Annual Point-In-Time survey to count the county's homeless population has been canceled due to COVID concerns.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

County to forgo half of homelessness survey due to COVID

The 2021 Point-In-Time Count will not include a survey of people on the streets, as it usually does.

Annual Point-In-Time survey to count the county's homeless population has been canceled due to COVID concerns.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off in the rain at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Boeing improperly influenced a test designed to see how quickly pilots could respond to malfunctions on the Boeing 737 Max, and Federal Aviation Administration officials may have obstructed a review of two deadly crashes involving the plane, Senate investigators say. In a report released Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 the Senate Commerce Committee also said the FAA continues to retaliate against whistleblowers.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing to pay $2.5B to settle criminal charge over 737 Max

The settlement includes money for crash victims’ families, airline customers and airlines, and a fine.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off in the rain at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Boeing improperly influenced a test designed to see how quickly pilots could respond to malfunctions on the Boeing 737 Max, and Federal Aviation Administration officials may have obstructed a review of two deadly crashes involving the plane, Senate investigators say. In a report released Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 the Senate Commerce Committee also said the FAA continues to retaliate against whistleblowers.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Initiative promoter Tim Eyman talks to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in front of the Temple of Justice at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Eyman’s legal battle with state is nearing an end

Closing arguments got under way Thursday in trial to decide if Eyman broke campaign finance laws

  • Jan 8, 2021
Initiative promoter Tim Eyman talks to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in front of the Temple of Justice at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Julie Muhlstein and her dog, Oscar, out for a walk last week at the Everett waterfront. (Contributed photo)

If the pandemic profoundly changed your life, tell us how

With the COVID-19 toll still rising, the day-to-day world of last January seems a distant memory.

Julie Muhlstein and her dog, Oscar, out for a walk last week at the Everett waterfront. (Contributed photo)
Powerball and Mega Millions combined jackpots total $1 billion in drawings on Friday and Saturday. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Powerball and Mega Millions pots can make you a billionaire

Unfortunately, the odds of winning are about 1 in half a billion. Each ticket will set you back $2.

Powerball and Mega Millions combined jackpots total $1 billion in drawings on Friday and Saturday. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Protesters square off with law enforcement officers on the front porch of the Governor's Mansion after a group of people got through a perimeter fence, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., following a protest against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The area was eventually cleared by police. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Amid riot fears, state lawmakers plan in-person session

Leaders from both sides said the state constitution requires it and that they wouldn’t be intimidated.

  • Jan 7, 2021
Protesters square off with law enforcement officers on the front porch of the Governor's Mansion after a group of people got through a perimeter fence, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., following a protest against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The area was eventually cleared by police. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Steve Brown blows on a kudu horn as he and about 200 other President Trump supporters rally in the parking lot of the 112th Street Park and Ride on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Brown referred to the horn as a Shofar, meaning "Victory". (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Aggrieved Trump supporters rally in Everett and Olympia

About 200 turned out for a rally at a park-and-ride in Everett, which was followed by a parade of vehicles.

Steve Brown blows on a kudu horn as he and about 200 other President Trump supporters rally in the parking lot of the 112th Street Park and Ride on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Brown referred to the horn as a Shofar, meaning "Victory". (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
First responders arrived to find two dumpsters burning adjacent to a home in Monroe on Wednesday. (Monroe Police Department)

4 escape early morning house fire in Monroe

A family was displaced by a fire that apparently started in two dumpsters.

First responders arrived to find two dumpsters burning adjacent to a home in Monroe on Wednesday. (Monroe Police Department)

State health officials lay out next steps for vaccines

Vaccination efforts have moved more slowly than officials would like, with the logistics complicating rollout.

Boy, 17, dies from gunshot wound in Marysville

Two Marysville teens were arrested Wednesday for investigation of second-degree murder.

U.S. Capitol Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

‘Stop this now’: Congressional delegation takes cover in D.C.

Members from Washington tweeted from inside the Capitol after pro-Trump demonstrators invaded.

U.S. Capitol Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Britt Morgan, left, who manages the Scriber Creek Apartments and twin sister Rachel Morgan, who manages the Madison Way Apartments on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Twin bridges in the challenging landlord-tenant relationship

When the rent is unpaid, property owners and lessors look to Rachel and Britt Morgan for help.

Britt Morgan, left, who manages the Scriber Creek Apartments and twin sister Rachel Morgan, who manages the Madison Way Apartments on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Rain, landslide threat prompts Sounder cancellations

Sound Transit’s commuter train between Everett and Seattle won’t resume until Monday at the earliest.

Island County considers new health officer after old one quit

The state took over COVID-19 contact tracing after an exodus of several health staffers in December.

Dr. George Diaz is vaccinated at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Friday. (Providence) 20201218

11,000 in county have received first shot of COVID vaccine

The health district is working to speed the vaccination process and get more shots into arms.

Dr. George Diaz is vaccinated at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Friday. (Providence) 20201218
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee said some COVID-19 restrictions in Washington will be eased beginning next week and the state will change its reopening plan to move from a county-based oversight system to one focused on regions. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee’s new path for reopening economy could be long, bumpy

Snohomish County’s fate is linked to King and Pierce counties. Regions can move forward — and backward.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee said some COVID-19 restrictions in Washington will be eased beginning next week and the state will change its reopening plan to move from a county-based oversight system to one focused on regions. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
James P. Doggett (Edmonds Police Department)

Wanted in Edmonds arson, man accused of gas station fire too

James Doggett is accused of burning down the Firdale Market, then trying to torch a Mount Vernon gas station.

James P. Doggett (Edmonds Police Department)

Hiker died of natural causes on Lake Serene trail last month

William Tuttle, 49, was with family at the time. He was from Mountlake Terrace.

The Rucker Renewal Project is complete but the COVID closures still hamper businesses along the thoroughfare in Everett.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Bad soil, concrete and COVID added to Rucker project costs

Change orders for the project added nearly $2 million to the project’s original $9.5 million budget.

The Rucker Renewal Project is complete but the COVID closures still hamper businesses along the thoroughfare in Everett.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A large flock of ducks fly above the recently restored wetland area of Smith Island along Union Slough on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Hunting season, new trail access open on island near Everett

New parking on Smith Island is now available, along with an annual waterfowl hunting season.

A large flock of ducks fly above the recently restored wetland area of Smith Island along Union Slough on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)