Senate members stand as a ceremonial presentation of colors is done virtually on a video screen above Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's Legislature convened Monday under a large security presence because of concerns about efforts by armed groups who might try to disrupt the proceedings or occupy the Capitol, which is closed to the public due to the ongoing pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Session begins with social distancing, heightened security

An Everett man arrested as lawmakers prepared for the session, which will focus on the pandemic.

Senate members stand as a ceremonial presentation of colors is done virtually on a video screen above Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's Legislature convened Monday under a large security presence because of concerns about efforts by armed groups who might try to disrupt the proceedings or occupy the Capitol, which is closed to the public due to the ongoing pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Joe Marine and Jennifer Gregerson

Mayor vs. Mayor: Gregerson and Marine face off in Mukilteo

The job as Mukilteo’s CEO and ceremonial head pays $70,800 a year. Official filing is in May.

Joe Marine and Jennifer Gregerson
Cece Stafford arranges stock Wednesday afternoon at Alchemy Health in Alderwood Mall on December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Score some flower at the mall? New CBD store is buzzing

CBD lotions and potions are touted to treat pain, insomnia and anxiety. Owner: “We’re not a pot shop.”

Cece Stafford arranges stock Wednesday afternoon at Alchemy Health in Alderwood Mall on December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are $2 each. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

$1.2 billion, baby! Powerball and Mega Millions pots soar

Drawings are Tuesday and Wednesday. Local retailers report an uptick in sales.

Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are $2 each. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Police: Man broke into church, drank holy wine, fell asleep

An Everett man, 41, was arrested after he was found in a Cady Road church Sunday morning.

Woman allegedly stole money from her comatose mother

Prosecutors allege Jaclyn Singleton forged power of attorney and took tens of thousands of dollars.

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In Olympia today, face-to-face legislating — and protests

Here’s what’s happening on Day 1 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Kim Williams, CEO of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and Providence Northwest, will retire July 1. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kim Williams, the local Providence CEO, will retire July 1

She was born at Providence in Everett and leads the health care provider’s northwest Washington group.

Kim Williams, CEO of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and Providence Northwest, will retire July 1. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Left turns against red lights are rarely legal

A reader asked whether they are allowed. The law’s clear on when.

The Mill Creek Mavericks 16U baseball team helped raise funds and food for the local food bank. (Mill Creek Baseball Club)

Mill Creek Food Bank find support from the baseball field

Christmas House adapts during COVID, delivers gifts to thousands About 8,500 children across Snohomish County had gifts this holiday season thanks to creativity and collaboration… Continue reading

The Mill Creek Mavericks 16U baseball team helped raise funds and food for the local food bank. (Mill Creek Baseball Club)

Everett apartment fire displaces six people

The second-floor apartment fire spread to a unit above and others were damaged by smoke and water.

Snohomish County legislative districts

How to contact your state lawmakers

With a virtual 2021 session, a phone call or email will be your primary means of reaching them.

Snohomish County legislative districts
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. Taking a new direction to speed release of coronavirus vaccines, President-elect Joe Biden's office said Friday he would end the current practice of holding back vaccine doses to guarantee that people who get their first shot can also get a required second inoculation three weeks later. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

A lot more people will soon be eligible for COVID vaccine

More than 1 million statewide are included in Phase 1B, which could start in a few weeks.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. Taking a new direction to speed release of coronavirus vaccines, President-elect Joe Biden's office said Friday he would end the current practice of holding back vaccine doses to guarantee that people who get their first shot can also get a required second inoculation three weeks later. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Catholic church pays $2 million to settle local abuse cases

Two former priests at St. Michael in Snohomish were among four “credibly accused” of molesting children.

State Representative of the 38th Legislative District Emily Wicks raises hand during her virtual swearing in from her home on Friday, Jan. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Click to unmute: Legislators prepare for an online session

State lawmakers will work remotely as they tackle COVID-19, economic recovery, police reform and more.

State Representative of the 38th Legislative District Emily Wicks raises hand during her virtual swearing in from her home on Friday, Jan. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Charges: Lynnwood man, 80, was run over during daily walk

The suspect allegedly left the pedestrian to die. He later reported “unfortunate events” had happened.

Marysville teen’s dying words lead to arrests of 2 boys

Andre Hofland, 17, was shot and killed in a robbery. Two Marysville teens were arrested for investigation of murder.

President signs bill to boost mapping of landslide hazards

The bill appropriates $40 million annually for 3D mapping and disaster preparation.

Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)

Delegation Dems call for Trump’s ouster under 25th Amendment

Murray, Jayapal, Larsen and DelBene want the president removed to prevent him from inciting more harm.

Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)

Part of State Avenue to close for road work starting Monday

A quarter-mile stretch is set to close for two weeks as crews install sewer lines near Quilceda Creek.