes on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 in Marysville , Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lynnwood

4 juveniles arrested in suspected Alderwood carjacking

Witnesses reported their cars were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night at AMC Alderwood Mall 16.

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Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island, Washington. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20191121

Cabins at Cama Beach State Park to close indefinitely

A septic system failure forced the popular cabins to close starting Feb. 26. Visitors who had planned a trip will get refunds.

Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island, Washington. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20191121
Edmonds police officers investigate a shooting that occurred at 236/Edmonds Way Thursday in Edmonds, Washington. (Edmonds Police Department).

‘Just so sorry’: Suspect in killing of Uber driver wrote apology letter

Prosecutors charged Alex Waggoner with murder in the fatal shooting of Abdulkadir Shariff Gedi in Edmonds.

Edmonds police officers investigate a shooting that occurred at 236/Edmonds Way Thursday in Edmonds, Washington. (Edmonds Police Department).
Father Tuan Nguyen holds morning mass at Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

13 Snohomish County parishes face mergers in Seattle Archdiocese plan

Parishes in Everett, Tulalip, Lake Stevens and elsewhere in Snohomish County will combine with their nearest neighbors over three years.

Father Tuan Nguyen holds morning mass at Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Frank Walton at his sentencing hearing for the murder of Howard Benzel at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett tenant’s murder conviction tossed over jury selection bias

Frank Walton was sentenced to 18 years in the killing of his landlord, Howard Benzel. He now faces a new trial.

Frank Walton at his sentencing hearing for the murder of Howard Benzel at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The music room inside College Place Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2023. If approved, a capital bond measure on the February ballot would allow the school district to rebuild both College Place Elementary and Middle. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Edmonds School District asks voters for $700M for new schools, upgrades

For the seventh time in a decade, the district is asking voters to approve bonds and levies for upgrades.

The music room inside College Place Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2023. If approved, a capital bond measure on the February ballot would allow the school district to rebuild both College Place Elementary and Middle. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
People fish from the pier, hold hands on the beach and steer a swamped canoe in the water as the sun sets on another day at Kayak Point on Monday, June 12, 2023, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish County announces date for Kayak Point reopening

Visitors will have access to the park’s new boat launch July 1, but not the fishing pier. Kayak Point will close again Oct. 15.

People fish from the pier, hold hands on the beach and steer a swamped canoe in the water as the sun sets on another day at Kayak Point on Monday, June 12, 2023, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Tulalip Resort Casino is undergoing a two-year renovation that expands the existing casino by 70,000 square and adds design features throughout that highlight the Tulalip Tribes’ culture and traditions. Illustration depicts the casino's new center bar. (Tulalip Resort Casino)

Tulalip casino undergoing major, two-year renovation

The project expands the resort’s gaming and guest features and adds features to highlight the Tulalip Tribes’ culture.

The Tulalip Resort Casino is undergoing a two-year renovation that expands the existing casino by 70,000 square and adds design features throughout that highlight the Tulalip Tribes’ culture and traditions. Illustration depicts the casino's new center bar. (Tulalip Resort Casino)
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Edmonds rep’s bill would try to stop police from lying in interrogations

Rep. Strom Peterson’s measure aims to make statements inadmissible if police use deceptive tactics to get those statements.

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