A drawing of the giant Funko Pop! balloon depicting Baby Yoda, which will wind through the streets of New York during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Funko) 20210912

It’s OK to Pop! this balloon: Funko to join the Macy’s parade

Funko’s incarnation of Baby Yoda will float by in this year’s Thanksgiving Day event.

A drawing of the giant Funko Pop! balloon depicting Baby Yoda, which will wind through the streets of New York during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Funko) 20210912
Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix.  Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix.  Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
South County firefighters spray water into a business with fire damage at Plum Tree Plaza off of Highway 99 on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

3-alarm fire burns Edmonds strip mall; no one hurt

Flames, smoke and water damaged “pretty much every business” in an L-shaped plaza Saturday morning.

South County firefighters spray water into a business with fire damage at Plum Tree Plaza off of Highway 99 on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish man allegedly assaulted brother over vaccine

A fight over COVID-19 vaccinations ended with minor injuries, hurt feelings and one man in jail.

Three transmission lines that bring water  into Lake Stevens are being raised from their original depth so they remain accessible for public works crews as a road to Costco is built. (Everett Public Works) 20210910

Lake Stevens road work will interrupt water service briefly

Water transmission lines are being raised as part of the 91st Ave SE extension near the future Costco.

Three transmission lines that bring water  into Lake Stevens are being raised from their original depth so they remain accessible for public works crews as a road to Costco is built. (Everett Public Works) 20210910
Rescue workers continue their efforts Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at the site of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

20 years haven’t dulled the horror and heartbreak of 9/11

The remembrance here includes 2,977 American flags and a World Trade Center artifact.

Rescue workers continue their efforts Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at the site of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Sylvi performs at the Schack Art Center during the first night of Fisherman's Village Music Festival on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett music fest draws hometown and visiting artists

The Fisherman’s Village Music Festival is underway with about 50 bands and artists performing at six venues.

Sylvi performs at the Schack Art Center during the first night of Fisherman's Village Music Festival on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County woman, 25, found dead alongside U.S. 2

The case is being investigated as a suspicious death. The cause of death has not been confirmed.

One union OKs deal with state on governor’s vaccine mandate

Talks continue with other unions amid concern there might be a worker exodus ahead of the Oct. 18 deadline.

Seattle man arrested in 2004 Everett stabbing death

Police say the suspect, now 48, got in an argument with the victim that resulted in the stabbing.

A rendering of new apartments coming to Housing Hope's Twin Lakes Landing development in Marysville. (Dykeman Architects)

60 more units of affordable housing going up in Marysville

Housing Hope’s Twin Lakes Landing will house low-income and formerly homeless families.

A rendering of new apartments coming to Housing Hope's Twin Lakes Landing development in Marysville. (Dykeman Architects)
Its business as usual in spite of construction starting on the Harvey Airfield runway on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  Planes use the grass/dirt runway as the asphalt runway gets a new facelift. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Harvey Field runway gets a makeover, the first in 40 years

Aviation-related federal revenue is covering the cost. The Snohomish airport has been family-owned since 1944.

Its business as usual in spite of construction starting on the Harvey Airfield runway on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  Planes use the grass/dirt runway as the asphalt runway gets a new facelift. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Some of what was recovered pictured above: guns, body armor plates, clear plastic bags with fentanyl and yellow envelopes with heroin.

Lynnwood man sentenced to 10 years for fentanyl operation

Jose Casablanca had enough fentanyl to make over a million pills, an undercover investigation found.

Some of what was recovered pictured above: guns, body armor plates, clear plastic bags with fentanyl and yellow envelopes with heroin.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee puts on a mask after speaking at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. The governor also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Masks required at big outdoor events; vax mandates expanded

The governor’s mask order, which takes effect Monday, comes as COVID-19 infections rise and hospital ICUs fill up.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee puts on a mask after speaking at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. The governor also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Heather Van Slageren waits for a Community Transit bus to Stanwood at the Lynnwood Transit Center on September 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

As offices reopen, some former ‘super commuters’ aren’t happy

After a pandemic respite working at home, they dread resuming a one-way commute of 90 minutes or more.

Heather Van Slageren waits for a Community Transit bus to Stanwood at the Lynnwood Transit Center on September 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Two concrete footings for a pedestrian bridge sit on either side of Stevens Creek on the north side of North Cove Park in Lake Stevens. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

Lake Stevens is still at odds with state over bridge permit

The city has until Sept. 15 to undo site preparation for a pedestrian bridge over Stevens Creek.

Two concrete footings for a pedestrian bridge sit on either side of Stevens Creek on the north side of North Cove Park in Lake Stevens. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
Work to replace a culvert under Highway 9 will close the road to traffic for five days next week between Arlington and Lake McMurray. (WSDOT)

Highway 9 set for closure north of Arlington next week

Work to replace a culvert will require a detour to I-5 starting Monday until the following Saturday morning.

Work to replace a culvert under Highway 9 will close the road to traffic for five days next week between Arlington and Lake McMurray. (WSDOT)

Boy, 14, who drowned in Skykomish River was from Snohomish

Jesse Paietta was on a family camping trip on Sunday.

Edmonds woman who died in car crash is identified

Molly Lally, 34, was driving near Lynnwood when another car collided with hers.

Rendering of the proposed Community Justice Center, which would house a new jail, a misdemeanor court and the police department. (City of Lynnwood)

New plan: Lynnwood jail could include a mental health wing

The jail portion of the Community Justice Center would have 84 beds, down from 110 in the original proposal.

Rendering of the proposed Community Justice Center, which would house a new jail, a misdemeanor court and the police department. (City of Lynnwood)