Caregiver accused of raping Everett woman with dementia

An employee found evidence of a sexual assault in an 81-year-old resident’s room in September.

Jason Dominguez (left). (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Jury finds former Monroe prison guard guilty of child rape

Jason Dominguez, a former Girl Scouts volunteer, did not testify. A jury needed less than three hours to convict him.

Jason Dominguez (left). (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)
A handful of Northwest Union Carpenter members picket in front of the new Marysville civic center construction site on the sixth day of a region wide union carpenter strike on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Carpenters union strikes a deal, and members are set to vote

Workers are back on the job with a tentative agreement that includes a 15.43% raise over three years.

A handful of Northwest Union Carpenter members picket in front of the new Marysville civic center construction site on the sixth day of a region wide union carpenter strike on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Thanks to the ADA, curb ramps have gentler slopes and road crossings that beep or click. (Herald file)

County seeking volunteers to apply to serve on ADA committee

The group provides feedback and recommendations to Snohomish County Public Works staff.

Thanks to the ADA, curb ramps have gentler slopes and road crossings that beep or click. (Herald file)
Duy Phuong Nguyen, 28, of Everett, listens to his interpreter (right) during a plea hearing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Nguyen pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the killing of Thanh Vy Ly, 20, and to two counts of first-degree assault for shooting Ly’s boyfriend and his own wife in 2020. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Shooter pleads guilty to murder, assault at Edmonds market

Duy Phuong Nguyen, 28, shot his wife’s friend, her boyfriend and his own wife at Boo Han Market in 2020.

Duy Phuong Nguyen, 28, of Everett, listens to his interpreter (right) during a plea hearing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Nguyen pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the killing of Thanh Vy Ly, 20, and to two counts of first-degree assault for shooting Ly’s boyfriend and his own wife in 2020. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A model tugboat exhibit is placed in the expansion construction of the Imagine Children's Museum Monday afternoon in Everett on September 27, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tugboat docks at its final home: Imagine Children’s Museum

The model ship is part of a new exhibit about the maritime industry and the Port of Everett.

A model tugboat exhibit is placed in the expansion construction of the Imagine Children's Museum Monday afternoon in Everett on September 27, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mike Fong (top left), Chief Recovery and Resilience Officer for Snohomish County; Jason Biermann (top right), Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management Director; and  Dr. Chris Spitters (bottom right), Snohomish Health District health officer, held a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday. (Snohomish County Health District)

Could another winter COVID-19 wave be on the way?

The top local health officer says vaccination is the primary way to avoid another coronavirus surge.

Mike Fong (top left), Chief Recovery and Resilience Officer for Snohomish County; Jason Biermann (top right), Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management Director; and  Dr. Chris Spitters (bottom right), Snohomish Health District health officer, held a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday. (Snohomish County Health District)

Seattle man wounded Monday night in Highway 99 shooting

The man, 24, was in stable condition Tuesday. The shooting is believed to be linked to a robbery attempt.

People of color from Snohomish were interviewed about their experiences leading up to and following the May 2020 protests for a new documentary produced by two Snohomish youth. (Drake Wilson)

Snohomish grads document ‘What Happened on First Street’

A documentary film about the May 2020 events in downtown Snohomish debuts on Oct. 16.

People of color from Snohomish were interviewed about their experiences leading up to and following the May 2020 protests for a new documentary produced by two Snohomish youth. (Drake Wilson)
“Black Lives Matter” buttons were distributed by UFCW 21 to Fred Meyer and QFC employees in August 2020.

Grocers at odds with workers over Black Lives Matter buttons

The National Labor Relations Board believes Kroger violated the law and is negotiating a settlement.

“Black Lives Matter” buttons were distributed by UFCW 21 to Fred Meyer and QFC employees in August 2020.
A lone white Costco shopping cart at the Woodinville Costco has achieved celebrity status first as Blanco and now Dash. It is the only white cart in the fleet of gray carts and has a cult following inside the store and on social media. (Neil Enns / Dane Creek Photography)

Lone white Costco cart formerly known as Blanco is celebrity

The only non-gray cart at a Woodinville Costco got a name change but kept its job — and its magical powers.

A lone white Costco shopping cart at the Woodinville Costco has achieved celebrity status first as Blanco and now Dash. It is the only white cart in the fleet of gray carts and has a cult following inside the store and on social media. (Neil Enns / Dane Creek Photography)

Legislative, congressional district maps get public review

A state redistricting panel will hold hearings Tuesday and Saturday. Final maps must be OK’d by Nov. 15.

Kathy Coffey, executive director of Leadership Snohomish County, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association of Leadership Programs. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Leadership Snohomish County’s annual event set for Oct. 13

Leadership Day is an annual fundraising and awards event. It will be held virtually this year.

Kathy Coffey, executive director of Leadership Snohomish County, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association of Leadership Programs. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

This panel wants to know how you would change state tax code

On Wednesday, a legislative body will hold two virtual sessions to hear the ideas of county residents.

  • Oct 4, 2021

Police: Arlington teen threatened to bomb school

The 13-year-old told a Granite Falls Middle School student she was going to die.

Crews will begin preservation work on the the Stillaguamish Bridge starting April 12. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Southbound I-5 bridge over Stilly River to reopen Tuesday

Closed since June for paint and preservation work, two of the three lanes were to be reopened this week.

Crews will begin preservation work on the the Stillaguamish Bridge starting April 12. (Washington State Department of Transportation)
A bicyclist navigates car traffic while riding south along 100th Avenue West toward the intersection with Highway 104 on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bike lanes proposal could cut two vehicle lanes in Edmonds

Two options before the City Council would reduce at least one vehicle lane along 100th Avenue W.

A bicyclist navigates car traffic while riding south along 100th Avenue West toward the intersection with Highway 104 on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Northgate Station during testing prior to opening. Light rain vehicles on the guideway and at platform. January 20, 2021.

Northgate Station now open: Fast and convenient bus connections to Light Rail are here!

Local public transit options just got an upgrade as the newest light rail station at Northgate opened on Oct. 2. Today, people traveling from Snohomish… Continue reading

Northgate Station during testing prior to opening. Light rain vehicles on the guideway and at platform. January 20, 2021.
"Marlborough Man I" by Bob Fink was taken in Papau New Guinea. He is a Huli Wigman.

3 key questions about the Schack’s postponed photo exhibit

Here are notable takeaways from our deep look at the controversy around Everett artist Bob Fink and his work.

"Marlborough Man I" by Bob Fink was taken in Papau New Guinea. He is a Huli Wigman.
Haller Middle School sixth graders work on a class project in the school’s new outdoor classroom. (Arlington Public Schools)

Back to campus but outside the walls

A new outdoor classroom at Haller Middle School in Arlington is allowing students to take a mask break and interact with each other in a… Continue reading

Haller Middle School sixth graders work on a class project in the school’s new outdoor classroom. (Arlington Public Schools)